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August 2006

Iraqi Forces Flailing as U.S. Marines Withdraw from Mosul

August 17, 2006 // Azzaman - Iraq - English

Anti-U.S. rebels are fighting pitched battles with Iraqi forces in Mosul, Iraq's second largest city. The guerrillas are now in almost complete control of half of Mosul, on the left bank of the Tigris River. Residents say the fighters have boosted their presence on the right bank of the Tigris as well, in the hope of [Read more]

'Mr. Bush … Don't Blame Islam for Your Own Failures'

August 16, 2006 // Arab Times - Kuwait - English

I WAS not surprised by the recent remarks of U.S. President George W. Bush, when he gave a new name to Muslims: "Fascist Muslims" [actually, Islamo-fascists]. Why did he once again indulge in this provocation, continuing to give Islam the most horrible descriptions, such as terrorists and so forth? Therefore, I will [Read more]

Iraqis Teach Corruption to American Contractors

August 13, 2006 // Azzaman - Iraq - English

The results of the post-war reconstruction of Iraq, a nation devastated by the American war machine, are laughable. Those running the country - the U.S. invaders and Iraqi rulers - cannot be taken seriously in their bid to rebuild what they have destroyed, no matter how hard its proponents try to sell it. [Read more]

Arabs Must 'Accept Defeat' in Lebanon

August 13, 2006 // Arab Times - Kuwait - English

SYRIA has been raising slogans of resistance since the beginning of Israel's aggression against and killing of the Lebanese. One wonders what resistance Syria is referring to, or whom it was against. While Lebanon bleeds and is being demolished, the only resistance from Syria has been in the form of words and slogans. [Read more]

The Empire Has No Heart

August 10, 2006 // Ad Dustour - Jordan - Arabic

The empire has no heart. The America of George W. Bush, which held the world hostage with the victory of the neo-conservatives and their "creative chaos," has no heart. The country of iron and fire has no heart. Israel, the monstrous country rising from the stuff of legend, spreading destruction and ruin and snatching [Read more]

In Lebanon, U.S. Seeks an Arab Version of Israel

August 8, 2006 // Al-Markazia - Lebanon - Arabic

[Editor's Note: Shiite Grand Ayatollah Mohammad Hussein Fadlallah is sometimes referred to as the spiritual leader of Hezbullah RealVideo]. In his Friday sermon, Shiite Grand Ayatollah Mohammad Hussein Fadlallah warned of civil unrest which serves American goals after the failure of the U.S.-Israeli ground war. [Read more]

The Empire Has No Heart

August 7, 2006 // Ad Dustour - Jordan - Arabic

The empire has no heart. The America of George W. Bush, which held the world hostage with the victory of the neo-conservatives and their "creative chaos," has no heart. The country of iron and fire has no heart. Israel, the monstrous country rising from the stuff of legend, spreading destruction and ruin and snatching [Read more]

The Empire Has No Heart

August 7, 2006 // Ad Dustour - Lebanon - Arabic

The empire has no heart. The America of George W. Bush, which held the world hostage with the victory of the neo-conservatives and their "creative chaos," has no heart. The country of iron and fire has no heart. Israel, the monstrous country rising from the stuff of legend, spreading destruction and ruin and snatching [Read more]

'Double A-Bomb' Victims Discovered in Japan

August 7, 2006 // Asahi Shimbun - Japan - English

When she was a young girl, Misako Katani, now 76, went to school in Hiroshima. During the war, she was among students mobilized by the military, and she was sent to work in an infirmary. At 8:15 a.m. on Aug. 6, 1945, she looked out the infirmary window and saw a bright, blinding flash cut through the sky. [Read more]

Bush's Hiroshima

August 6, 2006 // Alhayat Aljadeeda - Palestine - Arabic

Today is the 6th of August, and according to the history books, Hiroshima Day. Hiroshima, that peaceful port city in the embrace of Japan's Inland Sea, in the region of Honshu, built as a commercial and industrial center, and the glory of the Land of the Rising Sun. Until disaster struck on this day, 61 years ago, when [Read more]
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