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Friday, January 12, 2007

DEMONSTRATIONS ARE A THING OF THE PAST, OR ARE THEY...? TED RALL HAS A FEW WORDS FOR YOU ON THIS SUBJECT...AS ONLY TED RALL CAN CONVEY THEM: EARNESTLY

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Politics as a Spectator Sport

By Ted Rall

Another year in Iraq, another thousand dead soldiers.
This grim milestone passed as the wasteful nature of
the carnage finally registered with the public; only nine
percent of Americans, "dead-enders" in Rumsfeld-speak,
still think the war was a wonderful idea. Continue

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The Fed’s role in the Housing Crash of ‘07

By Mike Whitney

The American people appear to be oblivious to the economic
hurricane which is expected to touchdown in late 2007.
That’s when $1 trillion in ARMs (Adjustable Rate Mortgages)
will “reset” triggering a massive increase in foreclosures and
plunging the country into a deep recession. Continue

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Claiming the Prize: Bush Surge Aimed at Securing Iraqi Oil

Written by Chris Floyd

American troops will "support" the "pacification effort" with
what Maliki says calls "house-to-house" sweeps of Sunni
areas. There is of course another phrase for this kind of
operation: "ethnic cleansing." Continue

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100,000 mercenaries, the forgotten "Surge"

By Barry Lando

What is striking about the current debate in Washington -
whether to "surge" troops to Iraq and increase the size
of the U.S. Army - is that roughly 100,000 bodies are
missing from the equation: The number of American
forces in Iraq is not 140,000, but more like 240,000.
Continue

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Distracting Congress from the Real War Plan

By Paul Craig Roberts

The Bush administration has recently doubled its aircraft
carrier forces and air power in the Persian Gulf. According
to credible news reports, the Israeli air force has been
making practice runs in preparation for an attack on
Iran. Continue

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Victim owed compensation in CIA case, judge told

By Dene Moore

Patients were put in isolation, tied down or drugged, and
subjected to hours and hours of taped recordings meant
to brainwash them at the behest of the Central Intelligence
Agency. Continue

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In Case You Missed It

Torture Inc. Americas Brutal PrisonsVideo

Savaged by dogs, Electrocuted With Cattle Prods, Burned
By Toxic Chemicals, Does such barbaric abuse inside
U.S. jails explain the horrors that were committed in Iraq?
Continue

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Bush's new strategy - the march of folly

By Robert Fisk

George Bush dare not see these armies of the past, their
ghosts as palpable as the phantoms of the 3,000 Americans ­
let us forget the hundreds of thousands of Iraqis ­ already
done to death in this obscene war, and those future spirits
of the dead still living amid the 20,000 men and women
whom Bush is now sending to Iraq. Continue

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Neither sanctions nor bombs will end the Iran nuclear crisis

By Roger Howard

If Bush really wants a safer Middle East, he should stop
giving Tehran compelling reasons to acquire nuclear
weapons. Continue

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Who is planning our next war?

By Patrick J. Buchanan

As Americans await Bush's address announcing a "surge"
of 20,000 to 30,000 U.S. troops to Iraq, we may be
missing the larger picture. The War Party is turning its
attention from Iraq – to Iran. Continue

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Bush's Rush to Armageddon

By Robert Parry

George W. Bush has purged senior military and intelligence
officials who were obstacles to a wider war in the Middle
East, broadening his options for both escalating the conflict
inside Iraq and expanding the fighting to Iran and Syria
with Israel’s help. Continue

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The Headless Horseman of the Apocalypse

By Norman Solomon

Bush can keep riding the madness of militarism at a gallop
unless people on Capitol Hill stop nourishing it with
appropriations. And they won't do that unless we find
effective ways to insist that they cut off funding for the
war. Continue

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Cindy Sheehan: Insanity Surge

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A CONVENIENT (I HOPE) TABLE OF CONTENTS OF
SCOTT SINCLAIR'S NOVELS

Comment: Installments five and six of F. Scott's latestserialized
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