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    World News
5/27/02 - 6/2/02
"Do you have blacks, too?" Bush to President Cardoso of Brazil

Sunday  6/2/02

China and the Kashmir crisis  6/2/02 BBC 

Cameroonian group praised for advancing race relations  6/2/02 Boston Globe 

US pupils face random drug testing  6/2/02 Guardian: "Twenty-seven million schoolchildren are facing the prospect of random drug testing after a landmark court case described by self-styled religious fundamentalist 'drug warriors' in the United States as their greatest victory. It is a startling example of the ideological shift in American politics since George W. Bush moved into the White House. The Supreme Court is expected within the next few days to rule against a teenager from the Midwest who was forced to undergo a drug test when she signed up to sing in the school choir. Lindsay Earls, a former pupil at Tecumseh High, Oklahoma, had to urinate into a cup while a teacher listened outside the lavatory cubicle."

Document of the Week  6/2/02 Guerrilla News: "Black Vault has more bad news for the FBI: a previously undisclosed 1998 FBI memo from its Oklahoma office. The brief document notes the “large number” of Middle Eastern men taking flight training courses in the area, and warns it may have something to do with “planned terrorist activity.” It is titled “WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION.”

"Yes, Pakistan Has Tactical Nukes"  6/2/02 Outlook India: "Lt Gen D.B. Shekatkar (retd) on Pakistan's TNWs and the options before us. Lt Gen D.B. Shekatkar, former additional director-general, military operations, and additional director-general, perspective planning (covering among other things nuclear doctrine and planning), retired from the army on March 31 this year. In addition to the two postings, he has also been a divisional commander in Kashmir, a corps commander in the northeast and commandant of the prestigious Infantry School. Excerpts from an interview to Outlook:

Final Order On Gujarat Dated 31 May, 2002 NATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION - SARDAR PATEL BHAVAN NEW DELHI  6/2/02 Outlook India: casus belli

Israeli Soldiers Tattoo Swastika, Star of David, on Palestinian's Forearm, Cheek  6/2/02 Palestine Chronicle: "Palestinian officials on Sunday urged the international community to condemn Israeli occupation army's "Nazi-like" treatment of Palestinian civilians, saying Israeli humiliation of Palestinians transcended reality."

Al Qaeda Tells U.S. to Get Ready for Attack  6/2/02 Reuters: "What is coming to the Americans will not, by the will of God, be less than what has come," the newspaper quoted al Qaeda spokesman Sulaiman bu Ghaith as saying in a statement."

Chavez invites Congressional Black Caucus to Venezuela  6/2/02 Reuters: "Chavez, speaking on his weekly "Hello President" radio and television show, said he had received a May 22 letter of support from the U.S. Congress' Black Caucus, which groups African-Americans in the legislature. In their letter, some 30 U.S. Congress members condemned the April 11-14 coup against the left-wing Venezuelan leader led by rebel generals and admirals."

India prepares for blitzkrieg  6/2/02 Scotsman: "INDIA could launch attacks against Pakistani positions in Kashmir in as little as two weeks unless there is firm evidence that Pakistan has curbed cross-border terrorism." Another victory for Al Qaeda, who can manipulate great states like the US and India into falling all over themselves to dig a deeper hole.

Pakistan will use all its warheads: Moin  6/2/02 The News, Pakistan: "Federal Interior Minister Lt-Gen (retd) Moinuddin Hyder on Saturday said Pakistan would use all its warheads in case of war. Addressing Army Jawans during a visit to Sindh border fronts on Saturday, the minister said it will be India's mistake if she thinks it will keep Pakistan busy through a limited war in Kashmir. "We will fight inside India", he said and added that Pakistan's armed forces were fully prepared to defend the motherland."

Venezuela: Five Truths about April 11  6/2/02 Vheadlines: "we can be doubly certain that at least three groups took part in the coup: a sector from the Armed Force (FAN), a sector of the Federation of Chambers of Commerce & Industry (Fedecamaras) and a sector of the Catholic Church."

Saturday  6/1/02

topBlack-out ordered in Pak-occupied Kashmir  6/1/02 AFP 

Chávez declara ante comisión  6/1/02 BBC Mundo: ''¿Saben qué?, a mí me querían matar. Tengo testigos, personas que oyeron aquí, en palacio, cuando se dio la orden. Estuve al borde de la tumba", recalcó a los miembros de la comisión parlamentaria."

