Archive for February 8, 2004
Australian police have arrested three U.S. Navy personnel on charges of raping two women while on shore leave in the northern port city of Darwin, Australia.
Drawing ideologically charged conclusions from raw data can be dangerous
Watching and reading all this, one is tempted to ask, where were you [the US news media) all before the war? Why didn’t we learn more about these deceptions and concealments in the months when the administration was pressing its case for regime changeГўв‚¬вЂќwhen, in short, it might have made a difference?
Full text: Spotlight on Subsidies: Cereal Injustice in UK.
Thus spoke a kook: Israeli Tourism Minister Benny Elon (National Union) asked Christian missionary groups last week to work to convert Muslims to Christianity in order “to show them the light.”
Clerics go home: Anger grows among children of Iran’s 25-year-old revolution
They should have been disillusioned with Arafat, some 3 decades ago, AT LEAST. Hundreds of members of Yasser Arafat’s Fatah movement resigned at the weekend in protest at the lack of political reform, corruption and the leadership’s failure to challenge the Israeli occupation.
Swiss voters yesterday overwhelmingly approved a new law requiring that rapists and other violent criminals deemed incapable of reform be imprisoned for life without parole.
Get the bomb shelters ready: More liberation wars to come. The Bush administration has launched an ambitious bid to promote democracy in the “greater Middle East”.
In what may be the first subpoena of its kind in decades, a federal judge has ordered a university to turn over records about a gathering of anti-war activists.
Pentagon: Eight deaths weren’t reported; also, soldier reported killed in Iraq actually died in Afghanistan. And Baghdad is not the capital of China as was previously thought.
I am offering this verbatim translation from the pro-American, pro-Saudi Arabic daily, Al-Hayat (Monday, Feb. 9, 2004): “An American patrol unit broke into a house in the Ash-Sha`b City, north of Baghdad the other day, looking for two kids, one is 7- the other is 9- years old. They both had aimed their plastic toy [...]
Timeline of official quotes on Iraqi WMD
PRESIDENT’S BUDGET CONTAINS LARGER CUTS IN DOMESTIC DISCRETIONARY PROGRAMS THAN HAS BEEN REPORTED. OMB Documents Not Made Widely Available Show Domestic Discretionary Programs to be Cut $50 Billion a Year by 2009
Not everyone got it wrong on Iraq’s weapons
Fox News has a live webcam from Baghdad’s Firdaws Square.
Full texts: the Ron Suskind’s documents.
The 10 Worst Corporations of 2003
US newspapers insist that the Iraqi resistance is confined to the “Sunni triangle.” Washington Post now insists it is confined to a street, in a quarter, in an area, within Fallujah.
The U.S.-led coalition in Iraq is threatening the Iraqi and regional stability by empowering Kurdish and Shiite Muslim groups, according to an Arab League report