These are the new scripts on the walls of Babylon: فليكن سقوط شارون سقوطاً للصهيونية What was created from lies, and nurtured by lies, must face the destiny of lies, too; Or did their God choose brain-dead mokeys unable to see beyond their sick ego's and their ugly noses ! [sic , Sharon !]

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Iraqi Quagmire for The American Empire

2004/02/07

PALESTINIAN TOWNS DESTROYED AND/OR ETHNICALLY CLEANSED BY THE JEWS/ISRAELIS.

TOWNS DESTROYED AND/OR ETHNICALLY CLEANSED BY THE JEWS/ISRAELIS.



Click on the Town Name for more information about the town and its fate.



District of Acre.



'Amqa
'Arab al-Samniyya
Dayr al-Qasi
Iqrit
'Iribbin, Khirbat
Jiddin, Khirbat
Kafr 'Inan
href="http://www.palestineremembered.com/Acre/Kuwaykat" target=_blank>Kuwaykat
Mi'ar
Nahf
Sakhnin
Sha'ab
Suhmata
Suruh
Tarbikha
Tarshiha
Umm al-Faraj
al-Bassa
href="http://www.palestineremembered.com/Acre/al-Birwa" target=_blank>al-Birwa
al-Damun
al-Ghabisiyya
al-Kabri
al-Manshiyya
al-Mansura
al-Nabi Rubin
al-Nahr
al-Ruways
al-Sumayriyya
target=_blank>al-Tall
al-Zeeb



District of Baysan.



'Arab al-'Arida
'Arab al-Bawati
'Arab al-Safa
Danna
Farwana
Jabbul
Kafra
Kawkab al-Hawa
href="http://www.palestineremembered.com/Baysan/Masil-al-Jizl" target=_blank>Masil al-Jizl
Qumya
Sirin
Tall al-Shawk
Umm 'Ajra
Umm Sabuna, Khirbat
Yubla
Zab'a
al-Ashrafiyya
al-Bira
target=_blank>al-Fatur
al-Ghazzawiyya
al-Hamidiyya
al-Hamra
al-Khunayzir
al-Murassas
al-Sakhina
al-Samiriyya
al-Taqa, Khirbat
al-Tira
target=_blank>al-Zawiya, Khirbat



District of Beersheba.



al-'Imara
al-Jammama
al-Khalasa



District of Gaza.



'Arab Suqrir
Barbara
Barqa
Bayt 'Affa
Bayt Daras
target=_blank>Bayt Jirja
Bayt Tima
Bi'lin
Burayr
Dayr Sunayd
Dimra
Hamama
Hatta
Hiribya
Huj
Hulayqat
'Ibdis
href="http://www.palestineremembered.com/Gaza/Iraq-Suwaydan" target=_blank>'Iraq Suwaydan
'Iraq al-Manshiyya
Isdud
Julis
Jusayr
Karatiyya
Kawfakha
Kawkaba
Najd
Ni'ilya
Qastina
href="http://www.palestineremembered.com/Gaza/Simsim" target=_blank>Simsim
Summil
Tall al-Turmus
Yasur
al-Batani al-Gharbi
al-Batani al-Sharqi
al-Faluja
al-Jaladiyya
al-Jiyya
al-Jura
target=_blank>al-Khisas
al-Masmiyya al-Kabira
al-Masmiyya al-Saghira
al-Muharraqa
al-Sawafir al-Gharbiyya
al-Sawafir al-Shamaliyya
al-Sawafir al-Sharqiyya



District of Haifa.



Abu Shusha
Abu Zurayq
href="http://www.palestineremembered.com/Haifa/Arab-Zahrat-al-Dumayri" target=_blank>'Arab Zahrat al-Dumayri
'Arab al-Fuqara'
'Arab al-Nufay'at
'Atlit
'Ayn Ghazal
'Ayn Hawd
Balad al-Shaykh
Barrat Qisarya
Burayka
Daliyat
al-Rawha'

Haifa
Hawsha
Ijzim
Jaba'
Kabara
Kafr Lam
Khubbayza
Lid, Khirbat
Qannir
Qira
Qisarya
href="http://www.palestineremembered.com/Haifa/Qumbaza,-Khirbat" target=_blank>Qumbaza, Khirbat
Sa'sa', Khirbat
Sabbarin
Umm al-Shawf
Umm al-Zinat
Wa'arat al-Sarris
Wadi 'Ara
Yajur
al-Burj, Khirbat
al-Butaymat
href="http://www.palestineremembered.com/Haifa/al-Damun,-Khirbat" target=_blank>al-Damun, Khirbat
al-Ghubayya al-Fawqa
al-Ghubayya al-Tahta
al-Jalama
al-Kafrayn
al-Kasayir, Khirbat
al-Manara, Khirbat
al-Mansi
al-Mansura, Khirbat
href="http://www.palestineremembered.com/Haifa/al-Mazar" target=_blank>al-Mazar
al-Naghnaghiyya
al-Rihaniyya
al-Sarafand
al-Sarkas, Khirbat
al-Sawamir
al-Shuna, Khirbat
al-Sindiyana
al-Tantura
al-Tira



District of Hebron.



'Ajjur
Barqusya
Bayt Jibrin
Bayt Nattif
Dayr Nakhkhas
Dayr al-Dubban
Kudna
Mughallis
Ra'na
Tall
al-Safi

Thikrin
Umm Burj, Khirbat
Zakariyya
Zayta
al-Dawayima
al-Qubayba



District of Jaffa.



Abu Kishk
Bayt Dajan
Biyar 'Adas
target=_blank>Fajja
Ijlil al-Qibliyya
Ijlil al-Shamaliyya
Jaffa
Jarisha
Kafr 'Ana
Rantiya
Salama
Saqiya
Yazur
al-'Abbasiyya
href="http://www.palestineremembered.com/Jaffa/al-Haram" target=_blank>al-Haram
al-Jammasin al-Gharbi
al-Jammasin al-Sharqi
al-Khayriyya
al-Mas'udiyya
al-Mirr
al-Muwaylih
al-Safiriyya
al-Sawalima
al-Shaykh
Muwannis




District of Jerusalem.



'Allar
'Aqqur
'Artuf
'Ayn Karim
Bayt 'Itab
Bayt Mahsir
Bayt Naqquba
Bayt Thul
Bayt Umm al-Mays
href="http://www.palestineremembered.com/Jerusalem/Dayr-'Amr" target=_blank>Dayr 'Amr
Dayr Aban
Dayr Rafat
Dayr Yasin
Dayr al-Hawa
Dayr al-Shaykh
Ishwa'
'Islin
Ism Allah, Khirbat
Jarash
href="http://www.palestineremembered.com/Jerusalem/Kasla" target=_blank>Kasla
Lifta
Nitaf
Qalunya
Ras Abu 'Ammar
Sar'a
Saris
Sataf
Suba
Sufla
al-'Umur,
Khirbat

al-Burayj
al-Jura
al-Lawz, Khirbat
al-Maliha
al-Qabu
al-Qastal
al-Tannur, Khirbat
al-Walaja



District of Jinin.



'Ayn al-Mansi
href="http://www.palestineremembered.com/Jinin/Nuris" target=_blank>Nuris
Zir'in
al-Jawfa, Khirbat
al-Lajjun
al-Mazar



District of Nazareth.



Indur
Ma'lul
Saffuriyya
al-Mujaydil



District of Safad.



Abil al-Qamh
'Akbara
'Alma
'Ammuqa
'Arab al-Shamalina
'Arab al-Zubayd
'Ayn al-Zaytun
Baysamun
Biriyya
Dallata
target=_blank>Dayshum
Fara
Fir'im
Ghabbatiyya
Ghuraba
Harrawi
Hunin
Jahula
Jubb Yusuf
Kafr Bir'im
Karraza, Khirbat
href="http://www.palestineremembered.com/Safad/Khan-al-Duwayr" target=_blank>Khan al-Duwayr
Khiyam al-Walid
Kirad al-Baqqara
Kirad al-Ghannama
Lazzaza
Madahil
Mallaha
Mansurat al-Khayt
Marus
Mirun
href="http://www.palestineremembered.com/Safad/Mughr-al-Khayt" target=_blank>Mughr al-Khayt
Qabba'a
Qadas
Qaddita
Qaytiyya
Sa'sa'
Sabalan
Safad
Safsaf
Saliha
Taytaba
href="http://www.palestineremembered.com/Safad/Tulayl" target=_blank>Tulayl
Yarda
al-'Abisiyya
al-'Ulmaniyya
al-'Urayfiyya
al-Butayha
al-Buwayziyya
al-Dawwara
al-Dirbashiyya
al-Dirdara
href="http://www.palestineremembered.com/Safad/al-Farradiyya" target=_blank>al-Farradiyya
al-Hamra'
al-Husayniyya
al-Ja'una
al-Khalisa
al-Khisas
al-Malikiyya
al-Manshiyya
al-Mansura
al-Muftakhira
href="http://www.palestineremembered.com/Safad/al-Muntar,-Khirbat" target=_blank>al-Muntar, Khirbat
al-Na'ima
al-Nabi Yusha'
al-Qudayriyya
al-Ras al-Ahmar
al-Salihiyya
al-Sammu'i
al-Sanbariyya
al-Shawka al-Tahta
target=_blank>al-Shuna
al-Wayziyya
al-Zahiriyya al-Tahta
al-Zanghariyya
al-Zawiya
al-Zuq al-Fawqani
al-Zuq al-Tahtani



District of Tiberias.



'Awlam
Ghuwayr Abu Shusha
target=_blank>Hadatha
Hittin
Kafr Sabt
Lubya
Ma'dhar
Nasir al-Din
Nimrin
Samakh
Wadi al-Hamam
Yaquq
al-'Ubaydiyya
href="http://www.palestineremembered.com/Tiberias/al-Dalhamiyya" target=_blank>al-Dalhamiyya
al-Hamma
al-Majdal
al-Manara
al-Manshiyya
al-Mansura
al-Nuqayb
al-Samakiyya
al-Samra
al-Shajara
href="http://www.palestineremembered.com/Tiberias/al-Tabigha" target=_blank>al-Tabigha
al-Wa'ra al-Sawda', Khirbat



District of Tulkarm.



Bayt Lid, Khirbat
Bayyarat Hannun
Fardisya
Ghabat Kafr Sur
Kafr Saba
Miska
Qaqun
href="http://www.palestineremembered.com/Tulkarm/Raml-Zayta" target=_blank>Raml Zayta
Tabsur
Umm Khalid
Wadi Qabbani
Wadi al-Hawarith
Zalafa, Khirbat
al-Jalama
al-Majdal, Khirbat
al-Manshiyya
al-Zababida,
Khirbat




District of al-Ramla.



