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COMMENTARY ON THE NEWS by John WorldPeace
Do you think that I have come to
bring peace to the earth; I have not come to bring peace, but a sword. For
I have come to set a man against his father, and a daughter against her mother,
and a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law. Jesus - Matthew 10:34
truth is often paradoxical. Lao Tzu - Tao te Ching
- December 12, 2003 Less than two pages in length, the Ayalon-Nusseibeh plan calls for an Israeli
withdrawal from essentially all of the West Bank and Gaza and for an "open
city" of Jerusalem to be the capital of both states. Palestinian refugees
would be compensated from an international fund, but have a right to return only
to the new Palestinian state. Mr. Nusseibeh said the plan complements the "road map" and unlike
the international peace effort prescribes solutions to the most-intractable
"final status" issues of the Middle East conflict. He said while neither he nor Mr. Ayalon are major political figures, their
grass-roots petition campaign has attracted 200,000 signatures, two-thirds of
them from Israelis, and could grow to the point where it cannot be ignored by
the Israeli and Palestinian leaderships.
- December 12, 2003
But here's what's surprising: So far, the biggest political fallout from the
Iraq war has not been in the Arab world. It has been in Israel. Say what?
Yes, by destroying Saddam's regime and the real strategic threat posed to
Israel by Iraq, the Bush team has taken away one of the strongest security
arguments from Israeli hawks: that Israel needs to keep the West Bank, or at
least troops on the Jordan River, as a buffer in case Iraq again tries to come
through Jordan to strike Israel, as it has done before.
As long as Iraq loomed as a major threat, one could hear three arguments in
Israel. One said no withdrawal from the West Bank and Jordan River was
possible because Israel needed a security buffer. Another said withdrawal was
essential to maintain Israel as a Jewish democracy. Because if Israel kept
control of the occupied territories, there would soon be more Arabs than Jews
living in the West Bank, Gaza and Israel. A third said that no withdrawal was
tolerable because the Jewish state needed to control all the Jewish land,
including the Biblical West Bank.
The Israeli right has tended to blend the security and the Jewish land
arguments, while the Israeli left has focused on the need to maintain a Jewish
majority so Israel doesn't become an apartheid state. But with the Iraq threat
now gone, the argument is increasingly between those on the left and center
who want to get rid of the territories to preserve Israel as a whole Jewish
state and those on the Israeli right who want to preserve Israel on the whole
- December 12, 2003 In the most detailed outline yet of a go-it-alone plan, Olmert said "it
will be a lot different from the reality that exists today" and most
Palestinians would no longer live under Israeli rule. Israel, he said, will "definitely" not withdraw to the 1967 lines,
and will keep "the united city of Jerusalem." "A considerable amount of settlements and a considerable number of
people will have to move into different areas," Olmert said.
- December 11, 2003 Some 65 million girls worldwide are
kept out of school, increasing the risks that they will suffer from extreme
poverty, die in childbirth or from AIDS and pass those dangers on to future generations, the U.N. children's
fund said Thursday. UNICEF Executive Director Carol Bellamy said investment in education was the
best way to close the gender gap. "We believe that the failure to invest in girls' education puts in
jeopardy more development goals than any other single action that could take
place," she told The Associated Press.
- December 10, 2003 Iraq Iraqi Health Ministry officials ordered a halt to a count of
civilian casualties from the war and told workers not to release figures
already compiled, the head of the ministry's statistics department told
The Associated Press on Wednesday. The health minister, Dr. Khodeir Abbas, denied that he or the U.S.-led
occupation authority had anything to do with the order, and said he didn't
even know about the survey of deaths, which number in the thousands.
- December 10, 2003 Canada and Germany said the U.S. decision to limit bidding for Iraqi
reconstruction contracts to companies from countries that backed the U.S.-led
war will hamper efforts to round up international support to rebuild the
country. With the European Union, they said they will look into whether the U.S. is
breaking trade rules by barring critics. Canada, Germany, France, Mexico, China and Russia are among countries
excluded from bidding on $18.6 billion worth of Iraqi reconstruction contracts
funded by the U.S. government. U.S. Deputy Defense Secretary Paul Wolfowitz
released the list of 63 approved countries yesterday.
- December 10, 2003
The Pentagon drew criticism from one U.S. ally after formally
barring companies from countries opposed to the Iraq war from bidding on
26 reconstruction contracts. The ruling bars companies from U.S. allies such as France, Germany and
Canada from bidding on those contracts - worth $18.6 billion - because
their governments opposed the American-led war that ousted Saddam
Hussein's regime. "If these comments are accurate ... it would be difficult for us
to give further money for the reconstruction of Iraq," said Canada's
deputy prime minister, John Manley. "To exclude Canadians just
because they are Canadians would be unacceptable if they accept funds from
Canadian taxpayers for the reconstruction of Iraq."
- November 17, 2003 Raped by her brothers and impregnated, Rofayda Qaoud
refused to commit suicide, her mother recalls, even after she bought the
17-year-old a razor with which to slit her wrists. So Amira Abu Hanhan Qaoud says she did what she believes any good Palestinian
parent would: restored her family's "honor" through murder. Armed with a plastic bag, razor and wooden stick, Qaoud entered her sleeping
daughter's room last Jan. 27. "Tonight you die, Rofayda," she told the
girl, before wrapping the bag tightly around her head. And
so it is all around the world. Women are second class citizens. A
reality that crosses all racial lines and all forms of government. Until
there is equality for women, true peace and WorldPeace will remain elusive.
Where does legitimate criticism of Israeli government policy
end and anti-Semitism begin? There's always been sharp disagreement in Israel
over where to draw the line, but the debate assumed greater urgency in recent
weeks. First, the Malaysian prime minister claimed that Jews dominate Analysis
world, to the applause of Muslim heads of state. Next, a poll found 59 percent
of Europeans consider Israel a threat to peace, ahead of rogue nations such as
North Korea. And last week, Greek composer Mikis Theodorakis, in condemning
Israeli actions in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, called Israel "the root of
- November 17, 2003
- November 16, 2003 Two
Black Hawk helicopters collided and crashed Saturday night, killing 17 American
soldiers in the U.S. military's worst single loss of life since the Iraq war
soldiers were injured and one was missing, the military said. One helicopter
smashed into the roof of a house, witnesses said, and there were reports one of
the aircraft was shot down. As the U.S. death
toll in Iraq passed the 400 mark, the Iraqi
Governing Council endorsed a U.S. plan Saturday that would create a provisional
government by June. The transfer of power would provide Washington an "exit
strategy" in the face of escalating guerrilla warfare. I
guess our soldiers were killed by some of those "weapons of mass
destruction that Bush never found."
"We did the same thing in Beirut. We made a commitment and the first
time we took casualties we ran," Brady said. "We did it in Somalia.
The first time we started taking casualties we ran. We're getting a
reputation, and the terrorists know that we run when we take casualties."
"What we're feeling is that same schism of wanting to support our troops
and wondering why the hell are we there."
