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RED ZONE IRAQ

Why is it every invading country officials going in and out of their colony Iraq crawling like a bug? Why are they calling their crawling “unannounced?” Or they call it “surprising visit?” why not calling it as it is? Isn’t it cowardly to crawl like a bug in the green zone? I don’t believe that they even believe it is a green zone any more; it is a red zone all around. I call that type of visitation crawling visit. When Donald became the Secretary of Defense Iraq was safe all around and as the whole; but now, when Donald leaves he turned the country upside down: it is bloody Iraq, it is red Iraq, and it is a RED ZONE IRAQ.

How Many More Will Die For Bush’s Ego?

By Paul Craig Roberts

12/09/06 "Information Clearing House"

"To date the cost of Bush being wrong is 25,000 US casualties (dead and wounded) and approximately 650,000 dead Iraqis. No one knows how many have been wounded. How many more will die before America drowns in the shame of the blood that is being shed for no other reason than the American people were so stupid as to elect a president who cannot admit that he made a mistake? The same stupid American people elected a Congress that is too corrupt to impeach a president who is a liar, a war criminal, and a tyrant. Instead, they are prepared to let Bush off with a mere “mistake,” a courtesy denied to President Clinton. Lying about sex is an impeachable offense. Lying about war is a mere mistake."

"This disastrous war is a testament to the irresponsibility of the American people and their elected representatives. There were, of course, many dissenters. But the majority were too lazy and irresponsible to take th…

Iraqis killed by US troops ‘on rampage’

Did you miss this article?
March 26, 2006
Hala Jaber and Tony Allen-Mills, New York

According to Iraqi police, 11 bodies were pulled from the wreckage of the house, among them four women and five children aged between six months and five years. An official police report obtained by a US reporter for Knight Ridder newspapers said: “The American forces gathered the family members in one room and executed 11 people.”
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Photos confirm US raid child deaths

Al Jazeera has obtained exclusive footage that confirms children were among the victims of a US air raid northwest of Baghdad. Local officials said that the bodies of 17 civilians, including six children and eight women, had been pulled from the debris of two houses in al-Ishaqi.

The US military had issued a statement on Friday saying that two women were among 20 suspected "al Qaeda terrorists" killed in the operation.
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Today Donald Rumsfeld went to Iraq to say goodbye to his comrades in crime.

Today Donald Rumsfeld went to Iraq to say goodbye to his comrades in crime. I just wanted to remind him as George’s executioner he has a blood of more than half a million people in his hand; he has a record of running torture chambers throughout the world; I wanted to remind him the cold blooded murder of people of Iraqis and Afghanis and many other nationalities under his command will follow him until dies. Donald will go down as one of incompetent and criminal shameless scum who never regret or apologized for his six year tenor which saw nothing but blood bath. All that grin arrogant behavior will be wiped out when he meets the lord of the world after death. I hope him and his earthly master George of the Whitehouse will hold hands in front of the master of the world confess all their major sins they have committed and receive their rewards accordingly. Amen.

Carter: Speaking Frankly about Israel and Palestine

JIMMY CARTER was the 39th president of the United States. His newest book is "Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid," published last month. He is scheduled to sign books Monday at Vroman's in Pasadena.

I signed a contract with Simon & Schuster two years ago to write a book about the Middle East, based on my personal observations as the Carter Center monitored three elections in Palestine and on my consultations with Israeli political leaders and peace activists.

We covered every Palestinian community in 1996, 2005 and 2006, when Yasser Arafat and later Mahmoud Abbas were elected president and members of parliament were chosen. The elections were almost flawless, and turnout was very high - except in East Jerusalem, where, under severe Israeli restraints, only about 2% of registered voters managed to cast ballots.

The many controversial issues concerning Palestine and the path to peace for Israel are intensely debated among Israelis and throughout other nations - but not in the…

attack on Somali refugees

Article one:
The growing number of brutal attacks on the Somali community in the Western Cape has forced the local police to admit that xenophobia, and not criminality, is the main motivating factor in the attacks.


Article two:
GUNMEN have claimed the life of yet another Somali in the city.



Article three
MASIPHUMELELE, South Africa -- The mob announced itself the night of Aug. 28 with a terrifying clatter of stones against the tin walls of Hadith Haji Adam Osman's tiny shop. As he cowered inside, watching one window and then the other shatter from the onslaught, Osman recalled, the young men waved machetes in the air and shouted: "Baraka hamba! Baraka hamba!"

In the slang of this township on the rocky, ragged foothills of Cape Town, "Baraka" is the word for Somali shopkeepers such as Osman, 26, who have traveled thousands of miles from their war-ravaged homeland in search of peace and prosperity in South Africa. And "hamba," a word from the dominant Xhosa…

Lack of jobs blamed for race-related attacks in South Africa

I have found this article (a transcription) after I learned attack on Somali immigrants in South Africa is going on for quite awhile, I was shocked to learn that some ignorant black South Africans do to Somalis what white South Africans did to them prior to the first inclusive election which brought my hero Mandela to power in 1994. First I heard it on NPR which was an eye opener now I am searching more to know about this horrifying trend.


MARK COLVIN: A spate of race-related attacks and murders in South Africa has been blamed on black South Africans attacking black foreigners.

The country has one of Africa's fastest growing economies, and it's attracting refugees from war and poverty all over the continent.

But despite their own history of struggle against racism, many black South Africans resent the newcomers who take jobs from locals.

Africa Correspondent Zoe Daniel reports from Johannesburg.

ZOE DANIEL: In the townships around Cape Town it's claimed that 28 Somalian refugee…

Ethiopia: Over 80 Percent of Urban Population Dwells in 'Slums', New Study Reveals

A new research that assessed policies and practices of the right to housing in four urban areas, namely Addis Ababa, Adama, Bahir Dar and Awassa, found out that the majority of urban dwellers in Ethiopia, estimated at over 80 per cent, are living in "woeful conditions" in slums and squatter houses.
According the findings of the study, the problem of urban housing in Ethiopia was not only limited to "severe shortcomings" in the availability and quality of dwelling units, but also most households do not enjoy adequate access to various kinds of emergency services.
The study also suggested that there is a need to ensure that the protection of this fundamental right - Right for Housing - in recognition to the fact that the slums and squatter settlement are the integral parts of the urban society.
read it all at allafrica.com

Israel drags heels on Tutu visit

Bradley Klapper | Geneva, Switzerland

A United Nations fact-finding mission to the Gaza Strip that was to be led by Desmond Tutu is in doubt because Israel has yet to give the Nobel laureate permission to enter the territory, officials said on Friday.

Tutu was to begin leading a six-member team this weekend in the northern Gaza town of Beit Hanoun to investigate the killings of 19 civilians in an Israeli artillery barrage last month.

But Israel has yet to grant the South African anti-apartheid campaigner and former Anglican archbishop of Cape Town the necessary travel clearance, said three different officials close to the talks between the global body and the Jewish state.

The officials, speaking on condition of anonymity because discussions were continuing, said they had yet to receive any indication from Israel that the mission will take place at all.

Israeli officials in Geneva said they were unable to comment immediately.

Tutu's team was supposed to report its findings to the UN Hum…