Abu Shusha
Abu al-Fadl
'Ajanjul
'Aqir
Barfiliya
Bashshit
Bayt Far, Khirbat
Bayt Jiz
Bayt Nabala
href="http://www.palestineremembered.com/al-Ramla/Bayt-Nuba" target=_blank>Bayt Nuba
Bayt Shanna
Bayt Susin
Bir Ma'in
Bir Salim
Daniyal
Dayr Abu Salama
Dayr Ayyub
Dayr Muhaysin
Dayr Tarif
href="http://www.palestineremembered.com/al-Ramla/Idnibba" target=_blank>Idnibba
'Imwas
'Innaba
Jilya
Jimzu
Kharruba
Khulda
Majdal Yaba
Qatra
Qazaza
Qula
href="http://www.palestineremembered.com/al-Ramla/Sajad" target=_blank>Sajad
Salbit
Sarafand al-'Amar
Sarafand al-Kharab
Saydun
Shahma
Shilta
Umm Kalkha
Wadi Hunayn
Yalu
href="http://www.palestineremembered.com/al-Ramla/Yibna" target=_blank>Yibna
Zakariyya, Khirbat
Zarnuqa
al-Barriyya
al-Burj
al-Buwayra, Khirbat
al-Duhayriyya, Khirbat
al-Haditha
al-Khayma
target=_blank>al-Kunayyisa
al-Latrun
al-Lydd
al-Maghar
al-Mansura
al-Mukhayzin
al-Muzayri'a
al-Na'ani
al-Nabi Rubin
al-Qubab
target=_blank>al-Qubayba
al-Ramla
al-Tina
al-Tira







This map shows the towns and villages that have been ethnically cleansed and/or destroyed during or since 1948. It does not include the towns and villages of the West Bank and Gaza that have been ethnically cleansed and/or destroyed during or since the 1967 invasion by Israel. The blue line marks the outrageous United Nations division of Palestine into Arab and Jewish parts. Originally, the plan was only to take and ethnically cleanse the part of Palestine assigned to the Jews by the immoral United Nations decision (this plan was officially called href="http://electronicintifada.net/referencelibrary/keydocuments/doc_page84.shtml" target=_blank>Plan Dalet). This is why quite a few towns outside the proposed Jewish section, but conquered by the Jews in 1948, were not ethnically cleansed. This mistake (in judgment as to what the world would let them get away with) meant that Israel began life with a much larger Arab population than anticipated (about 160,000 (this was still a relatively small number, but much larger than the hoped for number, of zero)).



The map is from http://www.palestineremembered.com/Acre/Maps/Story572.html

2004/02/06

حرب بإسم الديمقراطية والتحرير - معرض صور
























Making Money on Terrorism

Making Money on Terrorism
by WILLIAM D. HARTUNG

http://www.thenation.com/doc.mhtml?i=20040223&s=hartung


We all know that Halliburton is raking in billions from the Bush Administration's occupation and rebuilding of Iraq. But in the long run, the biggest beneficiaries of the Administration's "war on terror" may be the "destroyers," not the rebuilders. The nation's "Big Three" weapons makers--Lockheed Martin, Boeing and Northrop Grumman--are cashing in on the Bush policies of regime change abroad and surveillance at home. New York Times columnist Paul Krugman was on target when he suggested that rather than "leave no child behind," the slogan Bush stole from the Children's Defense Fund, his Administration's true motto appears to be "leave no defense contractor behind."

In fiscal year 2002, the Big Three received a total of more than $42 billion in Pentagon contracts, of which Lockheed Martin got $17 billion, Boeing $16.6 billion and Northrop Grumman $8.7 billion. This is an increase of nearly one-third from 2000, Clinton's final year. These firms get one out of every four dollars the Pentagon doles out for everything from rifles to rockets. In contrast, Bush's No Child Left Behind Act is underfunded by $8 billion a year, with the additional assistance promised to school districts swallowed up by war costs and tax cuts.

The bread and butter for the Big Three are weapons systems like the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter (Lockheed Martin), the F/A-18 E/F combat aircraft (Boeing/Northrop Grumman), the F-22 Raptor (Lockheed Martin/Boeing) and the C-17 transport aircraft (Boeing). Northrop Grumman is also a major player in the area of combat ships, through its ownership of the Newport News, Virginia and Pascagoula, Mississippi, shipyards. All three firms are also well placed in the design and production of target-ing devices, electronic warfare equipment, long-range strike systems and precision munitions. For example, Boeing makes the Joint Direct Attack Munition (JDAM), a kit that can be used to make "dumb" bombs "smart." The JDAM was used in such large quantities in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan that the company has had to run double shifts to keep up with Air Force demand.

The Bush nuclear buildup--large parts of which are funded out of the Energy Department budget, not the Pentagon--is particularly good news for Lockheed Martin. The company has a $2 billion-a-year contract to run Sandia National Laboratories, a nuclear weapons design and engineering facility based in Albuquerque. Lockheed Martin also works in partnership with Bechtel to run the Nevada Test Site, where new nuclear weapons are tested either via underground explosions--currently on hold due to US adherence to a moratorium on nuclear testing--or computer simulations. Late last year, Congress lifted a longstanding ban on research into so-called "mini-nukes"--nuclear weapons of less than five kilotons, about one-third the size of the Hiroshima bomb. It also authorized funds for studies on a nuclear "bunker buster" and seed money for a multibillion-dollar factory to build plutonium triggers for a new generation of nuclear weapons. These new investments will be presided over by Everet Beckner, a former Lockheed Martin executive who now heads the National Nuclear Security Administration's nuclear weapons complex.

The Big Three are also poised to profit from President Bush's plan to colonize the moon and send a manned mission to Mars, both of which are stalking horses for launching an arms race in space. Boeing and Lockheed Martin were already well positioned in the military-space field through major contracts in space launch, satellite and missile defense work, plus a partnership to run the United Space Alliance, the joint venture in charge of launches of the space shuttle. Northrop Grumman bought into the field through its acquisition of TRW, a major space and Star Wars contractor. The new presidential commission charged with fleshing out Bush's space vision is being chaired by Edward "Pete" Aldridge, the Pentagon's former Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and a current member of Lockheed Martin's board of directors. Meanwhile, over at the Air Force, the under secretary in charge of acquiring space assets is Peter Teets, a former chief operating officer at Lockheed Martin. His position was created in accordance with the recommendations of the Commission to Assess US National Security Space Management and Organization, an advisory panel that published its blueprint for the militarization of space just as Bush was taking office. The group, which included representatives of eight Pentagon contractors, was presided over by Donald Rumsfeld until he left to take up his current post as Bush's Defense Secretary. Rumsfeld has been dutifully implementing the commission's recommendations ever since.

The Big Three are also wired into numerous other sources of federal contracts for everything from airport security to domestic surveillance, all in the name of fighting what the White House now calls the GWOT (Global War on Terrorism). The $20 billion-plus total that Lockheed Martin receives annually is more than is spent in an average year on the largest federal welfare program, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, a program that is meant to provide income support to several million women and children living below the poverty line. Under Bush and company, corporate welfare trumps human well-being every time.

One would think that with the military budget at $400 billion and counting--up from $300 billion when Bush took office--all would be well in the land of the military-industrial behemoths, especially since the Pentagon budget is only one opportunity among many. (The budget of the Department of Homeland Security is $40 billion and counting, and the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq have racked up $200 billion in emergency spending to date, over and above normal Pentagon appropriations.) Yet in my discussions with industry representatives at the June 2003 Paris Air Show as well as in their recent behavior, I have detected an unmistakable sense of desperation, a sense that even this embarrassment of riches may not be enough to stabilize these massive companies.

On the desperation front, Boeing is head and shoulders above its rivals. After losing the highly touted "deal of the century"--the $300 billion F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program--to its rival Lockheed Martin in 2001, the company took a huge hit to its commercial-airliner business when air travel plummeted in the wake of the September 11 attacks. A bailout was in order, and the company pulled out all the stops to create one in the form of a deal that would have required the Air Force to lease 100 Boeing 767s for use as aerial refueling tankers. As initially crafted, the deal would have cost $26 billion over a decade, $5 billion more than it would have cost to buy the planes outright. Behind it was a group that included Senator Ted Stevens, who used his clout as chair of the Senate Appropriations Committee to insert an amendment into the Pentagon's budget specifically requiring the lease arrangement; Secretary of the Air Force James Roche, a former VP at Boeing's sometime partner Northrop Grumman; Boeing senior vice president of Washington operations Rudy deLeon, a former top official in Bill Clinton's Pentagon; and House Speaker Dennis Hastert. Like most pork-barrel projects, the deal was a mix of strategic thinking and self-interest. Roche made no bones about the fact that part of the point was to throw some money Boeing's way so that it would remain healthy. What you and I might call a "bailout," folks in the Pentagon call "maintaining the defense industrial base."

Boeing used every possible lever to get the deal done. It hosted a fundraiser in Seattle for Stevens at which Boeing executives threw $22,000 into his campaign coffers. It enlisted Hastert, who had wooed the company to move its headquarters to his home state of Illinois, to weigh in directly with President Bush. Representative Todd Tiahrt, whose Wichita district includes the Boeing plant that would retrofit the 767s for use as tankers, raised the issue so often with Bush that the President nicknamed him "Tanker Tiahrt." Members from Washington State, home of Boeing's main production complex, also lobbied vigorously. Defense Policy Board member and Rumsfeld pal Richard Perle wrote an op-ed in favor of the deal for the Wall Street Journal--but only after Boeing had invested $20 million in Trireme, a Perle investment firm. Boeing sponsored the 2001 annual dinner of the Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs, a neocon redoubt with which Under Secretary of Defense Douglas Feith was closely associated before joining the Administration. The honorees were the secretaries of the three military services: The Air Force's Roche, Navy Secretary Gordon England (formerly of General Dynamics) and Army Secretary Thomas White (formerly of Enron). The host for the evening was Boeing Washington office head Rudy deLeon.

For once all this influence-peddling may go for naught. The deal is on hold thanks to relentless questioning by Senator John McCain, who has denounced it from the beginning as "war profiteering," and persistent public pressure by good-government groups. The last straw was the revelation that Boeing offered Air Force acquisition official Darleen Druyun a job while she was negotiating the lease deal with the company.

Boeing isn't the only corrupt weapons company; it's just the one that was too desperate for a short-term payoff to cover its tracks. Rumsfeld's preference for industry executives and ideologues of the Perle/Feith variety has created an ethically challenged, politically tone-deaf environment that needs to be opened up to public scrutiny and reform. Some steps are under way. The Pentagon's Inspector General is investigating all Boeing contracts that Druyun was involved in. The Senate Armed Services Committee will hold hearings on the Boeing deal, and McCain has promised hearings on the Pentagon-industry "revolving door."

