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Neo-cons who brought us the war in Iraq are now seeking to get us into war with Iran

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  • Foreign Policy expert MJ Rosenberg takes on the latest version of the build-up for war against Iran orchestrated by neo-cons in The Atlantic Magazine, including the Atlantic's Jeff Goldberg.
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  • Goldberg Gets His War On
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  • The Point of No Return
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MJ Rosenberg, Tikkun

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There is a great bumper sticker that reads: "America's Labor Unions: The People Who Gave You The Weekend."

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That slogan came to mind after reading three blog posts this week (Oct 24-30) on attacking Iran from the Atlantic's Jeff Goldberg.  It made me think of a bumper sticker that could be made about those promoting war with Iran. "America's Neocons:  The People Who Gave You The Iraq War."  
It is incredible that people who agitated so recklessly, and with so much deception, to get us involved in the still ongoing Iraq debacle would try it again. So many dead, so much destruction, so many brain-injured heroes condemned to live out their days in military hospitals.

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The Point of No Return, Jeffrey Goldberg, The Atlantic
Image Credit: Alex Williamson

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  • In the gap between Washington’s and Jerusalem’s views of Iran lies the question: who, if anyone, will stop Iran before it goes nuclear, and how? Here’s an inside look at how, if things remain on the current course, an Israeli air strike will unfold.
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  • Targeting Iran: Is the US Administration Planning a Nuclear Holocaust?
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Summary | The Wars in Afghanistan and Iraq: Week of October 31

7 New Items including:

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  • Iraqis injured in war arrive in Minneapolis for donated medical treatment
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  • Senate report: Mismanaged U.S. contractor money aids enemy in Afghanistan
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David Culver, ed., Evergreene Digest

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Nick Anderson

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Thank you Wikileaks - Now Let's End Wars and Occupations, Debra Sweet, The World Can't Wait
Key themes in the Iraq War Logs show:
•    Abuse, rape, torture, murder of detainees
•    Civilians are dying in greatest numbers
•    Hundreds of civilians killed at checkpoints
•    Private contractors non-uniformed, unsupervised, wreak havoc
WikiLeaks Founder on the Run, Trailed by Notoriety

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Wikileaks Iraq: data journalism maps every death, Simon Rogers, London Guardian | UK
Data journalism allows us to really interrogate the Wikileaks Iraq war logs release. Here is the statistical breakdown - and data for you to download

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Iraq war logs: These crimes were not secret, they were tolerated, Peter Beaumont, London Guardian | UK
Why did we not investigate allegations of murder and torture in Iraq at the time, when it was well known what was going on?
Thank you Wikileaks - Now Let's End Wars and Occupations

Your taxes at work: Guns for election-stealing thugs, Robert Greenwald, Brave New Foundation

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  • These images show that the Kabul government is blatantly illegitimate, and that means our soldiers are fighting and dying to prop up a gang of election-stealing frauds.
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  • Watch the Video | Sign the Petition
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  • U.S. officials say Karzai aides are derailing corruption cases involving elite
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  • How the US Funds the Taliban
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Senate report: Mismanaged U.S. contractor money aids enemy in Afghanistan, Karen DeYoung, Washington Post | DC

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  • The Senate investigation documents a failure to properly vet, train and supervise Afghan security subcontractors, hired by U.S. and other international firms under multimillion-dollar military contracts, afailure has cost American lives, undermined the U.S. mission and the Afghan government, and "helped play into the hands of the enemy," said Sen. Carl M. Levin (D-Mich.), chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee.
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  • How the US Funds the Taliban
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  • The Best Allies Money Can Buy
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  • What You Didn't Know About The Afghan War
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The Iraqi and American Reconciliation Project (IARP) invites you to an evening with Sami Rasouli, Director of the Muslim Peacemaker Teams, Iraq, and Ikhlas Muhassan Abbas, Iraqi Teacher House Party & Fundraiser to support peace-building work in Iraq and the U.S. 740 Mississippi River Boulevard South, St. Paul, MN, Thursday, November 4, 6-8PM, FFI: Iraqi American Reconciliation Project (IARP)<http://reconciliationproject.org>, 952-545-9981

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Iraqis injured in war arrive in Minneapolis for donated medical treatment, Kathy McKay, The Iraq American Reconciliatioon Project (IARP)
On October 12 at 7:00 PM, IARP, the Twin Cities Peace Campaign, and Women Against Military Madness are sponsoring "Voices from Iraq" an event at St. Joan of Arc Church, 4537 Third Avenue South in Minneapolis. Mr. Sami Rasouli, Director of the Muslim Peacemaker Teams in Najaf, Iraq, will speak.