- November 16, 2003 Defense
Secretary Donald Rumsfeld insisted: "We will stay there as long as
necessary." Yet history indicates a different outcome. Ever since the
Vietnam War the spectre of body bags arriving back in the US has haunted
successive presidents. When a Hezbullah suicide
truck crashed into a marine base in Lebanon in 1983, killing 241 marines, the US
lost the will to win, and a year later pulled out its troops. It did so again
after the infamous ?Black Hawk Down? incident in Somalia in 1993 when the US
lost two helicopters and 18 soldiers while hunting for a warlord. But this
time the Americans cannot simply cut and run. They cannot extract themselves
until they have at least established a viable security apparatus. In addition to
their pledges to the Iraqi people there are imperative geopolitical reasons.
Iraq is too strategically important to be left to its own devices. What happens
in Iraq is vital for Israel and Palestine, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Turkey and
Iran. And Iraq has the world?s second largest reserves of
oil. What is poor George to do?
- November 15, 2003 As attacks against American occupation forces grow more sophisticated and
deadly, Washington has become more concerned with handing power over to a new
Iraqi government. The Bush administration has dropped its insistence that a
constitution be drawn up and elections held before the transfer of power takes
place. Yes, the tar baby of
Iraq is becoming more and more obvious? So went Daddy Bush, so goes Little
- November 14, 2003 Four former Israeli security chiefs sharply
criticized prime minister Ariel Sharon?s policies toward the
Palestinians yesterday, warning that Israel is headed for catastrophe if
it does not reach a peace deal soon.
- November 13, 2003 Alabama Chief Justice Roy
Moore, who became a hero to religious conservatives for refusing to remove his
granite Ten Commandments monument from the state courthouse, was thrown off the
bench Thursday by a judicial ethics panel for having "placed himself above
the law. I have absolutely no regrets. I have done what I was sworn to do,"
Moore declared afterward, drawing applause from dozens of supporters at the
courthouse. "It's about whether or not you can acknowledge God as a source
of our law and our liberty. That's all I've done." If
the trend continues then it will be just a matter of time before God is erased
from every book, building and monument. Then America will try to function
without a soul.
- November 13, 2003 The report, an "appraisal of situation" commissioned by the
CIA director, George Tenet, and written by the CIA station chief in
Baghdad, said that the insurgency was gaining ground among the
population, and already numbers in the tens of thousands. One military intelligence assessment now estimates the insurgents'
strength at 50,000. Analysts cautioned that such a figure was
speculative, but it does indicate a deep-rooted revolt on a far greater
scale than the Pentagon had led the administration to believe. An intelligence source in Washington familiar with the CIA report
described it as a "bleak assessment that the resistance is broad,
strong and getting stronger". "It says we are going to lose the situation unless there is a
rapid and dramatic change of course," the source said.
"There are thousands in the resistance - not just a core of
Ba'athists. They are in the thousands, and growing every day. Not all
those people are actually firing, but providing support, shelter and all
that." But George told us that the Iraqis would love
- November 13, 2003 On
Iraq and Afghanistan, Bush presents a distorted picture. "The failure of
democracy in those two countries would convince terrorists that America breaks
down under attack, and more attacks on America would surely follow."
use of American force in Iraq has attracted terrorism where it did not exist.
War on terrorism, yes. But not the Bush way. A drive for democracy,
yes. But not couched in dishonesty.
- November 11, 2003 The authorized biography of Pfc.
Jessica Lynch debunks early myths that U.S. troops waged a daring rescue to save
her, and describes a team of Iraqi doctors as gentle caretakers who worked at
their own risk to keep her alive. The biography, by former New York Times writer Rick Bragg, discredits stories
from the war's first days that Lynch shot at her Iraqi captors, and that the
Iraqi hospital was hostile territory that posed grave danger to Lynch's
rescuers. Once, according to the book, Iraqi medical workers even loaded Lynch into an
ambulance and drove it to an American checkpoint in hopes of returning her ?
but came under fire from U.S. troops and had to turn around. Warmongering
fever is contagious. George Bush gave it to the press. Or did he
dictate it to the press?
- November 9, 2003 The United States' uneven
record in Iraq has kindled a small but persistent push to reinstitute the
military draft, a politically charged idea that hasn't been seriously
considered since the end of the Vietnam War. Yet
despite denials from the White House that a draft is under consideration, and
despite the obvious political fallout of such a move during an election
campaign, talk of a draft has heated up in recent days.
- November 8, 2003 Insurgents killed
two U.S. paratroopers and wounded another west of Baghdad on
Saturday as the U.S. military unleashed a show of force in Saddam
Hussein's hometown of Tikrit, rocketing buildings to rubble and
dropping 500-pound bombs near the site where a Black Hawk
helicopter crashed. Now what
what would impress me about Bush's commitment to Iraq would be if one of his
daughters was to go over there and pass out food or put herself in harms
way. Then I would feel like he understood what every parent of every
American soldier feels.
- November 8, 2003 The International Red Cross, already planning to reduce staff in Iraq following an
attack on its Baghdad headquarters, said Saturday it is temporarily closing its
offices in the capital and the southern city of Basra because of security
concerns. The agency will maintain a presence in northern Iraq, said Florian
spokesman for the International Committee of the Red Cross. "We decided that in view of an extremely dangerous and volatile
situation that we would have to temporarily close our offices in Baghdad and
Basra," he said. Basra is Iraq's second largest city. Isn't
it interesting that George can't allocate enough men to keep the Red Cross
workers safe. How many men could that take? I thought we were there to
help those people? I thought they were going to love us like family?
That's what George told everyone.
- November 7, 2003 Ever since its foundation, Israel has been troubled by the thought that it might
have as much to fear from supposed friends as from avowed enemies. That is one
reason why Israelis are often anxious monitors of public opinion in North
America and Europe. Their anxiety, and perhaps their anger, showed a peak last
week when the European Union's polling organization released figures showing
that Europeans reckoned Israel was a greater threat to world peace than any
other country. The results reinforced the Israeli sense that the distance
between them and the Europeans continues to grow and that the United States is
their only reliable partner. It is
interesting that people are now starting to say what they have been thinking
for a very long time.
- November 6, 2003 Two American soldiers were
killed in separate incidents near Baghdad and along the Syrian border, the U.S.
military said Thursday, and a Polish major was seriously wounded in an ambush
south of the capital. How
many deaths will it take before America relearns how to spell Vietnam?
- November 6, 2003 Just days before U.S.-led forces
invaded Iraq, officials claiming to speak for a frantic Iraqi regime made a
last-ditch effort to avert the war, but U.S. officials rebuffed the overture,
Pentagon officials said Thursday. Does it surprise anyone that the
evidence grows stronger each day the George Bush lied. Hey,
no one even talks about those pesky weapons of mass destruction. What
were those weapons anyway, camel droppings?
