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RE: Dubai asks FBI to investigate terror ties to US 02 Mar 2010

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  • A. Moussa
    It is beginning to be clear the terrorist nature of the Israeli – USA alliance against Muslims and the genocides carried out by it. We have to keep in mind
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      It is beginning to be clear the terrorist nature of the Israeli – USA alliance against Muslims and the genocides carried out by it. We have to keep in mind that Muslim resistance only appeared and followed the Israeli attack to erase Palestine from the map which they falsely call liberation.

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      Previous lead stories: Blair warned in 2000 Iraq war was illegal --Secret papers withheld by Chilcot inquiry reveal Foreign Office fears over invasion 02 Mar 2010 An invasion of Iraq was discussed within the Government more than two years before military action was taken - with Foreign Office mandarins warning that an invasion would be illegal, that it would claim "considerable casualties" and could lead to the breakdown of Iraq, The Independent can reveal. The extent of Whitehall opposition to the policy eventually backed by Tony Blair emerges just three days before Gordon Brown will appear at the Iraq Inquiry, where he will be asked to explain his role in the Government's decision to invade.

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