Archive for July 21, 2004
I wonder where they went? Running Low on Ammo Military Turns to Overseas Suppliers to Cover Shortages.
War Funds Dwindling, GAO Warns Pentagon: Needs Billions More This Year in Iraq, Afghanistan.
Indonesia/Malaysia: Household WorkersÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ Rights Trampled: Employers and Labor Agencies Exploit and Abuse Women Workers.
Pakistan: Military Torturing Farmers in Punjab.
The president’s interest in a possible 9/11 link goes against the CIA’s leader’s assessment.
Patriot Act sends ACLU ranks soaring. (This is the only organization that I am a proud member of).
“I asked him, Ã¢â‚¬â„¢What have you been doing ? How about Vietnam ?Ã¢â‚¬â„¢ and he said, Ã¢â‚¬â„¢Well, IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve been in the National Guard in Texas.Ã¢â‚¬â„¢ I said, Ã¢â‚¬â„¢How did you get that ? ThereÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s a 10-year waiting list.Ã¢â‚¬â„¢ And he said, Ã¢â‚¬â„¢Well, my dad has connections.”Ã¢â‚¬â„¢
I am touched. Time magazine is shedding crocodile tears over the plight of Iraqi female victims of “honor killings” when the magazine did not mourn Iraqi female victims of US bombs.
Black Farmers Accuse Agriculture Dept. of Failing to Live Up to Bias Settlement.
From a poem by Iraqi poet Badr Shakir As-Sayyab (my translation): I read my name on a rock here, in the solitude of the desert, on a red brick, on a tomb. How does a person feel upon seeing his tomb? He sees it and feels perplexity: Is he dead or alive? It does not [...]
Now: Is there anything that Iraq needs more than weapons? MEMORANDUM FOR THE SECRETARY OF STATE.
Scandals of Oil for Food. (excellent article Joy).
Annan Rejects Bush Claim That World Is Safer Now.
Rumsfeld knew all about me, says American ‘jailer’ held in Kabul.
Profits of war.
Anti-Iran sentiments rising in Congress. Having done a great job in Iraq, they want to replicate the Iraq model there.
Airport video shows hijackers being searched before boarding plane. While I have always disbelieved the story that the Sep. 11 hijackers were able to take control of the plane and subdue the passengers with the mere use of box cutters, this video now casts more doubt on the official story. I now am certain that [...]