6.11.04

Meet the New Republican Senate

Meet the New Republican Senate

the newest fucking idiots... quite a disgusting crew.

Stand and Fight

Stand and Fight

"The Democratic Party is not the only vehicle for change. Historically, that party's finest moments have come when it was pushed into action from outside by popular movements, from the labor movement to the civil rights movement to the women's movement to the gay-rights movement. Such movements--independent of the Democratic Party but powerfully influencing it--must foster and increase their strength. The Nation will support these movements.

We must all stand and fight."

Viewpoint - The biggest beneficiary of Bush win

Viewpoint - The biggest beneficiary of Bush win

Israel is the biggest beneficiary of President Bush remaining in the White House for four more years. With his victory, Israel is guaranteed of unqualified support in the next four years that would help the Jewish state to continue its aggression on the defenceless people of Palestine.

"Under the pretext of supporting Israel’s right to security, the US administration turns a blind eye to the crimes committed daily against the people of Palestine. Ironically, the US administration is always quick to condemn the Palestinian people and groups when they dare to stand up to defend their lives and the occupied land.

When we say Israel is the biggest beneficiary of the US election result, we know what we are talking about and have evidence enough to support our view. Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon had made unprecedented gains with his each visit to the US during the last four years of the Bush regime.

These gains have upset the political and military balance in the Middle East, which saw Israel violate all the agreements it had signed with the Palestinian Authority, starting from Oslo and Madrid to the roadmap."

Allawi Offers Al-Falujan as a Sacrament for the Elections

Allawi Offers Al-Falujan as a Sacrament for the Elections

"O armies’ leaders in the Islamic world;
Your brothers and sisters in Iraq are calling you for help, the situation has reached the worst and the hearts have seen the most bitter, and you’ve seen with your eyes what moves the rocks in Iraq and in other areas, so turn to Allah for help, rely on him and declare the Rashidi Khilafah following the prophet’s way. Then, Allah will grant you victory as long as you are loyal to him, his victory will come without doubt because he has promised you that.

((وَلَا تَهِنُوا فِي ابْتِغَاءِ الْقَوْمِ إِنْ تَكُونُوا تَأْلَمُونَ فَإِنَّهُمْ يَأْلَمُونَ كَمَا تَأْلَمُونَ وَتَرْجُونَ مِنَ اللَّهِ مَا لَا يَرْجُونَ))

"And slacken not in following up the enemy: If ye are suffering hardships, they are suffering similar hardships; but you have hope from Allah, while they have not." [Al-Nisa': 104]"

Man commits suicide at Ground Zero

Newsday.com: Man commits suicide at Ground Zero

"Distraught over the re-election of President George W. Bush, a Georgia man traveled to New York City, went to Ground Zero and killed himself with a shotgun blast, police said yesterday."

Saudi scholars: Support Iraqi fighters

Support Iraqi fighters

"'Fighting the occupiers is a duty for all those who are able. It is a jihad (holy war) to push back the assailants ...,' said the letter dated 5 November.

'Resistance is a legitimate right. A Muslim must not inflict harm on any resistance man or inform about them. Instead, they should be supported and protected,' it said."

Motion to impeach Blair is finalised

The Independent Online Edition >Motion to impeach Blair is finalised

The text of the draft motion that the MPs will seek to table later this month reads:

"That a select committee of not more than 13 members be appointed to investigate and to report to the house on the conduct of the Prime Minister in relation to the war against Iraq and to consider;

"(a) the conclusion of the Iraq Survey Group that in March 2003 Iraq did not possess weapons of mass destruction and had been essentially free of them since the mid-1990s;

"(b) the Prime Minister's acknowledgement that he was wrong when he asserted that Iraq was then in possession of chemical or biological weapons or was then engaged in active efforts to develop nuclear weapons or was thereby a current or serious threat to the UK national interest or that possession of WMD then enabled Iraq to inflict real damage upon the region and the stability of the world;

"(c) the opinion of the Secretary-General of the United Nations that the invasion of Iraq in 2003 was unlawful;

"(d) whether there exist sufficient grounds to impeach the Rt Hon Tony Blair on charges of gross misconduct in his advocacy of the case for war against Iraq and in his conduct of policy in connection with that war.

"That the committee shall within 48 days of its appointment report to this house such resolutions, articles of impeachment or other recommendations as it shall think fit.

