20.11.04

Falluja: last words of the living dead

Falluja: last words of the living dead

American forces were punching their way into Iraq’s “city of mosques” — it has more than 100 — which had become a city of death since an April rebellion by local Sunnis had triggered an influx of foreign religious extremists and an upsurge in terror and beheadings.

That night Um Fatima, 43, knew things were not good. She could hear heavy bombardment in the neighbourhood that her husband was defending. While her three younger daughters slept, she sat up all night with her eldest, also called Fatima.

“We were very afraid, reciting loudly from the Koran and praying. When the knock at the door came at 9am and I saw his friend Ahmad, I began to cry,” she said yesterday as survivors of the fighting in Falluja began to tell their stories of bereavement and escape and accused the Iraqi national guard of seizing young female refugees “like hungry dogs”.

Protesters Greet Bush In Santiago

Protesters Greet Bush In Santiago

Wonderful protests in Chile for the beast's visit!

"...Bush's Latin American trip sparked a violent backlash before he arrived. Chilean police in armored vehicles used tear gas and water cannons during the day to break up demonstrations against U.S. policy in Iraq, Bush's presence in Chile and a summit that protesters called a rich man's club.

On the fourth day of anti-American and anti-APEC protests, a crowd estimated at 25,000 to 70,000 marched through downtown Santiago. Some hooded demonstrators threw rocks and Molotov cocktails. Many shouted chants or held signs saying "Terrorist Bush" and "Bush: Fascist, thief, murderer."

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Israeli soldiers accused of tampering with corpses

Israeli soldiers accused of tampering with corpses

"A military police investigation was ordered yesterday by the Israeli Chief of Staff into allegations that soldiers had tampered with the bodies of dead Palestinians and posed for photographs with the corpses."

Violence across Iraq

Violence across Iraq

"Baghdad exploded in violence today, as insurgents attacked a US patrol and a police station, assassinated four government employees and detonated several bombs. A US official admitted that security in some areas is deteriorating so badly that 'it would now be difficult' to hold elections there."

Greenspan holds out little hope for dollar

Greenspan holds out little hope for dollar

"The dollar hit a new all-time low against the euro yesterday as Alan Greenspan said there was little anyone could do to prevent it falling further."

'The war is over, but there is no peace ... and the killings go on'

'The war is over, but there is no peace ... and the killings go on'

"This is a strange time in Fallujah. They say the war is over, but there is no peace. Every day there is shooting, and there are still killings going on. There is very little left of the town now, everywhere there are buildings which have been destroyed.

There is also a terrible smell. We know what it is - it is the smell of dead bodies. Many have now been cleared away, but the smell does not go away, it will stay with us for a long time. The Americans say they are just finishing off the insurgents, but then they have been saying that for a few days now, so people here ask 'who have they got left to finish off?' We hear of things like American soldiers killing wounded prisoners in a mosque, but that news is recycled to us from people outside. It is not possible to go out and find out what is going on."

18.11.04

Bush-Terror, The ‘Supreme International Crime’


Bush-Terror, The ‘Supreme International Crime’


Since the Bush Administration took power in 2001, the world have witnessed a cabal of extremists and fanatics wreaking havoc on defenseless nations such as Iraq, Palestine and Afghanistan in complete violations of international law, international organizations, and justice. They are destroying not only the international system for peace and justice, but progressive legislations in the United States.

The destruction of Iraq continues with total disregard for international law. “The crime hereinafter set out are punishable as crimes under international law: wanton destruction of cities, towns, or villages, or destruction not justified by military necessity” (Nuremberg convention Principle VI, 1945). According to this definition, the Bush Administration’s destruction of Fallujah, Ramadi, Tall Afar, Najef and Samarra constitutes war crimes for which the Nazis were tried and executed. To initiate a war of aggression is, very simply, the “supreme international crime” condemned at Nuremberg.

