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Friendly Fire: Americans Caught in a Bush-Backed Circle of Slaughter

Excerpt: A five-ship United States naval group and a British flotilla steamed toward Lebanon today to help in a large and hastily organized evacuation — and perhaps to send an implicit message — as thousands of foreign nationals continued to flee the violence by helicopter, passenger ships and chartered ferries, or by bus or car to Syria.

…And many Americans said they were distressed to learn they would have to
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Driving Wheel: Take the Highway to Heaven

*On the road for the next couple of days, so here’s one more bit of product-pushing before regular programming resumes.*

Summer’s here and the time is right for wheeling into heaven! This is just a reminder that Wheel of Heaven, the rare collection of sturm-und-twang music from multi-talented musician/prod<img fetchpriority="high" class=" alignright size-full

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Bush’s Bloodbath in Babylon: ‘Coincidence’ and Consequences

Neighbors are Killing Neighbors (Washington Post): After more than a week of some of the most vicious sectarian violence of the war, Baghdad is a skeleton of a city: Many of its shops are shuttered, its streets drained of people.The violence erupted July 9 when Shiite Muslim militiamen rampaged through the al-Jihad neighborhood and killed dozens of Sunni Arabs. By Friday, the sixth day, the death toll in Baghdad stood at 628 people, according to Brig. Gen. Mahmoud Nima of the Interior Ministry, citing a figure that far exceeded the
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Nutshells and Pixies: The New Middle East War

“Angry Arab”As’ad AbuKhalil, born and raised in Lebanon, puts the outcome of the new Middle East war in a nutshell:

 “…a new
organization, much more radical than Hizbullah, will be born out of
this Israeli aggression. The 1982 invasion produced Hizbullah; this
latest aggression will produce a new militant organization. Brace
yourselves. And it is likely to exact revenge on those who attacked
Lebanon, and those who justified the attack.”

Exactly so. The various wars on terror operate on this grim dynamic:
the overkill of the greater power produces an even more virulent<br

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Serpent’s Egg: Bush Nurses Nazi Vipers in Iraq

*This is an expanded version of the column appearing in the July 14 edition of The Moscow Times.*

and over, the Bush Regime and its media apologists have peddled the
same mendacious line in defense of their war crime in Iraq: “We’re
fighting the terrorists over there so we don’t have to fight them over
here.” But in fact the brutal occupation is actually breeding a cadre
of vicious terrorists intent on bringing death and destruction back
home to America’s streets, using the deadly skills they’ve learned – in
the U.S. military.


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Borderline Personality: Bush Gets Right With His Racist Base

Bush Signaling Shift in Stance on Immigration (NYT)

Excerpts: On the eve of nationwide hearings that could determine the fate of his immigration bill, President Bush is signaling a new willingness to negotiate with House Republicans in an effort to revise the stalled legislation before Election Day.

Republicans both inside and outside the White House say Mr. Bush, who has long insisted on comprehensive reform, is now open to a so-called enforcement-first approach that would put new
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Is Cheney Betting On Economic Collapse?

The Veep's Curious Investment Portfolio By MIKE WHITNEY Wouldn't you like to know where Dick Cheney puts his money? Then you'd know whether his "deficits don't matter" claim is just baloney or not. Well, as it turns out, Kiplinger Magazine ran an article based on Cheney's financial disclosure statement and, sure enough, found out that the VP is lying to the American people for the umpteenth time. Deficits do matter and Cheney has invested his money accordingly. The article is called "Cheney's betting on bad news" and provides an account of where Cheney has socked away more than $25 million.

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That WMD Discovery: The Truth at Last!

Problems Plague Army Weapons-Burning (WP)

WASHINGTON – At a dramatic press conference on the steps of the Capitol today, two prominent Republican legislators declared that "we have found the weapons of mass destruction" and said the discovery "fully justifies a massive military response against the regime responsible for harboring such evil."

Senator Rick Saneless (R-Twlight Zone) and Rep. Pete Huckster (R-Bagmansky<font

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