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Richard Moore


I just posted seven very good articles to the newslog list, 
now available on the archives:

Below are the header lines for each article and a few
excerpts to give you a flavor of the contents. My own
comments are occasionally interspersed, indented to the
left.  If you are unable to access a particular article
on the website, I can send you a copy.

All of the articles relate to our current global
emergency.  An emergency which is not caused by Iraq,
nor by rogue terrorism, but by America, its state
terrorism, and its weapons of mass destruction.


    Date: Fri, 7 Feb 2003 10:22:31 +0100
    To: •••@••.•••
    From: "Richard K. Moore" <•••@••.•••>
    Subject: Chossudovsky: Fabricating an Enemy

Chossudovsky is in my opinion the most important
journalist alive today. He is right out in front with
the deepest-digging critiques, and he documents
everything and gives URLs when appropriate. This piece
is wide-ranging.  It talks about Iraq, Al Qeada,
Homeland Security, current propaganda techniques, and
more.  Here is a randomly selected paragraph:

    Covert support by the US military and intelligence
    apparatus has been channelled to various Islamic
    terrorist organisations through a complex network of
    intermediaries and intelligence proxies. Moreover,
    numerous official statements, intelligence reports
    confirm recent links (in the post Cold War era) between
    US military-intelligence units and Al Qaeda operatives,
    as occurred in Bosnia (mid 1990s), Kosovo (1998-99) and
    Macedonia (2001).18 The Republican Party Committee of
    the US Congress in a 1997 report points to open
    collaboration between the US military and Al Qaeda
    operatives in the civil war in Bosnia.19 (See US
    Congress, 16 January 1997,

    Subject: Stephen Zunes on BUSH'S STATE OF THE UNION ADDRESS
    By Stephen Zunes
    January 29, 2003

    BUSH SAID: "And as we and our coalition partners are
    doing in Afghanistan, we will bring to the Iraqi people
    food and medicines and supplies--and freedom."
    BUT CONSIDER THIS:  The United States has spent only a
    miserly amount of money for food, medicine, and other
    humanitarian assistance for Afghanistan relative to the
    billions of dollars spent to bomb that country. Despite
    greater political pluralism in Afghanistan under the
    post-Taliban regime, most of the country is not
    enjoying freedom, but is subjected to the abuse of war
    lords, opium magnates, and ethnic militias that have
    gained in power since the U.S. intervention.

    Subject: Starhawk: The Choice Before Us
      Somewhere tonight in Iraq, a small girl lies sleeping
    who in a few weeks may be a lump of scorched flesh
    buried under concrete.
      Replace the nightmare with this dream: that in the
    moment when one world power has amassed the
    unchallenged military might to make its bid for global
    empire, its own people rise up and say, "No.  That is
    not what we want to be.
    by Terry Jones - The Guardian (UK), Saturday January 25 2003
Terry gives a fable to put Bush's mentality into a homey 
context.  Here are some excerpts:

    I'm really excited by George Bush's latest reason for
    bombing Iraq: he's running out of patience. And so am
    And let's face it, Mr Bush's carefully thought-out
    policy towards Iraq is the only way to bring about
    international peace and security. The one certain way
    to stop Muslim fundamentalist suicide bombers targeting
    the US or the UK is to bomb a few Muslim countries that
    have never threatened us.
    That's why I want to blow up Mr Johnson's garage and
    kill his wife and children. Strike first! That'll teach
    him a lesson. Then he'll leave us in peace and stop
    peering at me in that totally unacceptable way.

    Subject: John Pilger: The media, Iraq, & Israel
    The Israeli terrorists, who subjugate and brutalise a
    whole nation, demolishing homes and shops, expelling
    and killing and "systematically torturing" (Amnesty)
    day after day, are not mentioned in the Observer
    editorial. No "decisive action" (the Observer's words)
    is required against the prima facie war criminals Ariel
    Sharon and General Shaul Mofaz, who, along with their
    predecessors, have caused a degree of suffering of
    which Saddam Hussein and al-Qaeda can only dream. There
    is no suggestion that the British force heading for the
    Middle East should "intervene" in the "republic of
    fear" that Israel has created in Palestine in defiance
    of the world, and "displace" them. There is not a word
    about the weapons of mass destruction that Sharon
    repeatedly flaunts ("the Arabs may have the oil, but we
    have the matches").

    Subject: Wisdom Fund: IRAQ TRUE OR FALSE Q & A

    18. The "No-Flight" zones in Northern and Southern Iraq
    that have been enforced since 1992 by the U.S. and
    British air forces were authorized by the United
    Nations to protect the Iraqi Kurds in the north and the
    Iraqi Shi'ites in the South. True or False.
    False. There has been no UN authorization for
    "No-Flight" zones, which are the creations of the U.S.
    government on the rationale that they are needed to
    protect the Kurds and the southern Shi'ites. The policy
    was created when the U.S. encouraged the Kurds and
    Shi'ites to revolt against Baghdad after the Gulf War.

    Subject: Brian Davey: Conspiracies and Conspiracy theories
    When Tony Blair wanted to discredit the idea that the
    coming Iraq was was motivated by oil issues he accused
    his questioner of promoting "conspiracy theories".So
    when, yesterday, at the Stop the War meeting someone
    said to me that  he "didn't  believe in conspiracy
    theories"  it set me thinking...


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