fix articles 2265, saddam
The Carrot with the Stick Islamic 3rd World Grab Bag Excavations (tags)
Saddam Husein's involvement with the Iraqi Baath Socialist Party in 1955. Baathists were reported to have chapters in Lebanon, Jordan, Syria and Yemen. Baathists are described in the history text "Dictionary of the Middle East" by Dilip Hiro St> Martins Press. Baathists believe in a Pan Arab future.
Former Saddam Officers Dominate ISIS Ranks: US Recruits? (tags)
A Planner Of Saddam Hussein's Illegal Execution Running For North Carolina Supreme Court (tags)
Eric Levinson who was appointed by George Bush to oversee plans for Saddam Hussein's illegal execution is now running as a Republican for the North Carolina Supreme Court.
Longstanding US/Iranian Relations (tags)
It’s war that sells (tags)
The war on Iraq won’t be remembered for how it was waged so much as for how it was sold. It was a propaganda war, a war of perception management, where loaded phrases, such as “weapons of mass destruction” and “rogue state” were hurled like precision weapons at the target audience: us.
Creating a Pretext for War on Syria (tags)
Long Knives Target Iran (tags)
UN Monitors Spy for Washington (tags)
Ron Paul’s Non-Interventionist Foreign Policy is Most Probable Path to Peaceful Relations (tags)
The proposal by the Sen. Ron Paul for President 2012 campaign is for U.S. foreign policy to change from primarily military interventions and long term occupations to a strictly non-interventionist foreign policy without engaging in any further military occupations or maintaining overseas military bases. The Ron Paul 2012 non-interventionist foreign policy plan is for the U.S. military to be utilized for defensive operations only. Our nation’s security does not require any overseas operations in order to be properly defended in the U.S. domestically. Proper defense allows for and encourages domestic U.S. military bases to be maintained, though does not support overseas bases to be maintained.
A `Dumb War': Taking Stock of the Iraq Invasion (tags)
With its invasion of Iraq, the United States rid the Iraqi people of a tyrant. But it also broke the law and destroyed tens of thousands of lives. With the release of close to 400,000 Iraq logs by WikiLeaks and the coming publication of George W. Bush's memoir, it is time to take stock of a war that was catastrophic for Iraq and America's standing in the world.
"This War on Terror is Bogus" (tags)
Michael Meacher was environment minister from 1997 to 2003.
BUSH JR & KARL ROVE R CALLING IN MARKERS 4 POLITICAL & CRIMINAL PUBLIC RELATIONS COVER.... (tags)
DO NOT EXPECT TONY BLAIR OR GEORGE BUSH JR 2 SPEAK ILL OF EACH~OTHER STUPID ...
Groucho Marx said - those are my principles, and if you don't like them... well, I have ot (tags)
Phoney Blair said – these are my lies, and if you don’t like them…well, I have others.
Obama; Support Spain's War Crime Tribunal on Torture! (tags)
The violation of the Geneva Conventions by several Bush administration officials for their role in torture need to be transported to Spain to stand trial. Will Obama help or hinder in this effort?
How to Pursue GW Bush for War Crimes Trial (tags)
Debates about whether international community should pursue the GW bush regime for war crimes stemming from illegal detentions, torture and deception used in illegal invasion of Iraq. What is best strategy for beginning a public war crimes tribunal against GW bush, Cheney and the outgoing administration..
Reality Reloaded (tags)
"Lying means saying untruths while knowing the truth," said Franz-Josef Strauss who was a master in inventing stories and dealing with political swindling. According to this definition, Bush may not have lied since he presumably believed his own swindle.
September 11th, 2008, Seven Years Latter, and Still No Clear Answers (tags)
Seven years after the attacks on September 11th, the Bush Administration still has no clear, definitive answers for the American Public, or the world, on who actually attacked the United States, where they are, and whether or not all the Billions Spent will ever bring anyone to justice.
The Blueprint for Forward Base America (tags)
This was the plan all along, no matter how they try to dress it up.
Arnaud de Borchgrave on McClellan, Neocons & Clean Break (tags)
Arnaud de Borchgrave on McClellan, Neocons & Clean Break
Hillary Clinton from Barking Idiotic Warmonger to Jerry Lewis (tags)
The woman who changed her image.
Progressive radio host Thom Hartmann cuts off calls about the pro-Israel lobby (Mearsheime (tags)
Progressive radio host Thom Hartmann cuts off calls about the pro-Israel lobby (Mearsheimer & Walt book)
Is John Edwards an Alternative for U.S. Workers? (tags)
Millionaire trial lawyer, one time Senator, and former VP hopeful John Edwards, is now seeking the Presidency. Like the rest of the candidates, he seeks to differentiate himself from Bush and even from many in his own Party, as there is a much-deserved disgust with the political rulers in Washington. But is Edwards fundamentally any different the rest of the bosses’ candidates? Can he really represent the interests of working people? The war in Iraq is by far the biggest question on the minds of most U.S. workers. Edwards has presented himself as an “anti-war” candidate, even apologizing for his Senate vote to authorize the war, claiming to have been “misled” by the Bush administration. But let’s not forget the facts: in the march to war, the donkeys marched right alongside the elephants.
Babylon, Pride of Man ***** (tags)
In Washington, D.C., Babylon on the Potomac was found "the blood of the saints and of all who have been slain on the earth." (Rev. 18) "O God! Pride of Man, fallen in the dust again!" Quicksilver Messenger Service. Samaria's Silent Murder Epidemic addressed.
Dieback! Bel Bows Down! and PGW post *** (tags)
I declared them to you from of old, before they came to pass I announced them to you, lest you say, "My idols did them." (Is. 48:5) Re: Cornell; i.e. Big Red; i.e. ".. the Lady in Red! Take my advice, you'd be better off dead!" J. Garcia "Casey Jones"
Dieback! Bel Bows Down! and PGW post ** (tags)
I declared them to you from of old, before they came to pass I announced them to you, lest you say, "My idols did them." (Is. 48:5) (Psst!) "He's so Gad-damn stupid, he'd make a GREAT cop!"
Saddam Execution Photos Displayed at Gitmo, Says Aussie Prisoner (tags)
In a clumsy attempt to intimidate and terrorize prisoners of war at the US torture center at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, the authorities have set up displays of the execution of Saddam Hussein in the common areas of the torture camp. The story was found on the website of the Sydney (Australia) Morning Herald - Varlet
Osama Bin Laden Renamed Muqtada al-Sadr by America (tags)
Here is the inside story of what’s really going on with Iraq and Iran straight from the horse in the Godfather’s mouth.
Bungles, Ghosts and Damage Control (tags)
The Whitehouse is in damage control over the bungled execution of Saddam Hussein. The hurried execution backfired in the worst possible way; a vanquished leader should never be allowed to continue his work from the ‘grave’. Anthropologists are familiar with appeasement rituals and ceremonies for the dead, which are common to numerous cultures. In the wake of Saddam’s bungled execution these curious rituals begin to make sense.
Bush not seen Saddam execution video (tags)
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Bush has not seen the illicit video of Saddam Hussein's execution because he is focused on the "way forward" in Iraq, the White House said on Wednesday.
Saddam No "Cause Celebre" for Death Penalty Opponents (tags)
Executing Saddam will do nothing to end the chaos in Iraq. Even Saddam Hussein had a right to human dignity despite his crimes. It's a bizarre notion that this inhuman spectacle could aid the development of democracy and order in Iraq.
Bush silenced Saddam fast (tags)
SEND THIS TO OTHERS President Bush and his handlers had their puppet Iraq regime suddenly hang (execute)Iraq President Saddam Hussein, after an unfair trial which made the verdict and sentence illegitimate, late Saturday night December 30 over the New Year's weekend when Congress was closed, to silence Saddam and kill him, before the new Democrat majority Congress starts on January 2 , to prevent the new Democrat controlled Congress from possibly delaying or entirely cancelling Saddam's death sentence - and possibly obtaining information from Saddam that might make the Bush regime look bad. But Bush and his PR agebts will never admit this. The Iraq constitutuion even prohibits executions on that day, which is the most sacred holiday of Islam, The Eid. Saddam carried the Quran (Koran) Muslim Holy Book to his hanging. If Saddam was a war criminal deserving of hanging, then why not also President Bush for his war crimes in Iraq , as Commander-in-Chief, killing many thousands of Iraqis who merely tried to repel the American invasion and occupation of their country...and the thousands of Iraqi civilians who did not fight, but were killed and wouinded by American artillery, American airplane bombings, American soldiers shooting them, etc...the vast majority of this not reported by the American news media, which is owned and controllled by very wealthy people who favor the Bush regime, because it serves them, the wealthy. This unjust, war of agression was started by the Bush regime based on lies, to steal Iraq's oil and for war profits of big corporations that fund Bush's Republican Party. But the Democrats went along with it, and even ow, some of them, such as Senator Hillary Clinton still support the war. Iraq was never behind 911, did not have weapons of mass destruction, was not building a nuclear bomb, was not a terrorist state, and posed no threat to America. Iraqi's did not start killing Americans until we invaded their country to try to conquer Iraq. It is their right to defentdheir own country from American invaders. THe American government gave Saddam a lot of military support for years when he was at war with Iran, but our government was then conveniently silent about his human rights abuses, The puppet Iraq government the Bush regime controls is a poice state, which has banned news media they don;t like (government censorship) and allows government death squads to roam Iraq killin whoever they want. THe standard of living and public safety are much worse than when Saddamw as in power. At least Iraq was stable then. American never really reconstructed Iraq after the horrible damage we did by massively bombing the country for days when we started the war. America is a rogue nation, a terrorist nation, run by politiicnas who are war criminals, for the profits of the military-industrial complex that funds these corrupt, dishonest politicians. Big corporations get these war profist and banks get big money from the interest on the $2 trillion war debt. December 28 Rolling Stone magazine has a big article documenting the $2 trillion war debt we taxpayers will have to pay. Money thta should be spent instead on universal health care. Not such wars of conquest. Like the VIetnam ar when we killed about a million peole in that part of Southeast Asia, after VIetnam defeated the French invaders in 1953, then we tried to take over Vietnam and Laos and cambodia. President JOhn F. Kennedy was assassianted (apparently by the CIA, just a few months after he said he was withdrawing from VIetnam, and said he would eliminate the CIA. His bother, senator Robert Kennedy was then assassinated by the CIA (Sirhan was under hypnosis at the time so Robert Kennedy, who wa srunning for President at the time, could not become President, as then he would have the power to bring to justice the killers of his brother John F. Kennedy. Martin Luther King was killed after he publicly turned against the Vietnam war. Apparently by U.S. Government assassin. Army snipers were later revealed to have been on rooftops at the time he was shot dead. So they must have done it. Both parties, Democrats and Republicans supported the Vietnam War. Many in Congress who are Democrats and also the Republicans support this iraq war, although some Democrats in Congress oppose it. All American politiicnas know that if they oppose the military-industrial complex war machine too strongly, they too can be assassinated by it too.
Selective Justice and the Execution of Saddam Hussein (tags)
The transformation of Saddam Hussein from ally to enemy
Trial and execution of Saddam violates iraqi and international law (tags)
Do people know that the trial of saddam wa not only illegal but full of basic violations.
It is not sweet with nimble feet to dance upon the air (tags)
So said oscar, anyway
IAC Condemns Execution of Hussein (tags)
The International Action Center (IAC) condemns the Trial and Execution of Former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein; Plans for Protests Developing in Different Cities over Next Few Days
STOP THE EXECUTION OF PRESIDENT SADDAM HUSSEIN AL-TIKRITI! (tags)
Free Saddam Hussein!
Saddam's hanging (tags)
Saddam and a co-conspirator were hung this morning in Baghdad
Hang Him, hang Him Quick! (tags)
The puppet judiciary of occupied Iraq today announced that Saddam Hussein would be hanged within 30 days. Saddam is presently being tried for the mass murder of Kurdish villagers but the judiciary insisted that he MUST be executed regardless of any other proceedings. This decision is a ‘just in time’ corporate-style decision – just in time for what the uninformed reader would ask? Just in time to save America from incrimination for supplying the chemical weapons and expertise required to kill the innocent Kurdish villagers – that is the REAL NEWS of the day!
MORE TROOPS MEANS MORE GENOCIDE (tags)
Good fucking luck Democrats.
The Saddam-Hussein trial and the right of any human being to a fair trial (tags)
Not only I object the imposed death-penalty on the former Iraqi president Saddam Hussein and two co-accused, also the trial itself didn't meet the international standards regarding a fair trial
A TRIAL GIVING KANGAROOS A BAD NAME (tags)
THE CORRUPTED TRIAL OF SADDAM HUSSEIN
If Saddam Guilty, Rumsfeld Guilty (2) Tambien!! (tags)
Following Saddam's guilty verdict, we need to investigate Donald Rumsfeld as Saddam's acomplice as the knowing supplier of chemical weapons that fueled Saddam's genocide..
Saddam sentenced (tags)
The only condition is that he attack Iran again.
Saddam Hussein will be found guilty tomorrow and sentenced to die (tags)
Tomorrow an American kangaroo court will find Saddam Hussein guilty and sentence him to death. (Thats not to say Saddam Hussein isn't a corrupt thug, just that he couln't possible get a fair trial from George W. Bush. Of course George W. Hitler couldn't possiblely get a fair trial in Baghdad for murdering thousands of Iraqi citizens in an illegal unconstitutiona war, but that doesn'nt mean George W. Bush isn't a serial murderer)
"Iraqis were better off under Saddam" (tags)
All development inthe country point to the US failure in Iraq.. What we're witnessing is that victory for the US-whatever that may mean-is just an exaggerated dream.
On Terrorism and Mass Media (tags)
Reply to questions by Ms. Roselyn Beltran, BA Journalism student at the University of the Philippines (UP), for a paper on "Terrorism and Mass Media"
Journalists may run afoul of law in Iraq (tags)
So this is what bring democracy to Iraq is? It goes from a police state run by Saddam, to a police state run by an American General
Exploiting 9-11 (tags)
Bush is using the fifth anniversary to appear as the rescuer and protector of the US, freedom, democracy and civilization.. Other governments will now decry the shameless exploitation of the attacks that has made the world more insecure contrary to the mantra of the Bush administration.
BREAKING: NIGHTLY SHOCK NEWS (tags)
Tony Snow, White House Press Secretary, gave away a secret of 9-11 today in his own words. And I quote: “There was no operational link between Saddam Hussein and 9-11." (aka Al Qaeda Bin Laden.) We should remember that both Bush and Rumsfeld wanted both Udday Hussein and Saddam Hussein targeted on September 11, 2001 right after the WTC was hit. It was because both Udday and Saddam knew in advance of the 9-11 Black Op and the plan to use Bin Laden as the patsy. The evidence to back this up exists so click to see Udday Hussein’s letter to Putin (CLICK) and the Stephen Cambone (CLICK) notes.
Armitage is the Leaker, not the Story: Black Ops and War Lies (tags)
The corporate media have focused on the outing of Plame but are ignoring the real story: why was the administration so focused and intent upon destroying Plame and her ambassador husband? The answer leads to a dark crime of lies and black ops aimed at promoting a pointless war in Iraq at all costs.
