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The withdrawal of rapist invaders key to peace in Iraq....Next USA

Basra attacks down 90% since British troops left - Middle East, World News - Independent.ie: "The British army says violence in Basra has fallen by 90% since it withdrew from the southern Iraqi city earlier this year. Around 500 British soldiers left one of Saddam Hussein's palaces in the heart of the city in early September and stopped conducting regular foot patrols. A spokesman says the Iraqi security forces still come under attack from militants in Basra, but the overall level of violence is down 90% since the British troops left. Britain is scheduled to return control of Basra province to Iraqi officials next month, officially ending Britain's combat role in Iraq."

In Iraq, the silence of the lambs

In Iraq, the silence of the lambsThe Iraqi ministries for health and interior have said that they are finding on average five to 10 ”unidentified bodies” on the streets of Baghdad every day. ”Those Americans and their Iraqi collaborators in the Green Zone talk of five or 10 bodies being found every day as if they were talking of insects,” Thamir Aziz, a teacher in Adhamiya, told IPS. ”We know they are lying about the real number of martyrs, but even if it's true, is it not a disaster that so many innocent Iraqis are found dead every day?”
: "The last, best hope for averting a war with Iran lies with the United States military. The Democratic Congress, cowed by the Israel lobby and terrified of appearing weak on defense before the presidential elections, will do nothing to halt an attack. The media, especially the electronic press, is working overtime to whip up fear of a nuclear Iran and tar Tehran with abetting attacks against American troops in Iraq. The American public is complacent, unsure of what to believe, knocked off balance by fear and passive. We will be saved or doomed by our generals. The last, best hope for averting a war with Iran lies with the United States military. The Democratic Congress, cowed by the Israel lobby and terrified of appearing weak on defense before the presidential elections, will do nothing to halt an attack. The media, especially the electronic press, is working overtime to whip up fear of a nuclear Iran and tar Tehran with abetting attacks against American troops in Iraq. The Am…

Lest We Forget

Lest We ForgetOn Remembrance Day 2007 – Veterans Day in America – the great and the good bowed their heads at the Cenotaph. Generals, politicians, newsreaders, football managers and stock-market traders wore their poppies. Hypocrisy was a presence. No one mentioned Iraq. No one uttered the slightest remorse for the fallen of that country. No one read the forbidden list.

The forbidden list documents, without favor, the part the British state and its court have played in the destruction of Iraq. Here it is:

allAfrica.com: Ethiopia: Country Bottom At UN Trade And Dev't Index (Page 1 of 1)

allAfrica.com: Ethiopia: Country Bottom At UN Trade And Dev't Index (Page 1 of 1): "From all economic endeavors underway in the country, Ethiopia could be said on the right track for growth and development, but the country is not performing well in its trade and development, according to UNCTAD's new edition of Trade and Development Index (TDI). In fact, Ethiopia is rated as one of the poorest performing countries in trade and development, way behind many of the countries in the Sub-Sahara who have registered significant economic achievements. The index puts Ethiopia on the 114, three steps down from its 111th rank in 2005."

allAfrica.com: Ethiopia: Making Oneself, Country a Laughing Stock (Page 1 of 1)

allAfrica.com: Ethiopia: Making Oneself, Country a Laughing Stock (Page 1 of 1): "The drama that is being played out by the pardoned CUD leaders and their Ethiopian supporters in the diaspora has made the party itself and its leaders as well as their country a laughing stock. It is turning out to be a very sad and shameful spectacle on top of weakening and causing a rift within the party. Instead of placing their trust in Ethiopia and Ethiopians, the party's leadership chose to lead various delegations to Europe and the US to pay homage to the likes of Ana Gomez and certain US Congress members who had supported them. They praised them for securing their release from prison; they told them that had they been Ethiopians they would have been elected as the country's leaders; they remonstrated themselves at their feet and said to them had it not been for them, Ethiopia's future would have been bleak."

American terrorism: Americans kill dozens of their own supporters.

WAVY TV 10 - News, Weather, Traffic, Sports for Hampton Roads, Virginia - North Eastern North Carolina - Anti-al-Qaida Sunni sheik claims US forces killed his followers: "BAGHDAD (AP) - The leader of an anti-al-Qaida Sunni group is accusing U.S. troops of mistakenly killing dozens of his fighters during a battle north of Baghdad. The sheik told Al-Jazeera television that he had tried repeatedly to call American commanders and tell them they were fighting 'their friends.' U.S. military officials confirm troops killed 24 fighters in a battle in the same area. The military says the clash began as soldiers searched for al-Qaida extremists believed hiding there."