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What the US really wants in Lebanon PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 18 March 2005 16:43
What the US really wants in Lebanon:
THE ENORMOUS demonstration organized by Hezbollah exposed the ethnic, religious and class divisions that cut through Lebanon. Bush had tried to link popular demands for Syria?s withdrawal to the U.S. agenda of extending its domination throughout the Middle East. But Bush is only the latest in a long line of foreigners to project their own agendas onto the people of Lebanon--a situation that has left the Lebanese the losers.

Last Updated on Friday, 18 March 2005 16:43
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Hugo Chavez and Red Heat PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 17 March 2005 08:58
Hugo Chavez and Red Heat

The United States is once again claiming that Russian weapons may end up in the wrong hands. US General Ben Craddock has expressed concern about Russian-Venezuelan cooperation in the military sphere, and specifically that Russian-made weapons exported to Venezuela will end up in the hands of Columbian revolutionaries.
Last Updated on Thursday, 17 March 2005 08:58
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US Used Chemical Weapons in Fallujah, Iraq Assault PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 14 March 2005 13:33
US Used Chemical Weapons in Fallujah, Iraq Assault

The US military used internationally banned chemical weapons, including nerve gas, during their assault on the Iraqi city of Fallujah last November, Dr Khalid ash Shaykhli, an Iraqi health ministry official, told a March 3 Baghdad press conference.

http://www.greenleft.org.au/back/2005/619/619p15b.htm
Last Updated on Monday, 14 March 2005 13:33
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Pentagon Prepares to Build Robot Army PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 14 March 2005 12:25
Pentagon Prepares to Build Robot Army

A third of the ground vehicles and a third of deep-strike aircraft in the military are expected to become robotic by 2010... They don't care if the guy next to them has just been shot. Will they do a better job than humans? Yes.
Last Updated on Monday, 14 March 2005 12:25
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NASA gets ex "Star Wars" talent as new head PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 14 March 2005 07:53

NASA gets ex "Star Wars" talent as new head

Michael Griffin named NASA's new head.  His resume includes the Strategic Defense Initiative Organization which was responsible for the "Star Wars" missile defence program.

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2005/03/14/new_nasa_head/

-- Space & Technology Editor

Last Updated on Monday, 14 March 2005 07:53
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Israel plans strike on Iranian nuclear plant PDF Print E-mail
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Sunday, 13 March 2005 11:59
Israel plans strike on Iranian nuclear plant:

Israel has drawn up secret plans for a combined air and ground attack on targets in Iran if diplomacy fails to halt the Iranian nuclear programme. The inner cabinet of Ariel Sharon, the Israeli prime minister, gave ?initial authorisation? for an attack at a private meeting last month on his ranch in the Negev desert.
Last Updated on Sunday, 13 March 2005 11:59
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Israel, US Begin Military Exercises Eyeing Iran PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 11 March 2005 16:25
Israel, US Begin Military Exercises Eyeing Iran

al-Jazeera:
Israeli Defense Forces and anti-aircraft units from the U.S. army started extensive joint air-defense exercises in Israel on Thursday. Israeli security sources said that the operation is aimed at preparing the Jewish State to defend itself against possible Iranian aerial attacks.
Last Updated on Friday, 11 March 2005 16:25
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Hezbollah and other Shia groups in Lebanon reject Syria pullout PDF Print E-mail
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Sunday, 06 March 2005 15:50
Hezbollah and other Shia groups in Lebanon reject Syria pullout.



Al-Jazeera reports that Lebanese movements loyal to Damascus, such as Hizb Allah (Hezbollah), have rejected international calls for an immediate and full withdrawal of Syrian troops from the country. Hizb Allah chief Shaikh Hasan Nasr Allah said on Sunday that the groups will demonstrate in Beirut on 8 March to denounce foreign interventions and to express gratitude to Syria.
Last Updated on Sunday, 06 March 2005 15:50
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Missile Counter-Attack by Lloyd Axworthy PDF Print E-mail
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Saturday, 05 March 2005 14:32
Missile Counter-Attack by Lloyd Axworthy

Lloyd Axworthy:
Dear Condi-- I know it seems improbable to your divinely guided master in the White House that mere mortals might disagree with participating in a missile-defence system that has failed in its last three tests, even though the tests themselves were carefully rigged to show results. But, gosh, we folks above the 49th parallel are somewhat cautious types who can't quite see laying down billions of dollars in a three-dud poker game. As our erstwhile Prairie-born and bred (and therefore prudent) finance minister pointed out in presenting his recent budget, we've had eight years of balanced or surplus financial accounts. If we're going to spend money, Mr. Goodale added, it will be on day-care and health programs, and even on more foreign aid and improved defence.
Last Updated on Saturday, 05 March 2005 14:32
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Italy Outraged: Charge Freed Journo Shooting Deliberate [UPDATE] PDF Print E-mail
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Saturday, 05 March 2005 10:04

Italy Outraged: Charge Freed Journo Shooting Deliberate

The United States military has pursued shoot to kill policies on independent journalists at least since the opening days of the Iraq war. Dozens have been killed- all regretable "accidents of war." As Bush Himself says: "It's a dangerous place." Now, they've been outed by a survivor. - {lex}

Last Updated on Saturday, 05 March 2005 10:04
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