For sale: West’s deadly nuclear secrets

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The Sunday Times
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01/05/08 “Sunday Times

A WHISTLEBLOWER has made a series of extraordinary claims about how corrupt government officials allowed Pakistan and other states to steal nuclear weapons secrets.

Sibel Edmonds, a 37-year-old former Turkish language translator for the FBI, listened into hundreds of sensitive intercepted conversations while based at the agency’s Washington field office.

She approached The Sunday Times last month after reading about an Al-Qaeda terrorist who had revealed his role in training some of the 9/11 hijackers while he was in Turkey.

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Why Obama Can’t Save Us – In the Thrall of AIPAC By Missy Comley Beattie

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By Missy Comley Beattie
ICH

01/05/08 “Counterpunch”

Investigative reporter Seymour Hersh recently said that Barack Obama is our “only hope” to “lead a reconciliation between the Muslim countries and the US.” Why? Because Obama’s father was a Muslim.

I simply don’t follow Hersh’s logic here. Seems to me the actions of a president are more important than some familial affiliation with a particular religion-not to mention that candidate Obama has aligned himself with Israel.

These are some of Obama’s comments during a speech to the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC):

“Our job is to rebuild the road to real peace and lasting security throughout the region, “Our job is to do more than lay out another road map.”

“That effort begins with a clear and strong commitment to the security of Israel: Our strongest ally in the region and its only established democracy. “That will always be my starting point.”

And calling for sustained military support to Israel, Obama said: “We must preserve our total commitment to our unique defense relationship with Israel by fully funding military assistance and continuing work on the Arrow and related missile defense programs.”

For Barack Obama to say that “our job is to lay out another road map” for peace while we are providing military support to Israel as the country launches attacks on Palestinians is hypocrisy. There is more than a conflict of interest for the US to go to the table, act as peace brokers, and make demands. But, then, that is what we do as self-appointed police officers to the world. We decry the violence in Kenya. Condi Rice has just made a statement that it must stop. But the violence perpetrated on the Iraqi and Afghan populations by her boss’s policies continues without end. Our violence is good violence. Anyone else’s is barbaric.

It matters little to me that Barack Obama says he was against invading Iraq. After all, he votes to continue funding it. If this presidential candidate wanted to mend relations with Muslims, he could start by voting against additional war funding.

And he could say no to AIPAC-but this would be political suicide.

Missy Beattie lives in New York City. She’s written for National Public Radio and Nashville Life Magazine. An outspoken critic of the Bush Administration and the war in Iraq, she’s a member of Gold Star Families for Peace. She completed a novel last year, but since the death of her nephew, Marine Lance Cpl. Chase J. Comley, in Iraq on August 6,’05, she has been writing political articles. She can be reached at: Missybeat@aol.com

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Vote for Change? Atrocity-Linked US Officials Advising Dem, GOP Pres Frontrunners (videos) (updated)

Kucinch in New Hampshire (video)

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Glynnis talks to Dennis Kucinich about ABC news banning him from the pre-Primary debate

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Viable by Davis Fleetwood (video)

Dennis Kucinich – Reclaim America (video)

Vote in 6th Round of Presidential Idol Poll

Time to join your Dennis Kucinich Statewide Meetup group!

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Dennis Kucinich Can Win by Lo

Dennis Kucinich: Bill Moyers Journal 01.04.08 (videos)

Dennis Kucinich for President – Contribute

Viable by Davis Fleetwood (video)

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Vote in 6th Round of Presidential Idol Poll

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Dennis Kucinich Can Win by Lo

Dennis Kucinich: Bill Moyers Journal 01.04.08 (videos)

Dennis Kucinich for President – Contribute

Vote in 6th Round of Presidential Idol Poll

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Jan. 5, 2008

I have good news and bad news. The bad news is Dennis Kucinich failed to win the 5th round. Obama beat Dennis 41.71% to 40.34%. The good news is that Dennis wasn’t the candidate who was eliminated. Joe Biden was eliminated in the poll because he dropped out of the race although Biden actually finished ahead of Edwards in the poll. Biden had 9.38% to Edwards 8.68%.

