Saturday, September 27, 2003
Iraq war newsLondon and World Protests Oppose Iraq Occupation
: "Chanting "Troops out of Iraq and Blairout of Number 10," thousands of anti-war protesters took to thestreets of London on Saturday to demonstrate against Britain'scontinued military involvement in Iraq. (Reuters)
"In Yahoo! News: War with IraqUN staff continue to flee Baghdad violence, US sets constitution time table
: "UN staff continued their exodus from Iraq as a Baghdad hotel housing US officials came under fire, while Washington agreed to a six-month target to draw up a new constitution. (AFP)
"In Yahoo! News: War with IraqIraqis killed in U.S. checkpoint shooting
in CNN - War in IraqNo end to Baghdad dangers (27 Sept 03)
in Radio Free USABush Says 'World Is Safer' Without Saddam
: "President Bush sought to reassureAmericans on Saturday that the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq wasappropriate despite the failure to find weapons of massdestruction and with U.S. troops under daily guerrilla attack. (Reuters)
"In Yahoo! News: War with IraqPentagon taps 10,000 soldiers for Iraq, puts 5,000 more on standby
: "The Pentagon has mobilized two US Army National Guard brigades for deployment to Iraq and put a third on standby as US calls for international troop contributions go unheeded. (AFP)
"In Yahoo! News: War with Iraq
Friday, September 26, 2003
U.S. holding 19 al-Qaida suspects in Iraq
: "U.S. forces in Iraq are holding 19 suspected members of the al-Qaida terrorist network, the American civilian administrator said Friday.
"In JuneauEmpire.com: Associated PressWest Bank gunman kills Israeli man, baby
: "A Palestinian gunman broke into a Jewish settlement in the West Bank on Friday and opened fire in a home where a family had gathered to mark the Jewish New Year, killing an Israeli man and a toddler and shattering Israel's efforts to maintain calm over the holiday.
"In JuneauEmpire.com: Associated PressSchwarzenegger declines debate challenge
: "Gov. Gray Davis challenged Arnold Schwarzenegger to a debate "right here, right now," accusing the actor Friday of distorting his record. The Schwarzenegger campaign declined.
"In JuneauEmpire.com: Associated PressBush, Putin to hold talks at Camp David
: "President Bush and Russian President Vladimir Putin brought deep differences over postwar Iraq and Iran's nuclear program to a two-day Camp David summit. But they were expected to play down those disputes and emphasize economic and anti-terrorist cooperation.
"In JuneauEmpire.com: Associated Press
Thursday, September 25, 2003
Iraq war newsU.S. may send more soldiers to Iraq
: "The United States may have to alert thousands more National Guard and Reserve troops within weeks that they are needed for duty in Iraq, the Pentagon's second-ranking general said Wednesday.
"In JuneauEmpire.com: Associated PressU.S. forces kill 18 in heavy Iraq clashes
: "Bombs rocked a teeming quarter of Baghdad and a sex-film theater in Mosul on Wednesday, reportedly killing at least three Iraqis and wounding dozens. In a string of ground clashes, the U.S. military said they killed nine Iraqis on one of the bloodiest days of combat in weeks.
"In JuneauEmpire.com: Associated PressSaddam burgers
: "An Iraqi war-themed restaurant in China was forced to change its name by state officials. "Iraq" served such treats as "cooked Saddam" by waiters wearing army fatigues. Rifles and bayonets adorned the walls. China cracked down on "Iraq" within days of its opening, calling it tasteless.
"In Alternet: War On IraqU.S. soldier in Iraq speaks out
: "Tim Predmore, on active duty with the 101st Airborne Division in northern Iraq, has written a brave essay exposing the hypocrisy of Bush's war. He writes, "For the past six months, I have been participating in what I believe to be the great modern lie: Operation Iraqi Freedom."
Predmore continues, "I once believed that I was serving for a cause - "to uphold and defend the constitution of the United States". Now I no longer believe that; I have lost my conviction, as well as my determination. I can no longer justify my service on the basis of what I believe to be half-truths and bold lies."
"In Alternet: War On IraqSecurity lacking
: "One of only three women on Iraq's Governing Council remains in critical condition after her car was ambushed by men with semiautomatic weapons in an assassination attempt Saturday morning. This comes after other members of the Governing Council have been pleading with U.S. authorities to provide them with more security and bodyguards. Women in Iraq have thus far not only been largely excluded from the reconstruction process, but looting, violence and threats of extremism have kept them in their homes. They are also facing restrictions on their rights by religious fundamentalist groups. Continue »
"In Alternet: War On Iraq
Tuesday, September 23, 2003
Iraq war newsFinnish Ex-Leader to Head U.N. Iraq Probe
: "Finland's former president will lead an independent investigation of the security situation at U.N. headquarters in Baghdad just before the August bombing that killed 22 people and injured more than 160, a U.N. spokesman said Monday. (AP)
"In Yahoo! News: War with IraqFor Bush's Iraq Request, Tough Comparisons Loom
: "With lights recently blacked out in the mid-Atlantic and wetlands conservation being squeezed, President Bush wants to spend nearly $5.7 billion on Iraq's electricity system and as much as $100 million next year to restore that nation's drained marshlands. (washingtonpost.com)
"In Yahoo! News: War with IraqBremer Urges Senate to Approve Iraq Funds
: "Iraq could become a haven for terrorists if the United States fails to provide money needed to help rebuild the country, the U.S. administrator told senators Monday. (AP)
"In Yahoo! News: War with Iraq2 Killed, 19 Wounded in Iraq Car Bombing
: "A suicide bomber, his body wrapped in explosives and his car filled with 50 pounds of TNT, struck a police checkpoint outside U.N. headquarters in Baghdad on Monday, killing an Iraqi policeman who stopped him and wounding 19 people. (AP)
"In Yahoo! News: War with IraqBush unbending on Iraq
in BBC: War in IraqAP: Bush paper details Iraq spending plan
: "The administration wants $100 million for an Iraqi witness protection program, $290 million to hire, train and house thousands of firefighters, $9 million to modernize the postal service, including establishment of ZIP codes.
