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1: DoD News Briefing Mar 11 - Rumsfeld and Gen. Myers

Q: Sir, support for a possible war is shrinking rapidly in Great Britain. Would the -- two questions. Would the United States go to war without Great Britain? And two, would the role of the British in an initial assault be scaled back?

2: Guest Opinion: The American Tragedy

Bush, Iraq, Powell, Rumsfeld, Saddaam ...... how did these names come to invade all our conscious and semi-conscious - thoughts. How did we allow one issue to dominate the globe? With a global media outreach, and almost hegemonistic influence over many ...

3: Images: World's Biggest Bomb (10 Tonnes) Tested

U.S. Air Force images of the MOAB – "Mother Of All Bombs" – being prepared for testing.

4: Jason Leopold: Meanwhile... On The Eastern Front

Last week, at a Pentagon “town hall” meeting between Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld and members of the U.S. armed forces, someone asked Rumsfeld if the U.S. decides to invade Iraq what would the U.S. do if the situation in North Korea boils ...

5: Pax Americana: The Building Of Empire

During the Iraq-Iran war, which bled in excess of one million fatalities on both sides from 1980 to 1988, Iraq was touted as the defender of the Arabs' Eastern Gate from the Persian Horde. The U.S. Reagan administration at the time realized that, ...

6: Use Of The Veto On UN Resolutions By The USA

In the United Nations, five countries (called the Permanent Members of the Security Council) can veto a United Nations resolution. These five are the USA, the UK, France, Russia (USSR before 1990), and China (Taiwan before 1971). This is a list of resolutions ...

7: Sludge Report #148 - A Nest Of Vipers, But Whose?

In This Edition: A Nest Of Vipers On Penn. Ave. (And Across The Pacific In The Lodge Too…) - But What Of Our Guardians In The Fourth Estate? – WHOSE VIPERS? Did George Bush Junior Work For Langley Like His Dad? What Did The Dim Son Do When He Was AWOL? ...

8: John Kaminski: The Dream In Flames

Dictator Bush and his wimpy quisling suckups at the New York Times, CNN, and Fox have proved that Adolf Hitler's strategy was right — if you tell a lie enough times it soon becomes the truth in the public mind.

9: Ed Henry: Silent War.. The Bomb Is In The Treasury

Inside Washington, there's a war going on that is not being covered by anyone. While the Bush administration is determinably marching to war, buying and strong-arming leaders of friendly nations to go against the democratic will of their people and ...

10: Scant Prospects Emerge From Meeting On Venezuela

Acting Assistant Secretary of State Curtis Struble met with diplomats from Brazil Mexico, Chile, Portugal and Spain, in Brasilia on Monday to discuss the prospects for an electoral solution to Venezuela's simmering political crisis. A complex mediation ...

11: Fidel Castro: War on the Dark Corners of the World

These are hard times we are living in. In recent months, we have more than once heard chilling words and statements. In his speech to West Point graduating cadets on June 1 2002, the United States president declared: "Our security will require transforming ...

12: US Appeals Court Agrees To Hearing Of Iraq Case

SCOOP LINKS: A series of links to stories concerning the progress of a US First Circuit Court of Appeals case seeking to restrain the US Administration from going to war in Iraq. In the latest development the court has surprisingly moved to hear ...

13: Consequences of U.S. Pressure on Mexico over Iraq

The Bush administration is about to be successful in breaking Mexico's will by bringing it to heel over Iraq. While Fox will continue to sweet talk his decision and speak bravely, the fact is that in the end he permitted himself to be manipulated by Washington.

14: Reader Opinion: The Global Bully

“The U.S. is working furiously to obtain Security Council votes”, CNN reported today at eleven am Eastern Time. Throughout the day the word, “lobby” was used many times on cable news to describe US Government efforts to persuade non-permanent Security ...

15: 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 ...

16: Gene discovery sheds new light on neurone disease

Researchers have discovered a genetic mutation that appears to be responsible for a particular form of Motor Neurone Disease (MND). MND is an incurable, progressive degeneration of the motor neuro... More...

17: Scoop Image: The Thin Blue Line

08 March 03 - Opposite Sheraton hotel Symonds St., Auckland, as police and protestors face off outside John Howard's dinner engagement, Reinforcements wait... (C) John Collie

18: 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, ...

19: Emergency Convergence March 15 to Stop Countdown

Emergency Convergence March 15 to Stop the Countdown Tens of Thousands to March on the White House Against the War Deadline

20: French Address By Dominique De Villepin to UN

To what extent do the nature and scope of the threat justify the recourse to force? Use of force can only be a final recourse. Why go to war if there still exists an unused space in resolution 1441?

21: An Emergency Kit To Stop The War - U.N. Res. 377

Save a few precious minutes for something that can work - Uniting for Peace! Uniting for Peace (UN Resolution 377) empowers the General Assembly to call up peacekeeping troops when the Security Council is blocked - like it has been for months. The General ...

22: Challenges of the Middle East

William J. Burns, Assistant Secretary for the Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs Remarks at Dickinson College Carlisle, Pennsylvania February 26, 2003

23: Human Rights and Women in Iraq: Voices of Women

COLONEL MACHAMER: Good afternoon and welcome to the Washington Foreign Press Center. We're glad to have you here, I think, for a very important briefing today, and we have some special guests with us for that.

24: John Cory: The Sucker Punch

SAUDI ARABIA - The world is getting weird, isn't it? Did anyone else get a creepy sort of "pod people" feeling while witnessing those journalists stand and present their questions at that White House press conference? Was it scripted and staged? ...

25: Leaked document 'smoking gun' of RMA abuse

The National Party has uncovered a document that proves some Maori are taking a deliberate stand to block development.

26: Now Your Vote Is The Property Of A Private Corp.

Now Your Vote Is The Property Of A Private Corporation by Thom Hartmann First Published on Thursday, March 6, 2003 by

27: THE NEW WRITE - 10th March 2003

"If you don’t stand up for what is right, you deserve what comes your way." -Henry Olonga, Zimbabwe cricketer

28: Exposing Bush and His "Techniques of Deceit"

President George W. Bush and his foreign-policy team have systematically and knowingly deceived the American people in order to gain support for an unprovoked attack on Iraq.

29: Jason Leopold: When Poppy Bush Said It How It Is

When Poppy Bush Said It How It Is Bush Sr. Said In 1996 That War With Iraq `Would Turn Entire Arab World Against Us’ By Jason Leopold

30: State Dept. Daily Press Briefing March 10

IRAQ 2-4 Potential Votes/Extending the Deadline/ Clear Standards of Resolution 1441 8-9 Sharing of Information with Weapons Inspectors 9-11 Dr. Blix s Report to the Security Council/ Items Found by Inspectors 12-15 Disarming Iraq/ Contingency Planning ...

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