- November 4, 2003 In an opinion poll conducted in October, when shown a list of countries
and asked "if in your opinion it presents or not a threat to peace in
the world," some 59 per cent of European Union citizens polled said
that Israel was a danger. The other leading threats to the peace were (in
descending order) Iran, North Korea, and Afghanistan. Yes, Ariel
Sharon and the Palestinians and Adolph Hitler and the Jews. Sad
that the Jews cannot relate the hell that was forced on them by Adolph as a
more violent hell than they are forcing on the Palestinians whose land they
were given after WWII because the Europeans did not want them back.
- November 2, 2003 A hard dose of reality has rained down like
rockets in recent days on the Bush administration, but at least in public,
the president and his men and women still don?t seem to get it. The rocket attack on the al-Rashid Hotel, where the Americans who run
Baghdad live, and the rash of suicide car bombings of the Red Cross and
Iraqi police stations are not the desperate acts of desperate men, as
President Bush declared. They?re a sign that the enemy, whom the Bush administration has
underestimated from the start, is getting better at what it does. The
renegade Saddam Hussein loyalists and the foreign Jihadists are becoming
more efficient, more creative and more effective at killing Americans and
anyone who dares enlist on the side of the Americans. Yes,
each day brings more Muslim killers into Iraq looking to gut shoot, maim and
kill our sons and daughters. But hey, look at all those jobs that will
be created with those juicy contracts to rebuild Iraq.
- November 2, 2003 A U.S. Chinook helicopter
carrying troops en route home for leave was struck by a missile Sunday and
crashed west of Baghdad, killing 13 soldiers and wounding more than 20, the U.S.
command and witnesses reported. Right now a
mass murderer is being treated like a prince for killing so many with so
little. Right now some wife is missing her husband forever and some
child is trying to understand that daddy is NEVER coming home. Not a
problem, George's daughters are safe. All they have to worry about is
getting drunk and getting run over crossing the street.
- November 1, 2003 A new survey reportedly shows that
six out of 10 Europeans view Israel as a greater threat to world peace than
North Korea, Iran or Afghanistan. A report published in the Paris-based International Herald Tribune says
Europeans participating in the October poll were given a list of 15 countries
and asked if any of them present a threat to world peace. Fifty nine percent
said Israel was a threat. Yes
and if you listen to the Jews, you will hear how wrong everyone is about
them. Hitler did not get rid of the Jews without a lot of support from
the German people. He came to power by tapping in on the German's hatred
for the Jews. I wonder what caused all that hatred?
- October 18, 2003 With American troops under near daily attack in Iraq, workers at the
Landstuhl Regional Medical Center are still putting in 60-hour weeks caring
for wounded and ill soldiers ? as well as troops stationed in Afghanistan,
the Balkans and Germany. Since
President Bush declared the major fighting in Iraq over on May 1, two-thirds
of the additional staff brought in for the war remain in place, and the
average of 44 new patients a day is nearly three times the peacetime
level. The hospital has treated 1,800 patients so far from the U.S. mission in
Afghanistan and more than 7,100 from the Iraq mission.
- October 18, 2003
"Ban Bush" and
"Bush No. 1 terrorist," the protesters were cordoned off by
anti-riot police and Philippine marines. I
just have to wonder what a little effort at humility in the world would do
for the United States.
Thousands of university students and other activists
marched Saturday to protest President Bush's visit to this city already tense
over security concerns. Up to 4,000 protesters burned U.S. flags and an effigy of a pirate-dressed
Bush as his motorcade sped by on the opposite side of the highway en route to
the House of Representatives, where he addressed a joint session of Congress.
Waving anti-U.S. placards and streamers saying
- October 18, 2003 In a new audiotape aired Saturday, a voice
purported to be Osama bin Laden vowed suicide attacks "inside and
outside" the United States and threatened nations that are helping the
American occupation of Iraq.
The speaker in the tape, broadcast throughout the Arab world
by the Al-Jazeera television station, also warned Iraqis against cooperating
with U.S. forces and urged youth in neighboring nations to join a jihad, or holy
war, against the Americans. Addressing U.S. troops in Iraq, the speaker said: "Your
blood will be spilled so the White House gang gets richer and the arms dealers
with them, as well as the large companies involved." And why haven't
we caught that pesky Osama?
- October 18, 2003 Sen. Joseph
Lieberman, D-Conn., was booed and heckled Friday by an audience of
Arab-Americans as a parade of presidential hopefuls made their appeals to
a constituency that is gaining recognition as an increasingly important
swing vote in the 2004 campaign. Lieberman, an Orthodox Jew,
drew shouts of disagreement from many of the 300 or so people attending
the Arab-American Institute leadership conference in this Detroit suburb
he attempted to defend the security fence under construction by the
Israeli government in the West Bank as a temporary nuisance that would be
removed once the Palestinian leadership makes "a 100 percent
effort" to end terrorism. Surely
Joe Lieberman is not that oblivious to the fact that the fence represents
nothing more than a land grab by the Israelis who who hate the Palestinians
almost as much as Hitler hated the Jews.
- October 18, 2003 A Soyuz spacecraft
carrying a Russian, an American and a Spaniard blasted off Saturday for the
International Space Station from the Russian space program's cosmodrome in
Kazakhstan. The launch came three days after China became the world's third
space faring nation, joining the ranks of the former Soviet Union and the United States. It
was the second manned space launch from Baikonur since the U.S. space shuttle
Columbia disintegrated in February, putting the U.S. space program on hold.
I say again, China is about to give NASA its wish
list for the next twenty years.
- October 17, 2003 I can?t imagine a CNN or a Fox news channel without a Saddam or
a Osama; I mean who?s going to watch decaf TV? God forbid if anything happens
to brother Osama or Saddam, people are going to suffer from
headline-news-withdrawals; but I guess one shouldn?t loose hope;
the world can
always pine their hopes on the US to create another monster to replace Saddam
Hussein, to assuage our news addiction and to refuel its war geared economy.
- October 17, 2003
Despite the UN victory Thursday, the Bush administration faces growing
problems in Iraq if it persists in demanding exclusive control. Continuing
security problems there are putting a long-term strain on America's military
forces. At home, political resistance is growing to the huge rebuilding costs
Eventually, the White House must resign itself to sharing real
authority with Iraqis and the international community.
- October 17, 2003
U.S. combat deaths since the end of major fighting passed the
100 mark Friday after a joint U.S.-Iraqi patrol confronted gunmen outside the
headquarters of a Shiite Muslim cleric, triggering clashes in which three
Americans and 10 Iraqis were killed, including two Iraqi policemen.
Another American soldier was killed and two were wounded by a
roadside bomb near Baghdad, and nine U.S. troops were wounded in a roadside
bombing in the northern city of Mosul.
- October 17, 2003
Malaysia, faced with
angry criticism from the United States and Europe over comments made at an
Islamic summit, apologized Friday for "any misunderstanding"
over Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad's assertion that Jews rule the world.
The speech drew immediate criticism from Israel and other countries and
raised fears that it could fan violence against Jews. But it got a
standing ovation from the kings, presidents, sheiks and emirs ?
including key U.S. allies ? gathered in Malaysia's capital, Putrajaya.
There is nothing more volatile than the truth.
