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Wednesday, November 22, 2006

turkey posting

That the turkey and the families may prove digestible!

There are several new postings at:

http://summapolitico.blogspot.com

which I did not disseminate because it took so long to complete "Dem Handke auf die Schliche" most of which you can find online @:

http://www.kultur.at/lesen/index.htm

An American version of one aspect of that book, " Sorting out the Handke/ Milosevic Connection" can be found [15 k, words,plus all important links which can be had in the "Apparat" of the German book] @:
http://www.handke.scriptmania.com/photo4.html

Contact me if you wish either in PDF form. Handke's with his major splits as a great artist and aversions to the platitudinous, on further thought, makes for a most interesting study of relationship to the life of the polis; once you delve into those complications... The only matter that is predictable is the howling of the righteous humanity hyenas...

Thus, the more I do the farther behind I fall. Also a long interview that my wonderful German editor Lothar Struck conducted with me, re Handke, in German, can be found @:

http://begleitschreiben.twoday.net/stories/2504464/

I will only send links to the most important political pieces here:

There is [1] Dexter Filkins' extraordinary 10 k word portrait of my once man of at least the decade, Akmad Chalabi, who now has my vote to do Sidney Greenstreet in a remake of the "Maltese Falcon". Filkins observes "democratization" having rigidified ethnic and religious and tribal fluididites into the horrors of Western Political Party politics, thus fueling the insurgency! Just can't do right by them Arabs! The fellow who became President of the U.S.A. because of Florida then pulling the "democracy" intention out of an empty hat...

http://select.nytimes.com/gst/abstract.html?res=F30916F6395B0C768CDDA80994DE404482


There is, the grimmest, [2] Sy Hersh on the possibilities of a take-out of Iran by the US, or with Israel as vanguard @:

http://www.newyorker.com/fact/content/articles/061127fa_fact


Old CIA hand [3] Ray McGovern's lowdown on his former long-time colleague Robert Gates, the new sec-attack-dog who looks like a shoddy piece of work indeed:

http://www.tompaine.com/articles/2006/11/09/the_cheneygates_cabal.php




The word is that the Iraqis are to blame for their own misfortune! Alas, so much for Carles Krauthammer once a psychiatrist's knowledge of history: right fools they were to trust Brits and the hideous hypocritical Frogs after WW I, etc. etc. Ah yes, and who can even dwell on the consequences of Eisenhower/ CIA's overthrow of Mossadegh; the worse our leaders become so do theirs. Or saintly Jimmer Carter and Brezinky's destablization of Afghanistan back in 1978. Senator McCain, by calling for that "one big push" with 20 K more troops in Bugdud proves that being badly tortured by the Vietnamese does not increase one's intelligence quotient. I myself can think of about 20 spots where I could use another division. Horvarth was right: "if there is anything that gives you a foretaste of eternity it is stupidity."

How to extricate the dog?... Can't be done... that dog is ****ed good! and koffee annan has come around to my long-held view.[On the question of the military presence, it is a difficult issue. The US is in a way trapped in Iraq, trapped in the sense that it cannot stay and it cannot leave," Annan told a press conference Tuesday. even hennery the k. has abandoned the sinking ship. barney, the Crawford kid's Scottie, can't be far behind!

But perhaps a true imperialist will step forth and attack Iran! Now that would be a real Hegemon, not the cowards' adventure in Iraq. And oh how the "Chrishtun" fundamentalist would cheer!

On the upside, Handke has written a textually wondrous new play SPUREN DER VERIRRTEN ["Traces of the Lost"], a kind of string quartet version of "The Hour We Didn't Know Each Other," but with a sprinkling of dialogue. Ah, to have one's senses sharpened, to have one's mind cleansed of the cant of mealymouthed reviewers and of journalese.
http://www.suhrkamp.de/

Thursday, October 12, 2006

ANATOMY OF A CONTROVERSY: HANDKE/MILOSEIVCS

III-Postscript

"The nefarious atrocities regularly elicit religious fervor, dramatic posturing, baseless claims to inflate them as much as possible - and fury if anyone does not blindly join the parade, but seeks to determine the truth, cites the most reputable authorities, and exposes the innumerable fabrications. The common reaction to such treachery is an impressive torrent of deceit. There is an instructive record, quite well documented in many cases. The reasons are not hard to explain. The topic should be pursued systematically, but that is unlikely, obviously." Naom Chomsky

http://news.independent.co.uk/people/profiles/article1222253.ece

The Handke-Yugo affair, as I call it, and its two resurgences - quite aside the immediate historical degree of responsibility of Serbs, Croats, Kosovo Albanians, and their leaders and adjutants, foreign powers, and free wheeling independent perpetrators - presents a case study in what Naom Chomsky calls a case of a "nefarious atrocity." Like vultures or coyotes attracted by the smell of a fresh kill, righteous, ill informed, media-consuming and feeding journalists and writers of all kinds converged first on Sarajevo when it became the kind of flashpoint beloved of a media to explain the world to the simple minded, and then on the Austro-Slovenian writer Peter Handke, in a parallel kind of media war, when he published the first section of his "A Winter's Journey" in the Süddeutsche Zeitung in 1996, which its editors, not all that inaccurately, subtitled, "Justice for Serbia" since Handke, among other matters, disagreed with the already high strung yelping of the coyotes for the skin of everything nefariously Serbian. Without wanting to summarize, again, what I think of as a detailed, unsammarizable account of the three comings and subsidings of the affair [here are several link collections:

http://www.perlentaucher.de/artikel/3135.html

http://www.perlentaucher.de/artikel/3135.html

http://www.signandsight.com/intodaysfeuilletons/796.html

[1=timeline] I wanted to investigate and describe the sources, the foundations of the self-righteousness of these witch hunters, the background, conscious, and assumed, on which it plays.

A] Subsequent to the Kosovo campaign, in 1999, the German Foreign Minister Fischer congratulated himself [and the Schröder government] by stating that he felt that the NATO intervention had prevented another "Auschwitz" - and there was no hue and cry as to his so stating. However, support of the Kosovo campaign had already earned this ex-68ter, who during his days as a Revoluzzer had apparently been physically violent towards a policeman, an especially well-honed Handke sobriquet QUOTE; that is, Fischer was cursed by someone who had quickly sought to apologize, as he did recently once again [2], for having misused the "A" word, which he correctly explained had inadvertently "slipped" out of him, to express in a kind of inarticulate scream – my interpretation - his extraordinary pain at what transpired during the systematic destruction of Serbian infrastructure. The "A" word, the "steinerne Gast", the obdurate guest with obsidian qualities, a different kind of third that is stonily present in a country that has taken the extraordinary measure of passing a law that prohibits the guest's denial, and to whose weight and unwelcome presence and exploitation the rare German writer – one exception is the famous instance of Martin Walser, during his acceptance of the peace prize of the German Book Trade - voices his objection [3], tries to shake off; extraordinary in the sense that it outlaws disavowal, scotomization, an everyday, every person, every depth-psychological phenomenon, one of the building blocks, also one of the great survival mechanisms of the human psyche, albeit outlawed here in a well defined instance, yet of course setting precedent - it is as though one of Freud's discoveries had been inscribed in stone. The philosopher/ sociologist J ürgen Habermas once said that it took Auschwitz to give German a conscience, a ludicrous statement if there ever was one, entirely obliterating centuries of history, the way in which conscience is created individually, within classes, societies as a whole, and German legal history. It is a statement that confuses guilt feelings with conscience, not that one is possible without the other. The historian John Irving is presently [2006] incarcerated in Austria, the Johnny-come-lately of facers of its once enthusiastic Nazi collaboration, for transgressing the prohibition against denial: from Alexander Mitscherlich's "The Inability to Mourn" [1957] to a law that tries to enforce a reminder to mourn. An entire people, for generations to come, is reminded what their ancestors – the losers of WW I, initiators, mad believers, opportunists, the haters and ressentimenters, the fellow travelers, the entirely innocent, the entirely ignorant; that whole spectrum, a society - perpetrated or failed to keep from being perpetrated between 1933 and 1945, and which immense and also hugely self-destructive extermination, had Hitler and his party been victorious, would have been carried out on an even more horrendous scale: after all, the Slavic peoples were next in line. All of that is, certainly, one major component, one major large canvas section on which the Handke controversy played out - of whose unusual psychological and artistic formation, whose checkerboard constellation as it were, I have tried to give more than a hint – aside whatever personal animosities and provocations played into the fracas.

