Alive or dead?
An Iraqi widow holds a wedding portrait of her husband, who was killed as they battled U.S. forces in the holy city of Najaf.

She sits alone in her apartment in the Baghdad suburb of Al Sadr city May 26, 2004.

Photo: REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra
An Iraqi widow holds a wedding portrait of her husband, who was killed as they battled U.S. forces in the holy city of Najaf.
She sits alone in her apartment in the Baghdad suburb of Al Sadr city May 26, 2004.
Iraq's bravest
Bomb explodes near US puppet Iraq army checkpoint
(CBS/AP)   July 9, 2004
In April alone, U.S. forces killed as many as 4,000 people, the military official said, including Sunni insurgents and Shiite militiamen fighting under the banner of a radical cleric.
(CBS/AP)   August 6, 2004
The U.S. military says it has killed 300 fighters over two days.
An Iraqi political organization, the People’s Kifah or Struggle Against Hegemony, told the Arab network Al Jazeera on the weekend that it had documented more than 37,000 civilian deaths in Iraq in the seven months from the start of the US war on March 20, 2003, through October 2003.
A spokesman for the People’s Kifah, Muhammad al-Ubaidi, told Al Jazeera they were “100 percent sure” the estimate was correct.
The data was gathered during September and October 2003, when the organization undertook a nationwide survey “involving hundreds of Iraqi activists and academics.”
Ubaidi stated: “For the collation of our statistics we visited the most remote villages, spoke and coordinated with grave-diggers across Iraq, obtained information from hospitals and spoke to thousands of witnesses who saw incidents in which Iraqi civilians were killed by US fire.”
According to the statements of the organization, the figure of 37,000 does not include the casualties suffered by Iraqi military and paramilitary forces.
The estimates of Iraqi military deaths during the invasion range from approximately 10,000 to as many as 45,000.
As the study concluded last October, it also does not include the large numbers of civilian casualties inflicted by the US military in April and May, during its operations to crush the Iraqi uprising in Fallujah and Baghdad and across southern Iraq.
 
A LEFTWING VIEW OF THE DAY'S NEWS AND THE WAY IT'S PRESENTED IN THE MEDIA
Sunday, April 01, 2007
McCain, Obama, and genocide
More than a half-million Iraqis have died because of the U.S. invasion in March, 2003; another million or so died in the decade before that thanks the U.S./U.K. ("U.N.") sanctions.
And in the light of all that, we can still, in this Alice-through the-looking-glass-world we live in, hear this from John McCain: "Failure is genocide."
And when asked by Wolf Blitzer to respond to that statement, here's the stone-racist response from Barack Obama:
BLITZER: What if he's right?
What if he's right, and what you're proposing and a lot of Democrats are proposing results in genocide in Iraq?
OBAMA: Well, look, what you have right now is chaos in Iraq.
After having spent hundreds of billions of dollars, after seeing close to 3,200 lives lost, what you now see is chaos.
That's what Barack Obama thinks has been lost in Iraq — hundreds of billions of dollars, and 3,200 lives.
The actual genocide that's taken place in the last 15 years?
Sorry, neither he nor McCain nor Wolf Blitzer even acknowledges that that has taken place.
The idea simply does not compute in their "the U.S. is a force for good in the world" brains.
Survey claims 37,000 Iraqi civilians killed in first seven months of war
By James Conachy
5 August 2004
An Iraqi political organization, the People’s Kifah or Struggle Against Hegemony, told the Arab network Al Jazeera on the weekend that it had documented more than 37,000 civilian deaths in Iraq in the seven months from the start of the US war on March 20,2003, through October 2003.
A spokesman for the People’s Kifah, Muhammad al-Ubaidi, told Al Jazeera they were “100percent sure” the estimate was correct.
The data was gathered during September and October 2003, when the organization undertook a nationwide survey “involving hundreds of Iraqi activists and academics.”
Ubaidi stated: “For the collation of our statistics we visited the most remote villages, spoke and coordinated with grave-diggers across Iraq, obtained information from hospitals and spoke to thousands of witnesses who saw incidents in which Iraqi civilians were killed by US fire.”
Missing ever since
The People’s Kifah claims it halted the survey under duress, after one of the group’s workers, Ramzi Musa Ahmad, was seized by Kurdish militiamen last October and handed over to US troops.   He has been missing ever since.
According to the statements of the organization, the figure of 37,000 does not include the casualties suffered by Iraqi military and paramilitary forces.
The estimates of Iraqi military deaths during the invasion range from approximately 10,000 to as many as 45,000.
As the study concluded last October, it also does not include the large numbers of civilian casualties inflicted by the US military in April and May, during its operations to crush the Iraqi uprising in Fallujah and Baghdad and across southern Iraq.
Thus far, only limited details of the survey have been released, and its methodology does not appear to have been subjected to independent scrutiny.
It warrants attention, however, because no official survey into the number of civilian casualties has been carried out in Iraq since the occupation began.
The US military refuses to make public its own estimate of how many Iraqi civilians it killed during the invasion.   Last December, the head of the statistics department of the Iraqi health ministry alleged a study it was conducting was shut down on the orders of the US-controlled Coalition Provisional Authority (CPA).
At the time, both the CPA and the US-installed Iraqi Governing Council denied any survey was being conducted.
Though there are no official figures on casualties, what is known is that the US military unleashed massive firepower during the invasion of Iraq.
The ongoing occupation has been marked by the systematic repression of the Iraqi people in an effort to force them to bow down to the neo-colonial US control of the country and its resources.
800 cruise missiles, 8,000 precision-guided bombs, 9,000 “dumb” bombs
According to figures released last year by the US military, some 800 cruise missiles, more than 18,000 precision-guided bombs and missiles, and some 9,000 “dumb” bombs were unleashed on Iraq during the invasion.
1,200 cluster bombs
At least 1,200 cluster bombs were dropped, each releasing dozens of small grenade-like bomblets.
300,000 rounds — depleted uranium
A-10 “Warthog” ground-support aircraft fired an estimated 300,000 rounds from their 30 mm cannons — many of which are believed to have been manufactured from depleted uranium (DU).
Tens of thousands of tank and ground artillery rounds, including DU rounds, and vast numbers of machine-gun and small-arms munitions were also expended.
Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld approved 50 air strikes that US military planners had estimated in advance would kill 30 or more civilians.
None hit intended targets
Fifty strikes were also launched to kill “high-value” Iraqi military and political leaders, mostly in Baghdad, before which no estimate was even made of likely civilian deaths.
None of them hit their intended targets, and the few that have been investigated all resulted in civilian losses.
The People’s Kifah survey claims to have documented 6,103 civilian deaths in Baghdad province from the beginning of the war through October.
Iraq’s capital suffered the heaviest aerial bombardment by American and allied aircraft, and large numbers of civilians were killed during the US tank assaults into the city from April 3 to April9.
Between May and October2003, Human Rights Watch collected what it called credible reports of 94 civilian deaths in Baghdad at the hands of American troops.
These included people gunned down in their cars as they approached checkpoints, shot during raids, or hit by indiscriminate US fire in the street.
In the province of Basra, which has been under British control since the end of the war, the survey claims to have documented 6,734 civilian deaths.
The city of Basra, Iraq’s second largest, was subjected to a fierce bombardment and siege by US and British troops in the first week of the war.
Three hospitals in the city recorded 413 deaths during the invasion, but this figure did not include those who did not die in hospital or who were not taken to hospital morgues.
In Babil province, of which Hilla is the capital, the survey claims 3,552civilians were killed.
During the invasion, an International Red Cross representative, Roland Hugenin, told journalists from Hilla hospital that “there has been an incredible number of casualties with very, very serious wounds in the region of Hilla.
We saw that a truck was delivering dozens of totally dismembered dead bodies of women and children.”
The survey claims 3,581 civilians died in the province of Nasiriya — another scene of intense fighting during the invasion.
It claims more than 2,000 civilian deaths in other southern provinces such as Misan, Karbala and Wasit; the northern province of Mosul; and the western province of al-Anbar, which includes the cities of Fallujah and Ramadi.
No figures were reportedly gathered in the three predominantly Kurdish northern provinces of the country.
The figure of 37,000 deaths is far higher than the estimate of civilian casualties arrived at by relying upon media accounts.
As of August 4, the Iraq Body Count web site (www.iraqbodycount.net) had data-base reports that show a minimum of 11,429, and a maximum of 13,398 Iraqi civilians have been killed in Iraq since March 20,2003.
A disclaimer on the site reads, however: “We are not a news organization ourselves and like everyone else can only base our information on what has been reported so far.   What we are attempting to provide is a credible compilation of civilian deaths that have been reported by recognized sources.   Our maximum therefore refers to reported deaths — which can only be a sample of true deaths unless one assumes that every civilian death has been reported.
It is likely that many if not most civilian casualties will go unreported by the media.   That is the sad nature of war” (emphasis in the original).
The true figure of Iraqi civilian casualties is therefore likely to be closer to that arrived at by the People’s Kifah survey.
The scale of the death and destruction resulting from the US invasion of Iraq underscores the criminality of those responsible for planning and organizing the war, and those advocating the continuation of the occupation.
See Also:
US uses cluster bombs to spread death and destruction in Iraq
[5 April 2003]
US rampage through Baghdad kills thousands
[7 April 2003]

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Estimates now 15,000 people dead per month due to Bush, Blair and Brown, and maybe more
US war crimes continue
Civilian Death Toll in Iraq May Top 1 Million
September 14, 2007 by the Los Angeles Times
A British survey offers the highest estimate to date.
The figure from ORB, a British polling agency that has conducted several surveys in Iraq, followed statements this week from the U.S. military defending itself against accusations it was trying to play down Iraqi deaths to make its strategy appear successful.
Click link below for complete article
Estimated between 426,369 to 793,663 killed in Iraq since US Occupation
October 11, 2006
Since the 2003 American invasion, the figure breaks down to about 15,000 violent deaths a month.
The second study by researchers from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health uses samples of casualties from Iraqi households to extimate an overall figure of 601,027 Iraqis dead from violence between March 2003 and July 2006.
US occupation for oil raid
Baghdad  July, 2007
The new study is more representative, its researchers said, and the sampling is broader.
The study surveyed 1,849 Iraqi families in 47 different neighborhoods across Iraq with the selection of geographical areas in 18 regions across Iraq baseded on population size, not on the level of violence.
In the last week of September, the government barred the central morgue in Baghdad and the Health Ministry — the two main sources of information for civilian deaths — from releasing figures to the news media.
In October a note was issued from the government instructing officials not to release death totals to the UN.
The study uses a method similar to that employed in estimates of casualty figures in other conflict areas like Darfur and Congo.   It sought to measure the number of deaths that occurred as a result of the war.
The figure is not exhaustive.   A police official at Yarmouk Hospital in Baghdad who spoke on the condition of anonymity said he had seen nationwide counts provided to the hospital that indicated as many as 200 people a day were dying.
“We found deaths all over the country,” Gilbert Burnham, the principle author of the study said.   Baghdad was an area of medium violence in the country, he said.   The provinces of Diyala and Salahuddin, north of Baghdad, and Anbar to the west, all had higher death rates than the capital.
 
