WORLD MEDIA WATCH
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Iran is ready to share its missile systems with friends and neighbours, said the commander of the Revolutionary Guards, after he showed off missiles including some he said had cluster warheads. Revolutionary Guards Commander-in-Chief Yahya Rahim Safavi said on Sunday that the Guards had thousands of troops trained for suicide missions in case Iran was threatened, although "a US attack is unlikely". "We are able to give our missile systems to friendly and neighbouring countries," Safavi told Al-Alam. Iranian Ambassador to Lebanon Mohammad Reza Sheibani was quoted as saying that the Islamic Republic was ready to supply air defence systems - without giving specifics - to the Lebanese military.
Subject: "Our" president taking sides
Picture this: You're a citizen of a country whose president tours the country, gathering only like-minded individuals around him and screams out words to the effect that "Democrats are the WRONG choice and WE're going to keep control, WE're going to protect you, and THEY must be defeated."
BARBARA'S DAILY BUZZFLASH MINUTE
Whatever you do, please go out and vote today! Our country, our freedom, our democracy, our lives and the lives of our children and grandchildren depend on it!
A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Steven Rosenfeld
Will the 2006 elections be a turning point for the election integrity movement?
Or will the people and organizations who raise the problems that have been documented in early voting and the run up to Election Day be dismissed as “conspiracy theorists” by the mainstream media?
Campaigning Before The Elections, The President Outdid Himself
by Tony Peyser
Bush was so darn folksy
I was thinking he saw
A chance to be cast in
A remake of "Hee Haw."
A BUZZFLASH EDITORIAL
It’s been like the ten plagues that God inflicted on the Egyptians until they would let Moses lead the Jews to the "Promised Land."
Except, it’s been a lot more than ten.
BUZZFLASH MAILBAG (Part 2)
NOTE: Part 1 of the November 6 Mailbag is here.
There are 435 House races, 33 Senate races, and a slew for Governor tomorrow. The Democrats need to pick up 15 House seats and 6 Senate seats from the republicans to win back both Houses of Congress and begin to re-establish the legislative branch as an equal branch the of Our government.
MS. SMITH GOES TO WASHINGTON
Bush bragged in threes, talking about his "trifecta." What the world got was a Republican excuse to cause debt, death, and destruction. There were never any two-party decisions made in the best interest of this democracy for the last six years ... only an orgy of greed. Excess in everything imaginable except honorable, patriotic, and responsible leadership, and much of it is still unknown as this Bush administration has been the most secret ever in US history.
A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Norman Solomon
Saddam Hussein has received a death sentence for crimes he committed more than a year before Donald Rumsfeld shook his hand in Baghdad. Let's reach back into history and extract these facts: