BBC NEWS | Americas | US 'alienating' world's Muslims: "'Muslims do not hate our freedom, but rather they hate our policies,' the report says. 'The overwhelming majority voice their objections to what they see as one-sided support in favour of Israel and against Palestinian rights, and the long-standing, even increasing, support for what Muslims collectively... Continue Reading →

The New York Review of Books: Sharon and the Future of Palestine: "The latest report from Israel's Peace Now Settlement Watch found that building and infrastructure construction is taking place at 474 settlement sites in the West Bank and Gaza, including fifty sites where expansion or new construction deviates from the existing boundaries of the... Continue Reading →

U.S. finds suspected terror headquarters / Wanted Jordanian's letters inside house: "But a veteran military analyst in Washington asserted that the United States arguably had suffered a political setback. 'Fallujah has been a political victory for the insurgents,' wrote Anthony Cordesman of the Center for Strategic and International Studies. 'It has further polarized the Arab... Continue Reading →

U.S. finds suspected terror headquarters / Wanted Jordanian's letters inside house: "Military officials said it was unclear when, if ever, al-Zarqawi had last been in the house discovered Thursday in Fallujah's southern neighborhood of Shuhada. A U.S. intelligence source said al-Zarqawi apparently did not use Fallujah as his base of operations, and none of the... Continue Reading →

Fallujah 101: A history lesson about the town we are currently destroying. -- In These Times: "Most Middle East experts in the United States, both inside and outside the government, have drawn on their knowledge of the cultures, languages, history, politics of the Middle East?and on their experience?to conclude that most Bush administration Middle East... Continue Reading →

Fallujah in US hands as uprising sweeps Sunni regions of Iraq: "The Bush administration?s propaganda that Fallujah was being held ?hostage? by foreign terrorists has crumbled. The only purported evidence of Islamic extremist activity has not been found in the headquarters and fighting positions of the city?s defenders, but in what has been luridly reported... Continue Reading →

Iraq veteran Jimmy Massey speaks to the WSWS We're committing genocide in Iraq: "Massey entered Iraq as part of the initial US invasion in March 2003. He witnessed?and in some cases participated in?the killing of innocent civilians. During a single 48-hour period, he says, he saw as many as 30 civilians killed by US gunfire... Continue Reading →

Iraq: the unthinkable becomes normal: "Normalising colonial crimes like the attack on Fallujah requires such racism, linking our imagination to 'the other'. The thrust of the reporting is that the 'insurgents' are led by sinister foreigners of the kind that behead people: for example, by Musab al-Zarqawi, a Jordanian said to be al-Qaeda's 'top operative'... Continue Reading →

Iraq: the unthinkable becomes normal: "In a letter sent on 14 October to Kofi Annan, the Fallujah Shura Council, which administers the city, said: 'In Fallujah, [the Americans] have created a new vague target: al-Zarqawi. Almost a year has elapsed since they created this new pretext and whenever they destroy houses, mosques, restaurants, and kill... Continue Reading →

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