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Shame on Harvard :: from :: news from occupied Iraq - it

Shame on Harvard :: from :: news from occupied Iraq - it: "May 19, 2007

Harvard is a one of the most respected universities in the world. It is especially renowned for its academic excellence and sound scholarly traditions. However, Harvard’s good name is being tarnished by the presence on its campus of a certified war criminal who is believed to have been responsible for the murder and maiming of thousands of innocent men, women and children in the Middle East."

From ‘al-Qu’eda’ to ‘Abductions’-the deceptions continue :: from :: news from occupied Iraq - it

From ‘al-Qu’eda’ to ‘Abductions’-the deceptions continue :: from :: news from occupied Iraq - it: "It’s ages since I’ve dumped on my favourite newspaper, the Independent for its 'news’ coverage but I broke down and bought the damn thing because of what I found on the front page this week.
Under the head of 'An American Nightmare' (15/5/07) we read that US troops have been 'kidnapped' by 'al-Qu’ida'. It’s not clear who holds the by-line for the front page, either Rupert Cornwall or Patrick Cockburn, not that it matters either way as on turning to page 2 we find that both are singing from the same song sheet.
The copy on the front page asserts without question that the US troops have been 'kidnapped by al-Qu’ida in Iraq' but on page 2 in a piece by Rupert Cornwall we read that
'[There is] no firm proof' merely a 'belief' by US commanders that it’s an 'al-Qu’eda’ operation. But no matter, the paltry issue of proof…

I've Got Gas

I've Got Gas: "We were led to believe that Iraq possessed stockpiles of chemical and biological weapons. Well, where are they? How did they get the weapons that they had when they were fighting Iraq? Donald Rumsfeld may know the answer, he helped Iraq get them!"

Another Day in the Empire

Another Day in the Empire: "
Corporate Media Embraces 9/11 Blowback Theory
Saturday May 19th 2007, 4:23 pm "


TomDispatchRecently Turkey came close to experiencing a soft military coup. In late April, faced with the prospect of the moderate Islamist Foreign Minister Abdullah Gul becoming president, the country's top generals threatened to overthrow the elected government under the guise of protecting "secularism." When the minority secularist parliamentarians boycotted the poll for president, the Constitutional Court, powerfully influenced by the military's threat, invalidated the parliament's vote for Gul on the technical grounds that it lacked a two-thirds quorum -- something that had never been an issue before.

Latino Soldiers Who Refused Iraq Speak Out - by Aaron Glantz

Latino Soldiers Who Refused Iraq Speak Out - by Aaron Glantz: "A U.S. Army medic who refused to load his gun in Iraq and then escaped through a base window in Germany rather than be deployed a second time returned home to Los Angeles this week after serving six months in a U.S. military prison.
Augustin Aguayo, 31, was born in Mexico and grew up in Southern California. After graduating from high school, he married and had twin daughters, but never got a college degree."

Ron Paul Rocks! by Karen Kwiatkowski

Ron Paul Rocks! by Karen KwiatkowskiI am ashamed to admit that I’ve been watching Ron Paul’s recent political acts with fingers and toes crossed, breathless.

Seeing Ron Paul educate Wolf Blitzer earlier this week, after his astoundingly fantastic performance in the second Republican debate, makes me sorry I had lost my faith in the power of truth, the power of courage. I’m sorry that I didn’t believe in possibility that a serious person in the American political arena would commit that most radical act of speaking truth to power.

And in doing it, not only survive, but thrive!