B] Not only has denial been outlawed in Germany, there exits a law that requires personal, proactive intervention in the event that you know that a crime against humanity is being committed… an attempt to prohibit passive fellow traveling, the looking the other way, any kind of inaction being prohibited is apparently one of the consequences of "A," the kind of law that, on an individual level, forces, obligates the individual conscience to take preventive action, to go to justice if need be, if you follow the law's ultimate consequence, to commit regicide if you judge the executive to be engaged in a crime against humanity; and which permits, obligates, the individual conscience of contemporary German Bundeswehr soldiers, to stop following orders, that is to disobey [!] orders which they regard as criminal. That is yet the second component. How would that law, if it existed in the United States, play out in the first decade of the 21st Century? How is one to regard the unconvictable U.S. war criminals of the past fifty years? Down to the most miserable PFC who goes berserk. In Germany that law against denial has been extended to cover acts committed outside its own domain, and by citizens other than those who hold German nationality. But there is some tentativeness in using it in instances such as visits as those of Donald Rumsfeld. In the hands of journalist and writers this law, and the background whence it derives, provides the moral imperative… and an impetus… that has a long and often honorable history, most famously in dictatorships, in various kinds of independence movements, and under the duress of an occupation by a foreign power. Existential moments.

C] One further aspect of this affair, it is an entirely German one, needs to be mentioned here [not that revisionist debates are not part and parcel of the fabric of intellectual life]: the debate known as the "Historiker Streit." I don't wish to reargue the inarguably horrendous proposition that provided the occasion for this academic discourse - http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Historikerstreit

– the proposition of German exceptionalism or not in setting the standard for perpetration of horrors, which however indicates that that old devil vanity is casting his glow on the proceedings and infusing the individual conscience claimants; which proposition became intimately tied to the question of denial of the holocaust and is one major reason why the human facility for denial has been criminalized, in all its multifarious versions, for whatever endless reasons. Denial certainly is not a uniquely German feature, or that of any society or historical period; it is a nearly supra-historical feature - in the individual it can be painful but it is possible to address it on the forum of conscience, of awakening, an often painful incremental process; on the level of the lethargic "psyche" of a tribe, much less a nation, it can be nearly impossible to address, unless that nation is nicely subdued, and generationally divided: it requires internal societal conflict for the matter to be raised at all. Evidently, the victory over the South during the American War Between the States and the so-called Reconstruction Period did little to instill regret or to assuage the narcissistic humiliation, or the sense of worthlessness of the lower white classes, whose only claim to fame seemed to be that they were not black. However, in the instance of post WW II Germany, a defeated nation, a certain segment of the educated people in one part of it - certainly here the trickle down theory applies, or up from the ranks of students who were the daughters and sons of the educated middle class – then instituted their own mourning, approximately one generation later, the previous generation, what was left of it, putting up comparatively light resistance. It took two generations in Austria. Within the terms of the "Historiker Streit", it is undeniable that in applying production line methods to extermination the Germans scored a first, other exterminators, using somewhat different methods, but lacking overt genocidal intentions, were not far behind. I myself regard the attempt to impose US will on Vietnam with free fire zones and chemical destruction of its lands as a form of industrial warfare, just one step away from genocide, since the Vietnamese were merely [!] meant to submit to Washington's will. A kind of mutual assured destruction saw its first coming during World War I. What I want to comment on is language: the initial proposition that the Germans as exterminators were not unique in world history is entirely trivial but was raised, put that way, chiefly, to shove the "stony guest" at least halfway out the door; but to reply to this proposition, with the best of intentions, by insisting that the German extermination, is unique without specifying of what kind it was, is to engage the wrong proposition on the field of language in a manner where no good results can be expected; the point being that one people's insanity is quite sufficient and all attempts atchistorical relativization are invidious and beside the point. If the formulation [s] is [are] wrong, the language game will not be solved. However, you may feel about abortion, Roe versus Wade is bad law, leading to endless litigation. To reply to the wrong formulation in its own terms – in this instance that German crimes were not unique – by insisting that they were, means that you have engaged a mis-formulation with a misformulated reply, and that whatever laws eventuate from this mixed bag of misformulation – you shalt not deny – will, ineluctably, invade the private sphere to a heretofore unknown depths; setting a precedent with possibly unforeseeable consequences. The criminalization of denial, think about it! How about: you shall be sent on a tour of the memorialized camps and forced to look at the films and then read the books, and then you may try to convince us the jury that what you saw was not the case, and if you so convince us you shall be win a historian prize of a million dollars! The point is: the formulation is eo ipso pointless under the law that though shalt not kill. All comparisons are invidious; only self-defense is permitted. Case closed. Yes, there are certain absolutes. In convictions for murder there exist classifications for degrees of responsibility. In the case of the German nation, it was murder in the first degree. There are no extenuating circumstances of any kind. That there are psychological, historical and sociological and linguistic explanations says nothing about guilt. After all, German law was perverted, legally, so that the crimes could be permitted [just as U.S. law has been once again perverted under Bush II]; brilliant German jurists participated in these perversions, wrote these perversions of justice. The extermination of European Jewry is not an instance of accidental man slaughter; or of aiding and abetting, of which no end of European nations are culpable, more rather than less enthusiastically in this instance while claiming to be Christian. The U.S. decimation and maltreatment of its native peoples, too, is uniquely criminal, no matter how historically comparative; as is the attempt to enforce its will on the Vietnamese people in the 1960s and 1970s; or the conquest of Iraq, all of them major crimes against humanity for which only the losers ever have to pay the piper, although the American people are already paying the price for their folly in believing the likes of Cheney, Bush Rumsfeld and the mad Neo-Cons and for far deeper follies for which only they and how they arrange their nation are responsible.

The calamity of the Yugoslav federation was its ethnically and politically and religiously fractious past and the history of recourse to violence by all parties which then began to be played out in genocidal terms as the federation disintegrated, also economically, into its constituent parts.

D] The fourth component of the canvas on which the three comings of the Handke controversy were played out is the ferocity with which the law forbidding denial is exercised, wielded by a particular class?? segment??? by the guild of journalists and writers... the "fourth estate"... professional, amateurish, at any event all self-appointed, as of course am I, with no official legitimacy except whatever trust exists in the organs that hire them or publish their material, or as pendants of legal action such as that of the International Tribunal; their legitimacy resting on the quality of their attempt to be as truthful as possible, on their research, the soundness argumentation, the ingenuity of their intuition, and of course on the quantitative effect of their reportage; and on the sounding board into which they feed their reports. Star reporters. Foreigners all who descended on Yugoslavia as though it were the Congo, which is still sufficiently strange and foreign to them to give them pause about their ignorance. Except for Handke, a showboat and star too, but by far the most knowledgeable among the lot, someone with historical consciousness reaching back at least some hundred and so years.

Handke, accused of denial, was going to his own kind of writerly truth, implicitly, in a kind of apparently unacceptable manner, and accusing those who victimized him of entirely ignoring other sets of victims, making different more complicated emphases, and as an artist who, as it were preternaturally as I have tried to describe, does not put the horror story on page one every day of the week; yet who, it appears, was personally far more upset than anyone of the neutral or atrocity screaming and exploiting reporters and freelancers, the numerous tourists of the civil wars in the sense of H. M. Enzensberger's famous essay "Tourists of the Revolution." - Each side with their favored victims. The German writer Buch sentimentalized the Kosovo Albanians. Handke in the face of the near exclusive emphasis on Bosnian Muslim victims pointed to the Serbian and Croatian victims. The concentration camp survivor Elie Wiesel said that, as a former victim, he was instantly on the side of the Kosovo Albanians. Wouldn't it be loverly if life were that simple... and if victims were lambs and were not hurt and vengeful, potential wolves.

Two states of denial as it were, where I find Handke's - especially with his psychically determined proclivity to deny, to ameliorate, of which he is to a limited extent aware - far less objectionable since he at least allows the dreadful truths to appear at the edges, and in their complexity, only rarely and amusingly denies outright, is possibly influenced by sentimental transference in the case of the Big Bad Wolf, de-emphasized some aspects in favor of others, but in his recourse to legal niceties is far more precise in his argumentation and use of language than his opponents who in the way of editors and their audience once a story is "set" prefer not to question the underlying fundamentals of the narrative of the good against the bad guys.

How often does a news paper or other provender actually admit, within the brief-lived historical memory of their audience that they had gotten the fundamentals of the story wrong, and thus… Most of the time you can see the truth, if they happened to have some purchase on it, slipping out of their hands. My most favored current instance is that of the origin of popular support for the Iraq insurgency in several nervous shootings of several dozen residents of Fallujah by members of the first U.S. division stationed there. You can actually see this once described event slipping out of the very hands of the same reporters who continue to report from Iraq, or the editors eliminating it. However, you can trace the disappearance act within the morgue of the NY Times, its archive.

