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1: The Real But Unspoken Reasons For The Iraq War

Although completely suppressed in the U.S. media, the answer to the Iraq enigma is simple yet shocking - it an an oil CURRENCY war. The Real Reason for this upcoming war is this administration’s goal of preventing further OPEC momentum towards the ...

2: Citizen Weapon Inspection Team arrives in Wgtn

Today the New Zealand Citizen Weapon Inspection Team (NZCWIT) arrived in Wellington in preparation for the upcoming weapon inspection of the US embassy. It is believed that the US embassy could act in support of the world’s largest arsenal of weapons ...

3: UQ Wire: Kissinger, Scowcroft BNL & Iraq

(UQ WIRE EDITOR’S note: Nothing ever changes under the sun… the following comes from deep within the archives of, but it could have been written today with a few names changed. Kissinger you will recall was nominated to head the 911 Commission, ...

4: John Kaminski: The Real Terrorist Is George Bush

America is frightening the world. The vaunted beacon of freedom has turned into a Ku Klux Klan bonfire.

5: Satellite Images: Iraq Bathed In A Winged Cloud

Image taken by the NASA MODIS satellite Terra 01/28/03 07:50 UTC

6: Sludge Report #147: Sludge Gets Psy-oped!

In This Edition: Feeling Confused Yet? - 122 Pages Of Carefully Fabricated Crypto-BS - Sludge Gets Psy-oped! -Col. Flagg’s Perspective – Forensic Advice Invited

7: Venezuela: Tainted Journalism or Paranoia?

As part of the ongoing debate concerning the current political instability in Venezuela, we are reprinting an article, authored by Thor Halvorssen, published in the commentary section of the The Washington Times on Jan. 22, 2003, attacking the position of the ...

8: National wants Kiwis to cut off their noses

The call today from National's Roger Sowry for United Future to block the Land Transport Management Bill is the sort of muddled thinking that has seen the Nats become little more than a blip on the political landscape, United Future transport spokesman Larry ...

9: 2003 State of the Union Speech Excerpts - Preview

Tonight, President Bush will talk about the challenges our country is facing both at home and abroad, and call on the American people to confront them as we always have - with resolve and confidence:

10: Brash Speech: Where To From Here?

A few weeks ago, I was asked what my vision for the Auckland business community was. I said I didn't really have a vision for the Auckland business community, nor even for the business community more generally. Rather, as National Party Finance spokesman ...

11: Bush To Iraqi People: Can You Feel the Love Yet?

Did I get this right? So, then, it's because Saddam is somewhat inefficient in killing the Iraqi people, that we're going to go in and show him how killing Iraqis is really done.

12: Undernews: Conflagration Competency Exam

1. In order to get rid of Saddam Hussein it is likely that some Americans will be killed as well. How many do you think is a reasonable number? How many is too many?

13: Abolishing unemployment

Hon Jim Anderton Minister for Economic, Industry and Regional Development 29 January 2003 Media statement

14: Scoop Feedback: Divergent Views On The War

In This Edition: Ali Baba And The 200 Million Thieves - Treason - Please Keep Up Your Great Coverage Of The Iraq Situation – GSA Replies To C.D.Sludge

15: Scoop Feedback: One Nation Many Views

In This Edition: Take Our Eyes, Curse Our Blindness - Tramp The Farms, But Not Tongariro - Bill English is right about Maori Seats - Dear Helen. Are We A Secular Nation Or Aren't We?- The Great Government Roading Rort - Dr Paul Hutchinsons Press Release.

16: Prebble’s State of the Nation 2003 Speech

2003 is going to present the nation with challenges that we are not prepared for. Our government has already made decisions this year that will have profound effects on our nation for years to come.

17: UQ Wire: 911 - They Let It Happen On Purpose!

Imagine you wake up from a coma and you learn that 11 months ago, an "Attack on America" destroyed some significant buildings, killed 3,000 people and forced a war against terrorism. You switch on the news and see pictures of Afghanistan, Iraq, Israel, ...

18: Don's Giant Leap Backwards

New Zealand First has described Don Brash’s latest economic recipe as a giant leap backwards to the social and economic disasters of the Labour and National governments of the 80’s and early 90’s.

19: Invasion Of Iraq May Collapse Global Economy

In the next few weeks, the struggling global economy may be put to the test if Washington chooses to invade Iraq. There are many risks involved in bombing Baghdad, the most important being a spike in oil prices.

20: Stateside With Rosalea: Chairman Powell

"On December 11th at approximately 11 o'clock, a.m., I was in the studio at Berkeley Liberation Radio. I was doing security because we had had a break-in and someone had stolen the two CD players out of the studio. At 11 o'clock I hear (knocks loudly) ...

21: Donald Rumsfeld Disparages Just About Everyone

Donald Rumsfeld Disparages Just About Everyone In Just Two Weeks, Rumsfeld Insults, Disparages and Demeans Veterans, the French, the Germans and the Joint Chiefs of Staff: The Ship of Fools is Running Our Ship of State

22: Brash has his head in the 1930s depression

Deputy Leader of the Progressives, Matt Robson MP is astounded at Don Brash's outdated comments on getting rid of the unemployment benefit, in his speech to Orewa Rotary. Matt Robson says the result would be an in increase poverty in New Zealand.

23: Clampdown On Illegal Street Racing

More streets are to be restricted to non-residential traffic on weekends and public holidays in order to tackle the scourge of illegal street racing in Manukau. This will include a large stretch of Te Irirangi Drive between Dawson Road in Otara and ...

24: Peoples Of The World Resolution On Iraq

We, the people of the world, Reminding national governments and the United Nations that their authority rests on us; Affirming the rights and duties of people everywhere to participate in political decisions to create a just and peaceful world; Mindful ...

25: NZ desperately needs vision and leadership

New Zealand's living standards will continue to slip while it has a Government which panders to union officials, Maori radicals and every greenie with an opinion, says National Finance Spokesman Don Brash.

26: Maori television announcement advisory

A press conference will be held by Finance Minister Rt Hon Dr Michael Cullen and Maori Affairs Minister Parekura Horomia to announce the decisions on the Maori Television Service.

27: Someone Should Tell Brash His Policies Have Failed

“Don Brash is advocating failed policies of the past which created large gaps between rich and poor,” said Council of Trade Unions president Ross Wilson today.

28: State of the Union Address by President G. W. Bush

THE PRESIDENT: Mr. Speaker, Vice President Cheney, members of Congress, distinguished citizens and fellow citizens: Every year, by law and by custom, we meet here to consider the state of the union. This year, we gather in this chamber deeply aware of decisive ...

29: Withheld Bush Evidence Weakens The Case For War

A detailed report in the January 24 Washington Post by Joby Warrick, headlined “U.S. Claim on Iraqi Nuclear Program Is Called Into Question” adds to a growing body of evidence that the Bush administration is hoarding intelligence information that disproves ...

30: Howard’s End: Citing Mid-East Intelligence Sources

If Scoop's Mid-East intelligence reports are correct there will not be an invasion of Iraq until at least March 1 when Tony Blair delivers a promised dossier to Russia's President Putin over the whereabouts of Iraq's hidden locations of VX nerve agent ...

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