Dienstag, 18. März 2008

The Collapse of American Power

Paul Craig Roberts

In his famous book, The Collapse of British Power (1972), Correlli Barnett reports that in the opening days of World War II Great Britain only had enough gold and foreign exchange to finance war expenditures for a few months. The British turned to the Americans to finance their ability to wage war. Barnett writes that this dependency signaled the end of British power.

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How George W. Bush became the head of the new American Dominionist Church/State

The Despoiling of America

By Katherine Yurica

George W. Bush began to wield the sword of God's revenge with relish from the beginning of his administration, but most of us missed the sword play. I have taken the liberty to paraphrase an illustration from Leo Strauss, the father of the neo-conservative movement, which gives us a clue of how the hiding is done.

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How to Destroy a Country and Get Off Scot-Free

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U. of CT. Voting Technology Research Center Warns Votes can be Switched Without Detection

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Largest Wild Bison Slaughter Since 19th Century

Special Alert!

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Cry Havoc, and Let Slip the Dogs of Torture

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Red Cross, Amnesty Paint Grim Picture of Post-Invasion Iraq

//www.commondreams.org/archive/2008/03/18/7737/

Five Years And Counting

//www.commondreams.org/archive/2008/03/18/7739/
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Anti-War Grannies Arrested Trying To Enlist
//www.commondreams.org/archive/2008/03/18/7744/



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Cheney Cites "Phenomenal" Iraqi Security Progress as Bombing Kills 40

Hannah Allam and Qassim Zein report for McClatchy Newspapers, "Vice President Dick Cheney on Monday made a surprise visit to Baghdad, where he pledged that US forces would 'not quit before the job is done' and said that a massive troop buildup had achieved 'phenomenal' improvements in security."

//www.truthout.org/docs_2006/031808P.shtml

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Journey to Baghdad killing fields
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Baghdad is more divided than ever
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Number Of Iraqis Slaughtered Since The U.S. Invaded Iraq "1,185,800" //www.justforeignpolicy.org/iraq/iraqdeaths.html



Number of U.S. Military Personnel Sacrificed (Officially Acknowledged) In America's War On Iraq 3,987
//icasualties.org/oif/



The War in Iraq Costs $502,216,875,875

See the cost in your community //nationalpriorities.org/index.php?option=com_wrapper&Itemid=182



Cheney again links Iraq invasion to 9/11 attacks

Vice President Dick Cheney told soldiers in Iraq that the 9/11 attacks spurred the decision to invade Iraq.

//www.miamiherald.com/news/world/story/461967.html



Cheney On Two-Thirds Of The American Public Opposing The Iraq War: "So?"

Video

ABC's Good Morning America aired an interview with Vice President Cheney on the war. During the segment, Cheney flatly told White House correspondent Martha Raddatz that he doesn't care about the American public's views on the war.

//thinkprogress.org/2008/03/19/cheney-poll-iraq/



What is the real death toll in Iraq?

The Americans learned one lesson from Vietnam: don't count the civilian dead.
//www.guardian.co.uk/world/2008/mar/19/iraq


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Interview With Congressman Peter DeFazio

Truthout's Matt Renner talks with Congressman Peter DeFazio (D-Oregon) about the Democratic presidential primary contest, the ongoing occupation of Iraq, the sudden resignation of Adm. William Fallon and the recent revelations about the Bush administration's surveillance programs.

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Critics Say Bush Is Out of Touch on the Economy

Maura Reynolds and Janet Hook report for The Los Angeles Times: "In some ways it was a throwaway line, the kind of praise a boss tosses out casually. But as the economy teetered Monday, President Bush's words to Treasury Secretary Henry M. Paulson struck many as discordant and disengaged. 'I want to thank you, Mr. Secretary, for working over the weekend,' Bush said as he met with his economic advisors at the White House."

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FBI Provided Flawed Data for Terrorism Watch List, Audit Says

Josh Meyer, of The Los Angeles Times, reports, "Adding to the litany of complaints about one of the nation's primary counter-terrorism safety nets, a Justice Department audit has concluded that the FBI provided the government-wide terrorism watch list with incomplete, inaccurate and outdated information about suspects for almost three years."

