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The Decider says boo
By Hal O'Boyle
The Decider is trying
to scare the crap out of me again. The Leader of the Free World made a speech
from his office in Washington on September 11 that was clearly designed to
scare me, scare you, scare our friends, our relatives and everybody we know.
His speech, and, in fact, the president�s entire career since 9/11 has been
dedicated to proving H.L. Mencken was right when he wrote:
Sep 20, 2006, 01:14
Lebanon should say no to German troops
Linda S. Heard
reasons, Germany is reluctant for its troops to be placed in a position where
they could end up fighting Jews. Yet it seems the German government has no such
compunction when it comes to facing off against Lebanese.
Sep 20, 2006, 01:05
Who are the terrorists, who are the freedom fighters?
By Gulamhusein A.
I first learnt about
the Jews when I was just a little boy of 10. There was a picture in the
Illustrated Weekly of India. It depicted Kristallnacht! Even at that young age
I was interested in political events. The picture, especially the title, caught
my eye. I was shocked at what I read. Living in the midst of bloody
Hindu-Muslim riots in Bombay, I well knew the fear each community felt in the
area of the city in which it was a minority. People got killed. Houses and
businesses got burnt. In my childish ignorance I thought it happened only in
Bombay. And here I was reading about it happening in Germany to the Jews. My
heart went out to them.
Sep 19, 2006, 00:47
Congressman Nye and Jack Abramoff: Justice versus lobbies
By Mazin Qumsiyeh, PhD
Why did prosecutors enter into a plea agreement with
discredited Congressman Bob Ney even when they already struck a plea agreement
with the guy who bribed him, Jack Abramoff? And why did many mainstream media
outlets ignore the most crucial facts of this case?
Sep 19, 2006, 00:45
Bush�s cruel and degrading presidency
By Mike Whitney
Washington is a moral swamp. When the chief executive
can stand at the presidential podium and make an unabashed appeal for torture,
then the American dream is dead.
Sep 19, 2006, 00:42
Threats: Real and imagined
By Mickey Z.
The terrorists want
to kill us. Our government wants to tap our phones. The CIA wants to haul us
away to secret prisons. Corporations want to poison our water, our air, and our
food. You've got hurricanes, moody loners, e. coli, undocumented immigrants,
drug dealers, shoe bombers, Mad Cow Disease, child molesters, welfare cheats,
reality show contestants; if we were to believe the hype, there is much to fear
in our daily lives. Here's the rub: Distinguishing the genuine threats from the
fabrications is often difficult in a society so dependent on media imagery.
It's no wonder so few people went to see "Snakes on a Plane" this
summer. We already have liquids on a plane to deal with. Who needs cinematic
frights and shocks when reality -- or at least our perception of reality -- is
enough to leave us quivering in the fetal position?
Sep 19, 2006, 00:38
Afghanistan: More of the same
By Dr. Abbas Bakhtiar
I don�t know if you have paid any attention to the
news coming out of Afghanistan or not; but if you did, you probably think that
NATO forces are winning the war. The headlines are full of stories about how
NATO forces have killed so many Taliban fighters in battles in the south of the
country . Yet at the same time we hear that soldiers� moral is on the
decline and that they have to fight almost 18-plus hours a day without rest
Sep 19, 2006, 00:33
�A lesson in bias,� indeed
By Mel Seesholtz, Ph.D.
On September 13, Joseph Farah launched a vicious
attack against me on his WorldNetDaily website. My �Reply to
Joseph Farah� appeared here, in Online
Journal, on September 14. The exact same �reply� was sent to Mr. Farah at
Sep 18, 2006, 02:23
Taking to the streets on 9/11
By Jerry Mazza
On the morning of
9/11, I couldn�t watch the reading of names on NY1.Not five years in a row. I
clicked off the ritual of bereaved families, somber politicos and media
scripters and went to work on the computer. Before I knew it, it was 1 o�clock.
Something gnawed. I needed to go down to Ground Zero, at least to pay my
respects to the gone. Yet what I found was very alive. Thousands
of 9/11 Truth Movement members shouting,, "9/11 was an inside job,
9/11 was an inside job.� This interspersed with the raspy voice of Alex Jones
booming the facts of the Towers� demise on a bullhorn. But this was no bull.
