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Thinking the Unthinkable; opening up negotiations with the Iraqi Resistance
Mike Whitney
... The administration could do us all a favor by anticipating the
inevitable failure of their misguided crusade and calling for a total and
immediate ceasefire, followed by negotiations with representatives of the
Iraqi resistance, and an unconditional commitment to withdraw all foreign
troops. The issues of reparations, reconstruction and war crimes can be
dealt with at some mutually agreed upon future date, but for now, le! t?s
stop the killing....

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Sheikh Majeed Al-Gaood : The Reconciliation Game is for Saving the Occupier
& his Criminals Operatives . Beware of it & Beware of those playing the
Double side Game
Sheikh Majeed Al-Gaood
...The Reconciliation they want is the one leading to normalization with
the Occupation & his Project , & the acceptance of all his Results . It
also means the complete submission to the current situation imposed on Iraq
& his people . Wich means the ending of the National Resistance & the
acceptance of the Sectarian & Ethnical! Division of Iraq . This
Reconciliation is the way to grant success to the American Project & his
enlargement to include all of the Arab Countries ; which would allow Israel
to realize all its goals in the region . The goals representing a part of
the American-Zionist Project..

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International Call for United Nations Investigation of Killing of Defense
Lawyer in Trial of Saddam Hussein
Based on news reports suggesting that the men who murdered lawyer Sadoon
al-Janabi may have been officials of the United States-supported Interim
Iraqi government, calls have been made for a United Nations-led independent
investigation of the killing. On 21 October 2005, eyewitnesses told Al
Arabiya TV that "Mr. Janabi?s abductors, dressed in suits and ties,
identified themselv! es as officials of the Interior Ministry." This
Ministry of the Iraqi government is reported by the New York Times, to have
faced repeated accusations in recent months that it has harbored Shiite
death squads that hunt down members of the Sunni Arab community with links
to Mr. Hussein?s years in power. On 24 October 2005, the Iraqi Lawyers
Union made a call for an independent UN investigation in public statements
which also called for a boycott of the proceedings until an investigation
determines responsibility for the killing.

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Urgent Request for the Immediate Investigation by the United Nations of the
Kidnapping and Murder of Sadoum al-Janabi
Dear Mr. Secretary-General, A United Nations investigation of the
kidnapping and murder in Baghdad on October 20 , 2005 of Sadoun al-Janabi,
defense attorney for Awad Hamed al-Bander, the day after the televised
exposure of defense attorneys for eight leaders of the former government of
Iraq, including President Saddam Hussein, is an urgent necessity.
Investigations by! the interim government of Iraq and the United States
will have no credibility. Leaders of both governments have repeatedly
expressed hostility toward the accused persons and both governments have
resorted to criminal violence against supporters of the former government
of Iraq....

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David Johnston and Richard W. Stevenson
Lawyers in the C.I.A. leak case said Thursday that they expected I. Lewis
Libby Jr., Vice President Dick Cheney's chief of staff, to be indicted on
Friday, charged with making false statements to the grand jury. Lawyers in
the C.I.A. leak case said Thursday that they expected I. Jr., Vice
President chief of staff, to be indicted on Friday, charged with making
false statements to the grand jury. Karl Rove, Presid! ent Bush's senior
adviser and deputy chief of staff, will not be charged on Friday, but will
remain under investigation, people briefed officially about the case said.
As a result, they said, the special counsel in the case, Patrick J.
Fitzgerald, was likely to extend the term of the federal grand jury beyond
its scheduled expiration on Friday...

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Hell in Gitmo
Sharif Abdel-Kouddous, Al-Ahram Weekly
...Lawyers for several Guantanamo prisoners on hunger strike describe
torture-style tactics being used against their clients and say they are
being involuntarily and violently force-fed by prison guards and medical
staff. They allege that military officials have violently pushed large
feeding tubes up prisoners' noses, forcing the tubes all the way down their
throats and into their stomachs. Moreover, this was done without any
anesthesia or sedatives, causing ! "unbearable" pain. "Guards took the
nasal-gastric tubes from one detainee, and with no sanitisation whatsoever,
reinserted it into the nose of a different detainee," said attorney Julia
Tarver, who represents 10 Saudi detainees. "When these tubes were
reinserted, the detainees could see the blood and stomach bile from other
detainees remaining on the tubes"...

