August 2006

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Lesson in Spanish

If you thought learning a new language was difficult, try figuring the relations between the sexes

Worst rape photos of Iraqi women detainees not yet officially released

The photos published of the abuse of Iraqi prisoners are the tip of the iceberg. There is worse to come. According to Sen Richard J. Durbin, who has seen some, “There were some awful scenes. It felt like you were descending into one of the rings of hell”

Malaga Jet Mutiny Pair’s Shock at Plane Ejection

Two young Asians (pictured left) were removed from a Manchester bound flight after fellow passengers became nervous. Apart from the war in Iraq and the mounting tension with Iran, this is another consequence of the ‘War on Terror’: public paranioa

Only 20% Of Britons Believe Blair On Terror Threats

Tony Bliar’s credibility is on the skids as a poll finds that just 20% of Britons believe the government is telling the truth about the threat to bomb transatlantic airliners using liquid explosives

Voice of the White House August 19, 2006

In early September 2001, Mossad Chief Efraim Halevy sent a warning to the CIA of the imminent possibility of a major terror attack in the US. Why it was not acted upon and if indeed it was even received is wide open to question

It must be frightening to be an Israeli now

The class bully comes back from summer vacation and finds that all the little kids he used to beat up are now bigger than he is, writes Xymphora

Can Taxation Cure Obesity?

Leave it to an economist to be ignorant of science, writes Michael Rivero as he ponders new proposals to combat obesity

Green Zone Follies July 3, 2006

A soldier discovers that training the Iraqi army is not President Bush’s priority.

London Terror Raid

Early on Friday June 2, London police raided a house in the east of the city and shot and wounded a man in the ongoing “War on Terror”. But inconsistencies and contradictions in the official account are already emerging

Scientists suspect Israeli arms used in South contain radioactive matter

Scientists in southern Lebanon have found bomb crater left by the Israelis containing high levels of radiation

After Lebanon, Israel is Looking for More Wars

The bloody nose Israel received in south Lebanon has not shaken its leaders’ confidence in their restless militarism. If anything, their humiliation has given them cause to pursue their adventures more vigorously, writes Jonathan Cook

Part 1: Hezbollah south of the border

Pepe Escobar reports from the triple border of Brazil, Argentina and Paraguay – where savage globalization ends – with at least 20,000 shops, stalls, tin shacks and mini-malls crammed into 15 blocks selling everything under the (tropical) sun

Diana Death ‘Was Not An Accident’

French doctors may face criminal charges as fresh evidence of a cover-up emerges

Bush confused by earpiece, embarrasses self and nation, again

At about the 1:20 mark of this video Bush appears to be confused by the message fed through his earpiece

Beirut Diary: A land reduced to rubble

A chronicle of turbulent times direct from downtown Beirut

9-11 Investigative Journalist Harassed And Beaten By Undercover Cops

More on how investigative journalist Christopher Bollyn was harassed, beaten and shocked with a Taser gun in front of his wife and children

Another Official Pre-9/11 Image of the WTC Being Targeted

The image left is from the cover of the manual “Managing Weapons of Mass Destruction Incidents: An Executive Level Program for Sheriffs”, part of program teaching law enforcement officers how to deal with terror attacks, dated June 2001

Hezbollah seizes initiative as Israel is racked by doubt

From interviews with fighters over the past few days, writes Hala Jaber, it is apparent that Hezbollah fighters feel no pressure to leave southern Lebanon, let alone lay down their arms

Tanks take stock

Proving the effectiveness of Hezbollah’s anti-tank capability

The Forest Gate Raid

Mind-Forg’d Manacles in the War on Terror At 4 AM on June 2nd, another grim episode in the war on terror was played out on a quiet residential street in east London. In what the media initially hailed as a major anti-terrorist triumph, 250 heavily armed police descended on a house where, it was alleged, [...]