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    War ... should only be declared by the authority of the people, whose toils and treasures are to support its burdens, instead of the government which is to
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      War ... should only be declared by the authority of the people, whose toils and treasures are to support its burdens, instead of the government which is to reap its fruits. : James Madison (1751–1836)

      War: first, one hopes to win; then one expects the enemy to lose; then, one is satisfied that he too is suffering; in the end, one is surprised that everyone has lost. : Karl Kraus (1874–1936)

      Throughout history, it has been the inaction of those who could have acted; the indifference of those who should have known better; the silence of the voice of justice when it mattered most; that has made it possible for evil to triumph: Haile Selassie

      The state has, in order to control us, introduced division into our thinking, so that we come to distrust others and look to the state for protection! But the roots of our individualism remind us that what we are is inseparable from the source from which all others derive; that coercive practices that threaten our neighbor also threaten us.: -Butler Shaffer

      "We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light." - Plato

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      Number Of Iraqi Civilians Slaughtered In America's War? As Many As 250,000

      Number of U.S. Military Personnel Sacrificed (Officially acknowledged) In Bush's War 2400

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      Why Shouldn't Iran Have Nuclear Weapons?

      Israel has American warheads ready to fire

      By James C Moore

      As international political powers seek Iran's capitulation on nuclear weapons development, little notice is given to what the Americans and the British have done to create this crisis nor what steps the Israelis might eventually take to make it profoundly more complicated.

      US 'Allowed Zarqawi To Escape'

      By Chris Evans

      The claim, by former US spy Mike Scheuer, - "Mr Bush had Zarqawi in his sights almost every day for a year before the invasion of Iraq and he didn't shoot because they were wining and dining the French in an effort to get them to assist us in the invasion of Iraq," he told Four Corners.

      Take Back the Oil Companies

      By Mike Whitney

      2,400 American servicemen and 100,000 Iraqis have now sacrificed their lives on the altar of corporate profiteering. Bush has spread his energy war from Central Asia to the Middle East; increasing the incidents of terrorism by 4 fold. At the same time, the American middle class has been crushed by government malfeasance and diminishing civil liberties even though well-heeled oil moguls are raking in the largest profits in history.

      Destroying to Save

      The Not so Hidden Agenda in Administration Policies

      By Daniel Jordan and Neil Wollman

      The Neo-Con’s vision of a “New American Century” has dragged us into an Anti-American Century in which our children will pay dearly for our mistakes. Destroying our country and others is not a form of salvation, but of mass suicide.

      Mission Accomplished Day

      By Cindy Sheehan

      The Mission Accomplished Day (or, Operation Codpiece) public relations' dream for the presidential pelvic zone has turned into a frighteningly real nightmare for so many people around the world who have had sons, daughters, mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers, and oftentimes entire families wiped out and devastated by the strutting and smirking terrorist who was feeling mighty "chipper" last night at the Washington Correspondent's annual dinner as the 2400 th soldier was being killed.

      Sen. Biden: Iraq should be divided into 3 regions:

      Iraq should be divided into three largely autonomous regions -- Kurd, Sunni Arab and Shiite Arab -- with a weaker central government in Baghdad, Sen. Joseph Biden said on Monday.

      Juan Cole: Settling Iraq before it Blows Up :

      Personally, I am against breaking up Iraq. I don't think it is more unworkable than Nigeria or Lebanon. And, the consequences are unforeseeable and potentially very, very dangerous

      Iraq: On the Verge of Collapse:

      The British and the Americans are guarding Iraq's Persian Gulf oil platforms -- the troubled country's only real sources of revenue -- like crown jewels. But Iraqi oil is flowing sluggishly at best, while hoped-for investments haven't materialized and the Iraqi oil industry is on the verge of collapse -- both technical and political.

      Turkish Armed Forces Strike Kurdish Camps in North Iraq:

      The Northern Iraqi cities of Amedi and Zaho, sheltering Kurdish Workers' Party (PKK) militants, were hit with mortar attacks in "Operation Crescent."

      Turkish special forces go 8 km inside Northern Iraqi territory :

      Reports have been confirmed that it was actions taken by Turkish troops this past Saturday which were the spark for specific complaints from Baghdad about increased Turkish military presence and action along the Northern Iraqi border.

      Mine explosion kills Turkish soldier in southeast:

      A mine blast killed one soldier and injured another in Turkey's troubled, mainly Kurdish southeast region on Monday, security officials said.

      Iran shells rebel border area in Iraq:

      Iranian forces again shelled a border area used by Iranian Kurdish rebels, forcing some families to flee their homes Monday but causing no casualties, a Kurdish official said.

      Iran denies its troops entered Iraq to attack Kurds:

      Iran on Monday denied Baghdad's accusation that Iranian soldiers had shelled Kurdish positions on the Iraqi border and ventured five kilometers (three miles) into Iraq to attack Kurdish rebels.

      War pimp alert:

      We may have to bomb Iran:

      There doesn’t seem to be much doubt that their intention is to produce nuclear weapons; a handful every year, perhaps.

      US deceiving world on Iran nuclear program: official:

      The US is trying to deceive the world on Iran's nuclear program by making it appear that the program has objectives beyond civilian ones, said Iranian Ambassador to the United Nations Mohammad-Javad Zarif today.

      Rice: U.S. may press Iran not only via UN on nuclear issue :

      U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice warned on Sunday the United States might take steps outside the UN Security Council to pressure Iran to stop its nuclear program.