 
www.bignewsnetwork.com       Friday 20th August, 2004
Anger Mounts As Death Toll Of Coalition Troops In Iraq Hits 1,075
A total 1,075 coalition troops have been killed in Iraq, the majority since hostilities were declared over on May 1 last year.
The latest casualties include a US marine who was killed Wednesday in Al-Najaf, and a US soldier killed in an attack in Baghdad's Sadr city also on Wednesday afternoon.
"The second soldier suffered a gunshot wound and was evacuated to a military hospital.
He was pronounced dead at the hospital," the military said in a statement.
Another Marine was also reported killed in action Wednesday while a U.S. Army soldier was killed in a motor vehicle accident.
With the death of one soldier on each of Monday and Tuesday, a rise in Sunday's death toll from four to six, the number of U.S. troops to have died in Iraq in August alone has risen to 41.
1,300 people detained since start of week long US attack on Mosul
US war crimes continue in this illegal invasion
Spc. Brandon T. Titus, 20, of Boise, Idaho, died Tuesday in Baghdad, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his checkpoint. Titus was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 14th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry), Fort Drum, N.Y.
Sgt. David M. Heath, 30, of LaPorte, Ind., died Monday in Sadr City, when his patrol came under small arms and rocket-propelled grenade attack. Heath was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 41st Infantry, 3rd Brigade, 1st Armored Division, Fort Riley, Kan.
Two Polish soldiers were killed and five injured in an incident in Hilla when their convoy was fired on near their Babylon base in southern Iraq, Polish news agency PAP said on Thursday.
Polish military spokesmen in Iraq and Warsaw were not immediately available to comment, Reuters reported.
Poland is one of four countries to have provided troops for the Iraq invasion. It presently has 2,500 troops in Iraq.
A British soldier was killed Tuesday during a series of violent clashes with militia forces in the southern city of Basra. He was the third British soldier to have been killed in Iraq since August 1. Lance Corporal Paul Thomas was killed when his patrol was attacked by about 50 Iraqi insurgents firing rifles and rocket-propelled grenades.
"He was an immensely popular member of the platoon, widely regarded as its backbone, through his diligence, professionalism and unfaltering enthusiasm to the job and the soldiers under his command," said Platoon commander Lieutenant Will Follett
"His death has shocked the platoon, especially those soldiers who were with him when he died," he added.
A Ukrainian soldier was killed Sunday in a land mine explosion southeast of Baghdad, a spokesman for the multinational forces said. The blast occurred in the area of Suwayrah, 25 miles south of Baghdad, in the Ukrainian troops' area of responsibility.
Ukraine has about 1,600 troops in Iraq, the fourth-largest contributor to the coalition and the largest among non-NATO countries. Seven of its troops have died in Iraq and about 20 have been wounded.
Meantime Reg Keys whose son Tom, 20, was one of six military British police officers killed by a mob in Iraq in Basra has called on British Defense Secretary Geoffrey Hoon to resign over the war in Iraq.
He said: "My son went to battle thinking it was about weapons of mass destruction. He was deceived, I was deceived, we were all deceived.
"I want to know why he was let down in life, when he was lied to and sent into a town to die, and then let down in death.
The 14-year-old sister of a Royal Fusilier who was killed is to call for UK troops to return home.
Maxine Gentle's teenage brother, Gordon, aged 19, had been a member of the 1st Battalion Royal Highland Fusiliers for only 3 months before being sent to Iraq.
He died when a roadside bomb exploded in Basra.
She is writing to British Prime Minister Tony Blair asking him to withdraw troops from Iraq.
She and her mother have joined the Stop The War Coalition.
Francesca Fryer, National Co-ordinator of the Stop The War Coalition, says Maxine's letter says the prime minister should have sent his own sons if he felt so strongly about it.
"We feel that the families of the military who have lost lives might help us to persuade Tony Blair, to tell him, that what he has implemented in Iraq is bad.
"There have been no weapons of mass destruction. The human rights abuses in Iraq are awful."
"When parents of children who have gone off to die for their country are doing this, we feel that if they are calling for troops to be withdrawn then perhaps he will start to listen to us."
 
 
New World Order Statistics of Human Misery of Soldiers and Military that fight for the 'Order'
('The West' and their lackey's Warfare)
Excluding Somalia and various other secret engagements
icasualties.org
Of the 3,417 coalition deaths in Afghanistan:
One Albania
40 Australia
One Belgium
158 Canada
Five Czech
43 Denmark
Nine Estonia
Two Finland
86 France
27 Georgia
54 Germany
Seven Hungary
48 Italy
Two Jordan
Three Latvia
One Lithuania
10 Unidentified as to country NATO
25 Netherlands
11 New Zealand
10 Norway
38 Poland
Two Portugal
21 Romania
Three Slovakia
One South Korea
34 Spain
Five Sweden
14 Turkey
447 UK
2,309 US
To January 22, 2014
These figures are 'Battle deaths' and do not include deaths that take place as early as two or three weeks outside the Afghanistan war zones when seriously injured troops are shipped to their home country, or in the situation with the US military to some hospital on a military base in another country.
These figures do not include suicide of soldiers who have returned home, or the killing and injuring of loved ones and others outside the family, by soldiers with mental impairment who have returned home.
At least 17,674 US personnel have been wounded in action, according to the Pentagon between November 2001 and September 2012.
      U.S. & Coalition/Casualties     
      in Afghanistan occupation      
Of the 4,804 coalition deaths in Iraq:
4,486 have been Americans
Two Australia
One Azerbaijan
Thirteen Bulgaria
One Czech Republic
Seven Denmark
5 El Salvador
Two Estonia
One Fiji
Five Georgia
One Hungary
33 Italy
One Kazakhstan
Three Latvia
Two Netherlands
23 Poland
Three Romania
Four Slovakia
One South Korea
11 Spain
Two Thailand
Eighteen Ukraine
179 UK
To January 22, 2014
These figures are 'Battle deaths' and do not include deaths that take place outside Iraq war zones, as early as two or three weeks, after seriously injured troops are shipped to their home country, or in the situation with the US military to some hospital on a military base in another country.
— other coalition deaths are estimated at up to 10,000 deaths including contract people brought into Iraq by coalition forces.
These figures do not include suicide of soldiers who have returned home, or the killing and injuring of loved ones and others outside the family, by soldiers with mental impairment who have returned home.
At least 32,223 U.S. troops have been wounded in action, according to the Pentagon between March 2003 and November 2011.
      U.S. & Coalition/Casualties     
      in Iraq occupation                     
 
CIA Obama the acting president
Every facial movement, gesture of the hand, word enunciated by the 44th president turns out to be a complete charade
The CIA — Obama — Illuminati
A long-term strategic CIA plan to recruit promising candidates
and steer these individuals and their families into positions of influence and power
Behavior modification
Phenomenological — structures of consciousness — programs
US policy has even less regard for human rights both abroad and at home
“When You Talk with God”
By Frank Fugate
Mother cries for son killed by US sniper
(CBS/AP)   July 9, 2004
Recently, much has been made of your talks and your closeness with God in extracts quoted from Bob Woodward's "Plan of Attack" and the recent PBS's "The Jesus Factor."
We know talks with God are usually personal.
Exempted you from Ten Commandments?
However, one cannot help but wonder if He has exempted you from the Ten Commandments He gave Moses and are the foundation of our civilized Christian society.
When you talk with God, Mr. President, did He tell you it is ok to ignore His commandment:  "Thou shalt not kill," and allow you to support Sharon in his killing of innocent Palestinian Christians and Muslims, mostly infants, children, women and the old?
Are they not humans?
Like you, are they not God's children?
We know, Mr. President, you haven't personally killed another human.
Great lengths to not go to war in Vietnam
You went to great lengths not to go to the war in Vietnam — to kill or be killed.
You haven't personally killed an Iraqi citizen.
You just sent other Americans in harm's way to do it for you.
You haven't personally killed a Palestinian.
Palestinians flee from villages 1948
Through US taxpayer funding of the illegal Israel superimposed state they have never been allowed to return
You just turn your back while Sharon continues to kill and maim.
Bear false witness against thy neighbor?
When you talked to your God, did He tell you it is ok to disobey His commandment:  "Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbor," as you have done against the Iraqis, claiming they had WMDs?
True, they are not your neighbors in Washington or Crawford.
They are Israel's neighbors and that makes them your neighbors, right?
Thou shalt not steal?
Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor's house?
Did God tell you it is ok for you to ignore, "Thou shalt not steal," and "Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor's house, nor any thing that is thy neighbor's," and that you could approve Sharon's taking more and more Arab Christian and Arab Muslim land?
Did God tell you that it is ok to terrorize these desperate people so they will endure a life of poverty and humiliation, and be forced to forfeit their few worldly possessions?
No, you, again, didn't personally take any of these, but when you stood beside Sharon and formed your nexus you became an important accessory.
When you "locked arms" with Sharon and said these people cannot return to their homeland, it reminded me of how our ancestors terrorized the Native Americans until they had no choice but to move to some of the most desolate parts of America.
Your spin team goes to great effort to portray Muslims as having a lack of regard for human life.
Bystander killed by US snipers
War crimes continue in this illegal invasion
Killing and maiming in Iraq?
Did God say it is ok for you to order the killing and maiming of thousands of humans in Iraq — Christians, non-Christians and others?
No question Saddam was a brutal leader and killed thousands of Iraqis.
How many Iraqis have you killed and maimed in your crusade, as you once called it, in a Freudian slip of the tongue?
Tortured and humiliated
How many Iraqis have we tortured and humiliated?
Why are you so interested in democratizing the Middle East when there are so many other dictatorships in Asia and Africa?
Is it because it is the cradle of Christianity, your vision, your Armageddon?
More people have been killed on this earth in the name of religion than by disasters, diseases, and pestilence combined.
Invasion of Iraq came from God?
Your decision to invade Iraq, which was implied to have come from God in Woodward's "Plan of Attack," and the recent PBS's "The Jesus Factor," and your comments that America should be the conscience of the world, will only add to killing in the name of religion.
When I think of how many, it blows my mind.
I am sure of one thing Mr. President, your crusade is not my crusade.
America's Middle East quagmire has been created by our one-sided support of Israel.
Our God, teaches us to be compassionate to all humankind.
Of this I am also equally sure.
Frank Fugate spent 33 plus years living in the Middle East, primarily in Saudi Arabia. He retired from Aramco (now Saudi Aramco) in 1988 as a Senior Vice President and Aramco Board member.
This article taken from         www.marchforjustice.com
Alive or dead?
James Conachy correspondent for World Socialist Web Site.
August 5, 2004
...The US military refuses to make public its own estimate of how many Iraqi civilians it killed during the invasion.
Last December, the head of the statistics department of the Iraqi health ministry alleged a study it was conducting was shut down on the orders of the US-controlled Coalition Provisional Authority (CPA).
At the time, both the CPA and the US-installed Iraqi Governing Council denied any survey was being conducted.
According to figures released last year by the US military, some 800 cruise missiles, more than 18,000 precision-guided bombs and missiles, and some 9,000 “dumb” bombs were unleashed on Iraq during the invasion.
At least 1,200 cluster bombs were dropped, each releasing dozens of small grenade-like bomblets.
A-10 “Warthog” ground-support aircraft fired an estimated 300,000 rounds from their 30mm cannons—many of which are believed to have been manufactured from depleted uranium (DU).
Stand in front of house as US soldiers invade and search their house
Tens of thousands of tank and ground artillery rounds, including DU rounds, and vast numbers of machine-gun and small-arms munitions were also expended.
Watch as US soldiers invade and search their house
James Conachy August 5, 2004:   continued.
...Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld approved 50 air strikes that US military planners had estimated in advance would kill 30 or more civilians.
Fifty strikes were also launched to kill “high-value” Iraqi military and political leaders, mostly in Baghdad, before which no estimate was even made of likely civilian deaths.
None of them hit their intended targets, and the few that have been investigated all resulted in civilian losses.
The People’s Kifah survey claims to have documented 6,103 civilian deaths in Baghdad province from the beginning of the war through October.
Iraq’s capital suffered the heaviest aerial bombardment by American and allied aircraft, and large numbers of civilians were killed during the US tank assaults into the city from April 3 to April 9.
James Conachy August 5, 2004:   continued.
...In the province of Basra, which has been under British control since the end of the war, the survey claims to have documented 6,734 civilian deaths.
The city of Basra, Iraq’s second largest, was subjected to a fierce bombardment and siege by US and British troops in the first week of the war.
Three hospitals in the city recorded 413 deaths during the invasion, but this figure did not include those who did not die in hospital or who were not taken to hospital morgues.
In Babil province, of which Hilla is the capital, the survey claims 3,552 civilians were killed.
US invasion of home kills two brothers
During the invasion, an International Red Cross representative, Roland Hugenin, told journalists from Hilla hospital that “there has been an incredible number of casualties with very, very serious wounds in the region of Hilla.
We saw that a truck was delivering dozens of totally dismembered dead bodies of women and children.”
Coffin of student killed by US invasion of home
James Conachy August 5, 2004:   continued.
...The survey claims 3,581 civilians died in the province of Nasiriya — another scene of intense fighting during the invasion.
It claims more than 2,000 civilian deaths in other southern provinces such as Misan, Karbala and Wasit; the northern province of Mosul; and the western province of al-Anbar, which includes the cities of Fallujah and Ramadi.
No figures were reportedly gathered in the three predominantly Kurdish northern provinces of the country.
...The People’s Kifah claims it halted the survey under duress, after one of the group’s workers, Ramzi Musa Ahmad, was seized by Kurdish militiamen last October and handed over to US troops.
He has been missing ever since.
US trained, paid
and controlled
Karbala
March 26, 2008
Global terrorism on the rise — www.bignewsnetwork.com   May 27, 2004:
The US adoption in Iraq of Israeli tactics employed in Palestine adds to the problem.
The early use of plastic handcuffs and hoods was followed by the demolition of Iraqi homes and businesses, together with the prolonged detention of prisoners without rights or charges.
Most recently, we have the growing prisoner-abuse scandal.
The power of images is enormous in the Arab-Muslim world.
And the pictures television viewers see of US troops in action in Iraq are often mirror images of Israeli troops in action in Gaza and the West Bank.
The Israeli use of dehumanizing force against the Palestinians has proved counterproductive, simply increasing Palestinian opposition to Israeli occupation.
The same is true for the US use of similar tactics in Iraq.
 