This was a whole new ballgame.
Sep 18, 2006, 02:19
Sistani�s fears realized
By Abbas J. Ali, Ph.D.
Traditionally, only under a severe threat to the
country or the community does the senior member of the religious authority, the
Marjaea, in Najaf, Iraq, assertively
voice his political concerns. Political matters of highest urgency demand
guidance and citizens often respond positively to this authority.
Sep 15, 2006, 00:39
Why I hate America
By Mickey Z.
"Why do you hate
America?" This is a remarkably easy question to provoke. One might, for
instance, expose elements of this nation's brutal foreign policy.
Sep 15, 2006, 00:37
A reply to Joseph Farah
From Mel Seesholtz, Ph.D.
Yesterday, Joseph Farah wrote and published an
article, �Kill the
Christians,� on his WorldNetDaily website. He was allegedly attacking an article
I�d written (as a private citizen) for Online
Journal, but he completely ignored the article�s argument and substance:
the need for equality legislation to address the fact that �nearly one-fifth
(17.6 percent) of students had been physically assaulted because of their
sexual orientation and over a tenth (11.8 percent) because of their gender
expression.� Instead he launched into a vicious personal attack and
professional assault, replete with childish name-calling and a vocabulary
foreign to all professional journalists.
Sep 14, 2006, 00:33
Embattled Blair between the lines
By Linda S. Heard
Love him or not,
you've got to admire his tenacity. I'm talking about the British prime minister
who's clearly myopic when it comes to warbling fat ladies.
Sep 14, 2006, 00:25
Israeli trap for Lebanon
By Linda S. Heard
military defeat in Lebanon, Prime Minister Ehud Olmert is attempting to woo
Beirut, offering to negotiate over the Shebaa Farms as a precursor to a
possible peace treaty. In response, his Lebanese counterpart Fouad Siniora
promised Lebanon would be the last Arab country to sign a peace deal with
Sep 13, 2006, 02:15
By Frank Scott
The world is watching
a frightening reality show, as both the US and Israel threaten to mutually
freak out, and, in the process, destroy much of what passes for civilization.
They work in tandem to strangle Palestine, Lebanon, Iraq and Afghanistan,
calling their murderous assaults democracy. This, while they feverishly depict
Iran as the mirror of themselves: a menace to the human race.
Sep 13, 2006, 02:12
Mr. Rove's Opus of Deception: 9/11 and the Lonesome Ballad of Blind Willie McMansion
By Phil Rockstroh
At present, 46 percent of the
American people hold the delusion that Saddam Hussein was involved in the
planning and execution of the terrorist attacks of 9/11/2001.
Sep 13, 2006, 02:06
The "War on Terror"
By Michael Samstein
As we mark the 5th anniversary of the tragic
events of September 11 we are still at war, our war, the war the Bush
administration coined, the �War on Terror.� A war that both Republicans and
Democrats believe in and continue to declare, to the public, that they are the
better party in continuing the �War on Terror.� There isn�t a day that
goes by that this headline is not splashed across every newspaper, magazine,
and news channel. We are constantly reminded that our country is at war. At war
against a great evil Islamofascist enemy that wishes to destroy us
because they hate our freedom and democracy.
Sep 12, 2006, 01:17
By Sheila Samples
A year after triumphantly declaring that work in
the Gulf Coast region would be "one of the largest reconstruction efforts
the world has ever seen," after promising that "Americans will look
back at the response to Hurricane Katrina and say that our country grew not
only in prosperity, but also in character and justice," George Bush had
the audacity to return to New Orleans.
Sep 12, 2006, 01:03
Inside the iron theater
By Joe Bageant
Nobody talks about it out loud, but a few million
Americans are seriously doubting their sanity these days. Or having their
sanity doubted. Or both. They seldom speak their minds because what is going on
in there is a vision of society that conjures grave doubt, if not outright
horror. It is the kind of stuff that will get your ass kicked off the island in
a heartbeat. Nobody wants to hear it.
Sep 12, 2006, 00:57
"I'll huff, and I'll puff, and I'll blow your house down": Does the terrorist threat exist in the US?
By Luciana Bohne
It seems to me from
traveling abroad and from contacts all over the world that the people of the
United States are some of the most terrified in the world.
Sep 11, 2006, 00:34