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2008-09-22

Richard Moore

US oil pipeline politics and the Russia-Georgia conflict
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World Socialist Web Site WSWS : News & Analysis : Europe US oil 
pipeline politics and the Russia-Georgia conflict By Alex Lantier 21 August 
2008 US media claims about Georgian democracy notwithstanding, a key factor in
US backing for Georgian President Mikheil Saakashvili in – Thurs, Aug 21 2008 
1:45 am 
Immanuel Wallerstein: Geopolitical Chess & the Caucasus
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Commentary No. 239, Aug. 15, 2008 Geopolitical Chess: Background to a 
Mini-war in the Caucasus by Immanuel Wallerstein The world has been witness 
this month to a mini-war in the Caucasus, and the rhetoric has been passionate,
 if largely irrelevant. Geopolitics is a gigantic series of two-player chess 
games, in which – Thurs, Aug 21 2008 8:53 pm 
Rodrigue Tremblay: Why Not Simply Abolish NATO?
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Wednesday, August 20, 2008 Why Not Simply Abolish NATO? by Rodrigue 
Tremblay [NATO’s goal is] “to keep the Russians out, the Americans in, and the
Germans down.” Lord Ismay, first NATO Secretary-General “We should immediately
call a meeting of the North Atlantic Council – Thurs, Aug 21 2008 10:05 pm 
* Chossudovsky: Pipeline Geopolitics and the New Cold War
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many maps in original The Eurasian Corridor: Pipeline Geopolitics and 
the New Cold War By Michel Chossudovsky Global Research, August 22, 2008 The 
ongoing crisis in the Caucasus is intimately related to the strategic control 
over energy pipeline and transportation corridors. – Sat, Aug 23 2008 10:21 pm
Mike Whitney: Putin Can’t Afford to Back Down
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 NEWS YOU WON’T FIND ON CNN Send Page To a Friend Nuclear Chicken in 
Poland Putin Can’t Afford to Back Down By Mike Whitney “Don’t blame the mirror
if your face is crooked.” Vladimir Putin quoting Russian proverb – Sat, Aug 23
2008 11:30 pm 
NY Times on Georgia: analysis with a spin
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…This article frames the events in Georgia as being a move by Russia rather 
than a response by Russia. Yes, Russia may want to oust Saakashvili, but 
Russia’s measures to protect its citizens cannot be counted as evidence for 
that. This is the new party line – aggressive, bully Russia – and we’ll be 
getting it from all angles, – Sun, Aug 24 2008 5:27 pm 
Wash Post: Uncertain Death Toll In Georgia-Russia War
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AR2008082402150.html?  An Uncertain Death Toll In Georgia-Russia War 
By Tara Bahrampour Washington Post Foreign Service Monday, August 25, 2008; A
01 TBILISI, Georgia – It was evening, and Manana Rodiashvili had just milked 
her cow. The disputed region of South Ossetia had seen – Mon, Aug 25 2008 5:56
am 
Pittsburgh Cancer Center Warns of Cell Phone Risks
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 Pittsburgh Cancer Center Warns of Cell Phone Risks Pittsburgh cancer 
institute warns of cell phone-cancer risk, defying published research By 
JENNIFER C. YATES and SETH BORENSTEIN Associated Press Writers The Associated 
Press PITTSBURGH The head of a prominent cancer research institute issued an –
Mon, Aug 25 2008 5:07 pm 
Russian parliament recognizes breakaway Georgian enclaves
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breakaway-georgian-enclaves McClatchy Washington Bureau Posted 
on Mon, Aug. 25, 2008 Russian parliament recognizes breakaway Georgian 
enclaves Tom Lasseter and Alla Burakovskaya | McClatchy Newspapers – Mon, Aug 
25 2008 5:11 pm 
Occupation HQ attacked in central Baghdad
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Occupation HQ attacked in central Baghdad Aljazeera.net Tuesday 10 
August 2004 – Rocket-propelled grenades and mortars have hit the headquarters 
of US-led occupation forces in Baghdad. Reporting from the eastern al-
Rustamiya district, Aljazeera sources said the attack on Tuesday was carried 
out at the same time as a – Tues, Aug 26 2008 12:50 am 
Pepe Escobar : Iraq exit strategy: civil war
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THE ROVING EYE Exit strategy: Civil war By Pepe Escobar “In reality, 
the electoral process was designed to legitimize the occupation, rather than 
ridding the country of the occupation … Anyone who sees himself capable of 
bringing about political reform – Tues, Aug 26 2008 12:59 am 
Barry Grey: US continues to ratchet up tensions with Russia
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World Socialist Web Site US continues to ratchet up tensions 
with Russia By Barry Grey 26 August 2008 The United States has continued to 
intensify its confrontation with Russia in the wake of Moscow’s withdrawal of 
troops from most of the – Tues, Aug 26 2008 1:07 am 
Secret Rulers of the World – videos
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A series of videosrecent 
archives: – Tues, Aug 26 2008 2:05 am 
Burghardt : DIA Seeking Mind-Control Weapons
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Defense Intelligence Agency Seeking “Mind Control” Weapons By Tom 
Burghardt Global Research, August 24, 2008 Antifascist Calling… A new report
from the National Academy of Sciences’ National Research Council (NRC) argues 
that the Pentagon should harvest the fruits of – Tues, Aug 26 2008 8:00 am 
North Korea to suspend nuclear disablement
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 North Korea to suspend nuclear disablement Tue Aug 26, 2008 1:
52pm EDT By Jack Kim SEOUL (Reuters) – North Korea said on Tuesday it will 
stop disabling its nuclear facilities and consider restoring the Yongbyon 
reactor – Tues, Aug 26 2008 12:13 pm 
Credit crisis II: A world financial Armageddon?
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 Credit crisis II A world financial Armageddon? by Christopher Laird, 
PrudentSquirrel.com | Date, 2008 Where are we now in the credit crisis, and 
why isn’t the massive Fed and ECB weekly lending working to loosen interbank 
lending? Why is – Tues, Aug 26 2008 12:33 pm 
BBC: Western leaders spout hypocrisy
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As you read this, there a few things to keep in mind: • The West gave Kosovo 
‘independence’ (ie, the resources were grabbed) with no justification in 
international law, no Security Council resolution, and Kosovo was attacked by 
no one. • The country that has violated the most Security Council – Tues, Aug 
26 2008 8:53 pm 
BBC: Europe declares its impotence
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…Thus the lie of a ‘Russian adventure’ is constantly repeated. As Hitler 
said: “The chief function (of propaganda) is to convince the masses, whose 
slowness of understanding needs to be given time in order that they may absorb
information; and only constant repetition will finally succeed in imprinting 
an idea on their mind.” – Tues, Aug 26 2008 9:08 pm 
BBC: West condemns Russia over Georgia
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To BBC’s credit, they include here statements of the Russian leaders, so that 
perceptive readers can figure out what’s really going on. …Evidently 
Saakashvili slept through the destruction of Yugoslavia. …These are the 
kinds of blatant lies people will gradually begin to believe. …Just like the
US Base Bondsteel in Kosovo, except that Russia’s base – Tues, Aug 26 2008 9:
26 pm 
Medvedev’s Statement on South Ossetia and Abkhazia
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 August 27, 2008 Medvedev’s Statement on South Ossetia and Abkhazia 
MOSCOW — Here is the text of the statement made on Tuesday by the president of
Russia, Dmitri A. Medvedev, recognizing the independence of South Ossetia and 
Abkhazia from the Republic of Georgia, in an – Wed, Aug 27 2008 1:26 am 
Obama campaign in well-deserved crisis
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World Socialist Web Site WSWS : News & Analysis : North America 
Democratic convention meets with Obama campaign in crisis By Patrick Martin 27
August 2008 The first two days of Democratic National Convention have been 
dominated by a sense of foreboding and unease, with mounting concern – Wed, 
Aug 27 2008 1:32 am 
the lessons of history: the Taleban besiege Kabul
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 From The Times August 23, 2008 Rockets, guile and the lessons of 
history: the Taleban besiege Kabul  Jeremy Page in Kabul The lorry drivers 
who bring the Pepsi and petrol for Nato troops in Kabul have their own way of 
calculating the Taleban’s progress – Wed, Aug 27 2008 6:36 pm 
Lenora Foerstel: Militarism and a Uni-polar World
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context=viewArticle&code=FOE20 080826&articleId=9946 Militarism and a 
Uni-polar World By Lenora Foerstel Global Research, August 26, 2008 The 
Trilateral Commission was founded in 1973 by David Rockefeller as an off-shoot
of the Council of Foreign Relations (CFR). David – Thurs, Aug 28 2008 12:29 am
Brian Harring: Israeli intrigue in Georgia
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Death from the Skies August 24, 2008 by Brian Harring South Ossetian 
officials accused Georgia on Sunday of building up military forces along the 
edge of South Ossetia and claimed a Georgian unit fired sporadically at 
villages overnight. There were no reports of casualties, but South Ossetian 
spokeswoman Irina Gagloyeva – Thurs, Aug 28 2008 1:04 am 
Police state Denver
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World Socialist Web Site WSWS : News & Analysis : North America 
Police continue repressive tactics in Denver By Tom Eley 28 August 2008 In the
two days since Denver police—acting at the direction of U.S. Secret 
Service—attacked and jailed nearly 100 peaceful protesters – Thurs, Aug 28 
2008 1:15 am 
Australia, Aboriginals, & Germaine Greer
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World Socialist Web Site WSWS : News & Analysis : Australia & 
South Pacific Australian media attacks Germaine Greer over essay on Aboriginal
violence By Richard Phillips 28 August 2008 Back to screen version | Send this
link by email | Email the author – Thurs, Aug 28 2008 1:19 am 
Boeing prepares for first strike on Russia
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Boeing, Missile Defense Agency Successfully Complete Missile Defense 
Sensor Integration Test ST. LOUIS, July 18, 2008 – The Boeing Company [NYSE: 
BA], working with industry teammates and the U.S. Missile Defense Agency, 
today successfully completed a Ground-based Midcourse Defense (GMD) system – 
Thurs, Aug 28 2008 1:31 am 
Russia: NATO interference means war
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Russia: NATO interference means war Wed, 27 Aug 2008 22:09:45 GMT  
Russia’s ambassador to NATO, Dmitri Rogozin Russia’s ambassador to NATO has 
warned that any military interference in the Caucasus conflict will be 
considered as declaration of war. – Thurs, Aug 28 2008 3:41 am 
Russia monitoring NATO movements
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Russia monitoring NATO movements Wed, 27 Aug 2008 15:21:16 GMT  
Destroyer USS McFaul anchors in Georgia’s Black Sea port Russia warns NATO 
against the build-up of its naval forces in the Black Sea, saying that the 
Russian fleet is monitoring their movements. – Thurs, Aug 28 2008 3:44 am 
Fwd: Still Smoking? “Polonium 210 – It’s Everywhere?” Greg Sams