Much more needs to be done. At the height of World War II, Senator Harry Truman made a name for himself by uncovering profiteering and fraud at companies providing supplies for the war effort. Given the high political and economic stakes in the war on terror, a comparable investigation is in order now. Whether the work is being done in Iraq, Washington or points in between, contracts involving US national security should be opened to true competitive bidding. Profits should be limited, and the books of contractors doing the public's business should be open and available for inspection. Politicians and bureaucrats who are lining their pockets under the guise of fighting terrorism should face criminal penalties, not symbolic fines. The public should demand that all candidates for the presidency and Congress renounce campaign contributions from companies involved in the rebuilding of Iraq, the war in Afghanistan or any of the other far-flung outposts of Bush's war on terrorism.

The culture of cronyism that allows arms-industry executives to pull down multimillion-dollar compensation packages while wounded veterans are shunted into makeshift medical wards has to end. Getting rid of George W. Bush and his gang of neocon profiteers is an excellent place to start. But it's only a start.

Cheney's Staff Focus of Probe - look for the jew !

Cheney's Staff Focus of Probe - Insight on the News - National: "John Hannah and Cheney's chief of staff, Lewis 'Scooter' Libby, were the two Cheney employees. 'We believe that Hannah was the major player in this,' one federal law-enforcement officer said. Calls to the vice president's office were not returned, nor did Hannah and Libby return calls."

ذكرى المقاتلين العرب راسخة في قلوب العراقيين




ذكرى المقاتلين العرب راسخة في قلوب العراقيين


محمود عبد الغفار-بغداد


مواطنون عراقيون يؤكدون ثبات المقاتلين العرب في مواقعهم بعد سقوط بغداد (الجزيرة)

حكايات المقاتلين العرب الذين شاركوا في الدفاع عن بغداد لا تزال حديث عدد غير قليل من العراقيين الذين تنظر غالبيتهم إلى هؤلاء نظرة إكبار وفخر، في حين هناك قلة تعتبرهم مدافعين عن النظام السابق رغم أنهم لا يملكون دليلا على ذلك.

وقد التقطت الجزيرة نت تصريحات لشهود عيان قالوا إن هؤلاء المقاتلين كانوا طلاب شهادة في المقام الأول وظهرت عليهم "علامات الصدق مع ربهم"، وأكدوا أن الضباط العراقيين أضروهم أكثر مما نفعوهم بما يدحض ما يقوله البعض من أنهم كانوا يدافعون عن النظام.

حسام عبد الملك العبدلي مدرس مساعد بكلية التربية جامعة بغداد من حي الشرطة، أكد أن المقاتلين العرب الذين شاركوا في معركة نفق الشرطة رفضوا التخلي عن مواقعهم بعد احتلال بغداد رغم أن الأهالي طلبوا منهم مرارا التوقف بعد أن سقطت العاصمة، فأكد المقاومون لهم أنهم طلاب شهادة.

وأكد الأكاديمي العراقي أن الذين نجوا من معركة نفق الشرطة قالوا إنهم استلموا سلاحا فاسدا من الاستخبارات العراقية، وأن الشخص الذي جاء بجثة شهيد معركة الرصافة كشف أيضا أن المقاتل حاول إطلاق قذيفتين فلم تنطلقا. وذكر أن هذا الشخص وغيره أكدوا أن "الضباط كانوا يتركون المقاتلين العرب في الشوارع بلا مؤونة أو ذخيرة".

وقال العبدلي إنه شارك بنفسه في دفن جثث 13 شهيدا بعد هذه المعركة إضافة إلى شهيد آخر من معركة وقعت عند جسر الصرافية، مشيرا إلى أنه عند نقل هذه الجثث لمكان آخر بعد مرور نحو الشهر رأى بعينيه "الدماء تتقاطر من جسد أحد الشهداء، وأن أجسادهم كاملة وتشبه شخصا امتنع عن الأكل والشراب لأيام".



ويذكر عامر شاكر من حي الشرطة أن المقاتلين العرب تمكنوا من قتل جنديين أميركيين أثناء هذه المواجهة، وأنه شارك في دفنهم وإخراجهم بعد نحو الشهر مؤكدا "أن أجسادهم كانت كما هي بعكس جثث أخرى شاهدها متفسخة ويغطيها الدود بعد بضعة أيام".

ويقول الدكتور نبيل الخطيب أستاذ الطب العدلي بجامعة بغداد في محاضرات لطلبته إنه توجد ثلاث مراحل لتحلل الجثة إذا كانت على سطح الأرض، كل مرحلة تستمر أسبوعا. تبدأ الأولى بعد نحو 36 ساعة من حدوث الوفاة ويتغير فيها لون ورائحة الجثة، تليها المرحلة الثانية التي تنتفخ فيها العيون ويصبح لون الجسد أسود مع تحلل مع الأعضاء.


ويضيف الخطيب أن في المرحلة الثالثة يتساقط الشعر والأظافر وتصبح الجثة غير واضحة المعالم، مشيرا إلى أن الجثة المدفونة في الأرض تزيد عملية تحللها الكامل أسبوعا آخر لتصبح شهرا.

وفي حي الأعظمية يروي أبو عمر أحد حراس مسجد الإمام أبو حنيفة أنه دفن بنفسه شهداء معركة الأعظمية آخر معقل مقاومة أمام الاحتلال، وأنه استخرج جثة شهيد سوري بعد 40 يوما من المدفن المجاور للمسجد بناء على رغبة والده مؤكدا "أنها كانت سليمة تماما كأنما دفنت منذ ساعات".

وانتقد أبو عمر بشدة بعض العراقيين الذي أساؤوا الظن بهؤلاء المقاتلين وأضروا بهم كثيرا سواء بالتعذيب أو القتل أو بالتسليم لقوات الاحتلال، مشددا على إخلاص هؤلاء المقاتلين في الدفاع عن العراق أرضا وشعبا وعلى عدم وجود أي علاقة لهم بالنظام السابق.






أشرطة لا تقبلها محاكم العقل





أشرطة لا تقبلها محاكم العقل :
شريط يظهر القاعدة تعد لهجوم المحيا بالرياض



صورة بثتها الجزيرة لمقاتلين من القاعدة وهم يتدربون في منطقة مجهولة بأفغانستان (أرشيف)
نشرت وكالة أسوشيتد برس شريطا قالت إن مصدره موقع على شبكة الإنترنت ويبث أخبارا عن تنظيم القاعدة.

وتظهر في الشريط صور لمسلحين يقومون بتدريبات ويعدون العدة لتنفيذ الهجوم الانتحاري الذي استهدف مجمع المحيا في الرياض وأسفر عن مقتل 18 شخصا في نوفمبر/تشرين الثاني الماضي.

وقد بينت الصور أشخاصا مدججين بالسلاح ويجرون تدريبات بالأسلحة ويقومون بإعداد المتفجرات. وكانت تسمع في الخلفية أناشيد دينية كثيرا ما تسمع في شرائط الفيديو الدعائية لتنظيم القاعدة.

وقالت الوكالة إن الشريط الذي تبلغ مدته 90 دقيقة وصف هؤلاء الرجال بأنهم سعوديون. وأظهرت المقتطفات وجهي المفجرين الانتحاريين اللذين زعم أنهما نفذا الهجوم في حين كان الآخرون ملثمين.

المصدر :الجزيرة + وكالات

محاولات الأمريكيين الحثيثة لإشعال الحرب الأهلية في العراق تبوء بالفشل









محاولات الأمريكيين الحثيثة لإشعال نار الفتنة والإقتتال الداخلي في العراق تبوء بالفشل


أكد نجل المرجع الشيعي الأعلى في العراق آية الله علي السيستاني لمراسل الجزيرة في النجف الأشرف عدم صحة أنباء تعرض والده لمحاولة اغتيال، وقال إن تلك الأنباء "تصب في مصلحة أميركا والصهيونية".

كما نفى مدير مكتب السيستاني في بيروت حامد الخفاف إصدار مكتب المرجع الشيعي البارز بيانا بتعرض السيستاني لمحاولة اغتيال أمس. وقال الخفاف للجزيرة إن المستفيدين من إشاعة نبأ كهذا هم من يريدون التشويش على زيارة وفد الأمم المتحدة الذي يبحث في مطلب السيستاني إجراء انتخابات مبكرة.

وكانت أسوشيتد برس قد نقلت عن مسؤولين أميركيين ومقربين من السيستاني نفيهم للتقارير التي تحدثت عن تعرض الأخير لمحاولة اغتيال.

آفة القرن الـ 21

: قتلى القطار 50 وبوتين يدعو إلى دحر الإرهاب"

نعم للتحقيق في سقوط طائرة مصر للطيران المليئة بالضباط في المحيط الأطلسي ولكن ماذا عن



نعم للتحقيق في سقوط طائرة مصر للطيران المليئة بالضباط في المحيط الأطلسي
ولكن ماذا عن قطار الصعيد
وطائرة شرم الشيخ
وطائرة تونس
وطائرة جينيف


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يستأنف القضاء المصري يوم غد الخميس نظر دعوى قضائية أقامها مصريون ضد الرئيس الأمريكي جورج بوش ووزير دفاعه دونالد رامسفيلد ورئيس هيئة سلامة النقل الأمريكية يطالبون فيها بالتحقيق في فرضية إسقاط طائرة مصرية بصاروخ من قاعدة عسكرية أمريكية في أكتوبر عام 1999م.
وقال عاطف النجمي محامي أسر الضحايا في تصريح له اليوم نقلته ' سبأ' انه ضم مستندات جديدة للقضية تشمل التعويضات التي سددتها ليبيا لضحايا طائرة لوكيربي الأمريكية لتسترشد بها هيئة المحكمة في تحديد قيمة التعويض لأهالي ضحايا الطائرة المصرية.
يذكر أن تفاصيل الدعوى ترجع إلى شهر أكتوبر عام 1999 حين سقطت طائرة من طراز بوينج تابعة لشركة مصر للطيران بالقرب من السواحل الشرقية للولايات المتحدة ولقي جميع ركابها الذين تعدى عددهم مائتي راكب حتفهم .
واختلفت التفسيرات حول أسباب الحادث وألقت هيئة سلامة النقل الأمريكية بمسئولية سقوط الطائرة على قائدها المصري لكن أسر الضحايا رفضوا نتائج التحقيق الأمريكي وأقاموا دعوى قضائية أمام محكمة شمال القاهرة يطالبون فيها بإعادة فتح التحقيق وبحث فرضية إسقاط الطائرة من قاعدة عسكرية على السواحل الشرقية للولايات المتحدة.
وتطالب شركة مصرية للتأمين في نفس الدعوى بتعويض قدره 100 مليون دولار من شركة بوينج، قالت إنها سددتها لأسر الضحايا باعتبارها الشركة المؤمنة على رحلات الطيران المصرية,,.