      The Untold Story of Israel's Bomb:

      Defense Secretary Melvin R. Laird wrote in March 1969, these "developments were not in the United States' interests and should, if at all possible, be stopped." Above all, the Nixon administration was concerned that Israel would publicly display its nuclear capabilities.

      In case you missed it:

      Video: Israel's Secret Weapon :

      This film is the story of the bomb, Vanunu and Israel's wall of silence.

      Palestinian woman killed in Israeli raid in West Bank:

      Israeli soldiers shot dead a Palestinian woman during an arrest raid in the West Bank city of Tulkarm Monday morning, the Israeli army and Palestinian witnesses said.

      Arab League to pay Palestinian salaries:

      The Arab League, which has collected $70 million for the Palestinians, will pay the salaries of civil servants straight into their bank accounts.

      Hamas warns of new intifada if Palestinian rule fails:

      A senior Hamas official has warned that attempts to bring down the Palestinian government could provoke the dissolution of the Palestinian Authority and lead to a new, more violent uprising.

      Ultra-orthodox party grants Olmert his majority:

      THE religious Shas Party has given Israeli prime minister-elect Ehud Olmert a workable majority, joining his coalition without committing itself to the evacuation of many Israeli settlements from the West Bank.

      At least 27 militants, Afghan army sergeant killed in fighting :

      Canadian and Afghan forces killed as many as 27 militants and captured three in fighting throughout Afghanistan over the weekend, and Afghan army sergeant also was killed, officials said Monday.

      Three soldiers killed in Afghanistan :

      Three soldiers were killed and three wounded yesterday when a roadside bomb ripped through their vehicle in troubled southern Afghanistan, the military said.

      US torturer released from Afghan jail:

      A US journalist sentenced to two years imprisonment for torturing Afghans in a private Kabul jail has been released two months before the end of his sentence.

      Horror continues in Sudan's Darfur :

      Take a ride through southern Darfur and you will find plenty of evidence of the horrors unfolding in Sudan's war-torn region.

      Hindus killed in Kashmir attack:

      Suspected separatists have shot dead at least 22 Hindu villagers in Indian-administered Kashmir.

      Eighteen dead in Tiger infighting, says Sri Lankan military :

      At least 18 rebels were killed and many wounded when Tamil Tiger guerrillas launched a major attack against a breakaway faction in eastern Sri Lanka, military and rebel sources said.

      US Imperialism Will Die This Century, Hugo Chavez Predicts :

      This century will see the end of the US empire, said Hugo Chavez on Saturday during a rally in Havana, where he highlighted the progress of Latin American integration efforts.

      García fires back; compares Chávez with Saddam Hussein:

      "He is a meddler who is breaking fundamental international principles. What does he think he is? Is he a Saddam Hussein who, because of having oil can take ownership of other countries?" García commented based on Chávez' support of Nationalist candidate Ollanta Humala.

      Eric Margolis: Chill over China:

      Managing China’s arrival as the world’s second superpower will demand consummate diplomatic skills. The United States must devise ways of living with China’s economic competition, surging demand for resources, and inevitable growing geopolitical influence in Asia and the western Pacific while avoiding confrontation.

      Depleted Uranium - Far Worse Than 9/11:

      Depleated Uranium Dust - Public Health Disaster For The People Of Iraq and Afghanistan

      Bush challenges hundreds of laws :

      President Bush has quietly claimed the authority to disobey more than 750 laws enacted since he took office, asserting that he has the power to set aside any statute passed by Congress when it conflicts with his interpretation of the Constitution.

      Cheney exempts his own office from reporting on classified material:

      As the Bush administration has dramatically accelerated the classification of information as "top secret" or "confidential," one office is refusing to report on its annual activity in classifying documents: the office of Vice President Dick Cheney.

      Video: Must Watch:

      Colbert Roasts Bush:

      Stephen Colbert at the White House Correspondent Dinner

      US former FDA head under investigation over financial improprieties :

      Dr. Lester Crawford, former head of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), is under federal investigation amid accusations of financial improprieties and making false statements to Congress.

      Dollar starts the big slide against major currencies:

      THE dollar has embarked on a big decline that will see it fall against all leading currencies, according to analysts. The plunge is being prompted by America?s $800 billion (?438 billion) current-account deficit, they say.

      Video: Money, Banking and the Federal Reserve :

      Thomas Jefferson and Andrew Jackson understood "The Monster". But to most Americans today, Federal Reserve is just a name on the dollar bill. They have no idea of what the central bank does to the economy, or to their own economic lives; of how and why it was founded and operates; or of the sound money and banking that could end the statism, inflation, and business cycles that the Fed generates

      Humor: Video: Every Breath You Take :

      Columbia Business School's Dean Glenn Hubbard sings about wanting Alan Greenspan's job that went instead to New Fed Chair Ben Bernanke. Parody created by Columbia Business School students.

      "Day Without Immigrants" highlighted with rallies across state: -

      From Brockton to the Berkshires, illegal immigrants and their supporters rallied for immigration reform Monday as part of a nationwide day of demonstrations, boycotts and walkouts.

      How to spot a terrorist:

      I really had no idea how to spot a terrorist until I studied the manuals published by the Phoenix FBI, the state employees of Virginia, and the Texas Department of Public Safety. Now that I have absorbed these manuals, I not only know how to spot a terrorist, but I have discovered that I probably am a terrorist.

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      Tom Feeley

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