According to Francis Boyle, Professor of Law at University of Illinois, “In international legal terms, the Bush Administration itself should now be viewed as constituting an ongoing criminal conspiracy under international criminal law in violation of the Nuremberg Charter, the Nuremberg Judgment, and the Nuremberg Principles, due to its formulation and undertaking of aggressive war policies that are legally akin to those perpetrated by the Nazi regime”

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US 'to blame' for journalist deaths

US 'to blame' for journalist deaths

"THE global managing editor of British news agency Reuters said today the US military was entirely to blame for the deaths of three of its employees in Iraq since the start of the war there in March 2003, an allegation disputed by the Pentagon.

'All of them were killed by the American army,' Reuters chief David Schlesinger told reporters on the sidelines of a media conference in the southern Portuguese resort of Vilamoura, Portuguese national news agency Lusa reported."

Unhappy dollar slides to all-time low against euro

Unhappy dollar slides to all-time low against euro: "

"The dollar hit an all-time low against the euro yesterday, crashing through the $1.30 level as traders dismissed US Treasury Secretary John Snow's insistence on a strong dollar as increasingly hollow.

The euro closed at $1.3024, up nearly half a cent, as dealers continued to fret over how the US will attract the necessary capital inflows to fund its deteriorating trade balance and budget deficit."

Chirac blames war for 'dangerous world'

Special Report on the Trial of President Saddam Hussein

Special Report on the Trial of President Saddam Hussein

"The United States government and their Interim Iraqi government that it installed in Baghdad continues to refuse access to former Iraqi President in violation of his due process rights under international, Iraqi, and United States law.

To challenge the illegality of these actions, an Application for Habeas Corpus has been filed with the United States Supreme Court by the former President. This filing alleges that the United States is violating its own Constitution as well as it military law and international law.

The filing recognizes that the United States aggression against the people of Iraq is illegal and that the occupation is illegal. It focuses, however, on the illegality of the treatment being provided the former President.

The Urgent Application for Habeas Corpus was filed on 29 June 2004 and served on US President George Bush, US Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld, and L. Paul Bremer III, US Administrator of the Coalition Provisional Authority in Iraq.

The Application remains pending before the United States Supreme Court.

It is noteworthy that the filing and service on US government officials took place on before the alleged turn over of authority or the appearance of Mr. Saddam Hussein before an Iraqi judge. The United States actions subsequent to being served can thus be construed as an attempt to remove the jurisdiction of the Supreme Court and to suspend the writ of habeas corpus. So viewed, these actions alone by the United States government’s actions are a serious affront to the United States highest judicial body and show a significant disrespect for the rule of law."

17.11.04


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16.11.04

Pray for Fallujah

Pray for Fallujah

“We now hate the terms ‘democracy’ and ‘freedom’; they are a curse on our people,” Amer Al-Zawbaey said with intense bitterness. Amer is the Baghdadi man hosting Abu Muhammed’s family and four other Fallujan families in his house.

The claim of democratizing and liberating Iraq was a pretext for the March 20 invasion, which has resulted in the massive destruction of the country and unprecedented losses for its people. Almost daily car bombs go off in Iraq. More than 100,000 extra deaths have taken place since the US-led invasion, and the risk of death by violence for civilians in Iraq is now 58 times higher than before the invasion (The Lancet, according to research conducted by scientists from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in the US city of Baltimore). Moreover, unemployment rate has reached 70%, according to a study by the college of economics in Baghdad University.

“[Given this tragic situation], whoever believes that America has invaded and occupied Iraq to bring democracy and freedom is either stupid or in cooperation with the US against the Iraqis,” says Monther Yaakoub, another Fallujan in Baghdad."

Former G.I.'s, Ordered to War, Fight Not to Go

Former G.I.'s, Ordered to War, Fight Not to Go

"In the last few months, the Army has sent notices to more than 4,000 former soldiers informing them that they must return to active duty, but more than 1,800 of them have already requested exemptions or delays, many of which are still being considered.

And, of about 2,500 who were due to arrive on military bases for refresher training by Nov. 7, 733 had not shown up"

Eyewitness: Fear remains after assault

Fear remains after assault

death, disease, destruction...all courtesy of bush & co.