بريء بعد سنتين من الإعتقال ، بريء




برأت محكمة هامبورغ شمالي ألمانيا يوم الخميس الطالب المغربي عبد الغني مزودي من تهمة المشاركة في هجمات 11سبتمبر في الولايات المتحدة في ثاني محاكمة في العالم لمتهم بالمشاركة في الاعداد للهجمات


بريء بعد سنتين من الإعتقال ، بريء




Guardian Unlimited Politics | Comment | Don't be fooled again

Guardian Unlimited Politics | Comment | Don't be fooled again: "Where do you even start? Perhaps with the comedy of George Bush demanding 'to know the facts' about Iraq's non-existent arsenal of weapons of mass destruction - casting himself as an aggrieved American voter, somehow hoodwinked into the war with Iraq. No doubt we should brace ourselves for Bush pounding his fist on the table, demanding to know 'who ordered this goddamned war anyway?"


Typical west ?

Pentagon hiding reality of toll from war in Iraq

Pentagon hiding reality of toll from war in Iraq: "senior member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, tried asking Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld about U.S. troops who have been wounded in Iraq.
He wanted to know the number of battlefield casualties, how the Pentagon was defining 'wounded in action,' the procedure for releasing information on wounded and how many Americans had received the Purple Heart. Sen. Hagel told National Public Radio that it took six weeks to get a response. A letter from the Pentagon said: 'At this time, we were unfortunately lacking in information, and we didn't have the information that you requested.' Sen. Hagel found the non-answers 'astounding' and criticized a widening credibility gap between the government and the American people over a complete accounting of the war's toll."

2004/02/05









سميح القاسم


غـوانـتـانـامـو




هنا يَفسُدُ الملحُ. يأسنُ ماءُ الينابيعِ. يؤذي النسيمُ. ويُعدي الغمامُ
هنا تثلجُ الشمسُ. مبخرةُ الثلجِ تُشعلُ شعرَ الحواجبِ والأنفِ. تدنو الأفاعي. وينأى الحمامُ
هنا يسهرُ الموتُ في اليومِ دهراً. وروحُ الحياةِ تنامُ نهاراً ودهراً تنامُ
بكاءُ الرجالِ هنا. وبكاءُ النساءِ. ليضحكَ ملءَ البكاءِ لئامٌ لئامُ
هنا غوانتانامو..

وجوهٌ وما من وجوهٍ. وصوتٌ ولا صوتَ. والوقتُ لا يعرفُ الوقتَ. لا ضوءَ. لا همسَ. لا لمسَ. لا شيءَ. لا شمسَ. ليلٌ. وليلٌ يجبُّ النهارْ
وقيدٌ يُسمَّى السِّوارْ
وقيدٌ دماءٌ. وقيدٌ دمارْ
وراءَ الجدارِ. وراءَ الحديدِ. وراء الجدارْ
هنا قلقٌ لا يفيقُ. هنا أرقٌ لا ينامُ
هنا غوانتانامو..

تدفُّ رفوفُ العصافيرِ رُعباً. وتخفقُ أجنحةُ الموتِ في فخِّ أسلاكِهِ الشائكهْ
ويسطو طنينُ الذبابِ على ثَمَرِ الأعينِ الهالكهْ
وتعلو على لهبِ الدمِّ والدّمعِ أبخرةٌ فاتكهْ
ويهوي الظلامُ
هنا غوانتانامو..

أتعلمُ أُمُّكَ أنّكَ تذوي حنيناً إليها؟ أتعلمُ أمّكَ يا أيّهذا الأسيرُ الغريبْ
أتعلمُ أنّك تلمحُ في الموتِ كفَّ الطبيبْ
أتعلمُ أمكَ أنكَ في ربقةِ الأسرِ تحلمُ حرّاً
بدفءِ يديها
وتبكي عليكَ. وتبكي عليها
وأنّك تدعو وتدعو. وأنّ السماواتِ لا تستجيب
لأنك في غوانتانامو
وبعضُ الدّعاءِ مَلامُ..
تضنُّ القلوبُ بأسرارها. ويبوحُ المسدَّسُ. ما الحلُّ؟
يا جنرالَ الظلامِ . ويا سيّدَ النفطِ والحلِّ والرّبطِ . ما الحلُّ
يا سيّدَ البورصةِ الخائفهْ
ويا قاتلَ الوقتِ في رَحْمِ ساعاتِنا الواقفهْ
إلى أين تمضي جنائزُ أحلامِك النازفهْ
إلى أين يمضي السلامُ؟
إلى أين يمضي الكلامُ؟
إلى غوانتانامو..



تعيشُ اللغاتُ هنا. وتموتُ اللغاتْ
على الملحِ والدمعِ والذكرياتْ
وتؤوي بقايا الرفاتِ بقايا الرفاتْ
وأحذيةُ الجندِ لا تستريحُ. وقبضاتُهم لا تريحُ. وما من شرائعَ. ما من وصايا. ولا دينَ. لا ربَّ. لا شرقَ. لا غربَ. ما من حدودٍ. وما من جهاتْ
هنا كوكبٌ خارجَ الأرضِ. لا تُشرقُ الشمسُ فيه. وما من حياةٍ عليه. وما من حروبٍ. وليسَ عليه سلامُ
هنا كوكبٌ خارجَ الجاذبيَّهْ
وما من معانٍ إلهيَّةٍ تدَّعيهِ
وما من رؤىً آدميَّهْ
ظلامٌ
ظلامٌ
ظلامُ
هنا.. غوانتانامو..

جناحُ الفراشةِ ينسى زهورَ الربيعِ. جناح الفراشةِ ينسى الربيعَ القديمَ الجديدَ القريبَ البعيدَ. ويسقطُ في النارِ. لا طَلْعَ. لا زرعَ. كفُّ الأسيرِ جناحُ الفراشةِ. مَن أشعَلَ النارَ في البدءِ؟ مَن أرهبَ النسمةَ الوادعَهْ
ومن أرعبَ الوردةَ الطالعهْ
لتسقطَ كفُّ الأسيرِ. ويسقطَ قلبُ الطليقِ. على لهبِ الفاجعَهْ
ويرحلَ بالراحلينَ المقامُ
إلى غوانتانامو..

كلامٌ جميلٌ عن العدلِ والظلمِ. والحربِ والسلمِ. في مجلسِ الحسنِ والصونِ والأمنِ. في كافيتيريا الرصيفِ. وفي البرلمانِ. وفي المهرجانِ. وبين القضاةِ. وفي الجامعاتِ. كلامٌ غزيرٌ. وحلوٌ مريرٌ. ومَرَّ الكرامِ يمرُّ عليه الكرامُ
ويمضي الصدى. ويضيعُ الكلامُ
ولا شيءَ يبقى سوى.. غوانتانامو..
ويبقى غبارٌ على صُوَرِ العائلهْ
ووجهٌ يغيبُ رويداً رويداً. وتشحُب ألوانُه الحائلهْ
وسيّدةٌ عُمرُها ألفُ عُمرٍ. تقاومُ قامتُها المائلهْ
لترفعَ عينينِ ذابلتينِ إلى صورةِ الأُسرةِ الذابله
"تُرى أين أنتَ؟"
"متى ستعودُ؟"
"وهل ستعودُ قُبيل رحيلي؟"
"لأمِّك حقٌّ عليكَ. ترفَّقْ بأمِّك يا ابني. تعالَ قليلاً. ألستَ ترى أنّني راحلهْ؟"
"تُرى أين أنتَ؟"
وتجهلُ أُمُّ الأسيرِ البعيدِ مكاناً بعيداً
يسمُّونَهُ غوانتانامو

وتبكي.. وتبكي عليها العنادلُ. تبكي النسورُ. ويبكي اليمامُ..
هنا وطنُ الحزنِ من كلِّ جنسٍ ولونٍ. هنا وطنُ الخوفِ والخسفِ من كلِّ صنفٍ. هنا وطن السحقِ والمحقِ والموتِ كيف تشاءُ المشيئةُ موتٌ ترابٌ. وموتٌ رخامُ
هنا غوانتانامو

أراجيحُ ضوءٍ شحيحٍ عقاربُ ساعتِهِ المفلتهْ
ورقّاصُ ساعتِهِ الميّتهْ
هنا غوانتانامو



يغنّي المغنّي الأسيرُ دماً. يا صديقي المغنّي
لجرحِكَ إيقاعُ جرحي
لصوتِكَ أوتارُ حزني
لموتِكَ ما ظلَّ لي من حياتي
وما ظلَّ للموتِ منّي
وكلُّ زمانٍ هُلامُ
وكلُّ مكانٍ هُلامُ
سوى غوانتانامو..

لبرجِ المراقبةِ الجهْمِ أن يستثيرَ الرياحَ وأن يستفزَّ الجهاتْ
وللحارسِ الفظّ أن يشتُمَ الأمَّهاتْ
وللثكناتِ .. وللأسلحهْ
ممارسةُ الحلمِ بالمذبحهْ
وللزيتِ والشَّحم والفحمِ أن تتحدّى طموحَ الزهورِ
وأن تتصدّى لتوقِ النباتْ
وللقبضاتِ. وللأحذيهْ
معاقبةُ الأغنيهْ
وقمعُ الصَّلاةْ
هنا ما يشاءُ النِّظامُ
وفوضى تُرتِّبُ فوضى
ويُسكِتُ جوعاً صِيامُ
هنا غوانتانامو..