Bush says Iraq had nothing to do with 9/11: Tell that to the Troops (tags)
While 85% said the U.S. mission is mainly "to retaliate for Saddam's role in the 9-11 attacks," 77% said they also believe the main or a major reason for the war was "to stop Saddam from protecting al Qaeda in Iraq." (Both False: Saddam had no ties to al-Qaeda, no role in 9/11)
A MOM'S FYI: The Bush Wars, Saddam vs Usama (tags)
Looking for evidence of GWB linking Saddam Hussein, Iraq, and 9/11? Read on.... -------------------------------
Neocon Chickenhawks: A Small Tightly-Knit Clan Part 2 (tags)
This list of intricate, overlapping connections is hardly exhaustive or perhaps even surprising. But it helps reveal an important fact. Contrary to appearances, the neocons do not constitute a powerful mass political movement. They are instead a small, tightly-knit clan whose incestuous familial and personal connections, both within and outside the Bush administration, have allowed them grab control of the future of American foreign policy.
The SHORTWAVE REPORT 6/23/06 ¡LISTEN GLOBALLY! (tags)
A weekly 30 minute review of news and opinion, recorded from a shortwave radio. With times and freqs for listening at home. 2 files- broadcast and slow-modem streaming. Free to rebroadcast. China, Spain, Netherlands, Cuba, and Russia.
Comments on Greg Palast's New Book Armed Madhouse (tags)
PALAST EXPOSES US ELECTION FRAUD, CRIMES AGAINST IRAQ AND LOTS MORE
The Petrodollar: America’s Achilles Heel (tags)
Virtual Chicano is webmaster and political commentator for Chicano Forums
Bush's CIA Pensioners Confess Their Lies (tags)
The war against Iraq was resolved as a policy. The US government was only interested in secret service information that supported this policy..Information that did not fit the long resolved war strategy was consciously ignored.
Hussein accused of genocide (tags)
Saddam Hussein has been charged for the first time with genocide, an Iraqi judge announced today. Hussein will stand trial on charges relating to the Anfal campaign against Iraqi Kurds in the 1980s. The campaign included the gassing of 5,000 civilians in the village of Halabja, but judge Ra'id Juhi said that incident was not included in the charges and would be prosecuted separately.
In the Crosshairs of Preventive War (tags)
March 2006 Update of Bush Pre-emptive War National Security Strategy Targets Iran: An Interview with Preventive Warriors director Michael Burns www.preventivewarriors.com
Iran and the US: A Fictional Dialogue (tags)
Who threatens who is clear. In 1953, the CIA overthrew our democratically elected Prime Minister Mossadegh only because he dared to nationalize the oil industry.
Civil war now US policy in Iraq and Palestine (tags)
Cheney and rumsfeld now see civil war as the only solution to Iraq and Palestine.
Hitchens on War (tags)
Christopher Hitchens – On Why We Must Win
At Last, Mission Accomplished (tags)
WASHINGTON - In a Christmas Eve message American President Bush said the holidays are a time to mourn U.S. troops who have died in overseas missions. Here is the transcript of his speech
Peace, Truth. and Ramsey Clark (tags)
Why, the question is being asked, does a high profile American defend people and causes that are not only anti-Establishment, but anti-American as well?
Rice delivers a tortured 'Rendition' (tags)
The Bushed Cabal has raised its level of outlandish lies to an "Extraordinary Rendition." The latest song by Ms. 'Chevron' Rice before a European audience was so contrived even the Imperial apologists are gasping for air.
The Lies and theTruth About the U.S. War on Iraq
SUPER TERRORISTS! 'Pollywood Studios' Latest Production (tags)
The Jordan bombing publicity has Pollywood (as in Pentagon's Hollywood) written all over it. Pollywood's favorite theme, after "THE NATION AT WAR" is "TERRORIST MASTERMINDS." The favorite script always stars a single villain, who is turned into a bogey man of superhuman proportions.
Shake & Bake: Who Would Jesus Burn? (tags)
The US has now matched Saddam, crime for crime, using chemical weapons against the Iraqi people. Coming next: Bush in the box?
Harry Reid Uncovering GOP Plot to start a war based on fake WMD Intelligence (tags)
It's been four weeks since Senate Democratic Party leader Harry Reid launched his personal investigation into the Republican plot to manipulate intelligence to trick the American people into believing Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction.
Why Democrats Support the War (tags)
Some people remain mystified as to why Hillary Clinton and other Democratic members of Congress have supported the invasion and occupation of Iraq. What’s the mystery?
Bush's Cheap Mercenaries (tags)
President Bush's unilateral, preemptive war against Iraq is the worst foreign policy decision in the history of our country. Even GW Bush's father said in his book "A World Transformed" the following: "I firmly believed that we should not march into Baghdad. ... To occupy Iraq would instantly shatter our coalition, turning the whole Arab world against us."
WHAT IF AMERICA WAS INVADED? (tags)
The comparisons between Iraq's past human rights violations are stunningly similar to the human rights violations practiced in the United States. How can the United States take the moral high ground on the international stage when they have never atoned for their sins against their fellow man in their own history?
TWICE FOOLED – SHAME ON US: THE CASE FOR IMPEACHMENT (tags)
George W. Bush stole the 2000 election and we let him get away with it. While the Democrats cried because Al Gore had won the vote, the Republicans counted their loot and planned the next heist. Crime does pay when the Justices of the Supreme Court are in on the caper, and they can’t be impeached if the crooks control the Congress.
goon support movement (formerly anti-war movement) (tags)
soldiers are not human, and hence don't deserve rights!
Nader Mulls Bush Impeachment (tags)
"The I Word" author: Nader/Zeese THE IMPEACHMENT of President Bush and Vice President Cheney, under Article II, Section 4 of the Constitution, should be part of mainstream political discourse.
Website Banned for Bush Parody (tags)
Los Angeles artist, Mark Vallen, reported the following on his web log: "Michael Dickinson has fashioned a website photomontage house of horrors he calls the Carnival of Chaos. Since 2002, with scissors, glue, and pictures torn from popular magazines, the artist has been creating vitriolic though humorous works of collage that lambaste the world's powerful - and George W. Bush in particular. The artist's latest cut and paste statement was a send up parody of what The Sun and New York Post had done by publishing photos of Saddam Hussein in his underwear… and by doing so Dickinson has become the most recent victim of censorship."
Bush's Torture Tort Reform: Don't Sue, Don't Get Sued (tags)
So why did the Bush administration go to court and oppose a judgement ordering Iraq to pay hundreds of millions of dollars in damages to 17 captured Americans tortured by Saddam back in the first Gulf War? He had to! If he’d gone along, hundreds of people tortured by U.S. forces in the current “War on Terror” could turn around and sue the U.S. government. ---------------------------------------
Who's Better Off? (tags)
I don't always agree with Ron Paul (but then who always agrees with any one individual, dittoheads excepted) but I appreciate his consistency in promoting true conservative ethics. Unlike nearly all republicans these days he doesn't merely steal the rhetoric to act as a cover for his agenda. He appears to actually believes in the ideological principles that are found so often in conservative rhetoric. As the republican party continues to fracture I think it is important to focus on individuals with some measure of integrity and honesty to contrast against the corrupt aristocrats running the government whom have not given any thought to benefiting people's lives nor shown any concern for the problems facing the people of the united states. -- tc
U.S ADMITS DISASTEROUS FLAWS IN IRAQI WMD (tags)
WASHINGTON - A damning report by a presidential commission concluded Thursday that the United States knows "disturbingly little" about nuclear and biological threats from dangerous adversaries, years after the Sept. 11 attacks and the nation's intelligence missteps on Iraqi weapons.
Demand Ramsey Clark Desist Saddam Defense (tags)
By Majdur Travail TUCSON, Feb 6.—(Al-Masakin) The news that Ramsey Clark, former US Attorney General and lawyer for the Trotskyite Worker's World Party (WWP), on behalf of the leftist International ANSWER—a WWP front group—is not only sad and misguided it is diametrically opposed to the socialist concepts of national sovereignty, self-determination, and is fundamentally hostile to all Muslims.
Iraqis vote: First step towards democracy and independence (tags)
Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes, and accordingly all experience hath shown, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guard for their future security.
Saddam Hussein, Is, Was and Always Will Be the Genuine President of Iraq (tags)
Surprise, surprise! US puppet regime in Iraq is just like Saddam (tags)
The president, at his inauguration, said America has been called to end tyranny in the world, but from the looks of Iraq, what he is spreading is torture and dictatorship.
Venezuela in the Spotlight: Lou Dobbs Show (tags)
May the new year be full of surprises! May we finally put the horse before the cart and mend our own pockets before falling to the destructive myths of unilateralism and offensive self-defense! Clif Ross is a Bay Area activist who was recently in Venezuela.
Iraqi Labor Movement Fights for Democracy (tags)
As Iraq heads for its January 30 national elections, a free, democratic Iraq is the main goal of its organized working class sector.
Anatomy of a Chomsky Smearing (tags)
Andrew Sullivan Slimes Chomsky on Real Time with Bill Maher Welcome to the world of Andrew Sullivan-- slander, slink and then hide from accountability for his own dismal, truly pathetic words.
MANY AMERICANS QUIETLY SUPPORT THE COURAGEOUS IRAQI RESISTANCE! (tags)
In the Oliver Stone Vietnam War movie "Platoon", one African American soldier says that, "The U.S. has been going around kicking everybody else's ass for so long, I know that it's about time that the U.S. got its *own* ass kicked." THAT TIME HAS COME AGAIN!!
A MOM'S FYI: THE TENET--BIN LADEN WARNINGS (tags)
Syria-S Trouble (tags)
One key to stabilizing Iraq isn't even in the country, but next door in Syria.
Iraqi child deaths : Media indifferent as unicef reports worsening catastrophe (tags)
On February 16, 2003, Tony Blair responded to the biggest protest march in Britain's history the previous day: "Yes, there are consequences of war. If we remove Saddam by force, people will die, and some will be innocent. ... But there are also consequences of 'stop the war'. There will be no march for the victims of Saddam, no protests about the thousands of children that die needlessly every year under his rule..." (Blair, 'The price of my conviction,' The Observer, February 16, 2003)
A MOM'S FYI: "The George W. Bush Wars: An Internet Primer for Dummies" (tags)
The George W. Bush Wars: An Internet Primer for Dummies
DESTROY AIPAC (tags)
WHATS WRONG WITH AMERICA? AIPAC IS WHATS WRONG WITH AMERICA....DESTROY IT!
Brief Case Study: The Demonization Of Slobodan Milosevic and Saddam Hussein (tags)
Brief Case Study: The Demonization Of Slobodan Milosevic and Saddam Hussein
9/5 Iraq: More dead in Iraq clashes (tags)
By: Iraq Watch - Peace No War Network September 5, 2004 URL: http://www.PeaceNoWar.net
Exploiting America’s Dead for Political Gain (tags)
Feminists Silent on Freedom for Iraqi Women (tags)
Deception: When Facts Aren't Real (tags)
Peanuts, French Fries, Broccoli, Homeland Security, Ho Hos, Weapons of Mass Destruction, Saddam and Al Qaeda, When Facts Aren't Real and Real Things Aren't Facts
A Conservative answers a Leftie (tags)
QUOTE America had to start a war against terror. Why? Fallacy #1. We didn’t start the war. In 1996 Osama bin Laden declared jihad against America. He asked Muslims worldwide to kill anything American. Then 15 hijackers landed planes in the middle of New York City, Washington and Pennsylvania. They started the war, we’re just going to see it’s finished.
Iraqi optimists versus U.S. pessimists (tags)
Clinton first linked al Qaeda to Saddam (tags)
Putin: Russia Gave Bush Iraq Intelligence (tags)
ASTANA, Kazakhstan (AP) - Russia gave the Bush administration intelligence after the September 11 attacks that suggested Saddam Hussein's regime in Iraq was preparing attacks in the United States, President Vladimir Putin said Friday.
Hawkish Clothes Itch Doves (tags)
What's going on in Iraq (tags)
Ambassador of Death, Right-Wing Death Squads, Drug Smuggling: George Bush's Plan for Iraq. (tags)
Right wing death squads and a hub for drug smuggling is Bush's vision of democracy in Iraq all orchestrated by the ambassador of death, Negroponte. The old Iran Contra gang are all in place once again ready to flood the streets of America and Europe with cheap heroin from Afghanistan. The Bush administration's reluctance to hand Saddam over to the interim government of Iraq maybe based not on a fear of Saddam's military capabilities but on a fear of him telling what he knows about drug smuggling.
911 Panel tells Cheney to put up or shut up (tags)
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Nearing the end of its work, the Sept. 11 commission is inviting Vice President Dick Cheney to provide any evidence he has that would show links between al-Qaida and Iraq under Saddam Hussein, a panel member said Saturday.
US Labor Against War - David Bacon (tags)
The occupation regime's war against Iraq's labour unions is yet another debunking of 'liberation' under US/UK invasion, going so far as to enforce a 1987 law of Saddam Hussein's to ban unions in state-owned plants.
Anti-Reagan Protest 611 (tags)
Leimert Park Anti-Reagan Protest
Security is Indivisible (tags)
The policy of preventive war has brought only chaos and disaster. The failure of this policy of Washington can be referred back to two errors. The first concerns the assumption that terrorism is the real sickness. The second is in overrating military weapons.
New evidence: Saddam's WMD in Lebanon (tags)
Weapons transferred to Syria before war, then to Bekaa Valley Over the last few months, the U.S. intelligence community has received new evidence a sizable amount of Iraqi WMD systems, components and platforms were transferred to Syria in the weeks leading up to the U.S.-led war in Iraq, reports Geostrategy-Direct, the global intelligence news service.
Saddam's capture revisited (tags)
On 28 March the BBC aired an "expose" revealing the identity of Saddam Hussein's betrayer, but news of this had already broken by January. And what the BBC didn't mention was that a chain of events, beginning last July, signaled the start of the dictator's demise.
How GI bullies are making enemies of their Iraqi friends (tags)
Still refusing to acknowledge a rising consensus among observers that it faces a broad-based nationalist movement, President George Bush insisted in a weekend radio address that "a small faction is attempting to . . . seize power", and his Baghdad spokesman, Dan Senor, railed against "two-bit thugs . . . despised by a majority of Iraqis". But, while the Americans kill Iraqis in the numbers that they have taken to, they will have little or no support from Iraqis - no politician or religious leader can afford such an association. Personally many find it distasteful and if they were to support it publicly, they would go through their lives fearing a fate similar to that of the US security contractors in Falluja.
Iraqis told U.S. to go from day one (tags)
What went so wrong that the US-led war to "liberate" the Iraqi people turned into the daily slaughter of the victims of Saddam's tyranny? The answer is simple: nothing has gone wrong. Despite the mythology, most Iraqis were strongly against the invasion from the start, though it has taken 12 months for the world's media to report that.
Death toll mounts in Iraq quagmire (tags)
A series of confrontational actions by the U.S. occupation triggered armed uprisings throughout Iraq in the last week, costing the lives of dozens of Americans and well over 100 Iraqis.
Conspirators of the Iraq war (tags)
A high-ranking military officer reveals how Defense Department extremists suppressed information and twisted the truth to drive the country to war.
Irag:"This is George W.Bush's Viet Nam" (tags)
Fedayeen as Vietcong: Iraqi Resistance is Rocking the Occupiers!!! (tags)
The Glorious Viet Cong of Our Era: Iraqi Armed Resistance Sending Occupiers Home in Coffins or Carrying One!!!
