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1: Possible Use Of ICBMs Against Iraq – 8 Reasons Why

The attack on Iraq may begin with the firing of 5-10 conventionally-armed Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles from the US mainland on Saddam Hussein "strongholds" in and around Baghdad and perhaps Tikrit.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0303/S00162.htm


2: Statement On The Murder Of Rachel Corrie

In Rafah, Gaza Strip today Rachel Corrie, a 23-year old American woman from Olympia, Washington, who was a volunteer with the International Solidarity Movement, was killed by the Israeli Army. Rachel was standing in the path of the bulldozer as it advanced ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0303/S00235.htm


3: Letter from Michael Moore to George W Bush Re: War

Dear Governor Bush: So today is what you call "the moment of truth," the day that "France and the rest of world have to show their cards on the table." I'm glad to hear that this day has finally arrived. Because, I gotta tell ya, having survived ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0303/S00157.htm


4: Scoop Images: Wellington's Anti-War Tui Billboards

Images supplied by a Scoop reader of modified Tui Beer billboards in Wellington…

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0303/S00169.htm


5: Image & Link: Webcam LOTR Two Towers Premiere

Scoop Images & Link: Webcam For LOTR Two Towers Launch Click On Image To Link To Live Webcam

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0212/S00109.htm


6: The Truth About War And U.S. Oil Stocks

While oil prices have fallen 16% in the past four days and petrol prices have followed, those thinking that the oil crisis of 2003 is over would be well-advised to look past these short term market movements and glance at the fundamentals of supply and ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0303/S00160.htm


7: Rafah: Rachel Corrie Murdered by Israeli Army

At about 5.20 pm today Rachel Corrie from Olympia in Washington State, USA died of her injuries in A-Najar Hospital in Rafah after being deliberately run over by an Israeli military bulldozer.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0303/S00233.htm


8: The Coalition Of The Willing [/Killing] Is Named

The U.S. "Coalition Of The Willing" has finally been named. In naming it U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell observed that it was a bigger group than that arrayed to support the first Gulf War in 1991.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0303/S00170.htm


9: Courage And More Martyrs

I was in the centre of Nablus yesterday, about 5 o'clock in the afternoon, when a youth was shot and killed by the IOF. He is SAMER ZORBHA, aged 18, a student at the High School in Nablus.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0302/S00049.htm


10: Satellite Images: Iraq Bathed In A Winged Cloud

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

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0301/S00148.htm


11: UQ Wire: Into the Darkness

An associate of mine, a former political appointee, recently spoke to a Republican friend of his who serves in a senior position in what has become the Office of Homeland Security. He reports that this official, along with many of his colleagues across ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0303/S00156.htm


12: Open Letter to Bush: You Are Disgracing America

Dear George W. Bush, Congratulations! With your decision to bomb and invade Iraq, you are about to make yourself both an enemy of the state and an international war-criminal.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0303/S00132.htm


13: Women From Washington State Shine for ISM

Today's update focuses on two remarkable women from the US state of Washington. Rachel Corrie from Olympia writes an update on the Gaza Strip's hottest hot spot, while Susan Barclay writes a note of thanks to her supporters (yet still we wonder, is ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0303/S00019.htm


14: Jason Leopold: As War Looms, Hypocrisy Prevails

This is my last ditch effort to show the hypocrisy within President Bush’s administration regarding its policies toward Iraq and its President, Saddam Hussein, just as the United States and Britain prepares to invade the country.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0303/S00166.htm


15: Pax Christi USA Nationwide Civil Disobedience Call

Erie, Penn. – Responding to what the Vatican last night labeled “a crime against peace,” the largest Catholic peace organization in the United States immediately called on its members and people of faith throughout the world to undertake a massive ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0303/S00272.htm


16: The Parents Of Rachel Corrie Hold Press Conference

Rachel’s Congressman, Brian Baird’s (D-WA) office arranged the press conference, in which the congressman participated and announced his plan to introduce a resolution in Congress later this week.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0303/S00276.htm


17: Scoop Cartoon: Get Out Of Dodge!

Cartoon by Kidd Millennium...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0303/S00159.htm


18: Bill Grigsby: With Bush, Every Day Is Opposite Day

If you have children, and you've been searching desperately for a way to explain the twisted logic of contemporary U.S. politics to them, you should document the process when they begin therapy, any notes you might have will come in handy.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0303/S00151.htm


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

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

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0303/S00160.htm


20: UQ Wire: The Idiot Prince Will Have His War

The actual tactical situation, never terribly auspicious because of the Kurdish wild card that receives far too little attention, has deteriorated for the US. The denial of a ground front from both Saudi Arabia and Turkey has completely reshuffled the ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0303/S00150.htm


21: New Research Exposes "Shock and Awe" War Plans

The Not in Our Name Project (NION) is pleased to announce publication of The ‘Shock and Awe’ Experiment on its website. This research document is a compilation, analysis, and discussion of available information on the Pentagon’s “Shock and Awe” battle ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0303/S00275.htm


22: 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.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0302/S00061.htm


23: Internal Dissent Against Iraq War In State Dept.

Interview with Daniel Ellsberg, former U.S. government military analyst who released the "Pentagon Papers," conducted by Scott Harris

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0303/S00139.htm


24: Scoop Link: Market Rally May Not Be What It Seems

STOCK markets rallied last week because it looked as if war with Iraq was going to be postponed. Yesterday the markets rallied because it looked like the war was about to begin. The two reasons contradict each other. The explanations do not make sense ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0303/S00158.htm


25: Military Receives Billions, Civilian's Only Crumbs

According to the UN High Commission for Refugees, Britain is spending hundreds of millions on the war with Iraq but has pledged only $1million in response to a desperate appeal for money to shelter an estimated 3.5 million Iraqi's predicted to be forced ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0303/S00167.htm


26: Press Briefing by Ari Fleischer - March 19, 2003

MR. FLEISCHER: Good afternoon. Let me give you a report on the President day. The President began this morning with a phone call to British Prime Minister Blair. The President called to congratulate him on the victory the Prime Minister had in the ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0303/S00284.htm


27: NewsFlash: President Bush Announces Gulf War II

What follows is the full text of U.S. President George Bush's announcement that the attack on Iraq had commenced.

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0303/S00172.htm


28: 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?

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0302/S00059.htm


29: 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, ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0208/S00068.htm


30: Scoop Images: The Last Iraq War Looked Like This

A few days after the end of the Gulf ground war, an American soldier inspects the carbonized bodies of Iraqi soldiers killed when their convoy of vehicles was bombed and strafed by Allied aircraft as the convoy attempted to retreat from Kuwait back ...

http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0301/S00125.htm

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