Freitag, 7. Dezember 2007

Only Total US Pullout Can Succeed

From The Guardian UK, Jonathan Steele writes: "If the gladdest tidings of this pre-Christmas season have been the US intelligence community's brilliant move to undermine a Bush attack on Iran by revealing there is no Iranian nuclear weapons programme, the worst news concerns US policy on Iraq. And it is not just the US announcement of plans to get the Iraqi government to agree to permanent US military bases and an open-ended occupation, thereby confirming what most analysts had long assumed was the Republicans' intention."

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Die CIA vernichtete gefilmte Verhöre

Happy Slapping beim Geheimdienst?
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Klimaforscher veröffentlichen Erklärung: "Es ist keine Zeit zu verlieren"

Über 200 Klimaforscher haben eine Erklärung unterzeichnet, in der sie Regierungen drängen, eine einschneidende Reduktion der Treibhausgas-Emissionen zu beschließen.

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Next-up news n°405

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On Mortgage Relief, Who Gains the Most?

Edmund L. Andrews reports for The New York Times: "At least one thing is clear about President Bush’s plan to help people trapped by the mortgage meltdown: it is an industry-led plan, not a government bailout. Although Mr. Bush unveiled the plan at the White House on Thursday, its terms were set by the mortgage industry and Wall Street firms. The effort is voluntary and it leaves plenty of wiggle room for lenders. Moreover, it would affect only a small number of subprime borrowers."

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State Department Retains Manager of Troubled Embassy Project

Warren P. Strobel reports for McClatchy Newspapers, "A State Department project manager banished from Iraq by the US ambassador and under scrutiny by the Justice Department continues to oversee the construction of the much-delayed new American embassy in Baghdad from nearby Kuwait, State Department officials disclosed Thursday."

//www.truthout.org/docs_2006/120707N.shtml



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58 Percent of Military Families Want Troops Home Within a Year

Faye Fiore reports for The Los Angeles Times, "Families with ties to the military, long a reliable source of support for wartime presidents, disapprove of President Bush and his handling of the war in Iraq, with a majority concluding the invasion was not worth it, a Los Angeles Times/Bloomberg poll has found."

//www.truthout.org/docs_2006/120707M.shtml

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Military Families Question Iraq War as Support for Bush Slips

"Saddam Hussein wasn't a threat and the culmination of my career was that war and it wasn't necessary,'' says Fletcher, 32, a financial analyst in Bluffton, South Carolina, who served almost 10 years as an officer in the U.S. Marine Corps.

//snipurl.com/1uxsp


From Information Clearing House

Intelligence Community Learned From Iraq Debacle

Melvin A. Goodman writes for The Baltimore Sun: "The current estimate should enable congressional leaders to be more courageous in defeating any measure that argues the case for military action against Iran based on a nuclear weapons program that was stopped four years ago. The estimate puts the US intelligence community in line with the official views of European and Russian leaders, as well as with international arms inspectors."

//www.truthout.org/docs_2006/120707L.shtml



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CIA Destroyed Two Tapes Showing Interrogations

Mark Mazzetti reports for The New York Times, "The Central Intelligence Agency in 2005 destroyed at least two videotapes documenting the interrogation of two Qaeda operatives in the agency's custody, a step it took in the midst of Congressional and legal scrutiny about its secret detention program, according to current and former government officials."

//www.truthout.org/docs_2006/120707J.shtml

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ACLU Responds to CIA's Destruction of Harsh Interrogation Tapes
//www.commondreams.org/news2007/1206-11.htm

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CIA Destroyed Video of 'Waterboarding' al-Qaida Detainees

By Suzanne Goldenberg in Washington

The decision to destroy two videotapes documenting the use of waterboarding against Abu Zubaydah and another high-value al-Qaida detainee was made in November 2005 - as American media were just beginning to focus on the existence of the secret CIA prison network.

//www.informationclearinghouse.info/article18849.htm

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Dems Call for Inquiry in CIA Tape Case

Pamela Hess, The Associated Press, "Congressional Democrats Friday demanded a full Justice Department investigation into whether the CIA obstructed justice by destroying videotapes that documented the harsh 2002 interrogations of two alleged terrorists."