- October 16, 2003
The Security Council unanimously adopted a
resolution Thursday aimed at attracting more troops and money to help stabilize
Iraq and speed its independence ? a diplomatic victory for Washington after
the bitter dispute over the war.
The resolution's success hinges on whether it generates
additional funds for Iraq's reconstruction at next week's donors conference in
Madrid, Spain, and whether countries decide to send new forces to Iraq.
I wonder just how much Colin Powell had to pay all
these countries to vote fo the resolution. No doubt he gave them a few
construction contracts and some oil wells to fill their gas tanks with.
- October 15, 2003 War in
Iraq has swollen the ranks of al Qaeda and galvanized the Islamic militant
group's will, the International Institute for Strategic Studies said in its
annual report. The
2003-2004 edition of the British-based think-tank's annual bible for defence
analysts, The Military Balance, said Washington's assertions after the Iraq
conflict that it had turned the corner in the war on terror were
"over-confident." The truth is
often paradoxical. George's war to make Iraq free? has swelled the ranks
of those thirsty for American blood.
- October 15, 2003 The United States
vetoed yesterday a U.N. Security Council resolution that would have
condemned Israel for building a barrier that cuts into the West
Bank. The United
States was the only country to vote against, using its veto as one of five
permanent members of the council. Four of the 15 members of the Security Council
abstained: Bulgaria, Cameroon, Germany and Britain. Whatever
Sharon wants, George gives him.
- October 15, 2003 A massive explosion
ripped apart a U.S. diplomatic vehicle Wednesday, killing three Americans and
wounding one in the first attack on a U.S. target in three years of
Israel-Palestinian fighting. There was no immediate claim of responsibility. The attack was condemned by
Palestinian officials who said those killed were members of a U.S. monitoring
team sent to the region to supervise implementation of a U.S.-backed peace plan.
Well it was only a matter of time before someone
crossed the barrier which prevented the killing of American civilians. You
can look to a lot more American civilian deaths now as the terrorist and Iraqis
and Muslims quit distinguishing uniformed and civilian Americans. In the
near future Americans will be targets all over the world. Thanks in a
large part to George Bush and his unilateral war against Iraq in specific and
Muslims in general.
- October 14, 2003 China launched its first
manned space mission on Wednesday, becoming the third country in history to send
a person into orbit ? four decades after the former Soviet Union and the
United States. With a column of smoke, the Shenzhou 5 craft cut across a bright, azure
northwest China sky at exactly 9 a.m. Wednesday (9 p.m. Tuesday EDT) and went
into orbit 10 minutes later. The official Xinhua News Agency immediately
confirmed the launch and said the astronaut was air force Lt. Col. Yang Liwei,
38. You can look for NASA to get some fresh
funding in the very near future. No one feels comfortable with the Chinese
orbiting over the United States.
- October 14, 2003 Human rights group
Amnesty International on Monday condemned Israeli
raids at the weekend on the southern Gaza Strip town of Rafah that killed eight
Palestinians, describing the operation as a "war crime".
"The repeated practice by the Israeli army of deliberate and wanton
destruction of homes and civilian property is a grave violation of international
human rights and humanitarian law... and constitutes a war crime," Amnesty
said in a written statement issued in London. Short
of the death camps, Sharon is just a Nazi. Other than the death camps of
World War II, there is nothing that the Israelis are imposing on the
Palestinians that Hitler did not impose on the Jews. That's a fact.
Israel was carved out of Palestine due in part to Zionist terrorist after World
War II. And the whole world, sick of war, let it happen.
- October 14, 2003 The Palestine National Authority
(PNA) accused the United States of
encouraging Israel to slaughter Palestinian civilians as Israeli Occupation
Forces (IOF) on Sunday redeployed around the southern Gaza Strip city of Rafah
and the adjacent refugee camp of Yubna, following a two day invasion during
which seven Palestinians were killed, and at least 70 wounded, mostly
civilians, 120 houses demolished and more than 1,000 refugees made homeless
according to UNRWA. Israel wouldn?t have embarked on the latest spare of killing and
destruction in the Gaza Strip had it not been for ?American acquiescence and
connivance,? said President Yasser Arafat?s media adviser Nabil Abu
Rudainah. There is no question that Sharon
does nothing without a nod from George. All these Israeli acts of violence
will never stop the terrorism nor will Sharon ever kill all the
- October 13, 2003 Saddam Hussein is believed to
have been hiding out recently in Tikrit, influencing the anti-American
insurgency, the U.S. military said Monday. Fresh attacks by resistance forces
across central Iraq were reported to have killed three American soldiers and
wounded five others. It is really amazing
that George cannot find Osama or Saddam. It really makes no sense
when you think about it. Maybe he is waiting until its gets closer to the
elections next year.
- October 12, 2003 Suicide attackers struck again
Sunday in Iraq, this time with twin car bombs in the heart of Baghdad that fell
short of a hotel full of Americans but exploded on a busy commercial street,
killing six bystanders and wounding dozens, U.S. military and Iraqi officials
said. It was the seventh fatal vehicle bombing in Iraq since early August, attacks
that have taken more than 140 lives. All have targeted institutions perceived as
cooperating with the U.S. occupation of Iraq, and none has been reported solved.
And George says things are getting better in
Iraq. But hey, where are all the parades and cheering Iraqis.
- October 12, 2003 A new report suggests Israel has the capability to
launch nuclear weapons from its submarines - a development that could
threaten U.S. and UN efforts to thwart Iran's nuclear programs. According to the Los Angeles Times, Israeli scientists have modified
cruise missiles supplied by the U.S. to carry nuclear warheads.
The Times reported that the information was confirmed by two Bush
administration officials and one Israeli official. While Israel has never acknowledged having a nuclear arsenal, it is
considered an open secret that the country has somewhere between 100 and
200 nuclear weapons, which can be launched from the ground or air.
- October 11, 2003 While reformers have hailed the awarding of the Nobel Peace
Prize to an Iranian human rights lawyer as a boost for democratic
reforms, powerful hardliners denounced it as an act of
interference in Iran's internal affairs that supports secularism
over the religious ideals of the 1979 Islamic revolution. Well
you can't please all the people all the time.
- October 11, 2003 The world's Islamic
nations opened their biggest meeting in three years Saturday with a call for the
eviction of U.S. troops from Iraq and the rapid restoration of its sovereignty.
George said that we were doing good things in Iraq
but 56 Islamic nations think the US's presence in Iraq is a bad thing.
Someone needs to wake up George. Tell him those people don't like us nor
our blind support of Israel.
- October 11, 2003 After publicly criticizing the fence and wall that Israel is
building in the West Bank, the Bush administration is quietly negotiating with
the Israeli government on changes in the route of the barrier. In a series of high-level contacts, Israel has addressed complaints raised
by the United States about particular sections of what it calls a security
fence, without drastically altering plans that Palestinians say would prevent
creation of a viable Palestinian state. Israel's effort to avoid a public clash with the United States comes as the
barrier draws growing international opposition and the Bush administration has
suspended its active involvement in prodding Israel and the Palestinians
toward renewed peace talks. Well the
Israeli's treat the Palestinians like Hitler treated the Jews (short of open
death camps) and now they are erecting Communist like walls.
