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Some of the stuff I"m dumping here is my crossing swords with a Bushater who styles himself "BlackJack":

>This runour has been fully debunked,
>and is only being propagated
>by nitwits such as yourself.

And nitwits like the guy who treated John Kerry's *ahem* wound.
http://www.nationalreview.com/york/york200405041626.asp

I'm sure he's just a Karl Rove plant as part of the Bushitler Neocon Chickenhawk Blood-for-oil brigade. (I tried to squeeze in rightwing fundamentalist evangelical Christian but I just couldn't make it work).

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>http://www.snopes.com/politics/kerry/service.asp

Snopes makes no mention of the good Dr.'s comments as they are new.

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>Never mind the fact that Kerry
>did win a Silver Star
>and Bronze Star in addition
>to his Purple Hearts (for
>whatever level of injury sustained),
>the more important point is
>simply that he was there.

That is partly the point. I think you'll fin…
This one is dead on. I know the comments are short and lame but I need to post this stuff before I lose it. More comments to follow soon. Promise.

Let Europeans save Sudanese
Tribune Editorial
Maybe what is happening in the western Sudan province of Darfur doesn't meet, as Secretary of State Colin Powell says, "the definition of genocide," but reports from journalists and aid workers make it clear that something gruesome is going on. While Darfur lacks the methodical slaughter of Rwanda in 1994, the figures are alarming enough, according to Western estimates: 30,000 dead, 1 million made refugees and 300,000 more likely to die this summer of starvation and disease.

The violence, sadly, is not new in Sudan, where there has been a running civil war between the Islamic and Arab north and the Christian and animist black south. Periodically, truces are announced and then broken. The largely Arab central government promises to end the fighting but never does.

The latest de…
Some quotes from our friends in re: Iraq

http://news.ft.com/servlet/ContentServer?pagename=FT.com/StoryFT/FullStory&c=StoryFT&cid=1087373295039&p=1012571727085
[b]However, European intelligence officers have now revealed that three years before the fake documents became public, human and electronic intelligence sources from a number of countries picked up repeated discussion of an illicit trade in uranium from Niger. One of the customers discussed by the traders was Iraq.
These intelligence officials now say the forged documents appear to have been part of a "scam", [u]and the actual intelligence showing discussion of uranium supply has been ignored.[/u][/b]
The FT has now learnt that three European intelligence services were aware of possible illicit trade in uranium from Niger between 1999 and 2001. [b]Human intelligence gathered in Italy and Africa more than three years before the Iraq war had shown Niger officials referring to possible illicit uranium deals…
Let's check the wayback machine!


http://edition.cnn.com/WORLD/meast/9902/13/afghan.binladen/
Bin Laden reportedly leaves Afghanistan, whereabouts unknown
Taliban authorities did not confirm or deny reports that bin Laden had left Afghanistan February 13, 1999
Web posted at: 10:55 a.m. EST (1547 GMT)
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (AP) -- Osama bin Laden, the Saudi millionaire accused by the United States of plotting bomb attacks on two U.S. embassies in Africa, has left Afghanistan , Afghan sources said Saturday.
Bin Laden's whereabouts were not known, said the sources who declined to be identified.
The report of his departure comes just days after the Taliban Islamic militia, which rules most of Afghanistan, took away his satellite telephone and banned bin Laden from speaking to the media.
Taliban authorities in the militia's southern stronghold of Kandahar refused to either confirm or deny reports that bin Laden had left the country. The Taliban have called bin Laden their hon…