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On June 8, 2004, an FBI agent stopped at the Deming branch of the Whatcom County Library System in northwest Washington and requested a list of the people who had borrowed a biography of Osama bin Laden. We said no.
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Three and a half years after the FBI launched what it deems its "largest investigation in history," the agency has not charged anyone for sending anthrax-laced letters through the mail in September 2001. During the attacks, 22 people became sick from the deadly bacterium; five of them died.
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The requirement of an ever-escalating level of social violence to meet the political and economic needs of the insatiable "anti-terrorist complex" is the essence of the new US militarism. What is now openly billed as "permanent war" ultimately serves the geo-political ends of social control in the interests of US corporate domination, much as the anti-communist crusade of the now-exhasuted Cold War did.
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The involvement of local as well as high-level government officials in the opium trade is frustrating efforts to eradicate poppy fields.
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Nineteen persons were killed and more than 50 injured in Afghanistan on Friday in new protests against American interrogators' desecration of Islamic holy book Quran, local police and residences said.
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Declassified US government documents show that a man suspected of involvement in the bombing of a Cuban passenger plane worked for the CIA. Luis Posada Carriles, a Cuban-born Venezuelan and anti-Castro dissident, was an agent and informer.
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A small plane strayed within three miles of the White House on Wednesday, leading to frantic evacuation of the executive mansion and the Capitol with military jets scrambling to intercept the aircraft and firing flares to steer it away.
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Terrorist groups have neither the capacity nor the ambition to produce weapons of mass destruction, former UN chief weapons inspector Hans Blix has said at a conference in Helsinki.
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More than 10,000 fugitives wanted for murder, rape, child abuse and other crimes have been arrested in the largest coordinated crackdown by federal, state and local law enforcement officials in history. This requires the same high level coordination and surveillance that occurs in third world countries when activists are rounded up.
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On Monday, Montana became the fifth state to officially condemn the USA Patriot Act. Joining Alaska, Hawaii, Maine, and Vermont--not to mention more than 375 local governments--Montana's state legislature passed the strongest statewide resolution against the Patriot Act yet, according to the ACLU.
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Americans will need passports to re-enter the United States from Canada, Mexico, Panama and Bermuda by 2008, part of a tightening of U.S. border controls in an era of terrorist threat.
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Aftermath: Complicity of Liberal Canada to Terrorize Citizens
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Security fears mount as the line between cops and robbers blurs. The masked robbers wore green military fatigues, brandished AK-47 guns and, according to neighbours, escaped in a Toyota Landcruiser with tinted windows - vehicle of choice for Afghan army commanders, former Mujahideen fighters and senior government officials.
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The March issue of the Washington Monthly, a magazine with a liberal Democratic audience, makes a case for the draft as the only way "America can remain the world's superpower."
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A man accused of pointing a laser at an airplane, temporarily blinding the pilot and co-pilot, was indicted Wednesday under an anti-terror law. They told us the anti-terrorism laws would never be abused.
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A jet landed in Stockholm carrying eight hooded Americans in business suits. They took custody of two terrorist suspects, who had been arrested that day by Swedish police. They cut off their clothes, handcuffed them, inserted sedative suppositories, put nappies and dark overalls, blindfolds and hoods on them and bundled them on to the jet.
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A wave of crime in in Afghanistan has evoked a growing local nostalgia for the Taliban era of 1996 to 2001, when the extremist Islamic militia imposed law and order by draconian means.
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An ex-Army interrogator punished for sexually humiliating detainees at the Guantanamo prison is now teaching soldiers interrogation techniques, the Daily News has learned.
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US soldier, who acknowledged striking a detainee named Dilawar 37 times, was accused of killing him after maiming him over a five-day period by "destroying his leg muscle tissue with repeated unlawful knee strikes," according to the Times.
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Bernie Sanders (I-VT), members of the American Library Association and Representatives from the American Booksellers Foundation for Free Expression introduces the "Freedom to Read Protection Act." The legislation would exempt libraries and booksellers from provisions of the USA Patriot Act that allow the federal government to access library or bookstore records without having to get a traditional search warrant.
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Terrorist suspects in the United States are buying firearms with the knowledge and approval of the security forces, a congressional report revealed yesterday.