States of denial of one and the same kind? that both assume, claim to have some purchase on a complex reality? That listen to each other? Mutual hatred, since Handke certainly is unstinting in his expression of hatred of the news media. Not a pretty picture at all. A Brescia all the way, a weird collage. And not a conclusion, a result that I anticipated arriving at when I followed this trail of tears like some early human ancestor looking for marrow bones in this attempted finding, since I'm as much a consumer of the news that flows my way, pre-digested, edited news… and, initially, still, continue to be preternaturally gullible. I suppose one way of representing what transpired in Yugoslavia might be by way of Breughel the Younger's paintings of a Dutch villagers who are all beating each other up with scythes and sticks and stones and shovels.

It would of course have helped if Handke himself were something closer, say, to what I perceive to be the media-mediated nearly saintly figure of an Archbishop Tutu or Nelson Mandela – it's just amazing what a Christian you can become if tortured to a sufficiency by so-called Christians – than just the extra-ordinarily gifted writer Peter Handke who lacks few of the reprehensible qualities of his persecutors, and then some, if he weren't so violence prone, didn't throw unattractive tantrums. If the attacks on him had not elicited his furies, if he had been entirely a patient argumenter, a kind of less slippery Habermas.

It appears that the first two sections of this background – a past red and still raw with atrocities - and the laws that are its consequences, enabled, self-justified the newspaper class to act as judge and jury and lynch mob executioners all rolled into one, beholden to whom? Certainly not even to their own educatable, revisable conscience. For I have seen not a one – there must be, there just have to be that one or two that I have missed – who, when he or she looked at matters more closely, revised and changed their minds and conclusions that the chief culprits are the Serbians with Slobodan Milosevic as wolf in chief. Nor have I seen Handke change his mind, though he appears to be willing to speak the hideous formulations in the way that it was demanded of him. [4] Engraved memories. Automatic, visceral reactions. And a questionable tribunal that then fails to bring charges - which is why it loses in legitimacy - in the instance of the war crime of the destruction of the Serbian infrastructure, fails to bring General Wesley Clark to trial, no matter how convictable he may be since he would certainly seek to justify his command actions as having been committed under orders, in which case you would have to put Ex-President Clinton, Ex-Secretary of State Madeleine Albright and Javier Solano on trial, too. If nothing else, perhaps in acquitting these horrendous worthies, such a trial would be educational, all around, and especially in the Balkans. Not going to happen though if it did I expect that it would receive better coverage from the NY Times than the Milosevic trial got at the hands of their Marlise Simons.

Although the background in Europe may be Auschwitz and the carnage of WW I and II, in the United States it is, most immediately, the unresolved criminality of the Vietnam war that led so many of the Vietnam protesters to join in the simple minded condemnation of Serbians. Handke pointed out that the "68ters," as the anti-Vietnam war contingent is called in Germany, seemed to be only too eager to intervene in Yugoslavia on humanitarian grounds; pretty much the equivalent segment in the U.S. called for, and then endorsed Clinton and Albright's decision to intervene, first in the arming of the Croats and Bosnians [who also received some apparently disposable importable Mujahedeen from Iran!], and to bomb in Bosnia prior to the Dayton Peace talks, and then to bomb Serbia itself during the Kosovo campaign, also as a kind of first demonstration, a kind of preview of what US arms can do, of the even more emphatic shock and awe to come at the beginning of the Iraq War. These exercises are always a show not only of force but advertisement for the products of the military industrial complex, that ingenious complex which, with lard distributed through every single congressional district, has integrated the production of military hardware into the American economy, so that making arms is not the kind of dead drag that military hardware is on most others economies! Here it pays to fight evil! As a form of corporate welfare every district is up in arms when one of its bases threatens to be closed, one of itsw arms manufacturers relocates. And as a matter of fact you need to keep finding some kind of evil to fight to keep the stupid economy going. The same goes by the way for the outsourcing of prisons: that is the genius of American capitalism, very little in it lacks a continuous profit angle. If ressentiment is a resource for election campaigns and for the class economy to keep on churning, the reservoir of psychosis can be tapped for war-like acts, in the instance of the journalistic class in the West, I call it the psychotic volcano, some of whose magna is in all of us. Most immediately, both in Germany and in France, with lesser sophistication in the United States, l'affaire Handke, played on the ground of the "never again," the memory of Auschwitz, but not it appears of the crimes committed by any other ex-colonial power. It played loudly amongst a self- appointed class of intellectuals who follow in the tradition of "engage" meanwhile of all kinds. The spectrum of their political affiliation, whether falling into the fields regarded left or right, are of no concern to me, since their yelping at the slightest sign of "atrocity" cuts across, is not significant to, whatever politics they profess... Atrocity, atrocity...

Discounting the possibility of bad faith of those who became engaged in the Serb hunt and the Handke hunt, no matter the theatrics of some of the participants, Handke was/ is by far the most knowledgeable, aside some of the diplomats who, however, no matter their privately held observations and beliefs [which will grace their memoirs once the are retired] each is some master's servant, acts in an interest. Handke at least provided a half dozen fine books, and one extra-ordinary play; what appeared in the papers and on the TV channels is fortunately already entombed. Last year, in New Haven, a newspaper writer went into full screaming mode against the performance of Handke's 1967 two character play "Self-Accusation" at the Yale Cabaret, entirely because he had defended the Serbs against whole sale calumny; quite aside the fact that the play preceded these events by 30 years and anyone reading this beautiful text would quickly get the point that it's author if nothing else suffers from a hypertrophy of conscientiousness. From Susan Sontag and the NYRB to that piece of righteous lumpen in New Haven, just a short stone's throw.

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4] Über das von Serben begangene Massaker von Srebrenica schreibt Handke: "Ich wiederhole aber, wütend, wiederhole voller Wut auf die serbischen Verbrecher, Kommandanten, Planer: Es handelt sich bei Srebrenica um das schlimmste 'Verbrechen gegen die Menschlichkeit', das in Europa nach dem Krieg begangen wurde."

1. Ich habe nie eins der Masaker in den Jugoslawienkriegen 1991-95 geleugnet, oder abgeschwächt, oder verharmlost, oder gar gebilligt.

2. Nirgendwo bei mir kann man lesen, ich hätte Slobodan Milosevic als „ein" oder „das Opfer" bezeichnet.

3. Richtig ist: Anläßlich des okzidentalen Diktats gegen Jugoslawien von Rambouillet, im Februar 1999, habe ich mich, wie die Welt seit damals weiß, vor der Kamera des Belgrader Fernsehens verhaspelt, wobei herauskam, in meinem Französisch, die Serben seien noch größere Opfer als die Juden - was ich dann, nachdem ich, ungläubig, das Band mit dem von mir produzierten Un-Sinn angehört hatte, schleunigst schriftlich korrigierte: Text, seinerzeit von „Focus" veröffentlicht und von der F.A.Z. Wort für Wort, einmal ohne Kommentar, umgehend nachgedruckt.

Phantom-Titel: Wilder Mann

Ein P.S. noch für eine mir und vielleicht auch diesem oder jenem Leser wichtige letzte (versuchte) Berichtigung: Vor kurzem, wiederum in der F.A.Z., in einer der wie gewohnt geistvollen, hochherzigen und einfühlsamen Glossen des Theatersachverständigen der Zeitung, die meine Person oder meinen Phantom-Titel „Der wilde Mann" zum Vorwurf nahm (P.H., borniert, Kitschier, Befürworter von Kriminellen et cetera), war auch von meinem Stück „Die Fahrt im Einbaum" die Rede, worin ich angeblich das serbische Volk als eines schildere oder gar preise, welches Europa das Essen mit Messer und Gabel beigebracht habe, und überhaupt die Kultur. Richtig ist wieder, daß in dem Stück (Seite 65) eine Figur sagt: „Dabei waren wir es, die euch jahrhundertelang die asiatischen Horden ferngehalten haben. Und ohne uns würdet ihr immer noch mit den Fingern fressen. Wer war es, der in die westliche Welt Messer und Gabel eingeführt hat?" Nur: ist es nötig zu sagen, daß es sich hier um eine Parodie handelt? Nötig anzuführen jedenfalls der Rollenname jener kleinen Figur: „IRRER".

Und in diesem Sinne wünsche ich, daß all meine (6) Aufzeichnungen, Erzählungen, Berichte, Stücke der letzten fünfzehn Jahre zu Jugoslawien Wort für Wort gelesen würden, und anders sachverständig: „Abschied des Träumers vom neunten Land" (1991), „Eine winterliche Reise zu den Flüssen Donau, Save, Morawa und Drina" (1996), „Sommerlicher Nachtrag zu einer winterlichen Reise" (1996), „Die Fahrt im Einbaum oder Das Stück zum Film vom Krieg" (1999), „Unter Tränen fragend" (1999) (alle bei Suhrkamp), und zuletzt „Die Tablas von Daimiel", Juni 2005 („Literaturen"). Mir dünkt, mich bedünkt, für diese Schriften ist der Heinrich-Heine-Preis. Es gibt noch Bücher zu lesen jenseits der Zeitungen.