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Special Report | Wikileaks and the Iraq War Logs

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  • UN Demands Obama Investigate
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  • Because this all continues in Afghanistan: Inside a Secret DOD Prison in Afghanistan
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David Culver, ed., Evergreene Digest

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Paresh Nath

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Thank you Wikileaks - Now Let's End Wars and Occupations, Debra Sweet, The World Can't Wait
Key themes in the Iraq War Logs show:
•    Abuse, rape, torture, murder of detainees
•    Civilians are dying in greatest numbers
•    Hundreds of civilians killed at checkpoints
•    Private contractors non-uniformed, unsupervised, wreak havoc
WikiLeaks Founder on the Run, Trailed by Notoriety

Wikileaks Iraq: data journalism maps every death, Simon Rogers, London Guardian | UK
Data journalism allows us to really interrogate the Wikileaks Iraq war logs release. Here is the statistical breakdown - and data for you to download

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Get the fullscreen map

Iraq war logs: These crimes were not secret, they were tolerated, Peter Beaumont, London Guardian | UK

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  • Why did we not investigate allegations of murder and torture in Iraq at the time, when it was well known what was going on?
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  • Thank you Wikileaks - Now Let's End Wars and Occupations
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More on the new Wikileaks release, World Can't Wait
Major media around the world have released reports and analysis based on access to 400,000 US military documents released through WikiLeaks covering the Iraq War, revealing massive cover-ups of torture, thousands of previously unreported civilian deaths, and more.

UN Demands Obama Investigate, FireJohnYoo.org
The UN's chief investigator on torture, Manfred Nowak, has called on President Obama to order a full investigation of US forces' involvement in torture, summary executions and war crimes.

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Atrocity Now: Wikileaks Release Puts Spotlight Back on Continuing War Crime in Iraq, Chris Floyd, World Can't Wait
Here's a headline you don't see every day: "War Criminals Hire War Criminals to Hunt Down War Criminals.

Because this all continues in Afghanistan: Inside a Secret DOD Prison in Afghanistan, Scott Horton, Harpers
In a new report (PDF) by the Open Society Institute, human-rights researcher Jonathan Horowitz contrasts the official prison system that the Pentagon has constructed in Afghanistan—where they often arrange press briefings and invite journalists on tours—with the super-secret facility run on the periphery of Bagram Air Base, the “Tor” or “Black Jail.”

Analysis of war docs shows some Iraqi detainees were handed back despite signs of torture, Raphael G. Satter and Paisley Dodds, Associated Press/Minneapolis Star Tribune | MN

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  • Field reports from the Iraq war published by WikiLeaks show that, despite Obama's public commitment to eschew torture, U.S. forces turned detainees over to Iraqi forces even after signs of abuse.
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  • Iraq war logs: These crimes were not secret, they were tolerated
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Pentagon chief asserts US “national interest” in China seas

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  • Said US Defense Secretary Robert Gates: “We have a national interest in freedom of navigation, in unimpeded economic development and commerce and in respect for international law.”
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  • Gates described disputes in the region over access to the seas and their resources as “a growing challenge to regional stability and prosperity.”
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Bill Van Auken, World Socialist Website

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US Defense Secretary Robert Gates used a defense ministers meeting in Hanoi Tuesday (Oct 12) to reassert US “national interests” in the maritime disputes roiling relations between China and its neighbors.

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The forum for the Pentagon chief’s assertion of American power in the region was a one-day conference convened by the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN). The meeting was attended by defense ministers and other representatives from ASEAN’s ten member states, as well as the US, China, Japan, Australia, New Zealand, Russia, South Korea and India.

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Wikileaks Iraq: data journalism maps every death

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  • Data journalism allows us to really interrogate the Wikileaks Iraq war logs release. Here is the statistical breakdown - and data for you to download
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  • Get the data
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  • Get the fullscreen map
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Simon Rogers, The Guardian | UK

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Wikileaks Iraq: a man holds his wounded daughter outside in August 2006 after being injured in road side bomb explosion. Photograph: Ali Abbas/EPA

Data journalism works best when there's a lot of data to work with. Wikileaks' Iraq war logs release has dumped some 391,000 records of the Iraq war into the public arena. We've had them for a few weeks - what have we found out?

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This is in a different league to the Wikileaks Afghanistan leak - there's a good case for saying the new release has made the war the most documented in history. Every minor detail is now there for us to analyse and breakdown but one factor stands out: the sheer volume of deaths, most of which are civilians.

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Thank you Wikileaks - Now Let's End Wars and Occupations, Debra Sweet, The World Can't Wait
Key themes in the Iraq War Logs<http://www.iraqwarlogs.com/> show:
•    Abuse, rape, torture, murder of detainees
•    Civilians are dying in greatest numbers
•    Hundreds of civilians killed at checkpoints
•    Private contractors non-uniformed, unsupervised, wreak havoc
WikiLeaks Founder on the Run, Trailed by Notoriety

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