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The Sacramento Bee — By Claire Cooper — Bee Legal Affairs Writer   May 26, 2004:
As students and alumni of Boalt Hall School of Law continued calling for Professor John Yoo to recant or resign, the former Justice Department adviser said this week he has no misgivings about his service in the Bush administration or the legal memo at the center of the controversy.
"I thought I was playing a useful role and was happy to contribute with the country at war," said the UC Berkeley professor, referring to a 2002 memo in which he provided the Bush administration with legal justification for noncompliance with the Geneva Conventions on the humane treatment of military prisoners in Afghanistan.
The memo, written when Yoo served as deputy assistant attorney general in 2002, was addressed to Robert Delahunty, the Defense Department's general counsel.
It predated the Iraq war and considered only the legal status of al-Qaida and the Taliban militia, concluding that as "non-state" actors, they weren't covered by international law or treaties.
On the Berkeley campus and elsewhere, many quickly made the link to U.S. treatment of prisoners in Iraq.
"The odds of my resigning are about the odds of a Berkeley student flunking out, which are about zero," Yoo said.
In a telephone interview he said that while he could not discuss the substance of the memo, he "would not repudiate what I did in the government."
Gives victory sign
He defended his view — that "al-Qaida members are not prisoners of war" — as "a very sensible reading of the treaties and laws of war," one he said he often has discussed publicly in law review articles and speeches.
He also dismissed the thought that the memo led to abuses in Iraq as "speculation ... and also wrong."
"The war (in Iraq) is clearly covered by the Geneva Conventions," Yoo said.   "We've seen pictures which show violations of the Geneva Conventions.   Those people ought to be punished."
He said Afghanistan was a different conflict, covered by different rules.
See:  Kennedy asks Ashcroft about Yoo documents
BBC   12 May, 2004
The US military is checking complaints by an Afghan police officer that he was stripped naked, beaten and photographed at a US base in Afghanistan.
Former police colonel, Sayed Nabi Siddiqui, 47, told the New York Times he was wrongly detained on 15 July after reporting police corruption.
He said he was detained in three prisons over 40 days after someone accused him of being a member of the Taleban.
Mr Siddiqui said he was abused at all the bases, but the worst case was at Gardez.
In a press statement, US Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad said he was not aware of the existence of any photos of the alleged Gardez incident.
Iraq resistance
"To the best of our knowledge this is the first time anyone in the military chain of command or the United States Embassy has heard of this alleged mistreatment," he said.
On Tuesday, the top US military commander in Afghanistan, Lt Gen David Barno, rejected an Afghan human rights group's demand to carry out checks on detainees in US custody in the country.
General Barno said the army had investigated "challenges and problems" at some bases and had decided to switch prisoners to the main US facility at Bagram, north of Kabul.
At least 300 people, the majority of them Afghans, are believed to be held at Bagram and an unknown number at other sites.
In March, a Human Rights Watch report said the US detention system in Afghanistan violated international law.
Prisoners are being switched to the Bagram air base
Two Afghans died at Bagram in December 2002, with autopsies suggesting injuries from blunt implements.
The US military said it had had difficulty gathering evidence and has yet to publish a report.
Another Afghan died in June last year at a detention centre in Kunar province, in the east.


Photo: Military.com
International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) honor guards stand at attention behind the coffin of Norwegian soldier Tommy Roedningsby, during a memorial parade at Kabul's airport, May 27, 2004.

Roedningsby, 29, was killed when an ISAF military convoy came under rocket attack in Kabul last Sunday.

Photo: REUTERS/Tim Wimborne
The central holding blocks of Pul-i-Charki prison on the outskirts of the Afghan capital Kabul are visible through the main gate, May 20, 2004.

Photo: REUTERS/Tim Wimborne

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International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) honor guards stand at attention behind the coffin of Norwegian soldier Tommy Roedningsby, during a memorial parade at Kabul's airport, May 27, 2004.
Roedningsby, 29, was killed when an ISAF military convoy came under rocket attack in Kabul last Sunday.
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The central holding blocks of Pul-i-Charki prison on the outskirts of the Afghan capital Kabul are visible through the main gate, May 20, 2004.
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Photo: Military.com
Photos: Military.com, REUTERS/Tim Wimborne, REUTERS/Tim Wimborne
Seattle Post-Intelligencer    May 27, 2004
WASHINGTON — An Army summary of deaths and mistreatment involving prisoners in American custody in Iraq and Afghanistan shows a wider pattern of abuse involving more military units than previously known.
The cases from Iraq date back to April 15, 2003, a few days after Saddam Hussein's statue was toppled in a Baghdad square, and they extend up to last month, when a prisoner detained by Navy commandos died in a suspected case of homicide blamed on "blunt force trauma to the torso and positional asphyxia."
Iraq resistance
Among previously unknown acts are the abuse of detainees by Army interrogators from a National Guard unit attached to the 3rd Infantry Division, who are described in a document obtained by The New York Times to have "forced into asphyxiation numerous detainees in an attempt to obtain information" over a 10-week period last spring.
The document, dated May 5, is a synopsis prepared by the Criminal Investigation Command at the request of Army officials grappling with intense scrutiny prompted by the circulation of photographs of prisoner abuse at Abu Ghraib.
It lists the status of investigations into three dozen cases, including the continuing investigation into the notorious abuses at Abu Ghraib.
In one of the oldest cases, involving the death of a prisoner in Afghanistan in December 2002, enlisted personnel from an active-duty military intelligence unit at Fort Bragg, N.C., and an Army Reserve military-police unit from Ohio are believed to have been "involved at various times in assaulting and mistreating the detainee."
The Army summary is consistent with recent public statements by senior military officials, who have said the Army is actively investigating nine suspected homicides of prisoners held by Americans in Iraq and Afghanistan in late 2002.
But the details spelled out paint a broad picture of misconduct, and show that in many cases among the 37 prisoners who have died in American custody in Iraq and Afghanistan, the Army did not conduct autopsies and says it cannot determine the causes of the deaths.
In his speech on Monday night, President Bush portrayed the abuse of prisoners by American soldiers in narrow terms.
Iraq resistance
He described acts at Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq, which were the first and most serious to come to light, as involving actions "by a few American troops who disregarded our country and disregarded our values."
Meanwhile, a U.S. Army sergeant who gave an insider's view of Abu Ghraib prison to the media has lost his security clearance and has been disciplined by the military for speaking out, he said yesterday.
Sgt. Samuel Provance said that although soldiers he served with in Iraq were treating him as a pariah, he would not change a thing if given a second chance.
"My soldiers who were at Abu Ghraib are so scared now they're not even talking to me anymore — I'm like a villain, but would I do it again?
Of course I would, because I stand behind what I said," Provance said in a telephone interview from Heidelberg, Germany, where his military intelligence unit is based.
The New Zealand Herald    By GREG ANSLEY    May 28, 2004
Amnesty International has told Canberra that as a member of the US-led Coalition of the Willing, Australia must accept responsibility for the actions of coalition troops in Iraq.
Amnesty's latest annual report says that Canberra had also invoked national security to justify the erosion of human rights safeguards in draft laws on anti-terrorism measures and refugee rights.
Iraq resistance
...Further tough laws have been passed since then, and yesterday Attorney-General Philip Ruddock gave notice of new moves to give police access to stored emails, voicemails and SMS messages, block the disclosure of national security information in open court, and require lawyers in sensitive trials to gain security clearances.
Critics have also accused the Government of failing to act to protect the rights of two Australians held in the American military prison at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba, despite startling new allegations of torture and abuse
Witnesses have told of beatings, electric shocks and other physical abuse and humiliation administered to David Hicks, a convert to militant Islam who was captured in Afghanistan, and Mamdouh Habib, arrested as a suspected terrorist in Pakistan more than two years ago.
The Straits Times    May 28, 2004
KUALA LUMPUR - The government will allow the Human Rights Commission (Suhakam) to investigate allegations that Internal Security Act (ISA) detainees were abused should the commission feel there is a need to do so, Deputy Prime Minister Najib Razak said.
About 100 suspected Malaysian members of Jemaah Islamiah (JI) detained under the ISA have alleged that they were abused, beaten up and subjected to sexually humiliating interrogations, a New York-based human rights group claimed in a report.
Iraq resistance decides to dance
Some of the detainees were even threatened with being taken into US custody at Guantanamo Bay if they failed to 'cooperate', Human Rights Watch said in a statement posted on its website recently.
The Malaysian government has rejected the allegations as untrue.
Human Rights Watch asked for independent monitors to be allowed access to the prisoners.
Said Datuk Seri Najib on Wednesday: 'Suhakam can carry out investigations if they want to and the government will give its cooperation.'
The government is also planning to throw open the doors of the Kamunting jail, where the detainees are held, to journalists this weekend to prove there was no abuse.
However, he said the government would not agree to requests for independent monitors to visit the detainees.
'I think it would be better for them to focus on the situation in Iraq and (the US detention centre in) Guantanamo Bay.' — Deputy Prime Minister Najib Razak, on the Human Rights Watch request.
The report from Human Rights Watch said US practices in Guantanamo, where prisoners taken from the war in Afghanistan were being held without legal recourse, have influenced the treatment of ISA detainees in Malaysia.
It said Malaysian officials regularly claimed that the abuses at Guantanamo gave them licence to engage in similar practices, and, at the same time, interrogators have used Guantanamo as a threat.
The Third World War intensifies
Center for Defense Information    May 28, 2004
It was reported on May 10 that a roadside blast hit a UN vehicle carrying election officials the previous day.
Nine women and a boy died in cowardly US-led coalition air strike, Afghanistan
The four passengers were unhurt, but the escalation in attacks on UN officials has caused much concern; this is the fourth such attack this year.
Two bodies were discovered in the capital, Kabul, on May 10. One of the dead is believed to be Swedish, with the other yet to be identified.
Afghan police broke up a 12-man heroin ring in Kabul on May 11, uncovering 31 pounds of heroin.
On May 12, two Afghan soldiers were killed by suspected Taliban fighters near Shahjoy in Zabul province: their convoy was ambushed on a U.S.-made highway.
Afghan Interior Minister Ali Ahmad Jalali said on May 13 that government officials and warlords are involved in Afghanistan’s heroin trade.
He stated “I can't tell you particularly who is doing what, but generally I can say, yes, we have proof that the government officials, including security officers, are involved in drug trafficking.”
Many are worried about Afghanistan’s escalating heroin trade.
Nine women and a boy died in cowardly US-led coalition air strike, Afghanistan
July 2008
Last year, the United Nations reported that three quarters of the world’s heroin stemmed from Afghan poppy, which made up about half of Afghanistan’s gross domestic product.
On May 11, a rocket was fired at the main ISAF base in east Kabul.
One soldier was slightly injured; his identity was not revealed.
Top NATO officials met on May 18 to discuss the alliance’s role in Afghanistan.
Secretary General Jaap de Hoop Scheffer argued that Afghanistan is a test case of how to cooperate outside of Europe.
So far, NATO has been unsuccessful in providing security outside of the capital, Kabul.
During a May 20 visit to a German-run police training center in Kabul, Germany’s Interior Minister Otto Schily praised the efforts taking place there. He also pledged $57 million for training Afghan police.
Four employees of the Afghan government’s Central Statistics Office were injured on May 20 when a remote controlled bomb detonated as they drove through Jaji Maydan district of Khost province.
Two of the injured were seriously hurt.
Also on May 20, a homemade bomb was found in a girls’ school being used to register voters for the up-coming September election.
Two police officers were killed on a road-side ambush on May 21.
The officers were escorting UN workers to their home, when shortly after the drop-off, their car came under attack between Shindand and Farah City.
ISAF suffered two casualties on May 23, when a rocket struck a vehicle near Jalalabad road.
BBC May 29 2004
Four US soldiers have been killed in action in southern Afghanistan, the US military says.
The deaths occurred in the province of Zabul, which has seen regular attacks by Islamic militants.
"Four US service members assigned to the Combined Joint Special Operations Task Force — Afghanistan were killed in action today...," the statement said.
 