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The Bush administration is considering a more aggressive effort to foster opposition inside Iran and seeking ways to use a new $3-million fund to support "activists". Seems the US is trying to sponsor a coup.
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The Bush administration policy toward the Middle East is being run by men - yes, only men - who were routinely referred to in high circles in Washington during the 1980s as the "crazies".
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Human rights lawyers will file a lawsuit in federal court on Tuesday against Defence Secretary Donald Rumsfeld on behalf of eight men who say they were tortured by US forces in custody in Iraq and Afghanistan.
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He said he was watching over his sheep one night in early February when he heard a plane pass low overhead three times. By morning his eyes were so swollen he could not open them and the sheep around him were dying in convulsions. Although farmers had noticed a white powder on their crops, they cut grass and clover for their animals and picked spinach to eat anyway. Within hours the they were all severely ill.
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Taliban insurgents launched three attacks in southeastern Afghanistan in heavy combat that left 19 dead.
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Senator John McCain has called for permanent U.S. military bases in Afghanistan to protect the security interests of the two countries.
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Even after all the inflammatory rhetoric accusing Iran of harboring terrorists and building nuclear weapons, even after it was revealed that the USA has special operations military personnel in Iran gathering intelligence, even after it was revealed that there are US drones flying over Iran to probe its air defenses, even after Scott Ritter revealed that Bush has already signed off on attacking Iran, Bush denies it.
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The US has been flying drones over Iran since April 2004, seeking evidence of nuclear weapons programmes and probing for weaknesses in Iran's air defences. Iran did not take the bait and turn on its radar, which would have revealed vital information about the country's air defence systems
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On Friday evening in Olympia, former UNSCOM weapons inspector Scott Ritter appeared with journalist Dahr Jamail. Ritter made two shocking claims: George W. Bush has "signed off" on plans to bomb Iran in June 2005, and the U.S. manipulated the results of the Jan. 30 elections in Iraq....
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The American Civil Liberties Union today released files obtained from the Army revealing previously undisclosed allegations of abuse by U.S. soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan. "The torture of detainees is too widespread and systemic to be dismissed as the rogue actions of a few misguided individuals".
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Bush added a new twist to the international tension over Iran's nuclear programme last night by pledging to support Israel if it tries to destroy the Islamic regime's capacity to make an atomic bomb.
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Uncle Sam wants you. He needs you. He'll bribe you to sign up. He'll strong-arm you to re-enlist. And if that's not enough, he's got a plan to draft you.
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Federal aviation officials reviewed dozens of intelligence reports that warned about Osama bin Laden and Al Qaeda, some of which specifically discussed airline hijackings and suicide operations, according to a previously undisclosed report. The report discloses that the FAA warned airports in the spring of 2001 that "the intent of the hijacker is not to exchange hostages for prisoners, but to commit suicide in a spectacular explosion".
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Rumsfeld has skillfully used terrorism hysteria and paranoia to wrest control of intelligence and make the Pentagon supreme in Washington's bureaucratic power struggles.
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Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice warned Iran on Wednesday that it risks U.N. action if negotiations with Europe over its nuclear program don't progress.
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Bush called Iran the "world's primary state sponsor of terror" and reiterated his accusations that the country is striving to develop nuclear weapons, a charge denied by Iran.
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With no fanfare, the U.S. House has passed a controversial doomsday provision that would allow a handful of lawmakers to run Congress if a terrorist attack or major disaster killed or incapacitated large numbers of congressmen. When are they planning their dictatorship?
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Why have Soviet secret service 'KGB', General Yevgeni Primakov, as well as Markus Wolfe, the ex-boss of the ''STASI'', the equally feared former East German 'State Security Police' been hired by - and for - the US Gov't.?
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Bush wants to appoint Federal Appeals Court Judge Michael Chertoff's as the head of Homeland Security. Unfortunately Chertoff's ties to the financiers of the Sept. 11 attacks will prevent his appointment. Why would bush appoint someone to the head of Homeland Security who has ties to the Sept. 11 terrorists.
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The President and his national-security advisers have consolidated control over the military and intelligence communities’ strategic analyses and covert operations to a degree unmatched since the rise of the post-Second World War national-security state
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Spain's prime minister claims the previous government on Monday of deceiving the public about who carried out the March 11 train bombings and erasing computer records for the crucial three days between then and elections.
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