„Ah, die alte Frau dort, meine Leserin, / die einzige, die mich noch grüßt? / Und wenn sie mich nicht grüßt? / Was für ein Abenteuer! / Und sie grüßte. / Und ein zweiter grüßte, ein Unbekannter. / Und ein Dritter dann" (Gedicht für H. H., am 27. Mai 2006).

Text: F.A.Z. vom 30. Mai 2006

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Author Martin Mosebach writes on the Peter Handke affair (more here, here and here): "Too bad the American ambassador who encouraged Slobodan Milosevic to wage war in Bosnia didn't come to his funeral in Belgrade. Someone like Handke who remained faithful to the dead Milosevic is much more worthy of admiration than all the Western politicians who made it possible for Milosevic to commit his crimes while he was alive."

In an exclusively online answer to writer Botho Strauß' general amnesty for geniuses in the Peter Handke affair (text in German here), Jörg Lau puts the two Peter Handkes back together: "Why do we get so upset at Handke's kitsch rendering of Serbia and things Serbian, why does his coquettishly playful relativization of the facts annoy us so much, why do our hackles rise when he appears at the funeral of mass murderer Slobodan Milosevic? It's because he's a major poet, whose novels and diaries continually provide us with 'moments of true experience.' When we attack Peter Handke the politician, we defend Peter Handke the poet."

http://www.perlentaucher.de/artikel/3135.html

http://www.perlentaucher.de/artikel/3135.html

http://www.signandsight.com/intodaysfeuilletons/796.html

http://www.swans.com/

http://www.swans.com/library/art12/ga209.html

http://heinrich-heine-gesellschaft.de/aktuelles.html

http://www.inventaire-invention.com/librairie/presse/libe_lambrichs_2006.pdf

http://www.perlentaucher.de/artikel/3135.html

http://www.welt.de/data/2006/05/26/892404.html

c.buch

http://www.perlentaucher.de/feuilletons/2006-05-27.html#a14001

http://www.welt.de/data/2006/05/29/894674.html

wittstock

http://www.nzz.ch/2006/05/29/fe/articleE5SZF.html

nzz guenter

http://www.tagesspiegel.de/kultur/archiv/26.05.2006/2556153.asp

re loeffler

Wednesday, August 30, 2006

HOT TAIL OF THE DOGDAYS

http://summapolitico.blogspot.com

This is the warm, fading tail of the "perro calientes"... which - is what I asked for when I came on signs advertising "hot dogs" in Mexico; a simpleminded joke that never failed to draw a smile... and lead to pleasant palabres... where I live, coyotes wake me nearly every nite, chiming in, hysterically, with the occasional fire engine siren...


First: The Main links for the body of this sending:

The Bushwhacker, Handke, Gunter Grass, Denice "The Mutton" Dutton...

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http://www.newyorker.com/fact/content/articles/060821fa_fact

http://thinkprogress.org/2006/08/20/gerecht-iran/
John le Carre
http://www.opendemocracy.net/conflict-middle_east_politics/lebanon_lecarre_3856.jsp

War Crimes Act Changes Would Reduce Threat Of Prosecution
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/08/08/AR2006080801276.html

http://www.tomdispatch.com/index.mhtml?emx=x&pid=114108


http://www.kultur.at/lesen/index.htm

here is the link to the three part interview that was elicited by the same preoccupation of mine and to Lothar Struck's essay on the Heine Prize Skandal:

Teil 3 http://begleitschreiben.twoday.net/stories/2556374/

Teil 2 http://begleitschreiben.twoday.net/stories/2504464/

Teil 1 http://begleitschreiben.twoday.net/stories/2460962/

Heine-Preis-Skandal [Lothar Struck] http://begleitschreiben.twoday.net/stories/2090161/

http://www.handkeyugo.scriptmania.com


http://www.nytimes.com/2006/08/20/opinion/20gay.html

http://www.welt.de/data/2006/08/21/1005612.html

http://www.signandsight.com/

http://www.aldaily.com/
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1-a] Sy Hersh

http://www.newyorker.com/fact/content/articles/060821fa_fact

alerts us that the hell's-a-poppin' war had been a well planned response to monthly provocations. So why now? Sy has the answer.

The amazingly misnamed Marc Reuel Gerecht [Right/just/ all the Reuel is missing a G and it would mean = Gruesome!] How utterly perfect the Orwellianism of it all...

http://thinkprogress.org/2006/08/20/gerecht-iran/

a resident fellow at the American Enterprise Institute [where else!] and a member of a small group of analysts who were asked to discuss their views on the Middle East with President Bush at a private lunch this week, said on ABC's This Week that the mid- to long-term fallout from Israel-Hezbollah conflict could be a good thing because it may prompt Bush to take military action against Iran. "Thatta, Boy, Greuel!" A major Raytheon investor no doubt. "By the rockets bright light..." or however it goes.

What I particularly liked during the episode were those accounts in the NY Times about bigger rockets, cluster bombs being rushed to Israel when the plan did not go according to plan. All this is meant as a test run how to bunker bust Iran.

1-b] The Bush administration is having a law passed to insure it against any future prosecution for war crimes... it's good to know that in that respect Cheney & Co. is exercising foresight... also against Judgment Day? in which these folks claim to believe? After all, it is most unlikely that anyone will haul them off to de Haag.

So let us remember, once again, the dismemberment of the Democratic Mossadegh Government of Iran by Eisenhower/Dulles, Kermit Roosevelt in 1953; and the way that that cookie has crumbled... all the way from the installation of Henry Kissinger's good friend, Shah Pahvlevi, a criminal who squandered his country's wealth on F-16s; and thence the variety of Ayatollahs up to and including the current possibly true madman, at least if I can lend credence to these second and third hand possibly entirely propagandistic accounts that I have read; or misunderstand his rhetoric, which may be more for home than foreign consumption as is the US Government's. Thus the U.S. creates an unending series of enemies for its Arms Industry and Evil Hunters...

From cookie to cookie from dust to dust we end in Fukuyamas dustbin of history with sanctimonious Jimmy Carter, Sigismund Brzezinski and thousands upon thousands of dead Afghans and Mujaheddin who of course are mourned in New York as profoundly as are the millions of victims of the consequences of those crimes against humanity committed "in the interest of national security" ever since the 1950 and particularly in the late 7os and early 80s and the millions in Central America, South East Asia and Africa that U.S. National Interest policies have made so dreadfully unhappy.

Professor Fukuyama, so I just read, is a true fiscal conservative; he feels that the cost of the Iraq Conquest and its Afterbirth stands in no sound relation to the result, that it's sort of like going shopping for a Cadillac but ending up with a yardero, a beater. "That's the way to look at things!" Fuki," I always say. And the American people continue to feel good about themselves, that seems to be all that counts, and to continue to shop.

Otherwise, I expect that the apparent surplus of short and medium range rockets in Syria and Persia will smuggle its way across the Shat-al-Arab to Bug Dud and might just be raining there soon on what part of it I leave to your imagination. Most certainly it will if Iran is bunker-busted.

The excellent Michael Schwartz, who has seen nothing but black in Iraq since day one, has a particularly fine low-down on that vile bitch of a "dawg" [as in Secretary Baker's "we do/ don't have a dawg there"] named Iraquistine:

http://www.tomdispatch.com/index.mhtml?emx=x&pid=114108

It is a dawg that will not leave that cannot be dragged away, that is stuck there for good, and that is beginning to look a lot like the dawg that some coyotes chewed up, gnawed face and all, bloody entrails in the dust... and so all this posturing about whether to depart or not, by demorats and pooplikins... it is just that: cowardly immoral, pick your adjective; both parties are far too heavily invested in the military industrial complex, and in who will enjoy its benefits the mostest; that is in power, greed. Of course you can always put even more of the dawg at risk... There used to be countries that took people who commit war crimes such as the invasion Iraq and then even botched the job, and tore off their epaulets and put them up against a wall... or didn't even bother to tear off the epaulets...

But also see this from Al Jazeera on the Tribal Sheiks

http://english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/D1A7CA75-7E85-4B98-8EB5-BBE983872275.htm

One stray thought that keeps cropping up in my brain is whether there was anyone in Washington in 2003 who blanched and said "this is the end" when that coward's showoff war was launched? I am thinking of the head of German Counter Intelligence in 1940, Admiral Canaris, whose service [ The Abwehr] was used to supply the Polish uniforms into which the Wehrmacht stuffed, like so many rabbits, a fair number of Germany's most expendable criminals, to serve as the causus belli... Foresight and a smidgen of real patriotism, for the fathers of the world as a whole, are not such a bad thing... Of course a lot of fine Service officers of all kinds have departed the ship and written their fine books, for all the difference it makes...

