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‘More birth defects’ in Fallujah

Doctors in the Iraqi city of Fallujah are reporting a high level of birth defects, with some blaming weapons used by the US after the Iraq invasion. The city witnessed fierce fighting in 2004 as US forces carried out a major offensive against insurgents. Now, the level of heart defects …

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Israel Okays New West Bank Settler Homes Despite Moratorium

Published on Tuesday, March 9, 2010 by Agence France Presse by Agence France Presse JERUSALEM – Israel has given the green light for the building of 112 new homes in a Jewish settlement in the occupied West Bank despite a partial moratorium on such construction, a minister said on Monday. …

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The Siege of the Fictional City of Marja

A War of Perception and Misinformation March 8, 2010 By GARETH PORTER For weeks, the U.S. public followed the biggest offensive of the Afghanistan War against what it was told was a “city of 80,000 people” as well as the logistical hub of the Taliban in that part of Helmand. …

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Muslims Are Their Own Worst Enemy

By Paul Craig Roberts March 02, 2010 “Information Clearing House” Muslims are numerous but powerless. Divisions among Muslims, especially between Sunni and Shi’ites, have consigned the Muslim Middle East to almost a century of Western control. Muslims cannot even play together. The Islamic Solidarity Games, a regional version of the …

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Now Mobile Devices Will Scan Your Naked Body on the Streets

  Paul Joseph Watson   Naked body scanners are being readied to go mobile and scan you on the street, at football games and any other event where masses of people are congregated, according to a leaked paper written by Dutch authorities.   As we have been warning all along, …

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Civilian Deaths Continue Unabated in Afghanistan

Published on Monday, February 22, 2010 by TimesOnline/UK NATO Airstrike Kills 27 Civilians in Afghanistan by Jerome Starkey in Kabul and Philippe Naughton NATO forces in southern Afghanistan bombed a civilian convoy, killing 27 people including women and children and injuring many more, Afghan officials said. The airstrike in a …

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Marjah Operations are an Exemplary Lesson for the Invaders

Tuesday February 23, 2010 In the name of Allah, the Merciful, the Compassionate For the last two weeks, a 15,000-strong army of NATO, British and American forces has been carrying out military operations in a small area i.e. Marjah which is located in Nad Ali district. A number of jet …

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Tony Blair: Israeli officials were part of decision to invade Iraq

Saed Bannoura IMEMC , February 20, 2010 In his recent testimony to the UK Committee investigating the Iraq war, British Prime Minister Tony Blair admitted that Israeli officials influenced and participated in the decision by the US and UK governments to attack Iraq in 2003. During testimony regarding his meetings …

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Opposition Grows Against Egypt-Gaza Barrier

Tuesday, February 23, 2010   10:51 GMT Adam Morrow and Khaled al-Omrani CAIRO, Feb 22 (IPS) – Activists and opposition groups are stepping up pressure on the Egyptian government to stop constructing a barrier along the border with the Gaza Strip. Officials say the barrier will prevent cross-border smuggling, but critics …

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Texas Attack…US Double-standard Terrorism

By Dina Rabie, IOL Staff “If this person was a Muslim or a person of colour, they would have immediately called it an act of terrorism,” professor Greenberger told IOL. WASHINGTON – The Obama administration’s refusal to acknowledge last week’s plane attack at a government facility in Texas as terrorist …

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