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From countercurrent.org - 14 August 2006
As The 6am Ceasefire Takes Effect... The Real War Begins
By Robert Fisk
The real war in Lebanon begins today. The Israeli army, reeling under the Hizbollah's onslaught of the past 24 hours, is now facing the harshest guerrilla war in its history. And it is a war they may well lose

Bush 'Viewed War In Lebanon As A Curtain-Raiser For Attack On Iran'
By Andrew Buncombe
The Bush administration was informed in advance and gave the "green light" to Israel's military strikes against Hizbollah ­ with plans drawn up months before two Israeli soldiers were seized ­it has been claimed. The US reportedly considered Israel's actions as a necessary prerequisite for a possible strike against Iran

Washington's Interests In Israel's War
By Seymour M Hersh http://www.countercurrents.org/leb-hersh140806.htm
The Bush Administration, however, was closely involved in the planning of Israel's retaliatory attacks. President Bush and Vice-President Dick Cheney were convinced, current and former intelligence and diplomatic officials told me, that a successful Israeli Air Force bombing campaign against Hezbollah's heavily fortified underground-missile and command-and-control complexes in Lebanon could ease Israel's security concerns and also serve as a prelude to a potential American pre-emptive attack to destroy Iran's nuclear installations, some of which are also buried deep underground
Sham UN Resolution Guarantees No End To Israel's War Of Illegal Aggression
By Stephen Lendman
UN Resolution 1701 is little more than an outrageous and illegal expression of victor's justice. It allows Israel the right to resume hostilities any time it wishes and for any reason so long as the Israelis claim an imminent threat exists regardless of whether or not it's true
Tea And Rockets: Café Society, Beirut-Style
By Robert Fisk
Too many journos are wearing flak jackets and helmets, little spacemen who want to show they are "in combat" on television. I notice how their drivers and interpreters are usually not given flak jackets. These are reserved for us, the Westerners, the Protected Ones, Those Who Must Live
Venezuela's Revolution Of Hope
By Joshua Frank, Kim Peterson & Sunil K. Sharma
We were fast waking up to something we hadn't felt before as we battled Bush day in and day out in North America: revolutionary hope, Bolivarian style. And we hadn't even had our first sips of Venezuelan coffee yet

Terror Nation: Lies, Injustice, And The American Empire's Way
By Jason Miller
We live in a fascist state that inflicts terror on billions of human beings. 'Terror Nation.Notes from the Perimeter', the latest book by Mike Palecek, offers us a glimpse of the future potentially awaiting those of us in the United States who pose a threat to corporate and plutocratic hegemony
Penis Politics
By Lucinda Marshall
In Israel, in Iran, in Afghanistan, when women speak out about the global ramifications (word used intentionally) of penis politics, they are screamed at, shot at, arrested. But this is a truth that must be spoken and we dare not be silent

After Heathrow: What Accounts For The Threat Of Terrorism?
By Chris Marsden & Julie Hyland
There is still little substantive information on the alleged plot to explode transatlantic flights from Britain to the US in mid-air. To date, the British government has provided no facts to substantiate its claims of a conspiracy to commit mass murder in the air

How London's Terror Scare Looks From Beirut
By Robert Fisk
I think Paul Stephenson huffs and he puffs but I do not think he stands for law and order. He works for the Ministry of Fear which, by its very nature, is not interested in motives or injustice. And I have to say, watching his performance before the next power cut last night, I thought he was doing a pretty good job for his masters
War Spreads To The North Of Sri Lanka
By Sarath Kumara
Fighting between the Sri Lankan military and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) intensified and expanded over the weekend to the northern Jaffna peninsula, claiming as many as 200 lives. While neither side has formally withdrawn from the 2002 ceasefire, the agreement is effectively a dead letter. The island is rapidly sliding back into full-scale civil war
12 August 2006
The Moment of Confrontation
By Dan Lieberman - Editor Alternative Insight
Somewhere in the history of Israel, there occurred a moment of confrontation that could not be resolved. Hezbollah is not a result of this moment, but the unresolved situation has fueled Hezbollah’s anger and paved the road to the war between Israel and Lebanon. The anger is derived from perceptions of:
· A Zionist expansionist philosophy that started with a colony in 1878 and within 100 years occupied almost all of earlier Palestine.
· Brutal methods to create a Jewish state although population concentrations in 1947 allowed Israel to be only a bi-national state with a majority of Jews.
· Continued attempts to create a Jewish state, an unclear definition, which fails to recognize that the large percentage of Palestinians indicates the state is bi-national today.
· Israel's attempt to incorporate all Jerusalem into its territory, although Christians and Moslems have well-identified and centuries-old institutions in the Holy City, while major Hebrew institutions from Biblical times are not evident.

