A nation of warriors and fanatics in perfect unity
"The ideal set up by the Party was something huge, terrible,
and glittering – a world of steel and concrete, of monstrous
machines and terrifying weapons – a nation of warriors and
fanatics, marching forward in perfect unity, all thinking
the same thoughts and shouting the same slogans, perpetually
working, fighting, triumphing, persecuting - three hundred
million people all with the same face."
(George Orwell, Nineteen Eighty-Four)
He who joyfully marches to music in rank and file has already earned my contempt. He has been given a large brain by mistake, science for him the spinal cord would fully suffice. This disgrace to civilization should be done away with at once. Heroism at command, senseless brutality, deplorable love-of-country stance, how violently I hate all this, how despicable an ignorable war is; I would rather be torn to shreds than be a part of so base an action! It is my conviction that killing under the cloak of war is nothing but an act of murder."
"Either man is obsolete or war is. War is the ultimate tool of politics. Political leaders look out only for their own side. Politicians are always realistically maneuvering for the next election. They are obsolete as fundamental problem-solvers." -- R. Buckminster Fuller
An honest politician is one who, when he is bought, stays bought." – Simon Cameron (Lincoln's Secretary of War)
Of Iraqi civilians Slaughtered In America's War 100,000
of U.S. Military Personnel Slaughtered (Officially
Bush's War 2229
War in Iraq Costs
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Hunger strikers close to death
By Sarah Baxter
DESPITE force feeding by the American military, several
hunger strikers at Guantanamo Bay may be close to death,
according to lawyers acting for the detainees.
Many abducted Iraqis found dead :
Iraqi security officials
have discovered the bodies of 23 police volunteers kidnapped
Three U.S. Servicemen, Three Iraqis Killed :
A suicide car
bomber killed at least three Iraqis Monday near the Green
Zone housing the U.S. Embassy and Iraqi government, and the
U.S. military said three American servicemen died in a
3 More killed in continuing violence:
Two people were
killed and five wounded when a suicide car bomber attacked a
police patrol outside the Iranian embassy in Baghdad. A
woman working as a cleaner at a US base was shot dead in
Dawr, near Saddam's hometown of Tikrit.
Attacks in Iraq jumped in 2005:
Insurgents launched 34,131
attacks last year, up from 26,496 the year before, according
to U.S. military figures released Sunday.
Al-Qa'eda supporters win seats in local polls:
al-Qa'eda in Iraq have used the elections staged by the
United States to gain positions of political power, the
American military believes.
Powell: US will pull troops out this year:
Former Bush aide who
urged caution over Iraq signals start of withdrawal by end
Resistance And Occupation:
Resistanc to occupation cannot be
defeated. Victory may be very long in coming, but come it
will, because time is on the insurgents’ side. Occupation
forces always withdraw, one way or another…
American contractors leaving Iraq:
American private contractors
are preparing to leave Iraq as US money runs out and
government ministries take charge of the reconstruction
Troops return from Iraq with money to burn:
interviewed estimated they earned an extra $700 to $800 per
month while in Iraq, totaling up to an extra $9,600 for some
from their year overseas.
Nothing depleted about 'depleted uranium':
Currently, more than 50 percent of Iraqi cancer patients are children under the age of 5, up from 13 percent. Children are especially vulnerable because they tend to play in areas that are heavily polluted by depleted uranium.
Israel Hints at Military Action Against Iran:
threatening to launch a pre-emptive strike against Iran's
nuclear program. Defense Minister Shaul Mofaz has hinted
that Israel is preparing for military action against Iran's
Rice says time for talking with Iran is over:
of State Condoleezza Rice said on Monday there was strong
international consensus against Iran's nuclear plans and
time had run out for talking to Tehran.
Iran threatens to restart full-scale enrichment if referred to U.N. Security Council :
Iran will immediately retaliate
if referred to the U.N. Security Council next week by
forging ahead with developing a full-scale uranium
enrichment program, a senior envoy said Monday.
Senator Hillary Clinton Takes Money from Pro-Regime Iranians:
Senator Hillary Clinton yesterday accused President
George W. Bush of
mishandling the threat from Iran while she's been accepting money from supporters of the renegade Iranian regime.
Hillary Clinton, War Goddess :
She wants permanent bases in Iraq
– and threatens war with Iran
Joe Lieberman: U.S. Prepared for Iran Strike:
Lieberman said Sunday that the U.S. is prepared to deal with
the Iranian nuclear crisis militarily - even if the war in
Iraq continues to require a substantial American troop
Military assault on Iran could cost U.S. dearly :
the world keep repeating the mantra: There is no military
option when it comes to slowing, much less stopping, Iran's
presumed ambitions to get the Bomb.
Iran's Really Big Weapon:
This could be a far more profoundly
punishing blow to American interests than Iran's ability to
manufacture a crude atom bomb that would have little
credibility until it became small and stable and reliable
enough to be delivered on some putative target.
Mike Whitney : Iran’s Oil-exchange threatens the Greenback :
This is why Bush and Co. are planning to lead the nation
to war against Iran. It is straightforward defense of the
current global system and the continuing dominance of the
reserve currency, the dollar.
U.S. tells Israel it will shun PA gov't that includes Hamas :
The American administration has promised Israel that the
United States will not recognize any Palestinian government
in which Hamas participates, government sources in Jerusalem
U.S. Spent $1.9 Million to Aid Fatah in Palestinian Elections :
American and Palestinian officials who spoke anonymously
because they were not authorized to speak to reporters said
that the program, which started in August, was intended to
help defeat Hamas
Fatah attacked for taking US funds: "
This is a clear violation
of the election law," he said. "Receiving money from foreign
sources is forbidden and the PA and Fatah ought to clarify
their position in this regard.