A Tangled Web of Lies about Iraq (tags)
The continuous succession of lies about Iraq and the ever-changing rationalizations for an immoral and illiegal war against Iraq.
GRAHAM VOTES FOR FOREHEAD (tags)
Senator Bob Graham indicated that he would rather be shot in the forehead than in the back, however I suggest an organized retreat due to the small number of troops extmated to be 150,000. This leaves us outnumbered by quite a few registered voters that support the right to bear arms.
FALLUJAH EMERGES VICTORIOUS (tags)
According to Fox news channel newswire, Fallujah residents have repeled the attack orderded by the NEW SADDAM and have forced a regime change. Apparantly, Bremer has installed a THIRD SADDAAM to keep an eye on him. I will be watching the THIRD SADDAM. ALSO news from the ONE CHINA.
TUCKER ORDERS DEAD TROOP (tags)
Tucker Carlson, of CNN'S CROSSFIRE wants to see more dead Marines. He showed a picture of a burning car and called it the desecration of US bodies. He also said that is an excuse to radomly murder 4 PERSIANS. A fabrication with the intent of murder.
What has gone right in Iraq (tags)
An anti-state communist perspective on the war (tags)
This is 2003 article about the Iraq War 2, just before it started. It's from Anarchy: a journal of desire armed. It's unusually prescient in its predictions of how the entire war will go. I post this because the journal has been criticized by some anarchistists as "primitivist", and Anarchism has been derided by the Left as everything from chaos to disruptive and unthinking. Liberals stereotype anarchists as young fashion victims, implying they are shallow. These are simplistic stereotypes at best, and fear mongering at the worst. Articles like this one below, I hope, give people pause to consider the relevance and usefulness of anti-state, anti-capitalist critique. Remember, this article was written before we invaded Iraq. So here goes. -- Just Another Anarchist
Saddam Hussein's weapons (tags)
The Collective Psychosis of the Hate-America Crowd (tags)
Mark Steyn, writing for the Telegraph, dissects the hate-America crowd currently having a nervous breakdown in the streets of London.
ALTEMAN GIGS MILLER AND THE EGLB (tags)
ERIC ALTEMAN, author of "What Liberal Media?" intellectually assasinated Dennis Miller, paid campaign staff member for the GOP, who owes Eric double pay for last night, which has prompted CNBC to give up the EGLB.
Free Saddam Hussein (tags)
The World a Safer Place? Yeah Right! (tags)
Geraldo from Baghdad (tags)
I am not a big fan of Geraldo, but I have to give him this one. He is so right about the reporters who "Report" the news.
did you know saddam was once made an honorary citizenof detroit (tags)
in 1980. An odd story, apparently true. It shows he had a brighter side. When did any president last offer to pay off a churches debt?
Perle blames CIA: no mention of OSP (tags)
in the article, the Prince of Darkness does what he does best: lies. He fails to mention the Office of Special Plans as the root of the WMD deception
Feeding the herd with an empty bucket (tags)
In my experience, you can catch a clever horse twice with an empty feed bucket. Then the animal quits trusting you. By now, the White House chicanery has grown so brazen that one would expect that even dairy cows and GOP "team leaders" would suspect that they are being had.
STUPIDITY IS ALL AROUND (tags)
Hit the theme from the old Mary Tyler Moore show. New lyric: stupidity is what's all around.
Re-evaluating Weapons of Mass Destruction (tags)
Did I hear someone say that President Bush lied, that there were never any weapons of mass destruction, and that he took us to war for his oil buddies? Well if President Bush did lie then he's in good company. Read on.
The Liars War or the Case of the Vanishing WMD's (tags)
U.S. Intelligence: Premature Extrapolation (tags)
Several of PNAC's most powerful advocates are now senior members of the Bush administration, including Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, Lewis Libbey, Vice President Cheney's chief of staff, and Undersecretary of Defense Paul Wolfowitz.
Mad at W (tags)
Why didn't he just outbid Saddam so we could invade with UN approval. You know ol' Bubba would have just taken Chirac out for a night of whoring and it all would have been cool!
Bush Planned The War In Iraq Before 9/11 (tags)
An article about Paul O'neill's allegations in regard to Iraq, and the Karl Rove connection to the war.
US has always had Saddam (tags)
Saddam -- a CIA controlled creation.
The Story Behind Saddam's Arrest (tags)
The "unheralded facts" behind the Kurdish capture, and beyond the Administration's photo-op.
U.S. mortuary sees no let-up from Iraq war dead (tags)
Nearly a month after Saddam Hussein's capture, American war dead from Iraq continue to arrive with somber regularity at the wind-swept Air Force base in Delaware that is home to the world's largest mortuary.... There, at the U.S. military's only stateside mortuary, the remains are identified, autopsied, embalmed, clothed in dress uniforms, placed in coffins and shipped to grieving relatives in the company of military escorts.
Imperialists Gloat over Capture of Former Henchman Saddam Hussein (tags)
The American imperialist butchers made clear, yet again, the kind of “democracy” they have in mind for Iraq when U.S. troops yesterday fired into a protest in support of Hussein in a town west of Baghdad, killing three people.
Iraqi Resistance Solidarity Network Dec. 27th Updates (tags)
1. Iraqi Resistance Communique 2.Iraqi Resistance Report for events from Monday 22 December through Wednesday, 24 December 2003. 3.Boycott Coca- Cola.. Buy Quibla Cola 4.Appeal to UN/ Solidarity with the Fedayeen Attacks Sent to the Iraq Resistance Solidarity Network 5.German Stand with Efforts to Fund the Iraqi Resistance!!! 6. Resistance Committee in France Stand with the People of Iraq Against Occupation! 7.In Defense of the Intifada: Discussion in the Real Objectives of the International Solidarity Movement
My Parents were victoms of Saddam (tags)
Christmas in Iraq (tags)
The 2004 ReCREATION (tags)
The 2004 ReCREATION http://pulpnonfiction.blogspot.com Picture of Saddam ReCreating Bush for the 2004 Erections.
12/23: Latest News from IRAQ - by PeaceNoWar (tags)
Peace No War Network Web: www.PeaceNoWar.net [To join the listserv, send e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org]
Media manipulations (tags)
Day three of US media coverage of Hussein's capture: no let-up in the hysteria
Saddam spit at his captors! (tags)
Let's see now. The Kurds captured Saddam, drugged him and left him in a hole to be found by the U.S. Army. Saddam spit on his captures when dragged from that hole and a G.I. then punched him. What makes me think I'm NEVER going to hear any of this on the nightly news?
Saddam was captured by Kurds, not US! (tags)
Saddam was captured by Kurds, not US! The "correspondences.org" website carries over a dozen urls for exisiting news sits now carrying this breaking story: http://www.correspondences.org/archives/000507.html
It's hard to say which was worse for Howard Dean: the capture of Saddam Hussein or Al Gore's endorsement.
Iraqi Resistance Solidarity Network Dec. 19 Updates (tags)
1.Iraqi Resistance Report Dec. 15-17 2003 2.Statement of the Arab Cause Solidarity Committee: The apprehension and incarceration of Saddam Hussein will not bring about the end of the Iraqi resistance 3.Pro-Saddam Riots Rock the World 4. Message to US Security Council: AMERICA IS WORTH NOTHING...AMERICANS ARE PIGS ON TWO LEGS 5. Iraqi town takes pride in battling U.S. army 6.Iraqi Resistance front to be proclaimed soon After the arrest of Saddam resistance will intensify and unite even more, says Jabbar al Kubaysi 7. Offical State Paper of Cuba on Resistance in Iraq 8.Rally in S. Korea against Additional Troop Dispatch to Iraq 9.U.S. Moves to Stifle Syria Accused 10."Message to the GI Mercenaries on the Further Deployment of US Troops" Published
Dispatch From Tehran's Garden of Martyrs (tags)
Families who lost children in the Iran-Iraq War react to Saddam's capture.
NION's Statement Regarding Saddam Hussein (tags)
Not In Our Name is an Anti-War group nation wide. Our LA chapter just released this statement in regards to the capture of Saddam Hussein.
The capture of Hussein, again a sleazy farce (tags)
A poorly staging á la Hollywood with date palms on scene of the asserted imprisonment which yield fruits in December although the last crop was in August. A fake like the Jessica Parker story, the rollig chemical laboratories, the nuke treatment and further shit. All for justify a illegal war of aggression, only for moronic voters and for a flying splice. Enjoy the movie 'Wag the dog' and you know how the wind blows. This U.S. regime has propagate so much featherbrained propagana lies that nobody but morons can believe them over again
Coming out from hiding (tags)
The image of Saddam hiding in a hole symbolizes the era of dictatorship, tyranny and totalitarianism in the history of Arabs, starting from the proclivity towards Nazism and fascism adopted by the nationalist groups as an ideology throughout the Arab word.
The SHORTWAVE REPORT 12/12/03 ¡LISTEN GLOBALLY! (tags)
A weekly 30 minute review of news and opinion recorded from a shortwave radio. 2 files- broadcast quality (13.3MB) and quick download (3.3MB). With times and freqs for listening at home. Free to rebroadcast. Netherlands, Spain, China, and Cuba.
Rush Limbaugh, The Neanderthal Ape (tags)
"I applaud Rush Limbaugh for being the watchdog that he is and protecting us from terrorists like Al Gore."
BTL:Saddam's Capture Unlikely to End Iraqi Insurgent Resistance... (tags)
...to U.S. Occupation. Interview with Greg Palast, BBC-TV investigative reporter, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris
Capture of Saddam (tags)
The war is between Capitalism and Islam. These are the *only* 2 ideologies today that are competing for domination. The administration and media are (plain and simple) afraid to reveal the identity of these 2 ideologies in conflict--especially Islam.
The staircase wit of this century (tags)
The U.S. remote-controlled fake president claims fair legal proceedings and death penalty for a U.S. hellhound. He has decided for a colossal bloodbath among European and U.S. politicans, his backers and himself
How to deal with irritatingly good news (tags)
Within minutes of Paul Bremer pronouncing the words "We got him" to ecstatic cheers from Iraqi journalists, there were solemn-faced experts crowding on to my television screen to proclaim that the capture was largely irrelevant, or positively counter-productive, to the present difficulties in Iraq. The very same interviewers who had once invited their interviewees to prophesy endless anarchy as a consequence of America's inability to locate this man were now asking more or less the same people if his arrest was not pretty useless after all. Or (better yet) if it might not "inflame" the situation even further.
Saddam's Capture and the Media Circus (tags)
A few thoughts on Saddam's capture, the corporate media reaction and whether or not it will diminish Iraqi resistance to colonial domination.
Bush, Sharon should share same destiny (tags)
Iran's supreme leader: Bush, Sharon ought to suffer same destiny as Saddam
Web Address To Help Dean's Campaign (tags)
Web Address to Help Dean's Campaign: http://www.deanforamerica.com/site/PageServer?pagename=emailSignup&s_oo=Uwnsw PoOSyePLhYs3lnipg..
CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY (tags)
PUBLIC TRIAL OF SADDAM HUSSEIN MAY REVEAL THE FOLLY OF USA VISION OF AND DRIVE TO WORLD EMPIRE
Iraqi Resistance Solidarity Network Update Reports (tags)
1.PFLP Militant Shows Solidarity with President Saddam Hussein 2.Anti-Imperialist Camp Rome's Iraqi resistance demo: We are tip of iceberg 3."Death to the Pigs that Live in Washington and Tel Aviv!!!"- Message Calling to increase Jihad a thousand Fold Recieved by the Iraqi Resistance Solidarity Network. 4.A.N.S.W.E.R. statement on recent developments in Iraq
Four Pillars Still Stand Pretty Tall on Bush (tags)
In response to article posted with the forced contentions made about the "pillars of bush criticism." Brother, please, stop deluding yourself just because the U.S. government found your homeless Uncle Joe.
Declassified Documents of U.S. Support for Hussein (tags)
The National Security Archive at George Washington University has published a series of declassified U.S. documents detailing the U.S. embrace of Saddam Hussein in the early 1980’s. The collection of documents, published on the Web, include briefing materials, diplomatic reports of two Rumsfeld trips to Baghdad, reports on Iraqi chemical weapons use during the Reagan administration and presidential directives that ensure U.S. access to the region's oil and military expansion.
Four pillars of Bush's critics are crumbling (tags)
CRITICISM of the U.S. effort to depose Saddam Hussein -- and the central role of Baathist Iraq in international terrorism -- has rested on four pillars.
The Same Question Remain (tags)
The apprehension of Saddam Hussein has done nothing to answer the critics
The Capture of Saddam Hussein-Editorial statement (tags)
American Freak Show (tags)
8 questions while the sappy hysterical euphoria dazzle all their mind
Thank God Saddam is finally back in American hands! He must have really missed us. (tags)
Thank God Saddam is finally back in American hands! He must have really missed us. Man, he sure looked bad! But, at least he got a free dental exam today. That's something most Americans can't get.
Resistance to occupation will grow (by Latuff) (tags)
"Now that Saddam is no longer a bogeyman to scare the people with, trade union and other mass opposition is likely to increase, complementing and coalescing with the armed opposition."
If Howard Dean Were President (tags)
Sen. Leiberman's comment this last Sunday.
AMAZING LEVEL OF DESPERATION (tags)
I can only laugh.
On the Capture of President Saddam Hussein: Resistance will Continue Until Victory!!! (tags)
Three Articles of Interest 1.Resistance Continues Despite Desperate US. 2.On the Arrest Of Saddam Hussein 3. Message From Andrew Kahn of the Proletariat Group
A plea to the trolls for accurate criticism (tags)
It was inevitable to read the news anywhere on the net today without being bombarded by ignorent snarling coming from the "Send the Dixie Chicks to Guantanamo" crowd.
US "Intelligence" and Mossad Look Down Saddam's Throat for WMD (tags)
US "Intelligence" and Mossad Look Down Saddam's Throat for WMD
TIME Exclusive: Notes from Saddam in Custody (tags)
When asked ?How are you?? said the official, Saddam responded, ?I am sad because my people are in bondage.? When offered a glass of water by his interrogators, Saddam replied, ?If I drink water I will have to go to the bathroom and how can I use the bathroom when my people are in bondage??
CHEERING MASSES CELEBRATE SADDAM'S CAPTURE! (tags)
It's worth noting that some of the FIRST demonstrations held to celebrate the capture of Saddam were organized by the Iraqi Communist Party! Who also call for a quick end to the U.S. occupation.
Saddam's checkup: Bush's misplaced priorities (tags)
The dictator is healthy, Americans are not!
When Dictator is Booted from White House America Can Rebuild. (tags)
I find it very interesting that just a few days after the American appointed governing council in Iraq votes to begin a tribunal for Iraqi war criminals even though no constitution has been ratified that could legitimize any form of Judiciary in Iraq, Saddam Hussein conveniently shows up.
A Fallen Stooge of the Rumsfield is Captured (tags)
Just to place things in context for the trolls who will spin away at the presumed capture of Saddam Hussein. It doesn't mean a thing for progressives, other than another reason why our troops should be brought home immediately and then we can end this silly and tragic song and dance with a U.N. trusteeship that returns Iraq to its own rule, not that of Haliburton.
