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National security adviser Condoleezza Rice likens the readiness of Arab cultures for freedom to the civil rights struggle - front page Washington Post 8 August 2003
(Donna Mcwilliam -- AP)
An armed U.S. Coast Guard patrol boat watches the Potomac River near the runway at Reagan National Airport. WP 8-14-03
As the 'Clask of Civilizations' escalates into a Christian/Jewish versus Islam cataclysms this photo/story is leaked from an upcoming issue of GQ. "In the beginning, there was the call...," writer Guy Lawson opens in his essay on the president's religious convictions.
From the UK-based Islamic Website Al Muhajiroun comes this picture/logo symbolizing where they stand
Protestors painting slogans on a concrete stretch of separation fence during a demonstration in Qalqilyah at the end of July. (Reuters - 8-21-03)
Rage Erupts in Occupied Palestine After Israeli Attacks and Assassinations - 21 Aug 2003
Palestinians in Gaza Carry "Ceasefire" Coffin (Hudna in Arabic) as 100,000 mourn Hamas Leader Assassinated by Israel - 22 August 2003
Mourners carry Hamas leader Abu Shanab's body as his wife and son look on. More than 100,000 Palestinians vociferous vowed revenge after Abu Shanab was assassinated by Israeli missiles - 22 Aug 2003
TIKRIT, Iraq (Reuters) - Nineteen-year-old Private Bill Goodwin puts down his gun, takes off his combat jacket and steps into the warm waters of Iraq's Tigris River. "I baptize you in the name of Jesus Christ," proclaims his unit's Protestant chaplain.
The final destination of Iraq's weapons of mass destruction, including extended-range Scud-based missiles and parts for chemical and biological warheads, are thought to be underground sites in Lebanon's Bekaa Valley according to some US and Israeli sources. The area is said to be heavily fortified with Iraqis, Iranians, Syrians and Hizbullah operatives.
A Different European View of the 'Axis of Evil' - Bush + Blair + Sharon
U.S. Coastguard now busy patrolling the Potomac near Washington
As the US pursues its go-it-alone 'preemptive' approach, the American right-wing has become even more hostile to the U.N. and Intrernational institutions
President Bush quickly scooped up his uninjured dog in Waco after accidentally dropping him. Unfortunately for Bush, the country, and the world, his dropping of the economy and foreign policy is not so easily to scooped up uninjured.
More Israelis Missiles Kill More Palestinians In Gaza Ghetto - 1 Sept 2003

Unidentified relatives talk to a wounded man on his way to the operating room at the Shifa hospital in Gaza City on Sept. 1, 2003. Israeli helicopters fired at least four missiles at a car in Gaza City killing one person and wounding at least 25 in the sixth such attack in two weeks
A Palestinian mother with photo of her son slain by Israeli police in October 2000. On 1 Sept 2003 the Or Comission concluded, in a landmark report on Israel's treatment of its Arab minority, that police used excessive force in quelling Arab riots and that Israel's leaders badly underestimated the community's anger after decades of systematic discrimination.
Palestinians chant anti-Israel slogans from atop the wreckage of a car after an Israeli helicopter missile strikes a car in the Gaza Strip on 1 September 1, 2003. An Israeli helicopter missile destroyed two cars and killed at least one Palestinian in Gaza City, the sixth such strike in two weeks.
Palestinians run away after an Israeli helicopter missile strikes a car in the Gaza Strip on 1 Septe 2003. The Israeli helicopter missile strike destroyed two cars and killed at least one injuring at least 25.
Ayatollah Hakim's procession drew thousands in Karbala on 1 Sept 2003. On the same day the new US-imposed 'Governing Council', which Hakim had reluctantly supported, chose to name its
Ayatollah Hakim's procession drew thousands in Karbala on 1 Sept 2003. On the same day the new US-imposed 'Governing Council', which Hakim had reluctantly supported, chose to name its "Ministers"
Dr Mahathir Mohamad, the Malaysian Prime Minister has held office since 1981, making him Asia's longest serving head of government. Mahathir has overseen the transformation of Malaysia to one of Asia's richest countries, with a strong electronics export sector and the world's tallest buildings.
Combing the caves Members of the 82d Airborne Division search southeastern Afghanistan for Osama Bin Laden and followers
Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat pauses during a meeting with foreign diplomats at his office in the West Bank town of Ramallah Tuesday Sept. 2, 2003
Bush meets with Powell and Armitage to figure out how to get UN to help US Iraqi occupation - Aug 2003
Yasser Arafat - Showing the Strain - Sept 2003
"Zsa Zsa Saddam" is one of a series spoof images of the ousted Iraqi dictator that are due to be posted on walls and billboards around his former stronghold of Tikrit by troops of the 4th Infantry Division's 1st Battalion 22nd Armoured Regiment. The idea is both to boost the morale of U.S. soldiers, ridicule the deposed leader and, also, help identify those who are still loyal to Saddam.
Sheikh Ahmed Yassin, the spiritual leader of the Islamic militant movement Hamas, prays in Gaza city September 6, 2003. Israel wounded Sheikh Ahmed Yassin, and about 14 other people in an air strike in the Gaza Strip, shortly after Palestinian Prime Minister Mahmoud Abbas submitted his resignation to President Yasser Arafat in a power struggle.
Symbolizing Pentagon domination Secretary of Defense Donald Rumseld marches in Afghanistan - 9 Sept 2003
Ariel Sharon lays a wreath at the memorial of Gandhi in New Delhi during historic first visit of an Israeli PM to India - 8 Sept 2003.
A member of Ariel Sharon's security team makes some checks for bombs before Sharon lays wreath at grave of Mahatma Gandhi - 8 Sept 2003
President Bush is welcomed by his brother, Fla. Gov. Jeb Bush, left, on arrival at Jacksonville Naval Air Station, Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2003, in Jacksonville, Fla. The president promotes his "No Child Left Behind" education agenda during a visit to Hyde Park Elementary School in Jacksonville before attending a fund-raiser. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) 9 Sept 2003
Protesters interrupted Pentagon Chief Donald Rumsfeld's speech at the National Press Club on 10 Sept 2003
Demonstrators disrupt a speech on Iraq by Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld at the National Press Club in Washington on 10 Sept 2003. One unfurled a banner that read "Bloody Hands."
A photo exhibit featuring diplomats that lined a busy corridor leading to the State Department cafeteria has been replaced with photos of the Bush family. (Gerald Martineau -- The Washington Post), 19 Sept 2003
A photo of Omar Shaabani with martyr's black tape in the corner is shown in the Khaldiya home of his father, Ahmed, shown in the background. "Today, we have sacrificed ourselves to defend our honor and pride," read the typed statement, embossed with traditional religious invocations in floral, Arabic script. "We have sacrificed our souls for the sake of Islam, sacrificed our souls to get rid of the monkeys, pigs, Jews and Christians. To all our brothers and sisters, we prevail on you to be joyful with us."
George Bush holding his speech waiting to speak to the UN General Assembly - 23 Sept 2003
The leaders of France and Germany embrace at the UN before listening to the American President address the General Assembly - 23 Sept 2003
President of the United States George W. Bush as King of Diamonds is part of a card deck depicting 'the 52 most dangerous American officials', sold by the French group Reseau Voltaire (Voltaire Network) is seen in this hand out photo. Caption under photograph reads : 'Head of a baseball club and director of Salem bin Laden's oil company (brother of Osama). Designated President of the United States by friends of his father at the Supreme Court before the vote count showed that he lost the elections'. A little over 2, 500 decks have been sold on the internet in recent weeks. (AP Photo/Reseau Voltaire)
Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld is the Ace of Spades and al Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden (news - web sites) a Joker in a provocative pack of French playing cards depicting 'the 52 most dangerous American officials.' A riposte to the 'most-wanted' cards of Iraqi leaders issued to U.S. soldiers, the deck is the latest commercial offering by a radical thinktank whose conspiracy theory account of the September 11 attacks stormed French bestseller charts last year.
A portrait of al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden with the Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem
Prime Minister Ariel Sharon (news - web sites) said in an interview September 26, 2003 that Israel would take U.S. objections into account before deciding whether to carry out its threat to 'remove' Palestinian President Yasser Arafat (news - web sites). Sharon is seen during celebrations marking the 80th birthday of Israel's former prime minister Shimon Peres (news - web sites) at Tel Aviv University, Sept. 22
Sharon's controversial visit to the Al-Aqsa mosque compound, Islam's third holiest shrine, led to the first spark of the Palestinian intifada against Israeli occupation.(AFP/File/Awad Awad)
Palestinian gunmen lead the funeral procession for Izar Abu Swairah in the Southern Gaza Strip village of Zawaida Friday Sept. 26 2003. Shwairah died of his wounds sustained during an Israeli raid on his house Sept 18 in which his son Jihad was killed.
A Palestinian walks in front of an Israeli tank in the northern West Bank town of Jenin - Sept 2003
Thousands of people march down a main street of Barcelona, Spain, Saturday Sept. 27, 2003, behind a banner reading, No Occupation in Iraq (news - web sites) and Palestine during a demonstration to protest the war in Iraq and the politicial situation in Palestinian territories coinciding with demonstrations in many other countries. 27 Sept 2003
Anti-war protesters gather in London's Trafalgar Square in front of the National Gallery, Saturday, Sept. 27, 2003. Thousands of protesters demanding the pullout of coalition troops from Iraq marched in central London, Saturday in the first national protest since the fall of the regime of Saddam Hussein.
A Palestinian student holds a poster of Palestinian President Yasser Arafat, during a protest in support of Arafat, at the Al-Quds Open University in the West Bank city of Hebron, Saturday, Sept. 27, 2003.

Lebanese supporters of the ousted Iraqi President Saddam Hussein carry his picture and an Iraqi flag during a protest outside the United Nations House in downtown Beirut, Lebanon, on Saturday, Sept. 27, 2003. Thousands from Lebanese and Palestinian leftist parties joined the protest against the US and Israel.
A child waves an Iraqi flag in front of police stationed near the Israeli Embassy during an anti-war rally in Athens, September 27, 2003. The rally started with a concert at the central Syntagma square in Athens and was organized by groups supporting the Iraqi and Palestinian people. Later, the protesters marched peacefully to the U.S.A. and Israeli embassies where they expressed their opposition to the ongoing occupation of Iraq and the Palestinian territories.
Masked Palestinian members of PFLP (Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine) march in the Balaata refugee camp in northern West Bank town of Nablus. Sept 2003
Pakistani girl holds placard during an anti-Israel rally to condemn their actions against Palestinians, Saturday, Sept. 27, 2003 in Lahore, Pakistan.
Protesters hold parts of a fake wall, symbolizing the separation barrier being built by Israel to keep suicide bombers from crossing the border, as they march in Paris to support Palestinians, to condemn the U.S-led occupation in Iraq, and for peace in Middle East, Saturday Sept. 27, 2003.
