Archive for September 7, 2004
A British soldier who served in Iraq was charged with murdering an Iraqi civilian in August 2003.
“…top Pentagon officials said Tuesday that insurgents controlled important parts of central Iraq and that it was unclear when American and Iraqi forces would be able to secure those areas.”
U.N.: Iraqi Drones Were No Threat: Aircraft Could Not Deliver Weapons. (But they could’ve carried potatoes).
“Sunni Muslim insurgents and Shiite Muslim militiamen mounted attacks on U.S. soldiers across Baghdad on Monday night and Tuesday morning that raised the U.S. military’s two-day death toll to 14 and illustrated the dangers that continue to confront American forces in the Iraqi capital.” You would not know this from (lack of) US media coverage.
This is going to be a hell of a free election: Nato countries have agreed to increase the size of their military contingents in Afghanistan to prepare for the elections on October 9.
August was worst month for US in Iraq. (Yet Bush insists that he is still making “progress.”)
Putin on Chechen rebels: “when we register cases when western special services establish contact with so-called rebels, they say it’s an exceptional case, and it won’t be repeated, and then they send us a letter saying they need to maintain contacts with all sorts of people”.
Behind the AIPAC Probe, Neocons Seen Battling Rivals.
George W. Bush addresses the American Medial Association: “Too many good docs are getting out of business. Too many O-B-G-Y-N’s aren’t able to practice their, their love with women all across this country.” (thanks Haifa)
Donald Rumsfeld defines the Iraqi resistance: “It is a combination of terrorists, former regime elements and criminals that are being paid by terrorists or former regime elements.”
“All of Iraq’s weapons purchases during the Iran-Iraq war were channeled through Jordan. Huge commissions accrued to King Hussein, Prince Abdullah, his son, the current king, and other high-ranking Jordanians. Saddam had essentially bought the services of the Jordanian government…” (Chalabi should know: he was the Royal cashier at one point).
…continuation of the poem Sojourn of Poverty and Revolution by `Abdul-Wahab Al-Bayyati (my translation): -4- A stranger I was in my homeland and in exile She will open her mouth tomorrow to ask me to crucify me on the window of a hospital Oh, how far you are my homeland like a dream through the [...]
For those who care. This is the one-hour interview that David Barsamian taped with me. It will be airing on stations around the US. This is from Oregon for tonight.