Patriotic Gore and Power Vacuums (tags)
"The capture of Saddam Hussein does not mean the end of violence in Iraq." George 'Psychopath' Bush 12.14.3
SADDAM CAPTURED! NO MORE ATTACKS AGAINST AMERICANS! (tags)
Iraq is liberated!! No more attacks against our troops!!
Closed War Tribunal Set up on, Saddam Captured on 12/13: Coincidence? Yeah, right (tags)
Saddam always vowed to expose the depths of his dealings with the Reagan and Bush I administrations if ever he were before a world court. But there will be no world war crimes court, thanks to hasty preplanning by Bush.
Bush's Illegal War' Questionnaire (tags)
Please answer as many of the following questions as you can, and as many with a straight face as possible. Please answer quickly as you already have all of the answers.
Saddam Killed 61,000 in Baghdad (tags)
The survey, which the polling firm planned to release on Tuesday, asked 1,178 Baghdad residents in August and September whether a member of their household had been executed by Saddam's regime. According to Gallup, 6.6 percent said yes.
Editor of Kuwaiti Daily: Syria's Secret Service is Behind the 'Iraqi Resistance' (tags)
08 December, 2003 The Middle East Media Research Institute The November 1, 2003 conference of foreign ministers of the countries neighboring Iraq yielded numerous articles in the Arab press condemning Syria's pro-Saddam stance. Among the authors were editor of the Kuwaiti daily Al-Siyassa, Ahmad Al-Jarallah, and Iraqi opposition member and political commentator Dr. Riyadh Al-Amir. The following are excerpts from the articles
Building Bridges Radio - John Pilger Breaks the Silence on the War on Terror (tags)
Building Bridges: Community-Labor Report Interviews John Pilger on his new film Breaking the Silence: Truth & Lies in the War on Terror LISTEN TO THIS 28 MIN RADIO PROGRAM - CLICK INDYMEDIA LINK
Multi Lateral Matters (tags)
Why 30+ Years of Appeasing Muslim Terror Got the World Nowhere But Screwed
US Military subverts fredom of press: All the news that fits we print (tags)
Iraqis Raid Offices of Television Network from UK Guardian 11.24.3
Yes, Bush lied (tags)
Even the pro-Republican World Net Daily now Admits that Bush LIED. Impeach the Liar. There is nothing in the Constitution which authorizes the pResident to lie to start a War.
The Tyranny of "But" (tags)
Lame pretexts left wingers, KPFK, Edward Said / Chomsky and Cockburn types and their fascist buddies use to justify attacking US policy and the US military. actions in Iraq and Afghanistan. Let's not forget the NY Times Dowd and Friedman, the Times two apologists for Muslim terrorism.
The Iraq invasion has proved a gigantic disaster by almost every measure. (tags)
What has been the human cost of the invasion? The most authoritative estimate of Iraqi civilian war deaths puts the figure at between 7376 and 9178. Since the formal end of hostilities a further 2200 or so Iraqi civilians have died at coalition hands. Strangely enough, no one knows, even approximately, how many Iraqi soldiers were killed. The humanitarian group Medact recently suggested that the number might be as low as 13,500 or as high as 45,000.
The world's Biggest fuck up - ever (tags)
Can we do anything about the scum sucking lizards that are destroying this country?
Case Closed (tags)
I don?t usually do this, but a reader sent me the complete transcript of the secret memo published by the Weekly Standard, and since their web site is still off line I?m going to mirror the article here, because it?s incredibly important news. ____________________________ Case Closed From the November 24, 2003 issue: The U.S. government's secret memo detailing cooperation between Saddam Hussein and Osama bin Laden. by Stephen F. Hayes 11/24/2003, Volume 009, Issue 11
Dreamers & Idiots (tags)
Britain And The US Did Everything To Avoid A Peaceful Solution In Iraq And Afghanistan
Many Iraquis Have No Love For Palestinians, Who Were Saddam's Henchmen (tags)
a brief description of relations between Iraquis and Palestinians living in Iraq, now that the Palestinians have lost their "favored personage" status
Don't Forget these lies. (tags)
Don't forget the lies that were used to sell the Iraq War. These were more than damned lies they were deadly lies.
hush hush Richard N. Perle Secret lunch. (tags)
In January of this year, Khashoggi arranged a private lunch, in France, to bring together Harb Saleh al-Zuhair, a Saudi industrialist whose family fortune includes extensive holdings in construction, electronics, and engineering companies throughout the Middle East, and Richard N. Perle (member of 1-Council on Foreign Relations. 2-Zionist), the chairman of the Defense Policy Board, who is one of the most outspoken and influential American advocates of war with Iraq.
Arab Writer Protests Attacks On Coalition Forces (tags)
this is an open letter to Arab and left wing intellectuals protesting their continued support of attacks on humanitarian workers and Coalition forces.
An Inspector Calls: (Bush hoist by own Petard) (tags)
But we were wrong. Far from being a whitewash, Kay's report has turned out to be one of the most devastating and unflinching exposes of war crimes in world history. In damning detail, Kay has revealed the torturous machinations and evil practices of a ruthless tyrant seeking to thwart the clear will of the UN Security Council and the international community, using false declarations and crude propaganda to mask his secret plans to abet terrorism, wage aggressive war and threaten the entire world with weapons of mass destruction. Those apologists for tyranny, who for months doubted the veracity of these charges, have now been shown to be nothing more than knaves, fools, lickspittles and dupes.
The Incredible Lying BushCo (tags)
Look. There is no doubt left. Zero. None. Even many high-ranking Republicans are deeply worried over the increasingly embittered national timbre regarding BushCo's lies, as reflected in his ever-slipping ratings and declining reelectability quotient and his smug little smirky emptiness.
Robert Fisk on Iraq: This is a Resistance Movement, Whether We Like It or Not? (tags)
Robert Fisk on Iraq: This is a Resistance Movement, Whether We Like It or Not?
Bush blames Saddam Hussein for solar storm (tags)
HOW THE ANTI-WAR MOVEMENT IS BLOWING IT (tags)
Raining on a parade--or, in this case, an anti-war march--isn't likely to win one popularity contests. But somebody has got to raise the alarm. The upcoming Oct. 25 march in Washington DC is being billed as a revitalization of the movement which made history with coordinated worldwide protests against the looming US-led assualt on Iraq Feb. 15. But the new mobilization actually represents a dangerous step backwards for the anti-war forces in the US.
Imminent Threat is revisionist spin (tags)
George W. Bush never said that the threat from Iraq was "imminent." George didn't lie. It's his castigators who are lying.
Red River (tags)
Now even the blood and oil soaked mainstream media is being forced into acknowledging the truth: Bush Lied and committed a foul War Crime in the Name of this Nation.
Neophyte Gorge (tags)
The president has for the first time in months violated the all too common coincidence in political speeches of "lips moving" and "lying through teeth." He speaks the truth. Some people like George’s decisions, and some do not.
Who gassed the Kurds? (tags)
Is all the evidence we have against Saddam being a tyrant and a "Hitler" is the alleged gassing of the Kurds? Did we fall for another lie?
'I Was Protecting You From A Madman' Says Bush (tags)
"I acted because I was not about to leave the security of the American people in the hands of a madman," Mr Bush told National Guardsmen and reservists in New Hampshire. "I was not about to stand by and wait and trust in the sanity and restraint of Saddam Hussein."
Is America Fascist? (tags)
It is no coincidence that the neo-cons are worried about comparisons between their policies and those of Hitler
Yes, Bush lied (tags)
The CIA, Defense Intelligence Agency and the other U.S. spy agencies unanimously agreed that Baghdad: had not sponsored past terrorist attacks against America, was not operating in concert with al-Qaida, and was not a terrorist threat to America. "We have no specific intelligence information that Saddam's regime has directed attacks against U.S. territory," the report stated.
Re-evaluating Weapons of Mass Destruction (tags)
Can you say Flip-Flop?
Reasons for war--NOVEMBER 11--2002 (tags)
HOW QUICKLY WE ALL FORGET WHY WE ARE IN IRAQ. HEY RIGHT WINGERS READ THIS ARTICLE AND RE THINK YOUR POSITIONS....
Where's The Beef? (tags)
Where are they - I know they are out there somewhere. I know Aliens abducted them and took them to Pluto. That wiley Saddam.
Spin Cycle - No WMD's (tags)
Regardless of the spin there is only one conclusion that can be reached from an honest appraisal of the facts: Saddam had NO WMD's at the time of Bush's War, and Bush KNEW IT. He LIED.
Female U.S. Soldier Killed in Iraq (tags)
Another U.S. Soldier DEAD. Hey Mr. President... where are those Iraqi weapons of mass destruction you launched this war over?
"To Die in Iraq" (tags)
In a country run by and for millionaires, the surplus got spent. The rich got tax cuts, and the future got hocked. The environment got screwed. Bechtel and Halliburton got contracts. Religious schools got public funds. Big CEOs robbed and ran free. Good jobs disappeared by the millions. Bankruptcies and child poverty set new records. Big Oil did just fine, thank you.
A US Federal Judge Reports on Iraq (tags)
This is a report by Judge Don Walter, a recently retired federal district judge from Shreveport. He was ask by the US Dept. of Justice to go to Iraq to help them restore their judicial system. He has made several reports of this type since going there.
Pax Americana/Bushs Folly (tags)
From UK Guardian: Iraqi resistance to foreign occupation enjoys great popular support
Howard Dean: Assclown (tags)
None of the Democrats has the guts to come out and demand that U.S. forces turn tail and run when the going gets tough. If only one of them had the courage to demand cowardice like a real Democrat!
Robert Fisk: Iraq's occupiers suspected of losing touch with reality (tags)
Robert Fisk: Iraq's occupiers suspected of losing touch with reality
THE LAST TRUTH (tags)
The Last Truth
More Bush Lies exposed :no smallpox in Iraq (tags)
LOOKS LIKE EVEN MORE LIES HAVE BEEN EXPOSED TO THE BRAINWASHED MASSES. Top American scientists assigned to the weapons hunt in Iraq found no evidence Saddam Hussein's regime was making or stockpiling smallpox, The Associated Press has learned from senior military officers involved in the search.
Colin Powell's Shameless Behavior (tags)
In spite of decades of despicable behavior by the United States toward the Kurds, Colin Powell visits Halabja, the site of a poison gas attack by Saddam Hussein, and expresses condolences. The history of why this is so hypocritical.
"Report From Baghdad" Part Two--Security (tags)
This is a part two of the six-part series "Report form Baghdad" by Pacifica Radio KPFK Los Angeles Reporter Lee Siu Hin's July 2003 trip to U.S. occupied Iraq, to commemorate 6-months commemoration of U.S. invaison of Iraq (Sep 20), and to understand the future of Iraq. To view the entire series, please visit: http://www.actionla.org/Iraq/IraqReport/index.html
Could Tony Blair look at the internet now, please? (tags)
Why is the British Prime Minister the only person who seems to be unaware of the US hawks' agenda.
War in Irag far from over (tags)
Ann Coulter nails liberals (again) (tags)
Another great article from America's leading political commentator, the great Ann Coulter. She once again exposes liberals for what they really are.
Saving face, losing a war (tags)
"Bring 'em on," the man said. He is not a brave man, but he plays one on television. When it came his turn to fight in a war, he hid behind Daddy. Then he had another drink and hid from the National Guard. Then he had another drink.
Next Stop: Lebanon (tags)
The Bush Junta and company's tirade would be getting old at this point, if it weren't for the thousands of innocent people getting needlessly slaughtered.
US Before the Third Iraq War (tags)
The US has not learned from comparable situaitons in the past that `the best military victories cannot win the peace'.. The belief that Saddam Hussein's overthrow alone would win the `hearts and minds' of the Iraqis was a grave error.
40 lies of Bush the Bastard (tags)
Look at what I found @ Portland IMC.
Iraqi oil pipeline blown up (tags)
"The Iraqi people will welcome us with open arms" Think again.
Iraq Isn't Working (tags)
When ex-Iraqi soldiers demonstrated outside Bremer's office at the former Presidential Palace, US troops shot two of them dead. When Falujah residents staged a protest as long ago as April, the American military shot 16 dead. Another 11 were later gunned down in Mosul. During two demonstrations against the presence of US troops near the shrine of Imam Hussein at Karbala last weekend, US soldiers shot dead another three. "What a wonderful thing it is to speak your own minds," Lt-Gen Sanchez said of the demonstrations in Iraq last week. Maybe he was exhibiting a black sense of humour.
Bush Press Conference: "I Am A Lying Homophobic War Criminal" (tags)
pResident Bush took responsibility for his lies in the state of the union speech in January where he made his case for a war on Iraq. He also expressed his disdain for gay marriage, and lied about the outlook for the economy. Abusing his power to make the case for war makes Bush a terrorist under the Patriot Act.
Massacre in Iraq - 11 civilians killed by U.S. troops (tags)
U.S. Army soldiers remove two destroyed vehicles from the scene of a massacre in the Al Mansour suburb of Baghdad, Sunday July 27, 2003. U.S. troops searching for Iraqi fugitives raided a house in an upscale Baghdad neighborhood on Sunday and witnesses said up to 11 civilians had been killed when occupation troops fired on cars on nearby streets (photo REUTERS/Chris Helgren)
Another G.I. killed and U.S. troops fire on crowds in Kerbala (tags)
The war grinds on. Another G.I. is killed in an overnight guerrilla attack. Meanwhile, occupation troops fire on Iraqi civilians who are trying to keep soldiers from advancing on the Imam Hussein mosque. Two Iraqis killed and the mosque left pockmarked with bullet holes (Reuters photo show U.S. soldier pushing an Iraqi man on the streets of Kerbala). George... where are the weapons of mass destruction?
Ann Coulter exposes liberal hypocrisy (again). (tags)
Ann exposes the hypocrisy of the Democrats on Uday & Qusay, the war, etc. After years of defending Clinton, liberals love the piquant irony of calling Bush a liar.
A Telling Comment by Michael Rivero (tags)
Michael Rivero, Webmaster at Whatreallyhappened.com, had a very pungent and telling comment on the News Coverage of the assassination of Saddam's Sons.
The Deaths of Uday and Qusay (tags)
In this handout picture from the U.S. Army made available Wednesday, July 23, 2003, flames erupt from the building supposedly housing Saddam Hussein's sons Uday and Qusay in Mosul, Iraq on Tuesday, July 22, 2003 (AP Photo/US Army, Robert Woodward)
Saddam 'supporters' vow revenge (tags)
BBC Monitoring , based in Caversham in southern England, selects and translates information from radio, television, press, news agencies and the Internet from 150 countries in more than 70 languages.
Bush Lies (amsellem) (tags)
cartoon © 2003 by charles amsellem. activists may reproduce for non profit use only. all other rights reserved
The ugly truth of America's Camp Cropper (tags)
There were no rules for the American jailers.
Locals chant slogans in support for Saddam Hussein at the site of Tuesday's shootout that left four Iraqis dead including Saddam's sons Odai and Qusai Wednesday, July 23, 2003, in the town of Mosul, 280 miles, 450 kilometers north of Baghdad, Iraq. Two American soldiers were killed in ambushes in Iraq on Wednesday, denting any U.S. hopes that the deaths of Saddam's sons would snuff out a guerrilla insurgency against occupying forces.(AP Photo/Wally Santana) .... And now, the resident of the United States.