A protester is seen through parts of a fake wall symbolizing the separation barrier being built by Israel to keep suicide bombers from crossing the border, as they march in Paris to support Palestinians, to condemn the U.S-led occupation in Iraq, and for peace in Middle East, Saturday Sept. 27, 2003
Palestinians pray on the street in front of Israeli soldiers outside of the Old City of Jerusalem during the weekly Friday prayers.(AFP/Atta Hussein) Sept 03
A woman holds up her red-painted hand as she protests against the US troops in Iraq and against the Israeli occupation of Palestinian areas at a demonstration in Berlin on Saturday, Sept. 27, 2003. About 300 people took part at the protest in the German capital. 27 Sept 2003
Turkish protesters shout slogans against U.S. and Israel as they march through central Ankara September 27, 2003. Nearly five thousand protesters including Islamists and leftists gathered to rally in Istanbul and Ankara on Saturday to protest against government's possible decision to send troops in Iraq (news - web sites), and they shouted slogans in support of Palestinians against Israel. Banners read in Turkish as ' Long Live Global Intifada.'
Turkish Islamist protesters set fire to U.S. and Israeli flags during a demonstration in Istanbul September 27, 2003. Nearly five thousands protesters, including Islamists and leftists, gathered to rally in Istanbul and Ankara on Saturday to protest against government's possible decision to send troops to Iraq (news - web sites) and to support Palestine against Israel.
US and Israeli Flags are Burned in Demonstration in Turkey supporting the new 'Worldwide Intifada'
Palestinian men mourn over the body of Hamas member Ibrahim Khali Abu Alrob, 21, at his funeral, inside a mosque, in the West Bank town of Jenin, Saturday, Sept. 27, 2003. Alrob died Friday from wounds inflicted when he was shot by Israeli forces during an army incursion a week earlier.
A guard for Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat, left, and a police officer stand in front of his battered headquarters in the West Bank town of Ramallah, Saturday Sept. 27, 2003. In an interview published Friday, Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon (news - web sites) said he was determined to 'remove' Arafat one day, even at the risk of harming him.
A guard for Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat, left, and a police officer stand in front of his battered headquarters, which was decorated by supporters, in the West Bank town of Ramallah, Saturday Sept. 27, 2003. In an interview published Friday, Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon (news - web sites) said he was determined to 'remove' Arafat one day, even at the risk of harming him. 27 Sept 2003
Armed Palestinian Fatah activists participate in a demonstration staged in the Gaza Strip (news - web sites) city of Khan Yunis Saturday Sept. 27 2003.
Nazmeya Hassan, center, weeps over the body of her son Ahmed Hassan, 27, before his funeral in the Rafah refugee camp, southern of Gaza Strip, Saturday, Sept. 27 2003. Hassan a member of the Al Quds brigades, was killed overnight and two others wounded by an unknown explosion, Palestinian official sources said.
A Palestinian boy holding a Hamas flag and wearing a Hamas band sits in front of people praying at the mosque in Nusseirat refugee camp in the Gaza Strip - September 26, 2003.
A Palestinian carries his bicycle over an Israeli wall dividing the West Bank town of Abu Dis from East Jerusalem September 27, 2003. Israel says the wall is a separation barrier intended to prevent suicide bombers from crossing into its cities, but Palestinians say it causes enormous hardship to ordinary civilians.
Palestinians pray around the bodies of senior Hamas leader Ismail Abu Shanab, center, and his bodyguards Momen Baroud, left, and Hani Abu-Amrain, right, killed in an Israeli missile strike on their car, during their funeral at a mosque in Gaza city, in this Aug. 22, 2003 file photo. Three years after the conflict between Israel and Palestinians again exploded, the two sides seem trapped in a cycle of stalled peace initiatives and piercing violence.
Mourners carry the body of 46-year-old Eliezer Weissfish, killed at a suicide bombing bus attack Aug. 20, during his funeral procession in Jerusalem Wednesday Aug. 20, 2003. Three years after the conflict between Israel and Palestinians again exploded, the two sides seem trapped in a cycle of stalled peace initiatives and piercing violence.
An elderly Palestinian woman screams during a rally supporting Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat, in Gaza City, in this Sept. 17, 2003 file photo. Three years after the conflict between Israel and Palestinians again exploded, the two sides seem trapped in a cycle of stalled peace initiatives and piercing violence.
The body of Hamas member Ibraheem Abu Elrub, 19, is carried during his funeral in the West Bank city of Jenin September 27, 2003. Ibraheem died after being injured in clashes with Israeli troops in Jenin.
A female Palestinian student holds a poster of Palestinian President Yasser Arafat during a protest in support of Arafat at the Al-Quds Open University in the West Bank city of Hebron, September 27, 2003.
Masked Palestinian Fatah (news - web sites) members shout slogans as they hold up their machine guns and posters of Palestinian President Yasser Arafat (news - web sites) during a march in support of Arafat in Khan Younis refugee camp in Gaza, September 27,2003. Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon (news - web sites) said in an interview on Friday that Israel would take U.S. objections into account before deciding whether to carry out its threat to 'remove' Arafat
Masked Palestinian Fatah members shout slogans as they hold up their machine guns and posters of Palestinian President Yasser Arafat during a march in support of Arafat in Khan Younis refugee camp in Gaza, September 27,2003.
A masked Palestinian Fatah member marches with a weapon in front of a poster of Palestinian President Yasser Arafat during a demonstration supporting him in Khan Younis refugee camp in Gaza September 27, 2003.
Masked Palestinian members of PFLP (Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine) take part in demonstrations in Balaata refugee camp in northern West Bank town of Nablus - Sept 2003
A masked Palestinian activist from the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) attends demonstrations marking the third anniversary of the Palestinian uprising (intifada) against Israeli occupation in the Balata refugee camp near the West Bank city of Nablus, September 26, 2003
Masked Palestinian activists from the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) march during demonstrations marking the third anniversary of the Palestinian uprising (intifada) against Israeli occupation in the Balata refugee camp near the West Bank city of Nablus, September 26, 2003
Israeli Border Police stand guard on a rooftop backdropped by The Dome of the Rock Mosque in the Al aqsa Mosque compound in Jerusalem's Old City during Muslim prayers, Friday Sept. 26, 2003. Israeli police banned men under 40 from entering the Al Aqsa Mosque compound to avoid possible clashes.
Palestinian men standing by concrete barricades, part of the separation wall Israeli is buiding, wait for taxis to take them to Jerusalem, near the West Bank village of Sawakre Friday Sept. 26, 2003. Israel says the barrier, that draws U.S. opposition, is necessary to keep suicide bombers from crossing over and has already completed about 150 kilometers, 90 miles of fences, trenches, razor wire and concrete walls; it could eventually run more than 600 kilometers (375 miles)
A Palestinian sits in front of graffiti of the shooting of 12-year-old Mohammed al-Durra, whose death at the uprising of the intifada was caught by television, in Nusseirat refugee camp in the Gaza Strip (news - web sites) September 26, 2003. After the Friday prayers thousands of Hamas supporters marched through the streets to mark the third anniversary of the intifada
Palestinian men under the age of 40 pray during Friday prayers on the road near the Damascus Gate, background, one of the entrances to east Jerusalem's Old City after they were banned from entering the Al Aqsa Mosque compound by Israeli forces to avoid possible clashes, Friday Sept. 26, 2003. Due to the Jewish New Year's holiday which ends Sunday evening, Israeli forces also tightened a Palestinian travel ban in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, banning all Palestinians from entering Israel, in an attempt to prevent possible attacks by militants.
A Jewish boy prays at the Western Wall, Judaism's holiest site, in Jerusalem's Old City , Friday Sept. 26, 2003. Israelis were ushering in the Jewish New Year's holiday of Rosh Hashana Friday, with little expectation that the year 5764 will bring respite from the conflict with the Palestinians and a deepening economic crisis
Masked Hamas supporters carry fake weapons in front of a coffin draped with the U.S. flag during a demonstration in Nusseirat refugee camp in the Gaza Strip (news - web sites) September 26, 2003. After Friday prayers thousands of Hamas supporters marched through the streets to commemorate the beginning of the fourth year of the intifada.


Masked Hamas fighters carrying mock rockets and a coffin adorned with American and Israeli flags, parade in the streets of Nuseirat, central Gaza Strip, after the traditional Friday prayers, Friday Sept. 26, 2003.
A Palestinian man prevented to enter Al Aqsa Mosque compound for Friday prayers prays on the street beside a Star of David and graffiti that reads 'Death to Arabs' outside the Damascus Gate in the old city of Jerusalem, September 26, 2003. Israeli police barred Palestinian men under the age of 40 from reaching the walled Al Aqsa Mosque compound on Friday, fearing crowds of young men would gather there to protest.
Palestinians line up to show Israeli soldiers their ID documents to be permitted to cross the Kalandia checkpoint, that separates the outskirts of Jerusalem from the West Bank town of Ramallah Friday Sept. 26, 2003. Israel clamped a tight closure on the West Bank and Gaza Strip (news - web sites), keeping about 3 million Palestinians out of Israel and preventing residents in most of the West Bank from leaving their communities as Israel celebrates the two-day Jewish New Year's holiday . (AP Photo/Muhammed Muheisen)
Palestinian gunmen lead the funeral procession for Izar Abu Swairah in the Southern Gaza Strip village of Zawaida Friday Sept. 26 2003. Shwairah died of his wounds sustained during an Israeli raid on his house Sept 18 in which his son Jihad was killed.
Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat, bottom left, stands beside a Palestinian boy who flashes the victory sign during a meeting at his headquarters in the West Bank city of Ramallah Thursday, Sept. 25, 2003. Several hundred Palestinian supporters packed into Arafat's compound to show him their support
With Jerusalem's Old City and Dome of the Rock mosque in the background, an excavator digs at the spot in Abu Dis village where Israel is building a security wall which will separate Jerusalem from the West Bank.
Israeli airforce pilots walk toward a helicopter at a military base in central Israel Thursday Sept. 25, 2003. Twenty-seven reserve Israeli air force pilots elicited wall-to-wall condemnation Thursday for their refusal to carry out air strikes in Palestinian areas. The pilots' unprecedented protest also set off an emotional debate on the ethics of targeted killings, in which helicopters and occasionally warplanes, fire rockets and bombs at cars and homes of Palestinian militants, Israel's main tool in its war against them. The air force commander said the signatories would be punished, possibly jailed, and accused them of playing politics, rather than wrangling with genuine moral dilemmas
Israeli Foreign Minister Silvan Shalom holds documents of what he said were anti-Israeli U.N. General Assembly decisions to stress his contention of United Nations (news - web sites) bias against the Jewish state during a speech to the world body Thursday, Sept. 25, 2003. In his address, Israel called on the United Nations to end what it described as ``a campaign of diplomatic incitement'' by the international body against the Jewish state, denounced Yasser Arafat (news - web sites) as one of the world's ``icons of terror'' and urged its Arab neighbors to make peace
Cindy and Craig Corrie, right, parents of late American peace activist Rachel Corrie display the Bethlehem 2000 medal awarded by the Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat (news - web sites) at his office in the West Bank town of Ramallah Thursday Sept. 25, 2003. Corrie was run over and crushed to death by an Israeli army bulldozer on March 16, 2003, while she was trying to stop it from tearing down a building in the Rafah refugee camp, witnesses said.
Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat (news - web sites) receives a framed portrait of American peace activist Rachel Corrie from her parents Cindy and Craig Corrie at Arafat's office in the West Bank town of Ramallah Thursday Sept. 25, 2003. Corrie was run over and crushed to death by an Israeli army bulldozer on March 16, 2003, while she was trying to stop it from tearing down a building in the Rafah refugee camp, witnesses said.
A Palestinian man walks down the bloody steps of a house that was raided by Israeli forces overnight in the Bureij refugee camp, central Gaza Strip (news - web sites), Thursday Sept. 25 2003. Israeli soldiers surrounded a hideout and a gun battle erupted, leaving two Palestinian militants and one Israeli Army soldier dead, Palestinian and Israeli army sources said.
Palestinians hold portraits of leader Yasser Arafat at his headquarters in the West Bank town of Ramallah Thursday Sept. 25, 2003. Several hundred supporters packed into Arafat's compound to show support.
A young Palestinian boy mourns over the body of Islamic Jihad militant Nour Abo Ermanah, 19, in his home in the Bureij refugee camp, central Gaza Strip (news - web sites), Thursday Sept. 25, 2003. Ermanah was one of two Palestinians killed during an early morning Israeli Army raid in the Gaza strip to arrest Islamic Jihad and Hamas militants Thursday. One Israeli soldier was killed and several Israeli soldiers were also wounded in the raid.
Palestinian relatives of Islamic Jihad militant Noor Abu Ermanah, weep during his funeral at al-Bureij refugee camp in the Gaza Strip (news - web sites) September 25, 2003. Israeli troops killed four Islamic militants during a raid into the el-Bureij refugee camp in the Gaza Strip and an operation near the West Bank city of Hebron
Sheikh Ahmed Yassin, the founder of the Islamic militant movement Hamas talks to reporters in Gaza September 24, 2003. Hamas rejected calls by more moderate Palestinian leaders for a cease-fire with Israel and said it would not hand in its weapons or join the Palestinian government. Yassin, who was wounded in an Israeli missile strike earlier this month, briefly emerged from hiding to make his comments in a mosque after Israeli troops killed a Palestinian youth during a raid in the Gaza Strip
Israeli Air Force pilots are backdropped by technicians working on an F-16 fighter plane at a military airport in southern Israel in this 2003 file photo. Twenty-seven reserve Israeli air force pilots elicited wall-to-wall condemnation Thursday Sept. 25, 2003 for their refusal to carry out air strikes in Palestinian areas. The pilots' unprecedented protest also set off an emotional debate on the ethics of targeted killings, in which helicopters and occasionally warplanes, fire rockets and bombs at cars and homes of Palestinian militants, Israel's main tool in its war against them. The air force commander said the signatories would be punished, possibly jailed, and accused them of playing politics, rather than wrangling with genuine moral dilemmas.
Muslim children participate in a candlelight procession in Bombay September 24, 2003. Nearly 10 children along with 50 activists of a Muslim organization expressed their solidarity with the Palestinians and displayed anger against the U.S. and Israel.
Israeli soldiers enter the U.N hospital in the West Bank city of Qalqilya September 24, 2003.
Yasser Arafat under a novel kind of Israli 'town arrest' in Ramallah, occupied Palestine - 26 Sept 2003
Two Palestinian women try to stop a truck during a demonstration against the building of the security fence, in east Jerusalem, September 24, 2003.
A Palestinian salvages a cupboard door from her home after it was destroyed during clashes between Israeli forces and Palestinian militants on the Egyptian border in the Rafah Refugee Camp, in southern Gaza Strip (news - web sites) Wednesday Sept. 24 2003. Palestinian witnesses said two houses were destroyed during the overnight raid, which left one dead and more than a dozen wounded.
Palestinian gather at the remains of their home after it was destroyed during clashes between Israeli forces and Palestinian militants on the Egyptian border in the Rafah Refugee Camp, in southern Gaza Strip (news - web sites) Wednesday Sept. 24 2003. Palestinian witnesses said two houses were destroyed during the overnight raid, which left one dead and more than a dozen wounded.
Israeli Border Police restrain an Arab man who had been shouting at them and who disobeyed their command to stay away from the site where an Israeli demolition crew destroyed a home, in the Arab East Jerusalem neighborhood of Abu Dis, near the West Bank, Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2003.
A hand painted portrait of handcuffed Palestinian uprising leader Marwan Barghouti is displayed next to a street painter in the West Bank town of Ramallah Tuesday Sept. 23, 2003. Israel will not release the Palestinian uprising leader as part of a prisoner swap with Hezbollah, Israel's defense minister said Tuesday but acknowledged progress had been made in the German brokered negotiations.
Palestinian girls from the West Bank town of Qalailia, who are allowed by Israel to cross between the village of Hable through the security fence around their town, make their way back home as evening falls. More and more the 'concentration camp' look is coming to be.
A member of Hamas attends the funeral of Jihad Abu Suheireh, a member of the Ezzedin al Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of the radical Hamas movement.
AFP/File/Hrvoje Polan
Fadwa Barghouti, wife of Palestinian uprising leader Marwan Barghouti looks at a portrait of her handcuffed husband inside her house in the West Bank town of Ramallah Tuesday Sept. 23, 2003. Israel will not release Palestinian uprising leader Barghouti as part of a prisoner swap with the Lebanese guerrilla group Hezbollah, according to Israel's Defence Minister on Tuesday.
A Palestinian youth looks through the gate of a sport club displaying posters of handcuffed Palestinian uprising leader Marwan Barghouti in the West Bank town of Ramallah Tuesday Sept. 23, 2003. Israel will not release Palestinian uprising leader Barghouti as part of a prisoner swap with the Lebanese guerrilla group Hezbollah, according to Israel's Defence Minister Mofaz on Tuesday.
(AP Photo/Muhammed Muheisen)
Palestinian students stand in line as they wait to cross the Hewara checkpoint near the West Bank town of Nablus Tuesday, Sept. 23, 2003
Ansche Hedgepeth, shown at age 12 when she was arrested and handcuffed for eating a french fry in the Metro, and her mother. - 3 Oct 2003
American religious leader Pat Robertson. The US State Department has lodged a vehement complaint with prominent conservative televangelist Pat Robertson for comments suggesting that its Foggy Bottom headquarters should be destroyed with nuclear weapons, officials said. 9 Oct 2003
Three American Security Officials contracted by State Dept killed in Gaza today riding in this car - 15 October 2003. First msuch ajor attack on US officials ever by Palestinians
A U.S. tank mans a Baghdad roadblock - 15 October 2003
Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad delivers his speech as chairman of the 10th Session of the Organization of the Islamic Conference. He loudly challenged the Muslim World to stand up to the "Jews Who Run the World"
A spate of anti-Bush books suggests that truth is again a casualty of political war.
All throughout the Jerusalem Area the Israelis are building Walls to keep the Palestinians out
U.S. President George W. Bush with other leaders including Mahathir Mohamed at the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) meeting at Ananta Samakhom Throne Hall in Bangkok on Oct. 21. From left; South Korean President Roh Moo-hyun, Australian Prime Minister John Howard, Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad, Bush, Philippine President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, Mexican President Vicente Fox and Thailand Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra. Just a few days before Mahathir spoke about 'Jewish controlling the world by proxie'. 21 October 2003
The Israelis are essentially turning all of the Occupied Territories into a novel form of extended concentration camps based on an apartheid-like approach to the Palestinians.
Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf, center, escorts Saudi Crown Prince Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz, right, upon his arrival in Islamabad on 19 October 2003. Rumors of a 'secret' Saudi-Pakistani pact, oil for nuclear arms, keep growing, fanned by the Israelis
Telling Commentaries and Caricatures are beginning to appear in the American media.
U.S. Army 4th Infantry Division soldiers look at burning Black Hawk helicopter on same day rockets almost killed Paul Wolfowitz in the Rashid Hotel - 10-26-2003
United States Deputy Defense Secretary Paul Wolfowitz speaks at a press conference in Baghdad on day his hotel was attacked and a Colonel killed - 26 Oct 2003.
THE 'BIG ONE' - FIERCE FIRES SPREAD THROUGHOUT SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA; 277,000 ACRES BURNED, 850+ HOMES DESTROYED as of 27 October 2003. Might 'terrorism' have been involved?
US President George Bush speaks while Imam Faizul Khan (C) and His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahayan (R), Minister of State for Foreign Affairs and Deputy Prime Minister for the United Arab Emirates, listen before the Iftaar Dinner held with ambassadors and Muslim leaders at the White House - 28 Oct 2003. This is a post-911 development in Washington and at the White House.
The Israelis have divided and chopped even what is left of Palestinian Palestine into divided and controlled pieces - it's a modern-day neo-apartheid with Palestinians more and more living in surrounded ghettos and concentration camps.
The US-made and remote-controlled D-9 bulldozer is as tall as a small house and used to destroy Palestinian homes and buildings.
Yossi Beilin and Yasser Abed-Rabbo Tour the World Trying to Resurrect the 'Oslo Peace Process'
The Israeli walls around Palestinian population centers in the West Bank create a much shrunken and apartheid-like Palestine
One of those classic historic pictures that captures so much.
President Bush Speaking about 'Democacy' as America's Top New Goal in the Middle East - 6 Nov 2003
After President Bush gave his speech about bringing 'Democracy' to the Arab Wrold, Arab League Secretary-General Amr Moussa reiterated backing to reforms in the Arab world "on condition that they not be dictated from abroad, but decided by the countries" of the region.
New Congressional efforts spurred on by the neo-cons and the Israeli-Jewish lobby are designed to further co-opt and bring into obedience academia. This picture used by Salon to illustrate article on the subject it titled 'Osama University'
George Soros has declared defeating Bush a 'Life and Death' Affair
Mel Gibson is determined with a passion to tell the story of Christ's Crucifixtion
Many in Washington think it is really VP Dick Cheney and his tough circle of neo-con and Zionist appointees that have truly been the guiding hand behind US foreign policy in the Middle East and elsewhere.
