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|Zimbabwe: President Bush's Visit To Africa|
Wednesday, July 02 @ 22:33:18 UTC
|and Colin Powell's Letter in New York Times 23-6-2003.|
Personal Assistant -Southern African Region
Africa Strategy notes with sadness and shame the degree of hypocrisy in which the current Right wing Republican Administration of George Bush has conducted its foreign policy on Africa. The forth coming African tour of Bush between 7-12 July 2003 is designed to threaten the peace and widen the gaps between moderate states and war mongers in Africa. We also note with utter contempt the letter that appeared in the New York Times of 23rd June 2003 by a second class citizen of America by the name of Colin Powell. It has shown how slavery has ruined the simple logic of a soldier who fought against the racial tide in America. "The biggest problem is not our black colour but the Stomachs that direct us to eat instead of the Brains". That sums up what the Ms. C.Rice and Colin Powell have done in the USA.
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|War and Terror: Powell before the U.N. - No sale: Oil was the word never spoken|
Tuesday, February 11 @ 12:19:08 UTC
|February 6, 2003, by Robert Jensen|
The world's attention Wednesday was trained on what Secretary of State Colin Powell said at the United Nations, but far more crucial was what he didn't say.
Most important was the one word at the core of plans for war but which never crossed Powell's lips: Oil. That word cannot be spoken by U.S. policymakers, though people everywhere know that if not for oil, the United States would not be pursuing a war.
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|Inside U.S.A.: A Failure of Skepticism in Powell Coverage|
Monday, February 10 @ 23:46:42 UTC
|Fairness & Accuracy In Reporting|
Disproof of previous claims underlines need for scrutiny
In reporting on Secretary of State Colin Powell's February 5 presentation to the United Nations Security Council, many journalists treated allegations made by Powell as though they were facts. Reporters at several major outlets neglected to observe the journalistic rule of prefacing unverified assertions with words like "claimed" or "alleged."
This is of particular concern given that over the last several months, many Bush administration claims about alleged Iraqi weapons facilities
have failed to hold up to inspection. In many cases, the failed claims--like Powell's claims at the U.N.-- have cited U.S. and British intelligence sources and have included satellite photos as evidence.
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|War and Terror: A Teaspoonful of Anthrax, and A Mountain of Misinformation|
Saturday, February 08 @ 10:44:53 UTC
|by Ben Roberts|
Americans and the world community are in danger. Not as much of Saddam
Hussein or North Korea as they are of the Bush Administration. This week we
had the spectacle of Secretary of State Colin Powell presenting what was
supposed to be damning evidence confirming that Iraq was in breach of UN
resolutions, and that military action was necessary. The event was supposed to
be convincing, much like it was years ago with the Cuban missile crisis, when
former Secretary of State Adlai Stevenson presented irrefutable photos of
missile sites, showing beyond the shadow of a doubt that, despite assertions to
the contrary, the Soviet Union was arming Cuba with missiles. The photos did
just that. In this scenario Colin Powell did not come close to that historic event.
Here he looked more like a quack in the Middle Ages selling bogus cures. For
ninety minutes he did a 'Rambling Rose' impersonation as he rattled on,
extracting from his bag of tricks vials, photos, tapes, photo simulation, alleged
confessions, and 'irrefutable' statements from faceless 'credible' sources.
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|War and Terror: A Riposte to Gen. Powell: Where are the Incubators?|
Thursday, February 06 @ 19:59:37 UTC
|by PAUL de ROOIJ, www.counterpunch.org|
On February 5th, the US Secretary of State, Colin Powell, delivered his lengthy accusation of Iraqi attempts to build and retain weapons of mass destruction. The setting was eerily reminiscent of the presentation of the key propaganda event that justified the first Gulf War. At that time, also at the United Nations, the Hill & Knowlton propaganda specialists concocted the "throwing babies out of incubators" charade, starring the daughter of the Kuwait ambassador. If they needed to concoct such a lie in 1991 to change US public opinion when there was a clear case of Iraqi aggression, then one should be on guard now when the grounds for war are much more tenuous. A bit of historical context should perhaps guard us from lending too much credence to "evidence" concocted by the US and presented by Powell himself. We should also expect more fabrications and staged provocations; in fact, the US has never let a bit of truth stand in its way of a war.
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