"In Seattle Post-Intelligencer: War on IraqIranian agent charged in Canadian's death
: "An agent for Iran's Intelligence Ministry was charged with murder Monday in the death of an Iranian-Canadian photojournalist from injuries she received while in custody.
"In Seattle Post-Intelligencer: War on IraqIraq oil assets 'up for sale'
in BBC: War in IraqUN rifts over Iraq remain deep
: "President Bush's speech to the UN will highlight rather allay international divisions.
"In BBC: War in IraqMusharraf Wary on Iraq
: "In an interview, Gen. Pervez Musharraf, the president of Pakistan, said his government needed more support from the Islamic world before it could send troops to Iraq.
"In New York Times: World Special
Monday, September 22, 2003
Iraq war blogBomb kills 2 at U.N. compound in Baghdad
: "A car bomb exploded Monday morning while the vehicle was being examined at a checkpoint as it tried to enter the U.N. compound, killing at least two people and injuring eight others.
"In Seattle Post-Intelligencer: War on IraqIsraeli troops exchange fire in Hebron
: "Israeli troops backed by tanks surrounded a house in Hebron early Monday, exchanging fire with at least one gunman inside and then demolishing the building, Palestinian witnesses and military officials said.
"In Seattle Post-Intelligencer: War on IraqChirac says he has no intention to veto new US Iraq resolution
: "French President Jacques Chirac said, in an interview, that he has no intention to veto a new UN Security Council resolution proposed by the United States on Iraq. (AFP)
"In Yahoo! News: War with IraqIraq adopts sweeping reforms
in BBC: War in Iraq
Iraq war newsIsraeli officials visit U.S.
: "A delegation headed by a top aide to Israel's prime minister began a visit to Washington on Sunday to present proposed routes for a hotly disputed security barrier between Israel and the West Bank.
"In Seattle Post-Intelligencer: War on IraqNew Survey of 2,000 Iraqi households reveals human rights abuses and attitudes on reconstruction, justice and government
: "A survey of 2,000 households, conducted by Physicians for Human Rights (PHR), finds that people living in southern Iraq experienced widespread human rights abuses under Saddam Hussein?s Ba?ath regime and revealed that Iraqis support protection of women and minorities and a UN-led reconstruction effort. More than half of the respondents (53 percent) felt the Coalition Forces should not be involved in direct delivery of humanitarian assistance.
"In Electronic IraqLebanese troops clash with Hezbollah
: "Lebanese troops fired at militant Hezbollah forces in southern Lebanon Sunday in the first such clash in more than a decade, killing one guerrilla and wounding two, a Hezbollah official said.
"In Seattle Post-Intelligencer: War on IraqIraq hopes for around 70 billion dollars in aid
: "Iraqi interim finance minister Kamel al-Kilani said that his government hoped to get financial commitments of around 70 billion dollars from donors at a key aid conference next month. (AFP)
"In Yahoo! News: War with IraqU.S. Military Denies Report of Saddam Exile Offer
: "The U.S. military on Sunday denieda British media report that Saddam Hussein had offered moneyand information on weapons of mass destruction in return forsafe passage to the ex-Soviet republic of Belarus. (Reuters)
"In Yahoo! News: War with IraqDemocrat Biden Urges U.S. to Out-Maneuver France
: "A top Senate Democrat urgedPresident Bush on Sunday "to outsmart the French" in theiropposition to a new U.N. resolution on Iraq by having theSecurity Council decide when to turn control back to Iraqis. (Reuters)
"In Yahoo! News: War with IraqAirline passengers' data used in study (20 Sept 03)
in Radio Free USAHalliburton's secret deal -- Even the reason it's secret is a secret (20 Sept 03)
in Radio Free USASoaring Iraqi Costs Mean More U.S. Business
: "Sabotage, looting and a more fragileinfrastructure than anticipated are driving up costs in Iraq,where U.S. companies will likely reap billions of dollars inthe next round of reconstruction contracts. (Reuters)
"In Yahoo! News: War with IraqCOALITION ENGINEERS WORK ON BAGHDAD?S SEWER SYSTEM
in CENTCOM: News ReleaseCommunity powderkeg ready to explode in Kirkuk despite official cool
: "Simmering tensions between Arabs, Kurds and Turkmen in this northern Iraqi city could boil over at any time, but community leaders offer vocal support for US efforts to maintain calm. (AFP)
"In Yahoo! News: War with Iraq
Sunday, September 21, 2003
Iraq war newsArafat sees U.N. vote as sign of support
: "Yasser Arafat told hundreds of supporters Saturday that a United Nations vote condemning an Israeli decision to remove him is of the "utmost importance" as a sign of international support for the Palestinians.
"In Seattle Post-Intelligencer: War on IraqIraqi Council Member Shot; Europeans Still Divided
: "Gunmen seriously wounded aleading woman member of Iraq's Governing Council Saturday, asEurope's three biggest powers failed to resolve their rift overIraq and its future six months after the war began. (Reuters)
"In Yahoo! News: War with Iraq