Protestors Galore in London as George W. Bush makes first Ameican Presidential 'State Visit' to the UK - 11/18/03
The US is adopting Israeli tactics to control and repress the Iraqis
Pop star Moby's Manhattan screening of "Uncovered: The Whole Truth About the Iraq War." - 12-09-03 - Salon.com story 'Uncovered'
Salon.com
Saddam Captured Dec 13
The words of L. Paul Bremer, "We got him," are illuminated on the control tower at Basra's airport on Sunday. 14 Dec 2003
An Israeli guard and Palestinian boys watch over the construction of Israel´s security fence Nov. 23 near Jerusalem
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An Islamic Jihadist at a rally in the Maghazi refugee camp in the southern Gaza Strip, Friday August 1, 2003.
Saddam Shaved after Capture
Inside Saddam's hole
Inside Saddam's hut
Saddam getting an examination after capture
Outside Saddam's hut
Saddam's Kitchen
Libyan President Muammar Al-Qaddafi
"We're dealing with a fundamental existential threat to our way of life," say Deputy Defense Secretary Paul Wolfowitz, shown touring a prison in Iraq in the summer of 2003.
(Chris Helgren -- Pool Photo Via AFP)
Conspiracy Theory -- Yellow Iraqi Dates in December?
Wall around Bethlehem - Dec 2003
Yellow Dates on December 15?
Palestinian grafitti artist Wael Ghabin, right, stands in front of an example of his work on a wall in Gaza City, Monday, Dec. 22, 2003. The three years of conflict between Israel and the Palestinians has turned Gaza's wall into chipped, cracking canvases for Palestinian militant groups to rally their supporters, extol their fighters and memorialize their dead.
(AP Photo/Kevin Frayer)
Masked Palestinian Hamas activists ride horses as they hold their rifles during a rally marking the the 16th anniversary of the founding of the Hamas Islamic group, in the West Bank town of Nablus Sunday Dec. 14, 2003.
(AP Photo/Nasser Ishtayeh)
Israeli soldiers aim at Israeli, Palestinian and foreign peace activists during a demonstration against the security fence Israel is building all around Palestinian areas - Dec. 26, 2003 near the West Bank town of Qalqiliya. Shortly after, Israeli troops fired rubber bullets and live rounds as peace activists tried to break through the barrier. Rescue workers said a foreign tourist was wounded along with an Israeli protestor.
(AP Photo/Oded Balilty)
The United States on guard and fearful everywhere in 2003
Ahmed Maher assaulted in Jerusalem
President Bush meets with his Cabinet last month to discuss the reconstruction of Iraq and the awarding of related contracts to countries that supported the war.
Donald Rumsfeld, Pentagon Chief in 2003, was welcomed by Saddam Hussien in Baghdad in 1983 during the Iran-Iraq War by President Saddam Hussein.
Bush and Secretary of the Treasury Paul O'Neill - 2002
The mother of peace activist Tom Hurndall, and his brother hug Palestinian children. Hurndall, who had been in a coma and brain dead since being shot by an Israeli soldier at a Palestinian refugee camp in the Gaza strip in April last year, has died, his family said.(AFP) - 14 Jan 04
Reem Raiyshi a mother of two from Gaza, makes a statement in this image taken from a Hamas released video Wednesday Jan. 14, 2004. Raiyshi was named as the woman who blew herself up Wednesday at the major crossing point between Israel and the Gaza Strip, killing at least four Israelis and wounding seven others. (AP)
Benny Morris. "When the choice is between destroying or being destroyed, it's better to destroy." Ha'aretz, 9 January 2004
"I'm not really worthy to stand here" - President Bush on 1-15-04
The Analogy of the US to Nazi Germany, Bush to Hitler, 9/11 to the Reighstag Fire continues to escalate.
With the Nation on 'terror alert' and death still mounting in the Middle East, the SuperBowl turned into the BreastBowl - 1 Feb 2004
With the nation on 'terror alert' and death escalating in the Middle East, the US turned to the SuperBowl which turned into the BreastBowl - 1 Feb 2004
Secretary of State Powell and CIA Director Tenet before the Security Council - 5 Feb 2003
Douglas J. Feith, under secretary of defense for policy for the United States, talks in Afghanistan in September 2002.
Tony Blair Govt Wants to 'Dismantle', some would say castrate, the BBC
Contrast the Palestinian village on the left, with the Jewish Settlement on the right
A large wall 'politically decorated' in the Cleveland Park area of Washington, D.C. - 1988
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Israeli soldiers remove an elderly Palestinian grandmother from her home as land confiscation for 'The Apartheid Wall' continues.
World Bank President James Wolfensohn (L) covered with green paint, walks with host Slovenian Minister for Finance Dusan Mramor (R) in Ljubljana March 17, 2004. Wolfensohn and Mramor were attacked on the street in front of the government palace with green paint by anti-globalization protestors.
Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon receives a picture of the crew of the U.S. Columbia space shuttle from Rona Ramon, widow of Israeli astronaut Ilan Ramon who perished on Columbia shuttle flight during a meeting in Jerusalem March 17, 2004. A delegation of families of the astronauts on Columbia shuttle flight STS-107 are visiting Israel.
REUTERS/Gil Cohen Magen
Protestors in London demand 'Time for Truth' by climbing Big Ben - 20 March 2004
Worldwide Demonstrations on 20 March 2004 marked the first anniversary of the U.S. invasion and occupation of Iraq
Prime Minister Ehud Barak jokingly triesto push Yasser Arafat ahead of him into the Camp David lodge with President Bill Clinton's encouragement - June 2000
Ahmed Yassin - Founder of Hamas
Egyptian Ahmen Zawahri and Saudi Osama Bin laden
Palestinians in Gaza on day of Sheik Ahmed Yassin, founder of Hamas, assassination
The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia faces growing unrest and future upheaval.
The Archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williams
British PM Tony Blair and Libyan Colonel Muamar Gaddafi meet in Tripoli on 25 March 2004
Passions and Hatreds are more enflamed in the once Holy Land than ever as a result of Israel's ongoing military occupation.
U.S. Locks Down Iraqi Newspaper - 28 March 2004
Condi Rice with Paul Wolfowitz, Doug Feith, and Colin Powell - White House, March 2004
Scene in Baghdad - Hundreds of Iraqis were shot dead in the days after the Americans shut a newspaper, declared cleric Muqtada Sadr an 'outlaw', and vowed to destroy the growing Shi'ite army - 4/03/04
Today's Gaza Strip - everywhere surrounded and controlled by Israeli military
This photo on the day the Americans declare religious leader Sadr 'an outlaw'
Muktada Sadr with a picture of his famous father for whom Sadr City in Baghdad is named.
Today's Gaza Strip - Impoverished and totally surrounded by the Israeli Army
TIME Magazine's 'Man of the Year' - more propaganda from the American establishment to propel the 'War Against Terrorism'

Fire on the Streets of Iraq in early April 2004 after the Americans closed his newspaper and vowed to arrest cleric Muktada Sadr and destroy his independent Shi'ite movement.
Both Bush and Condi Are More Vulnerable than either dares admit - enter Doonesbury the day before Ms. Rice's 'under oath' Congressional and live TV testimony
Aid convoys came under fire from U.S. forces on the way to Fallujah on 8 April 2004
Islamic Fighters in Fallujah Battle the Vastly Superior American Army - 8 April 2004
The Americans Put Their Flag Over Saddam's Bust Before Pulling It Down with a military vehicle - April 2003
Palestinians taking cover from IDF soldiers during clashes over the construction of the security fence near Ramallah on Friday. 4-09-04
Body of man said to be CIA agent killed in Falluja, Iraq - 11 April 2004
Iraqi Fighters Supporting the Palestinian Intifada with Pictures of Yasser Arafat and Ahmed Yassin - 10 April 2004
The Israeli/Jewish Lobby is using the Congress to stiffle the Campuses and Academic Opposition
NO TO OCCUPATION: Iraqi men shout during a rally, as thousands of people in Ghazalia's Umm al-Qura mosque prepared supplies destined for the besieged residents of Falluja Thursday 8 April 2004. The poster reads in Arabic, 'No occupation'.
Photo REUTERS/Akram Saleh
A masked Iraqi carries his Kalashnikov rifle in front of the offices of Shi'ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr in the Baghdad suburb of Al Sadr City April 7, 2004.
Photo Laszlo Balogh/Reuters
VP Cheney Faces Protests in South Korea - 13 April 2004
Mark Bruzonsky met privately for an hour with President Anwar Sadat of Egypt and arranged the first public telegram ever sent from an Arab leader to Israel.
President Bush and Ariel Sharon at the White House - 14 April 2004
President George Bush and Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon met at the White House for the 9th time on 14 April 2004.
President George Bush and Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon met at the White House for the 9th time on 14 April 2004.
American war dead are brought back to Dover Air Force Base late at night with the press not allowed to be present in an attempt to minimize the public opinion fallout.
George Bush and Ariel Sharon have become closer friends than ever in attempting to 'Change History' and remake the Middle East in their image. 14 April 2004
John Kerry and Hillary Clinton - 14 April 2004
The look of the new generation of Palestinians who have known nothing other than occupation and death
Korean protestors greet Vice-President Cheney - April 2004
Palestinians Held Demonstrations in Gaza after the Bush/Sharon Meeting in Washington on 14 April 2004
Sen. Joe Lieberman and Democratic presidential candidate Sen. John Kerry address an audience during a campaign stop in Florida on 19 April 2004. Kerry gave his complete backing to Israel in the state with a considerable Jewish population.
A Boeing Joint Unmanned Combat Air System X-45 aircraft releases an inert GPS-guided bomb Sunday at the Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division range in China Lake, Calif.
4-19-2004
Hamas Fighters Morning the Assassination of the two top leaders in April 2004
In 1991, Defense Secretary Richard B. Cheney and Gen. Colin L. Powell, chairman of the Joint Chiefs, greeted U.S. airmen in Saudi Arabia. Of his relationship with Cheney, Powell wrote, "He and I had never, in nearly four years, spent a single purely social hour together."
Muktadr Sadr and his famous father - posters throughout parts of Iraq
General Pervaz Musharraf. The Pakistani army holds power in Pakistan.
After 18 years in harsh prison conditions Mordechai Vanunu was released under unprecedented restrictions on 21 April 2004
The American military more and more takes on a kind of high-tech Star Wars imagery.
President Bush meets with Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld, left, and Vice President Cheney, center, outside the Oval Office shortly after authorizing Operation Iraqi Freedom. Bush said the day was emotional for him. "I prayed that our troops be safe, be protected by the Almighty, that there be minimal loss of life," he said.
(Eric Draper -- AP)
The Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC) brings together 57 nations home to one billion Muslims
Israel has militarily occupied and controlled the West Bank and Gaza since 1967.