ينامون بين الأسرَّةِ والريحِ. أهدابُهم في النجومِ. وأطرافُهم في مياهِ المحيطِ. ينامونَ صفراً عُراةً وسوداً وبيضاً عراةً وسُمراً عُراةً. لحافُ السماءِ غطاءٌ ثقيلٌ. ينامون بين شفيرِ الجحيمِ وحبلِ الخلاصِ. وهل من خلاصٍ سوى ما تُتيحُ حبالَ المشانقِ؟ هل من خلاصٍ سوى ما تُتيحُ حبالُ المشانقِ؟ مَن يُصدرُ الحُكمَ يا حضراتِ القضاةِ الغزاةِ الطغاةِ؟ ينامون أسرى الحنينِ وأسرى الجنونِ. ولا نومَ . لا صحوَ. ما من أسِرَّهْ
سوى شُهُبٍ من شظايا المجرَّهْ
وما من لحافٍ سوى ما يُهيل القتامُ
على غوانتانامو
وأكفانِ حزنٍ. ونيرانِ حَسْرَهْ
هنا غوانتانامو

تقولُ الدساتيرُ ما لا تقولُ البنادقْ
تقولُ المغاربُ ما لا تقولُ المشارقْ
تقولُ الأراجيحُ ما لا تقولُ المشانقْ
يقولُ الأساطينُ في فنِّ قتلِ المحبَّةِ. ما لا
تقولُ أناشيدُ عاشقْ
فماذا يقولُ لنا الاتهامُ؟
وماذا يقولُ لنا غوانتانامو؟



وماذا يقولُ رمادُ المحارِقِ. ماذا يقولُ رمادُ المحارقْ؟
وماذا يقولُ زجاجُ النوافذِ للشمسِ والريحِ؟ ماذا
يقولُ القميصُ العتيقُ لعاصفةِ الرملِ والثلجِ؟ مِن
أينَ تأتي الأفاعي إلى غُرفِ النّوم؟ ما يفعلُ الطفلُ
بالقنبلهْ
وكيف يردُّ الذبيحُ على الأسئلهْ
وماذا تقولُ لصاعقةٍ سُنبُلهْ
وماذا تقولُ الصبيّةُ بعد اقتناصِ أبيها
وكيف يجيبُ الغُلامُ
على غوانتانامو؟

لأنَّ دماءَ المسيحِ تسحُّ على شُرفةِ الأرضِ
من شُرفةِ الآخرهْ
لأنَّ دموعَ النبيّينَ تنفعُ إن لم تعُدْ تنفع الآصرهْ
وتَشفع للأُممِ الصابِرهْ
لأنّ الخليقةَ مؤمنَةٌ أوّلَ الأمرِ بالله. موعودةٌ
آخرَ الأمرِ بالرحمةِ الغامرهْ
لأنّ النفوسَ البسيطةَ طيّبةٌ غافرهْ
فهل تتخلَّى السماءُ؟ وهل يستريحُ الأنامُ
إلى الصمتِ والموتِ في غوانتانامو؟

لإيكاروسِ العصرِ حكمةُ ذيذالوسِ العصرِ..
O.K... فهمنا الرسالةَ. لكنَّ أجنحةَ الطائراتِ الرهيبةِ أقوى من الرّيشِ والريحِ. أسرعُ من نبضةِ القلبِ في قلعةِ البنتاغونِ القصيَّهْ
ويسقطُ إيكاروسُ العصرِ. تسقطُ حكمةُ ذيذالوسِ العصرِ،
بين المارينـزِ وحاملةِ الطائراتِ العصيَّهْ
وتبقى التفاصيلُ. لكنْ تضيعُ القضيَّهْ
ويبقى الحلالُ. ويبقى الحرامُ
ويبقى النـّزيفُ على غوانتانامو..

متى تسقطُ الكأسُ من كفِّ يوضاسَ؟ أين الوصايا؟ وأين المرايا؟ أليسَ هنا أَحَدٌ؟ أين أنتم؟ وهُم؟ أين نحنُ؟ وأين قضاةُ النظامِ الجديدِ؟ ألم يفرغوا من طقوسِ العشاءِ الأخيرِ؟ ومن خطّةِ الضَّربِ والصَّلبِ؟ أين رُعاةُ الحقوقِ؟ وأينَ حُماةُ الحدودِ؟ ألم يشبعوا من طعامِ العشاءِ الأخيرِ؟ ألم يكفِهم جسدي خبزهم ودمي خمرهم؟ يتخمونَ على رسلِهم. يثملونَ على رِسلِهم. يصخبونَ. وشاهدةُ القبرِ بينهم المائدهْ
ووجبتُهم جثّتي الخامدهْ
هنا غوانتانامو

هنا تتهاوى النواميسُ. يسقطُ سرُّ اللّغاتِ. هنا تتشظّى الجراحُ. هنا تتلظّى الرياحُ. متى تنهضُ الشمسُ من قبرِها؟
متى تُسفرُ الأرضُ عن فجرِها؟
متى تتصدَّى حياةٌ لموتٍ؟ متى تتحدّى الحروبَ السلامُ؟
كفى غوانتانامو
كفى غوانتانامو
كفى غوانتانامو
كفى

سميح القاسم
5 كانون الأول 2003
http://www.kul-alarab.com






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Pakistan rejects UN nuclear Egyptian Watchdog !

How many times have the west used therm "Watchdog" to describe ElBaradei , their watchdog, their dog !

BBC NEWS | World | South Asia | Pakistan rejects UN nuclear role

Pakistan rejects UN nuclear role
Pakistan will not allow the UN to inspect its nuclear programme, President Pervez Musharraf has said.
Islamabad will co-operate with the UN atomic agency, the IAEA, but will not hand over any documents, he said.

He was speaking after pardoning Abdul Qadeer Khan - the top scientist who admitted leaking nuclear weapons secrets to Iran, Libya and North Korea.

IAEA head Mohamed ElBaradei has said Mr Khan's revelations are only the "tip of the iceberg" of illegal trafficking.


In Washington, the director of the CIA, George Tenet, said that the exposure of Pakistan's leading nuclear scientist followed a series of daring operations by American and British spies over several years.

Mr Tenet said Mr Khan had been guilty of nuclear profiteering on four continents.

And he said the revelation of his activities would put back the nuclear ambitions of some countries for years.

No roll-back

Mr Khan was "not working alone", Mr ElBaradei said.


STREET REACTION
The military is definitely involved. One can't clap with one hand
Syed Kosar Ahmed, Peshawar

Later, an IAEA spokeswoman told the BBC urgent work was needed to cut off the so-called "end-users" of proliferated weapons information.

The Pakistani president said "if the IAEA wanted to come to Pakistan and discuss the results of the Pakistani investigation, by all means, we are open".

But no inspections would be welcome, he said.

"This is a sovereign country, no document, no independent investigation, and we will not allow any UN supervision," he said.

He said Pakistan would not give up its nuclear capability.

"This country will never roll back its nuclear assets and its missile programme. This can never be done, this is my promise."

And he could not admit his country was guilty of proliferation of nuclear technology - as there would have been measures like sanctions imposed by the UN Security Council.

Pardon

The nuclear scientist, a national hero, made his public confession on Wednesday after meeting General Musharraf.

Mr Khan told the nation he had acted without authorisation and begged forgiveness.



Correspondents say there was huge public opposition to putting Mr Khan on trial.
They say pardoning him avoids the potential embarrassment that could result from a public prosecution - even though it could spark allegations of a cover-up.

The BBC's Jim Fish says experts are deeply sceptical that Mr Khan's alleged proliferation network could have spread so far without the complicity of some in the government.

Raza Rabbani, a former government minister and acting secretary-general of Benazir Bhutto's opposition Pakistan People's Party, demanded more information about Mr Khan's activities.

"That is why the opposition in Pakistan and particularly the People's Party has been demanding that there be a parliamentary inquiry into this whole episode."

But Mr Musharraf said no independent inquiry would be allowed.

Pakistan began an inquiry into possible illegal transfers late last year after the UN passed on information it had gathered about Iran and Libya's nuclear programmes.

More than 15 people from the nuclear enrichment facility that Mr Khan used to run, Khan Research Laboratories, are still being questioned in the nuclear transfers investigation.


Story from BBC NEWS:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/go/pr/fr/-/1/hi/world/south_asia/3462907.stm

Published: 2004/02/05 17:18:46 GMT
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2004/02/04

Afghanistan : Rockets are frequently fired at American military bases

Guardian Unlimited | World Latest | Rockets Hit Afghan Capital; No Casualties: "Rockets are frequently fired at American military bases"

So, how are you doing in your war on Islam , Cezar Bush ?
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Into the gutters of history !

Telegraph | News | Old foe Peres may come to Sharon's rescue over Gaza




Still, with or without the labour party , which no less in its zionism, Sharon will fal down. Taking all of zionism down with him, into the gutters of history !
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Now Sharon Plans to Move Arab Towns Out of Israel

Now Sharon Plans to Move Arab Towns Out of Israel: "Sharon Plans to Move Arab Towns Out of Israel"

Sharon will go down , even if he does it, still, sharon will go down, and no matter what happens, Zionism will go down with him.

:)
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Ralph Nader 2004 Capaign : wants to know: In the 2004 election, should these issues be part of the debate?

Full public financing of public elections with the necessary, broad changes for a more fair and representative election process, replacing present charades;
A responsive political system to expand the civic energies of the American people by, among other ways, facilitating the banding together of workers, consumers, taxpayers, small investors, and communities.
A serious drive to abolish poverty using long-known policies;
Universal health insurance -- single payer embracing prevention, quality and cost controls;
A living wage for the tens of millions of workers making less than $10 an hour -- many full time workers at $5.15, $6, $7, $8, and long overdue labor rights reform;
An adequately funded crackdown on corporate crimes, fraud and abuse that have cheated trillions of dollars from taxpayers, investors, pension holders and consumers, plus specific corporate reforms;
A comprehensive and determined nurturing of the physical and educational needs of children;
Reform of the criminal injustice system and defense of the precious pillars of our democracy -- civil liberties, civil rights and civil remedies for wrongful injuries -- which are under relentless assault by corporate interests and the present government;
A multi-faceted foreign policy to wage multilateral peace and promote arms control, plus utilizing the many assets of our country's knowledge base to lift prospects for the impoverished people abroad;
A redirected federal budget for the crucial priorities of our country and away from the massive waste, fraud and redundancy of what President Eisenhower called the "military-industrial complex," as well as the massive costs of corporate welfare;
The crisis of commercial food, water, and diet policies, in addition to agribusiness domination over dwindling, rural, small farm economies;
The need for renewable energy and energy efficiency, instead of costly oil, gas and nuclear boondoggles;
The housing problem for the millions of households who can't afford the rents or can't escape gentrification and sprawl;
The relief of highway congestion and the promotion of modern public transit;
The pull-down effect of corporate globalization on labor, the environment, consumers and our democratic processes.
The consequences of media concentration over our public airwaves.





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Now that they can fight for the trophies of their war !

Israeli Politicians are spelling out some beans : Oh yes, they misinformed the US and they led it to war.

And it was a team effort, so, why the fight on the trophy !

Aha, jewish greed, of course !

Claims Israel misled US over Iraq - - http://www.theage.com.au: "But lawmaker Yossi Sarid, a member of the Foreign Affairs and Defence Committee, said that Israeli intelligence knew beforehand that Iraq had no weapons stockpiles and misled US President George W Bush.
In contrast, a lawmaker from Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's Likud Party said Israel had shared its doubts with the Americans.
During the first Gulf war in 1991, Iraq fired 39 Scud missiles at Israel, all with conventional warheads. Last year Israel appointed a stern general. Amos Gilead, as its liaison with the population. Gilead filled the airwaves with dire warnings of possible chemical or biological attacks from Iraq."
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They dont look like "Roadside bomb"s at all - They seem more like very very Middle Lane Bombs

Google Search: Roadside bomb



They lie in everything !
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Even though Embedding CIA agents in local police units was not very successful in Iraq, the CIA presists on it !

