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|Invasion of Iraq: Mr. Galloway May Go to Washington, Again|
Wednesday, October 26 @ 10:53:59 UTC
|By Kurt Nimmo kurtnimmo.com|
Norm Coleman is a lot like his ideological brother, David Horowitz. Back in the day, Coleman was a 1960s leftist radical, as was Horowitz, but over time Coleman slithered to the reactionary side of the political spectrum, as did Horowitz, and when Paul Wellstone's plane suspiciously fell out of the sky in 2002, Coleman snagged the Minnesota Senate seat. It didn't take long for Coleman, who once organized antiwar marches at Hofstra University, to demand Bush and the neocons attack Iraq. Mission accomplished, Coleman moved on to chair a Senate panel investigating the alleged abuses of the UN's oil-for-food program in Iraq, concentrating his wrath on the British MP, George Galloway, one of the last principled men in the whole of the British government.
Galloway, of course, never received a dime from Saddam, although he did launch the Mariam Appeal cancer charity to help a sick Iraqi girl (Mariam Hamza) and for medical aid to Iraqi children—the helpless children Coleman is responsible for, as a warmonger and member of Senate who voted for the invasion, injuring and maiming with cluster bombs and depleted uranium—that is after Clinton and Bush Senior had thinned the ranks by way of monstrous sanctions, that is to say starving kids to death and denying them medicine.
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|War and Terror: The Stupidity of George Galloway's Enemies|
Wednesday, May 18 @ 13:26:26 UTC
|By Kurt Nimmo, kurtnimmo.com
Funny how it works: British MP George Galloway gets roasted for his imaginary collusion with Saddam Hussein while David Chalmers Jr. of Houston-based Bayoil, documented to have plotted with anti-Western Russian politician Vladimir Zhirinovsky to fix oil prices and pay kickbacks to Saddam Hussein, is scarcely mentioned in the corporate media. But then Chalmers, unlike Galloway, is not associated with RESPECT, a socialist British political party steadfastly opposed to Bush's invasion and occupation of Iraq. Even though it was established some time ago that the evidence allegedly linking Galloway to Saddam Hussein is a poorly crafted fake (see Galloway papers deemed forgeries), and Galloway successfully sued the Daily Telegraph for publishing a defamatory story connecting him to corruption in the so-called Oil for Food program, the "liberal" Los Angeles Times leads off a story posted on its web site this morning claiming Galloway is "linked to illegal payments," even though this is not established and is, in fact, a preposterous accusation minus any grounding in reality.
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|World Focus: Venezuela and Saudi Arabia: A Tale of Two Countries|
Monday, July 12 @ 18:50:24 UTC
|by Medea Benjamin, CommonDreams.org
This is a tale of two countries.
The first is Saudi Arabia, a fundamentalist theocracy that, according to the U.S. State Department, whips and beheads political dissidents; doesn't allow women to vote; squashes political protest; amputates the hands of thieves; regularly censors the press; and has been linked by numerous reports to the Al Qaeda terrorist network that was behind the 9/11 attacks.
The second is Venezuela, a republican democracy where elections are hotly contested and closely scrutinized by international observers; political rallies regularly draw hundreds of thousands of partisans into the street; an independent press routinely criticizes top government officials; and a presidential recall referendum will take place on August 15.
Both are major oil exporters to the United States. One is being singled out for criticism and the other is being shielded from it by the Bush administration. Can you guess which is which?
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|Invasion of Iraq: Who's our S.O.B now?|
Wednesday, June 30 @ 11:27:09 UTC
|by Philip Cunliffe|
Remember Ahmed Chalabi? The shady, silken-suited leader of the anti-Saddam Iraqi National Congress (INC), and supposed Iraqi frontman for the neo-cons. With all the turmoil in Iraq, and now America's so-called 'transfer of sovereignty' on 28 June, it is difficult to recall the role that Chalabi was once destined to play in the Pentagon's post-Saddam vision for Iraq.
Chalabi had been the authoritative source for all those stories about Iraq's stockpiles of weapons of mass destruction. He was flown into Iraq with US special forces following the 2003 invasion, and rapidly established himself as the head of both the Interim Governing Council's Economics and Finance Committee and its de-Ba'athification committee (1). Critics of America predicted the ex-banker rapidly ascending to the Iraqi presidency, supervising the privatisation of the Iraqi oil industry, the dismantling of OPEC, and the subsequent deluge of cheap oil to slake America's energy appetite.