- October 11, 2003
The Welsh secretary, Peter Hain, has been forced by Jack Straw to scrap a
prepared speech in which he urged Britain to embrace a "progressive, united
Europe" rather than the socially divisive free market philosophy of the
United States under President George Bush. There may have been a hint in the draft speech that ministers want Tony
Blair's ally on Iraq, President Bush, defeated next November to achieve
"our ideal partnership of principle between a progressive united Europe and
a progressive internationalist US. We have to work for both. At present we have
neither. We have to work with America whoever is in charge." As long
as George is in office, then the US will continue to pursue it unilateral
- October 11, 2003 Iranian lawyer Shirin Ebadi
became the first Muslim woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday for a
fearless defense of human rights in an award designed to spur wider democracy in
the Islamic world. The Norwegian Nobel Committee praised Ebadi -- Iran's first female judge
before the 1979 Islamic revolution forced her to step down in favor of men --
for battling to defend the rights of women and children. Women's
rights just got a boost. Good.
- October 10, 2003 Former Secretary of State
Henry Kissinger argued that "The essence of empire is
that every problem becomes our problem ...And sooner or later, every
empire eats itself up in domestic disputes." The domestic problems
are piling up for the Bush Administration ahead of the elections next
year. The unilateral and preemptive invasion of Iraq is coming under
increased criticism. The failure to find the weapons of mass destruction,
the prime reason for the invasion, the increasing American casualties,
rising cost of reconstruction and the false pretext for the invasion are
raising tension at home even as the security situation in Iraq
deteriorates and Bush's popularity at home nose-dives.
His ally, Tony
Blair, is also in trouble at home.
- October 10, 2003 Two U.S. soldiers
were killed and four wounded in an ambush just hours after a fatal
car bombing that killed 10 people ? including the driver ? in
the same Baghdad neighborhood, the U.S. military said Friday.
The troops from the 1st Armored Division were on a routine
patrol when the ambush occurred about 8 p.m. Thursday, the
military said. No further details were released. And
the demand for body bags keeps on growing. These are real Americans
whose lives have been cut short and whose parents will never be able to truly
justify these deaths of their children and whose children have in the process
experienced the removal of part of their little hearts and souls.
- October 9, 2003 Sharon's critics are divided on whether Sunday's missile strike against a
largely disused Palestinian base north of Damascus was an act of desperation by
a government unable to deliver a much-promised victory over the Palestinians, or
a cynical calculation to redefine and widen the conflict knowing that it will do
little to curb attacks by Islamic Jihad or Hamas. Bush
I invades Iraq and Bush II (Sharon) expands the conflict to Syria.
- October 9, 2003
The US is considering
abandoning its pursuit of a UN resolution calling for assistance for
the occupation of Iraq, after concerted opposition from UN officials
and security council members. Two
weeks after President George Bush appealed for support from the UN
general assembly, several security council member states, including
France, Germany and Russia, remain firmly opposed to the proposed
timetable for Iraq gaining sovereignty.
Their opposition has been bolstered by the UN secretary general,
Kofi Annan, who believes that unless the resolution is amended it
will not provide sufficient security for UN personnel.
- October 8, 2003 Prime Minister Ariel Sharon has convened his cabinet to discuss Israel's next
steps following a Palestinian suicide bombing that killed 19 people and an
Israeli air strike in Syria the following day. The Jewish terrorist were in part responsible for the creation of Israel after World War II. They were not
going to be deterred or stopped. Why do they think that the Palestinians are going to stop. The creation of Israel disenfranchised hundreds of thousands of
Palestinians who still live in refugee camps. Will Sharon live long enough to invade all of Palestine and set up death camps
to deal with them like the Germans dealt with the Jews? What is the end game Mr. Sharon? It was your deliberate visit to the
Wailing Wall in September 2000 that sparked the latest round of violence.
- October 8, 2003 After a decade of preparation, China
will launch its first human being into space on Oct. 15 in a 90-minute flight
that will orbit the Earth once, a major Chinese Web site reported in one of the
most concrete signs yet that the landmark trip is imminent. Sina.com implied that the flight, the Shenzhou
(Divine Vessel) 5, would carry only one human
being in its bid to make China the world's third space faring nation. Well
it looks like the Americans are going to reengage the space race just like they
did after Russia launched Sputnik over four decades ago.
- October 7, 2003 Roadside bombings in central
Iraq killed three U.S. soldiers and an Iraqi interpreter and wounded six
other service members, the U.S. military said Tuesday. They were the first
reported deaths of American soldiers by hostile fire in Iraq since Friday.
How many of our young men and
women are going to die in the Neo Vietnam (Iraq) for that black gold that flows
under its sands. No matter what the political rhetoric, Iraq is about oil
and little else.
- October 7, 2003 President George Bush today declined to criticise Israel for its air strike
inside Syria, saying Israel "has got a right to defend herself."
But the President said he had cautioned Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon
to try to avoid escalating tensions in the region as
he gave Sharon a wink of the eye. Let Sharon start Armageddon, right
- October 6, 2003 The
former ambassador at the core of the White House leak controversy accused
the Bush administration yesterday of blowing his wife's CIA cover to
muzzle criticism over the Iraq war and said they both now feared for her
safety. Joseph Wilson, a seasoned diplomat in both Republican and Democratic
governments, said U.S. President George W. Bush's top political aide Karl
Rove, while likely not the source of the leak, later "gave legs"
to a newspaper column that revealed his wife's identity as a CIA
operative. "I do have a number of people, or a person in whom I have a high
degree of confidence, who has told me that Karl Rove told him that my wife
is `fair game', and that was one week after the leak," Wilson told
CBS's Face The Nation. The U.S. government had not offered any security measures, said Wilson,
adding that a former leading CIA official had said his wife "was
probably the single highest target of any possible terrorist organization
or hostile intelligence service that might want to do damage." All
this comes down to is whistle blower retaliation of the Presidential
kind. Sure looks like somebody didn't read about Watergate or thought he
was smarter and bigger than Nixon.
- October 6, 2003 After
a rare heat wave struck many parts of China in the summer of this year and
caused severe energy shortages in Shanghai, Zhejiang Province and other
places, the Chinese government began to reevaluate the power supply and
demand situation and altered its previous rather optimistic attitude.
The real question is whether the
world population is going to use up all the planet's natural resources
such that we have a real futuristic problem of being forced to rape other
planets after we have raped our own. The day will come when there is
no more oil, coal or natural gas. The day has begun when large areas
have been marked as infinite nuclear waste sites.
continued growth of the national economy has led to rocketing of
electricity demand. Since 1991, the industrial output in
has been growing at an annual rate of over 10 percent,
causing its power demand to grow at a yearly rate of 12.5 percent,
according to the commission.