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Washington interferes in UK justice system
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… Sound familiar? These are the words of a bully, “Do things my way or I 
won’t play nicely with you”. It’s the same approach the US & NATO are taking 
with Russia. Russia isn’t taking it anymore. I doubt if the UK has the same 
courage, being a toady and all. … This claim about ‘national security’ being
affected is very – Fri, Aug 29 2008 2:43 am 
EU considers sanctions on Russia
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… This statement is interesting from two points of view. First, it is 
probably a lie, reminiscent of the ‘incubator babies’ in the lead-up to Desert
Storm. Second, Georgia’s foreign minister seems to be implying that most of 
the residents of South Ossetia –the majority who “have celebrated Russia’s 
recognition of independence” – are not – Fri, Aug 29 2008 2:58 am 
Retraction: Brian Harring: Israeli intrigue in Georgia
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Fwd: HAARP CONTROL OF HURRICANE GUSTAV
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U.S., Europe, Japan Devised Plan to Prop Up Dollar
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U.S., Europe, Japan Devised Plan to Prop Up 
Dollar, Nikkei Says By Timothy R. Homan – Fri, Aug 29 2008 3:36 am 
Dave Lindorff: The Land of the Silent and the Home of the Fearful
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Published on Thursday, August 28, 2008 by CommonDreams.org The Land of 
the Silent and the Home of the Fearful by Dave Lindorff I was a speaker last 
night at an anti-war event sponsored by the Unitarian Universalist 
Congregation of Monmouth County, Progressive – Fri, Aug 29 2008 3:40 am 
Paul Craig Roberts: Nuclear Armageddon (audio)
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Nuclear Armaggedon: Jason Bermas Interviews Paul Craig Roberts Infowars
August 27, 2008 Listen to the interview here. Paul Craig Roberts, economist 
and former Assistant Secretary of the Treasury in the Reagan Administration, 
tells Jason Bermas on the Alex Jones Show that the Bush neocons are leading 
the United States into a – Fri, Aug 29 2008 4:06 am 
Rob Kirby: Wake-Up Call re/commodity prices
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charts and graphs in original  Today’s Market WrapUp 08.25.2008 Mon 
Tue Wed Thu Fri Kirby Archive Wake-Up Call BY ROB KIRBY Last week, widely 
regarded silver analyst Ted Butler, reported on recent developments during the
July 1 – August 5, 2008 time period – Fri, Aug 29 2008 4:13 am 
Tom Eley: Fascism in Denver
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World Socialist Web Site WSWS : News & Analysis : North America 
Repression in Denver highlights assault on democratic rights in US By Tom Eley
29 August 2008 On Wednesday, police raided the headquarters of a group— 
Unconventional Denver—protesting at the Democratic National – Fri, Aug 29 2008
4:30 am 
Police coerce young woman into fatal drug deal
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 Rachel killed when police send her wired to make deal with major drug
dealers. Police blame her. 
Russia may cut off oil flow to the West
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cnrussia129.xml Russia may cut off oil flow to the West By Ambrose 
Evans-Pritchard Last Updated: 4:02pm BST 29/08/2008 Fears are mounting that 
Russia may restrict oil deliveries to Western Europe over coming days, in 
response to the threat of EU sanctions – Fri, Aug 29 2008 9:39 am 
How Gustav victims will be ‘helped’
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The Katrina response was not a mistake, it was a preview of worse to come. rkm
____ Contract Opportunities Security for Hurricane Gustav 
Blackwater is compiling a list of qualified security personnel for possible 
deployment into areas affected by Hurricane Gustav. – Sat, Aug 30 2008 12:48 
am 
Russia ‘could destroy NATO ships in Black Sea within 20 minutes’
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Russia ‘could destroy NATO ships in Black Sea within 20 minutes’ 16:03 |
 29/ 08/ 2008 MOSCOW, August 29 (RIA Novosti) – Russia’s Black Sea Fleet is 
capable of destroying NATO’s naval strike group currently deployed in the sea 
within 20 minutes, a former fleet commander said on Friday. (Russian Navy – 
Sat, Aug 30 2008 2:05 am 
OSCE report points finger at Georgia
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 OSCE report points finger at Georgia for S. Ossetia crisis 30/08/2008
17:07 BERLIN, August 30 (RIA Novosti) – The Organization for Security and 
Cooperation in Europe has accumulated evidence pointing to “numerous wrong 
decisions” made by Georgian leaders that – Sat, Aug 30 2008 10:16 am 
Robert Parry: How the Republicans Win
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This article explains how the Republicans, ever since Nixon, have used dirty 
tricks to win elections. Note however these two excerpts: …Recall also how 
Al Gore, after being cheated of the Presidency, refused (as President of the 
Senate) to allow minority Congressman speak out against the election fraud. (
Michael Moore featured this – Sat, Aug 30 2008 11:54 pm 
Earl of Stirling: Russia Issues War Warning To NATO
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Russia Issues War Warning To NATO The Earl of Stirling 8-30-8 As the 
attention of the America public is focused on the American election, with the 
Democratic Convention having just ended, and the announcement today of 
McCain’s female running mate, and the – Sun, Aug 31 2008 1:25 am 
Russia to become food superpower?