Israeli Design T-Shirt shows Saddam, Bin-Laden and Arafat
Ahmed Elmalfouh, left, wept outside Kamal Adwan Hospital in Beit Lahia Thursday after learning that his brother had been killed
NYTimes - 23 April 2004
A list of the top 50 neocons associated with the Bush Administration
Students in Cairo burned British and US flags Monday during protests of Israel's killing of a Hamas founder. 3/22/04
AMR NABIL/AP - CSM - 23 March 2004
An Iraqi man celebrates atop of a burning U.S. Army Humvee in the northern part of Baghdad, Iraq (news - web sites), Monday, April 26, 2004. An explosion leveled a building in northern Baghdad on Monday, setting four U.S. Humvees nearby on fire. At least one U.S. soldier and several Iraqis were wounded. The cause of the explosion was not immediately known. 4-26-04
(AP Photo/Muhammed Muheisen)
Foreign Occupation Forces in Iraq as of 24 April 2004. Other than the U.S. and U.K. the small contingents from other countries do little fighting and are often confined to barracks.
After Trying to Cover It All Up, the U.S. Government found itself tremendously embarrased and rushed to make excuses when the story finally leaked out on 29 April 2994
George Bush is certainly the most evangelical, born-again, crusading American President of modern times.
President Bush Speaking in the Rose Garden on 30 April 2004
"If proven the perpetrators are not fit to wear the queen's uniform. They have besmirched the good name of the army and its honour." - British Commander - 30 April 2004
A man reads the Daily Mirror newspaper which shows photographs it says are of British soldiers abusing an hooded Iraqi prisoner, May 1, 2004. Britain has launched a high-level probe into the alleged abuse which Tony Blair said, if true, would be "completely and totally unacceptable." Foreign Secretary Jack Straw said Sunday a high level investigation was under way, but sources close to the regiment concerned raised doubts over the authenticity of the images.
London Review of Books Author Calls for Sanctions Against Israel - 6 May 2004
Abu Abbas Died Suspiciously in Iraq in an American military prison in March 2004
Iran's President Mohammad Khatami, left, greets Ahmad Chalabi in Tehran in December 2003.
For a long time to come the 'Torture Scandal' will affect U.S. relations with the world. Pentagon heads Rumseld and Myers testified before Congress is a televisioned proceeding on 7 May 2004.
From left to right, Lt. Gen. Lance Smith; Gen. Richard Myers, chairman of the Joint Chiefs; Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld; acting Army Secretary Les Brownlee; and Gen. Peter Schoomaker, chief of staff of the Army, are sworn in Friday before the Senate Armed Services Committee. 5-07-04
Several people shouting “Fire Rumsfeld” briefly interrupt the Senate hearing about the torture scandal on 7 May 2004.
Cartoon in The Guardian, 10 June 2004, as the G-8 Sea Island Georgia Summit came to a close with a U.S.-inspired Statement about the Middle East
Jordan's King Abdullah with Iraqi interim government President Ghazi al-Yawar behind him, greets Afghan President Hamid Karzai as they attend former U.S. President Ronald Reagan's state funeral at Washington's National Cathedral June 11, 2004.
A police officer salutes in front of pro and anti-Ronald Reagan groups near the National Cathedral in Washington Friday, June 11, 2004 prior to funeral services for the former president
(AP Photo/Eric Gay)
An Iraqi policeman walks through a police station which was destroyed in an explosion in Yusufiyah, Iraq (news - web sites), Friday June 11, 2004. Gunmen stormed the police station south of Baghdad, drove off the poorly armed police and blasted the station in the fourth such attack against Iraqi security installations over the last week, officials and witnesses said. Day of Reagan Funeral.
(AP Photo/Eric Gay)
Pakistani Shi'ite protestors burn the U.S. and British flags during an anti-U.S. demonstration in Rawalpindi, June 11, 2004. Shi'ite Muslims staged demonstrations across Pakistan after Friday prayers to condemn U.S. military operations in Iraq. Day of Reagan Funeral.
REUTERS/Mehmood Mughal
Iraq new President Ghazi al-Yawer waits for the start of funeral services for former President Ronald Reagan at the National Cathedral in Washington Friday, June 11, 2004.
(AP Photo/Ron Edmonds)
An armed Shi'ite militiaman holds a machine gun while trying to prevent U.S. forces from entering a Baghdad suburb on June 10, 2004. One Iraqi fighter was killed and several more wounded in sporadic clashes between insurgents and U.S. forces, an official of rebel cleric Moqtada al-Sadr's group said on June 11, 2004. Militiamen loyal to Sadr fired automatic weapons and lobbed hand grenades at U.S. forces, which responded by sending helicopters to fire at targets in the sprawling Sadr City slum, Reuters television footage showed. On this day Ronald Reagan lied in State in the Rotunda of the American capitol.
Iraqi police check a blast-damaged police vehicle at a police station which was destroyed in an explosion in Yusufiyah, Iraq (news - web sites) Friday June 11, 2004. Gunmen stormed the police station south of Baghdad, drove off the poorly armed police and blasted the station in the fourth such attack against Iraqi security installations over the last week, officials and witnesses said. Picture on the day of the Reagan Funeral in Washington.
AP Photo/Mohammed Uraibi
U.S. soldiers sit on top of an armored vehicle as a gas tanker blazes after a roadside attack on the southern edge of Baghdad, Iraq (news - web sites) Friday June 11, 2004. The day of the Reagan funeral in Washington.
(AP Photo/Hussein Malla)
Former Iraqi soldiers demonstrate in front of the Coalition Provisional Authority (CPA) headquarters in Baghdad. A Sunni Muslim cleric urged veterans of Saddam Hussein (news - web sites)'s military to join the battle against the Americans, in an openly confrontational Friday sermon at one of Baghdad's largest mosques. Day of Reagan funeral in Washington.
(AFP/File/Karim Sahib)
President and first lady Laura Bush, front row left, along with former presidents and their wives sing at the National Cathedral in Washington Friday, June 11, 2004, during funeral services for former President Ronald Reagan. Back row, from left are, former President George H.W. Bush and Barbara Bush, Jimmy and Rossalyn Carter and Gerald and Betty Ford. Front row, from left are, President and first lady Laura Bush, Vice President Cheney and wife Lynne, and former President Bill Clinton (news - web sites) and wife Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (news - web sites), D-N.Y.
(AP Photo/Ron Edmonds)
The FBI is investigated who ordered this and gave it as a 'prank' - 6-22-04
Bad News From Israel - Published 2004
Bremer, right, hands the 'transfer of sovereignty' document to Iraqi Chief Justice Midhat Al-Mahmodi, left, as Prime Minister Ayad Allawi looks on - 28 June 2004
US-ruler of Iraq Paul Bremer departs two days ahead of schedule from Baghdad on 6-28-04.
Key Washington Jewish Neocons all associated with Ariel Sharon and Israel
Iraq's New Old Flag at Dupont Circle on 30 June 2004
The Palestinians Cling to their 'Right of Return'
Israeli journalist/writer Amira Hass has courageously reported about the plight of the Palestinian people and Israel's oppression of them.
Saddam's Statue Actually Came Down Thanks to U.S. Marines and 'psychological warfare' unit
Fireworks at 'Ground Zero' on the 4th of July 2004, the day of laying the cornerstone for 'Freedom Tower'
NYPost Gets It Wrong Again - 6 July 2004
The U.S. F-117 stealth bomber
Map of Kashmir - The Ongoing Crisis Now On Simmer in 2004
Paul Wolfowitz, #2 man in the Pentagon, visiting Abu Ghraib with General Karpinski before the torture scandal broke.
U.S. Troops in Falluja - July 2004
General President Musharaf Facing Great Pressures in Islamabad
Fireworks on 4 July 2004 in New York as cornerstone for "Liberty Center" was laid.
Saddam Hussein brought to U.S.-Iraqi Court in July 2004
Anti-Zionist Orthodox Jews protest against the Israeli separation barrier outside the World Court on 9 July 2004
AP
George Tenet Forced To Resign from CIA in July 2004
The American Congress now continually prepared for evacuation.
CIA Failures Rock Washington As Iraqi War Goes Sour
Israel's Wall Was Condemned in Unprecedented World Court Decision in July 2004
George Tenet forced to resign from CIA in July 2004
Palestinians Continue to Protest the Brutal Military Occupation in 2004
A sign of the times - protest sex on stage in Norway
Mirroring the famous Rodan Statue - America's Uncle Sam 'Thinking' for a change
America's New 'Freedom Tower' Will Arise Where the World Trade Towers Once Stood - cornerstone laying on 4 July 2004
Israel's Parliament the 'Knesset'
Ariel Sharon and Shimon Peres Team Up Together Again
The long-time CIA man Ayad Allawi calls out "bring me an ax"
A clearly-rattled President Bush walked out of a media briefing on 9 July 2004, refusing to answer questions about his close relationship with indicted Enron executive Kenneth Lay
International Court of Justice in the Hague

DOWN BUT NOT OUT: Support for Saddam Hussein lingers as a young Iraqi chanted anti-occupation slogans in a rally in Mosul in early July 2004.
'Heil Bush' - Outside the White House on 3-22-2003 held by Washington attorney
'Welcome 4th Reich' - Outside the White House on 3-22-2003 held by Washington attorney
Outside the White House on 3-22-2003 held by Washington attorney - 'Heil Bush'
High-School Protestors Outside the White House on 3-22-2003
High-School Protestors Outside the White House on 3-22-2003
Iyad Allawi - US selected and protected Iraqi 'Interim Prime Minister'
Iyad Allawi - 'Interim Iraqi Prime Minister' chosen and protected by the Americans
Israeli Foreign Minister Silvan Shalom shakes hands with Cam Kerry, brother of Democratic presidential candidate Sen. John Kerry, during a meeting in Tel Aviv, Israel, Thursday, July 15, 2004. Cam Kerry, who is a convert to Judaism and also John Kerry's political adviser, is on a visit in Israel to promote his brother's candidacy for the U.S presidency.
A Palestinian lifts his shirt to be checked by Israeli soldiers at the Howara checkpoint at the main entrance to the West Bank city of Nablus July 14, 2004.
Relatives of arrested Fatah militant Ala Abdel Karim Safafi, accused of involvement in several suicide bombings in Jerusalem, look at the debris of his house after it destroyed by the Israeli army, in the Deheisheh refugee camp near Bethlehem, July 13, 2004. Israel has demolished the homes of thousands of people in the West Bank and Gaza since it began the policy of destroying the homes of Palestinian militants in August 2002.
Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat holds a newspaper during a meeting at his office in the West Bank town of Ramallah, Wednesday, July 14, 2004. An Israeli contingency plan for the event of Yasser Arafat's death says Israel must prevent his burial in Jerusalem and predicts chaos in the Palestinian territories accompanied by regional instability.