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Veterans Administration Won't Help Soldiers Register to Vote

Steven Rosenfeld reports for AlterNet, "For at least four years, since the 2004 presidential election, when a veteran, Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., was the Democratic Party nominee, the Department of Veterans Affairs has blocked efforts to help US soldiers register to vote at its facilities in all 50 states."

//www.truthout.org/docs_2006/031808L.shtml



Veterans Department Creates Roadblocks to Voter Registration for Injured Vets

Steven Rosenfeld reports for AlterNet, "On the same day the Pentagon's commander in Iraq told the Senate that new troop withdrawals could not considered for months, Secretary of Veterans Affairs James B. Peake told two Democratic senators that his department will not help injured veterans at VA facilities to register to vote before the 2008 election."

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We now move forward to mark the 5th anniversary of the war

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Die Geschäfte des Josef Ackermann

"Entmachtet die Banker!"
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Steinbrück eilt Deutsche-Bank-Chef Ackermann zu Hilfe

Es wirkt wie ein abgestimmtes Drehbuch. Am Abend des 17. März ruft fordert Deutsche Bank-Chef Josef Ackermann wegen der Finanzkrise in den USA Unterstützung auch vom deutschen Staat. "Es reicht nicht mehr, die Banken zu gegenseitiger Hilfe aufzufordern. Es gibt keinen Liquiditätsengpass, sondern einen Investorenstreik. Ich glaube hier nicht allein an die Selbstheilungskräfte der Märkte." Der mächtige Bank-Chef rief zu "gemeinsamen Aktionen" von Regierungen, Zentralbanken und Privatbanken auf, um das Vertrauen in die globalen Finanzmärkte wiederherzustellen. Die Regierungen müssten Einfluss nehmen auf die Märkte. Er forderte eine globale Regulierungsbehörde. Ackermann musste nicht lange warten. Schon am nächsten Morgen reagierte Bundesfinanzminister Peer Steinbrück (SPD) - und forderte praktisch das Gleiche. Zunächst sprach Steinbrück in Potsdam von der "größten Finanzkrise der letzten Jahrzehnte". Und forderte wie Ackermann: Nur durch einen engen Schulterschluss von Politik, Zentralbank und Kreditbranche sei die Finanzkrise zu bewältigen. "Wir in Deutschland sind sehr stark darauf angewiesen, die gute Zusammenarbeit zwischen Politik, Bundesbank, den jeweiligen Bankenverbänden und Bankeninstituten so dicht zu halten, dass wir die Folgewirkungen minimieren können", so der Bundesfinanzminister. Der Bundesverband deutscher Banken hatte vor dem Hintergrund der Finanzkrise schon vor einiger Zeit "eine verbesserte internationale Zusammenarbeit" gefordert. Das globalisierungskritische Netzwerk Attac protestierte gegen die Bestrebungen, die Folgen einer "verfehlten neoliberalen Finanzmarktpolitik" nun auf die Allgemeinheit abzuwälzen.

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Zeitarbeit: „Geduldetes Sklaventum“

„Die Telekom Austria kündigt einen Job-Abbau an, und die Gewerkschaft hüllt sich in Schweigen. Es betrifft ja schließlich nur Zeitarbeiter. Sind Beschäftigte von Leasingfirmen Arbeiter zweiter Klasse? Es war niemals schlimm. Denn die Gewerkschaft hat die Meldung von 1000 Jobs, die angeblich zur Disposition stünden, sogar mit Wohlwollen aufgenommen. Es sei durchaus im Interesse des Betriebsrats, dass zuerst Leasingkräfte statt fixer Mitarbeiter abgebaut werden, sagte Betriebsratschef Michael Kolek zur „Presse“. „Es kann ja nicht sein, dass wir Leiharbeiter aufnehmen und für die eigenen Leute keine Jobs haben.“ Leasingkräfte zählen für Gewerkschafter also nicht zu den „eigenen Leuten“. Und das bekommen sie täglich zu spüren. Erst recht, wenn es um ihre Jobs geht…“ Artikel von G. Hofer und O. Griffe in der österreichischen Die Presse vpm 14.03.2008 //diepresse.com/home/wirtschaft/economist/369969/index.do?_vl_backlink=/home/index.do


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Elektrosmog-Gegner blockieren Netzaufbau

Der Swisscom läuft die Zeit davon.