Please vote for Dennis Kucinich in the Presidential Idol poll on who you want to be the Democratic nominee at 940winz.com.

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940 WINZ Democratic Presidential Idol
Every week leading up to the January 29 Florida primaries,
we’ll vote one candidate off the show!

Round 1 – Mike Gravel eliminated
Round 2 – Chris Dodd eliminated
Round 3 – Bye Bye Richardson
Round 4 – Shocker! Hillary’s gone!
Round 5 – Following the Iowa Caucus, Joe Biden dropped out of the race, so he’s gone from here too. John Edwards gets a free pass…

Vote now…. Who should be the Democratic nominee?
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After I voted:

940 WINZ Democratic Presidential Idol-Round 6
Barack Obama
12.50 %
Dennis Kucinich
56.25 %

John Edwards
31.25 %
 

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Dennis Kucinich Can Win by Lo

Dennis Kucinich: Bill Moyers Journal 01.04.08 (videos)

Dennis Kucinich – Reclaim America (video)

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Additional footage by Robert Malin
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Dennis Kucinich: Bill Moyers Journal 01.04.08 (videos)

A Drunken Night in Iraq, A Soldier Is Left Behind By Donna St. George

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By Donna St. George
Washington Post Staff Writer
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01/04/08 “Washington Post

The sun had not yet risen in Taji. A young Army soldier lay alone in the dirt. She was alive, but barely. Her ribs had been crushed; her spleen, ruptured. Her right side was marked by the angular tread of a tire.

Pfc. Hannah Gunterman McKinney was 20 years old, the brown-eyed mother of a toddler son, when she was spotted in the headlights of a passing Humvee on a perimeter road at one of the largest U.S. military camps in Iraq.

Thirteen hours later, in Redlands, Calif., Barbie and Matt Heavrin, who had three children in the military, learned they had lost their elder daughter to “injuries suffered when she was struck by a vehicle,” as the Army first described it.

But there was more to the story. For the Heavrins, the events of Sept. 4, 2006, inside the wire of Camp Taji emerged bit by bit. McKinney’s last hours, they would learn, involved alcohol, sex and a decorated reservist who was responsible for looking out for junior enlisted soldiers such as their daughter.

Her case would become one in a litany of noncombat deaths in Iraq, which number more than 700, from crashes, suicides, illnesses and accidents that sometimes reveal messy truths about life in the war zone.

The cases can be especially brutal for parents who lose a child and struggle to understand why. In McKinney’s case, many of the details are in a 1,460-page file and court-martial transcript obtained by The Washington Post under the Freedom of Information Act.

Now, her parents want her story to be fully told. They cannot reconcile themselves to the idea that, on that terrible day in Taji, their daughter was left behind.

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There Will Be Blood…But No Justice for Iraq Atrocity by Chris Floyd

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Written by Chris Floyd
Empire Burlesque
Saturday, 05 January 2008

The headline in Friday’s Washington Post says it all: “No Murder Charges Filed in Haditha Case.”

Two years ago, a group of Marines killed 24 Iraqi civilians — including women and children cowering in their own homes — in a revenge rampage in Haditha. Once the story emerged from the usual layers of lies and cover-up, the atrocity flared briefly on the public stage and eight of the Marines and their officers were charged “with murder or failing to investigate an apparent war crime,” as the Post reports. But public attention moved swiftly on, and over the past few months, the Pentagon’s “military justice” system has quietly reduced or dropped charges against most of the men. Yesterday’s announcement signaled the final climb-down in the case, leaving only a single Marine, Staff Sgt. Frank Wuterich, facing a charge of voluntary manslaughter, and lesser charges against one other enlisted man and two officers.

Two dozen civilians slaughtered, as confirmed by the Pentagon itself — and yet there was no murder. Indeed, Brian Rooney, the lawyer for one of the officer charged with failing to investigate the killings, now says “it’s clear now that no massacre occurred, yet this legal fiction is moving forward.” Twenty-four actual, physical dead bodies in the ground — yet the incident was a “legal fiction” — “no massacre occurred.”