The Christian Science Monitor - 8 August 2006
US troop scandals: Is Iraq different?
A military tribunal this week is hearing charges that troops killed an Iraqi family in March.
By Brad Knickerbocker - Staff writer of The Christian Science Monitor
In Baghdad this week, a military tribunal is deciding whether five American soldiers must stand trial for the rape and murder of an Iraqi girl and the killing of her parents and sister in March. The alleged events, which are among several atrocities tied to US forces now in their fourth year of fighting insurgents in Iraq, raise important questions for military officials: How do the numbers and types of incidents compare with earlier wars? Is there something about this conflict that makes such incidents more likely? Could they have been anticipated and prevented
9 August 2006
The "visible hand" of US state terrorism in action

What Do You Say To A Man Whose Family Is Buried Under The Rubble?
By Robert Fisk
What do you say to a man whose family is buried under the rubble? The last corpse had been a man whose face appeared etched in dust before the muck was removed and he turned out to be paper-thin - so perfectly had the falling concrete crushed him

Israel's Promise Of Humanitarian Corridors Is Exposed As A Sham
By Robert Fisk
So much for Ehud Olmert's "humanitarian corridors". Two weeks after the Israeli Prime Minister's comforting assertion - which no one in Lebanon believed - the Israeli air force has blown up the last bridge across the Litani river, in effect ending all humanitarian convoys between Beirut and southern Lebanon

Israeli War Crimes Aimed At "Cleansing" South Lebanon
By Bill Van Auken
What the US-Israeli offensive aims to accomplish as its immediate goal is the thorough ethnic cleansing of southern Lebanon.This is a term that never appears in the mainstream media in relation to the present war in Lebanon

Extraordinary Precision: The Logic Of Israel's War On Civilians
By Ramzy Baroud
The Israeli tactics are reaping a conflicting outcome, as both Hezbollah and Hamas are emerging more powerful than ever before, widely viewed as the only defenders of Lebanon and Palestine

"Positive Conditions" - The Water Crisis In Gaza
By Alice Gray
The political rhetoric and frequent violence of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict often serve to mask underlying environmental issues which, if not resolved, may pose an even greater threat to the well-being of the Palestinian population than the guns and bombs of the military occupation
From the BBC London - 7 August 2006
US state terrorism in action:
US troops 'took turns' to rape Iraqi
The case is the latest in a series of scandals for the US army.
A US military hearing has examined testimony of how three soldiers took it in turns to try to rape an Iraqi girl aged 14 in Mahmudiya in March. The girl and three family members were allegedly killed by four US soldiers. Graphic details of the attack at the family's home came in a sworn statement by one of the accused, James P. Barker.
State terrorism Israeli in action:
Hizbullah's attacks stem from Israeli incursions into Lebanon
By Anders Strindberg
01/08/06 Christian Science Monitor
NEW YORK - As pundits and policymakers scramble to explain events in Lebanon, their conclusions are virtually unanimous: Hizbullah created this crisis. Israel is defending itself. The underlying problem is Arab extremism. Sadly, this is pure analytical nonsense. Hizbullah's capture of two Israeli soldiers on July 12 was a direct result of Israel's silent but unrelenting aggression against Lebanon, which in turn is part of a six-decades long Arab-Israeli conflict. Since its withdrawal of occupation forces from southern Lebanon in May 2000, Israel has violated the United Nations-monitored "blue line" on an almost daily basis, according to UN reports.
25 july 2006
U.S. state terrorism in action:
Lebanon massacre.
Genocide in the name of self-defense.