Excerpts from Oct 02 Nat'l Intelligence Estimate on Iraqi WMDs (tags)
he following article contains excerpts from the October 2002 National Intelligence Estimate that the Bush administration war criminals claim justifies their bloody mass murder of the Iraqi people in the recent War in Iraq.
CNN: Saddam's Sons Confirmed Dead; Bush, Blair, Cheney Still At Large (tags)
CNN is reporting that Saddam's sons,Qusay and Uday, have been killed by U.S. troops. Still unconfirmed is whether the Pentagon is lying again. Meanwhile, war criminals Bush, Blair, Cheney, and Rumsfeld are still at large.
The Dishonesty Of the President (tags)
Face it Bush is a lying sack of oderiferous fecal matter deposited by a male bovine. In short he is a lying mass murderer who makes Jeffrey Dahmer look like small time. His lies have killed more people than Ted Bundy, Jeffrey Dahmer, Jack The Ripper, John Wayne Gacy, ...
Nobody Wants Saddam Back (tags)
Nobody wants Saddam back (except perhaps Matt, Diogenes, X, Meyer, and Sheepdog). The author is an Iranian journalist and author of 10 books on the Middle East and Islam.
Bush Deserves To Be Impeached (tags)
Thanks to Bush's blundering, nearly 50% of U.S. Army combat units are now stuck in a spreading guerrilla war in Iraq , costing $4 billion US monthly, that is becoming the biggest, most expensive, and bloodiest foreign mess since Vietnam. This when the U.S. is threatening military action against North Korea.
Most callers say president misled nation (tags)
"I can fill your editorial pages with comments on 'who to believe' but will simplify my response to this week's Sound Off by borrowing a quote from Groucho Marx," she said. "'What are you going to believe, what we tell you or what you see with your own two eyes?'"
GOP's Double Standard On Presidential Lies (tags)
As the dying goes on, Bush has yet to prove the existence of Iraq's weapons of mass destruction. He now admits to using bad intelligence in his State of the Union address that Saddam Hussein was trying to purchase uranium in Africa for nuclear weapons.
Little Caesar's Quicksand (tags)
On C-Span radio the other morning, I heard a Vietnam combat veteran earnestly worrying that our troops in Iraq might be "hand-cuffed." He had heard a rumor about rubber bullets that upset him. Another caller made the point more angrily "For every American who gets killed, they should take 20 Iraquians (his term) and hang them from lamp posts." This, he explained, is how the Klingons from Star Trek would handle it.
Gen. Wesley Clark Says White House Pushed Saddam Link Without Evidence (tags)
Sunday morning talk shows like ABC's This Week or Fox News Sunday often make news for days afterward. Since prominent government officials dominate the guest lists of the programs, it is not unusual for the Monday editions of major newspapers to report on interviews done by the Sunday chat shows.
Pattern of Corruption (tags)
More than half of the U.S. Army's combat strength is now bogged down in Iraq, which didn't have significant weapons of mass destruction and wasn't supporting Al Qaeda. We have lost all credibility with allies who might have provided meaningful support; Tony Blair is still with us, but has lost the trust of his public. All this puts us in a very weak position for dealing with real threats. Did I mention that North Korea has been extracting fissionable material from its fuel rods?
Nothing Left To Lie About (tags)
With BushCo reaming the nation on just about every possible front, is implosion imminent?
The Other Bush Lie (tags)
"The conclusion, then, is inescapable. The cadre of cheerleading hawks -- both inside and outside the administration -- who led the United States to war 19 months later had decided within 10 days of the terrorist attacks that 9/11 should be used as the pretext for Hussein's removal, even if there was absolutely no connection between the two."
PUBLIC DOUBT GROWING QUICKLY AS BUSH'S WAR STORIES UNRAVEL (tags)
"American forces are living in a shooting gallery, and it's likely to get worse as the insurgents exploit the growing hostility toward the occupying troops." Bring em' on says the Deserter Chicken Hawk.
Blair losing power, GW's next (tags)
The controversy over weapons of mass destruction seems likely to continue for Tony Blair. Now the Leader of the House has admitted the Prime Minister has a 'particular problem' with public trust.
Massive Security Breach (tags)
"America’s top spy catcher quit in the midst of a secret investigation into how Saddam and Osama bin Laden obtained state-of-the-art U.S. spy software." So, what did he find out that revolted him so much that he quit?
The Arrogance of Power (tags)
We are now, I believe, at the beginning of a long-delayed Washington political drama.
The Fictitious Symbor of a Fictitious War: Private Lynch (tags)
The rescue of Jessica Lynch defined the Iraq war - and now defines what it was not, writes Malcolm Knox.
Ex-Officials Dispute Iraq Tie to al-Qaida (tags)
``There was no significant pattern of cooperation between Iraq and the al-Qaida terrorist operation,'' former State Department intelligence official Greg Thielmann said this week.
Iraqis Call For Self-Rule (tags)
Iraqi notables critical of US plans to appoint a ruling council call for an interim administration.
Say It: This Is a Quagmire (tags)
On the day U.S. soldiers occupied Baghdad, draped the American flag over Saddam Hussein's statue and pulled it down, 103 GIs had died in the Iraq war. The number killed since that supposedly triumphal moment on April 9 may double in this coming week, in a war that an American general now admits is ongoing.
From the September dossier to yesterday's backtrack: a truth-spotter's guide (tags)
Since the Trolls have no shame, like any hired flunky, they will probably dis this, but that's OK. Bush and Blair are still LIARS.
War Dictatorship (tags)
"The US attacked Iraq. The US dictated this war to the whole world. They showed they considered nothing but their national security and their national interests.. This war dictatorship is the dictatorship of arbitrariness and unpredictability."
Riddle As U.S. Spy Chief Quits (tags)
The official reason given for Redmond's abrupt departure was "health reasons." But stunned colleagues in the Homeland Security department in Washington, where Redmond had his office, insist the former Associate Director of the CIA was in perfect health.
Grisly Death Enrages Anti-U.S. Town In Iraq (tags)
The circumstances surrounding the death of the man, identified by a hospital official as Ibrahim Himoud, were unclear. Iraqi witnesses said U.S. troops brought him to the hospital and said he was shot after running a checkpoint. They also said a second civilian was killed.
Trust Is Important (tags)
Lying, directly or indirectly, is a mortal sin for a public official in a free society. It erodes trust, which is the glue that holds society together. And it is entirely unjustifiable. When I was flacking for politicians, I always told my clients they had two, and only two, choices if asked a question: tell the truth or say "No comment." It was part of my agreement from the get-go that I would give them the best advice I could, but I would never, under any circumstances, lie for them.
War Dictatorship (tags)
"The US attacked Iraq. The US dictated this war to the whole world. They showed they considered nothing but their national security and their national interests.." Translated from the German in Utopie kreativ, May 2003
CIA: Seven Months Before 9/11, the Agency Said Iraq Posed No Threat to the US (tags)
Contaiment Was Working
The ANSWER coalition is not your friend (tags)
A Crack In Bush's Facade Growing WMD Scandal (tags)
Bush lied about the weapons of mass destruction. He lied to us, the United Nations, and the soldiers he sent to die in Iraq. Bush's apologists defend his attempts to sell this obscene war as mere spin, but claiming certain knowledge of something that doesn't exist is hardly a question of emphasis. It's time to stop wondering where the WMDs are.
The Voices in Bush's Head (tags)
Burning Bush? Our President Claims That He Is Gods Messenger: Bush said: "God told me to strike at al Qaida and I struck them, and then he instructed me to strike at Saddam, which I did"
Bush's bogus war (tags)
I thought it would be an interesting comparison to pair together the following two articles. Interesting how the spin changes when the lies become too exposed.
U.N. Panel Reports No al-Qaida-Iraq Ties (tags)
Another Shill argument bites the dust. No proven link from Hussein to Al-Qaida. Shockeroonie!
The Road to Coverup Is the Road to Ruin (tags)
US Senate Floor Remarks - June 24, 2003 Mr. President, last fall, the White House released a national security strategy that called for an end to the doctrines of deterrence and containment that have been a hallmark of American foreign policy for more than half a century....
Democrats helped Bush lie about Iraq's (tags)
Key Democrats joined along with the Bush to help him spread the lies about Iraq's "WMD" capabilities
Libertarians say hearings into Iraq's weapons program are pointless (tags)
"Do we really need a congressional hearing to discover that politicians are adept at using words as weapons of mass deception?"
Why let facts get in way of a perfectly good war? (tags)
This goes out with a big dose of PAXIL to all you Stockholm Conservatives.
The Democrats' WMD fraud (tags)
The exposure of the continued lies put forth by the anti-American leftist shills.
What Are Little Boys Made Of? (tags)
Lights, camera, action; live footage shows the military kicking down an isolated farm house door ordering the terrified peasant family, the elderly grandparents, little children and parents to kneel in the dirt their hands behind their backs. I feel sick and ashamed that the power-might-and untold blessings of my country, are being utilized in the subjugation, humiliation and terror towards people we've announced such altruistic concern for. Operation Iraq Freedom resembles Operation Bloodlust-Might Makes Right.
WMD lies no surprise (tags)
If you seriously believed the Bush administration that Iraq posed an immediate threat because of its weapons programs, or that Saddam was intimately connected with al-Qaeda, you richly deserved your deception.
Now They Tell Us. (tags)
How much of what the Bush Junta said was there justification for war was true. Paul Wolfowitless has said it was a consensus reason. How nice. What this means is that it is not the real reason.
Weapons claims fitted US plans, says Wilkie (tags)
Andrew Wilkie, formerly with the Office of National Assessment, also accused John Howard of repeating false claims about Iraq trying to buy uranium from Niger so that he could be a player on the world stage. Mr Wilkie said both governments had ignored warnings from their own intelligence agencies that the US was intent on deposing Saddam Hussein for "strategic and domestic reasons".
Rise of the Apologists (tags)
Apparently the more natural function of public intellectuals, at least most of them, is to explain the ways of power to the uninformed and perhaps unthinking public at large ? or in more cynical terms, to serve as apologists for those in power. In the wake of a certain amount of criticism of the Bush administration over the issues of "weapons of mass destruction" ? a misnomer from the get-go in that it lumps nuclear weapons with chemical and biological weapons that are difficult to use tactically and create less actual mass destruction than some artillery barrages ? Bush apologists are coming out of the woodwork.
Irag-Two months after the fall-A Vietnamese trap for the coalition forces (tags)
Fibbing It Up at Fox (tags)
Fox's protracted apologia is that despite promises of evidence of current weapons of mass destruction (WMDs) by the Bush Administration, the evidence has been ambiguous at best. Unfortunately for the network, I’ve been keeping a scratch diary of their reports since the war began.
THEY IMPEACH MURDERERS, DON'T THEY? (tags)
Cast you votes online to impeach Bush. Go to this web site to impeach Bush online: http://www.officialspin.com
Am I still An Unpatriotic Traitor? (tags)
Am I still an Unpatriotic Traitor? That's what you called me when I said let the inspections play out, let them continue. But no, you said "enough was enough". You told me Saddam was building this apocalyptic arsenal. He had VX and Sarin and Anthrax and Mustard Gas and Salmonella and The Cooties. You told me was capable of launching a biological attack at the drop of a hat. You told me he presented a clear and imminent threat to my security. You told me to gift-wrap my house in Saran-wrap and Duct Tape.
America helps Iraq print "new" Saddam money (tags)
The likeness of Saddam is on the new money. "The Americans got rid of the old regime, so why are they printing the same currency?" Mudafar Mahdi, a businessman, asked Wednesday.
Persian Gulf of Tonkin (tags)
"Mr. Bush was having trouble selling the War, so Mr. Powell showed our 'non-proof' to the United Nations in a much-hyped made-for-TV Adlai Stevenson 'Cuban Missile Crisis' moment, but the pansy cowards REJECTED US! "
The gang that couldn’t think straight (tags)
Now some U.S. lawmakers are calling for congressional hearings to find out whether the Bush Administration truly did overhype the threat posed by Iraq. Republican Sen. John Warner, chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee and a former secretary of the Navy (as well as one of Liz Taylor’s ex-husbands), has said his panel will take part in such a probe. But somehow House Majority Leader Tom DeLay thinks this is all unfair.
Ex-Official: Evidence Distorted for War (tags)
The Bush administration distorted intelligence and presented conjecture as evidence to justify a U.S. invasion of Iraq, according to a retired intelligence official who served during the months before the war.
Lies the Government Told Us Part 2 (tags)
The Bush Junta's Tangle Web of Deceit (tags)
Here they are the liars in their own words with their lies saved for posterity. Let them spin and obfuscate but the record of their lies exists. Forward this follow up on this and don't let people forget it. BUSH LIED! OVER AND OVER AND OVER AND OVER AND OVER...
The Troops Are Afraid To Go Out At Night (tags)
What he meant, I think, was that it wasn't safe for American soldiers after dark. Hours later, I went out in the streets of Nasiriyah for a chicken burger and the Iraqis who served me in a run-down cafe couldn't have been friendlier.
Lights! Camera! Rescue! (tags)
We do want to feel good, to believe that we are good. We want to be seen as virtuous liberators, not conquerors. Yet these two signature stories from the invasion of Iraq are, in fact, too good to be true.
Lights, Camera, Rescue! (tags)
Reposted because the last time it was posted it got spammed to death.
GREENSPAN REPORTEDLY BRIBES AND AIDS BUSH IN GOLD SWINDLES, Part One (tags)
In clandestine meetings, over a period of months, the reportedly genuine documents were turned over to our research and investigation group by government officials clearly in an inside position to possess and confirm such data.
Lights, camera, rescue (tags)
Everybody is lookfing for a figleaf a way to "feel good" about killing a few thousand people and taking their resources. "Saving Private Lynch" was made to order for "good War PR". Another Bush Junta LIE.
'I simply don't believe the whole thing was a lie' (tags)
"In the Iraq debate, my conscience was overruled by loyalty but I doubt I'd vote the same way again. The sole reason I backed the government amendment was because we were given very clear indications there were weapons of mass destruction and that these could be used against neighbouring countries. As far as I'm concerned, that was the only legitimate reason for going to war.
WMD just a convenient excuse for war, admits Wolfowitz (tags)
The Bush administration focused on alleged weapons of mass destruction as the primary justification for toppling Saddam Hussein by force because it was politically convenient, a top-level official at the Pentagon has acknowledged.
More myths, misconceptions and unanswered questions about the war in Iraq (tags)
In the wake of the war in Iraq, a number of questions have arisen about events during the war and Iraq's alleged possession of weapons of mass destruction and ties to Al Qaeda. As in our earlier columns about the Iraq debate, this article is intended to deal only with claims that have been addressed definitively or near-definitively in the public record. It is our hope that this column will serve to clarify some of the key issues being debated in the aftermath of the war and correct some of the most pervasive myths in circulation.
But Georgie you said it was over? (tags)
George says Combat is over/we won/I'm /watch me ride on a jet WHEEEEEE. The Generals say "the war has not ended. US is still fighting Saddam forces"
Weapons of Mass Destruction: Who Said What When (tags)
Simply stated, there is no doubt that Saddam Hussein now has weapons of mass destruction. Dick Cheney August 26, 2002 Right next to Oil Wells eh Dickie?
Wars yet to come - a fascinating Story (tags)
These two paragraphs from the full article are intro enough. The myth of easy American victory will be used in the worst possible ways for years to come and you'll need this for future reference and discussion.