Full Article : spiked-online.com
The Truth About Ahmed Chalabi
May 20, 2004
Why the US Turned Against Their Former Golden Boy -- He was Preparing a Coup! What He Did as a Catspaw for Tehran: How He Nearly Bankrupted Jordan; the Billions He Stands to Make Out of the New Iraq Full Article : counterpunch.org
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|World Focus: An Angry Man|
Saturday, February 14 @ 10:38:07 UTC
|By Stephen Gowans www3.sympatico.ca/sr.gowans|
February 2, 2004
Like forensic pathologists who went looking for a genocide in Kosovo and found none, David Kay went looking for weapons of mass destruction in Iraq and found nothing. But anyone whose IQ hovers even a shade over 95 knew, short of Washington doing a Mark Furman and planting its own evidence, that this was all but inevitable. Few mouths are agape. Still, the press is playing along, treating Kay's "we were all wrong" pronouncement as if it is something other than expected, in much the same way people at a party carry on talking to each other as if nothing's awry, after someone has let go a particularly malodorous fart.
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|War and Terror: Re: Selective memory and a dishonest doctrine|
Sunday, December 21 @ 18:08:08 UTC
|Selective Memory and a Dishonest Doctrine by Noam Chomsky Published on Sunday, December 21, 2003 by the Toronto Star |
Response by Rootsie
December 21, 2003, www.rootsie.com
"All people who have any concern for human rights, justice and integrity should be overjoyed by the capture of Saddam Hussein, and should be awaiting a fair trial for him by an international tribunal.
Professor Chomsky is surprising me here. "All people" who care about human rights and justice are not 'overjoyed' by Saddam's capture. It took place in the context of an illegal U.S. invasion and occupation. That is nothing to be overjoyed about.
An indictment of Saddam's atrocities would include not only his slaughter and gassing of Kurds in 1988 but also, rather crucially, his massacre of the Shiite rebels who might have overthrown him in 1991.
At the time, Washington and its allies held the "strikingly unanimous view (that) whatever the sins of the Iraqi leader, he offered the West and the region a better hope for his country's stability than did those who have suffered his repression," reported Alan Cowell in the New York Times."
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|World Focus: When NGOs Attack|
Monday, December 08 @ 11:53:38 UTC
|Implications of the Coup in Georgia|
By Jacob Levich, www.counterpunch.org
Nongovernmental organizations--the notionally independent, reputedly humanitarian groups known as NGOs--are now being openly integrated into Washington's overall strategy for consolidating global supremacy.
Events surrounding last month's coup in post-Soviet Georgia, read in light of recent State Department documents, suggest that seemingly innocuous NGOs now play a central role in the policy of US-engineered "regime change" set forth in the notorious National Security Strategy of the United States.
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|War and Terror: HBO Recycling Gulf War Hoax?|
Wednesday, December 04 @ 22:44:28 UTC
|December 4, 2002, Fair.org|
The fraudulent story of Iraqi soldiers throwing Kuwaiti babies out of
incubators during the occupation of Kuwait in 1990 is depicted as if it were true in "Live from Baghdad," the HBO film premiering on the cable network this Saturday that purports to tell the story behind CNN's coverage of the Gulf War. HBO and CNN are both owned by the AOL Time Warner media conglomerate.
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|Inside U.S.A.: Mysterious death of Sen. Paul Wellstone|
Saturday, October 26 @ 17:24:41 UTC
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Democratic Sen. Paul Wellstone, his wife Sheila and daughter Marcia died Friday in a small plane crash near Eveleth, Minnesota, that also killed three staff members and two pilots.
The plane went down in 'snowy' rain and then burst into flames in a wooded area about 7 miles east of Eveleth-Virginia Municipal Airport. Officials said the last contact with the plane was at 10:20 a.m. CDT when the plane was about 2 miles from the airport.
Federal investigators searched the wreckage of a small plane for clues Saturday into the crash that killed Sen. Paul Wellstone.
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