The U.S. imperialist policy to "reshape" the Middle East utilizing the army of the neo-nazi state of Israel.

From Countercurrents.org - 22 July 2006

Betrayal Of the Empire Or Fealty To Humanity?
By Jason Miller
“See the irony is what they need to do is get Syria to get Hezbollah to stop doing this shit and it’s over.”
What a profound analysis of the current crisis in the Middle East. Bill Fitch, the former coach of the Boston Celtics, used to tell his players to “keep it simple, stupid.” Apparently the “leader of the free world” is a devout follower of Fitch’s philosophy. It may have been effective in coaching an NBA team, but unfortunately for the world, Bush’s habit of ignoring complexities has resulted in multiple disasters.

Britain And US Defy Demand For Immediate Ceasefire
By Anne Penketh, Ben Russell, Colin Brown and Stephen Castle
Two countries, the US and Britain, defiantly refused to back the international clamour for an immediate ceasfire between Israel and Hizbollah guerrillas. Their ambivalence about civilian deaths in Lebanon has given Israel a powerful signal that it can continue its attacks with impunity

Bringing On "World War III"
By Bill Berkowitz
During the past week or so, with the Israeli/Hezbollah crisis in full swing, Newt Gingrich, the former speaker of the United States House of Representatives, is using any platform available to him to convince the public that the U.S. is engaged in World War III

The Long, Hot Summer Has Already Begun
By Robert Rosenberg
So, the Israeli air war over Lebanon continues and the Hizbollah's missile war against Israel continues. The outlines of a solution are becoming clear -- a ceasefire, a prisoner exchange, a Lebanese Army or multinational force led by Americans or British deployment in south Lebanon and some form of disarmament of Hizbollah - but how the sides will get there remains a mystery

And After The Attacks In Lebanon And Israel?
By George E. Bisharat
Yet Israel will harvest the future of conflict and violence it has sown, facing foes of ever-increasing sophistication and determination. Some Lebanese may resent being dragged into a firestorm by Hezbollah. But they know who their real tormentor is, and who has thwarted their country's march toward peace and prosperity

Collectively Punishing Lebanon
By Dahr Jamail
"A friend of mine just called and told me of a massacre: civilian building destroyed in Tyre by Israeli aggression. There, Zouhair Edde's mother has been killed. Rayaan Qudsi has been killed along with her two daughters. This is a conservative number of martyrs thus far. This building is where refugees typically hide."

Context Of Israeli Wars In Lebanon,Palestine: Back To Roots
By Nicola Nasser
The ongoing Israeli wars on Arabs in Palestine and Lebanon are just the latest rounds of the cycle of violence that has raged in and around Palestine since 1917, and are vivid and bloody evidence that imposition of political realities by military means won’t last and that “Whoever takes by the sword, by the sword will be taken."

Hezbollah Confronts Israel
By Dan Lieberman
It is not often that one antagonist helps the other antagonist to accomplish its objective. Nevertheless, Hezbollah stumbled into giving Israel an excuse for accomplishing a long sought objective:  the destruction of Lebanon

Did Hizbullah Do The Right Thing?
By Joshua Frank
One thing goes without question; Hizbullah’s response was bold and timely. Given that most Arab countries have failed to lift a finger against the nuclear-armed nation of Israel, they have not backed down and have proven they are far more prepared to challenge Israel than intelligence operatives in the US and Israel had expected

The Iraq War Is A Huge Success
By Aseem Srivastava
Is there reason to believe that the war, far from being a disaster, has actually proceeded quite well from Washington’s point of view? That the view that the war has been a fiasco is merely a convenient smokescreen of innocence helpful to keep in check public perceptions of the monstrous crimes of leaders in Washington and London?