- October 5, 2003 Israel bombed a
target inside Syria that it claimed was an Islamic Jihad training base, striking
deep inside its neighbor's territory Sunday for the first time in three decades
and widening its pursuit of Palestinian militants. The air strike ? a retaliation for a suicide bombing Saturday that killed 19
Israelis ? alarmed the Arab world and deepened concerns that three years of
Israeli-Palestinian violence could spread through the region. Washington urged both sides to show restraint ? but added a pointed
criticism of Syria, saying Damascus "must cease harboring terrorists and
make a clean break from those responsible for planning and directing terrorist
action from Syrian soil." Sounds
like Clark was right and Bush is planning to fan a war all over the Middle
- October 5, 2003 Culminating bus journeys throughout the United
States modeled on the Freedom Rides that fought segregation in the South, tens
of thousands of demonstrators gathered in New York on Saturday to urge more
rights for undocumented immigrants. there is nothing more ridiculous
that giving equal rights to illegal immigrants. To
do that would signal the entire world population that all they have to do is to
find a way to physically get their feet on American soil to become American
- October 5, 2003 British
Prime Minister Tony Blair privately conceded before the war with
Iraq that it had no quickly deployable chemical weapons, despite
publicly claiming that Saddam Hussein's arsenal posed a serious
threat, former Foreign Secretary Robin Cook said today. Slowly
but surely the truth is coming out about Iraq, Blair and Bush. And the
truth is that it was all a lie and that American and British citizens
apparently lack the ability to see through slick hype from our elected leaders.
- October 5, 2003 Our basic problem in California is our inability to address effectively
the serious issues confronting us -- the budget crisis, transportation,
immigration, housing, environmental protection, job creation, the energy
crisis, health care and the deterioration of our educational system and
our parks -- because our decision-making is hamstrung by a statewide
system. Changing the way any elected governor or other state officials
operate is highly unlikely until we address the flaws in our system. Most
seriously, campaign financing is out of control in California. The last
governor's race cost $130 million. So
goes California so goes the entire nation and every state therein.
- October 5, 2003 A female suicide bomber has
blown herself up at a popular restaurant in northern Israel, killing at
least 17 others and prompting new calls for the removal of Palestinian
leader Yasser Arafat. Officials say the blast at the Maxim beach restaurant in Haifa
wounded at least 50 others, many seriously. People never get tired
of killing each other. The
logical end is that the final solution is one where no one is left. The
problem is that the United States will not withdraw its blind support for
- October 5, 2003 The two-day-old US
draft resolution on Iraq is considered unworkable by United Nations
Secretary General Kofi Annan, especially as it calls for more UN
personnel in a country with deteriorating security, a senior UN official
said on Friday. Annan said on Thursday after the draft was
submitted that it was "not in the direction I had
recommended." It was the first time that Annan spoke publicly
against a draft resolution.Kofi Annan has stood up
to the US from a position of power due to the way the US and Britain started
the war without a UN consensus.
"Either the CPA (Coalition Provisional Authority) or the UN can be
in charge of the process," he said. "Attempting to blur the
roles of the two is a recipe for confusion, and that could expose the UN
to risk that is not justified by the substances of the
- October 5, 2003 Gen
Wesley Clark accused the Bush administration of having a five year plan to
attack seven nations across the Muslim world.
According to a British daily, General Clark, the front-runner
in the Democratic race for the White House, disclosed this in a book due for
publication later this month, British Newspaper reported on Saturday. General
Wesley Clark launched a high-risk attack on American foreign policy yesterday
when he said the Bush administration should face an investigation into possible
criminal conduct in its drive to war.
- October 5, 2003 One in every three people in the world will live in slums within 30 years
unless governments control unprecedented urban growth, according to a UN report.
The largest study ever made of global urban conditions has found that 940
million people -- almost one-sixth of the world's population -- already live in
squalid, unhealthy areas, mostly without water, sanitation, public services or
legal security. The report, from the UN human settlements programme, UN-habitat, based in
Nairobi, found that urban slums were growing faster than expected, and that the
balance of global poverty was shifting rapidly from the countryside to cities.
And from those slum will come disease and
- October 4, 2003 Women's groups and religious leaders worked feverishly Friday to galvanize
opposition to Arnold Schwarzenegger after he acknowledged treating women badly
and responded to reports that he told an interviewer he admired Adolf Hitler.
And what kind of governor would a steroid using meathead
make? Who knows? I think Arnold's honest but he needs to continue to live in the fantasy land of pumping iron and making movies. I wonder
why there is not anything being said about his violent movies. Adolf Schwarzenegger???
- October 4, 2003 John Ashcroft calls himself a "common-sense conservative". But for
liberals, gays, minority groups, and civil libertarians of every hue, he is a
stubborn, strait-laced fanatic, the very antithesis of common sense, who is
waging a one-man war against secular America. In their eyes, he is emblem of how
zealots of the religious right are tightening their grip on a Republican Party
in which moderates are an endangered species.
- October 3, 2003
Doubts are growing about U.S. President George W. Bush's
ability to deal with international crises and the economy, says a
poll released Thursday night. The CBS-New York Times poll found that 45 per cent say they
have confidence in Mr. Bush's ability on international crises and
50 per cent said they do not.
- October 3, 2003 Between three and six American soldiers are killed
and another 40 wounded every week in Iraq by an enemy that has become more
lethal and sophisticated since the fall of Baghdad in April, the commander of
coalition forces said Thursday. Hello Vietnam of the desert.
- October 3, 2003 In a stark rejection
of American proposals, U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan made clear on Thursday
the United Nations could not play a proper political role in Iraq under
terms Washington wanted, U.N. officials and diplomats reported. After the Aug. 19 bombing of U.N. headquarters in Baghdad that killed 22
people, Annan said he wanted a radical approach that would make it safe for U.N.
staff to return.
Only about 30 foreign U.N. staff out of more than 600 are in
- October 2, 2003 Chief U.S. weapons searcher David
Kay reported Thursday he had found no weapons of mass destruction in Iraq a
finding that brought fresh congressional complaints about the Bush
administration's prewar assertions of an imminent threat from Saddam Hussein.
It was a stupid lie, stupid.
- October 2, 2003
Anti-war rebels in Britain's ruling Labour Party said yesterday Prime
Minister Tony Blair had lied to justify invading Iraq and accused him of
creating a "wasteland" in the name of peace. Angered at being
deprived of a chance to vote on the Iraq war at their annual conference,
activists queued up to criticise the military action which Blair has
defiantly defended. "We were told there were weapons of mass destruction that could be
deployed at 45 minutes' notice," parliamentarian Alice Mahon said.
"We were lied to. There is no delicate way of putting it. We can't
have a vote on it today and that is a disgrace."
- October 2, 2003
A US military spokesman said a soldier died in a rocket-propelled
grenade attack on a convoy near the town of Samarra, north of the capital
Baghdad, late on Wednesday.
Earlier in the day a female soldier was killed and at least two others
seriously hurt by a roadside bomb near the entrance to a US base in Saddam
Hussein's home town of Tikrit. And in
every body bag is someone's son or daughter who has been rubbed out and will
never comfort his or her parents in their old age.