(AP Photo/Nasser Nasser)
Palestinians look at the body of regional commander of Islamic Jihad militants, Noman Tahaineh, in the West Bank city of Jenin, July 13, 2004. Israeli troops killed Tahaineh as soldiers fired on a car containing wanted men as they tried to escape capture, military sources said.
A Palestinian youth hurls stones at Israeli army vehicles during clashes in the Balata refugee camp near the West Bank city of Nablus, July 13,2004.
Reuters/Abed Omar Qusini
Palestinian farmers ride past a watchtower along the controversial Israeli security barrier in the West Bank town of Qalqilya, July 12, 2004. Arab states on Monday sought an emergency session of the U.N. General Assembly to demand that Israel comply with a World Court ruling that its West Bank security barrier is illegal and must be dismantled.
Abed Omar Qusini/Reuters
Palestinian masked militants of the Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigade, a militia linked to Fatah movement, march with their rifles during a demonstration supporting Beit Hanoun residents, at Palestine Square in Gaza city, Monday July 12, 2004. Arabic on headband reads ' Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigade '.
(AP Photo/Adel Hana)
The Likud Leadership of Israel - Olmert, Sharon, Silvan, Netanyahu
A Palestinian boy searches in the rubble for belongings after Israeli army bulldozers demolished his house in the Khan Yunis refugee camp in southern Gaza Strip.
(AFP/Said Khatib)
Sharon's Cabinet Votes to Stay in power during Knesset 'no confidence' vote - Olmert, Sharon, Silvan, Netanyahu
The al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades are turning against their own government - 17 July 2004
Al-Aqsa Brigade Fighters Have Become More Active in Occupied Palestine
Al-Aqsa Brigade Fighters Have Become More Active in Occupied Palestine and begun to challenge the rule of Yasser Arafat and the 'Palestinian Authority' set up the by Israel and the U.S. in the mid 1990s.
George Bush and neocons keep pointing to Iran - a member of the 'axis of evil'
The General Assembly of the United Nations in New York.
United Nations Security Council in New York City.
Reforms, the American way - published in Jordanian daily Al-'Arab Al-Yawm, July 25, 2004.
Published in Lebanese daily Al-Mustaqbal, July 25, 2004
House of Bush and House of Saud - The explosive book by Craig Ungar
Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon has said he wants to see hundreds of thousands of American Jews emigrate to Israel.
(ABCNEWS.com - 24 July 2004)
Paris Hilton - One of the images of America seen around the world, including the conservative Muslim world
The French-gift Statue of Liberty is often caricatured at home and abroad in modern times
The Democratic Party Boston Convention in July 2004
The American Secretary of State, with the American chosen 'interim Prime Minister' of Iraq, announcing on 28 July 2004 'Muslim' forces to come to Iraq with Saudi help and money.
Flags from Around the World
Lieutenant John Kerry Now Prides Himself for his Vietnam exploits
Bush and all the senior figures in the Rose Garden on 2 August 2004 - 'We Are At War'
Over a hundred thousand link hands in human chain from Gaza to Jerusalem in protest against plan to dismantle Jewish settlements and withdraw the army from Gaza - 25 July 2004
Washington is becoming more of a fortress city as government declares additional 'security alerts' - 3 August 2004
Old Veterans Hired by Republicans Attack Kerry's War Record 'Unfit For Command'
Several of the recording artists who make up "Vote for Change" are shown in this photo released in New York, Tuesday, Aug. 3, 2004. Members of the group will perform in a series of fund-raising concerts in nine swing states before the presidential election in an effort to unseat President Bush. From left are Pearl Jam's Stone Gossard: Boyd Tinsley of the Dave Matthews Band, Jackson Browne; Martie Maguire of the Dixie Chicks, Steven Van Zandt from Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, Dave Matthews, Bruce Springsteen, Emily Robison of the Dixie Chicks, Patti Scialfa of Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, Eddie Vedder of Pearl Jam, Bonnie Raitt, Ben Gibbard of Death Cab for Cutie, John Mellencamp, Nick Harmer of Death Cab for Cutie and R.E.M's Mike Mills.
AP Photo/Vote for Change, Danny Clinch, HO
The New Attack Kerry Book - Unfit For Command
Palestinian Resistance Remains Deeply Felt Throughout the Occupied Territories
Israel's Vast network of Settlements and Fortifications (2002)
The U.N. 'Partition of Palestine Plan' - 1947
Palestine 1947
American Jews Have the Most Powerful Foreign Policy Lobby in Washington
American Patriot Missiles Are Now Widely Deployed
Dennis Ross and other Jewish lobbyists have had great involvment in U.S. government policies in the Middle East.
Israel has continually expanded settlements throughout the Occupied Territories Since 1967
Israel has continually expanded settlements throughout the Occupied Territories Since 1967
Al Qaeda Leader Dr. Ayman al-Zawahri from Egypt
U.S. Ambassador and Israeli Lobby official Dennis Ross in Jerusalem
Iyad Allawi put in power in Iraq by U.S. Ambassador Paul Bremer
U.S. official Dennis Ross with PA official Ahmed Qureia
Iran's Defense Ministry carried out a field test of the latest version of its Shahab-3 medium-range ballistic missile on August 11, 2004 state television reported. Defense Minister Ali Shamkhani said last week Iran was working on improvements to the range and accuracy of Shahab-3, which defense experts say Tehran could use to strike arch-foe Israel or U.S. military bases in the Gulf. A truck carrying the medium range missile is seen during a military parade south of Tehran September 22.
An Iraqi militiaman, loyal to radical Shi'ite cleric Moqtada al Sadr, carries a rocket propelled grenade launcher past a closed tourist stall in the southern city of Najaf, August 11, 2004. U.S. marines said they were preparing a final assault on Iraqi Shi'ite militia in the holy city of Najaf, after a radical cleric ordered his men to keep fighting even if he was killed.
Iraq is centrally located at the heart of the Arab and Muslim worlds.
A well-armed Capitol Police officer patrols in front of the Cannon House Office Building on Wednesday. While the Capitol Police have increased their presence across the grounds, the Library of Congress Police are facing a staffing shortage and struggling with day-to-day duties.
Roll Call
The American attack on Najaf and Shia Islam in August 2004 will have historical ramifications.
The American attack on Najaf and Shia Islam in August 2004 will have historical ramifications.

The American attack on Najaf and Shia Islam in August 2004 will have historical ramifications.
The American attack on Najaf and Shia Islam in August 2004 will have historical ramifications.
The American attack on Najaf and Shia Islam in August 2004 will have historical ramifications.
The massive American attack on Najaf and Shia Islam in August 2004 will have historical ramifications.
The American attack on Najaf and Shia Islam in August 2004 will have historical ramifications.
The American attack on Najaf and Shia Islam in August 2004 will have historical ramifications.
Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf unveils the Heritage Museum on the eve of 58th Independence Day of Pakistan, in Islamabad, August 14, 2004. Musharraf vowed on Saturday to crush Islamic militancy, saying there would be no let up in the Muslim nation's biggest ever crackdown on al Qaeda operatives and other radicals.
8-14-04
Soldiers of the U.S. Army's 1st Cav. from Fort Hood, Texas, stop a pick-up truck with family members trying to get a critically wounded man to hospital from a neighborhood outside of Sadr City after clashes with other soldiers just down the street Saturday Aug. 14, 2004.
(AP Photo/David P. Gilkey, Pool)
An Iraqi civilian looks at the debris left after U.S. warplanes bombed the largely Sunni city of Samarra, about 60 miles north of Baghdad, after a series of clashes, Saturday Aug. 14, 2004. The U.S. military said about 50 militants were killed in the operation, but police Maj. Saadoun al-Dulaimi said 12 people were killed, including three policeman, and 36 were injured. 8-14-04
(AP Photo/Karim Kadim)
American soldiers aboard a Bradley armored vehicle move towards Al-Sadr militant positions in the world's largest cemetery in the holy Shiite city of Najaf Thursday Aug. 12, 2004.
(AP Photo/Tod Pitman)
Mahdi army soldiers take a break near the Ali Imam shrine during the ceasefire called to hold negotiations between the Iraqi government and the radical Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr in the holy city of Najaf, Iraq Saturday Aug. 14, 2004.
(AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed)
American soldiers look towards Mahdi army positions at the the world's largest cemetery in the holy Shiite city of Najaf Thurday Aug. 12, 2004.
(AP Photo/Tod Pitman)
Avraham Burg, once Speaker of the Knesset: "We are not a state of evil or a society of evil. But we have lost the sensors of evil. We are obtuse. We are blind. We do not feel and we do not see."
(Eyal Warshavsky/BauBau)
Arash Miresmaili kisses the Koran after becoming world judo champion. He withdrew from Olympics competition in Greece after drawing Israel as his first competitor.
Iyad Allawi was appointed by and is protected by the U.S.
Ralph Nader Finally Began Speaking Up About Israeli Power in Washington in August 2004.
Mahdi Army soldiers and supporters of Shiite cleric Moqtada Sadr, who have set up camp at the ancient Imam Ali mosque, the holiest Shiite shrine in Najaf, rest after the U.S. military suspended operations against Sadr's fighters. 14 August 2004
The 'rebellion' escalates in Iraq from Najaf to Basra - 14
The 'rebellion' escalates in Iraq from Najaf to Basra - 14 Auust 2004
Iraqis loyal to radical Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr hoist pictures of al-Sadr as they rally in the Imam Ali mosque complex while clashes take place between US and Iraqi soldiers with Sadr's militia in the southern Iraqi city of Najaf, Monday Aug. 16, 2004.
(AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed)
Iraqis loyal to radical Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr hoist pictures of al-Sadr as they rally in the Imam Ali mosque complex as clashes take place between US and Iraqi soldiers with Sadr's militia in the southern Iraqi city of Najaf, Monday Aug. 16, 2004.
(AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed)
The historic battle for Najaf in August 2004.
Ashraf Jahangir - New U.N. Envoy to Iraq - August 2004
Muslim Fighters Defending the Imam Ali Mosque in Najaf - 15 August 2004
The Imam Ali Mosque in Najaf, Iraq was built in the 8th century A.D.
Iraqis loyal to radical Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr hoist pictures of al-Sadr as they rally in the Imam Ali mosque complex as clashes take place between US and Iraqi soldiers with Sadr's militia in the southern Iraqi city of Najaf, Monday Aug. 16, 2004.
Iraqi supporters of radical Shiite leader Moqtada Sadr (pictures) demonstrate against US occupation in front of Najaf's Imam Ali shrine, one of the holiest religious sites for Shiite Muslims.
(AFP/Karim Sahib)
Iran's Shahab missile at a military parade in Tehran.
There is rage throughout the Palestinian Occupied Territories Against the Israeli Military Occupation and U.S. support for Israel.
Israeli Settlements Continue Arising and Expanding throughout the West Bank - August 2004
The Cave of John the Baptist - found in August 2004
Historic Fighting Between Muslim Iraqis and U.S. occupation troops in August 2004 in Najaf.