Antiwar.com Blog: "'Embedding' CIA Agents Within Local Police Depts
H.R. 3439, making its way through Congress, would authorize the federal government to 'embed' CIA agents within local police departments to blur the distinction between local cops and feds.
The Campaign to Demilitarize the Police is organizing to stop the bill, and has been targeting the bill's author, Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY), with protest actions. "


What is so new about this very common third world tactic , anyway !
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Sharon backs settler referendum

BBC NEWS | Middle East | Sharon backs settler referendum: "'A referendum is a good thing,' "


Yeah, so would hUsni mubarak say, too

:)
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Theatricals of the - Once-upon-a-time-Great - Britain

BBC NEWS | UK | Politics | Hutton report 'was no whitewash':


"'There is a completely fake debate, nothing is actually discussed.' "

Yeah, I was watching CNN reporting theatricals from the British house of commons and I was thinking that the Brits must be really disgusted with the cheap theatricals of castrated politicians !

After all, most of the brits know that in that same room, once upon a time, there were men, not puppets !
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Abuse of Iraqi prisoners ... common

SignOnSanDiego.com > News > Military -- Abuse of Iraqi prisoners common, Marine says: "it was common practice in Iraq to kick and punch prisoners "

All through out the history of Rome and its cohorts, from Julius to Bush , they are war criminals, and they have no morals.

No internal self morals, anyway, just fears !
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Is the UN Returning to Iraq as US Front? - by Thalif Deen

Is the UN Returning to Iraq as US Front? - by Thalif Deen

Yes it is !
posted by تـــمّـــوز الـبابـلـي, 2/04/2004 | link | (0) comments |

But they dont say it on CNN !

U.S. Death Toll in Iraq Shows No Sign of Slowing
Tue February 3, 2004 03:28 PM ET


So, how come the zionists are not showing it on CNN and its cohorts ?
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2004/02/03

For Muslims : No Magna Carta in Britain

Government floats plans for secret trials of terrorist suspects - www.smh.com.au: "The British government said yesterday it was considering giving courts the power to try terrorist suspects in secret and without juries - proposals condemned by civil liberties groups."
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MSNBC - Getting out the Muslim vote

MSNBC - Getting out the Muslim vote

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YEP ! Too much scrutinyHalliburton in $16 million food service probe - Feb. 2, 2004

Halliburton in $16 million food service probe - Feb. 2, 2004: "Halliburton in $16M food probe

Report: Contractor allegedly overcharged U.S. military for food-service work.
February 2, 2004: 9:49 AM EST



NEW YORK (Reuters) - Halliburton Co. allegedly overcharged more than $16 million for meals at a U.S. military base in Kuwait during the first seven months of last year, according to a published report Monday, citing Pentagon investigators auditing the company's work."
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GRRATIS in Libya ! Striptease show free of charge

Middle East Newsline -: "The United States has stressed that it will not compensate Libya for the dismantling of its weapons of mass destruction program."
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"$401.7 billion in discretionary budget authority for the Department of Defense (DoD)."

DoD News: Fiscal 2005 Department of Defense Budget Release: "$401.7 billion in discretionary budget authority for the Department of Defense (DoD)."

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Halliburton: Cheney : A 'Risk Factor'

So says the Dollar God !



MSNBC - Halliburton: Cheney�A 'Risk Factor': "Halliburton: Cheney : A 'Risk Factor'

NewsweekFeb. 9 issue - Halliburton, the big contracting company that Dick Cheney used to run, is now warning investors that its Cheney connection is what Wall Street calls a 'risk factor.' No, the company's not talking about the multibillion-dollar asbestos liability that it got stuck with thanks to the Cheney-orchestrated takeover of Dresser Industries. Rather, Halliburton says, the Cheney connection has caused 'intense scrutiny' of its operations. 'Since [Cheney's] nomination as vice president,' the company said in a recent SEC filing, 'Halliburton has been and continues to be the focus of allegations, some of which appear to be made for political reasons by political adversaries of the vice president and the current Bush administration. We expect that this focus and these allegations will continue and possibly intensify as the 2004 elections draw nearer.'


The one-paragraph Cheney item, first noted by Michelle Leder's footnoted.org financial-news blog, is buried in 26 pages of risk factors that range from subsidiaries' bankruptcy proceedings to contract disputes over an oilfield off the coast of Brazil. Cheney's office referred all comment to Halliburton, which said this is the first time it has included a Cheney-risk item in its SEC filings. 'Management made the decision to include these statements because of the politically charged environment in which we now operate,' company spokesman Wendy Hall said in an e-mail. 'Times have changed since the vice president left the company and we understand it is an election year.' The bottom line: when you hire a rainmaker CEO like Cheney, you've got to be ready to mop up the puddles he leaves behind.

�Allan Sloan
�2004 Newsweek, Inc."
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بينما تلاحق حكومة مشرّف علماء الذرة في الباكستان


الهند تؤسس صندوقًا لتطوير الدفاع بقيمة 5ر5 مليار دولار




مفكرة الإسلام : قال وزير المالية الهندي جاسوانت سينغ اليوم الثلاثاء أن الحكومة ستؤسس صندوقا لتطوير الدفاع بقيمة 250 مليار روبية 5ر5 مليار دولار. وكان سينغ يتحدث أمام البرلمان أثناء عرض ميزانية مؤقتة للإنفاق قبل الانتخابات المتوقعة في أبريل نيسان ومايو. ووفقا لرويترز أعلن الوزير أن الحكومة عدلت العجز النقدي المتوقع في السنة المالية التي تنتهي في مارس إلى 8ر4 بالمائة نزولا من 6ر5 بالمائة.،

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2004/02/02

And the world sleeps

ei: And the world sleeps: "And the world sleeps
Laura Gordon, Live from Palestine, 10 January 2004




Oh goodness, I went to the souq ('market') today with Mahmood's mother. She woke me up at 8:30am instead of 6:00am while I lay in bed for two hours imagining the day to be later than it was, floating between nightmares and day dreams.

I dreamt the last group of internationals was back and the army invaded releasing a gas that contained an airborne type of AIDS and everyone in several blocks of Yibneh died instantly and we were not there with them. So we went to the hospital and I tried to explain in broken Arabic what we were there to investigate, afraid all the time of anything in the air, breaking from inside to see the dead people filling the halls, and Noah, being Noah, interrupted as I was taking a breath and explained the whole thing much more calmly and articulately, in translatable English.(read more ... )
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ei: An open letter to the family and friends of Tom Hurndall

ei: An open letter to the family and friends of Tom Hurndall

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US military authorized transfer of 19bn new Iraqi dinars

US military authorized transfer of 19bn new Iraqi dinars: "US military authorized transfer of 19bn new Iraqi dinars

By Robert Fisk

01/30/04: (Hi Pakistan) BEIRUT: When a private Lebanese jet recently arrived at Beirut International Airport packed with 19 billion new Iraqi dinars in bank-notes - around 12 million US dollars - the authorities immediately impounded the aircraft and arrested the three men aboard. It was a coup that seemed likely to earn the favour of the United States which has for years been threatening Lebanon with financial sanctions if it allows dirty money to cross its frontiers.

But an astonishing series of revelations - including a faxed message from the American-appointed Iraqi 'interior ministry' in Baghdad - suggests that the cash was being sent to Beirut with the full permission of US military authorities to be transferred by a Lebanese exchange dealer - and then used to buy armoured vehicles for the American army from a British company. The three men aboard the cargo jet - which had been stripped of seats to enable the 21 boxes of new banknotes to be put aboard - have told the Lebanese authorities that they were cleared to leave Iraq by American officials at the tightly controlled US base at Baghdad airport.

Nevertheless, the Lebanese state prosecutor Adnan Addoum - Lebanese law is modelled on French Napoleonic law - refused to believe the story, arrested the three men and a Beirut exchange dealer who is a relative of former Lebanese president Amin Gemayel, and demanded an explanation from Iraq's Charge d'affaires in Beirut, Tahseen Aina.

Mr Aina immediately told Mr Addoum that the Iraqi Central Bank governor was unaware of any such money transfer. So the four men, Mohamed Issam Bu Darwish - who stated openly that he was undertaking business operations on behalf of the US authorities in Iraq - "
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Flashback : from USCRUSADE.COM

USCRUSADE.COM:
"
Flashback UN experts inspect palace; Iraq complies
Flashback Iraq Pledges to Comply with UN Resolutions
Flashback Iraq 'will comply with UN deadline'
Flashback Common Myths in Iraq Coverage
Flashback UN Inspectors Fear Bush Will Ignore Them
Flashback US War Without UN Approval Would Be Seen as Illegal
Flashback Bush hands UN an ultimatum on Iraq war
Flashback Bush ignores UN call for inspectors
Flashback The US advised the UN to remove its weapons inspectors
Flashback UN weapons inspectors lobby for more time in Iraq
Flashback Blix: 'US undermined UN inspectors'
Flashback Bush bars UN weapons teams from Iraq
Flashback A List of UN Security Council Resolutions against Israel
Flashback UN resolutions Israel has not complied with
Flashback U.S. Vetoes of UN Resolutions Critical of Israel
Flashback Is the U.N. 'irrelevant' with regard to Israel too?
"
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Iraq Children's hospital conditions

Iraq Children's hospital conditions

Iraqi Resistance Report


for Thursday, 29 January 2004 through Saturday, 31 January 2004

Translated and/or compiled by Muhammad Abu Nasr, member, editorial
board, the Free Arab Voice.


Thursday, 29 January 2004.

One person was killed and some 13 others wounded on Thursday in
two separate attacks on two patrols by the Iraqi puppet police
in vicinity of the cities of Kirkuk and Ba`qubah.

Puppet police Major General Anwar Ahmad Amin told the Agence France
Presse (AFP) that one puppet policeman was killed and another
injured Thursday morning when Iraqi Resistance fighters fired a
rocket-propelled grenade (RPG) at a puppet police checkpoint in
the village of al-Muradiayah, 83km south of Kirkuk

A roadside bomb exploded on Thursday in Ba`qubah, 65km north of
Baghdad, reportedly wounding 11 Iraqis, including at least eight
members of the puppet so-called civil defense forces set up and
run by the US occupation. The injuries of two persons were described
as serious. The explosion was apparently detonated by remote control
and was targeted at an Iraqi puppet police patrol that was passing
at the time. Captain Salar Husayn of the puppet so-called civil
defense forces said that eight members of the collaborationist
organization were wounded in the blast along with two persons who,
he said, were civilians. One of the injured, puppet civil defense
force member Yunus `Ali, said the bomb was placed in an abandoned
cart. "When we got closer to the cart, the explosion took place,"
he said.

