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The assault is part of the run-up to the coming attack on Iran -- an attempt to secure the rear of that new front by destroying Iraq's Shiite nationalist forces. It is also part of an on-going effort to eliminate the strongest rival to the Shiite extremists that Bush has installed in office in Iraq, before the conquered land's fall elections.
"The Powers that Be" once again acted in defiance of the wishes of long-standing residents along this "so-called" roadway just off Florence Lake Road. Many have lived there for decades on the shores of Florence Lake. And, they clearly expressed their opposition to development; to roads and driveways, and to wide paved cement "trails" in the ravine just behind them and immediately adjacent to their properties.
This morningâ€™s news on al-Jazeera fully demonstrates American involvement with the new surge into Sadr City - the Baghdad stronghold of Muqtadaâ€™s Mehdi army â€“ supported by American Abrams tanks and aerial bombing.
New York, May 6: There is a time in the life of every writer when you find yourself fearing that you have become a robo call phone machineâ€”repeating the same message over and over with diminishing results.
Mission statements and slogans are easy to poke fun at and shouldn't, perhaps, be taken too seriously. That said, the people who develop them do take them seriously, which is why they can't be ignored.
There is still very much a land base to the empire with over seven hundred fifty military establishments of one form or another in over one hundred thirty countries. Yet it is the institutional structuring of global enterprises that now determines the nature and kind of empire, with a somewhat different rationale behind these structures.
He saw two valiant American soldiers hitting a man who was lying on the groundâ€”his head wrapped in a blanket. Five more patriotic heroes eventually joined in on the beating, hitting the manâ€™s head with the butts of their rifles and kicking him with their heavy boots. â€œThen,â€ says Kurnaz, â€œthey walked away, leaving him lying there.â€
The last war won't end, but in the Pentagon they're already arguing about the next one.
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