There might be another of those mass helicopter departures. But don't be on it, I don't think that the "snarler", five-deferment Cheney would cut and run, he'd probably try to nuke intractable Bug Dud rather then leave in disarray. Oh yes, lots of big walls being constructed there, to impede access from one part of the city to the other! The Berlinification of Bug Dud.

Here are two links, one to Ambassador Khalizad's upbeat assessment of the situation in Bug Dud, the other to clown Norman Podhoretz's defense of the "Bush Doctrine" ['whack em, and whack em again, those evil weeds''], Mr. "Making It" must be angling for a visit to Crawford. Yet, in person.. what a funny guy!

http://www.opinionjournal.com/federation/feature/?id=110008830

http://www.opinionjournal.com/editorial/feature.html?id=110008834

Those "innocent" civilians on both sides of the Lebanese/ Israeli border - considering the succor and support they lend the armed forces living amongst them - who is still innocent? Isn't this just a phrase that no one really believes any more.. "innocent civilians".. who constitute the helpless sea, the supports system in which their military swim: Those Israeli girls that sign the bombs and rockets that are about to be delivered to devastate Beirut! Oh how cute? And the equivalent shepherd boy bringing water to Hellsappopin in his bunker? Ah what a part of the world that has brought us three of the worlds great religions!! And isn't the Crawford Kid lucky to have Cheney to attract all the dark matter and still enjoy a third of the country's support! But more than 50 % of the support of the bought and made girls and boys in congress. Oh how irredeemably corrupt!

2] Some of you may have noted that the phrase "Islamo-Fascism" has worked its way all the way from Christopher Hitchens into and out of the Crawford Kid's maw. And an unchewed-through, uncomfortable mouthful of lariats it no doubt is that his speechwriter fed him to spew - to the puzzlement of the majority of the great unwashed one would suppose. If Nazism provided the gold-standard for fascism, and Saddam and his son a kind of Ottoman version, the degeneration of the word in the stridency of the born again neo-con Hitchens signifies its now utter uselessness.

The same goes for the use of the word dictator. Milosevic is regularly referred to - without acknowledging that he won three hard fought election, and when defeated, withdrew, albeit with the kind of reluctance characteristic of an autocrat - as a dictator or "butcher of the Balkans," someone who started four wars and lost each and every one. For reason of opposition to such misappelations, for "the sake of language" is one of about at least half a dozen different reasons I now have seen Peter Handke give for, so famously, attending Milosevic funeral in Pozarevac.

http://www.spectrumpictures.com/spectrum_feature_detail.asp?feature=53

Another reason he gave, to the Croatian Weekly Globus, was to absorb the atmosphere for a planned book on the "tragic figure" that Handke, perhaps correctly, regards Milosevic to be/ to have been. I am nearly done with that little book on Handke, the final part of my attempts – paralleling the three comings of the Handke-Jugo controversy - to digest this episode as part of a much larger project - and all his scandals, in German this time, and you can see it coming online at:

http://www.kultur.at/lesen/index.htm

here is the link to the three part interview that was elicited by the same preoccupation of mine and to Lothar Struck's essay on the Heine Prize Skandal:

Teil 3 http://begleitschreiben.twoday.net/stories/2556374/

Teil 2 http://begleitschreiben.twoday.net/stories/2504464/

Teil 1 http://begleitschreiben.twoday.net/stories/2460962/

Heine-Preis-Skandal [Lothar Struck] http://begleitschreiben.twoday.net/stories/2090161/

Those who asked for the PDF of my book will have to wait until the end of the month. The first two parts in English, done toward the late 90s, can be found at the site memorializing the controversy:

http://www.handkeyugo.scriptmania.com

One matter I became aware of, during these perusals, is that with regard to the subjects of Handke, Jelinek and Yugoslavia the degree of political difference between the NYRB - on one end of a certain American spectrum and the Weekly Standard on the other - is as the difference between preferring McCain or General Wesley Clark or G.W. Bush for President: the amusing William Kristol, cousin of Billy?, and Bob Silvers can share drinks and laughs in the Hamptons over that difference, there will be no fisticuffs.

It also occurred to me to wonder - absent democracy as it is practiced in the State of Florida and Justice [!] Scalia - how Al Gore would have responded to 9/11, whether his presidency might have tried to juice itself up by the American impulse to hit someone, preferably far weaker, and what if Al Gore had continued to gain weight as he has without being President but had succumbed to the stress of the task, and we now had as head of state Mr. Liebermann of Connecticut??? Which clown do you prefer??? I think it must be one of the heights of Orwellianism that the person who became President by means of what in short hand is known as "Florida Democracy", then grabbed "democratization" out of his grab bag of excuses to the conquest of Iraq; after all the others had proved to be lies.

The amusing Norman Podhoretz sees the situation as a war for the survival of "Western Civilization" - ah yes, the wonders of Modernism which the Islamic world was too backward to accept subsequent of the British and French betrayal in 1919, and everything that followed. Now some want to be modern at least with respect to armaments... the amazing self-justifying drivel of certain intellectuals. - It all looks like the same ancient horror to me. It's just that one side has the better arms, and doesn't want the opposition to have them.

3] The odd belated admission by Gunter Grass that he had been drafted into the Waffen SS made me think about the degree to which Grass' righteousness, in so many matters, might have been fueled by a sense of shame, for I think Peter Gay

http://www.nytimes.com/2006/08/20/opinion/20gay.html

is right in thinking that it must have been shame that motivated him withhold an otherwise utterly insignificant occurrence; meanwhile Grass claims as much himself in a letter to the Mayor of Danzig/Gdansk where Leck Walesa was calling for the revocation of Grass' honorary citizenship. So it has been shame that has been eating away at him, that has fueled his creativity... and his embarrassment...

Wolfgang Sofsky in Die Welt

http://www.welt.de/data/2006/08/21/1005612.html

has a more complicated take on the matter, and doesn't think it's shame, but that Grass expected to find approval. The Sofsky piece is in German, but it is so good that I expect that the German Sightandsound translation service of the best in their fuellitons

http://www.signandsight.com/

will bring an English version shortly. Ina Hartweg, in the Frankfurter Rundschau

http://www.fr-aktuell.de/in_und_ausland/kultur_und_medien/feuilleton/?em_cnt=952320&

has yet another very interesting take on the matter. One of her points is that reading Grass is a form of nostalgia: Germans can time travel to the Third Reich and not feel any guilt, you can visit East and West Prussia and forget that they are now Polish!

Not having received the book "Peeling the Onion" I am dependent on reviews, one of which, by Fritz Raddatz, in Die Zeit,

http://www.zeit.de/2006/34/ L-Grass?page=all

confirms my suspicion that Grass chagrin goes far deeper than the sensationalistic trigger, set off by the F.A.Z. against Grass's publisher Steid's wishes, might lead one to project, however righteously or not.
http://www.welt.de/data/2006/08/26/1010693.html?s=2

Grass having been drafted and serving a total of 45 days also proves that by that time the SS had become so unpopular that they had to take recourse to the draft for what was meant as Hitler's own volunteers, H. having good reason to be distrustful of the German Army. The question arises what made Grass inveigh against Kohl and Reagan when they tried to put a piece of the past to rest in Bitburg,

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bitburg

at whose Kolmershoehe Cemetary 49 Waffen SS soldiers are interred. Reagan defended himself by saying that "I think that there's nothing wrong with visiting that cemetery where those young men are victims of Nazism also, even though they were fighting in the German uniform, drafted into service to carry out the hateful wishes of the Nazis. They were victims, just as surely as the victims in the concentration camps ." One of the few times I agreed with "Old Softee" - there is something to be said for forgiveness of the ignorant and brainwashed. The same applies of course for all those American soldier boys and now soldier girls of imperial wars past and present.

Lots of material about the Grass controversy at the sites of the major German dailies. The Simon Wiesenthtal Center has announced that it launching an investigation of Grass for his 45 days draft service... the once usefully righteous might turn their attention to unfortunate transformations that victims undergo in the course of time.
Victims are not nice people!!

4] And last but not least, the tippy tipsy dirty tipperay tip of a tail that has has been dragging in the summer dust between its legs: Those of you who visit

http://www.aldaily.com/

a collector site for opinions in the arts and politics, etc. which is run by a certain Dennis "The Mutton" Dutton Menace out of a sheep farm down under in New Zealand, under the aegis of the Chronicle of Higher Education

http://chronicle.com/ -

may have noted, as have I over the years, that the information to which it provides access is severely skewed in the direction of what I call "Neoconnitis", a disease I regard as barely lesser than arthritis, premature senility, perendotitis, but very much akin to hoof and mouth. Be that histology as it may, Dennis "The Mutton" Dutton, on his own four rickety legs and unsteady hooves may, for all it matters to me, run his very own adjunct site, for all his sheep's delight, to the Hoover Institute for War, The American Enterprise Institute, The Weekly Standard and the Intelligent Design Institute. However, to do so under the aegis of the Chronicle of Higher Education is to misuse this, by no means Arts and Letter's first auspice - Arts and Letters motto is VERITAS ODIT MORAS [which means - for those with rusty Latin - "sheep fart first."] for propaganda purposes, modestly insidious, pretty obvious, i.e. only a Mutton would go about it like that.