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The World Can't Wait!
Drive Out the Bush Regime!
Mobilize for November 2, 2005!
World Can't Wait
Your government, on the basis of outrageous lies, is waging a murderous and
utterly illegitimate war in Iraq, with other countries in their sights.
Your government is openly torturing people, and justifying it. Your
government puts people in jail on the merest suspicion, refusing them
lawyers, and either holding them indefinitely or deporting them in the dead
of night. Your government is moving each day close! r to a theocracy, where
a narrow and hateful brand of Christian fundamentalism will rule...

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Prosecutor Secures Indictment in CIA Outing Case, Lawyers Say
Jason Leopold, www.dissidentvoice.org
The prosecutor investigating the outing of covert CIA operative Valerie
Plame Wilson has secured at least one indictment in the case from a
majority of the 23 grand jurors, lawyers and intelligence officials close
to the case said Wednesday. The final outcome of Special Prosecutor Patrick
Fitzgerald's 22-month federal probe is expected to end Friday with
indictments of White House officials. The situation remains f! luid,
however, and several new scenarios have developed over the past 48 hours
that could delay an announcement, lawyers close to the probe said late

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GI Special 3C96: What Is This Thing? - October 28, 2005
...With angry chants of "Bush lied, 2,000 died!" several hundred New
Yorkers jammed the traffic island that's home to the Armed Forces
Recruiting Station in Times Square to protest on the day after the Pentagon
announced the death of the 2,000th American soldier in Iraq. That grim
milestone brought out an eclectic mix of demonstrators, here and across the
nation. In Manhattan, Grandmothers Against the War jostled alongside young
anarc! hists with bandanas masking their faces, Green Party stalwarts,
veterans, students, office workers bearing flowers, and a group carrying a
dozen large coffins draped in American flags. They were crammed up against
about a half dozen counterprotesters, who came brandishing a remarkable
assortment of their own American, British, Israeli, and Iraqi flags...

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Iraq?s civilians paid a higher price
...But according to one of the first attempts to independently estimate the
civilian deaths from the Iraqi war in 2004, at least 100,000 Iraqi
civilians have died because of the U.S. invasion. The number is expected to
have been at least doubled, bearing in mind Fallujah bombardment and other
fierce U.S. military operations and bomb attacks that took place in the
war-ravaged country over the past year. According to the international team
of public health research! ers making the calculations, many of the excess
deaths were as a result of aerial bombardments by occupation forces, with
women and children being frequent victims...

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We Don't Support The Troops
Richard Hugus
...The people we should be supporting are the Iraqis under Uncle Sam's
hobnail boot, not the poor fools involved in carrying out his crimes. The
number of Iraqis murdered in their own land by the US over the last 14
years numbers almost two million. If that number were only 200 the Iraqis
would still deserve our primary attention because it was the US government
who attacked them, not the other way around...

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The Splendid Failure of Occupation
Part 37: Iraq, America?s Lab of Horror
B. J. Sabri, Online Journal Contributing Writer
...In short, while Katrina exposed the domestic nature of the American
system, U.S. wars against Afghanistan and Iraq, denuded the Zionist
ideology of the United States and its master plan to rule the planet.
Figuratively, both wars removed the proverbial fig leaf from the U.S.
mythologies of "übber-system" and its "idealistic" pretensions. And, with
their known aberration (examples! : Guantanamo and Abu Ghraib), both wars
proved that the United States is determined to impose its imperialist Order
through military power, destruction, bestiality, and the subversion of
elementary human values...

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Iraqi Resistance Report for events of Thursday, 27 October 2005
Translated and/or compiled by Muhammad Abu Nasr, member, editorial board,
the Free Arab Voice.
In a dispatch posted at 4:15pm Mecca time Thursday, Mafkarat al-Islam
reported that afternoon Fierce combat had erupted between Iraqi Resistance
fighters and US forces at the ash-Shaykh Hadid crossing to the west of the
city of al-Hadithah. The Mafkarat al-Islam correspondent in the area
reported residents of al-Hadithah as saying that Resistance fighters a!
rmed with light and medium weapons attacked a US patrol with mortars...

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Iraq: 2000 Lies
Yamin Zakaria, GlobalResearch.ca
I wonder how many people really believe that the milestone figure of 2000
US soldiers killed is the real truth - I certain do not, and it has nothing
to do with my views on the war, but everything to do with the various
independent reports and analysis emanating from numerous sources around the
world. Recently a friend of mine came back from Baghdad, what he reported
was consistent with many others who have come back from the region, about
the level of violence, s! ecurity and the level of attacks on the US
forces. Even the most die hard pro-war supporters have trouble believing
the reports from the embedded sources, or from those reporting from their
Hotels in the 'comfort zone? or the so-called Green Zone, named in the
fantasy Hollywood style!...

