Thursday, September 11, 2003

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A few from this morning:

11 September 2003

TIKRIT, Iraq (Reuters) - To seize oil, destroy banned weapons or
just kick Saddam Hussein's butt, the reasons why U.S. troops think
their president sent them to war vary as much as public opinion
back home.

But the one thing that motivates all the soldiers fighting in Iraq
is payback for the Sept. 11, 2001.

Specialist Jeremy Sanders, his service officially up during his
tour in Iraq, re-enlisted for two more years raising his right hand
and pledging to fight all American enemies as a handful of his
platoon comrades unfurled the Stars and Stripes.

"Saddam was one of the terrorists," said the 23-year-old.
President Bush may have failed to convince most Americans of a link
between al Qaeda and Iraq [!!?] but his soldiers believe they are on the
front line of the fight against terror even if they are skeptical
of Bush's justifications for war.

35 Palestinian Families in Rafah Homeless after Latest Israeli
Demolition Operation

Palestinian Centre for Human Rights (
11 September 2003

This morning, Israeli occupying forces demolished 16 houses in block
L of the Rafah refugee camp in the southern Gaza Strip. Israeli
forces moved into the camp, and began the demolition operation under
cover of Israeli gun and tank fire. The demolitions left160
Palestinian civilians, the majority children, homeless. These
latest homeless are added to the thousands of other Palestinian
civilians made homeless in similar Israeli military operations
throughout the Occupied Palestinian Territories (OPTs).

Bomber Took Revenge for Palestinians, Mother Says

By Andy Mosher

The Washington Post
11 September 2003

RANTIS, West Bank, Sept. 10-- Itaf Mirshed sat on the bare concrete
floor with 15 other women who had come to join her in mourning her

Less than 24 hours earlier, her 19-year-old son, Ihab Abed Qader Abu
Salim, had stood among a crowd of Israeli soldiers at a hitchhiking
stop outside Tel Aviv and detonated an explosive charge strapped to
his body. He and eight soldiers were killed.

"He has taken revenge for the Palestinian people," his mother said

Recounting how her village has suffered under Israeli security
crackdowns and alleging that her husband and another son had been
beaten by Israeli soldiers, Mirshed said Abu Salim had been driven
to violence out of a concern for others.

"He did not blow himself up for no reason,"

Here's the full list from this morning's email.

Read'em and weep.

1) Occupier murders two in Jenin refugee camp, including teen (AFP)
2) 35 families homeless after occupier demolition in Rafah (PCHR)
3) Jerusalem Post demands that Israel murder Arafat (AFP)
4) Occupier attacks, demolitions all over 1967 Palestine (AFP)
5) "Harsh response" by occupier predicted over weekend (Haaretz)
6) Gangster cabinet looks for scapegoats for its failures (Reuters)
7) Bomber took revenge for Palestinians, mother says (Wash Post)
8) Bush presses on with bankrupt approach (Wash Post)
9) Lieberman and Dean Spar Over Support for Israel (Forward)
10) Democrat leaders criticize Dean's Israel remarks (AP)
11) Israel's Sharansky on propaganda tour of US colleges (Forward)
12) Israeli and Palestinian journalists in rare conference (Guardian)
13) U.S. Troops Mark 9/11 Anniversary as Payback Time (Reuters)
14) Foreign Views of U.S. Darken Since Sept. 11 (NY Times)

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