China Bolsters Iran in Dispute Over A-Fuel

China Bolsters Iran in Dispute Over A-Fuel

a consideration for bush & co. should they decide to invade iran instead of invading syria...

Oh Allah, Grant Us Victory Over The Aggressors

Oh Allah, Grant Us Victory Over The Aggressors"


'and they will greet us with flowers...'

Endlösung For Fallujah And Ramadi

Endlösung For Fallujah And Ramadi

"While modern propaganda techniques were developed by Adolf Hitler and his spin master Joseph Gobbels, it is now the likes of CNN, Fox TV and mainstream radio shows and newspaper editors that have perfected it. The CIA has perfected the torture techniques inherited from the Gestapo and is now ready to implement its version of the final solution (Endlösung) in Fallujah and Ramadi by killing everyone there that opposes its agenda.

The consequence of demonisation through the mass media propaganda is the accumulation of hatred. What happened in Abu-Ghraib and what we see in the short video clips of US soldiers killing defenseless Iraqi civilians are clear evidences of that mindset. This is manifested not just in the conduct of the US soldiers but the US authority as they permitted and at times encouraged the torture and murder of Iraqi prisoners. When soldiers failed, hired torturers (‘civilian’ contractors) were brought in to complete the job. And now they are ready for Fallujah and Ramadi.

Such cold blooded acts constitute real hatred, bigotry and fanaticism which are at the root of US fundamentalism. It is the Islamic world that has been the victim of US militancy and fanaticism not the other way around. Like most real fanatics, the US refuses to examine its conduct or engage in any kind of self-evaluation. Even when caught red-handed, such as in the case of the absent WMDs and Abu Ghraib, the mistake is either marginalized or justified rather than admitting to it and correcting it."

Netherlands braces for 'jihad'

Netherlands braces for 'jihad'

the netherlands is, unfortunately, in the bush & co. coalition of the willing...

"The document, attached to the body of filmmaker Theo van Gogh, was titled 'An Open Letter to [Aayan] Hirsi Ali,' referring to a Somali-born member of parliament. She had scripted Mr. van Gogh's latest film, 'Submission,' which criticized the treatment of women under Islam.

Miss Hirsi Ali, who calls herself an ex-Muslim, has gone into hiding.

'Death, Ms. Hirsi Ali, is the common theme of all that exists. You and the rest of the cosmos cannot escape this truth,' the letter said.

'There will come a day when one soul cannot help another soul. A day that goes paired with terrible tortures, ... when the unjust will press horrible screams from their lungs.

'Screams, Ms. Hirsi Ali, that will cause chills to run down a person's back, and make the hairs on their heads stand straight up. People will be drunk with fear, while they are not drunken. Fear will fill the air on the Great Day,' the letter said.

'I know definitely that you, Oh America, will go down. I know definitely that you, Oh Europe, will go down. I know definitely that you, Oh Netherlands, will go down. I know definitely that you, Oh Hirsi Ali, will go down,' it said.

Deputy Prime Minister Gerrit Zalm agreed with comments by other politicians who called Mr. van Gogh's slaying a declaration of Islamic jihad, or 'holy war.'

'We are not going to tolerate this. We are going to ratchet up the fight against this sort of terrorism,' he said. 'The increase in radicalization is worse than we had thought.' "

5.11.04

Bush's re-election gets frosty reception from 'Old Europe'

Bush's re-election gets frosty reception from 'Old Europe'

"Asked at an EU summit about Mr Bush's re-election, M. Chirac said: 'It is evident that Europe, now more than ever, must strengthen its unity and dynamism when faced with this great world power. More than ever, we must reinforce Europe politically and economically,' M. Chirac added, as he repeated his calls for a 'multi-polar' world."

A Dispatch from Afghanistan

A Dispatch from Afghanistan

wait...i thought bush & co. made afghanastan heaven on earth with its marvelous gift of democracy?

"A glance at the preceding year indicates that Afghanistan has started its long slow descent into an abyss. Numerous factors have aided the current situation, the unabated resurgent Taliban violence, fractious nature of Afghan politics, ethnic divisions, and government actions in the provinces. In the following paragraphs, each of the factors will be reviewed and its contribution to the downslide of Afghanistan. The overwhelming trend in Afghanistan for the past year and a half has been the exacerbation of centrifugal tendencies. This trend has been demonstrated across ethnic and political divisions. The policies and handling of the crisis events by the government have further exacerbated these tendencies.

