Global War OF Terrorism News
72,000 American casualties in Global War of Terror (Herald, UK 1/25/08)
New Iraq Timeline and the lies that led us there, searchable (Center for Public Integrity, NYTimes 1/23/08, and Mother Jones 1/25/08)
US forces boast of ‘successful blitz’ after dropping 115,000 pounds of bombs on a population center of 120,000, killing a mere 500 innocent civilians (PressCue 1/22/08)
“US forces carried out a similar massacre in Fallujah in November 2004, which killed more around 3,000 civilians, in one of the worst atrocities of the Iraq war.”
Top 100 Prime Federal Contractors (Washington Technology 1/15/08)
US quietly demands Iraq give US contractors and military immunity (NYTimes and Raw Story 1/25/08)
Guam braces for ‘peaceful’ US military occupation (Washington Post 1/24/08)
Wolfowitz appointed chairman of arms advisory panel (Boston Globe 1/25/08)
“The advice given by Paul Wolfowitz over the past six years ranks among the worst provided by any defense official in history.  I have no idea why anyone would want more.” – Joseph Cirincione, a senior fellow and director for nuclear policy at the Center for American Progress
US Military Breaks Ranks Pt 1: A Salvo at the White House (AsiaTimes 1/23/08)
Pentagon: The internet needs to be dealt with as if it were an enemy weapons system (Global Research 2/2/08)
Historical precedent for cutting transatlantic cables as acts of war (Spokesman Magazine August 2004)
NATO Officers: ‘No realistic prospect of a nuclear free world’; “The first use of nuclear weapons must remain in the quiver of escalation as the ultimate instrument to prevent the use of weapons of mass destruction.” (Mother Jones 1/26/08)
James Galbraith: Former NATO Generals ‘Radical Manifesto’ Violates Key Principle of International Law (Guardian via MParent 1/26/08)
Australia dumps the United States: A Revolution in the Making (via MParent 11/30/07)
New charges of Guantanamo torture (Time 2/6/08)
I find myself substituting the word ‘Guantanamo’ for ‘Gitmo’ because it’s so revolting that we have a familiar ‘nickname’ for a torture ‘camp’.
CIA Director Hayden admits contractors lead ‘enhanced interrogation’ at CIA Black Sites (Wired 2/7/08)
Starvation as a Method of Warfare (London Progressive Journal 2/8/08)
EXCERPT: “In January 2007, the Iraq Solidarity Campaign informed the international community about the damage which the growth of poverty has caused to the children of Iraq, through the much- publicised paper “Western Civilisation – The Unspoken Fate of Iraqi Children…The report also found that 400,000 of Iraq’s children are also suffering from a condition called “wasting”, which is characterised by chronic diarrhoea and high deficiencies of protein. However, the conduct of the US-backed government of Iraq has sunk to a new low, with news that the regime of Jalal Talabani and Nouri Al-Maliki, who are not satisfied with the murder of one million Iraqis since the occupation began, now plan to starve the rest by eliminating Iraq’s already meagre ration service by June 2008.”

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