February 29, 2004
That's what U.S. Sen. Pat Roberts, the Kansas Republican who heads the Senate Intelligence Committee, has to say about Otto Reich. more
February 27, 2004
Discovering Why We are in Iraq
Separate statements by Ahmed Chalabi, the head of the Iraqi National Congress (INC), and U.S. retired Gen Jay Garner, who was in charge of planning and administering post-war reconstruction from January through May 2002, suggest that other, less public motives were behind the war, none of which concerned self-defence, pre-emptive or otherwise.DOGSPOT
February 25, 2004
UN Global Compact undermines corporate accountability
February 24, 2004, Washington, DC – The Alliance for a Corporate Free UN has written a letter to the heads of five UN agencies asking them to withdraw from the UN’s Global Compact. The letter details specific ways in which the Compact undermines corporate accountability, and follows several years of correspondence with the Global Compact Office by the Alliance.
February 17, 2004
Bush Appoints Iran-Contra Figure To Head Up Iraq "Intelligence" Probe
PACIFICA RADIO (02-12)
"The impartiality of the commission has...
...come into question. The co-chairs named to head up the inquiry will be federal appeals court Judge Laurence Silberman and former Virginia Democratic Senator Charles Robb.
Judge Silberman has been described as a longtime Republican operative and is widely thought to have helped orchestrate Ronald Reagan's1980 "October Suprise" when Reagan secretly made contacts with the Iranian government before he was elected.More about the return of the contras at DOGSPOT
February 14, 2004
A New Contra Arms Scandal in Haiti?
Otto Reich is a known quantity when it comes to controlling the press and manipulating events to achieve U.S. foreign policy objectives in Latin America and the Caribbean...
...Otto Reich? Is this the same Otto Reich who once used taxpayer dollars under the Reagan administration, from within his shadowy Office of Public Diplomacy, to cajole the U.S. press into supporting the Contra war against the Sandinistas in Nicaragua?
Haiti's President Arisitide Faces Overthrow
Reversal in US Policy may lead
Haiti’s “armed opposition” launched its most lethal offensive yet last week, creating the civil strife that may be used by the US State Department to justify military intervention. On Feb. 10, State Department officials gave their first public hints that they would favor President Jean-Bertrand Aristide’s resignation...
February 06, 2004
Unocal Still on Trial for Rights Abuses
Cheney ruled on January 23 that Unocal cannot be held liable under one legal theory, the "alter ego" theory. However, plaintiffs have asserted two other theories of liability, which means that Unocal may yet be held liable for gross human rights pipeline area.Full article
Unocal Faces Liability for Human Rights Violations
|plaintiffs will present evidence to a jury directly connecting Unocal to the brutal Burmese military’s use of forced labor, rape and murder while providing security for their pipeline.|
(12-08) Earthrights International|
(12-09) 18:08 PST LOS ANGELES (AP)
Prepare for Another Whitewash
In the wake of an investigation that largely cleared Prime Minister Tony Blair of falsifying intelligence that was used to justify the invasion of Iraq, President Bush now calls for a similar inquiry into the "sources" that lead to our involvement. As the New York Times blighthly notes, this undertaking is awash with difficulties. Some would say flawed form the outset. Notably Jay Rockefeller, vice chairman of the senate committee tasked to investigate this type of failure.continued at DOGSPOT