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Voices - Crossing Paths With Vanunu for the Fifth Time

Voices - Crossing Paths With Vanunu for the Fifth Time: "It happened last Monday, July 16th also known as the 9th day of Av, the day the Jewish Temple was destroyed.
I was on my way down Nablus Road in East Jerusalem just after attending Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions media kick off day for the first of 300 homes to be rebuilt out of the 18,000 Israel has destroyed. I had been a witness to the pouring of the foundation of the new home of the Hamdan clan of nine who still have the deeds to their property that were filled-out during the Ottoman Empire.
I was on my way back to the American Colony for a swim when Vanunu and I crossed paths in front of St. Stephen's Dominican Church on Nablus Road. "

Another Day in the Empire

Another Day in the Empire: "In Bushzarro world, up is down, black is white, and abducting people and subjecting them to waterboarding is compliance with the Geneva Conventions. “Five years after he exempted al Qaeda and Taliban members from the Geneva provisions, Bush signed an executive order requiring the CIA to comply with prohibitions against ‘cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment’ as set down in the conventions’ Common Article 3,” reports the Boston Globe. “”The executive order resolves any ambiguity by setting specific requirements that, when met, represent full compliance with Article 3. Any CIA terrorist detention and interrogation effort will, of course, meet those requirements,” vowed CIA Director Michael Hayden.
Of course, all of this is simply for public consumption, as the CIA has a long and sordid history of “information extraction,” that is to say torture, more recently of the “no touch,” variety. Clinton may have ratified the United Nations’ Convention Against Tor…

Z Magazine Online, Working for the Clampdown

Z Magazine Online, Working for the Clampdown: "How many pipe bombs might it take to end U.S. democracy? Far fewer than it would have taken a year ago. The Defense Authorization Act of 2006, passed on September 30, empowers President George W. Bush to impose martial law in the event of a terrorist “incident” or if he or other federal officials perceive a shortfall of “public order” or even in response to antiwar protests that get unruly as a result of government provocations. "

Force-Feeding at Guantanamo

Force-Feeding at Guantanamo: "07/21/07 ---- GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba (AP) 07/20/07 - Twice a day at the U.S. military prison here, Abdul Rahman Shalabi and Zaid Salim Zuhair Ahmed are strapped down in padded restraint chairs and flexible yellow tubes are inserted through their noses and throats. Milky nutritional supplements, mixed with water and olive oil to add calories and ease constipation, pour into their stomachs. 07/21/07 ---- GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba (AP) 07/20/07 - Twice a day at the U.S. military prison here, Abdul Rahman Shalabi and Zaid Salim Zuhair Ahmed are strapped down in padded restraint chairs and flexible yellow tubes are inserted through their noses and throats. Milky nutritional supplements, mixed with water and olive oil to add calories and ease constipation, pour into their stomachs. "

THIS is what America has become.

: "Facing the Truth

By Monica Benderman

07/21/07 'ICH' -- - -It’s about time Americans faced the truth.
By Monica Benderman
A Marine not only convicted of conspiring to commit kidnapping, larceny, and making false statements; but the murder – MURDER – of an innocent Iraqi man, was given his sentence. He is to receive a reduction in rank and a bad conduct discharge.

THIS is what America has become.

It is now considered “bad conduct” to murder an unarmed man, knowingly return to the scene to fabricate the appearance of self-defense and hide the facts after the fact. Facing the Truth

Go to Iraq and fight, Mr. President

Go to Iraq and fight, Mr. President: "It is one of the great, dark, evil lessons, of history. A country — a government — a military machine — can screw up a war seven ways to Sunday. It can get thousands of its people killed. It can risk the safety of its citizens. It can destroy the fabric of its nation. But as long as it can identify a scapegoat, it can regain or even gain power. It is one of the great, dark, evil lessons, of history. A country — a government — a military machine — can screw up a war seven ways to Sunday. It can get thousands of its people killed. It can risk the safety of its citizens. It can destroy the fabric of its nation. But as long as it can identify a scapegoat, it can regain or even gain power. "

Olbermann - Bush, this is YOUR War so go fight it

Ethiopia Is Said to Block Food to Rebel Region - New York Times

Ethiopia Is Said to Block Food to Rebel Region - New York Times
NAIROBI, Kenya, July 21 — "The Ethiopian government is blockading emergency food aid and choking off trade to large swaths of a remote region in the eastern part of the country that is home to a rebel force, putting hundreds of thousands of people at risk of starvation, Western diplomats and humanitarian officials say."

What is terrorism? Among many interpretations, one has to be counted among the cruelest is: withholding humanitarian aid from people whom suspected of aiding the rebel movements thereby starving them to death. Mengistu used it in the 1980’s against the people of Eritrea and Tigreans. (The Ethiopia leaders now are Tigreans). Fate had it, when Mengistu fled Ethiopia, the new tyrants came who were then complaining Mengistu’s starvation of their Tigrean people. Now they are starving the Ogaden people in the same fashion. Ethiopia is as though it is cursed. This article I have found in .pdf format talks…

Suicide Bombings Demoralize Security Forces - by Ashfaq Yusufzai

Suicide Bombings Demoralize Security Forces - by Ashfaq Yusufzai: "'We are scared to be seen in our uniforms. The militants are better-equipped than we are. And there is no way to stop suicide bombers,' a police constable in Swat told IPS. He said the threat was real enough for senior officials to approve the idea of policemen performing their duties in plainclothes."

Political analysts Mark Shields and David Brooks discuss the week's events. Confused Conservative, Confused America.

"And so that's the model that you hear them talking about. And they do think that it is possible, over that time frame, to move toward that sort of model, which is not the democratic model anybody imagined. But they think it's possible. Whether it's true or not, who knows?"
"DAVID BROOKS: But the political patience is not like rainfall. It's not a natural phenomenon. It's something we can change. And let me say, I'm more uncertain about what to do than I've ever been in this war. I really have no clue. So I almost have no judgment on what we should do, stay or go. I really am so confused.

Nonetheless, if we do decide that it's plausible to think that in a year we could avoid genocidal civil war, it seems to me changing the political timetable here is worth trying to do, if we can come to that original conclusion."


If you wanted to hear the analysis of David Brooks and Mark Shield as interviewed by Jim Lehrer, i have the links for you. i…

YouTube - TPMtv: The New Al Qaeda Bamboozle

YouTube - TPMtv: The New Al Qaeda Bamboozle American rapists are not ARE NOT fighting alqaida in Iraq.
how many times i have put that out there? where did i get that information? easy, i have said from the beginning like millions of others, American rape of Iraq will not be met in non responsive way. despite the fact American media made it as though the fight in Iraq is about crushing alqaida and spreading freedom, these lies of the media and the government are getting exposed day by day. watch the embedded video below.