- October 2, 2003 Brand-name pharmaceutical companies in Canada removed a
significant barrier to a plan to provide life-saving drugs to poor
countries, saying they will work with Ottawa to allow generic drug
makers to produce patented medicines for AIDS-stricken areas.
Canada's Research-Based Pharmaceutical Companies, a lobby group
for the brand-name firms, said in a press release that it
recognizes that Canada "has an opportunity to show
international leadership" by changing patent laws to improve
access to drugs for the diseases.
- October 1, 2003 Israeli MPs called yesterday for 28 air force pilots to be sacked
and tried for mutiny for refusing to attack Palestinian towns. The defence minister, Shaul Mofaz, told the knesset that the
pilots were aiding "terrorists" when they signed a letter last week
saying they would not carry out "illegal and immoral orders to attack, of
the type Israel carries out in the [occupied] territories".
Imagine what would happen if all the soldiers in all the armies of the world
just refused to fight.
- September 30, 2003 Arab nations accused some countries of ignoring Israel's
alleged possession of weapons of mass destruction while pressuring others
to give up nuclear programs. Israel has not signed the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty. It has
never confirmed being a nuclear power, but it is widely believed to have
nuclear weapons. At the U.N. General Assembly on Monday, Saudi Arabia, Syria and Egypt
charged that the U.N. nuclear watchdog agency was holding back from
It is "unacceptable that Israel's possession of such weapons
should remain a reality that some prefer to ignore or prevent" the
international community from dealing with, Egyptian Foreign Minister Ahmed
Maher said. Nuclear weapons are insane
no matter which sons of Abraham have them.
- September 30, 2003
The White House, rocked by an explosive scandal over charges it
exposed the name of a CIA agent to muzzle criticism on Iraq, yesterday denied
President Bush's top political guru Karl Rove hatched the plot.
``(Rove) wasn't involved,'' said Bush spokesman Scott McClellan. ``The
president knows he wasn't involved. It's simply not true.'' Sure
sounds like a Watergate in the making as all the President's men return us to
the days of Tricky Dick Nixon.
- September 29, 2003 In dangerous Euphrates River
towns west of Baghdad, one soldier was killed Monday and three were wounded in
separate roadside bombings. One of the blasts prompted a firefight backed by
attack aircraft, tanks and helicopters as U.S. soldiers battled Iraqi resistance
fighters for more than eight hours, U.S. officials said. Wow.
An eight hour fire fight. Has anyone considered what it takes to sustain
an eight hour fire fight against the most powerful army in the world?
- September 28, 2003 A massive blackout hit Italy on Sunday, cutting power
to millions of people who woke up to find their phone lines silent and their
televisions black, while drivers struggled through streets without traffic
lights and trains remained stuck on the tracks. Most of Italy's 57 million people were left without power,
compared to the 50 million affected during the Aug. 14 blackout in the United
States and Canada. By mid-morning, power was returning to the north but still
remained out in most of Rome and the south. On Aug. 28, power briefly went out in parts of London and
southeast England, shutting off traffic lights in the British capital and
stranding hundreds of thousands of people on subways and trains. Have the
terrorist found that the industrialized
nations can have their power shut off just before another 911 attack?
- September 28, 2003 The Pentagon has ordered thousands of fresh
U S troops to pack their bags for
Iraq this weekend, after President George Bush's bid to recruit more international troops fell on deaf ears.
Well George Bush
determined that the United States was big enough to make war with Brittan against the U N and now he has to
crawl on his belly begging for help in a war that he was told not to start.
- September 28, 2003 When the World Trade Organisation (WTO) met in Mexico recently, a group of
developing countries refused to be taken for granted by the rich industrialised
nations that control the body , sending a message to the elite that they must
change their way of doing business. The same message was heard this week in the United Nations General Assembly,
where speaker after speaker from the developing world pressed for speedy reforms
of the world body, especially its most powerful organ - the Security Council. Terrorism is largely a
response to the arrogance of the industrialized imperialistic nations of the world.
- September 28, 2003 U.S. troops and their Iraqi partners have been trying to curb the flow of
weapons and stop attacks against American forces. Those attacks have killed more
than 80 U.S. soldiers since President Bush declared an end to major combat operations in Iraq on May 1.
Over the past 90 days, the number of daily attacks against U.S. troops has
ranged from the "low teens to the mid-20s" each day, according to
Charles Heatley, spokesman for the Coalition Provisional Authority. Arab League Secretary-General Amr Moussa told the Al-Hayat newspaper that
Arab states will not send forces to Iraq to "defend occupation
troops." So our troops are being attacked dozens of times a day and the Arab League does not see
the US/Brittan invasion of Iraq as stabilizing the region. More lies and dangerous miscalculations from George Bush
and his war mongering advisors.
President of the United States George W. Bush as King of
Diamonds is part of a card deck depicting 'the 52 most dangerous American
officials', sold by the French group Reseau Voltaire (Voltaire Network) is seen
in this hand out photo. Caption under photograph reads : 'Head of a baseball
club and director of Salem bin Laden's oil company (brother of Osama).
Designated President of the United States by friends of his father at the
Supreme Court before the vote count showed that he lost the elections'. A little
over 2, 500 decks have been sold on the internet in recent weeks. (AP Photo/Reseau
Thousands of protesters demanding an
end to the occupation of Iraq took to the streets Saturday in London, Athens,
Paris and other cities, calling for the withdrawal of troops and chanting
slogans attacking the U.S. and British governments. Not more than about 30,000 marched all over the world.
problem is that until there is one person who can speak for all these peace organizations, these protests will
continue to have little or no impact on the war mongers of the world.
September 27, 2003 The father of a soldier killed in Iraq accused President George Bush yesterday
of being responsible for his son's death. Now as those who supported the war see the face of death on their children
things have become clear. Why anyone supported Bush's war is beyond me. This is just another Vietnam. And if anyone remembers
we spent billions trying to train a Vietnamese Army that would rather run than fight. One of these days we will
have a President that read his history book. Fernando Suarez, whose 20-year-old son, Jesus, was one of the first
fatalities, said: "My son died because Bush lied."
September 26, 2003 Amid all the official inquiries, political recriminations and postwar claims and
counter-claims, one basic fact about Iraq now appears incontrovertible. The fact
is, at the time the war was launched, Iraq did not possess the non-conventional
weapons capability that the US and Britain alleged. It did not, therefore, pose
the "serious and current threat" to the UK national interest, to the
Middle East region and to the US that was officially claimed. The US-British
decision to prevent further UN weapons inspections, override a UN security
council majority, and plunge into a lethal, open-ended and expensive conflict
was thus rash, unnecessary and mistaken.
September 26, 2003 The United Nations (UN) said yesterday it was pulling out 19
of its 105 international staffers from Iraq as a member of the country's
US-appointed Governing Council died of wounds suffered in an ambush last
week. UN spokesman Fred Eckhard said the withdrawal had begun and 86 staff
members now remained in Iraq. This is not an evacuation, just a further downsizing, and the security
situation in the country remains under constant review,' he said. The
truth is that the U S can't even protect the small U N compound.