Over the past 2 years, the resurgent Taliban challenged local authorities, engaged coalition forces in hit and run attacks and created a power vacuum. The failure of the coalition shakes the confidence of the local people in the government creating further discontent on which the resurgent Taliban can capitalize. Specifically over the last year, the resurgent Taliban have advanced from the edge of the Pashtun belt to interior provinces such as Uruzgan, and there are further reports of attacks in Nuristan in Eastern Afghanistan. The resurgent Taliban have established themselves as a major force in Afghan politics by intimidation. In far flung provinces of Zabul and Uruzgan, they act thru night letters and notices on mosque doors to intimidate the local population from registering and voting. Furthermore, the Taliban have forced Pashtun politicians into a competition by dividing the people along ideological and religious lines. In a bid to recapture attention, the politicians have chosen to voice issues that unify Pashtuns such as mistreatment of Pashtun issues and forcing interethnic conflicts to the forefront. "

Al Qaeda-linked group warns US of ‘unbearable hell’

Al Qaeda-linked group warns US of ‘unbearable hell’

thank you, red states... interesting that new york and california and illinois--real states, real targets, not empty, dull ones--all voted kerry...

this group is most famous for its madrid bombing prior to the spanish election...

“Although the criminal Bush has spilt blood of Muslims during the last four years and despite the butcheries that he committed and continues to perpetrate in Afghanistan, in Palestine and in Iraq, we see that... the applause of his people is increasing,” the new message said.

“This shows the nature of the American people who approved the war against Islam led by criminal America,” it added.

Was Bush Wired? Sure Looks Like It.

New York Times Killed "Bush Bulge" Story

They died for oil, says families of Britons killed in Iraq

They died for oil, says families of Britons killed in Iraq

and the 100,000 iraqi *civilians* died for solar power???? how interesting the world mourns for three occupiers assisting bush & co. and shows not a bit of interest in the genocides past, present, and future... fallujah has a population of 400,000. how many thousands will die in the next week! where is the outrage!!!!

Why Americans Hate Democrats—The unteachable ignorance of the red states

Why Americans Hate Democrats—A Dialogue - The unteachable ignorance of the red states

"Progressives have only one course of action now: React quickly to every outrage—red state types love to cheat and intimidate, so we have to assume the worst and call them on it every time. We have to give them more to think about than they can handle—to always appeal to reason and common sense, and the law, even when they can't understand it and don't respond. They cannot be allowed to keep any secrets. Tens of millions of people didn't vote—they are watching, too, and have to be shown that we are ready and willing to fight, and that the battle is worth fighting. And in addition, we have to remember that threats to democracy from the right always collapse. Whatever their short-term appeal, they are borne of hubris and hatred, and will destroy their purveyors in the end."

Machine Error Gives Bush Extra Ohio Votes

Machine Error Gives Bush Extra Ohio Votes

does anyone believe this sort of 'error' occurred in only *one* ohio county?

"An error with an electronic voting system gave President Bush 3,893 extra votes in suburban Columbus, elections officials said.

Franklin County's unofficial results had Bush receiving 4,258 votes to Democrat John Kerry's 260 votes in a precinct in Gahanna. Records show only 638 voters cast ballots in that precinct."

More US soldiers face murder charges

4.11.04

Americans back Bush's vision in their millions

Americans back Bush's vision in their millions

"The surprising size of the vote will be seen as vindication for Mr Bush's decision to invade Iraq as part of his post-September 11 war on terror.

Pundits were already questioning last night how long it might be before dealing with the 'axis of evil' returns to the top of the agenda.

There was uneasy speculation over the future of countries such as Iran, North Korea and Syria, which have previously been singled out as enemies of the US."

Dollar falls to nine-year lows

Dollar falls to nine-year lows

HA HA HA... guess god prefers gold and euros? note to the beast: ask him the next time you speak to each other, okay?

"Traders said reports of Yassir Arafat's continuing ill-health were weighing on the dollar. “This spells trouble for the dollar since it could mean protracted US involvement in the region, not just Iraq,” said Kamal Sharma, currencies strategist at Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein.

