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Archive for August, 2006

Amnesty report accuses Israel of war crimes

Posted by adeelsidd on August 24, 2006

Israel deliberately targeted civilian infrastructure and committed war crimes during the month-long conflict in Lebanon, according to an Amnesty International report.

The report said strikes on civilian buildings and structures went beyond “collateral damage” and amounted to indiscriminate and disproportionate attacks under the Geneva conventions on the laws of war.

Kate Gilmore, the Amnesty executive deputy secretary general, said the bombardment of power and water plants and transport links was “deliberate and an integral part of a military strategy”.

“Israel’s assertion that the attacks on the infrastructure were lawful is manifestly wrong,” she said.

“Many of the violations identified in our report are war crimes. The pattern, scope and scale of the attacks makes Israel’s claim that this was collateral damage simply not credible.”

Read the rest of the article here.


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The Nexus of Politics and Terror

Posted by adeelsidd on August 18, 2006

MSNBC’s Keith Olbermann gives his top 10 list of occasions that the Bush Administration has gained political benefits around the same time that the public’s fear of terrorism was at a peak.

(youtube has already deleted this clip from another poster as well as banned that user for this clip, so we’ll see how long this clip stays up)

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George Galloway Speaks to the U.S. Senate in ’05

Posted by adeelsidd on August 15, 2006

If George Galloway from a few posts back looked familiar, it was because we saw him here in the U.S. in May of ’05.

The caption to the video says it all:

British MP Galloway, falsely accused of taking bribes from Saddam Hussein, tears the US Senate a new one.”

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Bush and Israel Planned War in Lebanon Months Ago

Posted by adeelsidd on August 15, 2006

Written in the New Yorker on Monday by Seymour Hersh, the same guy who broke the story of Abu Gharaib.


“The Bush Administration, however, was closely involved in the planning of Israel’s retaliatory attacks. President Bush and Vice-President Dick Cheney were convinced, current and former intelligence and diplomatic officials told me, that a successful Israeli Air Force bombing campaign against Hezbollah’s heavily fortified underground-missile and command-and-control complexes in Lebanon could ease Israel’s security concerns and also serve as a prelude to a potential American preëmptive attack to destroy Iran’s nuclear installations, some of which are also buried deep underground.”


“The Middle East expert said that the Administration had several reasons for supporting the Israeli bombing campaign. Within the State Department, it was seen as a way to strengthen the Lebanese government so that it could assert its authority over the south of the country, much of which is controlled by Hezbollah. He went on, “The White House was more focussed on stripping Hezbollah of its missiles, because, if there was to be a military option against Iran’s nuclear facilities, it had to get rid of the weapons that Hezbollah could use in a potential retaliation at Israel. Bush wanted both.”

Read the entire article HERE.

Clip of Seymour Hersh on CNN:

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Daily Show – Aasif Mandvi

Posted by adeelsidd on August 10, 2006

hehe I thought this was pretty good, especially the ending.

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da U

Posted by adeelsidd on August 8, 2006

Football season is FINALLY approaching; the sports-less summer period between the end of the NBA and the beginning of football is almost over.

Larry Coker better do something good this year because his job is on the line.  No more mediocrity you comatose buddah.

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Posted by adeelsidd on August 7, 2006

by George Galloway.

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