"I have seen some strange things recently, such as stray dogs snatching bites out of bodies lying on the streets. Meanwhile, people forage in their gardens looking for something to eat.

Those that have survived this far are looking gaunt. The opposite is happening to the dead - left where they fell, they are now bloated and rotting"

Britons reject Blair's closeness to the US

Britons reject Blair's closeness to the US

"Tony Blair's 'shoulder to shoulder' support for America is rejected today by a majority of British people, who believe it is more important to have good relations with European countries.

A poll by NOP for The Independent found that 64 per cent of people think that having good relations with Britain's European Union partners is more important than with the United States, while only 25 per cent believe the relationship with the US should take priority."

Few foreigners among captured Fallujah insurgents

Few foreigners among captured Fallujah insurgents

bush & co. talkingheads have been saying just the opposite...

"Only a tiny percentage of the more than 1,000 insurgents detained by U.S. forces in the Iraqi city of Fallujah over the past week are foreigners, a Marine officer said Monday.

Col. Michael Regner, operations chief for the 1st Marine Expeditionary Force, said in a conference call with reporters at the Defense Department that 1,052 people had been detained at last count.

Of that total, he said at least 1,030 were Iraqis, meaning only about 20 were foreigners."

Army officer charged with murder

Army officer charged with murder [November 17, 2004]

this is the american war criminal from september, not yesterday....

"THE US military has charged an Army officer with premeditated murder for his part in the fatal shooting of an injured Iraqi man in Baghdad's restive Sadr City slum in August, officials said today.

Army 2nd Lieutenant Erick Anderson was charged with premeditated murder and conspiracy to commit premeditated murder, according to a statement provided by Lieutenant-Colonel James Hutton, a spokesman for the 1st Cavalry Division in Baghdad.

If tried and convicted in a US military court, he could face the death penalty.

Military investigators had looked into whether Anderson authorised two subordinates, Staff Sergeant Cardenas Alban and Staff Sergeant Johnny Horne, to shoot a young Iraqi man already grievously wounded and unlikely to survive. Some US military officials have referred to the incident as a mercy killing.

Alban and Horne were charged with murder in September."

Children pay price of US offensive

Children pay price of US offensive

the disgusting stuffed puppet speaks lies:

"Interim Iraqi Prime Minister Iyad Allawi says not a single civilian has died in the assault to retake Falluja from anti-US forces allegedly led by al-Qaida ally Abu Musab al-Zarqawi.

But the charred bodies in the streets of the city and the children in Baghdad's Naaman hospital tell a different story.

'Is this child one of Zarqawi's followers?' asks Nusum Hasan, flatly, holding out her nephew's bandaged right arm.

'Is any of this his fault?'"

Fallujah in Pictures

Fallujah in Pictures

visit this site to see bush & co.'s handiwork... miserable murderers....

Should Canada indict Bush?

Should Canada indict Bush?

"When U.S. President George W. Bush arrives in Ottawa — probably later this year — should he be welcomed? Or should he be charged with war crimes?

It's an interesting question. On the face of it, Bush seems a perfect candidate for prosecution under Canada's Crimes against Humanity and War Crimes Act.

This act was passed in 2000 to bring Canada's ineffectual laws in line with the rules of the new International Criminal Court. While never tested, it lays out sweeping categories under which a foreign leader like Bush could face arrest.

In particular, it holds that anyone who commits a war crime, even outside Canada, may be prosecuted by our courts. What is a war crime? According to the statute, it is any conduct defined as such by "customary international law" or by conventions that Canada has adopted.

War crimes also specifically include any breach of the 1949 Geneva Conventions, such as torture, degradation, wilfully depriving prisoners of war of their rights "to a fair and regular trial," launching attacks "in the knowledge that such attacks will cause incidental loss of life or injury to civilians" and deportation of persons from an area under occupation.