Oh, What A Tangled Web Bush Weaves (tags)
But the CIA was correct in warning the White House and Pentagon that Iraq would turn into a tar-baby for the U.S. This is precisely what is now happening. Iraq is in chaos and near-anarchy. U.S. occupation forces have so far been unable to form even a puppet regime, as was done in Afghanistan.
Victims of the peace decide Americans are worse than Saddam (tags)
Sabrir Hassan Ismael, a mother of six, held her three-year-old daughter Zahraa in the cell that is now their living room and bedroom, and cried: “Look at me; look at my family. We live in prison. We can’t buy food because we don’t have money. We have no gas to cook.
Sen Byrd: Gulf War illegal (tags)
"There is ample evidence that the horrific events of Sept. 11 have been carefully manipulated to switch public focus from Osama bin Laden and al-Qaida, who masterminded the Sept. 11th attacks, to Saddam Hussein who did not.
Wolves and Sheep (tags)
The truth is blowing on the winds of change, and the dust of another adminastration will be rubbed from between the toes of the children...
THE PROJECT FOR THE NEW AMERICAN CENTURY (tags)
MoveOn Bulletin Friday, May 9, 2003
So he thinks it’s all over... (tags)
George Bush has announced the end of the war. But try telling that to the Shias and the Badr Brigade, says Robert Fisk
Impatient Justice (tags)
Congratulations. We've just won the wrong war.
Claims and Allegations and Still No Signs of Iraq's Alleged Weapons of Mass Destruction (tags)
Is the Bush administration sufficiently challenged or so blatantly confident that they do not feel obligated into producing such evidence that justified an invasion into Iraq?
Iraqi "intelligence documents" likely planted (tags)
The problem with these documents is that they are being provided by the U.S. military to a few reporters working for a very suspect newspaper, London's Daily Telegraph (affectionately known as the Daily Torygraph" by those who understand the paper's right-wing slant).
WOLVES AND SHEEP (tags)
The Orwellian aspect, of course, was an American press that can no longer lay even the scarcest claim to being journalists, and its complete merger with the Department of Defense, specifically Central Command (CENTCOM).
Revealed: How the road to war was paved with lies (tags)
On nuclear weapons, the British Government claimed that the former regime sought uranium feed material from the government of Niger in west Africa. This was based on letters later described by the International Atomic Energy Agency as crude forgeries.
The evil genius of empire: Will Iraq arise again? (tags)
The Iraqi people are rising from the ashes once again, it is the story of 5,000 years of civilization, conquest and national liberation.
But wait a minute GWB sez we won. (tags)
WASHINGTON -- President Bush will soon declare an official end to combat in Iraq, White House officials said Friday, previewing an address that also will outline his plans to rebuild the war-torn nation and sustain the global war on terrorism. http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/national/apwashington_story.asp?category=1151&slug=Bush
Short-sighted U.S. Foreign Policy Spells Trouble Ahead (tags)
Myopic and lacking in considerable fore-sight, the Bush Administration did little to establish and implement a creditable US Foreign Policy in Iraq.....
Don't Blame the Killer (tags)
Blame the US. . . Further Instructions: Quickly denounce this article as the work of the Corporate Media. . . preferrably Foxnews. Carry on.
The history of Runsfeld and Reagan's alliance with Saddam. (tags)
The U.S., having decided that an Iranian victory would not serve its interests, began supporting Iraq: measures already underway to upgrade U.S.-Iraq relations were accelerated, high-level officials exchanged visits, and in February 1982 the State Department removed Iraq from its list of states supporting international terrorism.
Tales Of Terror Under Saddam's Regime Emerge (tags)
"Our first goal is to tell as many people as we can what has happened to their missing relatives," Edrisy said as he stood among the documents. "We need to show if people were prisoners or, if they were killed, where they are buried. "Then we want to punish those who have done this."
The Two Antiwar Movements (tags)
It’s the same old cultural Marxist claptrap. Their West Coast gig, which Justin Raimondo of Antiwar.com recently reported, was filled with speeches that had nothing to do with Iraq or our international situation and more to do with such things as "transgendered people’s" rights.
'I deserted Saddam's army' (tags)
Iraq had a huge army, but only a fraction of its soldiers were killed or captured during the war. Hamed Nissam was one of those who took off his uniform and simply melted away.
Response to Marc Cooper (tags)
Marc Cooper's cynical screed in last weeks LA Weekly is crushed by Carole LaFleme's analysis. This letter was rejected by LA Weekly. Cooper would rather attack those against the war rather than those perpetrating the crime.
The U.S. Occupation and the Resistance In Iraq (tags)
U.S. TROOPS OUT OF IRAQ!
Impact of Iraqi defeat on Islam (tags)
In the hundreds of interviews of Muslims throughout the Islamic world, one thing came across loud and clear. It was much more important to them that the Iraqis defeat the U.S.-UK infidel invaders than it was for a ruthless tyrant to be removed and the horribly oppressed Muslim brothers of Iraq liberated.
CIA's Golden Victory - US Bribed Iraqi Military Leaders (tags)
General Maher Sufyan, the head of the Republican Guard, was allegedly spirited away from the Al Rasheed airstrip, in south-east Baghdad, to an unknown location, according to the French newspaper Le Monde and the leading Arab news channel Al Jazeera.
CIA infiltrated and used Human Shields in Iraq to take down Saddam (tags)
From the beginning, the heads of the American Central Intelligence Agency followed a plan to use the work of agents posing as "human shields." The CIA chiefs used peace activists in America carefully and systematically.
Iraq "war" to last "3-5 years" (tags)
It ain't over yet, and even when it ends, it still won't be over ( see http://newamericancentury.org )
So where are they, Mr Blair? (tags)
Not one illegal warhead. Not one drum of chemicals. Not one incriminating document. Not one shred of evidence that Iraq has weapons of mass destruction in more than a month of war and occupation
Practice to Deceive-- Chaos in the MiddleEast is not the Bush hawks' nightmare scenario-- (tags)
"In short, the administration is trying to roll the table--to use U.S. military force, or the threat of it, to reform or topple virtually every regime in the region, from foes like Syria to friends like Egypt, on the theory that it is the undemocratic nature of these regimes that ultimately breeds terrorism. So events that may seem negative--Hezbollah for the first time targeting American civilians; U.S. soldiers preparing for war with Syria--while unfortunate in themselves, are actually part of the hawks' broader agenda."
Shi'a Will To Power - Downfall of Bush, And The Neocons? (tags)
ronically, the Bushites will eventually regret getting rid of Saddam Hussein. In short order, Iraq will turn from a Ba'athist dictatorship into a Muslim theocracy.
Why the anti-war movement was right (tags)
Clear and present danger? Quick fall of Baghdad proves that might makes wrong
Finally Free to Speak, Iraqi's Raise Their Voices (tags)
Thanks to George W. Bush, Donald Rumsfeld, and the US Military Iraqi's are free to gather and debate the issues without fear of imprisonment or death.
For Iraqis - No Liberation, A New Colonial Oppression (tags)
At night on every one of the Shia Muslim barricades in Sadr City, there are 14 men with automatic rifles. Even the US Marines in Baghdad are talking of the insults being flung at them. "Go away! Get out of my face!" an American soldier screamed at an Iraqi trying to push towards the wire surrounding an infantry unit in the capital yesterday. I watched the man's face suffuse with rage. "God is Great! God is Great!" the Iraqi retorted.
Letter from France (tags)
a letter from a friend in France
Fisk: For people on streets, not liberation but a new colonial oppression (tags)
Fisk: For People on the Iraq Streets, Not Liberation but a New Colonial Oppression
The Spoils of War: Winners and Losers (tags)
Bill O'Reilly assesses the winners and losers from the Iraq war
The Anti War Crowd Has Some Explaining To Do! (tags)
Instead of sending "human shields" to prop up a dictator who ordered the rapes of his enemies, they will send people to help with the reconstruction. Instead of whining about their lost civil liberties here at home whenever they get arrested for blocking traffic, they will offer support for the creation of real civil liberties in Iraq, where until very recently the meekest whisper against Saddam would result in an amputated tongue.
How America Lost The War (tags)
We need, first of all, to get our terms straight so as to achieve a sense of clarity regarding the issue of America's moral standing on the matter. Saddam Hussein was not defeated. He was not overthrown, bested, beaten or destroyed. Saddam Hussein was fired, relieved of his position by a nation that hired him for a dirty job way back in 1979.
What did the war accomplish? (tags)
"What "threat"? When did Saddam ever utter any such threat? And what weapons? This weekend, Iraqi general and chief scientist Amir Saadi said after surrendering that Iraq has no such weapons, which is what he said before the war. Maybe there are some even he doesn't know about, but there's no trace of them so far,..."
Saving Private Lynch Pt2. What Really Happened. (tags)
"We agreed to stay in one room, not to intervene," Hassan said. The soldiers broke down several doors in the hospital before locating Lynch, and then went to the back of the hospital to recover the remains of nine U.S. soldiers buried in shallow graves. Eight of them, from Lynch's unit, were killed in the same ambush.
U.S. Troops kill 10 Iraqi demonstrators (tags)
U.S. "Liberation" troops fire on a crowd of demonstrators in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul... killing at least 10 and injuring 100. Meanwhile, at the US-sponsored talks near Nasiriyah on the formation of a new government... 20,000 protested the U.S. invasion, chanting "No to America. No to Saddam."
Did US Allow Saddam To Flee? (tags)
BAGHDAD -- Did US intentionally allow Saddam Hussein to flee from Iraq to Syria for a final destination in Russia after a last minute bargain with Moscow to capture the capital of Iraq without fighting?
How the CIA found and groomed Saddam Hussein (tags)
While many have thought that Saddam Hussein became involved with US intelligence agencies from the 1980 Iran-Iraq war, his first contacts date back to 1959 when he was part of a CIA-authorized six-man squad tasked with assassinating then Iraqi prime minister General Abd al-Karim Qasim.
U.S. military protected Baghdad's Oil Ministry from being ransacked (tags)
While most other public buildings in Baghdad have been left unguarded, the huge Oil Ministry headquarters on Palestine Street has been ringed by more than 70 US troops and protected by up to a dozen or more armoured personnel carriers
Proof U.S. Media Staged Statue Event in Iraq (tags)
This article provides absolute proof that the U.S. Military and the U.S. media conspired to fake an event in Iraq and broadcast it around the world. There were NO large crowds of Iraqis around when U.S. marines pulled down the statue of Saddam Hussein.
US wants to impose sanctions on Syria! Call your Rep!!!! (tags)
US wants to impose sanctions on Syria with new legislation! Tell the US that they can't traffic the world with their unilateral actions! Write, call, etc... your congressman!!!
Chalabi's goons present to topple Saddam statue for press (tags)
Who died and made Chalabi the new 'god' of Iraq, with the power to determine the future of both the Iraqi nation and the oil that they depend on for their future? Allow a free and truly democratic (internationally monitored) election take place in Iraq and let the Iraqis decide whether or not they want this Chalubi as the next dictator of Iraq and whether or not to keep their oil nationalized for 'the benefit of all the Iraqi people' or whether they want the profits pouring into the pockets of American oil robber barons.
Stories Of Looting And Despair Abound In Baghdad (tags)
Leila Jeneen, Baghdad wife and mother "I am so angry with them [the Allies], so angry for what they put us through these past few weeks. If they come I will drink a cup of their blood. I am still shaking from the bombardment."
Noam Chomsky Appearance 4/6/03: "Freedom is not a right, it's a legacy" (tags)
Ask a group of politicos on any side of the spectrum, and love or hate him, one would be hard pressed to find someone who doesn't know the name Noam Chomsky. Some call him an "America-hater." Some call him "Saint Noam." At Agape last Sunday, he was welcomed like a movie star. And in his unassuming yet unequivocably rich oral tradition, Noam Chomsky spoke of the American legacy
Secret Bechtel Documents Reveal: Yes, It Is About Oil (tags)
Titled "Crude Vision: How Oil Interests Obscured US Government Focus on Chemical Weapons Use by Saddam Hussein," this report traces an intense effort by Reagan officials in the mid-OE80s to win Hussein's approval for a $2-billion oil pipeline to be built by Bechtel, running from the Euphrates oilfields in southern Iraq westward to Jordan and the Gulf of Aqaba. A key player in that effort was Rumsfeld, then the CEO of Searle drugs, the giant phramaceutical company.
DON'T THINK IT'S ALL OVER (tags)
After all, if the Americans under the leadership of George Washington rose against British occupation, why does anyone think the Iraqis will be different?
VOA Reports Baghdad Not Taken (tags)
As the reports develop the war whoops of victory are turning to Whoops!
Saddam Hussein has been spotted! (tags)
Saddam Hussein has been spotted shaking hands with Donald Rumsfeld, who didn't seem to have a problem with the Iraqi dictator killing his own people back in 1983.
Freedom’s Bell & Iraq’s Smoking Guns (tags)
1. Weapons-grade plutonium 2. Biological weapons 3. Chemical warheads 4. Al Qaeda links 5. Terror toxins 6. Salman Pak What else is there? What else matters? The doubters no longer have a shred of evidence to support their case against forcefully removing Saddam Hussein from power.
US says flag incident was a 'coincidence' (tags)
It was, by any measure, an astonishing coincidence. As the biggest statue of Saddam Hussein in Baghdad was pulled down "spontaneously" in front of the world's media, the Stars and Stripes which flew on the Pentagon on 11 September was at hand to be draped over its face.
Vandals of the 21st Century (tags)
American flag draped on Saddam statue flew over the Pentagon on September 11, 2001 (tags)
More evidence that this "historic event" was staged by the Pentagon to manipulate public opinion
Why the Left will never put its hands up (tags)
Being a leftist means you never have to say you're sorry.
The War by Eduardo Galeano (tags)
"Who elected him president of this planet anyway?..Would we elect a president who was deaf to the population?" from: http://www.zmag.org
Sh'ite leader assasinated in Iraq (tags)
Sh'ite leader Abdul Majid al-Khoei... a leader favored by the U.S. occupation, has been killed.
Smack a Leftist with your Sandal (tags)
Leftism dies with Saddam
Is Jubilation In Iraqi Streets Whole Story? What Comes Next? (Flashpoints Analysis) (tags)
Dennis Bernstein hosts three scholars to discuss recent events in Iraq and what comes next. mp3 of program segment attached. Runtime: 28:55, and 6.8 megs. Access to full program stream (lower quality) in real audio too
there's no stopping them now (tags)
wednesday evening.... the third week
photos from saddam statue were propaganda: they were false. (tags)
photos from baghdad seem to show thousands and thousands of Iraqis tearing down the statue of Saddam. However, BBC photos reveal that there were at most only a couple hundred people there and that includes US troops!
"Bearing Witness" (tags)
The war critics were right -- not in the way they expected.
Baghdad- a second Beirut ? (tags)
ARABS IN SHOCK AND DENIAL (tags)
The best quote is the one from the Egyptian cabdriver. Such brotherhood in the Arab world
I hope we have done the right thing...I am optimistic, but very nervous.
I GUESS SYRIA IS NEXT. (tags)
Just heard that Saddam supposedly fled to Syria.
The truth has been seen by some of us.
Jailed Iraqi children run free as Marines roll into Baghdad suburbs (tags)
"There were parents running up, so happy to have their kids back." "The children had been imprisoned because they had not joined the youth branch of the Baath party," he alleged. "Some of these kids had been in there for five years."
