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US Military Used Poison Gases in Fallujah Pieces of these bombs exploded into large fires that burnt the skin even when water was thrown on the burns. Phosphorous weapons as well as napalm are known to cause such effects. (11-26-2004)
Whitehouse Lied About Coup Attempt The U.S. government knew of an imminent plot to oust Venezuela's leftist president, Hugo Chávez, in the weeks prior to a 2002 military coup that briefly unseated him, newly released CIA documents show, despite White House claims to the contrary a week after the putsch. (11-24-2004)
Rumsfeld Promotes Militarization Rumsfeld suggests that, given the challenges posed by 21st-century threats, it is time to re-think the separation of the armed forces from the police -- a major reform pursued by U.S. and Latin American human-rights organizations as a way of asserting civilian control over the military and reducing abuses. (11-24-2004)
Holy War Underway U.S. soldiers raided the Abu Hanifa mosque in Baghdad during Friday prayers, killing at least four and wounding up to 20 worshippers. Soldiers then denied Iraqi Red Crescent ambulances and medical teams access to the mosque. (11-19-2004)
Execution of Iraqi Wounded Draws Criticism The organization's spokesperson said it was "deeply concerned that the rules of war protecting civilians and combatants have been violated in the current fighting between U.S. and Iraqi forces and insurgents" in and around Falluja. (11-17-2004)
A City Lies in Ruins, Along with the Lives of the Wretched Survi After six days of intense combat against the Fallujah insurgents, US warplanes, tanks and mortars have left a shattered landscape of gutted buildings, crushed cars and charred bodies. (11-15-2004)
Democrats Urged to Offer Opposition The effectiveness of a great democracy is not measured by how well it panders to the desires of a powerful and vocal majority, but how genuinely they protect the rights and aspirations of the minority. (11-09-2004)
US strikes raze Falluja hospital A hospital run by an Islamic charity has been razed to the ground in one of the heaviest US air raids in the Iraqi city of Falluja. (11-07-2004)
Newsweek: Colin Powell Believes U.S. is Losing Iraq war Secretary of State Colin Powell has privately confided to friends in recent weeks that the Iraqi insurgents are winning the war, according to Newsweek. The insurgents have succeeded in infiltrating Iraqi forces "from top to bottom," a senior Iraqi official tells Newsweek in tomorrow's issue of the magazine, "from decision making to the lower levels." (11-02-2004)
China Lashes Out at US Arrogance In an article in the China Daily newspaper, one of the main architects of China's foreign policy laid into the "Bush doctrine," saying the Iraq war has destroyed the global anti-terror coalition and blamed arrogance for the problems dogging the United States worldwide. (10-31-2004)

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