October 2005

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Robert Fisk in London

On 11 October, Robert Fisk made a rare appearances in a London bookshop where he spoke to promote his latest book The Great War of Civilisation. Sarah Meyer recounts what he had to say

The Iconoclast – October 10, 2005

On the day of the 911 attack, President Bush and his highest staff members all flew to Florida so that the President could read a book, “My Pet Goat,” to a group of kindergartners at a minority school. Curiously, he had never done that before or since

“The Birth Pangs of a New Order”

CNN gave fundamentalist cleric Pat Robertson time over the weekend to suggest, with relish, that with the greater frequency and intensity of natural disasters we are witnessing the “birth pangs of a new order”

The quintessential false dichotomy

Criticism of religion is only fair when the critic isn’t saying ‘my god is better than your god’

George Packer on Iraq

The idea that Israel is the main beneficiary of the Iraq invasion and that American foreign policy, under the guidance of the Neocons, is being steered to serve the interests of Israel is slowly beginning to filter through to the mainstream media

As Polar Ice Turns to Water, Dreams of Treasure Abound

Global warming isn’t necessarily all bad news. As the polar ice cap shrinks, entrepreneurs and explores are beginning to see new vistas revealed

Revealed: police’s new supergun will blast rioters off their feet

A new generation of hi-tech weapons looks set to transform crowd control

Canadian Prime Minister was “Red” Spy

Illusion and carefully crafted deceit are the elite’s principal weapons. Thus, writes Henry Makow Ph.D., at the height of the Cold War, while Canada was regarded as a bastion against Communism, Communist sympathisers had infiltrated its premiership

Strange Relations

Unlike Condeleeza Rice, Colin Powell was more than just a token black in the administration of Bush’s first term. Powell’s appointment was really a case of keeping it in the family, for Colin Powell and George Bush are family, albeit distant relations

Levees Were “Heaved” Upward From Below

First Louis Farrakhan said they were sabotaged; now evidence has emerged to back him up. Gus Cantrell and son Daniel, both structural engineers, have found indications that the ground around their home next to the canal levee, was lifted as much as 8ft

Jews stone London synagogue

The Jewish Telegraph Agency reports that Jews in London have smashed the windows of a synagogue

I, Bagman: The Story of Colin Powell

Colin Powell’s reputation as “one of the good guys” in the Bush administration is a ruse, writes Chris Floyd, for his entire career has been as a bagman for a bloody elite

Frantic search as Pakistani quake toll tops 20,000

According to Sikander Hayat Khan, prime minister of Pakistani Kashmir: “Kashmir has turned into a graveyard.”

Ex-Marine Says He Committed Atrocities

Far from bringing peace and stability to Iraq, the US led invasion only delivered escalating violence. So says Jimmey Massey, a former US marine staff sergeant who served there

The dark side of black people

I would not change would be my race. I am proud to be a black man. There are times however, when I wish that certain people and I did not share that trait

The Iconoclast October 6, 2005

Beltway insiders report that Bush, sensing impending disgrace and humiliation, has started binge drinking again. With White House staff and his wife now routinely searching for hidden bottles

The Colour out of Space

How do a bunch of New Age weirdo’s, into psychic phenomenon and UFO’s, appear to have such influence over elements in America’s ruling class. Are they reincarnated ancients linked to extraterrestrials, as claimed, or agents of covert intelligence ops?

A Prominent False Witness: Elie Wiesel

The real insurgency, and the fake one

There are two parallel insurgencies in Iraq. The first is Iraqi resistance against foreign occupation. However British, US or Israeli forces or agents in their pay, are also staging attacks, mainly on Iraqi civilians, to discredit genuine Iraqi resistance

The victims of war, a conflict of interest and the story of Staff Sergeant Nolde

Another extract from Robert Fisk’s latest book, as he recounts how during Gulf War I, on a cold, damp, hellish road, all the bright sunlight of what was best about America was displayed by one US soldier