The War by Eduardo Galeano (tags)
"Who elected him president of this planet anyway?..Would we elect a president who was deaf to the population? Would we elect a man incapable of hearing any but the echoes of his own voice?" from: http://www.zmag.org
Saving Private Lynch' And Other Tales (tags)
It seemed that, every time I flipped between CNN and MSNBC, they were telling and re-telling "Saving Private Lynch," that archetypal, blonde-in-peril, made-for-TV movie coming to a ratings sweeps period near you. (And doesn't Saddam Hussein make the perfect Oil Can Harry, tying the pure-hearted heroine to the railroad tracks?)
The Battle For Iraq Has Just Began: The People of Iraq Will Fight (tags)
Things are getting ready to be very complicated.
EXECUTION CAMP! (?) (tags)
Saturday's television "news" was filled with the story of an Iraqi "execution camp" having just been found by U.S. forces. Every single news channel referred to the "grisly find", describing the "mutilated human remains" as proof that "something evil" had happened at the site. Alternately called a possible "death camp", "execution camp", and "torture center", the corporate media did their best to make the facility look like a Nazi concentration camp liberated by the Allies.
U.S. Troops Get Drinks, Warm Welcome in Iraq Town (tags)
AZIZIYAH, Iraq (Reuters) - Cheering Iraqis handed out soft drinks and offered cigarettes to U.S. Marines on Saturday, warmly welcoming the troops and making throat-slitting gestures at pictures of President Saddam Hussein.
RESIST DESPAIR: Paul Street (tags)
War has begun. Do mourn. DO ORGANIZE.
Reports of airport assault premature (tags)
8.00am SADDAM HUSSEIN INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
So far we have no information (tags)
Not embedded reporters get captured or simply killed! By evil Saddam? No, by nice Americans: 'So far we have no information !' the usual statement (this time by Powell)
Potential "plant" site for chemical weapons found. (tags)
US ground troops have found underground facilities at Baghdad airport.
Arabs Sneer At US 'Iraqi Freedom' Label For War (tags)
Commentators in the region say the name Operation Iraqi Freedom, apparently meant to win over public opinion, has backfired to become grist for sarcasm and scorn as word of the wounded and the dead flows from Arab television channels.
LEGEND ARNETT JOINS MIRROR (tags)
THE reporter sacked by American TV for telling the truth about the war is joining the Daily Mirror
Brave Administration Willing to "Pay A High Price" In US Lives (tags)
It is comforting to know that our brave administration is willing to pay a "high price" in the lives of our sons and daughters to have their war.Referring to nights in World War II "when we'd lose 1000 people", he added: "There will come a time maybe when things are going to be much more shocking."
U.S. Troops Kill 7 Iraqi Women, Kids (tags)
Article from cbsnews.com
Senator Robert Byrd (tags)
Robert Byrd, 85, the oldest and longest-serving man in the US Congress, last week (March 19, 2003) denounced his nation's march to war. Byrd, a Democrat from West Virginia, was first elected to the Senate in 1958 after six years in the House of Representatives. This is an edited version of his speech.
The Logic of War (tags)
This is an essay which discusses the goal of reducing terrorism in the context of Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Our soldiers are the best people of our nation who risk their lifes (c)Bush: They are the best paid killers of our nation - 'I do my job, I got paid for it' (soldier at live-interview cnn)
Human shields-turned-hawks (tags)
They arrived as Saddam apologists willing to die for the despot—but they left Iraq weeks later with changed hearts and a determination that Saddam must go. Many of the human shields who had arrived with much fanfare to “stop” the United States and Britain were swayed by the strongest supporters of Saddam’s ouster: the Iraqi people.
TRYING TO HELP (tags)
A little help for the confused.
Washington hawks under fire for ignoring advice (tags)
BRITISH and American intelligence badly miscalculated the level of resistance that coalition forces would encounter in Iraq.
Uprising is a mirage in Iraq’s deserts (tags)
Southern Iraq is rising against the coalition forces and not against -- as US forces would want the world to believe -- Saddam Hussein’s regime.
Gulf States May Be Next: British MP (tags)
So this is the kind of thing that goes on behind their oaths of secrecy eh?
What You Aren't Being Told About Iraq (tags)
Remember all those "intelligence sources" who promised that Iraqis would be cheering as the U.S. and U.K. armies rolled into Basra or Nasiriyah or any major town in southern Iraq? Apparently, in day 7 of the invasion of Iraq, these intelligence sources and their data are proving to be fallible.
GORE REPEATS THAT SADDAM MUST GO (tags)
GORE REPEATS THAT SADDAM MUST GO. U.S. Vice President Al Gore told Iraqi opposition leaders that Saddam Husseyn "must be removed from power,"
Bush Encouraging Shiites to Rise Up (tags)
Please comment on the above scenario
Poll Question: Are 'Anti-War Protesters' and 'Saddam Supporters' one and the same? (tags)
Anti War Protester = Saddam Supporter?
Hey War Dudes, Lighten Up! (tags)
Art needs to work a little harder.
Hey Dudes Lighten Up! (tags)
I'm fed up with those soft trendy vieodgraphic cyber-circulars.
Reuters: British source says unaware of any Basra uprising (tags)
"We don't know anything about a Basra uprising," said a British military source in Central Command in Qatar.
Rumsfeld Masks Civilian Deaths in Basra With Unlikely Explanations (tags)
The Bush Administration is looking for ways to blame civilian deaths in Basra caused by its bombing campaign there on anyone but themselves.
The Overthrow Of The American Republic - Part 30 (tags)
Where lie the Buried Bodies?
MORON MAJORITY (tags)
Now it's official: most Americans are idiots.
THE ONE AND ONLY REASON WHY BAGHDAD BURNS (tags)
"Its about oil" everyone always says. Tired old argument with statistics for AND against it. Just bear with me. The truth is so simple.
Questions, Questions (tags)
Why do we say that Saddam tortures people when the U.S. has now condoned torture of even the children of suspected terrorists? Why does the Bush administration say they are liberating the Iraqi people, when even on the streets of Baghdad a person can buy guns, ammo...drive without a license, etc?
Missile after Missile (tags)
Robert Fisk in Baghdad
Report From Baghdad by Robert Fisk (tags)
There was a thrashing of tracer on the horizon from the Baghdad air defences – the Second World War-era firepower of old Soviet anti-aircraft guns – and then a series of tremendous vibrations that had the ground shaking under our feet. Bubbles of fire tore into the sky around the Iraqi capital, dark red at the base, golden at the top.
Ex Friends - Casualties of the War (tags)
I'm shocked at some of my friends!
Even more rightwing hypocrisy (tags)
The Freeper hero Dick Cheney. Saddam appeaser and criminal.
Greens Call Bush Indictable for War Crimes. (tags)
"To announce that there must be no criticism of the president, or that we are to stand by the president, right or wrong, is not only unpatriotic and servile, but is morally treasonable to the American public." (Roosevelt) Please repost on other US Indymedia sites.
AMERICA THE GREAT (tags)
AMERICA IS SO INNOCENT... NOT
How Bad do you have to suck to lose a popularity contest with Hussein? (tags)
OF the 535 members of Congress, only one has a son or daughter in the armed forces! If you really want to stand up for America, send your daughters to Kuwait and let them don chemical warfare suits. And let's see every member of Congress with a child of military age also sacrifice their kids.
First Casualties (tags)
So far, 1 dead 14 injured, but how many more on the way? No one is going to give us the real numbers.
Rebuttal to a fighter pilot (tags)
A co-worker forwarded to me a letter written by a fighter pilot stationed in Turkey. I added my comments and sent it back to her.
Anti-war demonstrators wear blinders (tags)
The Iraqi nation is like a man who is kept captive and tortured by a gang of thugs. The anti-war protesters turn a blind eye.
Iraq Crisis Hour By Hour (tags)
Notice in particular 1743. This is basically an admission that the war has nothing to do with Saddam Hussein or Weapons of Mass Destruction® (The White House 2001).
Chomsky on War (tags)
No To War
Who is going to crush the Kurds? (tags)
After just listening to the Bush speech on Monday evening, and his appeal to Iraqi Republican Guard units to give up without a fight, I am led to ask the question, 'Who is going to crush the Kurds of Iraq' after Saddam is gone from the scene, and the answer would appear to be the Republican Guard, if they should be turned by the Americans.
The Rot at the Center of the Empire (tags)
Of course, given the administration’s almost desperate attempt to find a “smoking gun” that will convince people to support the killing of tens of thousands more innocent Iraqi people in order to effect a “regime change” in Iraq, one possibility is that U.S. officials simply didn’t look too hard or too closely at the fake evidence before citing it as another excuse to invade Iraq.
Iraqis would support war to overthrow Saddam, says survey (tags)
Secretly conducted study finds backing for US-led attack, while plans to tarnish extremists in friendly nations are revealed
Support Saddam? (tags)
SADDAM WHAT A PIECE OF WORK
Thousands Of U.S. fatalities expected in Iraq (tags)
Military experts are quietly warning that the impending war against Iraq will likely yield a high U.S. death toll.
Weapons of Mass Deception (tags)
In the year and a half since September 11 the Bush administration has been waging an aggressive military campaign against real and perceived enemies, coupled with a public relations campaign to win the "hearts and minds" of the world. In Afghanistan, at least, the military campaign has shown some success. The public relations campaign, however, has been an embarrassing failure.
Watching anti-war protests with pain (tags)
By Adil Awadh. Adil Awadh, an Iraqi doctor, worked in a military hospital in Iraq from 1994 to 1996. He is an independent member of the Iraqi National Congress and lives in the Washington area. Published March 9, 2003.
BREAKING - BRITAIN BACKING OUT OF IRAQ WAR (tags)
It looks like the Protests have forced Phony Tony into an advance to the rear. A million protesters might have had a little to do with it.
Iraqi troops already surrendering (tags)
Have you heard about this in U.S. media? of course not. This won't be a war, it will be a massacre.
Bush Sr. Warns Son Over Unilateral Action (tags)
"This war is for Daddy" - how much legitimacy does he have now, when even "Daddy" says it's a bad idea?
Refuting The Top Ten Most Annoying Anti-War Cliches (tags)
Refuting The Top Ten Most Annoying Anti-War Cliches
Anybody Got a Light? (tags)
Top 31 Bush - Iraq Lies: A Reference For Seekers of Truth So many lies have been spread by the Administration and their minions that it is hard to keep track. I suppose that’s part of their strategy. Overwhelm the opposition and the public with so much misinformation that the truth will never be clear. They can then press forward in an ambiguous cloud of fear and “what if?” scenarios.
This war came from a think tank (tags)
As far back as 1998, ultra right US think tanks had developed and published plans for an era of US world domination, sidelining the UN and attacking Iraq
Before the Storm (tags)
With the WAR comes the lies...
Letter to G W
WOLFOWITZ-LIBBY-PERLE-FEITH = AUTHORS OF IRAQ WAR (tags)
"In 1996, Richard Perle, now a Pentagon adviser, and Douglas Feith, now a Rumsfeld aide, helped write a report about how Israel could transcend the problems with the Palestinians by changing the "balance of power" in the Middle East, and by replacing Saddam. "The hawks saw their big chance after 9/11, but they feared that it would be hard to sell a eschatological scheme to stomp out Islamic terrorism by recreating the Arab world. So they found Saddam guilty of a crime he could commit later: helping Osama unleash hell on us."
Going Off to War Supplied With Lies (tags)
Doubt everything. Trust nothing. Believe nothing. Governments and the media messengers are lying now and were lying then, as witness this small sampling of the lies by omission and commission told by the American government through the press over the last 65 years.
The Peacenik Top Ten (tags)
A look at the ten most popular objections to war and some common-sense responses to them.
Revolution of Consciousness on Long Beach City Council (tags)
In a few short weeks, the anti-war members of the Long Beach City Council have begun to speak out, while the pro-war members have fallen silent.
13 myths about war in Iraq (tags)
This piece was created by the entire 13myths.org team, using an online collaborative process. Email: email@example.com. 13myths.org is a project of Organizers' Collaborative; for more information, visit organizenow.net.
Was I That Stupid? (tags)
accessnorthgeorgia.com | March 4, 2003
Unanswered questions for Diogenes (tags)
C'mon soothsayer. You always seem to vanish when any questions come up.
Libertarian Party Speaks Out Against The War (tags)
From the Libertarian Party Website: Source article at http://www.lp.org/press/archive.php?function=view&record=630
From the Libertarian Party Website: source article at http://www.lp.org/press/archive.php?function=view&record=630
My Fellow Americans (tags)
Bush turns the corner in response to demands from the left.
Top of the Fold (tags)
"National defense is one of the cardinal duties of a statesman." --John Adams
'Pro-War' Movement Springs Into Action (tags)
"We decided we can't sit idly by while President Bush's agenda, specifically his continuing efforts on the war on terror, specifically Iraq ... while they ... Democrats, the left wing and Hollywood ... conduct a well-coordinated, well organized, well-financed effort to undo the president and really to destroy him, because that's their goal," David Bossie, president of Citizens United, told Foxnews.com.
Full text of Bush speech, with comments (tags)
Full text of Bush’s Feb. 26 speech to the American Enterprise Institute (comments in parentheses).
The Facts About Rebellion (tags)
Which political leader made war on his own people, killing 262,000 of them, burning their cities, destroying their food supply and placing the survivors under military occupation?
CNN: Hilarious question as CBS' Rather prepares to interview Saddam (tags)
Dan Rather is interviewing Saddam Hussein I guess or something.. funny questions http://home.netscape.com/
Their Morals and Ours (tags)
More Bush lies - US and UK hid evidence Iraq WMD stocks were already destroyed (tags)
Newsweek has obtained documents proving the US, UK, and UN knew in 1995 that Iraq had destroyed its WMD stocks. This new information needs to become part of the international debate, together with all the other "evidence" against Iraq that has proven false.
Breaking News! US, UK, UN Covered up evidence that Iraq destroyed its WMD! (tags)
The Bush administration has quoted extensively from the debriefings of Iraq's most famous defector, but neglected to reveal that those debriefings confirmed that Iraq had in fact destroyed all its WMD stocks. This could totally destroy the US case for war against Iraq!
National Review Magazine drops a steaming turd (tags)
A classic example of the compelling propaganda of the right wing, is found in this excellent piece from National Review Magazine. A real tear jerker as an Iraqi civilian begs to be saved from Saddam, and the right wing, good hearted things that they are, agree to slash welfare and food stamps to raise the 80 billion required to save them. Real classic stuff. Could even split the left if anyone is stupid enough to forget that Saddam was another one of their clients, but perhaps this is a sign that the right wing has reformed their ways.
Anti-War Leader Launches Campaign to Impeach Bush (tags)
(CNSNews.com) - A former U.S. attorney general has drafted articles of impeachment against President Bush and three other top administration officials as a means of preventing the U.S. from advancing a "first strike, potentially nuclear preemptive war" against Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein.
Read and learn more... (tags)
Read and learn...
Toronto Star Column Hints at a Staged 9/11 as Pretext for War! (tags)
Roll over Chomsky, Corn and Albert! This one's dedicated to those self-proclaimed "anti-conspiratorialists" who won't even hear of the possibility and the REALITY of government/corporate/military conspiracies. Hats off to Landsberg for breaking the code of silence in the official press! Her subtle allusions to the events of 9/11 are to be commended.