Mr. Dutton, it appears, is that ressentiment drenched conservative academic who has found a home in a shed down under; which no doubt is why whenever he finds a piece that will criticize what he thinks of as the left academic conspiracy he will link to it. Anyone with a mind could find better critiques of the Academic left however monolithic. Are some articles critical of Cuba? Dennis will heap them together like a pile of alfalfa; and fail, ever, to run something by the Council of Hemispheric Affairs

http://www.coha.org

ditto for Freud, ditto for ditto. Not once has he linked to the finest continuous commentary cum links on the state of the nation and its, what? Polity??
http://www.tomdispatch.com/index.mhtml?mm=8&yr=2006

while supplying no end of drivel, the site is mainly drivel, say from the Daily Telegraph, etc, etc. [A Mutton that drivels - definitive case of hoof and mouth says the vet in me.] Are there some issues that a statist might disapprove of when Poodle and Handler are hard pressed? Mutton to the rescue! {"Jim Dandy, to the rescue?" whence that line, Coasters Fans?}

If you feel as I do that the "Mutton", as I think of him, is doing a disservice to the alleged educational, equanimious, ecumenical idea of this offshoot of an educational 513 {c} institution [tax exempt], I suggest you register your complaint with editor@chronicle.com . You will also find Mr. Dutton's e-mail address, and that of the managing editor, Tran Huu Dung at the bottom of the http://www.aldaily.com/ .

Links to what caught my fancy during the past several weeks can be found at:

http://summapolitico.blogspot.com


FIRST OF ALL HANDKE'S STATEMENT REGARDING HIS VISIT AT THE MILOSEVICS FUNERAL then the rest of the links that I found interesting in the past few weeks.

April 2006 / III
»Auf den Tod von Slobodan Milosevic habe ich, anders als die sogenannte Allgemeinheit, an deren Allgemeinheit ich nicht recht glaube, nicht »mit Genugtuung reagiert«, zumal das Tribunal den seit 5 Jahren in einem angeblichen »5-Sterne-Gefängnis« (»Libération«) Verwahrten erwiesenermaßen hat sterben lassen. Unterlassene Hilfeleistung: ist das nicht ein Verbrechen? Ich »gestehe«, etwas wie Kummer empfunden zu haben, der am Abend nach der Todesnachricht beim Gehen in den Seitenstraßen zu der Vorstellung führte, irgendwo für den Toten eine Kerze anzuzünden. Und dabei sollte es bleiben. Ich hatte nicht vor, zum Begräbnis, pogreb, sahrana, nach Pozarevac zu reisen. Ein paar Tage später erreichte mich die Einladung, nicht etwa von der Partei, sondern von der Familie (die übrigens an der Beerdigungsstunde dann, anders als verlautet, zum Großteil anwesend war). Freilich bewog mich weniger das zu der Reise. Mehr waren es die Reaktionen der durchweg feindlichen, nach dem Tod noch verstärkt feindlichen Westmedien, und darüber hinaus der Sprecher des Tribunals und auch des einen oder anderen »Historikers«. Es war deren aller Sprache, die mich auf den Weg brachte. Nein, Sl. M. war kein »Diktator«. Nein, SI. M. hat nicht »vier Kriege auf dem Balkan angezettelt«. Nein, Sl. M. hat nicht als »Schlächter von Belgrad« bezeichnet zu werden. Nein, Sl. M. war kein »Apparatschik«, kein »Opportunist«. Nein, Sl. M. war nicht »zweifellos« schuldig. Nein, Sl. M. war kein »Autist« (Wann übrigens werden die schmerzhaftest kranken Autisten sich wehren, daß ihr Kranksein als Schmähwort gebraucht wird?). Nein, Sl. M. hat mit seinem Sterben in der Zelle von Scheveningen »uns« (dem Tribunal) keinen »bösen Streich gespielt« (Carla del P.). Nein, Sl. M. hat »uns« mit seinem Tod nicht »den Teppich unter den Füßen weggezogen, uns das Licht ausgeschaltet« (dieselbe). Nein, Sl. M. hat sich nicht vor dem Schuldspruch, ohne Zweifel LEBENSLÄNGLICH, weggestohlen«. Sl. M. wird »dafür aber dem Urteil der Historiker nicht entkommen« (ein »Historiker«): abermals nicht bloß unwahre, sondern schamlose Sprache. Solche Sprache war es, die mich veranlasste zu meiner Mini-Rede in Pozarevac - in erster und letzter Linie solche Sprache. Es hat mich gedrängt, eine, nein, die andere Sprache vernehmen zu lassen, nicht etwa aus Loyalität zu Slobodan Milosevic, sondern aus Loyalität eben zu jener anderen, der nicht journalistischen, der nicht herrschenden Sprache. Beim Anhören des einen oder anderen der Vorredner in Pozarevac dann allerdings der Impuls: nein, nicht sprechen nach dem schneidigen General da, dem nach Rache schreienden Parteipolitiker da, die beide die Menge anheizen wollten, welche sich freilich, bis auf ein paar vereinzelte Mitschreier, keinmal zu einer Haß- oder Zornantwort kollektiv hinreißen ließ: denn es war eine Menge aus Trauernden, still und tief Bekümmerten, so mein nachhaltigster Eindruck. Und für diese Bekümmerten, gegen die markigen, starken Sprüche, mach¬te ich dann doch den Mund auf wie bekannt -- als ein Teil der Kummergemeinde. Reaktion darauf: P. H., der »Claqueur« (FAZ) -- gibt es eine verwahrlostere Sprache als diese? Ein »Claqueur«, was ist das: Einer, der für Geld Beifall klatscht. Und wo ist der Beifall? (Nie habe ich auch geäußert, wieder laut FAZ, »glücklich« zu sein nahe dem Toten.) Und wo ist das Geld? (Flug und Hotel selbst bezahlt.) Mein Hauptbedürfnis jedenfalls für die Grabreise: Zeuge sein. Zeuge weder im Sinn der Anklage noch im Sinn der Verteidigung. Heißt denn inzwischen, Zeuge nicht im Sinn der Anklage sein zu wollen, für den Angeklagten zu sein? »Zweifellos«, gemäß einem der Hauptschlagworte der herrschenden Sprache?« (Quelle:
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http://english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/D1A7CA75-7E85-4B98-8EB5-BBE983872275.htm

http://www.commondreams.org/headlines06/0824-03.htm
From Hype To Hysteria: Fox News Selling Preemptive War Against Iran
http://thinkprogress.org/2006/08/30/fox-selling-iran-war/
\n\nBetter Saddam Than Dead\n by David Corn, TomPaine.comWould it be irrational for many Iraqis to prefer the Iraq of 2002 to the Iraq of today? \nhttp://www.tompaine.com/articles/2006/08/16/better_saddam_than_dead.php\n \n \n\nhttp://www.villagevoice.com/news/0634,hentoff,74221,6.html\n \n\nhttp://www.opinionjournal.com/federation/feature/?id\u003d110008830",1]
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Better Saddam Than Dead by David Corn, TomPaine.comWould it be irrational for many Iraqis to prefer the Iraq of 2002 to the Iraq of today? http://www.tompaine.com/articles/2006/08/16/better_saddam_than_dead.php

http://www.villagevoice.com/news/0634,hentoff,74221,6.html

http://www.opinionjournal.com/federation/feature/?id=110008830
\n \nUS spy agencies pressed for "intelligence" to justify war against Iran \nhttp://www.wsws.org/articles/2006/aug2006/iran-a28.shtml \n \nInquiry Opened Into Israeli Illegal Use of U.S. Cluster Bombs\nhttp://www.commondreams.org/headlines06/0825-05.htm \n \nBritish Arms Merchant With Passport to the Pentagon\nhttp://www.commondreams.org/headlines06/0816-03.htm \n \nCluster Bombs\nhttp://www.hrw.org/reports",1]
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US spy agencies pressed for "intelligence" to justify war against Iran
http://www.wsws.org/articles/2006/aug2006/iran-a28.shtml

Inquiry Opened Into Israeli Illegal Use of U.S. Cluster Bombshttp://www.commondreams.org/headlines06/0825-05.htm

British Arms Merchant With Passport to the Pentagonhttp://www.commondreams.org/headlines06/0816-03.htm

