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GLOBAL WAR OF TERROR NEWS ROUND-UP

IRAQ

 

Bringing Ireland to Baghdad : How the Resistance will eventually kick the Americans out – Alternet 7/2/08

“One thing the United States doesn’t get about guerrilla warfare: It’s not over until the guerrillas win.”
A well-reasoned article worth reading.

  

Report: Uranium Stockpile Removed From Iraq in Secret U.S. Mission – AP/Raw Story 7/5/08

 

Wounded Iraqi Forces Say They’ve Been Abandoned – NYTimes 7/1/08

 

I wanted to report on where the silence was“: Dahr Jamail, A DIY Journalists’ Account of What He Saw in Iraq – Guardian, UK 5/8/08

 

Inside the Army’s fake Iraq – Salon 7/9/08

EXCERPT: “…the Iraq Simulation, an enormous military facility also known as the National Training Center at Fort Irwin. Combat brigades scheduled for deployment to Iraq are sent there for immersive, unpredictable two-week exercises designed to prepare them for the military, cultural, linguistic and physical environment they will soon face. Each of the 13 towns and villages within the simulation poses different challenges, and the outcomes are not scripted in advance. You could compare the Iraq Simulation to improvisational theater or to a video game; each action by U.S. forces leads to a response (or “inject,” in military argot) dictated by simulation planner”

 

Outsourcing the Iraq War: Mercenary Recruiters Turn to Latin America – North American Congress on Latin America 7/1/08

 

‘US builds 4 bases on Iraq-Iran border’ – PressTV, Iran via Prison Planet 6/26/08

 

 

IRAN

 

To Provoke War, Cheney Considered Proposal To Dress Up Navy Seals As Iranians And Shoot At Them – ThinkProgress 7/31/08

 

More than 100 nonaligned nations backed Iran’s right to peaceful uses of nuclear power – AP 7/30/08 

Acts of War: The war between the United States and Iran is on. – Scott Ritter via Global Research 7/29/08

OPEC warns against military action against Iran; “unlimited” oil increases – Int’l Herald Tribune 7/10/08

 

President George W Bush backs Israeli plan for strike on Iran – Sunday Times, UK 7/13/08 

 

Russian GazProm connects to Iran – Kommersant, Russia 7/15/08

 

 

AROUND THE WORLD

 

China’s All Seeing Eye – Rolling Stone 5/13/08

“With the help of U.S. defense contractors, China is building the prototype for a high-tech police state. It is ready for export.”

 

Russia and Venezuela will coordinate energy policies – NYTimes 7/23/08

 

Secret sale of UK plutonium to Israel – BBC 3/10/06

 

Daily Mail detailing of British Home Office files detailing over 1000 laws that allow the police to invade your home – Daily Mail, UK 7/19/08

 

US troops train in Georgia, amid tensions with Russia – Financial Times 7/16/08

 

How Britain Wages War – Dissident Voice 7/16/08

 

Italy’s Parliament has passed a controversial immunity bill for Berlusconi – BBC 7/11/08

“The amendment protects top public officials, including the prime minister and president, from prosecution…Judges have condemned his various changes to the legal system and have threatened to go on strike. “

 

Africa: The Next Victim in Our Quest for Cheap Oil – Alternet 7/14/08

 

Separatism and Empire Building in the 21st Century – Global Research 6/8/08

Russia to ‘neutralize’ any US defense threat – Breitbart 7/14/08

“If we see the development of systems that could reduce our deterrent potential, our military will have to take steps to neutralise the threat,” Kislyak was quoted as saying at a briefing in Moscow.