In Full-Scale War, India and Pakistan Plan Deep Reciprocal Invasions  6/1/02 Debka, Israel: "Pakistan’s nuclear weaponry is a worry to Washington, as much as the Iranian and Iraqi nuclear capabilities. Though saying little, the US administration has been haunted by the thought of Pakistan’s nuclear weapons falling into the hands of Muslim extremists like al Qaeda. It would therefore welcome the elimination of Islamabad’s nuclear option, even if this came about as a result of a full-scale Indo-Pakistani war."

Program links U.S. evangelicals with Israel  6/1/02 Haaretz: "Eckstein now wishes to use his connections to deepen evangelical support for Israel and talks of setting up a Christian version of the pro-Israel lobby on Capitol Hill, the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC). In order to realize his idea, Eckstein has enlisted the support of Ralph Reed, the head of the Christian Coalition and one of the leaders of the Republican Party. Eckstein and Reed plan to act on two fronts: the Christian leadership and the general public. Eckstein plans to enlist prominent Christian leaders such as Christian Coalition founder Pat Robertson and the preacher Jerry Falwell, whom he plans to invite next month to the program's founding convention in Washington and then, further down the line, to Israel, for a meeting with senior Israeli figures, including Prime Minister Ariel Sharon."

Feds to investigate Miami police  6/1/02 Naples Daily News, Florida 

Small Is Scary  6/1/02 Outlook India: "The Indian army uncovers a Pakistani surprise, tactical low-yield nukes, and revises strategy accordingly"

Why the US Supports Israel  6/1/02 Palestine Chronicle: "Therefore, the continued high levels of U.S. aid to Israel comes not out of concern for Israel's survival, but as a result of the U.S. desire for Israel to continue its political dominance of the Palestinians and its military dominance of the region. Indeed, leaders of both American political parties have called not for the U.S. to help maintain a military balance between Israel and its neighbors, but for insuring Israeli military superiority."

Brazil's Elites Fly Above Their Fears  6/1/02 Washington Post: "Many of the wealthy have responded by moving into guarded, walled communities such as Alphaville. Only 7 1/2 miles from the city center, Alphaville is home to 30,000 of Sao Paulo's most privileged residents. It has three helipads and four entrances and exits, all monitored 24 hours a day." - Where is Eddie Constantin when you need him?

Friday  5/31/02

topUNSOLVED MYSTERIES OF 9/11  5/31/02 

ALTA CALIFORNIA: C.H.P. Assaults 11 Year Old Muslim Girl  5/31/02 Aztlan: "A prominent national Islamic advocacy organization is calling for the suspension of California Highway Patrol (CHP) officers who the group says assaulted an 11-year-old Muslim girl during an anti-war, pro-Palestinian rally Saturday May 25 at the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco."

Linking Africa To The Information Superhighway  5/31/02 Black World Today: "The cable will see Africa reap immediate savings on dollar payments to European and American telecom operators. ''A simple telephone call to a neighbouring African state often means that traffic must be routed via satellite through Europe or the United States. This is a relic of Africa's colonial pasts. This cable will stop the haemorrhaging of foreign exchange out of Africa,'' says Telkom chief Sizwe Nxasana, adding that African operators could save as much as 300 million U.S. dollars per annum."

Harvard student retitles 'jihad' speech  5/31/02 Boston Globe: would it be antisemitic to make a similar protest against a revered Jewish religious concept such as "Zionism?"

Top Democrat Slams DOJ Terror Guidelines  5/31/02 Common Dreams: "The administration's continued defiance of constitutional safeguards seems to have no end in sight," Conyers said in a written statement. "This decision decimates the Fourth Amendment."

US poised to take terror war to Colombia  5/31/02 CSM 

Alan Keyes is Making Friends  5/31/02 Forward: "Jews Go Gaga for Pro-Israel TV Host"

Europe votes to end data privacy  5/31/02 Guardian, UK: "European law enforcement agencies were given sweeping powers yesterday to monitor telephone, internet and email traffic in a move denounced by critics as the biggest threat to data privacy in a generation."

New IBA chief bans use of term 'settlements'  5/31/02 Haaretz: "Yosef Barel, expected to be formally appointed by the government on Sunday as the new director general of the Israel Broadcasting Authority, issued orders Thursday to the IBA's editorial departments prohibiting the use of the term "settlers" on radio and TV broadcasts."

