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MS. SMITH GOES TO WASHINGTON

BuzzFlash,

Are we going to see more pictures of these people and how they were put to death? Democracy at work in Iraq! The US kills over 600 thousand people, captures Saddam and his family, destroys the country until there is an uprising and civil war and an influx of every available terrorist and criminal, but all of this is supposed to be okay if we just hang a few of those who "used to be" allies of the Bush crime family. You know, the guys who armed Saddam when he did all of that killing.

Tuesday, 16 January 2007 06:09

BuzzFlash Mailbag for January 16, 2007

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Subject: Gore story bogus - please retract

Can you please read the stories you publish before you sound the alarm? Everyone has already dismissed this as a bogus non-story started by NewsMax. Had Gore made such announcement you think the world wouldn't know today, by the time you sent this out?

Please read and consider publishing the following Draft Gore statement in DailyKos:

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2007/1/16/32833/0819

A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION

by Dave Lindorff, co-author of "The Case for Impeachment"

Watching the slow-motion march to war against Iran is a bit like watching a terminal cancer patient in a hospice. We know how it's going to end. We know it's going to be tragic and ugly. But we are powerless to stop it.

A BUZZFLASH READER CONTRIBUTION
by Carol Davidek-Waller

The Taliban is reclaiming the still failed state of Afghanistan. Iraq is becoming a failed state and has spun out of control. Bush is showing every sign of dragging the US into another fruitless and unjustifiable war with Iran and/or Syria. American troops are now fighting in Somalia to help make East Africa safe for Exxon and Chevron. Civil rights and human rights are evaporating like dew on a summer morning. This isn’t a war on terrorism. It is naked terrorism itself.

A BUZZFLASH NEWS ALERT

The true financial cost of this war has received little light shining on this growing problem. The Christian Science Monitor is reporting that the war in Iraq is quickly approaching the spending levels of both the Vietnam and Korean wars. However, unlike previous generations that paid for wars with savings bonds, the U.S. "has used its credit card, counting on the Chinese and other foreign buyers of its debt to pay the bills."

BARBARA'S DAILY BUZZFLASH MINUTE

"Frederick Kagan is an Unqualified Fraud." This could also be said for everyone in the Bush administration, from George Bush right on down! 

POWER PLAYS -- WORLD ENERGY WATCH
edited by Gloria Lalumia

The World Energy Watch presents recent news and analysis highlighting the activities of the players involved in the power struggle for the world's remaining energy resources.

HONDURAS TEMPORARILY GRABS EXXON, CHEVRON TERMINALS (Boston Globe/US)

(Reuters) - Honduras will take temporary control of foreign-owned oil storage terminals as part of a government import program meant to drive down fuel prices, President Manuel Zelaya said late on Saturday. Zelaya ordered the move after failing to reach a deal with big oil companies Exxon Mobil and Chevron, as well as local company DIPPSA, to rent the terminals. "It is not a nationalization, it's a temporary use of the storage tanks through a lease and payment of a reasonable price," he said. Honduras produces no crude of its own and no longer has a refinery. Its fuel market, like that of most Central American countries, is dominated by Shell, Exxon Mobil and Chevron. The government program takes control of imports away from the small group of oil companies that operate service stations in the Central American nation. Those companies have opposed the new system, saying it is anti-competitive. A congressional commission set up to study the new system has said it could save Honduras -- one of the poorest countries in the Western Hemisphere -- about $66 million a year

by Tony Peyser

They invaded Iraq and Afghanistan
Look out, Syria --- look out, Iran.
They’ll use every soldier and weapon and bomb
And for old time’s sake may even invade Vietnam.

A BUZZFLASH NEWS ALERT

Last week, BuzzFlash reported on a total power outage throughout Baghdad during George Bush's war speech, preventing Iraqis from having the chance to watch (electricity usually only lasts a few hours each day anyway). Reports today indicate that the capital city of 6 million people is also suffering from another serious problem: a collapsed sewage system.

A BUZZFLASH GUEST CONTRIBUTION
by Danny Schechter
News Dissector, MediaChannel.org

Memphis: I felt the presence of Dr. King this past weekend in Memphis. Of course, this is the city in which he gave his life, and as America marks his birth, it was hard not to be reminded of his death when you visit the scene of the crime, the fully restored Lorraine Motel.

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