//www.truthout.org/docs_2006/120707T.shtml

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Destruction of CIA Torture Videotapes
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Inquiry Begins Into Tapes' Destruction

Mark Mazetti and David Johnston of The New York Times report: "The Justice Department and the Central Intelligence Agency's internal watchdog on Saturday began a joint preliminary inquiry into the spy agency's destruction of hundreds of hours of videotapes showing interrogations of top operatives of Al Qaeda."

//www.truthout.org/docs_2006/120907A.shtml



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Online-Protestaktion: Gentechnik - kommt nicht in die Rübe!

Erstmals seit 2002 ist in Deutschland wieder ein Freilandexperiment mit genmanipulierten Zuckerrüben geplant. Die Planta GmbH, einer Tochter des deutschen Saatgutkonzerns KWS, hat einen entsprechender Antrag gestellt. Die Gen-Rüben wurden gemeinsam mit dem US-Konzern Monsanto entwickelt.

Die Pflanzen besitzen eine Resistenz gegen Monsantos Totalherbizid Roundup. Aktuellen wissenschaftlichen Studien zufolge führt dieses Pestizid bei Amphibien zu hohen Todesraten und schädigt die menschliche Plazenta. Umweltschäden und erhöhter Pestizideinsatz durch herbizidresistente Gen-Pflanzen sind durch die Erfahrungen anderer Länder hinreichend dokumentiert.

Das Umweltinstitut München ruft alle Verbraucherinnen und Verbraucher auf, Protestmails gegen den geplanten Anbau der genmanipulierten Zuckerrüben an die KWS und Landwirtschaftsminister Seehofer zu schicken.

//www.umweltinstitut.org/genruebe

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Hillary Clinton might be the least electable Democrat

AlterNet
by Guy T. Saperstein

12/07/06

While Clinton maintains her lead in national polling among Democrats, in direct matchups against Republican presidential candidates, she consistently runs behind both Barack Obama and John Edwards. In the recent national Zogby Poll (Nov. 26, 2007), every major Republican presidential candidate beats Clinton: McCain beats her 42 percent to 38 percent; Giuliani beats her 43 percent to 40 percent; Romney beats her 43 percent to 40 percent; Huckabee beats her 44 percent to 39 percent; and Thompson beats her 44 percent to 40 percent, despite the fact Thompson barely appears to be awake most of the time. By contrast, Obama beats every major Republican candidate …

//www.alternet.org/story/69916/


Informant: Thomas L. Knapp



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Pentagon Poised To Resume Open Air Bio Weapons Testing

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Woe Is the American Worker

Paul Waldman for The American Prospect writes about the woes of American workers and asks why presidential candidates are not speaking enough about this issue. "It would be positively revelatory to hear a presidential candidate truly speak to the conditions Americans find themselves in at work, to say firmly that companies that treat their employees like dirt are undermining our national spirit."

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Scientists Beg for Climate Action

The Associated Press' Seth Borenstein reports, "For the first time, more than 200 of the world's leading climate scientists, losing their patience, urged government leaders to take radical action to slow global warming because 'there is no time to lose.'"

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The President's Cynical Budget War

The New York Times: "President Bush's lame-duck attempt to repair the Republican Party's threadbare fiscal reputation is an increasingly reckless game. In the latest exercise of irresponsibility for political gain, Mr. Bush reportedly wants to slash counterterrorism funding for front-line police and firefighters."

//www.truthout.org/docs_2006/120607T.shtml

BT DECLINES MEETING AND SAYS IT HAS COMPLIED WITH OFFICIAL GUIDELINES

09:00 - 05 December 2007

Campaigners worried about the health of their children because of a mobile phone mast near their school have been refused a meeting by BT.

The 'No Masts in Southwell' campaign group asked BT to meet them to discuss their concerns earlier last month. But BT refused, saying it had complied with national guidelines.

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Base Stations, operating within strict national and international Guidelines, do not present a Health Risk?
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Alternative energy, what happened to it?



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The ability to burn salt water
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Pearl Harbor Proves 9-11 Fraud

by Alan Stang

Here we are again at the “day that will live in infamy.” I have a modest thought I have seen nowhere else. Let’s look at the horror again, through the eyes of Robert B. Stinnett, who spent seventeen years going through more than 200,000 documents and interviews about it. His book is Day of Deceit: The Truth About FDR and Pearl Harbor, New York, Touchstone (S & S), 2001. It is crucially important to establish who Robert Stinnett is. In the early years after the devastating attack on Pearl Harbor, through one utterly phony “investigation” after another, Roosevelt’s Socialist idolaters.......