Die Swisscom ist derzeit daran, ein neues Handy-TV-Netz aufzubauen. Erklärtes Ziel ist es, die grossen Agglomerationen bis zum Beginn der Euro 08 im Juni zu abzudecken. Wie "20 Minuten" berichtet, läuft der Telekomanbieterin bei diesem Unterfangen jedoch die Zeit davon, weil Elektrosmog-Gegner den Bau nötiger Anlagen blockieren. Das Pendlerblatt zitiert Hans-Ueli Jakob von der IG Gigaherz, der bereits davon spricht, dass die Swisscom mit diesem Ziel gescheitert sei.

Weiter unter...
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Oil for war

The American Conservative
by Robert Bryce

03/10/08

Napoleon famously said that an army marches on its stomach. That may have been true for his 19th-century force. But the modern American military runs on jet fuel — and lots of it. Today the average American G.I. in Iraq uses about 20.5 gallons of fuel every day, more than double the daily volume consumed by U.S. soldiers in Iraq in 2004. Thus, in order to secure the third-richest country on the planet, the U.S. military is burning enormous quantities of petroleum. And nearly every drop of that fuel is imported into Iraq...

//www.amconmag.com/2008/2008_03_10/cover.html


Informant: Thomas L. Knapp

The dollar is dead, long live gold!

from Reason to Freedom
by Peter Namtvedt

03/14/08

The Federal Reserve Bank of the United States announced today before the opening of the stock market that it would create an exchange whereby bundles of mortgages would be bought in exchange for $200 billion of its reserves, for a period of 28 days. If that does not prove sufficient to ’stabilize’ prices and prevent a recession, it would be repeated. Thus, if the prices do not stabilize and a recession does not prove to be prevented in the next month, this will be repeated (I have never heard of a one-month period proving this kind of change of trend). … A grade school kid will quickly tell you that by injecting this much credit into the market, the Fed could be broke in four months...

//www.reasontofreedom.com/dollar_dead_long_live_gold.html


Informant: Thomas L. Knapp



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Stocks Tumble Around World, Dollar Declines After Fed Cuts Rate

UBS AG posted its biggest drop in more than nine years in Zurich and Japan's Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group Inc. fell to the lowest in four years. Europe's Dow Jones Stoxx 600 Index and Japan's Nikkei 225 Stock Average sank to the lowest since 2005

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Fed acts Sunday to prevent global bank run Monday

Acting quickly to prevent a run on major global financial firms, the Federal Reserve cut its discount rate by a quarter percentage point to 3.25% and offered to lend money to a longer list of firms than ever before.

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Dollar dives to near 13-year low vs. yen

Greenback plunges after Federal Reserve slashes discount rate at emergency meeting.

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Global market panic sparks more gold buying, bullion near record

Unrelenting dollar weakness, with the greenback near another record low against the euro and a 12-year bottom against the yen, also sparked gold-buying, as bullion became cheaper for those trading in other currencies.

//www.forbes.com/markets/feeds/afx/2008/03/17/afx4779779.html



JPMorgan to buy crisis-hit US bank

But the deal announced late on Sunday in the US has failed to soothe worries among Asian investors over the strength of the US economy and the continuing fallout from the global credit crunch.

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JPMorgan Surges After Capturing Bear Stearns for $240 Million

JPMorgan Chase & Co. surged in New York trading after striking a deal backed by the Federal Reserve to buy Bear Stearns Cos. for $2 a share, 90 percent less than the 85-year old firm's market value last week.

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Banks face "new world order," consolidation: report

Financial firms face a "new world order" after a weekend fire sale of Bear Stearns and the Federal Reserve's first emergency weekend meeting since 1979, research firm CreditSights said in a report on Monday.

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Wall St braced for buy-out loans pain

Wall Street investment banks are poised for further pain from loans to private equity groups when they start reporting first-quarter results this week.