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… August 31, 2008 THE FOOD CHAIN Russia’s Collective Farms: Hot 
Capitalist Property By ANDREW E. KRAMER PODLESNY, Russia — The fields around 
this little farming enclave are among the most fertile on earth. But like tens
of million of acres of – Sun, Aug 31 2008 2:26 am 
New Orleans: HAARP to finish what Katrina started
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…Mayor Orders the Evacuation of New Orleans  August 31, 2008 By ADAM
NOSSITER and SHAILA DEWAN NEW ORLEANS — City officials ordered everyone to 
leave New Orleans beginning Sunday morning — the first mandatory evacuation 
since Hurricane Katrina flooded the city three years ago — as Hurricane – Sun,
Aug 31 2008 2:31 am 
Globalization & health: it makes you sick
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  Soaring social inequality makes too many people sick PEDRO MOLINA/
NEWSART Ronald Labonté is a Canada research chair in globalization and health 
equity at the Institute of Population Health, University of Ottawa. He chaired
the globalization knowledge network for the WHO COmmission – Mon, Sep 1 2008 3:
20 am 
Storm Trooper raids in Minneapolis
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index.html Massive police raids on suspected protestors in Minneapolis 
Glenn Greenwald SATURDAY AUG. 30, 2008 12:44 EDT [updated below (with video) –
Update II – Update III – Update IV] Protesters here in Minneapolis have been 
targeted by a series of – Mon, Sep 1 2008 3:29 am 
Eric Walberg: Global Famine – Is It A Conspiracy?
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Global Famine – Is It A Conspiracy? By Eric Walberg 31 August, 2008 New
Dawn Mag Food protests and riots have swept more than 20 countries in the past
few months. On 2 April, World Bank President Robert Zoellick told a meeting in
Washington that there are 33 countries where price hikes – Mon, Sep 1 2008 3:
40 am 
Germany thwarts US schemes re/Russia
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This article is interesting in that it gives us statements from several EU 
leaders, revealing their positions re/ dealing with Russia. Germany, the 
dominant EU power, seems to be taking a very sensible attitude: …This is 
very encouraging. Germany seems to be rejecting Washington’s framing of the 
situation, and acting instead out of common sense and – Mon, Sep 1 2008 5:19 
am 
EU agrees: no sanctions against Russia
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…So, that’s it – no real sanctions. …Very clear and very sensible. rkm ___  EU suspends talks on Russia pact European Union leaders
have agreed to suspend talks on a new partnership agreement with Moscow until 
Russian troops have withdrawn – Tues, Sep 2 2008 12:02 am 
Robert Jensen: Technological Fundamentalism
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 Technological Fundamentalism In Media And Culture By Robert Jensen 01
September, 2008 Countercurrents.org While media watchdogs and bloggers probe 
contemporary news media for signs of bias – from every angle, on virtually 
every issue – perhaps the most important of journalists’ biases is ignored: 
their – Tues, Sep 2 2008 9:45 am 
Sun Makes History: First Spotless Month in a Century
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…+Century/article12823.htm Science Sun Makes History: First Spotless 
Month in a Century Michael Asher (Blog) – September 1, 2008 8:11 AM The record-
setting surface of the sun. A full month has gone by without a single spot (
Source: Solar and Heliospheric Observatory – Wed, Sep 3 2008 12:04 am 
Putin Vows ‘An Answer’ To NATO Ships Near Georgia
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… Putin Vows ‘An Answer’ To NATO Ships Near Georgia By Vladimir 
Isachenkov 03 September, 2008 Associated Press MOSCOW (AP) – Prime Minister 
Vladimir Putin said Tuesday that Russia will respond calmly to an increase in 
NATO ships in the Black Sea in – Wed, Sep 3 2008 9:05 am 
Kissinger beats hypocritical war drums
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…Such nonsense. The US has been the one encouraging and enabling far too 
much proliferation, is the main seller of weapons worldwide, and is the main 
perpetrator of the current arms race against Russia and China. If Iran got 
nuclear weapons it would make little substantial difference and Iran has shown
no signs of resuming such a weapons – Sat, Sep 6 2008 10:46 am 
Yu Bin: China Still On-Side With Russia
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China Still On-Side With Russia By Yu Bin 06 September, 2008 Asia Times
Online Sino-Russian relations have been under intense scrutiny lately because 
of the Georgian-Russian conflict over the breakaway Georgian region of South 
Ossetia. For many in the West, China’s cautious – Sat, Sep 6 2008 11:52 pm 
St. Paul’s Police Protest the Press
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…St. Paul’s Police Protest the Press Saturday 06 September 2008 by: 
Michael Winship, t r u t h o u t | Perspective Chronicling his life as a 
journalist in the colonial British Raj, a young Winston Churchill wrote that, 
“Nothing in life is so – Sun, Sep 7 2008 12:04 am 
Pakistan Blocking Major Fuel Route to NATO
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Corporate Media Refuses to Report Pakistan’s Blocking Major Fuel Route 
to NATO Infowars September 6, 2008 For the corporate media, the fact Pakistan 
has blocked a major fuel supply route for occupation forces in Afghanistan is 
a story not worthy of mention. Pakistan blocked the route after the U.S. once –
 Sun, Sep 7 2008 12:08 am 
Iran: nuclear aid from Russia?
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 From The Sunday Times September 7, 2008 Vladimir Putin set to bait US
with nuclear aid for Tehran Mark Franchetti in Moscow Russia is considering 
increasing its assistance to Iran’s nuclear programme in response to America’s
calls for Nato expansion – Sun, Sep 7 2008 8:44 pm 
Venezuela to host Russia navy exercise in Caribbean
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 Venezuela to host Russia navy exercise in Caribbean Sat Sep 6, 2008 
11:57pm EDT CARACAS (Reuters) – Several Russian ships and 1,000 soldiers will 
take part in joint naval maneuvers with Venezuela in the Caribbean Sea later 
this year, exercises likely to increase diplomatic tensions – Sun, Sep 7 2008 
8:49 pm 
NY Times: Freddie & Fannie Nationalized
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And thus the people will pay for the lootings and crimes of the financial 
elites. rkm   In Rescue to Stabilize Lending, U.S. 
