by Volker Weber

This weblog is a must-read in the next weeks.

I love America, I really do, but this is going beyond all reasonable standards for how a democratic country founded on some of humanity's best ideals is supposed to act. To say the rhetoric coming from Washington is Orwellian is now to understate the case rather than blow it up into hyperbole. There seems to be no attempt to hide the propaganda, indicating a supreme contempt for the discerning facilities of the American people and other peoples of the world.

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I hope he survives long enough to bring us some first hand information. The Pentagon simplifies media relations as John Lettice of The Register reports:

Should war in the Gulf commence, the Pentagon proposes to take radical new steps in media relations - 'unauthorised' journalists will be shot at. Speaking on The Sunday Show on Ireland's RTE1 last Sunday veteran war reporter Kate Adie said she had been warned by a senior Pentagon official that uplinks, i.e. TV broadcasts or satellite phones, that are detected by US aircraft are likely to be fired on.

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although i'm canadian, we seem to have some of the best seats to watch the deterioration of human rights in the US here (of course, it's not just 'human rights' or 'freedom of speech' anymore, it's 'homeland security'). quite sad. and canada seems to start having cravings for watered-down policies like that (federal monitoring of digital communications, sniffers galore, is in the works for this year).

kjartan, 2003-03-16


My son is on his way to Iraq right now as I type this message to you. To Mouzell,Iraq and I want to have a map of where he is traveling to. The stupid web sight wont let me have a map of where he is going over there. I hope they are happy now that they have cut themself's off from the rest of the world.

One P----- off Army Mother. WhoAhhh

Cathlene Lee, 2003-06-03

I'm Iraqi from Iraq, I loved to see how Sadam Husain wa fucked to see his big status fallen down was my only and last dream 4 ever.

Baran Ahmed, 2003-06-25

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