Boy wounded in cowardly US-led coalition air strike, Waygal district of Nuristan province Afghanistan
July 2008
Amnesty International    May 26, 2004
Cases of torture and ill-treatment
Khreisan Khalis Aballey, aged 39, was arrested at his home in Baghdad on 30 April 2003 with his 80-year-old father.
Coalition forces were apparently looking for 'Izzat al-Duri, a senior member of the Ba'ath Party.
Khreisan Aballey insisted that he had no knowledge of his whereabouts.
During his interrogation at Baghdad's airport detention facility, he was made to stand or kneel facing a wall for seven-and-a-half days, hooded, and handcuffed tightly with plastic strips.
At the same time a bright light was placed next to his hood whilst distorted music was played.
Throughout this period he was deprived of sleep and fell unconscious some of the time.
He reported that at one time a US soldier stamped on his foot, tearing off one of his toenails.
The prolonged kneeling made his knees bloody, so he mostly stood; when, after seven-and-a-half days he was told he was to be released and that he could sit, one of his legs was the size of a football.
He continued to be held for two more days, apparently to allow his health to improve, and was released on 9 May 2003.
Injured boy and many others attacked by cowardly U.S.-led coalition airstrikes in Deh Bala district of Nangarhar province, Afghanistan
July 2008
Amnesty International    May 26, 2004
Cases of torture and ill-treatment
Abdallah Khudhran al-Shamran, a Saudi Arabian national, reported after his release that he had been subjected to electric shocks.
He was arrested with six others of different nationalities in al-Rutba in early April 2003 by US and allied Iraqi forces while travelling from Syria to Baghdad.
Following the arrest all were blindfolded with hands tied behind their backs and forced to walk for three hours.
Upon reaching an unknown site, Abdallah al-Shamran alleged that he was subjected to beatings and electric shocks.
Other torture methods reportedly included being suspended from his legs and having his penis tied.
He also reported sleep deprivation through the playing of constant loud music.
The arresting authorities accused him of being a "terrorist".
Alive or dead?
Amnesty International    May 26, 2004
Deaths in custody
Among detainees who died in custody, some died in circumstances suggesting that torture was the cause of death.
The case of Baha Dawud al-Maliki is well documented.
He was among eight Iraqis hotel workers arrested on 14 September 2003 by British soldiers in Basra.
All eight were reportedly subjected to severe beatings by the soldiers.
Three days later Baha's father was handed his son's body, severely bruised and covered in blood.
Another detainee, Kefah Taha, was admitted to hospital in critical condition, suffering renal failure and severe bruising.
Amnesty International raised concerns about Baha's death and the other detainees with the UK's Ministry of Defence in a letter sent on 22 October 2003.
A Ministry of Defence official responded in November 2003 to say that the case was being investigated by the Royal Military Police.
Pattern of brutality and cruelty at Abu Ghraib facility
"In Abu Ghraib they used to bring the male prisoners to this bathroom/interrogation room, completely naked and with a black hood over their heads"
These were the words of a 50-year-old woman, H (name withheld), interviewed by Amnesty International near Baghdad in February 2004.
She was arrested by US soldiers in September 2003 and accused of hosting Ba'athists in her house which she denied.
At her first place of detention her US interrogator told her through an interpreter: "if you do not confess you will never see your children".
After 22 days H was transferred to Tikrit where she was interrogated for four days.
After 11 days there she was transferred to Abu Ghraib prison, near Baghdad, where she spent 26 days.
She and other detainees left Tikrit at 3am, reached Abu Ghraib and were left without food for almost 20 hours H said:
"Inside a bathroom in front of our cell -- which measured about 2 by 3 metres -- the American intelligence, day and night were conducting their investigations with the male inmates.
They used to bring the male prisoners to this bathroom/interrogation room, completely naked and with a black hood over their heads.
The hood had a string attached to it which an American soldier would hold in order to pull the prisoner in the direction he wanted him in".
She remembered an incident when Abu Ghraib was once hit with mortars, some of the inmates held in the tents cheered and demonstrated.
In order to punish them, she said, some Americans brought in 14 male inmates naked and handcuffed, asked them to open their legs, beat them up from behind until they fell on the floor, again asked them to open their legs and beat them from behind in a way to hurt their genital organs.
There were many screams.
During that night 14 inmates were sent to the hospital.
Another punishment was to make them walk on all four, and soldiers would pull them from the hoods covering their heads
"Whenever they brought in a new prisoner, they would always bring in a block of ice".
H could not see what went on inside the interrogation room but she could hear the screams and some of the questions asked during the interrogations.
Whenever interrogators brought in a new prisoner, they would always bring in a block of ice.
She did not know why they brought the ice or how they used it during interrogation.
But the interrogation sessions always included the ice block and were followed, a few hours later, by a visit to the prisoner, who by then would be unconscious, by two doctors, an American and an Iraqi.
The prisoners were invariably taken out of the interrogation room unconscious.
After 26 days in Abu Ghraib H was moved to another prison in Baghdad "Tasfirat al-Ressafa".
She was released on 22 January 2004 and remains traumatised by her experience in prison.
During her time in prison her children had to sell their furniture in order to survive.
Seattle Post Intelligencer    May 26, 2004
By Robert Fisk
Middle East correspondent for Independent Newspaper UK
Follow torture trail at Abu Ghraib
Last August, I was invited to Abu Ghraib — by my favorite U.S. Gen. Janis Karpinski, no less — to see the million-dollar U.S. refurbishment of this vile place.
Squeaky clean cells and toothpaste tubes and fresh pairs of pants for the "terrorist" inmates.
But now, suddenly, the whole kit and caboodle is no longer an American torture center.
It's still an Iraqi torture center and thus worthy of demolition.
The rewriting of Iraqi history is now going on at supersonic speed.
Weapons of mass destruction?
Forget it.
Links between Saddam and al-Qaida?
Forget it.
Liberating the Iraqis from Saddam's Abu Ghraib life of torture?
Forget it.
Wedding party slaughtered?
Forget it.
Clear the decks for both "full (sic) sovereignty" and "chaotic events."
This is, at any rate, according to Bush.
When I heard his hesitant pronunciation of Abu Ghraib as "Abu Grub" on Monday night, I could only profoundly agree.
But we're in danger again of missing the detail.
Just as the unsupervised armed mercenaries being killed in Iraq are being described by the occupation authorities as "contractors" or, more mendaciously, "civilians" — so the responsibility for the porno interrogations at Abu Ghraib is being allowed to slide into the summer mists over the Tigris River.
...let's cast our eyes upon that little, all-important matter of responsibility.
The actual interrogators accused of encouraging U.S. troops to abuse Iraqi prisoners at Abu Ghraib jail were working for at least one company with extensive military and commercial contacts with Israel.
The head of an American company whose personnel are implicated in the Iraqi tortures, it now turns out, attended an "anti-terror" training camp in Israel and, earlier this year, was presented with an award by Shaul Mofaz, the right-wing Israeli defense minister.
Seattle Post Intelligencer    May 26, 2004
By Robert Fisk
Middle East correspondent for Independent Newspaper UK
Follow torture trail at Abu Ghraib
According to J.P. London's company, CACI International, the visit of London (Head of the American company whose personnel are implicated in the Iraqi tortures) — sponsored by an Israeli lobby group and including U.S. congressmen and other defense contractors — was "to promote opportunities for strategic partnerships and joint ventures between U.S. and Israeli defense and homeland security agencies."
The Pentagon and the occupation powers in Iraq insist that only U.S. citizens have been allowed to question prisoners in Abu Ghraib but this takes no account of Americans who may also hold double citizenship.
The once secret torture report by U.S. Gen. Antonio Taguba refers to "third country nationals" involved in the mistreatment of prisoners in Iraq.
Taguba mentions Steven Staphanovic and John Israel as involved in the abuses at Abu Ghraib.
Staphanovic, who worked for CACI — known to the U.S. military as "Khaki" — was said by Taguba to have "allowed and/or instructed MPs (military police), who were not trained in interrogation techniques, to facilitate interrogations by 'setting conditions' ... he clearly knew his instructions equated to physical abuse."
One of Staphanovic's co-workers, Joe Ryan — who was not named in the Taguba report — now says he underwent an "Israeli interrogation course" before going to Iraq.
We know the Pentagon asked Israel for its "rules of engagement" in the occupied West Bank and Gaza. Israeli officers have briefed their U.S. opposite numbers and, according to The Associated Press, "in January and February of 2003, Israeli and American troops trained together in southern Israel's Negev desert ... Israel has also hosted senior law enforcement officials from the United States for a seminar on counter-terrorism."
Staphanovic of CACI, who may also be Australian, was accused by Taguba's army report of making "a false statement to the investigation team regarding ... his knowledge of abuses." Another outside interrogator, Adel Nakhla, who may be of Egyptian origin, was a witness to the "stacking" of naked prisoners in Abu Ghraib.
John Israel "misled" investigators by denying he had witnessed misconduct and did not have "security clearance.
Israel, according to Titan (The Titan Corporation: Homeland Security and War on Terrorism) — two of whose employees were mentioned in Taguba's report — works for one of the company's "sub-contractors."
Titan refused to name the "sub-contractor.
Why?
Among the company's former directors is ex-CIA director James Woolsey, one of the architects of the U.S. invasion of Iraq, a friend of Ahmed Chalabi and a prominent pro-Israeli lobbyist in Washington.
Injured boy and many others attacked by cowardly U.S.-led coalition airstrikes in Deh Bala district of Nangarhar province, Afghanistan
July 2008
Bloomberg May 28, 2004
Kerry Calls for More Troops to Bolster U.S. Military
Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry called for increasing the U.S. military by 40,000 troops, probably for a decade, in order 'to match its new missions' in the war on terror and homeland security.
'I make this simple pledge,' Kerry, 60, said in remarks prepared for delivery to veterans and military families in Green Bay, Wisconsin.
`If I am president, I will fight for a constant standard of decency and respect for those who serve their country in our armed forces — on active duty and as veterans.'
The added troops would help 'relieve over-extended' National Guard and reservists in Iraq and Afghanistan, Kerry spokesman David Wade said.
Half of the additional 40,000 troops would be used as military police and for civil affairs, tasks now mainly carried out by reservists; the other 20,000 would be combat troops.
The U.S. now has about 138,000 troops in Iraq.
kewe note:  I just made the decision today that I wasn't going to vote for Kerry.
I figure four more years of Bush and the US will be a totalitarian state.
July 2008
Cowardly US-led coalition air strikes kill and wound women and children in mountainous eastern Afghanistan
But five years, perhaps six, of Kerry, and we'll be there anyway.
It may not be as simple as that of course.
It may be that Kerry brings the USA back from a 21st century version of totalitarianism.
(I keep thinking of the movie Clockwork Orange.  The one with Malcolm McDowell.  I haven't see the movie in thirty years but events of today and where we are heading remind me so much of that story.)
Yet, if the West does manage to hang onto some semblance of a freedom it has established for itself over blood these past centuries, it does not beg the question of Iraq.
The style of freedom in the West is not the ideal model.
Just look at Palestine today for that answer.
The US, the democratic US has for decades now been pouring money into Israel to allow it to subordinate another culture to it.  Not just to subordinate but to gradually take the land of the other.
(As happened to those who had the land now called the US before the Europeans came — which I have to credit the thought to someone from the hundreds of pieces that I read daily.)
That the US has been paying for one culture to suppress and in parts attempt to extinguish another, for decades, and is a democracy, does not say very much for the style of democracy the US is.
We know the excuses:
Yes, the media is being taken over by a smaller and smaller grouping of people.  And some (many) of these owners are perceived, by those who work under them, to not want their employees to pursue the Palestinian/Israel question too deeply.
There is a collective haze, and a collective guilt, in the minds of those born since the war, and those still around, that we should do this, that we owe this one to those of the Hebrew faith and culture who did survive.
There is much wealth, power and influence now in the hands of the descendants and immigrants of the former oppressed Hebrew people, that tweaks the perception of the Palestine/Israel situation, and makes a reality that really isn't, supposedly real.
Yes, we know these excuses.
It does not say much for the US version of democracy:  That for fifty years the US has been pouring money into the illusion of a freedom-loving Israeli state, land taken from others, when the others are still around and still fighting
It does not say much for the people of the US, who cannot break free of the false reality of Israel, or the US version of democracy: which is that they cannot force their politicians to stop doing what they are doing.
It does not say much for the people (and the democracy) of the US that when billions upon billions of their taxpayer money are yearly being poured into an artificially propping up of a state, they know little or nothing about it.
The style of freedom in the West (especially the US) is not the ideal model.
All of us on this planet are learning.
All of the countries, as indeed all of the provinces and peoples within the countries, and their culturally different heritages, are bringing to the world aspects of living life that each has developed over great periods of time.
July 2008
Cowardly US-led coalition air strikes kill and wound women and children in mountainous eastern Afghanistan
Some of these aspects are wondrous, and some, because times do change, and the cultural reason for the aspect now serve no purpose, should be given up.
But the giving up should come from within the culture itself.  As repugnant as the keeping of an aspect of a culture might seem to outsiders, those of us outsiders looking.
For the many who believe in some form of Godhood, or Higher State, or more advanced intelligent beings who reside on other planets, solar systems and galaxies but do have the ability to contact us, or the many that believe in a higher intelligence, intelligences, that resides in another dimension, other dimensions, that has, have, the ability to contact us, why does IT, They, not force these cultural changes.  Why must these changes be left to the United States of America (and the United Kingdom) to do?
We should be asking these questions.
We should be continually debating, "Is might right?"
We should be looking at the question of one people, who are themselves still in kindergarten with regard to the rest of the Universe's intelligence, artificially forcing their will upon another people.
And this is simply that: a kindergarten kid, bullying another to do what he and she wishes.
The words go on and on, but I am tired.
Enough is here to cogitate upon.
I had already written this following ending, before I had written the beginning and middle, so I will leave it.
That these weighty issues will soon be superseded by an even weightier one will not be important to those who die today in Palestine, Iraq, and other places of the world because someone with more might has decided to exercise their supposed right.
But it will be important to the many of you who read this and who have children, or wish to have, and families, and wish that their generation and the one after and the one after will find a place on this planet for a life.
When the swamping begins, as this week we have seen in Haiti and the Dominican Republic, in so many places that the media writes stories about the extraordinary happenings of the weather, when the drought takes all our water, when the...
July 2008
US marines break doors of houses in town of Garmser, Helmand Province, Afghanistan
Then we will look up to that big face in the sky and ask why.  Why are you doing this to us?
Will the answer be returned — Did we not give you enough warning?
Did we not tell you?
Have you not had time to make changes?
And a special message for some:
 were you also spending your time, money and energy, killing people? 
Update on Kerry:
http://www.campaigndesk.org/      Campaign desk      Liz Cox Barrett      July 1, 2004
Once upon a time, not so very long ago, there was a senator named John who found himself on Al Gore's short list of potential running mates.
The campaign press in the summer of 2000 was entranced with John.
It tumbled all over itself to describe John as the perfect match for what it saw as the somewhat wooden, robot-like Gore.
One newspaper described John as a man with "an easy manner and good looks," a politician whose "charisma [might] rub off on [Gore]," a person who could "bring some charm to the ticket."
John's selection, it opined, would signal that Gore "thinks the election will be decided on personality."
A television reporter also regarded this John as "charismatic."   Another newspaper saw him as "younger and more telegenic than Dick Cheney."   Yet a third newspaper called him "handsome," with "a record tailor-made to undermine the standard Republican attack on liberal Democrats."
...What a difference 1,460 days make.
The "handsome," "charismatic" candidate who four years ago had an "easy manner," "charm," and a record impregnable to Republican attack has undergone a hideous transmogrification, as described by reporters.
No longer handsome, Kerry has been compared this election season to "The Addams Family"'s heavy-browed Lurch (by both former New York Times executive editor Howell Raines and by CNBC's talk show host/comic Dennis Miller).   The Weekly Standard's Matt Labash sees in Kerry's mug a "long-faced Easter Island mask," while The New Yorker's Philip Gourevitch observes "a long, angular face [that] has something of the abstraction of a tribal mask."   Kerry reminds Knight Ridder's Dick Polman of "those long-faced walking trees in 'Lord of the Rings,'" while the Chicago Tribune sees a "droopy, hound-dog look."
Kerry, it seems, was repeatedly whacked by an Ugly Stick sometime between 2000 and 2004.   Not exactly a ringing endorsement for Botox, if you — like the Tribune and other news outlets — entertain that sort of scuttlebutt about Kerry's skincare regimen.
But there are worse things than ugly.   But Kerry is now also, apparently, utterly free of charm.   In April, the St. Petersburg Times wrote, "... rarely do [Democrats] have much to say about [Kerry's] personal appeal or charisma."   On June 20, the (New York) Daily News editorialized that Kerry "is charisma-challenged by a mannequin."   This from newspapers that sang the praises of the charismatic and attractive Kerry not four years ago.
In March [2004], Chris Matthews wondered aloud on "Hardball" whether John Kerry "has the stuff," given that "nobody ever associated the word charisma with [him]."   Four years ago, Matthews had no such doubts about Kerry.   "I think [Gore-Kerry is] going to be the ticket, I'll say it here, because I believe that — that Bill Clinton, to his credit, set the standard:  Pick a vice president who looks right from day one like he could be president," he declared in July of 2000...
ESTIMATED NUCLEAR WARHEADS, STRATEGIC AND TACTICAL
Map showing declared, suspected and potential nuclear nations.