Indian intellectuals rail at leaders  5/31/02 London Daily Telegraph: "They are derided as peaceniks, champagne socialists, even agents of Pakistan, but members of New Delhi's tiny intellectual elite are beginning to mobilize against the political leaders they fear are leading the Indian subcontinent toward nuclear catastrophe."

U.S., Israeli armed forces trade urban-warfare tips  5/31/02 Marine Corps Times: "American military officials studied attack on Jenin refugee camp"

Head of Al-Azhar Says Palestinian Uprising Must Go On  5/31/02 Palestine Chronicle: "Sheikh Mohammed Sayyed Tantawi, the highest authority in Sunni Islam, said the Palestinian uprising against "Zionist injustice" must go on, in an interview published in the UAE daily Al-Khaleej."

FLORIDA'S ELECTION IRREGULARITIES BACK AT THE CENTER OF DEBATE  5/31/02 Radio Havana: "North Carolina Democratic Senator John Edwards said he was "deeply concerned that the department apparently has chosen not to address the critical issues in Florida, the widespread purges of voters and the poor voting equipment that heavily affected African-American communities." Also this week, the Long Island, New York newspaper Newsday noted that none of the Justice Department's announced investigations involved Duval County, where of 27,000 votes that were thrown out, two-fifths were from just three voting districts that are predominantly black."

Anger over paramilitary industries on kibbutz  5/31/02 Scotsman 

FBI issues missile launcher warning in Saudi Arabia  5/31/02 Ummah News: "Remnants of a spent anti-aircraft missile have been found close to an airstrip in Saudi Arabia used by U.S. military aircraft patrolling the no fly zone over southern Iraq. The find has prompted the FBI to alert law enforcement across the United States about the find."

US company fires activist for aiding Palestinians  5/31/02 Ummah News: "Due to unacceptable conduct and political actions in a geographical area where Cadence does business (Israel), we hereby terminate your work contract.''

Thursday  5/30/02

topWe're Losing Our Civil Liberties for Nothing  5/30/02 Alternet 

Cato Institute Endorses Police State - 'Libertarians' have 'no problem' with domestic spying  5/30/02 "As reported in the press, the new FBI surveillance guidelines present no serious problems. Especially under post-September 11 circumstances, law enforcement monitoring of public places is simply good, pro-active police work that violates the rights of no one. The same is true for topical research not directly related to a specific crime, which the new guidelines will permit." And they continue to criticize Cuba, which has been living for over 40 years under the threat of constant terrorism from Miami and Washington.

Texas Man to Be Tried for Heckling  5/30/02 AP: "A man who yelled an expletive at former President Bush and disrupted a speech he was giving at the Texas Capitol should be tried for heckling, a state court ruled."

Web Site Aids Afghan War Efforts  5/30/02 AP: "A drab tent under the Afghan sun hides a high-tech war room that soon will become the nerve center of the campaign: Inside, tables are lined with soldiers bent over laptops. They look up at computer maps of Afghanistan projected on large screens illuminating the dim interior. All are logged onto the Tactical Web Page, a secret, secure website being used in combat for the first time, through which American commanders at Bagram air base and in the United States can direct the fight in Afghanistan."

NATO Shifts Focus To Threat From South  5/30/02 Black World Today: "NATO is shifting its attention away from northern Europe to the south, in a move reflecting its new relationship with Russia and emerging threats in the Mediterranean region, a senior British defence official said yesterday. New headquarters that would be responsible for mobilising troops at short notice are being set up in Milan, Madrid, and Istanbul. NATO'S naval headquarters in Naples is also being strengthened."

Election Fraud - Connect The Dots  5/30/02 Buzzflash: wonders never cease - "Of the two political operatives hired, one is a former employee of the Voting Integrity Project, which ran the disputed purging of Florida voter rolls of alleged felons during the 2000 election, and the other is a former senior counsel for the Center for Equal Opportunity, an organization that has been sharply critical of preferential affirmative action policies. They will be part of a voting-rights task force Ashcroft announced last year, to be headed by a political appointee."

Tearful FBI Agent Apologizes To Sept. 11 Families and Victims  5/30/02 CNS: Wright's June 9, 2001 "Mission Statement" memo warned that, "Knowing what I know, I can confidently say that until the investigative responsibilities for terrorism are transferred from the FBI, I will not feel safe. "The FBI has proven for the past decade it cannot identify and prevent acts of terrorism against the United States and its citizens at home and abroad," he continued. "Even worse, there is virtually no effort on the part of the FBI's International Terrorism Unit to neutralize known and suspected international terrorists living in the United States."