Takes Over Mortgage Finance Titans September 8, 2008 By STEPHEN LABATON and 
EDMUND L. ANDREWS WASHINGTON — The Bush administration seized control of the –
Mon, Sep 8 2008 2:28 am 
The Fannie bailout: what it’s really about
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This article tells us what the NY Times leaves out, the part ‘not fit to 
print’, the important part. rkm … World Socialist Web Site [
link] WSWS : News & Analysis : North America US government takes over mortgage
giants to stave off financial meltdown – Mon, Sep 8 2008 2:38 am 
The Fannie takeover: who’s calling the tune?
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…Just as third world countries must dance to the tune of the IMF, so the US 
dances to the tune of China. Ironic however that in the third world, the tune 
is about privatization, while the US is compelled toward nationalization. The 
end result in both cases is the sacrifice of national integrity in order to 
satisfy outside investors. Such is – Mon, Sep 8 2008 2:52 am 
Russia defines peace terms re/Georgia
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 Russians ‘agree Georgia deadline’ Please turn on JavaScript. Media 
requires JavaScript to play. Medvedev on Russia-Georgia withdrawal Russia has 
conditionally agreed to remove its forces from Georgian land – excluding 
Abkhazia and South Ossetia – by the second week of – Mon, Sep 8 2008 5:35 pm 
Georgian conflict poses dilemma for Turkey
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Another very good analysis from the World Socialist Website. They are one of 
the most objective sources I’ve seen, and they look into background of current
topics. rkm ___ World Socialist Web Site WSWS : News &
 Analysis : Middle East : Turkey – Tues, Sep 9 2008 3:08 am 
India: US creates more nuclear proliferation
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 How India’s Nuclear “Waiver” Was Won Tuesday 09 September 2008 by: J.
Sri Raman, t r u t h o u t | Perspective According to India’s National 
Security Adviser, M. K. Narayanan, the country won a waiver of the normal, non-
proliferation conditions – Tues, Sep 9 2008 9:53 am 
Russia to build bases in breakaway provinces
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The US wanted to draw a line, saying Russia must retreat from the two 
breakaway provinces. The EU was more sensible and only required that they 
withdraw from the other parts of Georgia. Washington has apparently failed in 
its initial attempt to build a barrier between Russia and the rest of Europe. 
The EU is unlikely to object to Russia – Wed, Sep 10 2008 1:03 am 
Ukraine: US-Russia conflict provokes government collapse
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…World Socialist Web Site WSWS : News & Analysis : Europe : 
Russia & the former USSR Ukraine: US-Russia conflict provokes government 
collapse By Niall Green 10 September 2008 Back to screen version | Send this 
link by email | Email the author – Wed, Sep 10 2008 1:40 am 
* newslog posting *
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Another good analysis from WSWS. Sorry about the socialist rant at the end. 
rkm _____ World Socialist Web Site WSWS : News & 
Analysis : North America Record corporate bailout reveals the bankruptcy of 
American capitalism – Wed, Sep 10 2008 9:58 am 
David Saied: America’s Economic Myths
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America’s Economic Myths Daily Article by David Saied | Posted on 9/10/
2008 Mainstream economists and so-called experts have filled the minds of most
Americans with many economic myths that are constantly reinforced by the media
and repeated on the streets. These myths are – Wed, Sep 10 2008 11:45 am 
EU to face general recession
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..Very interesting. The economies are not shrinking at all, they are simply 
not growing by a greater amount each quarter. Typical economic double talk. 
However I think that real shrinkage will begin to occur in the West, as wealth
shifts to Asia, can capitalism continues to suffer from its collision with a 
finite world. – Wed, Sep 10 2008 6:33 pm 
* 9/11 truth to be shown in Russia prime time
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BREAKING – RUSSIA WILL NATIONALLY TELEVISE 9/11 TRUTH DOC “ZERO” ON 
Sept 11 TO 30 MILLION Diary Entry by Amanda Lang 9/11 TRUTH IS NOW UNSTOPPABLE!
 Public showing of Italian Truth film could lead to international tribunal. …
Russian television is to give prime time airing 9/11 film on the eve of – Wed,
Sep 10 2008 6:42 pm 
What Is The Secret Killing Weapon In Iraq?