Outside of one well-publicized (and quickly squelched) attempt in Belgium, no one has tried to formally indict Bush. But both Oxfam International and the U.S. group Human Rights Watch have warned that some of the actions undertaken by the U.S. and its allies, particularly in Iraq, may fall under the war crime rubric."

Fallujah killing 'war crime'

Fallujah killing 'war crime'

"HUMAN rights groups said today the killing by a US marine of a wounded Iraqi could amount to a war crime and showed the need for US forces to be better trained about the laws of war.

"If it is what it appears to be, then obviously it would be a grave breach of the Geneva Conventions. It would probably be a war crime," said Joe Stork, Washington director of the Middle East division of Human Rights Watch.

Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International echoed calls by the top UN human rights official, Louise Arbour, for an investigation of suspected abuses in Fallujah, Iraq, including the disproportionate use of force and targeting of civilians."

UN seeks probe into war crimes

UN seeks probe into war crimes

fucking war criminals!!! may they rot in jail and then in hell....

Top United Nations human rights official Louise Arbour has called for an investigation of alleged abuses in Falluja including disproportionate use of force and the targeting of civilians.

Those responsible for any violations – US-led forces, Iraqi government troops or fighters - should be brought to justice, the former UN war crimes prosecutor said in a statement on Tuesday.

"There have been a number of reports during the current confrontation alleging violations of the rules of war designed to protect civilians and combatants," Arbour said.

How We Got to Abu Ghraib

How We Got to Abu Ghraib

warning: this leak is from an ENEMY publication, the american conservative...but, this review is anti-neocon! the cancer appears to be eating itself...

"“Secrecy and wishful thinking” are words a Pentagon official cited herein uses to describe Rumsfeld’s Pentagon, and that sums up the credo of the Bush presidency. But how did it come to this? Hersh ponders

Some of the most important questions are not even being asked. How did they do it? How did eight or nine neoconservatives who believed that a war in Iraq was the answer to international terrorism get their way? How did they redirect the government and rearrange long-standing American priorities and policies with so much ease? How did they overcome the bureaucracy, intimidate the press, mislead the Congress, and dominate the military? Is our democracy that fragile?

Here is a story that cries out to be written, and God help the neocons if Hersh decides to write it."

15.11.04

Masters of war

Masters of war

"In "Masters of War", Bob Dylan sang, "Hide behind desks" but "we can see through your masks". Now, applying their version of grassroots democracy, the US has declared that Fallujah has been "liberated". But the virtual ghost town is celebrating with no cries of joy - with no cries at all: only with the stench of tons of explosives, and the stench of decomposing bodies.

...

"An assistant cleric to Sheikh Abdullah al-Janabi, the head of the Fallujah mujahideen shura (council) that controlled the city before Operation Phantom Fury, said that 'maybe [the Americans] will take it [Fallujah]. But it is not the end. There are 18 provinces in Iraq and the resistance will continue to grow tougher ... America has taken its last breath.' This is something that will never be reported in mainstream US media - which keeps hammering the 'humanitarian' approach of the US onslaught. And it won't be reported in the Iraqi press either, because under martial law everybody has to parrot the interim government's position - this operation is a major success - or else go to jail."

'This one's faking he's dead'

'This one's faking he's dead'
'He's dead now'


a true bush & co. war HERO: yet another brown shirted thug, working for the fuhrer...

"'He's fucking faking he's dead. He faking he's fucking dead,' says the Marine. At that point a clatter of gunfire can be heard as one of the Marines shoots the prisoner. Another voice can then be heard saying: 'He's dead now.'"

14.11.04

A city lies in ruins, along with the lives of the wretched survivors

A city lies in ruins, along with the lives of the wretched survivors

bush & co. can sit satisfied, for the moment; their pants around their ankles, as their pink fingers play with their tiny knobs...

"People leaving the city described rotting corpses being piled up and thousands still trapped inside their homes, many of them wounded and without access to food, water or medical aid. US commanders insist civilian casualties in Fallujah have been low, but the Pentagon famously claims it does not keep figures.