The US is also said to have some 3,000 warheads in reserve, while Russia has about 11,000 in non-operational stockpiles.

Israel declines to confirm it has nuclear weapons.

North Korea — 1 test underground, October 2006.

Iran is accused by the US of ambitions to build nuclear arms.

The United states had drawn up a battle plan for the potential use of nuclear weapons in Iraq and the United States has been involved in planning potential nuclear use scenarios for Iran.

The United States is now involved in a massive program to overhaul its nuclear arsenal.

In fact they're working to replace every nuclear warhead and all of the existing delivery systems in the arsenal to ensure prompt precision global strike capabilities.

Jackie Cabasso — Western States Legal Foundation
The United States has conducted 1,127 nuclear and thermonuclear tests — 217 in the atmosphere.
The Soviet Union/ Russia conducted 969 tests — 219 in the atmosphere.
France, 210 tests, 50 in the atmosphere.
The United Kingdom, 45 tests — 21 in the atmosphere.
China, 45 tests — 23 in the atmosphere.
India and Pakistan — 13 tests underground.
Israel — possible 1 test atmosphere South Africa 1979.
North Korea — 1 test underground, October 2006.
“The United states had drawn up a battle plan for the potential use of nuclear weapons in Iraq and the United States has been involved in planning potential nuclear use scenarios for Iran.”
“The United States is now involved in a massive program to overhaul its nuclear arsenal.   In fact they're working to replace every nuclear warhead and all of the existing delivery systems in the arsenal to ensure prompt precision global strike capabilities.”
Jackie Cabasso — Western States Legal Foundation
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Danish scientist Niels Harrit interview on Danish TV2 on nano-thermite in the WTC dust.