Cluster Bombs
http://www.hrw.org/reports
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http://www.nogw.com/download/2006_bristol_co_sells_bombs_to_il.pdf#search=%22cluster%20bomb%20manufacturer%22

Unexploded Cluster Bombs Prompt Fear and Fury in Returning Refugeeshttp://www.commondreams.org/headlines06/0821-02.htm

http://www.opinionjournal.com/editorial/feature.html?id=110008834

http://www.inthesetimes.com/site/main/article/2790/


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\n \nChances dim for peace in Baghdad\nBy Nancy A. Youssef\nMcClatchy Newspapers\nBAGHDAD, Iraq - The Baghdad security plan, which some cast as the last chance to avert a civil war, will be thwarted by Iraq\'s prime minister because he is unwilling to tackle the country\'s biggest security threat, many residents and politicians fear. \n\nThe plan calls for U.S. forces to sweep neighborhoods and help restore services, eventually leaving the capital under Iraqi military and police control. If that happens, \nU.S. troops could begin to withdraw. If it doesn\'t, the country\'s sectarian conflict could spiral out of control and escalate into a regional war between Iraq\'s Shiite and Sunni Muslim neighbors. \nThe offensive hasn\'t produced any major improvements in the capital since it began on June 14, and many Iraqis fear the plan is doomed by Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki\'s willingness to attack Sunni insurgents but not the Shiite militias that support his Dawa political party. \n\n"The government has to make a clear decision about dismantling militias," said Saad al-Janabi, a member of the secular Iraqi slate. "Reconciliation will not happen unless the Iraqi army is in charge." \n\n",1]
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Chances dim for peace in Baghdad
By Nancy A. Youssef
McClatchy Newspapers
BAGHDAD, Iraq - The Baghdad security plan, which some cast as the last chance to avert a civil war, will be thwarted by Iraq's prime minister because he is unwilling to tackle the country's biggest security threat, many residents and politicians fear.
The plan calls for U.S. forces to sweep neighborhoods and help restore services, eventually leaving the capital under Iraqi military and police control. If that happens, U.S. troops could begin to withdraw. If it doesn't, the country's sectarian conflict could spiral out of control and escalate into a regional war between Iraq's Shiite and Sunni Muslim neighbors.
The offensive hasn't produced any major improvements in the capital since it began on June 14, and many Iraqis fear the plan is doomed by Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki's willingness to attack Sunni insurgents but not the Shiite militias that support his Dawa political party.
"The government has to make a clear decision about dismantling militias," said Saad al-Janabi, a member of the secular Iraqi slate. "Reconciliation will not happen unless the Iraqi army is in charge."
\n\nhttp://www.newyorker.com/fact/content/articles/060821fa_fact \nWATCHING LEBANON \nWashington\'s interests in Israel\'s war. \nby SEYMOUR M. HERSH\n \nWar Crimes Act Changes Would Reduce Threat Of Prosecution\n\nhttp://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/08/08/AR2006080801276.html \n\nhttp://www.boomantribune.com/?op\u003ddisplaystory;sid\u003d2006/8/5/122335/1324 \n"cleansing" south Lebanon\n",1]
);
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http://www.newyorker.com/fact/content/articles/060821fa_fact
WATCHING LEBANON
Washington's interests in Israel's war.
by SEYMOUR M. HERSH

War Crimes Act Changes Would Reduce Threat Of Prosecution
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/08/08/AR2006080801276.html
http://www.boomantribune.com/?op=displaystory;sid=2006/8/5/122335/1324
"cleansing" south Lebanon

/2006/aug2006/leba-a09.shtml
Crisis atmosphere builds in Israel \nhttp://www.wsws.org/articles/2006/aug2006/isra-a09.shtml \n \nVoters Ready to Dump Incumbents in Congress: Poll\nhttp://www.commondreams.org/headlines06/0808-05.htm \nJellyfish Plague Blamed on Climate Change\nhttp://www.commondreams.org/headlines06/0808-02.htm \nGeorge Monbiot Israel Responded to an Unprovoked Attack by Hizbullah, Right? Wrong\nhttp://www.commondreams.org/views06/0808-23.htm\nTomgram: Dahr Jamail, The Damage in Lebanon -- and Beyond\n",1]
);
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http://www.wsws.org/articles/2006/aug2006/leba-a09.shtml Crisis atmosphere builds in Israel http://www.wsws.org/articles/2006/aug2006/isra-a09.shtml

Voters Ready to Dump Incumbents in Congress: Pollhttp://www.commondreams.org/headlines06/0808-05.htm
Jellyfish Plague Blamed on Climate Changehttp://www.commondreams.org/headlines06/0808-02.htm
George Monbiot Israel Responded to an Unprovoked Attack by Hizbullah, Right? Wronghttp://www.commondreams.org/views06/0808-23.htm
Tomgram: Dahr Jamail, The Damage in Lebanon -- and Beyond
\ndead dreams of air power solutions to ground-based problems. But that stops no one. \n\nSalvaging Washington\'s Cuban Train Wreck \n \n \nSee Intelligence Community Directives: \nhttp://www.fas.org/irp/dni/icd/index.html \nand Intelligence Community Policy Memorandums: \nhttp://www.fas.org/irp/dni/icpm/index.html \n",1]
);
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The idea that you can solve social and political problems militarily from the air is, on the face of it, ludicrous. The historical record is filled with the
dead dreams of air power solutions to ground-based problems. But that stops no one.
Salvaging Washington's Cuban Train Wreck


See Intelligence Community Directives:
http://www.fas.org/irp/dni/icd/index.html and Intelligence Community Policy Memorandums: http://www.fas.org/irp/dni/icpm/index.html
\nJohn le Carree on Lebanon\n\nhttp://www.opendemocracy.net/conflict-middle_east_politics/lebanon_lecarre_3856.jsp \n\nAfter Fidel: Cuban conversations - Fred Halliday \n \n\nhttp://www.opendemocracy.net/globalization/castro_3855.jsp\n \n\nBuzzFlash is Not Making This Up. From U.S. News and World Report: "He loves to cuss, gets a jolly when a mountain biker wipes out trying to keep up with him, and now we\'re learning that the first frat boy loves flatulence jokes. A top insider let that slip when explaining why President Bush is paranoid around women, always worried about his behavior. But he\'s still a funny, earthy guy who, for example, can\'t get enough of fart jokes." \n",1]
);
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John le Carree on Lebanon
http://www.opendemocracy.net/conflict-middle_east_politics/lebanon_lecarre_3856.jsp
After Fidel: Cuban conversations - Fred Halliday

http://www.opendemocracy.net/globalization/castro_3855.jsp

BuzzFlash is Not Making This Up. From U.S. News and World Report: "He loves to cuss, gets a jolly when a mountain biker wipes out trying to keep up with him, and now we're learning that the first frat boy loves flatulence jokes. A top insider let that slip when explaining why President Bush is paranoid around women, always worried about his behavior. But he's still a funny, earthy guy who, for example, can't get enough of fart jokes."
\n \n\nhttp://www.usnews.com/usnews/politics/whispers/articles/060820/28whisplead.htm \n \n\nThe Rebirth of Populism in Latin America Poses A Powerful Challenge to the Neoliberal Order\n \n \n\nhttp://www.coha.org/2006/08/22/coha-report-the-rebirth-of-populism-in-latin-america-poses-a/ \n \nA damning admission: New York Times concealed NSA spying until after 2004 election \n",1]
);
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http://www.usnews.com/usnews/politics/whispers/articles/060820/28whisplead.htm

The Rebirth of Populism in Latin America Poses A Powerful Challenge to the Neoliberal Order

http://www.coha.org/2006/08/22/coha-report-the-rebirth-of-populism-in-latin-america-poses-a/

A damning admission: New York Times concealed NSA spying until after 2004 election

/2006/aug2006/nyti-a22.shtml
\n \n\nLured by huge lobbyist checks, Congress is poised to sell out the Internet\n \n \nhttp://www.thenation.com/doc/20060828/internet_bill\n\n \nLearning from Its Mistakes\nCharles Glass on Hizbullah\nLike Israel\'s previous enemies, Hizbullah relies on the weapons of the weak: car bombs, ambushes, occasional flurries of small rockets and suicide bombers. The difference is that it uses them intelligently, in conjunction with an uncompromising political programme. Hizbullah\'s achievement, perhaps ironically for a religious party headed by men in turbans, is that it belongs to the modern age. It videotaped its ambushes of Israeli convoys for broadcast the same evening. It captured Israeli soldiers and made Israel give up hundreds of prisoners to get them back. It used stage-set cardboard boulders that blew up when Israeli patrols passed. It flew drones over Israel to take reconnaissance photographs – just as the Israelis did in Lebanon. It had a website that was short on traditional Arab bombast and long on facts. If Israelis had faced an enemy like Hizbullah in 1948,! the outcome of its War of Independence might have been different. \n",1]
);
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http://www.wsws.org/articles/2006/aug2006/nyti-a22.shtml