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Ron Paul TV Ad: Immigration (video)

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Bones to Pick on Ron Paul by Guinea: The 1930’s Smut Peddler

Illegal Immigration, with Context by Joey Shelton

Fox News: Dennis Kucinich and immigrants (video)

Indymedia US NewsReal December 2007 (video)

Fact-Checking Dobbs: CNN Anchor Lou Dobbs Challenged on Immigration Issues (link)

Slave labour that shames US By Leonard Doyle

Stossel interviews Ron Paul – Ask ABC to air it Part IV (video)

Hutto: A Private For-Profit Prison with Children! (video)

Unfortunately Racism Is Alive And Well And Hiding Out On The US Mexican Border by Guadamour

Bill Moyers talks with Manuel A. Vásquez (video link; immigration)

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Ron Paul vs. John Edwards – The Failures of Sectarianism by Joshua Frank

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by Joshua Frank
Dissident Voice
January 4th, 2008

Election 2008 has officially kicked off and the only real excitement thus far is the explosion of grassroots support for the Republican antiwar candidate, Ron Paul. The 10-term Congressman’s anti-government, pro-market platform has rallied a-never-before-seen online mobilization, filling his campaign’s bank account with almost $20 million in the last quarter alone. That puts him on par with Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama’s fundraising prowess. Continue reading

Iowa Caucus Precinct 21 (videos)

OK, this is how the Iowa Caucus works. Watch these videos. In this precinct of 500+ people attending to be viable the candidate’s group needed 78 people or they have to realign to another group. Only 2 candidates achieved viability (Obama, Edwards). Learn about caucusing, if your state has one coming up. I actually ran one many years ago when I was a committeewoman in my ward. ~ Lo

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Caucus Camera: Precinct 21

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This video is a first-hand look at caucusing in Iowa. Over 500 people gathered to choose a candidate on the campus of the University of Iowa.

Funtastic fun and political pandemonium, this video has it all.

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Dennis Kucinich: Bill Moyers Journal 01.04.08 (videos)

A Call to Action: Candidates Excluded Again from Debates By Manila Ryce

Dennis Kucinich – The Real Democrat (video)

Attention Democrats: Who’ll Stand Up for Working Americans? (video)

Kucinich on Tucker 1.02.08 (video)

How to Vote in Primaries and Not Be an Idiot by David Swanson

Caucus for Kucinich!

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MIR: Assassinations – Politics As Usual + Who gained from Bhutto’s death? (videos)

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Benazir Bhutto was assassinated in Pakistan. Lebanon loses two lawmakers in political assassinations. Two governors get killed in Iraq. Is this a new phenomenon? Or is it politics as usual?

Answers to these questions and more on Link TV ‘s Mosaic Intelligence Report presented by Jamal Dajani.

or more: http://linktv.org/mosaic

January 04, 2008

Who gained from Bhutto’s death?

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Aijaz Ahmad: Musharraf and extremists had the most to gain from assassination

Thursday January 3rd, 2008

Based in New Delhi, Aijaz Ahmad is The Real News Network Senior News Analyst and Senior Editorial Consultant and political commentator for the Indian newsmagazine, Frontline. He has taught Political Science and written widely on South Asia and the Middle East.

Added: January 04, 2008

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Bhutto’s Assassination: Who Gains? by F. William Engdahl

Olbermann: Primary Numbers + Iowhat Happened? + Worst + Apology + Rich-Wing Conspiracy + Edwards (videos)

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Jan. 4, 2008

Primary Numbers

Keith talks with Richard Wolffe.

Iowhat Happened?

Keith talks with Dana Milbank.

Worst

Worse: Saint Rudy of 9/11

Worser: Billy’O

Worst: Roger Ailes

Keith Olbermann Retracts Statement On Sen. Gravel

Rich-Wing Conspiracy

Keith talks with E.J. Dionne.

Race For 2008

Keith talks with Fmr. Sen. John Edwards.