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Children and Adults Exposed to Killer Chemicals

by NWV News

The lab tests conducted for EWG found bisphenol A, or BPA, in 55 of 97 cans of food purchased from major supermarket chains in the states of California, Connecticut and Georgia. The EWG lab tested 27 national name brands and three store brands, according to their report. As a result, the potential for BPA to cause birth defects and reproductive harm is being evaluated by a federal advisory panel at the........

//www.newswithviews.com/NWV-News/news19.htm

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How Poisonous, Unregulated Chemicals End Up in Our Blood

Mark Schapiro for Harper's Magazine writes about how "the nascent science of bio-monitoring has provided further insight into how the industrial chemicals that are in clothes, food packaging, cosmetics, toys, electronics, and just about every modern convenience are actually lodging in the human body."

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$1B In Military Equipment Missing In Iraq

Report Shows Vehicles, Machine Guns And More Meant For Iraqi Forces Unaccounted For.

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From Information Clearing House

Iraq in the Time of Cholera

The cholera epidemic aggravates what is, under any measure, a most serious humanitarian and public health emergency, notes César Chelala.

//www.middle-east-online.com/english/opinion/?id=23336


From Information Clearing House



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Christmas in Fallujah

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Homeless in Paradise: America, Land of 371 Billionaires and 3.5 Million Homeless

By Stephen Fleishman

In the United States of America, the greatest country in the world, as many as three and a half million people experience homelessness in a given year (1% of the entire US population or 10% of its poor) and of that, 1.37 million (or 39%) are children under the age of 18.

//www.informationclearinghouse.info/article18840.htm

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Film Attacking Greed Has Its Premiere on Billionaire's Doorstep
//www.commondreams.org/archive/2007/12/07/5667/

The real estate market is in free-fall and the real trouble hasn't even begun yet

Saint Joe and the Impending Global Financial Crisis

By Mike Whitney

The wreckage in the housing market just keeps piling up. Sales of existing homes in October dipped 23.5% from last year. Prices on new homes dropped 13% year over year. Third quarter foreclosures skyrocketed to 635,000, a 94% increase over last October and an all-time high on the Misery-Meter. The real estate market is in free-fall and the real trouble hasn't even begun yet.

//www.informationclearinghouse.info/article18843.htm



Economic Outlook 2008: Darkening Clouds

By Dom Armentano

Presidential election years usually are not recessionary but next year will be an exception. Several economic factors are colliding in an almost perfect storm to markedly slow the general economy and the stock market.

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Losing and Restoring the Republic

By Jacob G. Hornberger

It is impossible to overstate the fundamental differences between the foreign-policy philosophy of our American ancestors and the foreign-policy mindset that guides our country today. The philosophy of our ancestors was nicely summed up in the Fourth of July address to Congress in 1821 by John Quincy Adams.

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Blackwater's Bu$ine$$

By Jeremy Scahill

With a new scandal breaking practically every day, one would think Blackwater security would be on the ropes, facing a corporate meltdown or even a total wipeout. But it seems that business for the company has never been better, as it continues to pull in major federal contracts. And its public demeanor grows bolder and cockier by the day.

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Why the Bush administration decided to make the new Iran nuclear intelligence public

Anatomy of a Turnabout

By Michael Isikoff and Mark Hosenball

The document says that the United States assesses with only "moderate confidence" that as of a few months ago Tehran's secret program had not been restarted, but also says that if Iran resumed its nuclear bomb program it would be unlikely to be able to actually produce a bomb until 2010 at the earliest, and more likely not for several years more. The document says U.S. intelligence believes with "moderate-to-high confidence" that Tehran is still "keeping open the option to develop nuclear weapons."

//www.informationclearinghouse.info/article18839.htm



Iran Intelligence Report: More Psychological Warfare?