Escaping residents described incidents in which non-combatants, including women and children, were killed by shrapnel or hit by bombs. In one case last week, a nine-year-old boy was hit in the stomach by shrapnel. Unable to reach a hospital, he died hours later from blood loss. His father had to bury his body in their garden.

Those trapped inside the city say they are reaching a point of desperation. 'Our situation is very hard,' said Abu Mustafa, contacted by telephone in the central Hay al-Dubat neighbourhood. 'We don't have food or water,' he told Reuters. 'My seven children all have severe diarrhoea. One of my sons was wounded by shrapnel last night and he's bleeding, but I can't do anything to help him.'

Aamir Haidar Yusouf, a 39-year-old trader, sent his family out of Fallujah, but stayed behind to look after his home, not just during the fighting, but the looting which will follow. 'The Americans have been firing at buildings if they see even small movements,' he said."

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CIA purge may be in the works

CIA purge may be in the works

if you do not go along with the bush & co. reality, you must be eliminated... there is no stopping these fucking animals. no dissent, no intelligence, only greed and power!

"The White House has ordered the new CIA director, Porter Goss, to purge the agency of officers thought to have been disloyal to President Bush or of leaking damaging information to the media about the conduct of the war in Iraq and the hunt for Osama bin Laden, according to knowledgeable sources.

'The agency is being purged on instructions from the White House,' said a former senior CIA official who maintains close ties to the agency and to the White House. 'Goss was given instructions ... to get rid of those soft leakers and liberal Democrats. The CIA is looked on by the White House as a hotbed of liberals and people who have been obstructing the president's agenda.'"

US denies need for Falluja aid convoy

US denies need for Falluja aid convoy

the depth of the evil of bush & co. seems to know no bounds...

"US military chiefs said yesterday that they saw no need for the Iraqi Red Crescent to deliver aid inside Falluja because they did not think any Iraqi civilians were trapped there.

'There is no need to bring [Red Crescent] supplies in because we have supplies of our own for the people,' said Colonel Mike Shupp of the marines.

A convoy of food and medicine brought by the group on Saturday was not allowed into the city.

Col Shupp said casualties could be brought out over the reopened bridge and treated at Falluja's hospital, adding that he had not heard of any civilians trapped inside the city.

The Red Crescent believes at least 150 families are trapped, with many people in desperate need of food, blankets, water and medicine.

Some residents still inside the city, contacted by Reuters yesterday, said their children were suffering from diarrhoea and had not eaten for days.

Asked what he would do about the families and other non-combatants in the city, Col Shupp said: 'I haven't heard that myself and the Iraqi soldiers didn't tell me about that. We want to help them as much as we can. We are on the radio telling them how to come out and how to come up to coalition forces.'"

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Civilian cost of battle for Falluja emerges

Civilian cost of battle for Falluja emerges

"Although many of Falluja's 200,000 to 300,000 residents fled the city before the assault, between 30,000 and 50,000 are believed to have remained during the fighting.

The horrific conditions for those who remained in the city have begun to emerge in the last 24 hours as it became clear that US military claims of 'precision' targeting of insurgent positions were false."

When the smoke has cleared around Fallujah, what horrors will be revealed?

When the smoke has cleared around Fallujah, what horrors will be revealed?:

"'There will be nothing left of Fallujah by the time they finish. They have already destroyed so many homes with their bombings from the air, and now we are having this from tanks and big guns.'

US commanders insist civilian casualties in Fallujah have been low, but the Pentagon famously claims that it does not keep figures. Escaping residents described incidents in which non-combatants, including women and children, were killed by shrapnel or hit by bombs. In one case earlier in the week, a nine-year-old boy was hit in the stomach by shrapnel. Unable to reach a hospital, he died hours later of blood loss.

'Anyone who gets injured is likely to die, because there's no medicine and they can't get to doctors,' said Abdul-Hameed Salim, a volunteer with the Iraqi Red Crescent. 'There are snipers everywhere. Go outside and you're going to get shot.'"