The Great Divide: Gated Communities And Street Children
By Joseph Grosso
A look at the city of Sao Paulo in wake of the ongoing gang violence there the past two months as well as the more violent police response through the extremely wide gulf between the metropolis' rich and also at the phenomenon of child soldiers enslaved in the civil wars of failed states

Confessions and Reflections of a Recovering White Middle Class Hegemon Indian Dalits: Law As Paper Tiger!
By Subhash Gatade
Thus India, a country of billion plus people, which is itching to get a superpower status, which takes pride in its ancient tradition and culture and whose elite goes gaga over the booming sensex, rather presents a strange spectacle of a nation. But a close look at the goings on within the society makes it clear that there is a disjunction between the world of economics and the lifeworlds of its people. The core of the society bears its encounter with barbarism in abundance

Kashmiri Sufism: Theological Resources For Peace-Building
By Yoginder Sikand
Kashmir provides some of the clearest instances of shared religious identities, remnants of which are still to be found, in however attenuated forms, today. As numerous writers have noted, the Kashmiri Muslims and Pandits shared several customs and beliefs in common, and the numerous Sufi shrines that dot the Valley attracted Hindus as well as Muslims in large numbers

From Human Rights Watch - 17 Septembre 2005
New Accounts of Torture by U.S. Troops

U.S. Army troops subjected Iraqi detainees to beatings and other torture at a base in central Iraq from 2003 through 2004, often under orders or with the approval of superior officers. Soldiers said U.S. personnel abused detainees as part of the interrogation process or merely to "relieve stress."
French  German  Spanish
Full Report--- Summary--- More on Torture
6 September 2005
Capitalist Social Terrorism

Note by Róbinson Rojas: Capitalist market work concentrating capital in the hand of a minority creating  capitalist economic terrorism (as I defined it elsewhere), because capital concentration give also overwhelming political power to the big capitalists and their political servants. From the above capital social terrorism arises, which dramatically polarizes society. United States is the best example of this capitalist social terrorism in action which Hurricane Katrina uncovered for the whole world to see. In United States like in any modern capitalist society creation of wealth goes parallel to creation of inequality and poverty. The readers below, taken from The Washington Post and The New York Times, are a useful description of the main features of capitalist social terrorism. (6 September 2005)
From The New York Times - 8 September 2005
Macabre Reminder: The Corpse on Union Street
By Dan Barry
NEW ORLEANS, - In the downtown business district here, on a dry stretch of Union Street, past the Omni Bank automated teller machine, across from a parking garage offering "early bird" rates: a corpse. Its feet jut from a damp blue tarp. Its knees rise in rigor mortis. Six National Guardsmen walked up to it on Tuesday afternoon and two blessed themselves with the sign of the cross. One soldier took a parting snapshot like some visiting conventioneer, and they walked away. New Orleans, September 2005.
From The Washington Post - 6 September 2005
The Lagging Poor
 "The Census Bureau's annual report on income, poverty and health insurance in the United States is not alarming -- but neither is it cheering, or even reassuring. Rather, the numbers underscore the lagging and uneven nature of the economic recovery since the 2001 recession. According to the new data, 4 million more people were living in poverty in 2004 than in 2001, and 4.6 million more people lacked health insurance."
From The New York Times - 6 September 2005
The Larger Shame

The wretchedness coming across our television screens from Louisiana has illuminated the way children sometimes pay with their lives, even in America, for being born to poor families.

From The Washington Post - 5 September 2005
Disaster Cleanup

Halliburton Subsidiary Taps Contract For Repairs
By Lolita C. Baldor
An Arlington-based Halliburton Co. subsidiary that has been criticized for its reconstruction work in Iraq has begun tapping a $500 million Navy contract to do emergency repairs at Gulf Coast naval and Marine facilities damaged by Hurricane Katrina.
From The Washington Post - 3 September 2005
Kanye West's Torrent of Criticism, Live on NBC
"I hate the way they portray us in the media. You see a black family, it says, "They're looting." You see a white family, it says, "They're looking for food." And, you know, it's been five days [waiting for federal help] because most of the people are black."
By Lisa de Moraes

From The Washington Post - 3 September 2005
Oil Firms Turn Katrina Into Profits, Clinton Says
N.Y. Senator Criticizes Lack of National Leadership, Freedom From Imports
By Dan Balz

From The New York Times - 3 September 2005

Katrina's Assault on Washington
Do not be misled by Congress's approval of $10.5 billion in relief for the Hurricane Katrina victims. That's prompted by the graphic shock of the news coverage from New Orleans and the region, where the devastation catapults daily, in heartbreaking contrast with the slo-mo bumblings of government.
From The New York Times - 3 September 2005
United States of Shame
By Maureen Dowd
Stuff happens. And when you combine limited government with incompetent government, lethal stuff happens. America is once more plunged into a snake pit of anarchy, death, looting, raping, marauding thugs, suffering innocents, a shattered infrastructure, a gutted police force, insufficient troop levels and criminally negligent government planning. But this time it's happening in America.