The US Army's men in black ... Turbans  5/30/02 CSM 

Program links U.S. evangelicals with Israel  5/30/02 Haaretz 

Government Will Ease Limits on Domestic Spying by F.B.I.  5/30/02 NYT: A lawyer at the American Civil Liberties Union, Gregory T. Nojeim, predicted that the new guidelines would cause a flood of new information that the bureau will have trouble analyzing. "The problem with the 9/11 investigation was a failure to analyze and act on relevant information," Mr. Nojeim said. "And their solution is to gather exponentially more information that they have no possible way to properly analyze."

Leave Us Alone and We Will Astonish the World  5/30/02 Pacific News: "Jews of Arab origin -- Sephardi Jews -- have lived side by side with Muslim and Christian Arabs, and could again, if only the United States and Europe would stop funding and arming the Ashkenazi dream of a Jewish-only state."

Thank You Robert Fisk  5/30/02 Palestine Chronicle: "Mr. Fisk does not need my praise, nor I am sure, does he expect it. However, when small men like John Malkovich start to ask for his death and when the voices of obscurity and obtuseness try to smother his honesty just because they happen to be louder not better, then it is time to protect and encourage a man who has put both his life and his pen on the line."

Desmiente Cuba cancelación de contrato con petrolera venezolana  5/30/02 Prensa Latina 

FBI and CIA coming on-line with new powers  5/30/02 Register, UK 

New focus stirs fears of civil abuses - DOMESTIC PRIORITY: Overhaul conjures up Hoover days  5/30/02 San Francisco Chronicle: "What were really looking at is the criminalization of activism," said Darryl Cherney, a member of Earth First, an environmental group investigated by the FBI for alleged illegal activities."

Top US Military Profiteers from the Israeli Occupation  5/30/02 Sustain Campaign 

The Police Detective Branch (CICPC) reports that handguns used by 3 gunmen positioned at the Llaguno Bridge on the afternoon of April 11 did not kill any of the 16 victims.  5/30/02 Vheadlines 

Gagged by Google  5/30/02 Working for Change: if you're against killing Robert Fisk?

U.S. press embroiled in Middle East conflict  5/30/02 WorldNetDialy: among the sins blamed on a US media already coewd by the Israelis - "Referring to settlers as radicals" - the same settlers who steal Arab lands based on some fantasy that their mostly Ashkenazi ancestors actually ever lived there. But then, in US culture, this is merely continuing the US Indian policy.

Wednesday  5/29/02

topMedia Protect Bush On 9/11 Security Failure  5/29/02 Black World Today: "In sum, there was a three-pronged security failure of great seriousness: a failure to take obvious leads and do something about them; a possible conflict of interest that may explain this foot-dragging; and a day-before-9/11 budget decision that shows a degree of incompetence and misplaced priorities that is staggering. The media have failed to discuss two of the three prongs in the story, which has helped them minimize the seriousness of this Bush failure, just as they downplayed his election theft and dealings with Enron."

FBI unveils reorganization to focus on terror  5/29/02 CNN 

Bush Did Try to Save Enron  5/29/02 Consortium News: "It is now clear that prior to Nov. 8, when the Securities and Exchange Commission delivered subpoenas to Enron, the Bush administration did what it could to help Enron replenish its coffers with billions of dollars. Enron desperately needed that money to prevent the exposure of mounting losses hidden in off-the-books partnerships, a bookkeeping black hole that was sucking Enron toward bankruptcy."

Trust fund monitor sends dispute to judge  5/29/02 Indianz: Continued theft of Indian property - "Besieged with criticism, the court official watching over the Indian trust on Tuesday said he would refer the Bush administration's attempts to hamper his investigation to a federal judge. Citing the government's "checkered" past in the six-year-old case, trust fund monitor Joseph S. Kieffer III accused the Department of Justice of waiting until the last minute to raise objections to his efforts. In a letter to Sandra Spooner, one of Secretary of Interior Gale Norton's defense attorneys, he questioned her willingness to cooperate."