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What Is The Secret Killing Weapon In Iraq? Woodward compares 
clandestine program to Manhattan Project, could secret weapon be terrifying 
radiation canon? Paul Joseph Watson Prison Planet September 9, 2008 Pulitzer 
Prize-winning journalist Bob Woodward revealed to Larry King – Wed, Sep 10 
2008 6:49 pm 
US at war with Pakistan
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…Pakistan is not Cambodia, and this is not the 1960s. Pakistan is a nuclear 
power, and its tribal regions are prepared to fight. Incursions into Pakistan 
are only likely to increase the intensity of the struggle against the Western 
invaders and occupiers. rkm _____ – Thurs, Sep 11 2008 3:17 am 
* test case: protesters charged as terrorists *
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…First they came for the Muslims, then… rkm ___ World 
Socialist Web Site WSWS : News & Analysis : North America Political 
dissent as terrorism: “Minnesota Patriot Act” charges filed against RNC Eight 
By Tom Eley 11 September 2008 – Thurs, Sep 11 2008 3:22 am 
US bailout sets stage for wider financial crisis
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World Socialist Web Site WSWS : News & Analysis : North America 
US bailout of mortgage giants sets stage for wider financial crisis By Barry 
Grey 12 September 2008 Since the Bush administration announced on Sunday the 
US government – Sat, Sep 13 2008 12:32 am 
Engdahl: Manipulating religion to political ends
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Christian Fundamentalism Permeates the Republican Party: Sarah Palin’s 
links to the Christian Right By F. William Engdahl Global Research, September 
13, 2008 Some days ago, most Americans had never heard of Alaska Governor 
Sarah Palin. Now, following her Vice Presidential acceptance speech, – Sun, 
Sep 14 2008 4:29 pm 
Peter Erlinder: Darfur Deception
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 Published on Tuesday, September 9, 2008 by CommonDreams.org Darfur 
Deception An Open Letter to Human Rights Colleagues Concerned About Darfur…and
Iraq by Peter Erlinder To my dear and well-meaning Human Rights colleagues, 
The story of displacement and death in the Darfur region of Sudan is – Sun, 
Sep 14 2008 4:35 pm 
Ellen Hodgson Brown: Web of Debt
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US accelerating global arms sales
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 With White House Push, U.S. Arms Sales Jump September 14, 2008
By ERIC LIPTON WASHINGTON — The Bush administration is pushing through a broad
array of foreign weapons deals as it seeks to rearm Iraq and – Sun, Sep 14 
2008 4:52 pm 
Pakistan: US ignites tribal opposition
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Tribesmen say they are with army, warn US Staff Report MIRANSHAH: 
Tribal elders in North Waziristan on Saturday vowed to defend the country’s 
frontiers by fighting alongside security forces against any ‘possible American
attack’. Malak Nasrullah, Malak Qadar Khan, Malak Mamoor, Malak Muhammad Afzal
– Sun, Sep 14 2008 5:00 pm 
Japanese alarm at rise in Russian military activity
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warns-of-increasing-Russian-mi litary-presence.html Japanese alarm at 
rise in Russian military activity Japan has warned of an increasing Russian 
military presence in North- East Asia, with additional exercises and 
incursions into Japanese – Sun, Sep 14 2008 5:19 pm 
Wall Street cannibalizing itself
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Banks Fear Next Move by Shorts By Louise Story The New York Times Monday, 
September 15, 2008 In May, David Einhorn, one of the most vocal short 
sellers on Wall Street, made no secret he was betting against Lehman Brothers.
Now some investors are afraid that fund managers like him will take – Sun, Sep
14 2008 7:59 pm 
Pakistan order to kill US invaders
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0,25197,24336245-25837,00.html Pakistan order to kill US invaders Bruce
Loudon, South Asia correspondent | September 13, 2008 KEY corps commanders of 
Pakistan’s 600,000-strong army issued orders last night to retaliate against ”
invading” US forces that enter the – Mon, Sep 15 2008 1:20 am 
Syria: West & Russia vie for influence
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…French President Sarkozy visits Syria to seek new alliances By 
Pierre Mabut 15 September 2008 French President Nicolas Sarkozy made a two-day
visit to the Syrian capital Damascus on September 3-4 to continue Israeli-
Syrian peace negotiations brokered by France, Qatar and Turkey. The immediate –
 Mon, Sep 15 2008 1:34 am 
Chile: new documents show US conspiracy
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NEW KISSINGER ‘TELCONS’ REVEAL CHILE PLOTTING AT HIGHEST LEVELS OF U.S.
GOVERNMENT Nixon Vetoed Proposed Coexistence with an Allende Government 
Kissinger to the CIA: “We will not let Chile go down the drain.” National 
Security Archive Electronic Briefing Book No. 255 – Mon, Sep 15 2008 1:58 am 
Merrill Lynch bites the dust
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 Stunning Fall for Main Street’s Brokerage Firm September 15, 2008 By 
LOUISE STORY It’s the end of an era for Merrill Lynch, the brokerage firm that
brought Wall Street to Main Street. Merrill, which has lost more than $45 
billion on its mortgage – Mon, Sep 15 2008 2:00 am 
Lehman collapse: Goodbye pensions!
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…AR2008091400355.html Massive Shifts on Wall St. Troubled Investment 
Bank To File for Bankruptcy By Heather Landy and Neil Irwin Washington Post 
Staff Writers Monday, September 15, 2008; A01 NEW YORK, Sept. 15 – Lehman 
Brothers announced early Monday morning – Mon, Sep 15 2008 2:14 am 
Venezuela: moves still closer to grassroots democracy
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Venezuela: New mission, laws to extend popular power; trade union 
movement rebuilds By Federico Fuentes Caracas, September 6, 2008 – The August
24 announcment by Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez to officially launch the 
social mission April 13, and the decreeing of 26 new and reformed laws on July
29, – Mon, Sep 15 2008 2:22 am 
Richard Cook: Has the West Reached Its Limits?
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Has the West Reached Its Limits? By Richard C. Cook Global Research, 
September 14, 2008 “Change” Part I “Train-wreck” doesn’t even begin to 
describe what is starting to happen to the U.S. today with the financial 
crisis, an onrushing – Tues, Sep 16 2008 6:14 am 
Boeing laser: yet another first-strike weapon
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Boeing, Airborne Laser Team Begin Firing High-Energy Laser on ABL 
Aircraft EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE, Sept. 08, 2008 – The Boeing Company [NYSE: 
BA], industry teammates and the U.S. Missile Defense Agency on Sept. 7 
achieved a major milestone in the development of the Airborne Laser – Tues, 
Sep 16 2008 6:29 am 
Fwd: NEW BOOK: ‘9/11 Unveiled’ by Enver Masud
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Russia Gives Nato 21 Days To Leave Black Sea
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Russia Gives Nato 21 Days To Leave Black Sea Russia Issues War Warning To NATO Publication time: 31 August 2008, 12:
18  As the attention of the America public is focused on the American – Tues,
Sep 16 2008 6:43 am 
The US Has 761 Military Bases Across the Planet
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 The US Has 761 Military Bases Across the Planet, and We Simply Never 
Talk About It By Tom Engelhardt, Tomdispatch.com Posted on September 8, 2008, 
Printed on September 16, 2008 Here it is, as simply as I can put it: In
the course of any year, – Tues, Sep 16 2008 6:49 am 
Leading Journalists Expose Major Media Manipulations
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Money in a bank? take it and run
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Run On The Bank? Americans Could Lose Their Deposits Paul Joseph Watson
Prison Planet Tuesday, September 16, 2008 You know things are bad when Yahoo.