From The New York Times - 2 September 2005
They Saw It Coming
By Mark Fischetti
THE deaths caused by Hurricane Katrina are heart-rending. The suffering of survivors is wrenching. Property destruction is shocking. But perhaps the most agonizing part is that much of what happened in New Orleans this week might have been avoided.
From The New York Times - 2 September 2005
From Margins of Society to Center of the Tragedy
By David González
The scenes of floating corpses, scavengers fighting for food and desperate throngs seeking any way out of New Orleans have been tragic enough. But for many African-American leaders, there is a growing outrage that many of those still stuck at the center of this tragedy were people who for generations had been pushed to the margins of society
From The New York Times - 2 September 2005
Cameras Captured a Disaster but Now Focus on Suffering

By Alessandra Stanley
A woman in a wheelchair, her face and body covered by a plaid blanket, dead, and left next to a wall of the New Orleans convention center like a discarded supermarket cart. There were many other appalling images from Hurricane Katrina on Thursday, but that one was a turning point: after three days of flood scenes, television shifted from recording a devastating natural disaster to exposing human failures.
9 June 2005
Capitalist Economic Terrorism

Note by Róbinson Rojas: Free-market fundamentalism, which can be described as capitalist economic terrorism, is creating a world with a small bunch of super rich and a big majority just surviving on their income. United States is a telling case study of this. What began with  the Reagan Administration is reaching obscene features with the Bush Administration. Statistics show that "for every additional dollar earned by the bottom 90 percent of the population between 1950 and 1970, those in the top 0.01 percent earned an additional $162. That gap has since skyrocketed. For every additional dollar earned by the bottom 90 percent between 1990 and 2002, each taxpayer in that top bracket brought in an extra $18,000." The New York Times is publishing a special section ("Class Matters"), from which I select here some important texts. They show how capitalist economic terrorism (free-market fundamentalism) can disjoint a society. The winners are the ones who have at their service a political class serving their interests by unleashing political and economic terrorism (otherwise known as globalization) all over planet Earth. They are building a larger U.S. empire. Modern Caligulas like Bush et al are the top layer of that political class.

The Bush Economy (7 June 2005)
Richest Are Leaving Even the Rich Far Behind (5 June 2005)
Crushing Upward Mobility (7 June 2005)
Class Matters. A special section
The Mobility Myth (6 June 2005)

The New York Times - 10 June 2005
Losing Our Country
By Paul Krugman
"The middle-class society I grew up in no longer exists. Working families have seen little if any progress over the past 30 years. Adjusted for inflation, the income of the median family doubled between 1947 and 1973. But it rose only 22 percent from 1973 to 2003, and much of that gain was the result of wives' entering the paid labor force or working longer hours, not rising wages.
But the wealthy have done very well indeed. Since 1973 the average income of the top 1 percent of Americans has doubled, and the income of the top 0.1 percent has tripled."
London - June 2005
United States exports of biological materials to Iraq: compromising the credibility of international law
This paper argues that the United States breached the Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention (BTWC) by supplying warfare-related biological materials to Iraq during the 1980s, at a time when that nation was at war with its neighbour, Iran. It is further argued that the United Kingdom has an obligation, not least due to its published policy on the issue, to formally report this breach to the United Nations Security Council.
by Geoffrey Holland
University of Sussex
Orwellian "Scenarios":
Emergency Preparedness against the "Universal Adversary"
by Michel Chossudovsky
7 June 2005 (revised)
A recent Report of the Homeland Security Council entitled Planning Scenarios describes in minute detail, the Bush administration's preparations in the case of a terrorist attack by an outside enemy called the Universal Adversary (UA).
The Universal Adversary, is identified in the scenarios as an abstract entity used for the purposes of simulation. Yet upon more careful examination, this Universal Adversary is by no means illusory. It includes the following categories of potential "conspirators": 
 "foreign [Islamic] terrorists" ,
"domestic radical groups", [antiwar and civil rights groups]
"state sponsored adversaries" ["rogue states", "unstable nations"]
"disgruntled employees" [labor and union activists].
7 June 2005
EuroMemorandum Group
European Economists  for an Alternative Economic Policy in Europe
June 2005
After the French and Dutch No to the Constitution:
The EU needs a new economic and social development strategy.

