WORLD MEDIA WATCH
1//The Turkish Daily News, Turkey--IRAQI PARTIES DISCUSS THEIR FUTURE AT ISTANBUL MEETING (Representatives from the main political parties in Iraq gathered in Istanbul for a three day U.N.-sponsored meeting that ended on Friday. The meeting, served as a platform for them to discuss their views on reforms the country needs. The 36 representatives, drawn from Sunni, Shiite, Kurdish and Turkmen groups, addressed issues such as the functioning of public services, transparency of government action and the organization of the armed forces, during the meeting hosted by the Turkish government. In their conclusions, presented to reporters by the former president of the country's constitutional commission, Sheikh Humam Hammudi, they underlined the importance of the separation of powers within the state, civilian control of the armed forces and the disarming of militias. … As for the host country's part, Ambassador O?uz Çelikkol, Turkey's special envoy to Iraq, expressed Turkey's readiness for hosting such other meetings concerning Iraq in collaboration with the United Nations.)
A BUZZFLASH NEWS ANALYSIS
Okay, it's clear now that the Neo-con, Bush theory of creating maximum chaos has metastasized.
Only Dr. Strangelove wannabees believe that if you exponentially increase death, blood, disorder, conflict and profiteering, you somehow end up with peace.
A BUZZFLASH EDITORIAL
When Yitzhak Rabin was assassinated in 1995, we felt a profound loss and a sense of horrible foreboding.
He was killed by a right wing Israeli -- not an Arab, not a Palestinian, not an Iranian, not a Syrian. He was killed by a fanatical, radical Israeli who saw the democratically elected Prime Minister of Israel as a proponent of the Oslo accords and as an enemy of the settler movement.
By Norman Solomon
Syndicated columnist Richard Cohen declared in the Washington Post on Tuesday that an-eye-for-an-eye would be a hopelessly wimpy policy for the Israeli government.
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A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Cindy Sheehan
Camp Casey is moving!
The Camp Casey Peace Movement, and the peace movement in general, will be eternally grateful to the Mattlage Family for allowing us to use their land near George's Crawford, Tx ranch. They were extremely generous and courageous in allowing us to use their property when we were bursting at the seams at Camp Casey I this past August and we were also being threatened by shot gun blasts and drunken drivers plowing through our memorial. We also are grateful for being allowed to use the site for our other two subsequent Camp Caseys at Thanksgiving and at Easter especially since the Mc Clennan County Supervisors passed the ordinances suppressing our 1st Amendment rights to camp at Camp Casey I. We owe the Mattlage Family a debt of gratitude that I don't know if we will ever be able to repay! I know that their comfort, as well as ours, will be when our troops come home from the illegal and immoral occupation of Iraq.
News from the National Security Whistleblowers Coalition:
NSA WHISTLEBLOWER IS SUBPOENAED TO TESTIFY BEFORE FEDERAL GRAND JURY
Government Begins its Witch Hunt Targeting Whistleblowers
In a shocking revelation, famed Johns Hopkins scientist Dr. Robert Musckovitz has diagnosed George W Bush as suffering from stage 3 syphilis, after examining the President's increasingly erratic behavior. Dr. Musckovitz and his team of physicians, who have not seen or treated Mr. Bush, have identified telling characteristics of the dreaded sexually transmitted disease in the President by closely studying tapes of his mannerisms, speech patterns and eating habits. Candidly, the doctor cautioned "he's really starting to creep me out."
MS. SMITH GOES TO WASHINGTON
This is a recap by Parry that I was glad to be reminded of, especially why the Marines were targeted in Lebanon years ago. I have been guilty of swallowing the word "terrorism," which does seem to be used against just one group of people, even though Israel, the US, and the Arabs are all guilty of killing thousands of innocent people. All are guilty. And, it seems that there is no difference, no real intelligence in any of the leadership today. Bush fits right in. The problem is that these leaders such as Bush and the others who are the ones instructing the violence, they never have to be afraid for their own skin. That is what is wrong with this picture. I resent every single penny spent on the protection of Bush. Every cent.
Subject: What are them Ay-rabs doing sittin' on top of OUR oil?
For the Evening Edition:
It isn’t news anymore. The allied death toll in Iraq and Afghanistan rose above 3,200 this week. That milestone did not rate a mention in the daily press. Thirty-Eight have died during the first 26 days of July. It isn’t news because it is routine. America’s soldiers and those of her allies go out to die every day with little to mark their progress. Dead soldiers just aren’t news.