Building Targets for Suicide Bombers  5/29/02 Intel Briefing: "One possible explanation that Ephron gives, is the support Prime Minister Sharon receives from settlers. Could this be a play by Sharon to not only keep his power base, but also to continue to grow it? What does that imply if, as predicted, Benjamin Netanyahu takes office and then has to negotiate with the Palestinians? Will he be as willing to continue the Sharon policy? "

A WAR OF WORDS - Brit fury as US graffiti mocks 'trash' marines  5/29/02 Mirror, UK: "Hundreds of obscenities on the walls of portaloos at Bagram airbase sneer at the failure by "Euro trash" marines to capture or kill al-Qaeda, and rubbish Britain and the Royal Family."

Feds: Ex-Agent Had Key Data - Stock scam charges have eerie link  5/29/02 Newsday: "During a hearing in San Diego last week, Breen said that Elgindy's attempt to liquidate the trust accounts of his children on Sept. 10 might "perhaps" mean he had "pre-knowledge of the Sept. 11 attacks, and, rather than report it, he was attempting to profit from that information." Defense attorney Jeanne G. Knight scoffed at that suggestion and said it was an attempt by the prosecution to smear Elgindy, a U.S. citizen and native of Egypt, with "terrorist innuendos."

Egyptians Knew of Planned 9-11 Attacks Last August, Says Banker  5/29/02 NewsMax: "While on vacation in Cairo last August, Connecticut banker Richard Dennison says a shopkeeper in the bazaar told him in detail about planes that would be flown like bombs into the World Trade Center by Arabs in September or October. Furthermore, according to the shopkeeper, the coming attack was a prime topic of conversation at his mosque."

See what African American columnists around the nation are writing about America's War on Terrorism.  5/29/02 Trotter Group 

Egyptian newspaper: Washington considers adding Cairo to "Axis of Evil"; Egypt sold weapons to Iraq  5/29/02 Zawya: "Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak's visit to Washington next month is to counter calls to add Cairo to the "axis of evil" label by some U.S. intelligence authorities, an Egyptian magazine reported Monday."

Tuesday  5/28/02

topBantustans on the West Bank  5/28/02 Arab News: the pass book again: "Israel this week divided the West Bank into eight areas that are cut off from each other and virtually isolated from the rest of the outside world. The areas centre around each of Hebron, Bethlehem, Ramallah, Jericho, Nablus, Jenin, Tulkarm and Qalqilya. Under these latest measures, Palestinians wanting to travel outside of the area in which they reside will have to obtain special freedom-of-movement permits from Israeli domestic intelligence, the Shin Beit."

Kingdom yet to act on US products with pork gelatin  5/28/02 Arab News: "Supermarkets and groceries in Saudi Arabia are openly selling Kelloggs products, including cornflakes, which were removed from shop shelves in the UAE last week after it was discovered that the products of this American company contain pork gelatin."

Somali gunmen battle in Mogadishu  5/28/02 BBC 

Another Spook Who Sat Behind The Door: A Modern Day Tale  5/28/02 Black World Today: "Tyrone Powers, a former African American FBI special agent announced on NYC’s urban contemporary radio station 98.7 KISS FM’s May 19th airing of the Open Line show, hosted by news director and morning personality Bob Slade, that he had credible evidence strongly suggesting the Bush administration did in fact allow the September 11th attacks to further a hidden agenda."

Do you have blacks in Brazil?  5/28/02 der Spiegel: translation of the German article. Was Bush being his sarcastic, closet racist self? Or is he the genuine hick he pretends to be…

Gibt es Schwarze in Brasilien?  5/28/02 der Spiegel: Title = "Are there Blacks in Brazil?" referring to George Bush's question to the President Cardoso of Brazil - "Bei einem Gespräch der beiden Präsidenten George W. Bush, 55, (USA) und Fernando Henrique Cardoso, 71, (Brasilien) hatte Bush seinen Amtskollegen mit der Frage verblüfft: "Do you have blacks, too?" ("Haben Sie auch Schwarze?") "

Pro-Israeli Lobby a Force to Be Reckoned With  5/28/02 Fox News: "Indeed, the number of Jews in the United States Congress well surpasses the population as a whole. Seven percent of members are Jewish, while the Jewish-American population totals 2.2 percent, about 6 million people in a nation of 280 million. But Jewish-Americans accounted for 4 percent of total voter turnout in the 2000 elections, totaled close to 3 percent of swing voters in several key states and their fund-raising ability is nearly unmatched, say experts."