  "The French and Dutch No to the Constitution opens  the window for a thorough reflection and public discussion about the way in which the people want to live in Europe. The majority of voters have rejected the elitist project of a European construction, which subordinates the democratic lives and material well-being of the people to the rules of markets and competition. They perceived European policies in their real lives as a threat to their economic and social welfare, as source of increasing insecurity for their work and incomes, as mounting inequality and injustice and as an obstacle to relevant democratic participation possibilities in the process of shaping a society which allows them to lead a free and independent life...".
From the Washington Post
Pentagon Details Abuse Of Koran
Detainees' Holy Books Were Kicked, Got Wet
By Josh White and Dan Eggen
Washington Post Staff Writers
June 4, 2005
The U.S. military released new details yesterday about five confirmed cases of U.S. personnel mishandling the Koran at the prison in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, acknowledging that soldiers and interrogators kicked the Muslim holy book, got copies wet, stood on a Koran during an interrogation and inadvertently sprayed urine on another copy.
From The New York Times
Military Details Koran Incidents at Base in Cuba
June 4, 2005
A military inquiry has found that guards or interrogators at the Guantánamo Bay detention center in Cuba kicked, stepped on and splashed urine on the Koran, in some cases intentionally but in others by accident, the Pentagon said on Friday.
From Human Rights Watch
April 2005

Impunity for Rumsfeld and other state terrorists,
Getting Away with Torture?

Command Responsibility for the U.S. Abuse of Detainees
The U.S. state terrorists have a pile of Weapons of Mass Destruction which can wipe out from the face of the Earth anything between 1 to 3.5 billion human beings. Currently, they are discussing how to make their Weapons of Mass Destruction even more destructive. Read here more about the deadly plans of the imperialists whose policies are menacing the survival of planet Earth.
(Róbinson Rojas)

From The New York Times
A Fierce Debate on Atom Bombs From Cold War
Published: April 3, 2005
For over two decades, a compact, powerful warhead called the W-76 has been the centerpiece of the nation's nuclear arsenal, carried aboard the fleet of nuclear submarines that prowl the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans.
But in recent months it has become the subject of a fierce debate among experts inside and outside the government over its reliability and its place in the nuclear arsenal.
BBC World News: - 17 March 2005
Wolfowitz to spread neo-con gospel

By Paul Reynolds World Affairs correspondent, BBC News website
By nominating Paul Wolfowitz to be head of the World Bank, President George Bush appears to be sending a message to the world that he intends to spread into development policy the same neo-conservative philosophy that has led his foreign policy.
Wolfowitz seeks to calm critics
Dismay at Wolfowitz's nomination
Bush backs hawk for World Bank
Wolfensohn quits World Bank
Profile: Paul Wolfowitz
Wolf at World Bank's door?
Head-to-Head: The right choice?
In quotes: Wolfowitz reaction
Q&A: What the World Bank does IMF and World Bank: reform underway?

