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URUK Net 3 January, 2010 Part 2

Last updated: Monday, January 4, 2010 16:09

Video: Inside Iraq – Cancer fears
Aljazeera.English
January 3, 2010 – Doctors in Iraq are recording a shocking rise in the number of cancer victims south of Baghdad. Sufferers in the province of Babil have risen by almost tenfold in just three years. Locals blame depleted uranium from US military equipment used in the 2003 invasion. Many Iraqi doctors say its radiation causes an alarming rise in cancer rates and birth defects among Iraqi children. All over Iraq 300 sites are said to be contaminated by depleted Uranium.

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Yemen is newest front in ‘war on terror’.I`m sure!
Ruslan Trad
January 3, 2010 – Yemen will be a new target of the “war on terror”. U.S. forces would have to be accommodated as soon as they feel that it is possible. It seems that this moment comes. After the attack on Iraq War on terror needs new victims. More easily if a country is not helping. In the case of Yemen recognizes that throughout the country there are people of Al Qaeda. The U.S. government claims that several hundred, but other sources believe that more than 2 000 people. But what are the proofs of these statements? The British Embassy and the U.S. Embassy closed. The official statement by London and Washington is worried that by the attacks. Too familiar scenario. Yemen will become a second Iraq…

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Video: Australian Soldiers Kill Afghan Children
stopkillinginnocent
January 3, 2010: 5 Afghan children killed by the Australian soldiers.

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Gaza: Saber, patience
Eva Barlett, In Gaza
January 3, 2010 – “I haven’t been on my land since we harvested the wheat last August. It’s too dangerous. There was an Israeli operation here yesterday…6 tanks and 4 bulldozers. I could see them from my rooftop in the village, but didn’t know if they’d destroyed my land.” Abdul Nasser Abu Taima has 15 dunams of agricultural land roughly 400 m from the Green Line border dividing Gaza and Israel. Until a few years ago, he had a home on and lived off the land. Israeli bulldozers destroyed his house and razed his land. “That was our home,” he says, picking up a piece of piping with a chunk of foundation still attached, chucking it onto the pile…

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Retired US general wants Muslim men ’strip searched’ at airports
By Stephen C. Webster
January 3, 2010 – Retired Lieutenant General Thomas McInerney wants to get young Muslim men naked in the worst way. Awkward as that sentence sounds, it is an accurate description of the former US Air Force general’s comments during a recent Fox News broadcast. “We’ve got to go to more than just the normal process that they’re talking about now,” he opined on Saturday. “We have got to go to very, very strict screening and we’ve got to use profiling. And I mean, be very, very serious about the profiling. If you are an 18-28-year-old Muslim man, then you should be strip searched. If we don’t do that, there’s a very high probability that we’re gonna lose an airliner”…

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Abbas: Don’t make the same blunders again
By Khalid Amayreh
January 3, 2010 – There are increasing signs that Palestinian Authority (PA) Chairman Mahmoud Abbas might agree to resume the so-called “peace talks” with Israel fairly soon. Abbas has been vowing that he won’t return to the manifestly fruitless talks unless the apartheid Israeli regime freezes all settlement expansion activities in the West Bank and East Jerusalem. Abbas himself declared recently that 17 years of peace talks with Israel produced nothing as Israel consistently refused to terminate its occupation of the West Bank. His exasperation eventually led him to announce his intention to resign as President of the PA. According to informed sources in Cairo and Ramallah, Egypt has been of late under American pressure to press, or more correctly pressure, the weak PA leadership to return to the negotiating table with Israel effectively without any pre-conditions…

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Iran reports: Majlis likely to reject Kerry Iran visa
Laura Rozen
January 3, 2010 – After John Kerry’s staff last week told us that Kerry has no plans to meet Iranian officials in Iran or abroad, Tehran Times is reporting that the Iranian parliament will decide this week on whether to grant Kerry a visa. “The Majlis Foreign Relations Committee is scheduled to discuss the issue on Tuesday morning and then the Majlis National Security and Foreign Policy Committee will make a decision on Tuesday afternoon,” the English language Iranian paper cited MP Hossen Ebrahimi Sunday…

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Surround me with songs of deliverance: crossing the borders of solidarity
Haitham Sabbah
January 3, 2010 – Activists for Palestine have to have the same goal as Palestinians – the liberation of Palestine. They have to pay attention to not being diverted from this objective or to interfere with a greater geopolitical situation that may have consequences none of us can predict and which can cancel for a long time our hopes for liberation and return. Our fear is legitimate. We fear the emergence of the Zionist ultimate project, “Greater Israel” in the ashes of the destruction of Arab unity, which is not a lofty ideal, but present in the Arab masses and is a source that must be tapped into, and the Zionist project can be accomplished if we are not vigilant in all we do and if we shift our rage away from Israel and weaken the Arab masses. I shall explain…

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PFLP: Peace talks are an ‘endless maze’
Ma’an News
January 3, 2010 – The Leftist Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) on Sunday denounced what it said was international pressure on Palestinians to resume negotiations with Israel. “Various pressures the Palestinians are trying to drag them again to the fruitless maze of negotiations and to go chasing the illusion of misleading American and Israeli solutions,” the PFLP said in a statement issued from its offices in Gaza…

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Hamas urges Saudi mediation
Ghazanfar Ali Khan
January 3, 2010 – Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal, who held talks with Foreign Minister Prince Saud Al-Faisal on Sunday, called on Saudi Arabia to play a “special role” in Palestinian reconciliation and, together with the international community, exert more pressure on Israel for the sake of peace and security in the region. In his talks with the Saudi leadership, the Hamas leader gave an update on his party’s contact with the rival Palestinian group Fatah…

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Taliban deny abducting French reporters
By Nasrat Shoib (AFP)
January 3, 2010 — The Taliban militia Sunday denied kidnapping two French television journalists and three Afghan assistants who were snatched at gunpoint five days ago in Afghanistan. “We are not involved,” self-styled Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid told AFP by telephone from an undisclosed location. “We ask our fighters to inform us if they do anything but we have no information coming from this area,” he said…

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