Angolagate  5/28/02 Guerrilla News 

Pootie-Poot  5/28/02 MadKane: Pootie-Poot is Bush's nickname for Putin: "(To be sung to the tune of "Lollipop" by the Chordettes) - Pootie-Poot, Pootie-Poot, oh Pootie, Pootie, Pootie"

A retumbante ignorância  5/28/02 O Estado, S. Paulo, Brazil: Title = "Thundering Ignorance" - Bush unaware that there are blacks in Brazil. Perhaps also unaware of blacks in Cuba, Venezuela, and many other countries? "Num dos recentes encontros entre os dois presidentes, como se falasse de questões raciais e medidas para conter o preconceito, não só nos Estados Unidos, mas também no Brasil, Bush admirou-se: "Do you have blacks, also?"

FBI chiefs so lax agents felt they were spies  5/28/02 Sydney Morning Herald: an organization so disfunctional it could only have been founded by J Edgar.

Calls for the resignation of George W. Bush  5/28/02 Trinicenter, Trinidad: "Bob Chapman's INTERNATIONAL FORECASTER ( international financial, economic, political and social commentary) says in this weekend's issue that word is starting to filter out that the Pentagon had forces on standby to provide logistical support to the coup conspirators, which attempted to overthrow the Hugo Chavez government in Venezuela."

US-based Stratfor Global Intelligence claims to have identified four April 11 snipers  5/28/02 Vheadlines: The normally more even handed and realistic Startfor is destroying its credibility with its virulent slant on Venezuela. Are some financial interests at stake? - "US-based Stratfor Global Intelligence claims to have identified four April 11 snipers that they claim were given military training in Cuba to belong to "an informal grouping" outside the control of Venezuela's Armed Forces High Command. In what has all the hallmarks of another CIA attempt at disinformation to cover up the United States' own complicity in the April 11 coup d'etat, Stratfor claims "well-placed sources in Venezuela's IC" say that President Hugo Chavez Frias and former State Political & Security (DISIP) police chief Eliecer Otaiza are "intimately connected with at least one of the snipers." The four snipers have been identified by US-based journalist John Sweeney as Army Majors Adilan Diaz and Suarez Chourio, Lt. Col. Alejandro Mayo Silva and Police officer Rodriguez Orta. Sweeney, who has previously published a series of anti-Venezuela articles in the international media, works for the strongly right-wing Heritage Foundation's political think-tank in Washington, D.C."

U.S. Ignored Warnings From French  5/28/02 Village Voice 

Monday  5/27/02

topStay Out of Colombia's Civil War  5/27/02 AntiWar: "I want to make this as personal as I can. I think it is insane for this Nation to spend $98 million to protect a pipeline that Occidental Petroleum owns with American lives. I am going to make this as personal as humanly possible. President Bush, I will send my kids to guard that pipeline when you send your kids to guard that pipeline."

Hard-liner wins Colombian presidential election  5/27/02 AP: "Before Uribe was even declared the winner, US Ambassador Anne Patterson went to a hotel where he was based with campaign workers to congratulate him."

Why Israel clamors for Iraqi war  5/27/02 Arab News: "The Israel lobby, however, wants something entirely different. Looking after the interests of its patron state, it wants to divide Iraq into three separate entities, the first in Kurdistan, another in the central Sunni areas and the third in the Shiite south." Interesting thesis, and one that can be put to the test.

MISSED MESSAGES by SEYMOUR M. HERSH - Why the government didn't know what it knew.  5/27/02 New Yorker: Seymour's CIA pals bash the FBI

Venezuela: US Special Forces, US PSA’s 2000 master category, US Fort Bragg War School  5/27/02 Vheadlines: "details are just emerging on Major Gustavo Rangel Borgel after members of the National Assembly (AN) claimed that he may have led the training of alleged anti-government snipers."

Probe eyes FBI fears of profiling  5/27/02 Washington Times: "[House Select Committee on Intelligence Chairman Porter J. Goss] said problems with the warrant application worried him most, adding that if the letter is accurate, "that people were reluctant — there was a culture in Washington that said, 'No, we don't want to rock the boat. We want to — we're too worried about profiling, those kind of things.' We've got to know about that and figure out as a society how we are going to react."

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Iraq news: Soaring death rates among Iraqi children, 1999 BBC, UNICEF 500,000 child deaths

Ramsey Clark: Report to UN Security Council re: Iraq, 1/26/2000
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