In al-Basrah a spokesman for the British occupation forces who
control the city said that a bomb exploded by the side of a road
as a convoy of local puppet officials was passing by. Three people
whom the spokesman claimed were "passers by" were injured in the
blast.

After the explosion in the village south of Kirkuk, puppet police
Major General Shayrgo Shakir announced that the puppet so-called
civil defense forces had raided several villages in the area and
had arrested five people whom he described as "suspects."

Sources:

http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/ap/20040129/
ap_on_re_mi_ea/iraq&cid=540&ncid=716
http://www.islamonline.net/Arabic/news/2004-01/29/article06.shtml
http://www.reuters.com/locales/newsArticle.jsp?type=
topNews&locale=ar_ME&storyID=4238222

-----

Friday, 30 January 2004.

Friday evening media sources in the Iraqi capital reported powerful
explosions shook various parts of the city. Initial reports brought
no details about the source of the blasts or the damage or casualties
they might have inflicted, according to television reports from al-
Jazeera satellite TV. A Reuters dispatch said that a roadside bomb
had gone off in the center of Baghdad and that US occupation forces
had cordoned off the area and later left. Reuters said that an
American spokesman had no further details and therefore Reuters
offered no further information either.

Shortly before those powerful explosions, at about 8:30pm local time
(17:30 GMT) Iraqi Resistance fighters fired two rocket-propelled
grenades at the Dutch Embassy in Iraq late on Friday, hitting
the roof with one and setting it on fire. The blaze was quickly
extinguished, and there were no injuries. Security guards and US
occupation soldiers said the projectile detonated on the roof after
the embassy had closed for the day. Another missed the building,
and two other launchers were found in the garden behind the embassy,
guards said.

Guards fired at the Resistance fighters' vehicle but they escaped,
according to embassy guard Karim az-Zubaydi. Dutch Foreign Ministry
spokeswoman Martine de Haan said there were no injuries.

The blast resounded through Baghdad, and a US quick reaction
force from the 1st Armored Division was sent to the scene, the
US occupation command said. Earlier reports said the projectile
was a rocket, but the military said later it was a rocket-
propelled grenade.

"We saw the light of the fire on the roof, and the firefighters
came to the scene and put out the fire on the roof," said 18-year-
old Fadi Ghassan, who lives near the embassy. He said he heard two
explosions.

The Netherlands has about 1,100 occupation troops in Iraq. The
Dutch Embassy staff were pulled out of Baghdad before the invasion
of Iraq in March, but they returned in August. In October the
government again withdrew most of the staff after an attack on the
United Nations' Baghdad headquarters and other bombings. The embassy
is now conducting most of its business out of Amman, Jordan. Only
five Dutch employees are manning the embassy. Four were in Baghdad
Friday, but none was in the building at the time of the attack, the
Dutch foreign ministry said.

Earlier on Friday, Iraqi Resistance fighters attacked a column of
four US occupation armored vehicles in the city of Mosul, northern
Iraq Friday morning. The Resistance fighters used rocket-propelled
grenades (RPGs) in their attack, which destroyed one of the vehicles.
It is unknown whether there were any casualties among the American
troops. Eye witnesses reported that they saw a Volkswagen car
speeding away from the site of the attack at the time the US column
was passing by.

Iraqi Resistance fighters attacked a checkpoint of the puppet so-
called civil defense forces near Kirkuk on Friday. Puppet "civil
defense" Major General Anwar Hama Amin, the commander of the
American appointed organization, told the Agence France Presse
(AFP) that one of the Resistance fighters was martyred in
the attack and another wounded in the assault. Amin said "six
individuals on a pickup truck attacked a civil defense checkpoint
in Sulayman Bak. The members of the force returned fire hitting
one and wounding another. The other attackers were able to escape."

This was the second attack at a check point in the Kirkuk area
in two days, the day before having witnessed an attack on a check
point 90km south of Kirkuk.

Also in Kirkuk on Friday, US occupation forces defused an
explosives-laden car on the main road south of al-Huwayjah,
50km southwest of Kirkuk, frequented by American military
convoys and oil tank trucks. The tank trucks make the run
up the road taking oil from the Kirkuk oil fields to the
refinery in Bayji.

Iraqi Resistance fighters fired two rocket-propelled grenades at
the Dutch Embassy in Iraq on Friday, hitting the roof with one
and setting it on fire. The blaze was quickly extinguished, and
there were no injuries. Security guards and US occupation soldiers
said the projectile detonated on the roof after the embassy had
closed for the day. Another missed the building, and two other
launchers were found in the garden behind the embassy, guards said.

Guards fired at the Resistance fighters' vehicle but they escaped,
according to embassy guard Karim az-Zubaydi. Dutch Foreign Ministry
spokeswoman Martine de Haan said there were no injuries.

The blast resounded through Baghdad, and a US quick reaction
force from the 1st Armored Division was sent to the scene, the
US occupation command said. Earlier reports said the projectile
was a rocket, but the military said later it was a rocket-
propelled grenade.

"We saw the light of the fire on the roof, and the firefighters
came to the scene and put out the fire on the roof," said 18-year-
old Fadi Ghassan, who lives near the embassy. He said he heard two
explosions.

The Netherlands has about 1,100 occupation troops in Iraq. The
Dutch Embassy staff were pulled out of Baghdad before the invasion
of Iraq in March, but they returned in August. In October the
government again withdrew most of the staff after an attack
on the United Nations' Baghdad headquarters and other bombings.
The embassy is now conducting most of its business out of Amman,
Jordan. Only five Dutch employees are manning the embassy. Four
were in Baghdad Friday, but none was in the building at the time
of the attack, the Dutch foreign ministry said.

In al-Khalidiyah, 80km west of Baghdad, some 700 people rallied to
demand that the American occupation forces lift the curfew imposed
on their town and that the aggressor forces halt their house raids
and free the citizens whom they've taken prisoner. The AFP reported
that the demonstrators started their march through the streets of
the town after afternoon prayers in the Mosque of Khalid ibn al-
Walid, and rallied in front of the American military position in
the area. No clashes were reported.

`Abd ar-Rahman Ibrahim, Imam of the mosque said that the peaceful
march had been arranged because "the Americans have turned the
town into a field of operations. They fire guns at houses and
have arrested a number of women. There's a dusk-to-dawn curfew
too. Where are those who fall ill supposed to go?" The Imam said
that the Americans had imposed the curfew three days previous after
three occupation soldiers of the 82nd Airborne Division were killed
in a roadside bombing.

An official in the Iraqi oil industry has reported that Resistance
fighters attacked an oil pipeline carrying crude oil from a Kirkuk
oilfield to the main refinery area in Bayji and ad-Durah on Friday
morning. The Dow Jones network quoted an official as saying that
an explosion occurred near al-Fatihah area, 240km north of Baghdad.
The source noted that the blast did not affect the refining
industry, since there is sufficient reserves, he claimed, to
continue supplying the refineries for a few days.

In ar-Ramadi, west of Baghdad, an number of shopkeepers have
reported receiving threats that said that if they did not stop
working with the Americans within 10 days they would be killed.

Meanwhile the US military commander of the so-called Central
Command, General John Abizaid, expressed the expectation that
Iraqi Resistance activities would increase as summer approaches.
The American commander linked the expected increase in Resistance
to the American plan for a show in mid-summer of a so-called
"transfer of power" to Iraqis.

US sources now admit that the US occupation of Iraq will continue
at least until 2006. But since the current regime in the occupied
country, in which US proconsul L. Paul Bremer oversees a puppet
so-called governing council, is obviously a US imperial imposition
on the country, the "transfer of power" charade is aimed at setting
up an alternative puppet government that other western powers will
be willing to recognize, thereby granting the US occupation the
legitimacy, cover, and help that it wants as it sets about remaking
the map of the Arab region. Such at any rate, is Washington's hope.

Washington's fear, as reflected in Abizaid's remarks, is that the
Iraqi Resistance will make a mockery out of US claims that any new
puppet regime "represents the will of the Iraqi people."

Special Report: (Based on an Associated Press dispatch
------------------------------------------------------

by John J. Lumpkin)

US occupation forces use electronic jamming techniques to deflect
bombs so they explode among Iraqis while protect their own men.

Next time you read that a roadside bomb exploded near a convoy or
patrol of the US occupation forces, but killed only Iraqi civilians
in the area, you should probably conclude that this was the effect
of technology being deliberately employed by the aggressor forces,
protecting their own men while killing off Iraqi civilians. It's a
method that the Associated Press says has been extensively used by
the Zionists.

In a story for the AP, John Lumpkin reported on 30 January 2004 that
US occupation soldiers riding in convoys in Iraq "are relying on
electronic 'jammers' to help protect against the roadside bombs"
but that "sometimes" the jammers only delay the detonation of bombs,
and as a result the explosives go off after the US convoy has passed,
killing Iraqi bystanders.

The jammers work by preventing a remotely transmitted signal - say,
rigged from a cell phone - from detonating an explosive when the
bomber presses the button. Depending on the distance, power, and
design of the jammer, some might prevent the bomb from going off.
Others might instead set it off before or after the convoy passes,
so that the bomb explodes among Iraqi bystanders.

The extent to which the devices are used by the aggressor forces
is secret, but it was this technology that Lumpkin says saved
Pakistan's leader from a recent assassination attempt and it is
definitely "being used in Iraq."

General Peter J. Schoomaker, the US army's chief of staff
acknowledged their use in testimony this week before the House
Armed Services Committee, but he declined to discuss the bomb
defenses in detail. The military does not want to provide useful
information to the Iraqi Resistance. Congressman Gene Taylor,
a Democrat from Mississippi suggested that few are being used.
Taylor told Schoomaker. "The percentage of vehicles that have
some form of electronic jammer - it is minuscule, and I know it,
you know it, and the Iraq insurgents know it." But Schoomaker
pointed out that protection for the occupation troops doesn't
depend on universal use. "Every vehicle doesn't have to be
equipped," he said. "You have to have groups of vehicles that
have that kind of capability, under an umbrella."

Roadside bombs have been primary killers of US occupation troops
in Iraq. Many go off under passing convoys, killing or injuring
the occupants of one of the vehicles. But in some cases, they
have gone off only after a convoy has passed.

That can be a sign that a jammer on one of the vehicles did its job,
said James Atkinson, head of the Granite Island Group, a Gloucester,
Mass.-based security and counterespionage firm.

Anti-bomb jammers have been in use since the early 1980s, Atkinson
said. Depending on their sophistication, jammers can cost from
hundreds to millions of dollars. Most can be powered by a car
engine. Some work by transmitting on frequencies that bombers are
known to use. Guerrillas frequently rig remote-controlled detonators
out of garage door openers, car alarm remotes or cellular phones,
Atkinson said. Others, called barrage jammers, put out signals
on a wide range of frequencies, he said. These will knock cellular
phones and CB radios off the air in a given area. Both kinds can
cause a premature or late detonation of a bomb, or prevent it from
going off entirely.