Historic Fighting Between Muslim Iraqis and U.S. occupation troops in August 2004 in Najaf.
Muqtada Sadr has become the symbol of popular militant resistance to the American occupation of Iraq - August 2004
BIG FLOAT: Iran's Shahab-3 missile is shown at a Tehran military parade in 2000. Iran tested an upgraded Shahab-3 Aug. 11, two weeks after Israel tested its Arrow II antimissile.
UN Forces Remain on Israel's borders with Lebanon and Syria as well as in the Sinai
Iraqi journalists have frequently protested their treatment by U.S. and Regime throughout Iraq.
Mahdi army fighters loyal to radical Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr hoist their weapons as violence continues in the al-Sadr stronghold of Sadr city neighbourhood in Baghdad, Iraq Wednesday Aug. 18, 2004.
Najaf, Iraq - 17 August 2004
Najaf, Iraq - 17 August 2004
Najaf, Iraq - 17 August 2004
Iraqis loyal to radical Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr hoist pictures of al-Sadr as they rally in the Imam Ali mosque complex as clashes take place between U.S. and Iraqi soldiers with Sadr's militia in the southern Iraqi city of Najaf, Monday Aug. 16, 2004.
Iran Has Missiles that can strike throughout the region including Israel. On 18 August the Iranian Defense Minister even publicly threatened a possible 'pre-emptive' against the U.S.and Israel.
Muktadr Al-Sadr - Trying to follow in his revered father's footsteps.
A U.S. Army soldier passes under unidentified portraits while searching a school building for insurgent snipers near the cemetery in Najaf, Iraq, Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2004
A U.S. special operations sniper locks on a target near the cemetery in Najaf, Iraq, Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2004.
A Mahdi army soldier loyal to radical Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr carries a rocket propelled grenade launcher during clashes with British forces in the southern Iraqi city of Basra Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2004.
Mahdi army soldiers loyal to radical Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr take positions during clashes with British forces in the southern Iraqi city of Basra Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2004.
President George W. Bush has a brain cramp
U.S. Army soldiers, no names given, take cover in a fortified position during an attack by numerous snipers in Najaf, Iraq, Thursday, Aug. 19, 2004. Explosions and gunbattles persisted Thursday through the streets of the holy city of Najaf, which has been wracked by violence since the Shiite militant uprising began two weeks ago.
Followers of radical Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr hoist an image, right, showing Imam Ali, left, and Imam Hussein, right, with Mohammed Baqir al-Sadr, front, father of Muqtada al-Sadr, as other followers hold pictures of Muqtada al-Sadr, at the Imam Ali shrine as clashes between the al-Mahdi army and U.S. and Iraqi forces take place near the shrine in the besieged city of Najaf, Iraq - Aug. 19, 2004.
Smoke rises from a building in Najaf hit by a U.S. aerial assault on 19 August 2004
Followers of radical Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr hoist a portrait of al-Sadr at the Imam Ali shrine as clashes between Mahdi army fighters with US soldiers and Iraqi forces take place near the shrine in the besieged city of Najaf, Iraq - Aug. 19, 2004.
A U.S. Army sniper, no name given, lays low in a fortified position during an attack by numerous snipers in Najaf, Iraq - Aug. 19, 2004.
Najaf's historic centre is bombarded overnight as US and Iraqi forces move closer to the Imam Ali shrine on 19 August 2004
A Mehdi fighter loyal to Moqtada Sadr looks towards American positions close to the Imam Ali shrine. 19 Aug 2004
Najaf's historic centre is bombarded overnight as US and Iraqi forces move closer to the Imam Ali shrine. 19 August 2004
Followers of Moqtada Sadr hoist a portrait of the radical Shia cleric at the Imam Ali shrine as his Mehdi Army fighters clash with US soldiers and Iraqi forces nearby. 19 August 2004
For centuries, the world’s 120 million Shiite Muslims have revered the gold-domed mosque of Imam Ali bin Abi Talib — named after the slain cousin and son-in-law of Islam’s prophet Muhammad — as a place of pilgrimage.
A handcuffed Mohammed Salah, an Arab-American from the Chicago, Ill., area, makes a V-sign as he is taken by Israeli border police to a meeting with a judge at the Ramalah military court in the occupied West Bank, in this May 24, 1993 file photo. Salah is one of three Palestinian activists indicted by U.S. officials Friday, Aug. 20, 2004, on charges they participated in a lengthy racketeering conspiracy to provide money for terrorist acts in Israel, the West Bank and the Gaza Strip.
(AP Photo/Jacqueline Arzt)
Supporters of radical Iraqi cleric Moqtada al Sadr walk past Najaf's Imam Ali shrine, August 21, 2004. Fighters loyal to rebel cleric Moqtada al-Sadr were firmly in control of Najaf's Imam Ali mosque, defying efforts by Iraq's U.S.-backed government to end a radical Shi'ite rebellion.
US-led forces have pounded Najaf to quell Shia resistance - BBC Caption 22 August 2004
BBC - 22 Aug 2004
Patrick Buchanon on 'Where The Right Went Wrong'
Marines stood guard on Saturday over some of the 29 captives taken in a night raid of a suspected Mahdi Army haven in Kufa, Iraq
NYTimes, 22 August 2004
Napoleon's Folly - Napoleon's attempt to seize Egypt in 1798 was a major Western incursion into the Middle East. The French general, defeated by the British, quickly left Egypt although some of his troops remained for the next three years.
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The French-engineered Suez Canal, shown under construction, opened up a sea route from Port Said on the Mediterranean to the Red Sea. The canal was opened in 1869, intensifying European competition in the Middle East.
Credit: © Bettmann/Corbis
British forces gather around the Great Sphinx at Giza in 1882.
Credit: © Hulton-Deutsch Collection/Corbis
The British turned Cairo into a colonial city turning such property of the Mamluk rulers like the Gezira Palace of the Khedive of Egypt into a colonial enclave. Today the palace is part of a hotel, complete with garden dining and a piano bar.
By the early 20th century, Europe had carved up much of the Middle East and Africa.
Credit: Geoffrey Gaudreault, NPR
A senior Iranian military official said on August 15, 2004 that Israel and the U.S. would not dare attack Iran since it could strike back anywhere in Israel with its latest missiles, news agencies reported. Iranian officials have made a point of highlighting the Islamic state's military capabilities in recent weeks in response to some media reports that Israeli or U.S. warplanes could try to destroy Iranian nuclear facilities in air strikes. A truck carrying Iran's Shahab-3 medium range missile is seen during a military parade south of Tehran September 22.
Aron Gandhi, grandson of the late Mahatma Gandhi, under a poster of Jordan's King Abdullah, during a news conference in Amman August 24, 2004. Ghandi who showed his solidarity with Palestinian prisoners in the Israeli jails, said on Tuesday that the Palestinian refugees had right of return and the right to establish their independent state.
REUTERS/Ali Jarekji - 23 Aug 2004
A Palestinian woman opens the door to Israeli soldiers searching houses in Nablus.
A Palestinian stone thrower takes position in front of a burning barricade during clashes with Israeli security forces in the West Bank city of Nablus, August 22, 2004. Palestinians accused the United States of destroying the Middle East peace process after Washington signaled it could accept some growth of Israeli settlements in the West Bank.
REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic
Smoke is seen rising near the Imam Ali shrine as militants loyal to Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr fight with U.S. and Iraqi forces in fierce battles in the besieged city of Najaf, Iraq Monday Aug. 23, 2004.
(AP Photo/Mohammed Hussein)
A U.S. soldier escorts an unidentified insurgent, captured in central Iraq (news - web sites) August 21, 2004. A U.S. military aircraft and ground artillery launched several strikes on suspected Shi'ite militant positions in the besieged southern city of Najaf late Monday, Reuters witnesses said. At least 12 blasts were heard in the city as an AC-130 plane was heard circling above.
(U.S. Army/Reuters)
Elderly Iraqi Shi'ite man Bakka Ibrahim, 79, rests during his weekly visit to the Imam Ali shrine in Najaf August 23, 2004. All the action didn't prevent the 79-year-old man from sitting on a step and seeking spiritual comfort in the golden shrine, his weekly routine since he was a young boy. Fierce fighting broke out around the shrine and pieces of shrapnel landed in the courtyard of the mosque held by followers of a radical Shi'ite cleric. (
Chris Helgren/Reuters
Palestinian Prime Minister Ahmed Qurie holds a poster of imprisoned leader of the Fatah (news - web sites) movement Marwan Barghouti, during a rally to support Palestinian prisoners in Israeli prisons in East Jerusalem, August 24, 2004. Israel declared its hospitals off-limits on Tuesday to the 2,800 Palestinians on hunger strike in Israeli prisons, saying they could be treated in makeshift facilities behind bars if taken ill. 'I am not prepared for there to be a situation where the lives of patients and medical teams are endangered in our hospitals as a result of us having to admit these murderers,' Health Minister Danny Naveh told Army Radio.
REUTERS/Ammar Awad
An Israeli soldier guards arrested Palestinians in a school in the Askar refugee camp near the West Bank city of Nablus, August 24, 2004. The Israeli army rounded up more than 300 Palestinians between the ages of 16 and 50 and formally arrested at least one in a sweep into a West Bank refugee camp on Tuesday.
REUTERS/Abed Omar Qusini
Israeli soldiers escort blindfolded Palestinians as they are taken into custody from the courtyard of a school at the Askar refugee camp in the West Bank city of Nablus Tuesday Aug. 24, 2004. Israeli troops raided the camp Tuesday, rounding up hundreds of its male residents in a high school courtyard and detaining them, according to witnesses. The raid came just a day after Israeli troops withdrew from Nablus, which the army claims is a center of militant activity, after more than a week of a series of searches and arrests in the city's center.
(AP Hoto/Nasser Ishtayeh)
An Israeli oldier stands amid detained Palestinians in the courtyard of a school at the Askar refugee camp in the West Bank city of Nablus Tuesday Aug. 24, 2004. Israeli troops raided the camp Tuesday, rounding up hundreds of its male residents and detained them, according to witnesses. The raid came just a day after Israeli troops withdrew from Nablus, which the army claims is a center of militant activity, after more than a week of a series of searches and arrests in the city's center.
(AP Hoto/Nasser Ishtayeh
The Americans and their new Baghdad Regime try to put down the Iraqi rebellion of August 2004 centered in Najaf.