911 Controlled Demolition - Thermite - Nano Thermite - Iron Microspheres Confirm Unexplained Extreme Temperatures.

2,606 people lost their lives in the World Trade Center buildings on September 11, 2001.

125 people lost their lives at the Pentagon on 9/11.

246 people lost their lives on the four planes on 9/11.

Image: Danish TV2
Danish scientist Niels Harrit on nano-thermite in the WTC dust.

Niels Harrit, you and eight other researchers conclude in this article that it was nano-thermite that caused these buildings to collapse.

We have discovered distinctive red/gray chips in all the samples we have studied of the dust produced by the destruction of the World Trade Center.

One sample was collected by a Manhattan resident about ten minutes after the collapse of the second WTC Tower, two the next day, and a fourth about a week later.

The properties of these chips were analyzed using optical microscopy, scanning electron microscopy (SEM), X-ray energy dispersive spectroscopy (XEDS), and differential scanning calorimetry (DSC).

The red portion of these chips is found to be an unreacted thermitic material and highly energetic.

The carbon content of the red material indicates that an organic substance is present.

This would be expected for super-thermite formulations in order to produce high gas pressures upon ignition and thus make them explosive.

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Danish scientist Niels Harrit on nano-thermite in the WTC dust
Transcript of interview with Niels Harrit on Danish TV2 News 6th April 2009.
Active Thermitic Material Discovered in Dust from the 9/11 World Trade Center Catastrophe
Danish TV2   International researchers have found traces of explosives among the World Trade Center rubble.
911 Controlled Demolition - Thermite - Nano Thermite - Iron Microspheres Confirm Unexplained Extreme Temperatures.

Niels Harrit interview on Danish TV2 television.

Explosives in World Trade Center - international researchers have found traces of explosives.

Image: Danish TV2
911 Controlled Demolition - Thermite - Nano Thermite - Iron Microspheres Confirm Unexplained Extreme Temperatures.

Niels Harrit interview on Danish TV2 television.

Researchers found nano-thermite explosives in the dust and rubble of the World Trade Center buildings.

Image: Danish TV2
911 Controlled Demolition - Thermite - Nano Thermite - Iron Microspheres Confirm Unexplained Extreme Temperatures.

Niels Harrit interview on Danish TV2 television.

Researchers found nano-thermite explosives in the dust and rubble of the World Trade Center buildings that cannot have come from the planes.

Image: Danish TV2
911 Controlled Demolition - Thermite - Nano Thermite - Iron Microspheres Confirm Unexplained Extreme Temperatures.

Niels Harrit interview on Danish TV2 television.

Researchers found nano-thermite explosives in the dust and rubble of the World Trade Center buildings that cannot have come from the planes.

The believe several tonnes of explosives were placed in the buildings in advance.

Image: Danish TV2
911 Controlled Demolition - Thermite - Nano Thermite - Iron Microspheres Confirm Unexplained Extreme Temperatures.

Niels Harrit interview on Danish TV2 television.

Nano-thermite contains more energy than dynamite and can be used as rocket fuel.

Researchers found nano-thermite explosives in the dust and rubble of the World Trade Center buildings that cannot have come from the planes.

The believe several tonnes of explosives were placed in the buildings in advance.

Image: Danish TV2
911 Controlled Demolition - Thermite - Nano Thermite - Iron Microspheres Confirm Unexplained Extreme Temperatures.

Niels Harrit interview on Danish TV2 television.

So you found nano-thermite in the World Trade Center buildings, why do you think it caused the collapses?

Researchers found nano-thermite explosives in the dust and rubble of the World Trade Center buildings that cannot have come from the planes.

The believe several tonnes of explosives were placed in the buildings in advance.

Image: Danish TV2
A new scientific article concludes that impacts from the two hijacked aircraft did not cause the collapses in 2001.
We turn our attention to 9/11 — the major attack in New York.
Apparently the two airplane-impacts did not cause the towers to collapse, according to a newly published scientific article.
Researchers found nano-thermite explosive in the rubble, that cannot have come from the planes.
They believe several tonnes of explosives were placed in the buildings in advance.
Niels Harrit, you and eight other researchers conclude in this article, that it was nano-thermite that caused these buildings to collapse. What is nano-thermite?
Niels Harrit   We found nano-thermite in the rubble.
We are not saying only nano-thermite was used.
Thermite itself dates back to 1893.
It is a mixture of aluminum and rust-powder, which react to create intense heat.
The reaction produces iron, heated to 2500 °C.
This can be used to do welding.   It can also be used to melt other iron.
Nanotechnology makes things smaller.   So in nano-thermite, this powder from 1893 is reduced to tiny particles, perfectly mixed.
When these react, the intense heat develops much more quickly.
Nano-thermite can be mixed with additives to give off intense heat, or serve as a very effective explosive.
It contains more energy than dynamite, and can be used as rocket fuel.
Danish TV2   I Googled nano-thermite, and not much has been written about it.   Is it a widely known scientific substance?   Or is it so new that other scientists are hardly aware of it?
Niels Harrit   It is a collective name for substances with high levels of energy.
If civilian researchers (like myself) are not familiar with it, it is probably because they do not do much work with explosives.
As for military scientists, you would have to ask them.
I do not know how familiar they are with nanotechnology.
Danish TV2   So you found this substance in the WTC, why do you think it caused the collapses?
Niels Harrit   Well, it's an explosive.   Why else would it be there?
Danish TV2   You believe the intense heat melted the building?s steel support structure, and caused the building to collapse like a house of cards?
Niels Harrit   I cannot say precisely, as this substance can serve both purposes.
It can explode and break things apart, and it can melt things.
Both effects were probably used, as I see it.
Molten metal pours out of the South Tower several minutes before the collapse.
This indicates the whole structure was being weakened in advance.
Then the regular explosives come into play.
The actual collapse sequence had to be perfectly timed, all the way down.
Danish TV2   What quantities are we talking about?
Niels Harrit   A lot.   There were only two planes, but three skyscrapers collapsed.
We know roughly how much dust was created.
The pictures show huge quantities, everything but the steel was pulverised.
And we know roughly how much unreacted thermite we have found.
911 Controlled Demolition - Thermite - Nano Thermite - Iron Microspheres Confirm Unexplained Extreme Temperatures.

Niels Harrit interview on Danish TV2 television.

Nano Thermite can explode and break things apart and it can melt things.

Explosives in World Trade Center - international researchers have found traces of explosives.

Image: Danish TV2
911 Controlled Demolition - Thermite - Nano Thermite - Iron Microspheres Confirm Unexplained Extreme Temperatures.

Niels Harrit interview on Danish TV2 television.

Both effects were probably used by the use of Nano Thermite as I see it.

Researchers found nano-thermite explosives in the dust and rubble of the World Trade Center buildings.

Image: Danish TV2
911 Controlled Demolition - Thermite - Nano Thermite - Iron Microspheres Confirm Unexplained Extreme Temperatures.

Niels Harrit interview on Danish TV2 television.

The use of nano thermite indicates the whole structure was being weakened in advance.

Researchers found nano-thermite explosives in the dust and rubble of the World Trade Center buildings that cannot have come from the planes.

Image: Danish TV2
This is the “loaded gun”, material that did not ignite for some reason.
We are talking about tonnes.   Over 10 tonnes, possibly 100 tonnes.
Danish TV2   Ten tonnes, possibly 100 tonnes, in three buildings?   And these substances are not normally found in such buildings?
Niels Harrit   No.   These materials are extremely advanced.
Danish TV2   How do you place such material in a skyscraper, on all the floors?
Niels Harrit   How you would get it in?
Danish TV2   Yes.
Niels Harrit   If I had to transport it in those quantities I would use pallets.   Get a truck and move it in on pallets.
Danish TV2   Why hasn't this been discovered earlier?
Niels Harrit   By whom?
Danish TV2   The caretakers, for example.     If you are moving 10 to 100 tonnes of nano-thermite around, and placing it on all the floors.     I am just surprised no-one noticed.
Niels Harrit   As a journalist, you should address that question to the company responsible for security at the WTC.
Danish TV2   So you are in no doubt the material was present?
Niels Harrit   You cannot fudge this kind of science.
We have found it.   Unreacted thermite.
Danish TV2   What responses has your article received around the world?
Niels Harrit   It is completely new knowledge for me.
It was only published last Friday.   So it is too early to say.
But the article may not be as groundbreaking as you think.
Hundreds of thousands of people around the world, have long known that the three buildings were demolished.
911 Controlled Demolition - Thermite - Nano Thermite - Iron Microspheres Confirm Unexplained Extreme Temperatures.

Niels Harrit interview on Danish TV2 television.

Once the nano thermite was used then the regular explosives come into play.

Explosives in World Trade Center - international researchers have found traces of explosives.

Image: Danish TV2
911 Controlled Demolition - Thermite - Nano Thermite - Iron Microspheres Confirm Unexplained Extreme Temperatures.

Niels Harrit interview on Danish TV2 television.

The actual collapse sequence had to be perfectly times, all the way down.

Researchers found nano-thermite explosives in the dust and rubble of the World Trade Center buildings.

Image: Danish TV2
911 Controlled Demolition - Thermite - Nano Thermite - Iron Microspheres Confirm Unexplained Extreme Temperatures.

Niels Harrit interview on Danish TV2 television.

And we know roughly how much unreacted thermite we have found.

Researchers found nano-thermite explosives in the dust and rubble of the World Trade Center buildings that cannot have come from the planes.

Image: Danish TV2
911 Controlled Demolition - Thermite - Nano Thermite - Iron Microspheres Confirm Unexplained Extreme Temperatures.

Niels Harrit interview on Danish TV2 television.

No.  These nano thermite materials are extremely advanced.

Researchers found nano-thermite explosives in the dust and rubble of the World Trade Center buildings that cannot have come from the planes.

The believe several tonnes of explosives were placed in the buildings in advance.

Image: Danish TV2
911 Controlled Demolition - Thermite - Nano Thermite - Iron Microspheres Confirm Unexplained Extreme Temperatures.

Niels Harrit interview on Danish TV2 television.

Nano thermite in the buildings - almost ten years have passed.

Nano-thermite contains more energy than dynamite and can be used as rocket fuel.

Researchers found nano-thermite explosives in the dust and rubble of the World Trade Center buildings that cannot have come from the planes.

The believe several tonnes of explosives were placed in the buildings in advance.

Image: Danish TV2
911 Controlled Demolition - Thermite - Nano Thermite - Iron Microspheres Confirm Unexplained Extreme Temperatures.

Niels Harrit interview on Danish TV2 television.

So you found nano-thermite in the World Trade Center buildings, why do you think it caused the collapses?

It was by chance that someone discovered nano thermite two years ago.

Researchers found nano-thermite explosives in the dust and rubble of the World Trade Center buildings that cannot have come from the planes.

The believe several tonnes of explosives were placed in the buildings in advance.