"When you see a car bomb that goes off several blocks away from
its intended target, it's usually a dead giveaway it was jammed,"
Atkinson said.

Jamming devices carried in the motorcade of Pakistan's President
Pervez Musharraf delayed the detonation of a huge bomb that exploded
moments after his limousine passed over a bridge near the capital 14
December 2003, Pakistani intelligence has said.

Since then, Pakistan has imported more jamming devices for security
of VIPs, a senior government official told The Associated Press
on the condition of anonymity Thursday. He refused to give further
details, including where the devices were imported from, citing
security reasons.

In occupied Palestine, a special unit in the Zionist "Ministry of
Defense" developed jamming technology in the early 1990s and used
it extensively in southern Lebanon in the mid- to late 1990s in
an effort to neutralize roadside charges placed by the Hezb Allah
Resistance. In the end, of course, that effort proved a failure
and the Zionist forces were routed from most of southern Lebanon
in May 2000.

It is unclear what defenses exist against other kinds of bombs,
such as those that rely on timers or are hard-wired to a switch.
Pakistani officials claimed their jamming devices also interrupted
a timer.

Sources:

al-Arab al-Yawm daily newspaper, Amman, Jordan,
Saturday, 31 January 2004.
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20040130/ap_on_re_mi_ea/iraq_blast_6
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ap_on_re_mi_ea/us_iraq_jammers&cid=540&ncid=1480
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topNews&locale=ar_ME&storyID=4252156
http://www.islammemo.cc/news/one_news.asp?IdNews=23906

-----

Saturday, 31 January 2004.

An Iraqi Resistance bomb planted on a road exploded Saturday as a
US occupation army convoy passed by, killing three US occupation
soldiers, the US military occupation said. A military spokesman
said an improvised bomb blew up about 25 miles southwest of Kirkuk,
near a convoy of the 4th Infantry Division. The bomb was planted
on the road linking Kirkuk with Tikrit. The US military stated
that they had disarmed a second explosive device 300 meters from
the main US regional military base at the occupied Kirkuk airport.

In Mosul an Iraqi Resistance car bomb exploded Saturday outside a
puppet police station, killing 13 people and wounding more than 40,
witnesses and hospital staff said. Four of the wounded were high
ranking officers in the puppet police force. Witnesses in Mosul
saw severed limbs and decapitated bodies on the street in front of
the police station. Windows of buildings were shattered and plumes
of smoke could be seen in the area. The façade of the puppet
police station was destroyed by the powerful blast. After the
explosion, occupation forces sealed off the area and streets
leading to it. The commander of the American 101st Airborne
Division arrived on the scene as his soldiers were closing off
the area.

Some witnesses, speaking on condition of anonymity, said it appeared
that a car drove through a security barricade in front of the puppet
police station before exploding outside the building.

Eyewitness Muhammad 'Abd al-Karim, 39, who works in a shop opposite
the puppet police station, said that an Opal car came racing into the
area. He said that the driver was able to get it through a barricade
and then he detonated his car in the huge explosion.

A part of the façade of the building was destroyed and two lower
floors totally devastated. A large concrete block that had been
put in place to guard the police station from attack was blown on
top of the martyrdom car by the force of the blast. In all five
cars, including the martyrdom vehicle, were set ablaze. Al-Jazeera
television network said the pieces of the car apparently carrying
the bomb were found 300 yards away.

Saturday was a pay day and the puppet police station was crowded
with staff at the time of the midmorning attack, said puppet
police Lieutenant Muhammad Fadil

One puppet policeman, speaking on condition of anonymity, said the
blast was so powerful that there were casualties not only on the
street but also inside the building. Among the wounded were two
puppet policemen with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel, one, with the
rank of Major, and one Lieutenant, according to Dr. Najm 'Abdallah
Shu`ayb, head of the Emergency Room at Mosul Hospital. Puppet
police Captain Salim Dawud confirmed Dr. Shu`ayb's information.
Another physician in the hospital, Dr. Haytham 'Abdallah, said
that four of the wounded were in serious condition.

The attack occurred a day before the start of the four-day Eid
al-Adha, or Feast of Sacrifice.

A bomb in the al-Baladiyat area of Baghdad on Saturday killed at
least five people including three Palestinians and others were
wounded when the crowded and largely Palestinian neighborhood was
struck by what was apparently a mortar round. A spokesman for the
Palestinian community in the neighborhood told the World Today
Radio (Radiu al-`Alam al-an) that a mortar shell had been fired
at an apartment in a residential building, killing the three
people. He added that more than 1,300 Palestinian families live
in al-Baladiyat neighborhood. Witnesses said that at least seven
wounded persons were taken to hospital.

Late on Saturday evening Reuters said that eyewitnesses in Baghdad
were reporting a second explosion in a Baghdad neighborhood of
Baladiyat that left at least one Iraqi dead and many others injured.
It was the same area where the earlier bomb had gone off.

According to al-Jazeera TV, five Palestinians were killed in the
mortar attack and five others wounded when the first mortar shell
struck the largely Palestinian residential building. A second
mortar round landed between two buildings.

Al-Jazeera's correspondent noted the absence of any Iraqi puppet
police or US occupation troops, as well as the lack of ambulances
in the area of the blast. Al-Baladiyat neighborhood is home to
many Palestinian refugees of the 1948 occupation of Palestine. The
al-Jazeera correspondent said that bodies of those killed had been
taken to the al-Quds mosque and that they would be buried after
Eid al-Adha.

The al-Jazeera correspondent said that the President of the
Palestinian National Committee in the area, Dr. Qusay Rif`at
said "We don't want to accuse any party in particular of being
behind this attack, but we did read on the remnants of the
two mortar shells the sentence `Made in USA.'"

Also on Saturday, a bomb exploded under a senior puppet police
officer's car parked in front of his house in Baghdad. "We woke
up frightened when we heard a big explosion," said puppet police
Colonel 'Adnan Radif al-'Ani, who heads a quick response field
collaborating with the occupation. He said the bomb was apparently
triggered by a timer.

"Maybe I was targeted because I am working with the Americans,"
he told The Associated Press. The AP claimed that the bomb
"slightly injured" five children in the street.

Abu Ghurayb near Baghdad, site of a US-run concentration camp and
military base, came under mortar attack on Saturday. US forces
returned fire at what they said was the source of the incoming
mortar shells. Houses near the American camp were reportedly
damaged. There was no information on casualties, if any. The US
forces keep no account of Iraqi civilian casualties.

Earlier, Iraqi Resistance fighters attacked US vehicles in the Abu
Ghurayb area. As is standard practice for the American aggressors,
they responded to the attack by randomly opening fire in every
direction. Four Iraqi cars were totally destroyed in the US attack.

Meanwhile in Tazah, an area in the southern part of the city of
Kirkuk, Mahdi Muhammad, deputy chairman of the Turkoman party the
Turkoman Front in Tazah was assassinated and the chairman, Husayn
Mali, seriously injured by unknown gunmen who opened fire on their
car, according to Kirkuk's puppet police commander Major General
Turhan Yusuf. Mali was taken to hospital. The Turkoman Front,
like the Arab ethnic groups in the city, opposes the plans of
powerful Kurdish chauvinist parties (whose leaders sit on the
US puppet so-called Governing Council), to partition Iraq into
a "federal state" and to annex Kirkuk to the Kurdish statelet.

On the day of that assassination, the Iraqi puppet police had been
placed on high alert in anticipation of Resistance attacks Turhan
Yusuf also stated. He told the media that more than 5,000 of his
puppet policemen in 15 police stations in the city had been put a
condition of heightened readiness as the Islamic holiday Eid al-Adha
approached.

In Ba`qubah, the Iraqi puppet police reported that a 38-year old
Iraqi named 'Abd al-Qadir Salah who was a specialist in the assembly
of electronic appliances, had been killed in a bomb explosion in his
home in the city on Friday evening. They speculate that he had been
trying to assemble a bomb at the time.

In the Haague, the Netherlands, the Dutch newspaper the NRC
Handelsblad reported that more than an hour prior to Friday's
rocket attack on the Dutch embassy in Baghdad, embassy staff were
alerted that an attack that their building was imminent. Three
rocket-propelled grenades struck the embassy on Friday evening.
Having received prior warning, however, the Dutch diplomats were
able to leave the building before the attack occurred. The unnamed
Dutch diplomat in Baghdad who was cited as the source of the story
did not state who it was that alerted the embassy staff. The Dutch
Foreign Ministry had no comment on the report.

On Saturday, the eve of the Islamic festival Eid al-Adha, US
occupation forces released a token number of 120 prisoners
from the Abu Ghurayb concentration camp near Baghdad. In all,
the occupation reportedly has some 28,000 prisoners in its
vast network of prison camps across the country.

Islamic groups in the city of al-Fallujah circulated a declaration
on Saturday outlining their plan for taking over control of Iraqi
cities after the withdrawal of US occupation forces from them. The
declaration said that the US is preparing to retreat in defeat from
the country having been vanquished by the Mujahideen.

The declaration said that the Mujahideen would take control over
the entrances and exits from liberated cities and impose a curfew
for a period of three days. Houses of stooges will be surrounded,
and they will be arrested. "Therefore we advise them to leave Iraq."
It said that "people who are true in the police, security services,
and traffic control will be allowed to continue at their jobs." It
said that "incompetents and former Baathists who had returned to
their jobs in return for becoming lackeys of the occupation will
be thrown out." The declaration threatened to reply harshly to any
person who opens fire on the Mujahideen as they deploy.

The declaration said that there would be formed a "council of
the country made up of all the scholars of Islamic law, medicine,
engineering, and civil law who have not offered their hands to
the occupation."

"This declaration is being observed and anyone who tears it up will
be found out and subjected to a harsh reckoning, however long it
takes," the document warned.

Men with their faces covered distributed the declaration which was
signed by 12 fundamentalist organizations and groups including:
The Iraqi Islamic Patriotic Resistance [al-Muqawamah al-Wataniyah
al-Islamiyah al-`Iraqiyah], the Salafi Movement for Propagation
and Jihad [al-Harakah as-Salafiyah li-d-Da`wah wa-l-Jihad], the
al-Qari`ah Organization [Tanzim al-Qari`ah], the Army of Partisans
of the Sunnah [Jaysh Ansar as-Sunnah], and the Army of Muhammad
[Jaysh Muhammad].

Sources:

al-Arab al-Yawm daily newspaper, Amman, Jordan,
Sunday, 1 February 2004.
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resistancereport_29-31012004.htm

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