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Wall Street fears for next Great Depression

Wall Street is bracing itself for another week of roller-coaster trading after more than $300bn (£150bn) was wiped off the US equity markets on Friday following the emergency funding package put together by the Federal Reserve and JPMorgan Chase to rescue Bear Stearns.

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U.S. to start economic stimulus payments May 2

The IRS said the payments -- tax rebates of about $600 for most middle-income individuals and $1,200 for middle-income couples -- will be sent in the order of the last two digits of the taxpayer's Social Security number. Taxpayers must file a 2007 tax return to receive a payment.

//www.reuters.com/article/bondsNews/idUSN1759922420080317



How bad is the mortgage crisis going to get?

What started in subprime is likely to continue cascading into the markets and keep the economy down until 2010, economist Paul Krugman forecasts. Bottom line for homeowners: An average drop of 25%.

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Abu Ghraib Prisoners Packed In Ice Water, Filled Garbage Cans

Muslim prisoners held in Iraq's Abu Ghraib prison were submerged in water-filled garbage cans with ice or put naked under cold showers in near-freezing rooms until they went into shock, Sgt. Javal Davis, who served with the 372nd Military Police Company there, has told a national magazine.

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Iraq Vets: 'Racism Endemic, Comes from the Top of Command Chain'

VIDEO

At its core, the "War on Terror" is inherently racist. Its central tenet is that all Muslims are interchangeable.

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Global protests against Iraq war

Tens of thousands of protesters across the world have taken part in a day of protests demanding the withdrawal of US and British troops from Iraq and Afghanistan.

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5 Years Ago, as War Neared, Hillary Clinton Was Silent, 'NYT' Archives Show

Wherever you stand on the Obama/Clinton race, one thing nearly everyone agrees on is this: She voted for the war resolution in 2002, but now says the resolution did not really authorize the war -- and she calls the 2003 invasion a mistake. But what did she do in attempting to halt the war in the two weeks before it began?

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Red Cross: Iraq humanitarian situation one of the most desperate

The humanitarian situation in Iraq five years after the US-led invasion is 'one of the most critical in the world,' the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) said in a report issued Monday.

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Red Cross says millions of Iraqis lack water and healthcare

Five years after the United States led an invasion of Iraq, millions of people there are still deprived of clean water and medical care, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) said on Monday.

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France says Iraqi crisis one of worst in worldwide

"The crisis affecting Iraq is one of the most grave in the world," she said. "In a situation which remains extremely fragile with regard to security, there is a humanitarian dimension of a particular gravity," she added.

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Patrick Cockburn: Iraq is a country no more

'It reminds me of Iraq under Saddam," a militant opponent of Saddam Hussein said angrily to me last week as he watched red-capped Iraqi soldiers close down part of central Baghdad so the convoy of Nouri al-Maliki, the Iraqi Prime Minister, might briefly venture into the city.

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Only Saddam Hussein can run Iraq, says aide

A prominent figure in the Iraqi opposition movement that helped propel America and Britain to war in 2003 has said the country would be better off if Saddam Hussein was still in power.

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Iraq key players, then and now

The world was divided in 2003 into countries that supported or opposed the Iraq war. The UN was in the middle. Here we recount the arguments for and against made by eight key players, and where they stand now.

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Explosions rock Iraq's capital as McCain, Cheney visit

Sen. John McCain stressed the importance of a U.S. commitment to Iraq during talks with Iraq's prime minister Monday, and explosions struck Baghdad during twin visits by the presumptive Republican presidential nominee and Vice President Dick Cheney.

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Bear Stearns Fire-sale sends Global Markets Plunging, Dollar Routed

By Mike Whitney

Bear's travails are just the beginning of Wall Street's woes. Now there's talk of Lehman Brothers going under. According to the Wall Street Journal.

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The Fed panics

The American Spectator
by Philip Klein

The extraordinary intrusion into the free market over the past several days by the Federal Reserve Board under Chairman Ben Bernanke should send shudders down the spines of conservatives everywhere. While some so-called free marketers were lauding the Fed’s bailout of Bear Stearns as a necessary rescue of a banking institution that was too connected with the rest of the financial system to be allowed to fail, government should not protect Wall Street firms from the inherent risks of investing. As a result of the deal, American taxpayers could be on the hook for billions of dollars in troubled mortgage assets so that Bear Stearns can avert bankruptcy...