By Soraya Sepahpour-Ulrich

Under the current administration, it is increasingly difficult to know who the enemy is, but what is certain is that the latest National Intelligence Estimate (NIE) is a brilliantly executed psychological warfare by way of misinformation. This dastardly plan is so devious that even the anti-war groups are jubilant at its release, and they are naively sharing its contents. Perhaps non are as enthusiastic about the report as the most powerful lobby group in America hostile to Iran.

//www.informationclearinghouse.info/article18837.htm



Bush says Iran must explain past nuclear work

Ahmadinejad and other authorities here have ignored the part of the report saying that Iran pursued secret nuclear weapons activities until 2003, and they have addressed only the part that says Iran's nuclear activities have been for peaceful purposes since then.

//www.iht.com/articles/2007/12/06/africa/06iran.php



Rice Wins Support for Iran Sanctions

Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice won support on Iran Thursday from two key European allies, France and Germany, whose leaders urged continued pressure on Tehran because of its nuclear program, saying the country remains a danger.

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U.S. and allies continue to push for sanctions against Iran

The U.S. envoy to the UN, Zalmay Khalilzad said on Tuesday, "Let me say what the NIE says and what it doesn't say. The NIE says that there was a covert military dedicated nuclear weapons program. That in 2003 stopped because of international pressure... But, it does not say that Iran does not have the intention to develop a nuclear weapons capability, that it has abandoned the goal of acquiring a nuclear weapons capability permanently".

//en.rian.ru/world/20071205/90954754.html



No proof Iran had nukes: Russia

Russia's Foreign Minister says the country has no proof that Iran has ever had a nuclear weapons programme.

//www.russiatoday.ru/news/news/18069



White House Reveals Bush Lied: Was Told In August Iran's Nuclear Program 'May Be Suspended'

//thinkprogress.org/2007/12/05/bush-nie-lied/



More proof Bush lied again: Nuclear fallout / Who's right here?

Israel has known about the report for more than a month. The first information on it was passed on to Defense Minister Ehud Barak, and to Shaul Mofaz, who is the minister responsible for the strategic dialog with the Americans. The issue was also discussed at the Annapolis summit by Barak and U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, and it seems also between Bush and Prime Minister Ehud Olmert.

//www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/931216.html



Former CIA Officials: Bush Iran Claims "Preposterous"

Four former CIA officials who provided intelligence information to past presidents described as preposterous President Bush's claim that he was unaware until very recently that Iran had stopped its nuclear weapons program in 2003.

//snipurl.com/1uvmh



Iran military talks sparked US reversal

US intelligence agencies reversed their view about the status of Iran's nuclear weapons program after they obtained notes last summer from the deliberations of Iranian military officials involved in the weapons development program, senior intelligence and government officials said yesterday.

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UK 'behind US/Iran U-turn'

According to the Guardian a Washington source, speaking on condition of anonymity, said GCHQ intercepted Iranian communications on which the intelligence was eventually based.

//www.viewlondon.co.uk/news/uk-behind-usiran-u-turn-18383403.html


From Information Clearing House

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Intelligence expert who rewrote book on Iran
//www.guardian.co.uk/iran/story/0,,2224281,00.html


Informant: John Calvert



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PHONE MAST FEARS: PUPILS TAKEN OUT OF SCHOOLS

09:00 - 05 December 2007

Children are being taken out of schools by parents worried about nearby mobile phone masts.

Protests across Notts are growing as parents demand the masts be built further from schools.

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Antennes relais pathologies et Colloque Strasbourg

- France 2 JT 06 12 2007 : "Antennes relais pathologies et Colloque Strasbourg ". (vidéo HD)

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Sicherheitspolizeigesetz: Zurück in die DDR

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Peter Pilz (Die Grünen) zum Sicherheitspolizeigesetz
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Neue Polizei-Rechte: Wünschen darf man sich nur was, wenn man auch brav war
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Österreich: Komplett-Überwachung
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Überwachung total
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Christian Right Just Doesn't Get It

by Pastor Chuck Baldwin

One would think that Christians--more than anyone else--would understand the devilish nature of globalism. One would think that their study of the Sacred Text would lead them to resist any attempts at building modern-day Towers of Babel. One would think that Christians would love liberty enough to recognize its enemies. One would think that they would recognize that Washington, D.C., is a far greater threat to their freedom than either Baghdad or Tehran. But, alas, the Christian Right just doesn't get it........

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