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Iran Blame Game Shifts into High Gear

01-02-2007 10:32

“The Pentagon is investigating whether an attack on a military compound in Karbala on January 20 was carried out by Iranians or Iranian-trained operatives, a U.S. official told CNN on Tuesday…. Some Iraqis speculate that the Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corps carried out the attack in retaliation for the capture by U.S. forces of five of its members in Irbil, Iraq, on January 11, according to a article published Tuesday.”

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Lawyers warn on Illegality of Any Offensive Military Action by US against Iran

31-01-2007 23:49

Today European, international, and U.S. legal and human rights groups issued an open letter warning of the illegality of any offensive military action by the United States against Iran.

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State of the Onion

31-01-2007 21:46

State of the Onion Address January 23rd 2007

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Sparkhill Terror Raids: Another Terror Farce

31-01-2007 19:14

helicopter hovering over Sparkhill
Between 4 am and 5:30 am this morning, the West Midlands Counter Terrorism Unit carried out a series of raids across Birmingham. Intelligence sources claim to have foiled an alleged terror plot to kidnap a serving Muslim soldier and film his 'summary execution'.

At a press conference this afternoon, Gold Commander David Shaw stated there were 8 arrests from 8 residences plus 4 commercial addresses and one more 9th arrest happened on the M6 in Birmingham. Those arrested are being detained in Coventry. Shaw claimed this morning's operation was the result of a months long operation involving a combination of different agencies.

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Alleged Kidnapping Plot

31-01-2007 15:56

Door of the Internet cafe that was used by police to gain entry.
Large Police precence are deployed to Stratford Road, Birmingham.

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31-01-2007 11:13

A nice way to divert attention from a government scumbags.

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Shut Down Guantanamo - weekly protests outside US Embassy

31-01-2007 09:37

The London Guantanamo Campaign is starting up a weekly protest outside the US Embassy calling on the American government to close down the facility. Building up on the impetus and the success of the demonstrations held in London, elsewhere in the UK and abroad earlier this month, the LGC is going to be holding a sustained action, on a weekly basis, outside the US Embassy.

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On This Day 1972: Bloody Sunday, Derry, N. Ireland

31-01-2007 01:29

British Justice. Bloody Sunday, Derry, Jan 1972. That was then.
A civil rights rights march by 15,000 Irish Catholics in the city of Derry was attacked by members of the British paratroop regiment. Under direct orders to "get some kills", the British soldiers opened fire on unarmed demonstrators, killing thirteen including six children. Five of the dead had been shot in the back. One demonstrator was shot twice in the back as he lay wounded on the ground. Another was shot at close range in the face. There was also evidence to suggest that some soldiers had used modified "dum dum" bullets that create a larger wound with greater blood loss and trauma.

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7/7: Angels & agents of Tavistock Square

30-01-2007 23:52

Daniel 7:7
The agents were conspicuous, diligently adhereing to their tasks, proceeding busily, workman like. Apart from the obvious foot soldiers, (the blokes in blue) there were one or two more covert ones that stuck in my mind. Their cover was blown, not because of what they did, but because of what they didn’t do.........

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Jafarzadeh and the Downing Street Dossier Redux

30-01-2007 21:42

Is it possible we are stupid enough to fall for it again?

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Against imperialist war, for Iran workers

30-01-2007 16:05

Over the last week, we have witnessed an escalation in the level of threats against Iran and an increase in the American military presence in the Persian Gulf, with the aim of controlling key waterways, should Iran retaliate against a potential US military threat. At the same time it is quite clear that indirect negotiations are taking place between the United States and Iran and the current US threats are an integral part of that.

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Iraq’s colonial occupier, the US, denounces “foreign meddling”

30-01-2007 12:01

In recent weeks US government and military officials, aided and abetted by the American media, have stepped up the war of words against Iran. As they did precisely four years ago, in the run-up to the invasion of Iraq, the political and media establishment is attempting to build up a case for military action against a country that has no designs on American territory and represents no threat to the US population.

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Call for End to Iraq War

29-01-2007 20:36

Anti-War Rally in Washington
Rep. Maxine Waters, Rep. John Conyers, Rep. Lynn Woolsey, Navy Seaman Jonathan Hutto, Bob Watada & Others Call for End to Iraq War at Anti-War Rally in Washington

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Bush authorizes shoot-to-kill policy against Iranians in Iraq

29-01-2007 13:48

Troop surge paves way for wider war

The Bush administration has authorized US military forces in Iraq to hunt down and kill Iranian government personnel operating in that country, according to a report that first appeared in the Washington Post last Friday. The newspaper said President Bush authorized the new “kill or capture” program last fall during a meeting with his most senior advisors, which also resulted in the approval of a series of other measures aimed at destabilizing the Iranian regime.

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Italian court considers trial against CIA agents in rendition case

29-01-2007 13:43

Four years ago, Muslim cleric Abu Omar was kidnapped in Italy by US intelligence agents and transferred to an Egyptian torture prison. A hearing is currently taking place in Milan over the possible trial of those responsible for Abu Omar’s rendition. Public prosecutor Armando Spataro is seeking to bring charges against the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and the Italian military secret service SISMI (Servizio per le Informazioni e la Sicurezza Militare).

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The Coming War Against Iran - Part 14

29-01-2007 00:32

Iran and the US Bases
Bush and Cheney have less than two years to go in their current role and want to go down in the history books as the heroes of the Pax Americana, as the men who managed to conquer the Middle East and its oil, as the men who took full-spectrum dominance seriously, while in their own country booking successes through exorbitant profits for the military-industrial complex and the realization of radical legislation. The prelude was long and the path was full of obstacles, but the goal of a third great war - a war with Iran - is increasingly within sight. Dan Plesch in The Guardian sums it up in one sentence: 'All the signs are that Bush is planning for a neocon-inspired military assault on Iran'.

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As Iran’s nuclear program stands in shambles, US continues its military agenda

28-01-2007 21:39

“Iran’s efforts to produce highly enriched uranium … are in chaos and the country is still years from mastering the required technology,” according to Guardian.

Of course, the revelations will not stop the neocons and the Israelis from attacking the Muslim nation, as the reason for the attack has nothing to do with nukes or any possible threat Iran may or may not pose to Israel.

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The next U.S.-Israeli target (Iran) for another "supreme international crime"

28-01-2007 03:23

Still digesting their recent and ongoing aggressions in the Middle East, the Bush and Israeli regimes now threaten to attack Iran. As these warrior states cast their long shadow across the region, they find themselves aided and abetted by the Security Council, the other major powers, parties of the opposition, and the media.

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Doomsday Clock Warns We Are Closer To Becoming A Planet Of The Nuclear Dead

28-01-2007 00:34

The Bulletin of Atomic Scientists has moved the hands of the Doomsday Clock two minutes closer to midnight - to 11.55 - I believe it should be closer.

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9/11 in Context: The Strategy of Tension Gone Global

27-01-2007 23:21


Attached is an mp3 of an interview with Tod Fletcher, covering the protests at the G8 in Genoa in 2001, 9/11, the 'strategy of tension' (Gladio) and it's morphing into the 'war on terror', which was brodcast by Guns and Butter on 24th January 2007.