Middle Eastern investors, including central banks, have been active in the market selling dollars over the past two days, according to traders. There has been speculation for some time that investors in the region would seek to diversify their largely dollar-based wealth as the greenback weakened.

...

The greenback's weakness was also attributed to the re-election of President George W. Bush. Since the start of Mr Bush's first term the dollar has fallen 20.8 per cent in trade-weighted terms and observers do not expect a change in dollar policy in his second term."

US to test bombs in Australia

US to test bombs in Australia

"Prof Babbage said the public had not yet been told the significance and benefit of the training to Australian forces.

"What I can see happening is rather more than what has been revealed," Prof Babbage told the newspaper.

"There will be things that will be learned together, they will try completely new things."


oh, by the way, accidents happen from time-to-time...

good luck australia, and welcome to the madness....

Kuwaitis support Bush for emotional, political reasons

Kuwaitis support Bush for emotional, political reasons

Wow, there are plenty of fucking idiots in Kuwait as well:

"But in Kuwait, he is first and foremost the son of George H. W. Bush, the president who liberated Kuwait from Iraqi occupation in the 1991 Gulf War. 'For us, it will be Bush, Bush and Bush, even if the grandson of Bush runs one day,'"

Hamas: More problems for the Middle East after Bush re-election

Hamas: More problems for the Middle East after Bush re-election

Business as usual....

"The Zionist occupation forces committed tens of massacres over those past four years, demolished thousands of homes and bulldozed hundreds of thousands of cultivated lands and assassinated hundreds using American-made planes, Hamas noted.

It said that the American administration did not even bother to condemn such crimes against humanity but rather provided political cover at international platforms especially the UN Security Council where it blindly vetoed any attempt to implicate that criminal entity.

The statement opined that the American administration and the Zionist entity would continue in their arrogant and reckless policies in the region in the light of the state of Arab disarray"

Immigration web site flooded with queries from U.S. anti-Bush visitors

Immigration web site flooded with queries from U.S. anti-Bush visitors

"Canada's immigration website is being flooded with a record-smashing number of visits from U.S. Democrats dismayed by the prospect of four more years living under President George W. Bush.

His re-election has some long-faced U.S. liberals apparently musing that perhaps Canada's cold winters, high taxes and strained health system are more easily endured than their commander-in-chief. A new record was set within hours of Bush's acceptance speech as six times more Americans than usual surfed the site Wednesday. The overall number of 179,000 visitors was almost twice the previous one-day record set last year and a whopping 64 per cent of visitors - 115,016 - were from the United States"

Three Black Watch soldiers dead

Three Black Watch soldiers dead

Welcome to Baghdad!!! Send all thank you notes to mr blair....

I Warn You Not To Be American

I Warn You Not To Be American

"The United States of America has become the Roman Empire of the 21st century. But while the decadent Romans merely fiddled as empire crumbled around them, the new Romans have shown a desire to masturbate while the world burns. Those unlucky people that survive the coming storm won't forgive them for it.

I have many friends in the USA, and after having been brought up on a diet of American culture, like millions of people across the world, I have an admiration for what America used to stand for. Many times during the past night of horrors, I've thought kindly of the hundreds of thousands of Americans who have worked tirelessly over the past four years against the policies of the Bush presidency. Every time a new state was called for Bush, my heart has fallen to the floor at the thought of the bitter disappointment such results will cause for my friends across the water.

To those people I must ask forgiveness for my siding with the world outside America. It is they, as well as the people who voted for Bush, who will have to bear the shame of belonging to a society that democratically elects war criminals to office, and I feel nothing but solidarity with these privileged unfortunates, as they wake up to the reality of what their country has become. However, not all the world's people will feel the same way. Many will see the election of George W Bush as a signal that America as a whole has chosen a course of confrontation and greed, and for a generation or more afterwards these people will teach their children to hate all that American society stands for.

To my friends most of all, and with heartfelt compassion, (now that Bush has won the elections), I warn you not to be ordinary, I warn you not to be young, I warn you not to fall ill, and I warn you not to grow old. But above all, I warn you not to be American."

GOD HELP AMERICA

GOD HELP AMERICA

THE best article i have seen about the tragic election...

"THE PEOPLE HAVE SPOKEN..