The New York Times - 8 March 2005

Torture by Proxy
One of the biggest nonsecrets in Washington these days is the Central Intelligence Agency's top-secret program for sending terrorism suspects to countries where concern for human rights and the rule of law don't pose obstacles to torturing prisoners. For months, the Bush administration has refused to comment on these operations, which make the United States the partner of some of the world's most repressive regimes.
The New York Times - 6 March 2005
Rule Change Lets C.I.A. Freely Send Suspects Abroad to Jails
- The Bush administration's secret program to transfer suspected terrorists to foreign countries for interrogation has been carried out by the Central Intelligence Agency under broad authority that has allowed it to act without case-by-case approval from the White House or the State or Justice Departments, according to current and former government officials.
2 March 2005
Redistributing Global Inequality.
A thought experiment
by Jozsef Borocz
The United Nations proclaimed the period 1997-2006 as the ‘First United Nations Decade for the Eradication of Poverty’. The 1995 UN resolution recognised the existence of global inequalities that have deepened over time and assigned different tasks to donor (wealthy) nations and developing countries to ensure a greater equity among nations. This article focuses on the fiscal feasibility of a plan for global inequality reduction, a project that can be defined as a large-scale historic social process of social change aiming to diminish ‘oligarchic wealth’ in favour of a less extremely unbalanced structure of distribution, that is, ‘democratic wealth’. The project proposes global collective action to reduce interstate inequality in per capita economic performance. A successful implementation of such a project would, however, require the construction of social and political institutions leading to political action by a majority of humankind.
2001 Memo to Rice Warned of Qaeda and Offered Plan
February 12, 2005

A strategy document outlining proposals for eliminating the threat from Al Qaeda, given to Condoleezza Rice as she assumed the post of national security adviser in January 2001, warned that the terror network had cells in the United States and 40 other countries and sought unconventional weapons, according to a declassified version of the document.
Read here full text of the memo
Torture, American Style
February 11, 2005 in The New York Times
Following a Paper Trail to the Roots of Torture
(February 8, 2005) 
9/11 Report Cites Many Warnings About Hijackings
Published: February 10, 2005
In the months before the Sept. 11 attacks, federal aviation officials reviewed dozens of intelligence reports that warned about Osama bin Laden and Al Qaeda, some of which specifically discussed airline hijackings and suicide operations, according to a previously undisclosed report from the 9/11 commission. But aviation officials were "lulled into a false sense of security," and "intelligence that indicated a real and growing threat leading up to 9/11 did not stimulate significant increases in security procedures," the commission report concluded.
Terror Fronts Got Money From Olajuwon's Mosque (February 10, 2005) 
Bin Laden Wanted Him Dead, Sheik on Trial Told the F.B.I. (February 8, 2005) 
Sheik and Aide Are Hidden in Plain Sight at Terror Trial (February 6, 2005)


BBC News - 20 January  2005
The Power of Nightmares
The Power of Nightmares - first screened in Autumn 2004 and repeated this week on BBC2 - questions whether the threat of terrorism to the West is a politically driven fantasy and if al-Qaeda really is an organised network.
A Three Kings’ January 6th 2005 Year of the Rooster Offering
Observed From the Top of the Great Wall through the Eyes of the Innocent Little Boy

by Andre Gunder Frank
Uncle Sam has just reneged and defaulted on up to forty percent of its trillions of dollars [$] foreign debt, and nobody has said a word except for a line in this week’s Economist. In plain English that means that Uncle Sam runs a world-wide confidence racket...
30 December 2004
Statement on the humanitarian crisis in Asia
The world has witnessed the greatest natural disaster in the lifetime of most of the people now living. The expressions of human solidarity, stretching across countries and continents, is the one bright light. But even that light is dimmed by the reports and images of growing human suffering and loss that nearly defies the imagination. President Bush, after days of silence, emerged from his Texas vacation to issue a brief statement...
8 December 2004
By Ralph Nader

Come Clean, George
What's your problem here? The American people need to know the full casualty toll of U.S. personnel in Iraq and know it regularly and in a timely fashion. Not to do so is disrespectful, especially of the military families, but none more so than of the soldiers themselves
US Imperial Army secret document (October 2004)

Distribution Restriction: Distribution authorized to the DOD and DOD contractors only to maintain operations security. This determination was made on 1 April 2004. Other requests for this document must be referred to Commander, US Army Combined Arms Center and Fort Leavenworth, ATTN: ATZL-CD (FMI 3-07.22), 1 Reynolds Avenue (Building 111), Fort Leavenworth, KS 66027-1352.
Destruction Notice: Destroy by any method that will prevent disclosure of contents or reconstruction of the document.

We publish this manual utilised by the US terrorist imperial armed forces as a contribution to the worldwide struggle against the US empire led by state terrorists disguised as "democratic" leaders
(Róbinson Rojas, 3 december 2004)