Monday, October 31, 2005

'New evidence' backs Hicks's torture claim:
Lawyers for Guantanamo Bay detainee David Hicks say they have uncovered evidence supporting claims that the South Australian may have been the subject of organised torture by American troops. - Hicks's father Terry has detailed allegations of physical and sexual abuse of his son by American soldiers.

The Bush solution
Expand the war to Syria and Iran
By Sara Flounders
When faced with an unsolvable problem—expand the problem.”

This cynical political advice supposedly hangs on the wall of U.S. Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld’s office.
35 years ago the U.S. war in Vietnam became an unsolvable crisis for U.S. imperialism. President Richard Nixon had promised to establish a stable puppet government and train a Vietnamese army to take over the fighting from U.S. troops. But the war was unwinnable because the Vietnamese resistance could not be broken. By 1970 the U.S. population had turned decisively against the war.
The Pentagon suddenly opted to “expand the problem” by invading Cambodia, widening the war to engulf all of Southeast Asia.

Forging the Case for War
Who was behind the Niger uranium documents?
By Philip Giraldi
Information developed by Italian investigators indicates that the documents were produced in Italy with the connivance of the Italian intelligence service. It also reveals that the introduction of the documents into the American intelligence stream was facilitated by Undersecretary of Defense Doug Feith’s Office of Special Plans (OSP), a parallel intelligence center set up in the Pentagon to develop alternative sources of information in support of war against Iraq.

Indicting America
By Scott Ritter
The indictment of I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby by Special Prosecutor Patrick J. Fitzgerald provides the most cogent and visible evidence to date of the criminal mindset that exists inside the Bush administration regarding the decision to invade Iraq.

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