THEY say that in life you get what you deserve. Well, today America has deservedly got a lawless cowboy to lead them further into carnage and isolation and the unreserved contempt of most of the rest of the world.

This once-great country has pulled up its drawbridge for another four years and stuck a finger up to the billions of us forced to share the same air. And in doing so, it has shown itself to be a fearful, backward-looking and very small nation.

This should have been the day when Americans finally answered their critics by raising their eyes from their own sidewalks and looking outward towards the rest of humanity.

...

The self-righteous, gun-totin', military lovin', sister marryin', abortion-hatin', gay-loathin', foreigner-despisin', non-passport ownin' red-necks, who believe God gave America the biggest dick in the world so it could urinate on the rest of us and make their land "free and strong".

The US Will Now Be Ruled By The Imperial Party

The US Will Now Be Ruled By The Imperial Party

"... this isn't the same old red-blue dichotomy that animated the Bush-Gore contest. There is a new intensity here, one that cannot be explained solely in terms of cultural divisions over God, guns and gays, although that is part of it. Republicans will wake up today to a world in which Osama bin Laden may be the last fiscally conservative Republican left standing. 'As for the size of the economic deficit,' scolded bin Laden in his latest communique to America, 'it has reached record astronomical numbers estimated to total more than a trillion dollars. And even more dangerous and bitter for America is that the mujaheddin recently forced Bush to resort to emergency funds to continue the fight in Afghanistan and Iraq, which is evidence of the success of the bleed-until-bankruptcy plan -- with Allah's permission.'

The Republican Party has become the party not just of big government, but of global government. If, as seems likely, the President follows the neo-conservative agenda and takes his war of 'liberation' beyond Iraq -- Syria and Iran seem to be the next targets -- the transformation of the Republican Party will be complete: it will become the imperial party..."

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Key Saddam trial evidence 'lost'

Key Saddam trial evidence 'lost'

the united states again shows its hypocrisy, and exports the ineptness of the fbi, all at once. bravo!

"Human Rights Watch says the availability of solid documentary and forensic evidence will be a key to the success of any trials in Iraq, corroborating and providing extra weight to witness testimonies.

But it says it is likely some evidence has been tainted or lost because of inaction or negligence by US-led coalition force"


the human rights watch report is here.

Election 2004: Americans Endorse War, Religious Fanaticism And State Terrorism

Election 2004: Americans Endorse War, Religious Fanaticism And State Terrorism"

“Speaking the Truth in times of universal deceit is a revolutionary act.” George Orwell

The childish charade of this so-called ‘free’ election in the US has finally come to an end. This ‘free’ election was in fact not ‘free’ at all, when you consider that it offered a limited ‘choice’ of only two candidates. This fact alone shows that the US is already very close to a dictatorship. More importantly, both candidates had identical agendas that differed only in style but not in substance, which is not surprising since both were supported and handled by the same corporate Capitalism and Zionist lobbies that American democracy has become known for. In reality, this is a dictatorship that has entered through the back door under the illusion of a ‘free’ election.

For the rest of the world, the global audience was naturally focused on the issue of the US foreign policy. On this point, the difference between the two candidates was even more subtle and fundamental; the US-Lebensraum will surely continue, irrespective of who won the election.

It is time for those with a genuine free mind to reflect on the real implication of this election. What has resulted is another generation of obscure American foreign policy - a child born out of wedlock in a country where virgins are so despised and scarce they constantly deride the honorable women in the Islamic veil (Hijab) who guard their chastity, this next illegitimate generation of US policy rises. The fact is that almost half the US population opposed George Bush and his war agenda but are now considered to be his legal guardian but now the masses are obliged to look after him for another four years by giving total obedience to his commands, one way or the other.

So, pseudo democracy ends and the American people must sit back now and be dictated to. They can of course voice their opinions through the mirage of free demonstrations but those with intelligence realize that vocal chords will have long worn out long these bastard policy children of party donors will relinquish their control."

are you fucking people out of your fucking minds!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Posted by Hello

Stand and Fight

Stand and Fight


Quoting Dos Passos: "'America our nation has been beaten by strangers who have turned our language inside out who have taken the clean words our fathers spoke and made them slimy and foul

their hired men sit on the judge's bench they sit back with their feet on the tables under the dome of the State House they are ignorant of our beliefs they have the dollars the guns the armed forces the power plants
they have built the electric chair and hired the executioner to throw the switch

all right we are two nations.'"