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John Pilger applauds a military refusenik
John Pilger, The New Statesman
An RAF officer is about to be tried before a military court for refusing to
return to Iraq because the war is illegal. Malcolm Kendall-Smith is the
first British officer to face criminal charges for challenging the legality
of the invasion and occupation. He is not a conscientious objector; he has
completed two tours in Iraq. When he came home the last time, he studied
the reasons given for attacking Iraq and concluded he was breaking the la!
w. His position is supported by international lawyers all over the world,
not least by Kofi Annan, the UN secretary general, who said in September
last year: "The US-led invasion of Iraq was an illegal act that contravened
the UN Charter"...

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If You Believe in What You Are Doing, Give Me Your Stiffest Sentence. If
You Don't, Then Resign
Cindy Sheehan
Yesterday, started off with a "bang" when we went to Arlington Cemetery to
lay a wreath in the section where the Iraq War dead are buried. In our
group yesterday morning were 3 other members of Gold Star Families for
Peace. Juan Torres was with us and his son, Juan, was murdered in
Afghanistan. First of all, I was followed all morning by the Park Police. I
guess because I am a very dangerous subversive. I! would never hurt a flea,
but what I am dangerous to is the lies and corruption of our government...

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Forgeries, Lies and Cover-ups
The Scandal isn't the Leak, But the Illegal War
The conspiracy that bubbles around Judith Miller protecting a source --
whose name she couldn't remember -- and Robert Novak using his column to
out undercover CIA operative Valerie Plame should soon evaporate. The next
step should lead Special Prosecutor Fitzgerald to the heart of the matter:
a much more pernicious conspiracy designed to mislead the United States
into war with Iraq. The crime to name a covert CIA! official pales in
comparison with conspiring to lead the nation to war under false

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Out of Iraq, Now
Stan Goff
...The U.S. military occupation of Iraq is the single greatest catalyst for
the violence there. Fewer than 4 percent of the insurgent fighters are
foreign, and they are there because of the U.S. presence. Most of the daily
attacks are directed at Americans, though more vulnerable civilians bear
the brunt of these attacks. There are around 500 attacks per week, and
electoral gymnastics have not changed this one whit -- in fact, these
U.S.-managed affairs may actually make things much wor! se. It's time to
face these facts head-on and to get out of Iraq now. Immediately. As
quickly as the plans can be drawn up for redeployment...

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The Italian Job Timeline: First Course
...this first article is the story of an Italian "International Scumbag of
Mystery" (Rocco Martino), who cooks up the fake Dodgy Niger-Saddam Dossier
to earn a few bucks. He sells it to the French Intelligence Agency which
promptly recognizes it as crap and throws it in the trash. But, later on,
when word gets to Italy that the Bush Administration is looking for excuses
to go after Saddam, Berlusconi tells his Intelligence chief, Nicolo?
Pollari, to find something, a! nything. So the Dodgy Dossier gets re-gifted
to the Brits and the Americans...

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Kicking Around the Old Dog Ahmed Jibril
Kurt Nimmo, Another day in the empire
...It seems, at this point, Israel and the United States are getting what
they want?almost complete isolation and criminalization of Syria (this will
make it easier to invade the country) and a slow wending toward
dismantlement of Hezbollah and Palestinian groups in Lebanon. Syria?s only
glimmer of hope is Russia. "Russia will do everything necessary to stop
attempts to introduce sanctions against Syria," a Foreign Ministry
spokesman, M! ikhail Kalmynin, told the Interfax news agency. Of course,
sanctions are necessary to soften up Syria?in other words, make the Syrians
suffer like the Iraqis did prior to a generalized bombing campaign?and for
now the hard edge has been taken off Syria?s pariah status, at least for
the moment...

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Hariri Reportedly Assassinated To Make Way For Large US Air Base In Lebanon
Wayne Madsen, Online Journal Contributing Writer
According to high-level Lebanese intelligence sources-Christian and
Muslim-former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri was reportedly
assassinated in a sophisticated explosion-by-wire bombing authorized by the
Bush administration and Ariel Sharon?s Likud government in "Israel". There
are also strong indications that the Hariri assassination was carried out
by the same rogue Syrian intellige! nce agents used in the 2002 car bombing
assassination of Lebanese Christian leader Elie Hobeika, who was prepared
to testify against Sharon in a Brussels human rights court...

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