|Using Asia's Poor to Build U.S. Bases in Iraq
By David Phinney, October 15, 2005
Companies like Halliburton are importing 'third country nationals' -- and putting them to work in horrible conditions -- to fulfill their U.S. government contracts.
Jing Soliman left his family in the Philippines for what sounded like a sure thing -- a job as a warehouse worker at Camp Anaconda in Iraq....
...But for the 12-hour day, seven-day week that Soliman says was standard for him and many contractor employees in Iraq, he actually earned $1.56 an hour... more
|Pentagon Revises Nuclear Strike Plan
By Walter Pincus, September 11, 2005
The Pentagon has drafted a revised doctrine for the use of nuclear weapons that envisions commanders requesting presidential approval to use them to preempt an attack by a nation or a terrorist group using weapons of mass destruction. The draft also includes the option of using nuclear arms to destroy known enemy stockpiles of nuclear, biological or chemical weapons.
...The first example for potential nuclear weapon use listed in the draft is against an enemy that is using "or intending to use WMD" against U.S. or allied, multinational military forces or civilian populations... more
|Bush's Energy Disaster
By Joshuah Bearmani, August 11, 2005
The long-delayed energy bill signed into law last week will wreak havoc on the planet while padding the pockets of the oil industry...
But the giveaways are the least of the bill's problems. When both sides claim victory, it's a sure sign of mediocre legislation. Republicans got to line some pockets and call it economic progress... more
|One Nation, Under Watch
By Silja J.A. Talvi, August 8, 2005
President Bush is expected to sign the reauthorized and largely permanent PATRIOT Act into law on Sept. 11, 2005, pending an ironed-out version between the House and the Senate once the legislative session resumes. more
|Explosions In London - Who Stands To Gain? Israel Warned,
Cover-up In Progress
Prisonplanet, July 7 2005
Scotland Yard says it got a warning before the attack and told Israel.
"The Israeli Embassy in London was notified in advance, resulting in Finance Minister Binyamin Netanyahu remaining in his hotel room..."
This has MI5 written all over it. Just watch that national ID card legislation sail through... more
related story Today, 7/7, saw a classic false-flag attack hit London, a simple set-up by western secret services to distract from the deepening woes of Bush and Blair, and perhaps to create the pretext for the next round of wars on Iran...
|Union rep: U.S. troops killing journalists
World Net Daily, May 19, 2005
Echoing a claim that led to CNN executive Eason Jordan's resignation, the president of the 35,000-member Newspaper Guild asserted U.S. troops deliberately are killing journalists in Iraq...
...Foley continued, "They target and kill journalists … uh, from other countries, particularly Arab countries like Al -, like Arab news services like al-Jazeera, for example. They actually target them and blow up their studios with impunity. ..." more
related story "Eight Iraqi journalists' whereabouts are unknown after being detained by U.S. and Iraqi forces..."
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