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Syria intervenes to cancel Iraq rebels meetings :: from www.uruknet.info :: news from occupied Iraq - it

Syria intervenes to cancel Iraq rebels meetings :: from www.uruknet.info :: news from occupied Iraq - it: "DAMASCUS, July 23 (Reuters) - A large meeting of Iraqi rebel groups that was due to be held in Damascus on Monday was cancelled at the behest of Syria, delegates said.

Hundreds of delegates, including members of the banned Iraqi Baath Party, officers in Saddam Hussein's now defunct security forces and anti-U.S. tribal leaders, had gathered in Damascus to work out a joint programme for groups opposed to the continued presence of U.S. forces in Iraq.

'The Syrians gently made it clear that this is not the time for this,' a senior Baath Party member told Reuters."

Shameful vendetta against Galloway :: from www.uruknet.info :: news from occupied Iraq - it

Shameful vendetta against Galloway :: from www.uruknet.info :: news from occupied Iraq - it: "July 23, 2007, 00:06

They're at it again. The British anti-war MP George Galloway is once again being targeted by the establishment on both sides of the pond. Both the British Parliament's watchdog and the US Justice Department are behaving like dogs salivating over the same juicy bone labelled 'Get Galloway'.

You've got to feel sorry for the man. How many times is he going to be investigated for the same 'crime' when until now there's not a shred of proof against him?"

Why Germans Supported Hitler

: "So here were two separate roads taken by German citizens. Most Germans took the road that Traudl Junge took — supporting their government in time of deep crisis. A few Germans took the road that Hans and Sophie Scholl took — opposing their government despite the deep crisis facing their nation.

Why the difference? Why did some Germans support the Hitler regime while others opposed it?

Each American should first ask himself what he would have done if he had been a German citizen during the Hitler regime. Would you have supported your government or would you have opposed it, not only during the 1930s but also after the outbreak of World War II?"

McClatchy Washington Bureau | 07/22/2007 | With Iraq on fire, rest of world on hold

McClatchy Washington Bureau | 07/22/2007 | With Iraq on fire, rest of world on hold: "Administration's Iraq focus trumps other foreign concerns
By Warren P. Strobel and Nancy A. Youssef McClatchy Newspapers
WASHINGTON — Two months ago, President Bush enthusiastically accepted an invitation to visit Singapore in September. But he abruptly changed plans, and his summit with Southeast Asian leaders is off. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice is skipping an Asian meeting, too, and tossed out plans to visit Africa this week. Defense Secretary Robert Gates' mission to Latin America? Postponed.
The reason is Iraq."