However, if you don't want to fight and just want to leave, see the link in the post below.

Electing to Leave

3.11.04

Damn politics, let's dance

Damn politics, let's dance

"Total concentration of right-wing power - legitimized by the popular vote: this is the new neo-conservative dream turned reality. So the road ahead is to flatten the Sunni stronghold of Fallujah in Iraq, bomb Iran because of its supposed nuclear aspirations, depose President Hafez Assad in Syria, crush the Palestinian resistance, and remodel the Middle East by 'precision strike' democracy.

There will be serious blowback. A new pan-Islamic nationalism, for example, featuring Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani's Shi'ite masses allied with the Sunni triangle to kick out the Americans from Iraq, eventually supported by both Iran and Saudi Arabia. Iraq crisscrossed by guerrillas and Iran penetrated by US intelligence, both leading - plus Shi'ite eastern Saudi Arabia, where the oil is - to a new, catastrophic oil shock.

And then the neo-conservative Project for the New American Century (PNAC) - which virtually took over the US government - will create a major confrontation with China. Asia, beware."

1.11.04

Aljazeera.Net - Full transcript of bin Ladin's speech

31.10.04

IRAQ: US plans another Fallujah bloodbath

IRAQ: US plans another Fallujah bloodbath

"In a letter sent on October 14 to UN secretary-general Kofi Annan, Kassim Abdullsattar al Jumaily, writing on behalf of the Fallujah Shura Council, stated: “It is obvious that the Americans are committing acts of terror against the people of Fallujah for one reason only: their refusal to accept the occupation...

“Your Excellency and the whole world know that the Americans and their allies devastated our country under the pretext of the threat of WMD. Now, after all the destruction and the killing of thousand civilians, they have admitted that no weapons were found. But they have said nothing about all the crimes they committed. Unfortunately everybody is now silent, and will not even dignify the murdered Iraqi civilians with words of condemnation...

“We know that we are living in world of double standards.

In Fallujah, they have created a new vague target: Al Zarqawi. This is a new pretext to justify their crimes, killing and daily bombardment of civilians. Almost a year has elapsed since they created this new pretext, and whenever they destroy houses, mosques, restaurants, and kill children and women they said ‘we have launched a successful operation against Al Zarqawi'...

The people of Fallujah assure you that this person, if he exists, is not in Fallujah and is probably not anywhere in Iraq...

“At the same time, the representative of Fallujah, our tribal leader, has denounced on many occasions the kidnapping and killing of civilians, and we have no links to any groups committing such inhuman behaviour...

“[W]e appeal to you to urge the UN agencies in Iraq to take an active role in protecting civilians and preventing the new massacre which the Americans and the puppet government are planning to start soon in Fallujah, as well as many parts of our country”.

China, Iran sign oil and gas deal

China, Iran sign oil and gas deal

This may delay Bush & Co.'s having Israel bomb Iran...

"Under a memorandum of understanding signed on Thursday, Sinopec Group will buy 250 million tonnes of liquefied natural gas over 30 years from Iran and develop the giant Yadavaran field, said the news agency.

Iran is also committed to export 150,000 barrels per day of crude oil to China for 25 years at market prices after commissioning of the field."

US strategy to be blamed

US strategy to be blamed

"The philosophy of the 'Bush Doctrine' is in essence force. It advocates the United States should rule over the whole world with overwhelming force, military force in particular.

Hardly strange, then, that Bush and his administration still insist on arguing that their decision to go to war in Iraq and US policy on the issue were right.

But the world's situation in response to the war is in effect a negative answer.

In Iraq, the United States did win a war in the military dimension, but it is far from winning peace for itself and the Arab country.

On the contrary, Washington has opened a Pandora's box, intensifying various intermingled conflicts, such as ethnic and religious ones.

The US case in Iraq has caused the Muslim world and Arab countries to believe that the superpower already regards them as targets of its ambitious 'democratic reformation' programme. This perception has increasingly aggravated the long-brewing conflicts between the United States and the Muslim world.

Now, Washington's predicament in Iraq has become daily news."