Answering Moral Blackmail (tags)
Are millions of Canadian, American and In the midst of worldwide protest against an impending war with Iraq, the Bush Administration and its allies have trotted out their trump card...
Peace Activists Aren't Appeasers (tags)
Are millions of Canadian, American and European peace marchers "appeasers" because they want Iraq disarmed by means other than war?
Bush: Anti-war protests no deterrent (tags)
GW says that anti-war protesters are allowed to express their opinion, but it is of no importance to him.
Bush Calls Protests "Irrelevant" (tags)
Dubya tells millions worldwide to get stuffed.
The United States of America Has Gone Mad (tags)
America has entered one of its periods of historical madness, but this is the worst I can remember: worse than McCarthyism, worse than the Bay of Pigs and in the long term potentially more disastrous than the Vietnam War.
Staggering London Demo versus staggering hypocrisy (tags)
Tonto Blairs expensive education may have taught him how to spell the words hypocrisy and Morality but he sure as hell does not what they mean.
SADDAM: I WON THE HEART AND MIND OF THE WORLD (tags)
NO TO WAR YES TO SADDAM, this what people chanting all over the world, it is the MOTHER OF ALL VICTORIES. Saddam Hussein.
The Wonders of Bushonomics (tags)
"...we face the worst hiring slump in twenty years; production as measured by the GDP minus government is falling; the deficit is ballooning; oil and gas prices are soaring even as retail and travel sectors slash prices; and all of Europe is clearly falling into recession. What's a government to do? Why, go to war, of course."
A message for those who protest to prevent war against Saddam (tags)
A message for those who protest to prevent war against Saddam
Germans consider Bush more dangerous than Saddam (tags)
Bush is considered more dangerous to world peace than Saddam, according to a recent poll of German citizens.
The Left is Morally Bankrupt (tags)
U.S.-blaming, anti-war left is morally bankrupt
IF THEY WANT A WAR, LET'S GIVE THEM ONE (tags)
This is the text from an San Francisco Bay Area anarchist anti-war flyer.
Tape shows bin Laden OPPOSES Hussein (tags)
"If bin Laden is effectively calling on Muslim Iraqis to overthrow Saddam ... how then can the U.S. administration use this message to prove Saddam and al-Qaeda are linked?" -- Snip from article
Let's Call Bush on his Bogus Terror Threats (tags)
The resistance is growing to the mind numbing propaganda from sources like CNN...
Let's Call Bush On His Bogus Terror Threats (tags)
Bush elevated the color-coded terrorism threat level to orange last week in response to the possibility of a chemical or biological attack. Ridge told reporters the other day the terrorism alert issued last week is "the most significant" since 911. "The threat is real," he warned. Yeah, right.
Flashpoints Feb 11: Tony Benn just back from Iraq; Iran the next target? (tags)
KPFA Flashpoints Radio Feb 11. 2003 - Famous British Labor MP Tony Benn just back from Iraq, interviewed Saddam.. a wide-ranging Bernstein interview with Benn, a survivor of WWII, who tells how Churchill ordered poison gas dropped on the 'uncivilized' Kurds of Iraq - Is Iran the next Britain/ US/ Israeli target?
Introducing... the new "Leader" of Iraq! (tags)
The internal US Government debate over whether to go to war "is over"... and the new US imposed leader for Iraq has been choosen.
TECHNIQUES OF DECEIT: HOW BUSH LIES (tags)
A good job of clearly demonstrating the lies put forth by Bush to stage his Master's War of Conquest.
Air Strike Would Succeed, Ground Invasion Is Excuse to Kill Civil Rights Activists (tags)
Civil rights advocates have become the target not of a military attack, but of traitors within the military who hope to execute civil rights activists by placing them on the front lines in Iraq.
My Fellow Americans (tags)
A peace and love message from townhall.com
Dear Mr and Mrs Citizen (tags)
The kind of thing you can expect to find in your mailbox soon enough...
Manifetso on the Imperialist War against Irag (tags)
Open Letter to Saddam (tags)
War torn Democrats (tags)
These Democrats want to have it both ways. If the war goes well -- a lot of them voted for war with Iraq, didn't they? But if the war does not go well, many of the very Democrats who voted for the war resolution will have emerged as leading spokesmen for the anti-war position. A vote for the war, surrounded by Neville Chamberlain foot-dragging, is a fraud.
Fortune Magazine: After Sadam (tags)
"A prolonged, expensive, American-led occupation is also plausible, one that could turn U.S. troops into sitting ducks for Islamic terrorists, a la Lebanon in the 1980s."
War, Ignorance, and Disinformation (tags)
To what degree do people actually make their decision to support or oppose Bush's War based on actual facts? How many base their conclusions on propaganda perpetuated by the PressWhores?
What the Iraqi people are thinking (tags)
It is morally repugnant that people walk in marches across Western cities calling, essentially, for the Iraqi people to be kept in their collective jail with their tormentors.
Has Al Qaeda Infiltrated the White House? (tags)
It's painfully obvious that someone in the White House is lying. Are we really supposed to believe that there is a connection between Al Qaeda and Iraq? Oh come on, I know I'm not that stupid, are you?
An Anti-War Message From an American Muslim (tags)
An anti-war message.
Full Text of Speech by Sen. Ted Kennedy on 1/29/03 (tags)
Full text of speech by Sen. Ted Kennedy (D.Mass) on 1/29/03
A very wryly humorous perspective on the Deserter In Chief's State of the Union.
Bush's state of the union speech-The die is cast (tags)
An Appeal by the Spanish Students Union to Stop Imperialist War (tags)
Words from a Great Anti-War Speaker (tags)
NO ONE is more opposed to the proposed US war in Iraq that this man. . . Saddam Hussein. See what he has to say:
Iraqi Nuclear ENERGY Authority??? (tags)
What. . . are the Iraqis afraid they'll run out of OIL???
The Message from the Bush Camp: 'It's War Within Weeks' (tags)
· Washington now concentrating on timing · State of union address to 'turn up the heat' · Blair faces nightmare scenario over war decision
Analysis of ANSWER and NION (tags)
Written by Michael Albert of Z Magazine and Stephen R Shalom
Daily Mirror (UK) publishes leaked British military plans to seize Iraqi oil (tags)
British troops will seize control of Iraq's oilfields under a secret invasion plan already agreed with America
No More Blood For Oil (tags)
How many more innocent Iraqi's must suffer and die in Saddam's torture pits for the sake of FRENCH OIL INTERESTS???
Chew On This My Leftist Comrades (tags)
TheStranger.com January 21 2003
GREENS: 'MORAL CLARITY' DEMANDS OPPOSITION TO BUSH'S WAR PLANS (tags)
Waiting for the next 'Gulf of Tonkin': Greens call the White House's stated reasons for invading Iraq a litany of deception and PR propaganda
NELA War Protest (tags)
Join your friends and neighbors in North East Los Angeles to just say "NO!" to war...
Michael Parenti Article: To Kill Iraq: The Reasons Why (tags)
Arguments against a war on Iraq by noted political analyst and author Michael Parenti.
Raze 213: ONE OF SADDAM TORTURE TEK (tags)
Freedom of Speech is the dearest freedom people can have, for without it political repression and social states are easier to accomplish. Raze 213 articulates one of the brutal torture method that been used by Saddam Hussein's regime against political prisoner in Iraq
RENDON/Iraqi National Congress (tags)
"Were it not for Rendon," a State Department official remarked, "the Chalabi group wouldn't even be on the map." With funding first from the CIA throughout the 1990s and more recently the Pentagon, Rendon managed the INC's every move, an INC spokesperson acknowledges, even choosing its name, coordinating its annual strategy conferences, and orchestrating its meetings with diplomatic heavy hitters, such as James Baker and Brent Scowcroft.
AMERICA AND THE WAR OF EGO (tags)
IT IS CLEAR TO EVERY DISCERNING AND REASONABLE MIND THAT THE WAR BEING DECLARED ON IRAQ BY AMERICA IS NO MORE A MATTER OF THE WORLD PEACE BUT ONE WHICH CENTRES LARGELY ON AMERICA'S INTEREST AND EGO. THIOS HAS DIMMED ANY GOOD INTENTION BEHIND THE MOVES
The Iraq will attack US Homeland (tags)
Every time you believe administration statements can't become more stupid they become still more stupid!
Hollywood Follies (tags)
Brave actors oppose a war with Iraq! City Journal 31 December 2002
Bush: I'll Arrange Another Terror Attack If Economy Keeps Sinking (tags)
President Bush has warned that a major attack on the United States by Iraq or a group working on its behalf could cripple the American economy. (note: 'Group working on their behalf' = The Bush Administration)
Rumsfeld offered help to Saddam (tags)
The Reagan administration and its special Middle East envoy, Donald Rumsfeld, did little to stop Iraq developing weapons of mass destruction in the 1980s, even though they knew Saddam Hussein was using chemical weapons "almost daily" against Iran.
The War and the Spectacle (tags)
"Socially and psychologically repressed, people are drawn to spectacles of violent conflict that allow their accumulated frustrations to explode in socially condoned orgasms of collective pride and hate. Deprived of significant accomplishments in their own work and leisure, they participate vicariously in military enterprises that have real and undeniable effects."
100,000 U.S. Troops to leave for Gulf (tags)
Around 60,000 U.S. Troops are already in place in the region. Washington's latest call up will make possible a total onslaught by late January.
Final drumbeat begins for war on Iraq (tags)
Never in my lifetime - not even through Vietnam and Watergate - have I witnessed such blatently transparent propaganda tactics as those used to promote the war on Iraq.
SADDAM & RUMSFELD PARTNERSHIP OF USING CHEMICAL WEAPON (tags)
In 03,1984, with the Iran-Iraq war growing more brutal by the day, Rumsfeld was in Baghdad for meetings With Saddam Hussain. On the day of his visit, March 24th, UPI reported from the UN “Mustard gas laced with a nerve agent has been used on Iranian soldiers of war between Iran and Iraq, a team of U.N. experts has concluded...
Saddam test poison gas on 5,000 Youths (tags)
More than 5,000 young men and women were used for experiments in gas and biological warfare agents whose ingredients were originally supplied by the United States.
Iraq under U.S. Occupation? (tags)
From the White House, reports leak out about plans for an Iraq after the Ba’th (the ruling party of Iraq). The main scenarios do not allow for the development of democracy in Iraq. Each of them is built on a racist assumption: that the Iraqis either need a military dictator or else a monarch – any form of democracy is impossible to imagine.
What the "Peace Movement" Ignores (tags)
"Yeah, yeah," they say, "Saddam's a bad guy, but the world is full of bad guys. . . " blah, blah. Enough apologizing for this bastard. Lets take him out.
The bankruptcy of the anti-Americanists (tags)
The End of An Era
US Protesters Serve Saddam's Interests (tags)
Saddam banks on protesters to quash effort to strike Iraq
iraq denies expelling reporters (tags)
US media telling lies?
Deja vu (tags)
Orwell's words are still fresh. . .
parents of dying iraqii children vent fury at bush (tags)
pity itaq isnt a superduperpower, they could just attack america and do a regime change
UCI Faculty say NO to war on Iraq (tags)
"No" to War in Iraq October 2002
Iraq and North Korea (tags)
Reporter's Notebook -- Making sense of US foreign policy
More of whats real and surreal (tags)
A reply to an earlier article that I thought was fit to be its own peice.
A Million New Terrorists (tags)
"With its retreat from international obligations and agreements, the struggle against international terrorism and its posture in the Middle East conflict, the US government is now entangled in politics with double standards." Translated from the German
Urgent call for Congressional investigation (tags)
DoD and intelligence officials coerced to cook books! Congress needs to investigate these charges NOW - BEFORE continuing its deliberations on the war powers resolution. This changes everything.
"Important" Bush address not so important after all (tags)
AP: "Bush's address drew little interest from the television networks. ABC, NBC and CBS said they would not cover it live. The White House did not ask the networks to interrupt their normal programs for his speech."
Confronting the Warmongers (tags)
Challenging the justifications for war.
SUNDAY HERALD DISCOVERS 'SMOKING GUN' DOCUMENT ABOUT AMERICA'S ATTACK ON IRAQ (tags)
The Sunday Herald, which broke the story about the Project for a New American Century document advocating a global American Empire, now uncovers a document which is another SMOKING GUN revealing the real reasons for the proposed US attack on Iraq. This reason--in case anybody still believes the lies about 'Weapons of Mass Destruction,' Terrorism, or 'Saddam as a new Hitler'--can be spelled O-I-L.
Oc 4: Latest News From Iraq--US Hijack UN Resolutions? More US Air Attacks, More Dirty Sec (tags)
By: PeaceNoWar.net At the recent report done by the congressional budget office (CBO) in Washington DC., CBO estimates that the incremental costs of deploying a force to the Persian Gulf would be between $9 billion and $13 billion. Prosecuting a war would cost between $6 billion and $9 billion a month-although how long such a war may last cannot be estimated. After hostilities end, the costs to return U.S. forces to their home bases would range between $5 billion and $7 billion, CBO estimates.
THE HUNGER FOR WAR (tags)
MUMIA ABU JAMAL DISSECTS AMERICA'S HUNGER FOR WAR
TONY BLAIR PIMPS FOR AMERICA AND WHAT IT DOES BEST--KILL PEOPLE (tags)
In a world where US citizens need to be continually reassured their country is number one, they can rest assured that for some time to come there will be one area in which their country stands head and shoulders above all others: killing people, "whether with a bullet or with phosgene," with sanctions or nuclear weapons, with the destruction of water treatment facilities or with economic policies -- it doesn't make any difference.
Who IS the enemy here? A call for action. (tags)
Trent Lott unwittingly put his finger right on it.
Buying Your Brain With Your Money For War (tags)
Bush Administration Launches Unprecedented $200 Million Propaganda Campaign To Win You Over On Iraq War (using your money to do it!)
How did Iraq get its weapons? We sold them (tags)
THE US and Britain sold Saddam Hussein the technology and materials Iraq needed to develop nuclear, chemical and biological wea pons of mass destruction.
Origin of Iraq invasion planning (tags)
Notes made at a command center briefing five hours after the WTC attacks make clear that Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld was determined to use the 9-11 tragedy as a pretext for overthrowing Sadam Hussein.
Bush Daddy Pits and Snares (tags)
It's nothing like the stone God laid in Zion (Is. 28:16).
Peace Groups See Opening (tags)
Peace Action: Bush Becoming Isolated
Out On A Limb (tags)
Letter to the Editor on Bush, Iraq and Imperialism
NOT WITH A BANG BUT A WHIMPER (tags)
Why there will be no invasion of Iraq...
The Saddam in Rumsfeld’s Closet (tags)
“Man and the turtle are very much alike. Neither makes any progress without sticking his neck out.” —Donald Rumsfeld
Update: Bomb Sharon not Saddam (tags)
If America is to bomb people based on evilness, we should be bombing Sharon and not the less evil Saddam.
Letter From President Saddam Hussein (tags)
Letter From President Saddam Hussein To An American Citizen
United States of Amnesia (tags)
United States of Amnesia
Wartime Lies: A Consumer's Guide to the Bombing (tags)
Some tips on how to cut through the corporate media lies that proliferate during every war. Some examples of past obfuscations are offered. His last point is the most powerful.