Image: Danish TV2
This has been crystal clear.
Our research is just the last nail in the coffin.
This is not the 'smoking gun', it is the 'loaded gun'.
Each day, thousands of people realise that the WTC was demolished.
That is something unstoppable.
Danish TV2   Why has no-one discovered earlier that there was nano-thermite in the buildings?   Almost ten years have passed.
Niels Harrit   You mean in the dust?
Danish TV2   Yes.
Niels Harrit   It was by chance that someone looked at the dust with a microscope.
They are tiny red chips.
The biggest are 1 mm in size, and can be seen with the naked eye.
But you need a microscope to see the vast majority.
It was by chance that someone discovered them two years ago.
Danish TV2   It has taken 18 months to prepare the scientific article you refer to.
Niels Harrit   It is a very comprehensive article based on thorough research.
Danish TV2   You have been working on this for several years, because it didn't make sense to you.
Niels Harrit   Yes, over two years actually.
It all started when I saw the collapse of Building 7, the third skyscraper.
It collapsed seven hours after the twin towers.
And there were only two airplanes.
When you see a 47-storey building, 186m tall, collapse in 6.5 seconds, and you are a scientist, you think “what?”.
I had to watch it again… and again.
I hit the button 10 times, and my jaw dropped lower and lower.
Firstly, I had never heard of that building before.
And there was no visible reason why it should collapse in that way, straight down, in 6.5 seconds.
I have had no rest since that day.
Danish TV2   Ever since 9/11 there has been speculation, and conspiracy theories.   What do you say to viewers who hear about your research and say, “we?ve heard it all before, there are lots of conspiracy theories”.   What would you say to convince them that this is different?
Niels Harrit   I think there is only one conspiracy theory worth mentioning, the one involving 19 hijackers.
I think viewers should ask themselves what evidence they have seen to support the official conspiracy theory.
If anyone has seen evidence, I would like to hear about it
No-one has been formally charged.   No-one is 'wanted'.
Our work should lead to demands for a proper criminal investigation of the 9/11 terrorist attack.
Because it never happened.   We are still waiting for it.
We hope our results will be used as technical evidence when that day comes.
Danish TV2   Niels Harrit, fascinating, thanks for coming in.
Niels Harrit   My pleasure
ITALIAN SAYS 9-11 SOLVED
It’s common knowledge, he reveals
CIA — Mossad behind terror attacks
By the Staff of American Free Press
Former Italian President Francesco Cossiga, who revealed the existence of Operation Gladio, has told Italy’s oldest and most widely read newspaper that the 9-11 terrorist attacks were run by the CIA and Mossad, and that this was common knowledge among global intelligence agencies.
In what translates awkwardly into English, Cossiga told the newspaper Corriere della Sera:
“All the [intelligence services] of America and Europe… know well that the disastrous attack has been planned and realized from the Mossad, with the aid of the Zionist world in order to put under accusation the Arabic countries and in order to induce the western powers to take part … in Iraq [and] Afghanistan.”
Cossiga was elected president of the Italian Senate in July 1983 before winning a landslide election to become president of the country in 1985, and he remained until 1992.
Cossiga’s tendency to be outspoken upset the Italian political establishment, and he was forced to resign after revealing the existence of, and his part in setting up, Operation Gladio.
This was a rogue intelligence network under NATO auspices that carried out bombings across Europe in the 1960s, 1970s and ’80s.
Gladio’s specialty was to carry out what they termed 'false flag' operations — terror attacks that were blamed on their domestic and geopolitical opposition.
In March 2001, Gladio agent Vincenzo Vinciguerra stated, in sworn testimony:
“You had to attack civilians, the people, women, children, innocent people, unknown people far removed from any political game.
The reason was quite simple: to force … the public to turn to the state to ask for greater security.”
Cossiga first expressed his doubts about 9-11 in 2001, and is quoted by 9-11 researcher Webster Tarpley saying:
“The mastermind of the attack must have been a sophisticated mind, provided with ample means not only to recruit fanatic kamikazes, but also highly specialized personnel.
I add one thing: it could not be accomplished without infiltrations in the radar and flight security personnel.”
Coming from a widely respected former head of state, Cossiga’s assertion that the 9-11 attacks were an inside job and that this is common knowledge among global intelligence agencies is illuminating.
It is one more eye-opening confirmation that has not been mentioned by America’s propaganda machine in print or on TV.
Nevertheless, because of his experience and status in the world, Cossiga cannot be discounted as a crackpot.
Free to redistribute as long as credit given to American Free Press
We have discovered distinctive red/gray chips in all the samples we have studied of the dust produced by the destruction of the World Trade Center.

One sample was collected by a Manhattan resident about ten minutes after the collapse of the second WTC Tower, two the next day, and a fourth about a week later.

The properties of these chips were analyzed using optical microscopy, scanning electron microscopy (SEM), X-ray energy dispersive spectroscopy (XEDS), and differential scanning calorimetry (DSC).

The red portion of these chips is found to be an unreacted thermitic material and highly energetic.

The carbon content of the red material indicates that an organic substance is present.

This would be expected for super-thermite formulations in order to produce high gas pressures upon ignition and thus make them explosive.

Photo: Bentham-Open.org
Active Thermitic Material Discovered in Dust from the 9/11 World Trade Center Catastrophe
Photo: Bentham-Open.org
Active Thermitic Material Discovered in Dust from the 9/11 World Trade Center Catastrophe
We have discovered distinctive red/gray chips in all the samples we have studied of the dust produced by the destruction of the World Trade Center.
One sample was collected by a Manhattan resident about ten minutes after the collapse of the second WTC Tower, two the next day, and a fourth about a week later.
The properties of these chips were analyzed using optical microscopy, scanning electron microscopy (SEM), X-ray energy dispersive spectroscopy (XEDS), and differential scanning calorimetry (DSC).
The red portion of these chips is found to be an unreacted thermitic material and highly energetic.
The carbon content of the red material indicates that an organic substance is present.
This would be expected for super-thermite formulations in order to produce high gas pressures upon ignition and thus make them explosive.
 
Your life, your children's lives —
Will you live or die?
Decided by small group of elite.
Pure evil
It doesn't get any clearer than this
 
Published on Friday, March 2, 2007 by the Los Angeles Times
US to Develop New Hydrogen Bomb
by Ralph Vartabedian
The Energy Department will announce today a contract to develop the nation's first new hydrogen bomb in two decades, involving a collaboration between three national weapons laboratories, The Times has learned.
The new bomb will include design features from all three labs, though Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in the Bay Area appears to have taken the lead position in the project. The Los Alamos and Sandia labs in New Mexico will also be part of the project.
Why are the West's elites trying to start a nuclear war?
Because you pay for it
BBC — Thursday, 6 September 2007
UK jets 'chase Russian bombers'
UK MoD image of Tupolev-95 Bear bomber

An MoD photo shows RAF Typhoon shadowing a Russian Bear-H
Norway says Russia has increased military flights in the Arctic
The UK's Royal Air Force has launched fighter jets to intercept eight Russian military planes flying in airspace patrolled by Nato, UK officials say.
Four RAF F3 Tornado aircraft were scrambled in response to the Russian action, the UK's defence ministry said.
The Russian planes - said to be long-range bombers - had earlier been followed by Norwegian F16 jets.
Russia recently revived a Cold War-era practice of flying bombers on long-range patrols.
A Norwegian officer, Lt Col John Inge Oegland, told the BBC the Russian Tupolev Tu-95 Bear bombers flew in international airspace from the Barents Sea to the Atlantic, before turning back.
Two Norwegian F-16s shadowed them on Thursday morning and another two went up later, he said.
There have been several similar incidents in recent months, Lt-Col Oegland added.
"Norway is following the increased Russian activity in the far north with interest," he told the BBC News website.
He said the Russian flights were not causing alarm in Norway.   "Our systems are adequate," he said, when asked whether Norway was bolstering its security in the area.
If you never see another movie, better watch this: the old original version still allowed on Google video
For Google video version — click here — it will state this version is old!
This version is not censored — it is infinitely better then the newer censored version
To download this version and keep
http://keepvid.com
copy and paste
http://video.google.co.uk/videoplay?docid=5547481422995115331
P.S. The new Zeitgeist movie is loaded with political rhetoric
It cannot be more opposite of the sense of Zeitgeist — a German word meaning 'Of the time'
AND don't forget this:
Pandora's Black Box Chapter Two — click here
Pilots for 911 truth — click here
'Oh!   You don't believe the 9-11 official version,' they say.
'You mean where they want you to accept the buildings were not blown up from below.
'Plane fuel!   Substance never burns higher then a gas stove!   That it caused the inner core steel to melt!
'Steel melting!
'Concrete vaporizing!
' 'No!   I don't believe that conspiracy theory.
'Cheney!   Bush!   Rudy Giuliani!   HA!  HA!
'Tower 7 that never had a plane hit — just came tumbling down!
'You believe that, eh!
'Ever think it had to be blown up because the plane scheduled to fly into it was off getting shot down.
'Thermite in Tower 7's walls, you see — incriminating evidence — impossible to get out without people watching!
Had to be blown up!
'Next you'll be saying Obama is not a Wall Street Illuminati banker stooge?
'Take your pick:   The partner in a comedy team who feeds lines to the other comedians.
'Him who allows himself to be used.
'Oh!   I can't really blame you,   Television it turns minds to pulp.
'Turn off the television.   It's the only way.'
'Turn off the television?'
'Get rid of it really.   I mean what else is there to do!'
'Get rid of the television?'
'Don't forget all radio garbage is propaganda, even the songs.
'Then those five minute propaganda hits they send you every hour!
'The ones they refer to as News
'Get rid of all the propaganda from your brain, the only way to do it.'
'Stop being hooked on those Hollywood movies — even those that make you think they are making you think'
'All paid performers to make your brain dead.
'You turn the brainwashing off, you'll begin to become yourself.
'It really is the only way!'
'Oh!'
Kewe — TheWE.cc
9/11
By all accounts, the unprecedented events of September 11th, 2001 changed the way our country functions, and in turn, the world.
It is therefore critical that conscientious Americans, as well as people around the globe, understand these events in detail.
Unfortunately the official reports, including The 9/11 Commission Report and the NIST WTC Report, written by those working under the direction of the Bush Administration, have been proven to be elaborate cover-ups.
Film: 9/11 Revisited
September 11th Revisited is perhaps the most riveting film ever made about the destruction of the World Trade Center.
This is a powerful documentary which features eyewitness accounts and archived news footage that was shot on September 11, 2001 but never replayed on television.
Featuring interviews with eyewitnesses & firefighters, along with expert analysis by Professor Steven E. Jones, Professor David Ray Griffin, MIT Engineer Jeffrey King, and Professor James H. Fetzer.
This film provides stunning evidence that explosives were used in the complete demolition of the WTC Twin Towers and WTC Building 7.
For Film: 9/11 Revisited
— Click Here
Film: 9/11 Press for Truth
An excellent documentary about the families of the victims of 9/11 and their fight to uncover and expose the truth about what happened that day.
For Film: 9/11 Press for Truth
— Click Here
Film: 9/11 Mysteries
90 minutes of pure demolition evidence and analysis, laced with staggering witness testimonials.
Moving from “the myth” through “the analysis” and into “the players,” careful deconstruction of the official story set right alongside clean, clear science.
The 9/11 picture is not one of politics or nationalism or loyalty, but one of strict and simple physics.   How do you get a 10-second 110-story pancake collapse?
Every missile has a home.

Photo: Alaska Image Library
Every missile has a home
(No Mortgages to Worry About)
Image: Natasha Mayers
It's kind of a fun game
You see the aim of those inner forces who guide the Elite —
For them the real agenda is depopulation
To kill off you
your children
your grandchildren
It is to have fun watching our stupidity as we allow the destruction of our planet
     — but most haven't figured this out yet!
If we stop them with the nuclear and biological weapons
then it's the 400+ MPH, KPH wind
the increase in UVB, UVC, UVA rays due to loss of stratospheric ozone.
It's the climate!
It's the reduction and elimination of food coming from all levels of cunning
World Elite — tools and servants of Lucifer
The fall of Lucifer, Gustave Doré's illustration for Paradise Lost by John Milton.

