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WORLD MEDIA WATCH FOR OCTOBER 6, 2006
Edited by Gloria R. Lalumia

1//Asia Times Online, Hong Kong--TALIBAN LAY PLANS FOR ISLAMIC INTIFADA (With the snows approaching, the Taliban's spring offensive has fallen short of its primary objective of reviving the Islamic Emirates of Afghanistan, as the country was known under Taliban rule from 1996-2001. Both foreign forces and the Taliban will bunker down until next spring, although the Taliban are expected to continue with suicide missions and some hit-and-run guerrilla activities. The Taliban will take refuge in the mountains that cross the Afghanistan-Pakistan border, where they will have plenty of time to plan the next stage of their struggle: a countrywide "Islamic Intifada of Afghanistan" calling on all former mujahideen to join the movement to boot out foreign forces from Afghanistan. The intifada will be both national and international. On the one hand it aims to organize a national uprising, and on the other it will attempt to make Afghanistan the hub of the worldwide Islamic resistance movement, as it was previously under the Taliban when Osama bin Laden and his training camps were guests of the country.)

Friday, 06 October 2006 04:46

Larry Beinhart: Fear the Penis

A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Larry Beinhart, author of "Wag the Dog" and "Fog Facts"

Thank God for Mark Foley.

It proves that the American people still care about something.

Friday, 06 October 2006 04:35

DNC: A Heckuva Jobs Report For September

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DNC: A Heckuva Jobs Report For September

Washington, DC - Today's latest jobs report only confirms that the Bush economy doesn't work for all hard-working Americans. The economy added only 51,000 jobs in September, according to the Labor Department this morning. The Bush economy has been marked by falling wages and anemic job numbers that don't even keep up with population growth.

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A BUZZFLASH NEWS ANALYSIS

With a poll revealed by none other than FOX News showing that if Hastert stays on as House Speaker, the GOP could lose up to 50 seats in the House
, it was time for Karl Rove to come in and start organizing a classic divert, diffuse and delay strategy.

Hastert is staying on for the moment as GOP House Speaker for three reasons only. Internal Republican polling must show that the potential GOP losses in the House might be even greater if Hastert resigns – given that it would be an admission of culpability (as it should be), and given that anyone who might replace him would have skeletons in his closet that might come tumbling out just days before the election.

NEWS RELEASE

DNC: Today in Iraq: The Latest News From the President's War of Choice

Warner Downbeat After Iraq Trip; U.S. at Risk of Losing Bid to Control Baghdad, Senator Says
AND
Release of Iraq Report Sought

A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Michael Paradies Shoob and Joseph Mealey, Directors of "Bush's Brain"

Karl Rove has a problem. Mr. Rove, also known as "Bush's Brain", has for years used gay marriage as one of the great Republican wedge issues: Bashing gays and lesbians around the country, energizing his "base" among right wing evangelicals and creating a feverish conservative turnout at election time.

A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Stephen Crockett, co-host of Democratic Talk Radio

The 2006 Election "Perfect Political Storm"

Conventional political wisdom holds that the Republicans need to change the political discussion from the Foley scandals to other major political issues. This view overlooks the fact that Republican candidates are facing a "perfect political storm" of news developments in the closing weeks of the 2006 election cycle.

A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Brent Budowsky

It is the fault of George Soros.

It is the fault of the media.

It is the fault of everyone -- but themselves.

Men and women of faith should be deeply offended by the phoniness and hypocrisy of certain people who betray the most basic principles of integrity and faith to put partisan politics ahead of the safety of abused young people.

Thursday, 05 October 2006 09:17

BuzzFlash Mailbag for October 5, 2006

BUZZFLASH MAILBAG

Subject: Excuses Excuses Excuses.

The major number one excuse this administration uses over and over again is "nobody ever anticipated Iraq insurgencies, hurricane Katrina, planes hitting a building."

What's next? how about not enough prison cells for criminals. There is plenty of evidence to prove counter to their claims. Time and time again this administration refuses to face the facts. Bush is in a state of denial and the next catastrophe is right around the corner. They will tell you they are working hard and they have difficult job.

Let's be realistic they are only concerned with campaign contributions and what business they could lobby for when they leave office.

Scott Sanford
Louisville, Ky

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