Dec. 22, 2004

Another Neo-Con Imperial Plot

Another Neo-Con Imperial Plot:Who's behind the Oil-for-Food Scandal? by Jude Wanniski 8 December 2004 10 December 2004 The URL of this article is: It was nice to see the White House finally pull the plug on the transparent scheme of the neo-cons to smear U.N. General Secretary Kofi Annan over the alleged 'oil-for-food scandal.' For a while, it looked like the imperialist wing of the GOP was in control, but U.N. Ambassador John Danforth has now made it clear the President is not one of the pack after Kofi`s scalp. Kofi`s safe, but the neo-cons are still intent in weakening the U.N. as much as they can, as I made clear in this commentary I wrote earlier this week for the English-language website of Al Jazeera." continued......

Dec. 21, 2004

Break on Through: Pandora's Black Box: Did it Really Count Your Vote?

Pandora's Black Box: Did it Really Count Your Vote? Relevance November 1996 Anonymous Part One SECRET BALLOT, SECRET TALLY: ELECTRONIC VOTING ON TRIAL On November 5th, 1996, millions of Americans voted by secret ballot for thousands of elected officials from the Presidency to the local dog catcher. What few realized is that a key aspect of the vote-counting was also done in secret. What's more, they have been legally denied the right to find out precisely how their vote is counted." continued~ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Please Read. The Freepers themselves are getting worried that it was stolen...and that we can prove it.

CBC News: Release information and clear my name: Arar to Martin

" Release information and clear my name: Arar to Martin Last Updated Mon, 20 Dec 2004 21:50:47 EST OTTAWA - A Canadian who spent time in a Syrian jail is accusing the federal government of withholding information from an inquiry because it reflects well on him. Maher Arar spoke at a news conference in Ottawa Monday afternoon, protesting the government's 'editing' of a summary from a federal inquiry. The inquiry is examining what role Canadian police and security organizations played in his deportation to Syria in October 2002. Maher Arar (CP photo) 'We are learning that CSIS [the Canadian Security Intelligence Service] played a major role in what happened,' said Arar. Arar, a Syrian-Canadian, was detained in New York City by U.S. officials on his way back from a vacation in Tunisia. They deported him to Syria, claiming he had links to al-Qaeda. Arar returned to Canada about a year later, claiming he had been tortured." continued...

Dec. 20, 2004

Getty Images Editorial - Detail View

Getty Images Editorial - Detail View: "Image #51877481 Title: A combo shows pictures released by the U Subject: News, Unrest, Conflicts and War A combo shows pictures released by the U Caption: FALLUJAH, IRAQ: A combo shows pictures released by the US Marines 18 December 2004 of a US soldier being hit by enemy fire while trying to pull a fatally wounded Marine to safety during battles in the restive city of Fallujah, west of Baghdad. The US military cannot recommend to the Iraqi interim government the return of residents to Fallujah, where insurgents are still holed out in the battle-scarred city, a marine officer said. AFP PHOTO/HO/USMC (Photo credit should read -/AFP/Getty Images) Copyright: 2004 AFP By/Title: -/Handout Date Created: 18 Dec 2004 12:00 AM City, State, Country: FALLUJAH, , Iraq Credit: AFP/Getty Images Collection: AFP Source: AFP Date Submitted: 18 Dec 2004 08:38 AM File Size/Pixels/DPI: 413K/1327x2200/300 Keywords: NIK45 Orientation: Horizontal Object Name: NIC2004121808309 Restrictions: Contact your local office for all commercial or promotional uses. Full editorial rights UK, US, Ireland, Canada (not Quebec). Restricted editorial rights elsewhere, please call local office. Release Information: No release. Barcode: USMC"

Torture Begins at the Top

"Torture Begins at the Top By Joe Conason 12/17/04 '' -- Renewed exposure of prisoner abuse, torture and even murder by American military personnel in Iraq and Afghanistan is widening already deep divisions between the Pentagon and the intelligence community - and creating an untenable situation for Donald Rumsfeld, the beleaguered secretary of defense. A recently disclosed FBI memo indicates that 'marching orders' to abandon traditional interrogation methods came from the defense secretary himself. In recent days, a coalition of human rights groups led by the American Civil Liberties Union and the Center for Constitutional Rights has brought new cases of abuse to public attention. Using the Freedom of Information Act, they have pried thousands of pages of previously secret documents from the Defense Department and other agencies. continued..... "