Karadzic: ‘U.S.A. granted me immunity’ – YouTube via MParent 7/31/08

 

The US has entirely withdrawn from its’ observer status on the UN Human Rights Council, amounting to an abandonment of human rights defenders and victims, according to Human Rights Watch.  The Heritage Foundation has been encouraging this for years, including this article ‘UN Resolution on Human Rights Council Does Not Deserve US Support’ (3/06):

 

“The time is right for the United Stated to pursue a two-track strategy on human rights. Disengaging from the U.N.’s human rights apparatus, not matter how flawed it is, would weaken U.S. influence. But it may be that the U.N. is unable to hold its members accountable for their human rights abuses. For that reason, the U.S. should establish an independent human rights body outside of the U.N., drawing in other nations that are dedicated to promoting basic human rights and freedoms. This new institution could promote basic human rights when the U.N. falls short and hold the U.N.’s human rights body to account. As the Eliasson proposal proves, the U.N. is too heavily influenced by the human rights abusers to serve as the sole authority on human rights.”

 

I can imagine the founding members of this august institution: the United States, Israel, Saudi Arabia, China, Egypt, North Korea, Iran, Syria, Myanmar, Zimbabwe, Cuba, Belarus, Uzbekistan, Eritrea and Sudan

 

Russia says will use military means if U.S. deploys shield – Reuters/Yahoo 7/9/08 

 

 

GENERAL

Is the White House blocking the search for Bin Laden? – ABC 6/30/08  

Ex-Pentagon Lawyer Says He Researched ‘Real Manchurian Candidate Stuff’ – ABA Journal 6/17/08 

  

Air Force outlines military assistance to insurgencies – Raw Story 8/23/07

“Much of the document outlines US Air Force policies in helping allies fight insurgencies to maintain stability within their countries, but the document acknowledges that in some instances the US may side with non-state guerrilla groups.  In the types of asymmetrical conflicts outlined in the Air Force Doctrine Document 2-3, US government organizations may need to “recruit, organize, train, and advise indigenous guerrilla or partisan forces.” Counterinsurgency is not the military’s only objective.”

  

Simulating Urban Warfare – Global Research 7/17/08

 

The quotes from liars that sent us to war – The People’s Voice 4/20/08

Among others:
“Oh, no, we’re not going to have any casualties.”
– President George W. Bush, response attributed to him by the Reverend Pat Robertson, when Robertson warned the president to prepare the nation for “heavy casualties” in the event of an Iraq war, 3/2003
“Why should we hear about body bags and deaths? Oh, I mean, it’s not relevant. So why should I waste my beautiful mind on something like that?”
– Barbara Bush, former First Lady (and the current president’s mother), on Good Morning America, 3/18/03
“It is unknowable how long that conflict will last. It could be six days, six weeks. I doubt six months.”
– Donald H. Rumsfeld, U.S. Secretary of Defense, 2/7/03
“It won’t take weeks… Our military machine will crush Iraq in a matter of days and there’s no question that it will.”
– Bill O’Reilly, 2/10/03
“Now, it isn’t gong to be over in 24 hours, but it isn’t going to be months either.”
– Richard Perle, Chairman of the Pentagon’s Defense Policy Board, 7/11/02
“The idea that it’s going to be a long, long, long battle of some kind I think is belied by the fact of what happened in 1990. Five days or five weeks or five months, but it certainly isn’t going to last any longer than that.”
– Donald H. Rumsfeld, U.S. Secretary of Defense, 11/15/02
“I think it will go relatively quickly…weeks rather than months.”
– Vice President Dick Cheney, 3/16/03
“The costs of any intervention would be very small.”
– Glenn Hubbard, White House Economic Advisor, 10/4/02

 

CIA Handbook “Psychology of Intelligence Analysis“- BoingBoing 5/6/08

“The CIA has posted the full text of one of its guidebooks, “Psychology of Intelligence Analysis.” The 1999 book was published by the CIA’s Center for the Study of Intelligence. It’s interesting to just dip into it randomly and read little bits here and there.”

 

‘Get Osama bin Laden before I leave office’ orders Bush – Times, UK 6/15/08

 

Secret Pentagon Funding Near All-Time High – Wired 6/20/08

 

Photographer Documents Secret Satellites — All 189 of Them – Wired 6/21/08

 

Real Military Flix. Documentaries, combat clips, full-length movies. For all your warporn needs. Iraq/Afghanistan firefights. The Great War etc.. – via Metafilter 6/26/08

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