A U.S. Army sniper takes position Tuesday near the Imam Ali Mosque in Najaf, Iraq. 24 August 2004
An elderly Iraqi man feeds pigeons in Imam Ali shrine in Najaf, August 23, 2004. Fierce fighting broke out around a shrine in the holy Iraqi city of Najaf Monday, and pieces of shrapnel landed in the courtyard of the mosque held by followers of a radical Shi'ite cleric. 24 Aug 2004
REUTERS/Chris Helgren
Iraqi Shi'ite militiamen, loyal to radical cleric Moqtada al-Sadr, hold up their weapons as they chant in support for their leader following clashes with coalition and Iraqi forces in the southern city of Basra August 22, 2004. U.S. tanks advanced to within 800 yards of the Imam Ali mosque in the Iraqi city of Najaf on Sunday after talks on surrendering control of the shrine at the center of an 18-day siege ran into trouble.
REUTERS/Atef Hassan
Iraqi Shi'ite militiamen, loyal to radical cleric Moqtada al-Sadr, deploy during clashes with coalition and Iraqi forces in the southern city of Basra, August 22, 2004. U.S. tanks advanced to within 800 yards of the Imam Ali mosque in the Iraqi city of Najaf on Sunday after talks on surrendering control of the shrine at the center of an 18-day siege ran into trouble.
REUTERS/Atef Hassan

An Iraqi militiaman, loyal to radical cleric Moqtada al-Sadr, looks through the scope of his sniper rifle during clashes with coalition and Iraqi forces in the southern city of Basra August 22, 2004. U.S. tanks advanced to within 800 yards of the Imam Ali mosque in the Iraqi city of Najaf on Sunday after talks on surrendering control of the shrine at the center of an 18-day siege ran into trouble.
REUTERS/Atef Hassan
Armed Iraqi militiamen, loyal to radical cleric Moqtada al-Sadr, take positions during clashes with coalition and Iraqi forces in the southern city of Basra, August 22, 2004. U.S. tanks advanced to within 800 yards of the Imam Ali mosque in the Iraqi city of Najaf on Sunday after talks on surrendering control of the shrine at the center of an 18-day siege ran into trouble.
REUTERS/Atef Hassan
Palestinian women hold pictures of their dear ones during nationwide Hunger Strike - August 2004
Top Pentagon Generak - Christian Evangelican William Boykin - declared in 2002 'My God Is Bigger Than Their God'
Painting 'The Wall' by Mary Ann Lederer
Donald Rumseld brought the nation's top Israeli Lobby Jewish neocons to top positions in the Pentagon.
Donald Rumseld brought the nation's top Israeli Lobby Jewish neocons to top positions in the Pentagon.
Palestinian Young People Have Flocked to Join and Support Hamas
Saladin united the Arabs from Damascus to Cairo, leading Arab armies in a successful campaign against the European Crusaders in late 12th century.
Iraqis wave an Iraqi flag and hoist a picture of radical Shiite cleric Moqtada Sadr in Kufa as they chant slogans after a mortar attack in Kufa, Iraq on the day Ayatollah al-Sistani returns to Najaf.
AP - 26 August 2004
Iraqis demonstrate for radical Shiite cleric Moqtada Sadr on the day Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani returns to Najaf.
A man is given treatment after a suspected mortar attack on the main mosque in Kufa - 26 August 2004
26 August 2004
Victims are tended in the garden of the main hospital in Kufa after it ran out of space inside. 26 August 2004
Iraqis in the Kufa mosque continue to chant slogans in favour of their Shia leaders after the attack. 26 August 2004
Shia faithful march from Kufa to Najaf in anticipation of their spiritual leader Grand Ayatollah Ali Sistani's arrival at the holy city. 26 August 2004
Bloody scenes as gunmen thought to be 'Iraqi police' open fire on the marchers in Kufa heading toward Najaf at the behest of Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani - 26 August 2004.
A boy is rushed to hospital after being seriously wounded in the attack on the march from Kufa to Najaf called by Ayatollah al-Sistani on 26 August 2004
Meanwhile Mr Sistani's supporters from all over Iraq heed his call to meet in Najaf. His image adorns minibuses heading from Baghdad to the holy city.
Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani Returned to Najaf on 26 August 2004
U.S. Forces in Najaf, Irag on 26 August 2004 with the Shrine of Imam Ali down the main street.

Another Israeli Spy Scandal Erupted in Washington in late August 2004.
Secretary of State Colin Powell was forced at the last moment to cancel his visit to Athens to attend the closing ceremonies at the 2004 Olympics.
Undersecretary of defense Douglas Feith worked with alleged mole Larry Franklin, according to some sources in Washington.
(AP - 28 August 2004)
Douglas Feith, Senior Official in the Office of the Secretary of Defense, with alleged Israeli spy Larry Franklin.
Jonathan Pollard - Spy for Israel arrested in 1985 but it took 13 years for the Israelis to end their coverup and admit he was their spy.
Bush and the top officials in his Administration dealing with the 9/11 Report in August 2004.
Athens Police Put Down Anti-American Demonstrators in Advance of Visit by Secretary of State Powell which was then cancelled.
28 August 2004
Anti-US Demonstrations Forced U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell to Cancel Visit to Athens and the closing Olympics Ceremony.
27 August 2004

Iranian Missile on Display Warning Israel Not to attack.
August 2004
Iranian President Mohammad Khatami with a picture of Ayatollah Khomeni in the background.
The struggle with the U.S. empire has Arabs and Muslims engaged as rarely before.
http://www.atimes.com/atimes/Middle_East/FH28Ak01.html
The largest demonstration at a political convention in history greeted the Republicans to New York on 29 August 2004
Palestinian women with pictures of their killed or arrested sons
August 2004
Palestinians Protest Against Israeli Occupation and U.S. Policies
August 2004
Biggest Political Provention in Convention History in New York on 29 August 2004
Douglas Feith, long-time Israeli activist was made the #3 top civilian at the Pentagon when George W. Bush became President.
Douglas Feith, long-time Israeli activist was made the #3 top civilian at the Pentagon when George W. Bush became President. The alleged Israeli spy working closely with the Israeli-Jewish lobby, Larry Franklin, was hired by Feith to work on Iranian intelligence.
Douglas Feith, long-time Israeli activist was made the #3 top civilian at the Pentagon when George W. Bush became President. The alleged Israeli spy working closely with the Israeli-Jewish lobby, Larry Franklin, was hired by Feith to work on Iranian intelligence.
Protestors were arrested all over New York City during the Republican Convention at Madison Square Garden.
1 Sept 04
A protest sign is held up behind U.S. President George W. Bush as he delivers his speech to the delegation during the final night of the 2004 Republican National Convention at Madison Square Garden in New York City on September 2, 2004. The protester was removed from the convention hall by authorities.
Photo by Rick Wilking/Reuters
Israeli soldiers walk beside an army vehicle as they prepare to move into the Palestinian refugee camp of Deir al-Balah near the Jewish settlement of Kfar Darom in Gaza strip September 2, 2004. Israeli forces blew up two large apartment blocks in the Gaza Strip (news - web sites) on Thursday, destroying the homes of hundreds of Palestinians, two days after suicide bombers killed 16 people in Israel.
(Gadi Kabalo/Reuters)
Khaled Mashaal, leader of the Palestinian Hamas Islamic militant group, right, and Salah Kuftaro, the youngest son of Syria's late Grand Mufti Ahmad Kuftaro, pray at the ancient Omayyad Mosque in old Damascus before Salah's father was buried in Abu al-Nour Foundation in Damascus, Thursday, Sept. 2, 2004. Some 50,000 mourners marched in Kuftaro's funeral, a day after he died of heart attack, at the age of 89.
(APA Photo/Bassem Tellawi)
Palestinian gunmen from the Al Aqsa Martyrs Brigades, a militant group affiliated with Yasser Arafat's Fatah movement, march during a demonstration in support of Palestinian prisoners being held in Israeli jails, in Gaza City, Thursday, Sept. 2, 2004. Thousands of Palestinian prisoners held by Israel ended an 18-day hunger strike on Thursday, with representatives saying that Israel had agreed to meet key demands, Palestinian sources said.
(AP Photo/Hatem Moussa)
A Palestinian woman stands on the rubble of her house after two large apartment blocks were blown up by Israeli troops during a raid on the Khan Younis refugee camp southern Gaza Strip. Israeli forces blew up the apartment blocks in the Gaza Strip, destroying the homes of hundreds of Palestinians two days after suicide bombers killed 16 people in Israel. 2 Sept 04
(Mohammed Salem/Reuters)
A Palestinian man sticks a portrait of a prisoner on the statue of the unknown soldier in Gaza City in support of Palestinian prisoners on hunger strike in Israeli jails.
(AFP/Mohammed Abed)
Nassim Jabari, 22, is seen in this undated picture released by his family. Jabari was one of two Hamas bombers from the West Bank city of Hebron who blew themselves up in two buses in Beersheba on 31 August 2004, killing themselves and 16 other people.
(AP Photo) - 2 Sept 04
Ahmed Kawasmeh, 26, is seen in this undated picture released by his family. Kawasmeh was one of two Hamas bombers from the West Bank city of Hebron who blew themselves up in two buses in Beersheba on 31 August 2004, killing themselves and 16 other people.
(AP Photo)
Palestinian Mohammed Kawasmeh, cousin of suicide bomber Ahmed Kawasmeh, 26, looks at the destruction to the family home after it was destroyed by Israeli forces in the West Bank town of Hebron Sept. 1, 2004. Kawasmeh was one of two Palestinian suicide bombers who blew themselves up almost simultaneously on two buses in the southern Israeli city of Beersheba on 31 August, killing 16 Israelis and wounding more than 80. The Kawasmeh clan is one of the largest in Hebron, and had dispatched five suicide bombers in recent years. Israeli troops destroyed Ahmed Kawasmeh's family apartment, arrested three of his brothers and sealed off Hebron.
(AP Photo/Nasser Shiyoukhi)
Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon is surrounded by bodyguards as he speaks to students on the first day of classes at Mamlachti Gimmel School in the West Bank Jewish settlement of Maaleh Adumim, Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2004.
(AP Photo/Kevin Frayer)
Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon gestures as he speaks to students on the first day of classes at Mamlachti Gimmel School in the West Bank Jewish settlement of Maaleh Adumim, Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2004.
(AP Photo/Kevin Frayer)
Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon gestures as he speaks to students on the first day of classes at Mamlachti Gimmel School in the West Bank Jewish settlement of Maaleh Adumim, Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2004.
Palestinian Hamas supporters chant slogans during a demonstration in support of a double-bombing in Israel, in Gaza City - Aug. 31, 2004. The militant group Hamas claimed responsibilty for a double bus bombing in the southern Israeli city of Beersheba the day before that killed at least 15 people and wounded more than 80, in what appeared to be the first Palestinian suicide bombings inside Israel in six months, rescue officials said.
(AP Photo/Hatem Moussa)
During the Bush-Cheney Government that came to power in 2001 the Pentagon became taken over by Israeli-connected Jewish 'neo-cons' at the highest levels as never before.
Israel and the Pentagon have become more intertwined than ever during the Bush/Cheney Administration
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