com, the most trafficked website in the world and usually a purveyor of 
mindless celebrity gossip, cooking tips and – Tues, Sep 16 2008 10:32 am 
MidEast Dispatches: BOOKS-IRAQ: “We Blew Her to Pieces”
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Bob Woodward: new top-secret weapons
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Steve Weissman | Bob Woodward’s Not-so-Secret Weapon …This article 
gives very little information about these secret capabilities, other than what
they can do. Anyone want to hazard a guess? My own guess is that it may be 
nanotechnology, as described in – Wed, Sep 17 2008 12:50 am 
Indian waiver: row between Delhi and Beijing
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World Socialist Web Site WSWS : News & Analysis : Asia : India 
Nuclear Supplier Group gives India unique “waiver,” but only after row between
Delhi and Beijing By Kranti Kumara and Deepal Jayasekera 17 September 2008 In 
the face of immense political pressure from the United States and – Wed, Sep 
17 2008 1:02 am 
Muslim hate DVDs: distributed by newspapers
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Fed bails out AIG: Big-time heist unfolding
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We now have a situation where the US government itself is guaranteeing most of
those ‘subprime’ (ie, bad) loans that were made. This does not mean the 
homeowners won’t be evicted, but it does mean the banks that made the bad 
loans will be repaid. Either that, or the US Government itself must declare 
bankruptcy. – Wed, Sep 17 2008 1:37 am 
Fwd: New Earth Intentional Community Feasibility
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Pollution: cause of diabetes & obesity?
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 Health News #977 “Environment, health, jobs and justice-Who gets to decide?”
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Bolivia: Revolt of the Rich
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 Revolt of the Rich Despite winning last month’s recall 
election, President Evo Morales faces escalating violence from protesters who 
don’t want to share the nation’s natural-gas wealth. Michael Miller NEWSWEEK 
WEB EXCLUSIVE – Fri, Sep 19 2008 12:43 am 
The economy: Amy Goodman & Michael Hudson
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 US Seizes Control of AIG with $85 Billion Bailout September 17, 2008 
The US government has seized control of insurance giant American International
Group in an unprecedented $85 billion bailout. The Federal Reserve made the 
deal on Tuesday to save AIG from collapse in – Fri, Sep 19 2008 12:53 am 
New Study Shows Solar System is Unique
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is-unique.html New Study Shows Solar System is Unique Monday, September
01, 2008 – Shalhevet Bar-Asher Research conducted by a team of North American 
scientists recently claimed that our solar system is special, contrary to the 
accepted – Fri, Sep 19 2008 1:03 am 
US collapse: How Many Legs Does This Stool Have?
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 Just How Many Legs Does This Stool Have? By Dave Eriqat 18 september,
2008 Countercurrents.org It seems like the people running our government and 
commercial apparatus are systematically and deliberately cutting the 
stabilizing legs off the stool we call our economy. It’s as if they are – Fri,
Sep 19 2008 1:20 am 
Martial law: rehearsals underway
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Brigade homeland tours start Oct. 1 3rd Infantry’s 1st BCT 
trains for a new dwell-time mission. Helping ‘people at home’ may become a 
permanent part of the active Army By Gina Cavallaro – Staff writer – Fri, Sep 
19 2008 1:25 am 
Patrick Irelan: Bolivia Versus the Empire
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Bolivia Versus the Empire Morales Sí, Secession No By Patrick Irelan 16/
09/08 “Counterpunch’ – Evo Morales is a patient man. After he was elected 
president of Bolivia in 2005, he set about in a peaceful and democratic way to
liberate his country’s oppressed majority. That – Fri, Sep 19 2008 1:47 am 
The bailout: Consolidation at the top
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 September 18, 2008 As Fears Grow, Wall St. Titans See Shares Fall By 
BEN WHITE and ERIC DASH Editors’ Note Appended Correction Appended Even Morgan
Stanley and Goldman Sachs, the two last titans left standing on Wall Street, 
are no longer immune. – Fri, Sep 19 2008 1:53 am 
Pakistan: multi-faceted US duplicity
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Is A US Attack On Pakistan Imminent? By Usman Khalid 17 September, 2008
Countercurrents.org Pakistan is nervous; it cannot believe that the USA can 
turn on its ally so fast and easy. The escalation of the ‘terror war’ to 
include Pakistan was announced by President Bush himself. He proclaimed a new –
 Fri, Sep 19 2008 12:52 pm 
Bolivia: Governor arrested
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arrested.html Bolivia: Pando Prefect Arrested La Paz, Sep 16 (Prensa 
Latina) Opposition Pando Prefect Leopoldo Fernandez was arrested and 
transferred to La Paz on charges of organizing a massacre of farmers in the 
northern Bolivian province. – Fri, Sep 19 2008 12:56 pm 
Bolivia: more on massacre & arrest
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..At least the opposition is honest about themselves, they don’t consider a 
massacre of peasants to be a crime. rkm __________  Morales 
Adherents Gunned Down in Pando Thursday 18 September 2008 – Fri, Sep 19 2008 1:
10 pm 
Mike Robinson : The End Of The United States
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The End Of The United States Mike Robinson ukcolumn As I write this, in
a real sucker punch, the FTSE is up 10% so far today. Hooray, the world is 
saved! Or not. What could be behind this insane, hysterical reaction? One 
reason is that late yesterday, the FSA called a halt to short – Sat, Sep 20 
2008 12:12 am 
Jim Willie: PANIC, CONSOLIDATE, GAME OVER
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PANIC, CONSOLIDATE, GAME OVER Jim Willie CB September 18, 2008  home: 
Golden Jackass website subscribe: Hat Trick Letter Jim Willie CB, editor of 
the “HAT TRICK LETTER” Use the above link to subscribe to the paid research 
reports, which – Sat, Sep 20 2008 12:21 am 
* Syria: Russian naval base now operational *
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Syria The New Tripwire For WWIII Lord Stirling 9-18-8 Russian Rear 
Admiral Andrei Baranov has disclosed that 10 Russian warships are already 
anchored at the Syrian port of Tartus. Russian engineering crews are widening 
and dredging the port to accommodate additional Russian – Sat, Sep 20 2008 12:
25 am 
News blackout on Ike: Why?