Photo: wikipedia.org/
The fall of Lucifer
Gustave Doré's illustration for Paradise Lost by John Milton
US destroyed Fallujah as it tries to destroy the rest of Iraq
Published on Monday, July 4, 2005 by CommonDreams.org
by Sheldon Drobny
Justice O'Connor's decision in Bush v. Gore led to the current Bush administration's execution of war crimes and atrocities in Iraq, Afghanistan, and other places in the Middle East that are as egregious as those committed by the Third Reich and other evil governments in human history.
The lesson is clear.
Those people who may be honorable and distinguished in their chosen profession should always make decisions based upon good rather than evil no matter where their nominal allegiances may rest.
Justice O'Connor was quoted to have said something to the affect that she abhorred the thought of Bush losing the 2000 election to Gore.
She was known to have wanted to retire after the 2000 election for same reason she is now retiring.
She wanted to spend more time with her sick husband.
Unfortunately, she tarnished her distinguished career with the deciding vote in Bush v. Gore by going along with the partisan majority of the Court to interfere with a democratic election that she and the majority feared would be lost in an honest recount.
She dishonored herself and the Supreme Court by succumbing to party allegiances and not The Constitution to which she swore to uphold.
And the constitutional argument she and the majority used to justify their decision was the Equal Protection Clause.
The Equal Protection Clause was the ultimate basis for the decision, but the majority essentially admitted (what was obvious in any event) that it was not basing its conclusion on any general view of what equal protection requires.
The decision in Bush v Gore was not dictated by the law in any sense—either the law found through research, or the law as reflected in the kind of intuitive sense that comes from immersion in the legal culture.
The Equal Protection clause is generally used in matters concerning civil rights.
The majority ignored their basic conservative views supporting federalism and states' rights in order to justify their decision.
History will haunt these justices down for their utter lack of justice and the hypocrisy associated with this decision.
Sheldon Drobny is Co-founder of Air America Radio.
Unspeakable grief and horror
                        ...and the circus of deception continues...
He says, "You are quite mad, Kewe"
And of course I am.
Why, I don't believe any of it — not the bloody body, not the bloody mind, not even the bloody Universe, or is it bloody multiverse.
"It's all illusion," I say.   "Don't you know, my lad, my lassie.   The game!   The game, me girl, me boy!   Takes on interest, don't you know.   T'is me sport, till doest find a better!"
Pssssst — but all this stuff is happening down here
Let's change it!
To say hello:     hello[the at marker]Kewe.info
For Kewe's spiritual and metaphysical pages — click here
Mother her two babies killed by US
More than Fifteen million
US dollars given by US taxpayers to Israel each day for their military use
4 billion US dollars per year
Nanci Pelosi — U.S. House Democratic leader — Congresswoman California, 8th District
Speaking at the AIPAC agenda   May 26, 2005
There are those who contend that the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is all about Israel's occupation of the West Bank and Gaza.   This is absolute nonsense.
In truth, the history of the conflict is not over occupation, and never has been:  it is over the fundamental right of Israel to exist.
The greatest threat to Israel's right to exist, with the prospect of devastating violence, now comes from Iran.
For too long, leaders of both political parties in the United States have not done nearly enough to confront the Russians and the Chinese, who have supplied Iran as it has plowed ahead with its nuclear and missile technology....
In the words of Isaiah, we will make ourselves to Israel 'as hiding places from the winds and shelters from the tempests; as rivers of water in dry places; as shadows of a great rock in a weary land.'
Pelosi
Afghanistan Most Recent
From the video 'Holes in Heaven' — Brooks Agnew, Earth Tornographer
In 1983 I did radio tornography with 30 watts looking for oil in the ground.
I found 26 oil wells over a nine state area.
100 hundred percent of the time was accurate, which is just 30 watts of power beaming straight into solid rock.
HAARP uses a billion watts beamed straight into the ionosphere for experiments.
Picture these strings on the piano as layers of the Earth, each one has its own frequency.
What we used to do is beam radio waves into the ground and it would vibrate any 'strings' that were present in the ground.
We might get a sound back like ___ and we would say, that's natural gas.
We might get a sound back like ____ and we'd say that's crude oil.
We were able to identify each frequency.
We accomplished this with just 30 watts of radio power.
If you do this with a billion watts the vibrations are so violent that the entire piano would shake.
In fact the whole house would shake.
In fact the vibrations could be so severe under ground they could even cause an earthquake.
Download or watch   HAARP Holes in Heaven
— Complete version available for mp4 download
Download or watch movie on HAARP — Advanced US Military research weapon on behaviour modification
weather change, ionesphere manipulation — click here
Download or watch audio of Dr. Nick Begich talking on HAARP
— The 2006 update to 'Angels Don't Play This HAARP'.
'Angels Still Don't Play This HAARP: Advances In Tesla Technology'.
Planet Earth Weapon by Rosalie Bertell
ozone, HAARP, chemtrails, space war — click here
What HAARP Is.. And Everything Its Used For
Full HAARP Documentary — click here
Angels Dont Play This HAARP weather manipulation
1 hour 36 minutes video — click here
(poor quality to watch but well worth listening)
Dr. Nick Begich, his book and his articles can be found here
       http://www.earthpulse.com/      
Article on Chemtrails — unusual cloud formations in the US.
Published on Monday, July 4, 2005 by CommonDreams.org
by Sheldon Drobny
Justice O'Connor's decision in Bush v. Gore led to the current Bush administration's execution of war crimes and atrocities in Iraq, Afghanistan, and other places in the Middle East that are as egregious as those committed by the Third Reich and other evil governments in human history.
US destroyed Fallujah as it tries to destroy the rest of Iraq
The lesson is clear.
Those people who may be honorable and distinguished in their chosen profession should always make decisions based upon good rather than evil no matter where their nominal allegiances may rest.
Justice O'Connor was quoted to have said something to the affect that she abhorred the thought of Bush losing the 2000 election to Gore.
She was known to have wanted to retire after the 2000 election for same reason she is now retiring.
She wanted to spend more time with her sick husband.
Unfortunately, she tarnished her distinguished career with the deciding vote in Bush v. Gore by going along with the partisan majority of the Court to interfere with a democratic election that she and the majority feared would be lost in an honest recount.
She dishonored herself and the Supreme Court by succumbing to party allegiances and not The Constitution to which she swore to uphold.
And the constitutional argument she and the majority used to justify their decision was the Equal Protection Clause.
The Equal Protection Clause was the ultimate basis for the decision, but the majority essentially admitted (what was obvious in any event) that it was not basing its conclusion on any general view of what equal protection requires.
The decision in Bush v Gore was not dictated by the law in any sense—either the law found through research, or the law as reflected in the kind of intuitive sense that comes from immersion in the legal culture.
The Equal Protection clause is generally used in matters concerning civil rights.
The majority ignored their basic conservative views supporting federalism and states' rights in order to justify their decision.
History will haunt these justices down for their utter lack of justice and the hypocrisy associated with this decision.
Sheldon Drobny is Co-founder of Air America Radio.
U.S. Bombing of Fallujah
— the Third World War continued: Chechnya, North Ossetia, Ingushetia
More atrocities - Ahmed and Asma, story of two children dying
al-Sadr City
Iraq's real WMD crime - the effects of depleted uranium
World War Two soldiers did not kill Kill ratio Korea, Vietnam. Iraq.
Afghanistan - Terror?
Photos over past three months.
Aid agencies compromised by US actions
US soldiers committing suicide Afghanistan Iraq — Most Recent
Psychologist Pete Linnerooth was one of three who were part of a mental health crew in charge of the US 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division in the Baghdad area of Iraq.   Pete Linnerooth committed suicide by turning a gun upon himself in January of 2013
Veterans kill themselves at a rate of one every 80 minutes.   More than 6,500 veteran suicides are logged every year — more than the total number of soldiers killed in Afghanistan and Iraq combined since those wars began.
Mary Coghill Kirkland said she asked her son, 21-year-old Army Spc. Derrick Kirkland, what was wrong as soon as he came back from his first deployment to Iraq in 2008.   He had a ready answer: "Mom, I'm a murderer."
A military base on the brink
As police agents watched he shot himself in the head
Murders, fights, robberies, domestic violence, drunk driving, drug overdoses
US soldiers committing suicide Afghanistan Iraq II
U.S. Soldier Killed Herself After Objecting to Interrogation Techniques
Private Gary Boswell, 20, from Milford Haven, Pembrokeshire, was found hanging in a playground in July
She is Jeanne "Linda" Michel, a Navy medic.   She came home last month to her husband and three kids ages 11, 5, and 4, delighted to be back in her suburban home of Clifton Park in upstate New York.   Two weeks after she got home, she shot and killed herself.
Peterson refused to participate in the torture after only two nights working in the unit known as the cage
     United States Numb to Iraq Troop Deaths       
     All papers relating to the interrogations have been destroyed     
      We stripped them and were supposed to mock them and degrade their manhood     
US soldiers committing suicide Iraq Vietnam
The Iraq War - complete listing of articles, includes images
The House of Saud and Bush
       All with U.S. Money:       
       US and Israel War Crimes       
All with U.S. Money:
Israel agents stole identity of New Zealand cerebral palsy victim.
(IsraelNN.com July 15, 2004) The Foreign Ministry will take steps towards restoring relations with New Zealand. New Zealand Prime Minister Helen Clark today announced she was implementing diplomatic sanctions after two Israelis were sentenced on charges of attempting to obtain illegal passports. Despite Israeli refusal to respond to the accusations, the two are labeled in the New Zealand media as Mossad agents acting on behalf of the Israeli intelligence community.
Foreign Ministry officials stated they will do everything possible to renew diplomatic ties, expressing sorrow over the "unfortunate incident".
Projected mortality rate of Sudan refugee starvation deaths — Darfur pictures
Suicide now top killer of Israeli soldiers
Atrocities files - graphic images
'Suicide bombings,' the angel said, 'and beheadings.'
'And the others that have all the power - they fly missiles in the sky.
They don't even look at the people they kill.'
       The real Ronald Reagan       
       — Nicaragua, Guatemala, El Salvador, South Africa        
Follow the torture trail...
       Cowardly attacks by air killing men women and children in their homes, often never seeing those they kill as the drones or aircraft fly back to the cowardly bases       
       If they kill only the husband, see how they care for the family they have destroyed       
       Afghanistan — Western Terror States: Canada, US, UK, France, Germany, Italy       
       Photos of Afghanistan people being killed and injured by NATO     
Photos July 2004
US Debt
Photos June 2004
Lest we forget - Ahmed and Asma, story of two children dying
American military: Abu Gharib (Ghraib) prison photos, humiliation and torture
- London Daily Mirror article: non-sexually explicit pictures
Photos April 2004
The celebration of Jerusalem day, the US missiles that rained onto children in Gaza,
and, a gathering of top articles over the past nine months
Photos March 2004
The Iraq War - complete listing of articles, includes images
Photos February 2004
US missiles - US money - and Palestine
Photos January 2004
Ethnic cleansing in the Beduin desert
Photos December 2003
Shirin Ebadi Nobel Peace Prize winner 2003
Photos November 2003
Atrocities - graphic images...
Photos October 2003
Aljazeerah.info
Photos September 2003
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