London's dirty secret

London's dirty secret

"And the suspicion remains that the British authorities are less willing to crack down on money-launderers than other financial centres. No one, for example, has been named or prosecuted for handling the $1.3bn laundered through 23 London banks during the 1990s by the family and friends of General Sani Abacha, the former Nigerian dictator."

recall that dick cheney while ceo of halliburton, bribed nigeria for the purposes of constructing an oil pipeline.

get well...

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Text of Osama's message to US

Text of Osama's message to US

this is a transcript from the times of india... note the mentions of bush & co. that were missing in the associated press and british translations...

"O American people, this is what I have to say about the causes and results (of the September 11, 2001 attacks) and the way to avoid another Manhattan.

I tell you that security is a major pillar of human life. Free men do not renounce their security, irrespective of (US President George W) Bush's claims that we hate freedom.

Let him (Bush) tell us why we did not attack Sweden, for example. It is obvious that those who hate freedom cannot have the pride of the 19 (September 11 suicide hijackers), God rest their souls.

If we fought you, it is because we are free men, we do not ignore values, we want to return freedom to our nation. If you play havoc with our security, we play havoc with yours.

You astonish me. Despite the fact that we are into the fourth year after September 11, Bush is still misleading you and hiding the real reason from you, which means that the reasons to repeat what happened remain.

I will tell you about the reasons of these events and about the moments in which the decision (to attack) was taken so you will ponder them.

I swear we never thought of attacking the towers, but when we saw the injustice and arbitrariness of the US-Israeli alliance against our brethren in Palestine and Lebanon, it became too much and the idea came to me.

The events which affected me directly go back to 1982 ... when America gave the Israelis the green light to invade Lebanon, with the backing of the US Sixth Fleet.

It is difficult to describe what I felt in these painful moments, but it created an overwhelming feeling of refusal of injustice and a compelling determination to punish the unjust.

As I watched the destroyed towers in Lebanon, it occurred to me that the unjust should suffer the same, that the towers in America must be destroyed so that America gets a taste of what we went through, so that it will stop killing our children and women.

We did not find it hard to deal with Bush and his administration given the similarity with the regimes in our countries, half of which are governed by soldiers and the other half by the offspring of kings and presidents.

We have a long experience with those. Both categories count people who are arrogant, greedy and embezzle (public) funds.

The similarity began at the time of visits by Bush the father (former US president George Bush) to the region.

At a time when some of our kinfolk were impressed by America and hoped that these visits would impact on our countries, it turned out that he was the one affected by these monarchies and military regimes, envying them for keeping their posts tens of years, embezzling public funds without being held accountable or monitored.

He transferred tyranny and repression of freedoms to his son and they called it a national law (US Patriot Act, introduced) under the pretext of combating terrorism.

Bush's father thought it was a good thing to put his sons to govern states. And he did not forget to transfer (election-) forging skills from the presidents of the region to Florida to use them in critical times.


We had agreed with (suicide hijacker) Mohammad Atta, God rest his soul, that he finishes all operations in 20 minutes before Bush and his administration take notice.

It never occurred to us that the commander-in-chief of the US armed forces would leave 50,000 of his citizens in the two towers to face these horrors alone at a time when they were most in need of him.

He reckoned that it was more important to preoccupy himself with the talk of the little girl about her goat ... than with the planes and their strike on the skyscrapers, giving us three times the time required to carry out the operations, thanks be to God.

Your security is not in the hands of (Democratic presidential candidate John) Kerry, Bush or Al-Qaeda. Your security is in your own hands. Any (presidential) mandate which does not play havoc with our security would automatically ensure its own security."

Osama Tape: Mystery of the missing minutes

Osama Tape: Mystery of the missing minutes

"By most accounts, Osama bin Laden's election-eve videotape bombshell is 18 minutes long. But TV networks, including Qatar-based Al Jazeera, have broadcast only a few minutes of it and released only excerpts from it. Why not the full tape and transcript?

The answer might lie in the multiple swipes bin Laden takes against the United States, the Bush family, their dubious – in his eyes – commitment to freedom and their corruption. Even in the portions released, the Al Qaeda fugitive ridicules the Florida fiasco and rails about the depredations of American corporations.

He accuses Bush of negligence on 9/11, questions his legitimacy and the family legacy, and accuses them of being in cahoots with corrupt Muslim rulers to plunder Arab oil wealth. He also mentions the Patriot Act and Halliburton, showing he's on top of issues. "