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Here’s a video of an ABC news broadcast about the media blackout on Hurricane 
Ike damage. Why the blackout? I think it’s pretty clear that they are 
intentionally setting a precedent for blackouts, in preparation for how things
will be handled under martial law. There is the additional – Sat, Sep 20 2008 
12:44 am 
UK banks: following US down the drain
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World Socialist Web Site WSWS : News & Analysis : Europe : 
Britain Lloyds TSB takeover of HBOS leaves Britain’s banks in trouble By Julie
Hyland 20 September 2008 Back to screen version | Send this link by email | 
Email the author – Sat, Sep 20 2008 12:47 am 
The Battle of Seattle
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You may have heard of the new film, The Battle of Seattle. It’s got a solid 
cast of stars, and seems to do a good job of portraying events. Woody 
Haroldson is involved, and he’s on our side. Here’s a good interview by Amy 
Goldman with Stuart Townsend, the writer and director, and David Solnit, one 
of the organizers of the protests. – Sat, Sep 20 2008 2:08 am 
The modern Taliban: occupation days are numbered
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..AR2008091903980.html  A Modernized Taliban Thrives in Afghanistan 
Militia Operates a Parallel Government By Pamela Constable Washington Post 
Foreign Service Saturday, September 20, 2008; A01 KABUL, Sept. 19 – Just one 
year ago, the Taliban insurgency was a – Sat, Sep 20 2008 2:33 am 
Russia says US wants to attack Iran from Georgia
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 U.S. could use Georgia as bridgehead to attack Iran – Rogozin 17/09/
2008 17:10 BRUSSELS, September 17 (RIA Novosti) – Georgia would be an ideal 
bridgehead for a U.S. invasion of Iran, Russia’s NATO envoy said Wednesday. 
The United States and Israel have consistently refused to rule out – Sat, Sep 
20 2008 2:42 am 
Attack on Iran still seems likely
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This attack has seemed imminent for quite some time now, so one never knows 
for sure. But all this assembled naval power must be for something. And Russia
has made it clear it’s not putting up with any more nonsense from Washington. 
If there is a blockade, Russia will challenge it. If shooting starts, all 
these naval ships will be sunk – Sat, Sep 20 2008 2:49 am 
Richard Cook: U.S. Is Becoming an Impoverished Nation
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Impacts of the Financial Crisis: The U.S. Is Becoming an Impoverished 
Nation By Richard C. Cook Global Research, September 19, 2008 Everything the 
Federal Reserve and the U.S. Treasury Department are trying to do to stem the 
tide of the self-destructing U.S. financial – Sat, Sep 20 2008 8:08 am 
Chossudovsky: Global Financial Meltdown
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..[graphs in original] Global Financial Meltdown By Michel 
Chossudovsky Global Research, September 18, 2008 Bloody Monday September 15, 
2008 Bloody Monday, September 15, 2008. The Dow Jones industrial average (DJIA)
 declined by 504 points (4.4%), its largest drop since Sept. – Sat, Sep 20 
2008 8:13 am 
NY Times spin on Greatest Robbery Ever
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..So the representative of the robbers says the simplest thing to do is let 
the robbers keep their loot. We wouldn’t want those robbers to be in turmoil, 
would we? This makes the Iraq WMD stories seem like a minor editorial slip. ”
All the news that spins, we print”. Of course he’s a student of the Great 
Depression, a previous similar – Sun, Sep 21 2008 3:11 am 
Gory details of The Greatest Robbery of All Time
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..These are the foxes who are guarding the chicken coop, the technocrats of 
the banking elite, the money masters who have orchestrated the destruction of 
the American economy so as to benefit themselves:  Begin forwarded message: ..
___________ subscribe mailto: newlog-subscribe@googlegroups. 
com – Sun, Sep 21 2008 4:48 pm 
Engdahl: Titanic Shift in Global Capital Market Power
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Titanic Shift in Global Capital Market Power The worst financial
crisis in US history is just now appearing in its real dimension. It spells 
the end of New York’s reign as the globally dominant financial power, the 
heart of the power of the American – Sun, Sep 21 2008 5:00 pm 

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