September 24, 2003 Bush
and company seem to be building another false case regarding nuclear weapons in
order to invade Iran. Iran has been given a deadline of October to meet more stringent and
intrusive examination into its nuclear program. This comes as the US has and
continues to see any hint of development in the nuclear area by third world
countries as a threat to its strategic interest, especially in the middle east
as it relates to its ability to control the oil rich region.
The US had falsely accused Iraq before of being a nuclear threat with vague and
unsubstantiated claims which are typically used by the US against such countries
that it has political opposition with. Phrases such as "nuclear
development" "Nuclear technology" "potential nuclear
weapons" "intention to develop nuclear programs" etc. are
brandished frequently and without any supporting evidence. When the US made these claims against Iraq, the International Atomic Energy
Agency (AIEA) investigated and found nothing. It is easy to make accusations that someone is developing or has
"intention" or "potential" to develop nuclear weapons, but
it is impossible to prove a negative, and defend against such accusations.
September 24, 2003 The Israelis are determined to build a wall between themselves and the Palestinians.
It seems to me that history has taught us that this is what Communists and Fascists do. In the end, the wall will come down. Sharon is a
war mongering menace who started the current war with the Palestinians when he visited the Wailing Wall on September 28, 2000. Until he
made his visit, the bloodshed had for the most part stopped. The truth is the truth.
September 23, 2003 About half of the Iraqi population is in need of food assistance, two U.N. food
agencies said Tuesday, blaming the war and years of economic sanctions and
drought. And how are you going to feed these
people Mr. Bush?
September 23, 2003 The US Secretary of State, Colin Powell, has defended the Bush
Administration's efforts to combat AIDS, one day after a top United Nations
official denounced as a "grotesque obscenity" the money spent on the
"war on terrorism" compared with that devoted to halting the disease
in Africa. Hey there is no defense Mr.
Powell. The truth is the truth.
September 22, 2003 Ten years after Yasser Arafat and Itzhak Rabin signed the Washington
Declaration, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is experiencing what may be its
worst situation since 1967. Violence is a daily matter. The Second Intifada is
entering its fourth year, with nearly 3,500 deaths. (All started by Mr. Sharon's
visit to the Temple mount in September 2000) The "road map" has
broken down. Palestinians and Israelis, who had drawn closer thanks to the Oslo
Process, are today divided by deep hostility. And there is no end in sight
and Mr. Bush is clueless as to what to do.
September 22, 2003 A suicide car bomber blew himself up
near the U.N. headquarters in Baghdad on Monday, also killing a security guard
and wounding 17 people, a month after a huge truck bomb devastated the building.
It is interesting that even the U N is not safe in Iraq. Maybe they
should have stopped Mr. Bush's war.
September 21, 2003 Like Wolfowitz, the
lies that Donald Rumsfeld has told about Iraq are catching up with him.
We are making progress in Iraq despite the fact that the body count is on the
rise. It always interest me how people in power with the aid of the
media can sell the most ridiculous lies to the public. Iraq IS the new
Vietnam. Just because the body count is not a three hundred a week does
not mean that it will not go there. Every Muslim in the world who hates
America is heading to Iraq to kill some Americans. Iraq is a tar baby
that has killed our sons and daughters, ruined the economy and made the
arrogance of George Bush the talk of the U N where he now grovels for aid in
the war that no one wanted.
September 21, 2003 Deputy
Defense Secretary Paul Wolfowitz sullied the memory of those who died on 9/11
by exploiting their deaths for propaganda purposes in invading Iraq. The pattern is clear: Say what you want people to
believe for the front page and on TV, then whisper a half-hearted correction or
apology that slips under the radar.
September 20, 2003 There is a global racial prejudice which places the 17% of the White race at the top of the global society
September 19, 2003 Blix attacks the Bush/Blair Weapons of Mass Destruction spin.
September 19, 2003 The Iraq War looks more and more like a little Vietnam each
day. Everyday we hear things are getting better
while at the same time the body bags are coming home with no end in sight. And
now Bush has gone crawling to the U N for help after
he told them to go to hell before the war.
September 19, 2003 The case for going to war against Iraq was a fraud "made up in Texas"
to give Republicans a political boost, Sen. Edward M. Kennedy said yesterday.
In an interview with the Associated Press, Kennedy also said the Bush
administration has failed to account for nearly half of the $4 billion spent
each month for the war. He said he believes much of the unaccounted-for money is
being used to bribe foreign leaders to send in troops.
September 14, 2003 Desperate Iraqis Clamor for Help as Powell Visits. The situation in Iraq continues to deteriorate
not only for American soldiers but also for the average Iraqi. We should learn a lesson from Bush's arrogance and apathy. There was human suffering in Iraq,
and Saddam is a murderer, but if George wanted to save the world, he should have invaded Liberia or the Congo.
George took on Iraq to raise and has created a little Vietnam with a
twist. Now if we try to leave Iraq, our
stature in the world will decrease further. It may be that Bush will leave office with America's pride and prestige lower than when Reagan replaced Jimmy Carter after the
Iran fiasco. And don't forget George's Afghanistan mess.
September 14, 2003 Israeli Vice Prime Minister Ehud Olmert Says Killing Yasser Arafat Is
an Option. This is insane. But again, Bush said that Saddam was wanted dead or alive. It did not matter to him. So now
we have the Prime Minister of Israel saying the same thing about Arafat. All George has to do to stop this insanity is to tell
Sharon that to kill Arafat would cause severe repercussions from the U S. But
how can Bush say this to Sharon who is just following Bush's lead in making unilateral war on whoever he pleases.
September 13, 2003 George Bush went into Iraq with his lies about
weapons of mass destruction and tried to kill Saddam. Now that he has set the new standard for international
politics, why shouldn't Israel decide that it is going to get rid of Arafat and like Bush say to hell with
the UN and the rest of the world? If they can do this, they will blow up the Dome of the Rock and rebuild
September 11, 2003 George Bush turned his back on the UN and along with his
buddy Tony Blair invaded Iraq. Now Bush has taken to begging the UN to help him out of the chaos that he
created, not to mention Bush's settling an example with Saddam that Israel is about to follow in doing away with
Arafat. It is time for George to step aside for the good of the world.
September 6, 2003 The Israelis just could not resist open
war on Hamas. They did not care about the fact that it was undermining
the authority of Palestinian Prime Minister Abbas. In fact it may have
been their goal. Now Abbas has resigned and the road map to peace is
just another piece of paper. It is beginning to look like the only
solution is for the UN to bring in all the armies of the world to form a ring
around Israel and Palestine and then arm every Israeli and Palestinian with
swords and shields and let them fight hand to hand to the death. The
winners after a victory celebration could be eliminated by the UN armies so
the insanity of the sons of Abraham would no longer trouble the region or the
world. The land could then become the first world community of world
citizens living in peace. Hitler's unquenchable thirst for Jewish blood
is undoubtedly matched in the contemporary Jews and Palestinians. 3,500
years of this blood feud is enough. These two societies have nothing to
offer the world but murder and chaos ad infinitum.
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