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Tuesday, October 7

More "Business As Usual" News:

Prisoners are being summarily executed in the government's high-security detention centre in Baghdad. Robert Fisk reports:
The hangings are carried out regularly – from a wooden gallows in a small, cramped cell – in Saddam Hussein's old intelligence headquarters at Kazimiyah. There is no public record of these killings in what is now called Baghdad's "high-security detention facility" but most of the victims – there have been hundreds since America introduced "democracy" to Iraq – are said to be insurgents, given the same summary justice they mete out to their own captives.

Related: Advocating Genocide as Electoral Tactic: "In a 60 Minutes interview from 1996, then US ambassador to Washington, Madeleine Albright infamously quipped of the deaths of half a million Iraqi children to maintain US policy: “… we think the price is worth it.” On 24 September, a prominent Canadian politician said that the collective punishment of the Palestinian people “… is the right thing to do.” The name candidate with Canada’s Liberal Party delivered a shocking statement that is, in essence, advocating a genocide against 1.5 million Palestinians in Gaza."

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