Hamas sees possible indirect talks with Israel:
A senior Hamas
official raised the possibility on Monday of
negotiations with Israel, softening the Islamic militant group's stance ahead of this week's Palestinian election
Israel killed Arafat, says Assad:
Syrian President Bashar
al-Assad has caused outrage by accusing Israel of
assassinating former Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat, whose
death 14 months ago remains a mystery.
Video: The Wall Of Hate:
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Pakistanis Stopped From Protesting U.S. :
Pakistani security forces
on Monday stopped hundreds of hard-line Islamists from
heading to northwestern Pakistan to protest against a fatal
U.S. missile attack, the first time authorities have tried
to quell mounting anti-American sentiments.
Sympathy for al-Qaida Surges in Pakistan :
Sympathy for al-Qaida
has surged after a U.S. airstrike devastated this remote
mountain hamlet in a region sometimes as hostile toward the
Pakistani government as it is to the United States.
Bin Laden: Where is he? Who's protecting him? Why can't we find him? :
The latest audiotape proves the al-Qa'ida
figurehead has pulled off one of the most remarkable
disappearing acts in history.
Russia displays 'spying rock' :
A programme aired on state
television said four British diplomats used a hi-tech
version of the "dead letter drop" of spy novel fame - a
dummy rock by the roadside that could receive information
electronically and beam it to a hand-held computer on
Russia blamed for 'gas sabotage' :
Georgia's president has
accused Moscow of serious acts of "sabotage" after gas
blasts on Russian pipelines cut off supplies to Georgia and
Experts see $100 a barrel oil:
Geopolitical conflicts taking
their toll : Iran issue alone could cause disruption
Saudi King Signs Energy Deal With China :
China has signed an
agreement with Saudi Arabia that may boost Beijing's
purchases of Saudi oil. The deal came during a visit by
Saudi King Abdullah to the Chinese capital.
McCain says the U.S. can't rely on `wackos' oil:
Republican lawmaker said Sunday that the U.S. must explore
alternate energy sources to avoid being held hostage by Iran
or by "wackos" in Venezuela -- an apparent reference to Hugo
Chavez, Venezuela's populist president.
Activists find a home from home:
Hugo Chavez, the Venezuelan
president, is to host one of the world's largest
anti-globalisation, anti-war events, starting this
Bolivian leader sworn in as the Left advances on US doorstep:
Morales, a former llama herder and coca farmer, was sworn in
yesterday as Bolivia's first indigenous Indian president,
the latest in a string of Leftists sweeping to power across
Latin America in a backlash against US-backed free-market
Thousands throng streets as Bolivian leader sheds tears:
US as Morales threatens to turn to China
U.S. Gvt. Channels Millions Through National Endowment for Democracy to Fund Anti-Lavalas Groups in Haiti:
Fenton, joins us to discuss the National Endowment for
Democracy – the US government-funded group - that is pouring
millions of dollars into trying to influence Haiti's
Held in 9/11 Net, Muslims Return to Accuse U.S. :
abuse, the lawsuit says, began the moment they arrived,
chained and shackled. As Yasser described it, guards
supervised by Lieutenant Pray slammed his brother face-first
into a wall where an American flag T-shirt had been taped,
then did the same to him.
Crime Of Compassion :
Although the government continues to
characterize Dhafir as a criminal supporting terrorism, the
only context in which this case makes any sense is the
overwhelming humanitarian crisis created by the brutal U.S.
sanctions on the country of Iraq
Free Rafil Dhafir:
He is a political victim of an overzealous
government that is willing to bend the rules-as we show on
this web page-- to win a trophy in the war on
U.S. anti-war activist gets 6 months for protest at military recruiting station:
A peace activist was sentenced Monday
to six months in jail for splattering his own blood at a
military recruiting station to protest the then-looming war
Paul Craig Roberts: Cheney's War Workshop Plots Another Attack:
2006 is a dangerous year for Americans. The Bill of
Rights and Americans' civil liberties are being sacrificed
on the alter of unaccountable executive power, as is the
separation of powers, the foundation of our constitutional
Bush Aide Says Abramoff Photos Coincidence:
An adviser to
President Bush said Monday that Bush's photographs in the
company of disgraced lobbyist Jack Abramoff amount to a
coincidence and shouldn't be interpreted any more seriously
Bush and Abramoff—Say Cheese?:
Abramoff would tell
prosecutors, if asked, that not only did he know the
President, but the President knew the names of Abramoff’s
children and asked about them during their meetings. At one
such photo session, Bush discussed the fact that both he and
Abramoff were fathers of twins.
Will Abramoff’s Deep Throat Swallow God’s Mouthpiece?:
Evidence is mounting that former Christian Coalition
leader Ralph Reed Jr., along with a former leader of the
Texas Christian Coalition, may have illegally lobbied Texas
state officials on behalf of crooked federal lobbyist Jack
Abramoff and his clients.
Wayward Christian Soldiers:
What will it take for American
evangelicals to recognize our mistaken loyalty?
Bush nominee broke law:
A federal judge nominated to the U.S.
Circuit Court owned stock in corporations involved in
lawsuits brought before him.
U.S. 28th in environmental performance:
The United States
trailed most Western European nations, as well as Japan,
Taiwan, Malaysia, Costa Rica and Chile in meeting
environmental goals in such areas as safe drinking water and
low ozone levels