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Informant: Thomas L. Knapp



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The Iraq Experience Has Laid Bare The Timits Of Raw Military Power

By Max Hastings

The next US president must reject the juvenile Bush vision, reach out to Iran and seek justice for the Palestinian people.

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Glaciers Suffer Record Shrinkage

BBC News reports: "The rate at which some of the world's glaciers are melting has more than doubled, data from the United Nations Environment Programme has shown."

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Glacier ice loss at record levels
//www.independent.co.uk/environment/climate-change/glacier-ice-loss-at-record-levels-796623.html


Informant: Bob Banner



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Letting Companies off the Hook

"Should telecommunication companies receive retroactive immunity for their role in helping the government eavesdrop on American phone calls and emails? As Congress and President Bush duel over the answer to that question, NOW on PBS interviews a whistleblower with exclusive insight into the role played by one of those companies."

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Pope: Enough With Slaughters in Iraq

The Associated Press reports: "Pope Benedict XVI issued one of his strongest appeals for peace in Iraq on Sunday, days after the body of the kidnapped Chaldean Catholic archbishop was found near the northern city of Mosul."

//www.truthout.org/docs_2006/031708R.shtml

Bush's Big Bank Bailout

by Cliff Kincaid

But Paulson’s answer was similar to Bush’s. He said that “on the one hand, you’ve got a moral hazard. On the other, you’ve got what’s right for the markets, what’s right for the stability of the financial system, the U.S. economy.” He said that “All of these situations are situation-specific, depending on what’s going on in the markets at the time. You’re jumping to a conclusion about what the cost is going to be to U.S. taxpayers.”.......

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Too Big to Bail

The Fed's Wall Street Dilemma

By Pam Martens

Americans learned two new truths last week from the Bush Administration's version of Life's Little Instruction Book: if you're a Wall Street miscreant you're thrown a lifeline; if you're a Wall Street crime fighter you're thrown a land mine.

//www.informationclearinghouse.info/article19555.htm



The Fed is just an Extension of the Banking Establishment; The Bear bailout proves it

By Mike Whitney

Direct intervention into supposedly "free markets" is less defensible when it is merely a matter of saving an over-leveraged banking system from its inevitable Day of Reckoning. And, yet, that appears to be the reason for the White House confab.

//www.informationclearinghouse.info/article19572.htm



If the bailout comes, watch for a dollar dive

If the United States bails out the financial system by buying mortgage debt directly, the price just might be surging inflation and a dollar crisis.

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The Fed Packages Corruption as Sound Public Policy

David Sirota writes for Creators Syndicate, "If you are a banking executive whose risky loans go bad, your industry's campaign donations get you Big Boy Bailout-ism that makes taxpayers 'take the bad loans off the banks' books,' as one financial analyst gushed this week. If you are a regular Joe who can't pay your home loan, you get foreclosed on."

//www.truthout.org/docs_2006/032108O.shtml



The Gentlemen's Bailout

The Nation's editorial team writes, "The Federal Reserve's announcement of an open-ended bailout for Wall Street's endangered financial firms and banks opens an ominous new chapter in what might be called 'market socialism with American characteristics.'"

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Bundesregierung lehnt eine verständliche Kennzeichnung der Lebensmittel ab

//www.heise.de/tp/r4/artikel/27/27499/1.html

Trügerische Erwerbslosenzahlen: FDP kritisiert geschönte Arbeitslosenstatistik

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Mit einer neuen Zinssenkung doktert die Fed weiter an Symptomen der Kreditkrise herum, die weltweite Wellen schlägt

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Wächst die Zuversicht im Irak? Wie ARD, BBC oder Channel4 Umfragen im Irak auslegen

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Zuversicht in den Ghettos?

Irak: Fünf Jahre nach der Invasion.
//www.heise.de/tp/r4/artikel/27/27519/1.html

General William Odom Says Congress Should Impeach and Stop Funding the Occupation

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Beware an Attack on Iran

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Iraq Veterans Against the War: Why we're against the war

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5 YEARS IN IRAQ



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Government-Made Crises

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All That Warrantless Wiretapping

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