Lured by huge lobbyist checks, Congress is poised to sell out the Internet

http://www.thenation.com/doc/20060828/internet_bill

Learning from Its Mistakes
Charles Glass on Hizbullah
Like Israel's previous enemies, Hizbullah relies on the weapons of the weak: car bombs, ambushes, occasional flurries of small rockets and suicide bombers. The difference is that it uses them intelligently, in conjunction with an uncompromising political programme. Hizbullah's achievement, perhaps ironically for a religious party headed by men in turbans, is that it belongs to the modern age. It videotaped its ambushes of Israeli convoys for broadcast the same evening. It captured Israeli soldiers and made Israel give up hundreds of prisoners to get them back. It used stage-set cardboard boulders that blew up when Israeli patrols passed. It flew drones over Israel to take reconnaissance photographs – just as the Israelis did in Lebanon. It had a website that was short on traditional Arab bombast and long on facts. If Israelis had faced an enemy like Hizbullah in 1948,! the outcome of its War of Independence might have been different.
Read more at: \nhttp://www.lrb.co.uk/v28/n16/glas01_.html \nList of CIA Inspector General Investigations exclusive: Allegations concerning lying to Congress, trafficking drugs, dumping hazardous material into the Potomac, concealing terrorism-related information, unauthorized interrogation techniques, child porn, fraud, etc. \n\nhttp://www.thememoryhole.org \n \n*** FBI File: Edward Said exclusive: File on professor, critic, and pro-Palestinian activist who pioneered post-colonial theory \n\nhttp://www.thememoryhole.org \n \nFor PINR\'s recent coverage of the Lebanon-Israel conflict, please see: \n"Intelligence Brief: Israel\'s Strategic Security"",1]
);
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Read more at:
http://www.lrb.co.uk/v28/n16/glas01_.html
List of CIA Inspector General Investigations exclusive: Allegations concerning lying to Congress, trafficking drugs, dumping hazardous material into the Potomac, concealing terrorism-related information, unauthorized interrogation techniques, child porn, fraud, etc.
http://www.thememoryhole.org

*** FBI File: Edward Said exclusive: File on professor, critic, and pro-Palestinian activist who pioneered post-colonial theory
http://www.thememoryhole.org

For PINR's recent coverage of the Lebanon-Israel conflict, please see:
"Intelligence Brief: Israel's Strategic Security"
\nhttp://www.pinr.com/report.php?ac\u003dview_report&report_id\u003d529 \n"The Role of Iran and Syria in the Israel-Lebanon Crisis"\nhttp://www.pinr.com/report.php?ac\u003dview_report&report_id\u003d528\n \n\nhttp://english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/D1A7CA75-7E85-4B98-8EB5-BBE983872275.htm \n \n\nhttp://www.commondreams.org/headlines06/0824-03.htm \nFrom Hype To Hysteria: Fox News Selling Preemptive War Against Iran\n",1]
);
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http://www.pinr.com/report.php?ac=view_report&report_id=529
"The Role of Iran and Syria in the Israel-Lebanon Crisis"http://www.pinr.com/report.php?ac=view_report&report_id=528

http://english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/D1A7CA75-7E85-4B98-8EB5-BBE983872275.htm

http://www.commondreams.org/headlines06/0824-03.htm
From Hype To Hysteria: Fox News Selling Preemptive War Against Iran

/08/30/fox-selling-iran-war/
\n \n \n\nBetter Saddam Than Dead\n by David Corn, TomPaine.comWould it be irrational for many Iraqis to prefer the Iraq of 2002 to the Iraq of today? \nhttp://www.tompaine.com/articles/2006/08/16/better_saddam_than_dead.php\n \n \n\nhttp://www.villagevoice.com/news/0634,hentoff,74221,6.html\n \n",1]
);
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http://thinkprogress.org/2006/08/30/fox-selling-iran-war/


Better Saddam Than Dead by David Corn, TomPaine.comWould it be irrational for many Iraqis to prefer the Iraq of 2002 to the Iraq of today? http://www.tompaine.com/articles/2006/08/16/better_saddam_than_dead.php

http://www.villagevoice.com/news/0634,hentoff,74221,6.html


\nhttp://www.opinionjournal.com/federation/feature/?id\u003d110008830
\n \nUS spy agencies pressed for "intelligence" to justify war against Iran \nhttp://www.wsws.org/articles/2006/aug2006/iran-a28.shtml \n \nInquiry Opened Into Israeli Illegal Use of U.S. Cluster Bombs\nhttp://www.commondreams.org/headlines06/0825-05.htm \n \nBritish Arms Merchant With Passport to the Pentagon\nhttp://www.commondreams.org/headlines06/0816-03.htm \n \nCluster Bombs\n",1]
);
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http://www.opinionjournal.com/federation/feature/?id=110008830


US spy agencies pressed for "intelligence" to justify war against Iran
http://www.wsws.org/articles/2006/aug2006/iran-a28.shtml

Inquiry Opened Into Israeli Illegal Use of U.S. Cluster Bombshttp://www.commondreams.org/headlines06/0825-05.htm

British Arms Merchant With Passport to the Pentagonhttp://www.commondreams.org/headlines06/0816-03.htm

Cluster Bombs

/1999/nato2/nato995-01.htm\n
\n\nhttp://www.nogw.com/download/2006_bristol_co_sells_bombs_to_il.pdf#search\u003d%22cluster%20bomb%20manufacturer%22 \n \nUnexploded Cluster Bombs Prompt Fear and Fury in Returning Refugees\nhttp://www.commondreams.org/headlines06/0821-02.htm \n \n\nhttp://www.opinionjournal.com/editorial/feature.html?id\u003d110008834 \n \n\nhttp://www.inthesetimes.com/site/main/article/2790/ \n \n",1]
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http://www.hrw.org/reports/1999/nato2/nato995-01.htm

http://www.nogw.com/download/2006_bristol_co_sells_bombs_to_il.pdf#search=%22cluster%20bomb%20manufacturer%22

Unexploded Cluster Bombs Prompt Fear and Fury in Returning Refugeeshttp://www.commondreams.org/headlines06/0821-02.htm

http://www.opinionjournal.com/editorial/feature.html?id=110008834

http://www.inthesetimes.com/site/main/article/2790/


/krwashington/15266698.htm\n
\n \nChances dim for peace in Baghdad\nBy Nancy A. Youssef\nMcClatchy Newspapers\nBAGHDAD, Iraq - The Baghdad security plan, which some cast as the last chance to avert a civil war, will be thwarted by Iraq\'s prime minister because he is unwilling to tackle the country\'s biggest security threat, many residents and politicians fear. \n\nThe plan calls for U.S. forces to sweep neighborhoods and help restore services, eventually leaving the capital under Iraqi military and police control. If that happens, \nU.S. troops could begin to withdraw. If it doesn\'t, the country\'s sectarian conflict could spiral out of control and escalate into a regional war between Iraq\'s Shiite and Sunni Muslim neighbors. \nThe offensive hasn\'t produced any major improvements in the capital since it began on June 14, and many Iraqis fear the plan is doomed by Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki\'s willingness to attack Sunni insurgents but not the Shiite militias that support his Dawa political party. \n\n"The government has to make a clear decision about dismantling militias," said Saad al-Janabi, a member of the secular Iraqi slate. "Reconciliation will not happen unless the Iraqi army is in charge." \n\n",1]
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http://www.realcities.com/mld/krwashington/15266698.htm

Chances dim for peace in Baghdad
By Nancy A. Youssef
McClatchy Newspapers
BAGHDAD, Iraq - The Baghdad security plan, which some cast as the last chance to avert a civil war, will be thwarted by Iraq's prime minister because he is unwilling to tackle the country's biggest security threat, many residents and politicians fear.
The plan calls for U.S. forces to sweep neighborhoods and help restore services, eventually leaving the capital under Iraqi military and police control. If that happens, U.S. troops could begin to withdraw. If it doesn't, the country's sectarian conflict could spiral out of control and escalate into a regional war between Iraq's Shiite and Sunni Muslim neighbors.
The offensive hasn't produced any major improvements in the capital since it began on June 14, and many Iraqis fear the plan is doomed by Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki's willingness to attack Sunni insurgents but not the Shiite militias that support his Dawa political party.
"The government has to make a clear decision about dismantling militias," said Saad al-Janabi, a member of the secular Iraqi slate. "Reconciliation will not happen unless the Iraqi army is in charge."
\n\nhttp://www.newyorker.com/fact/content/articles/060821fa_fact \nWATCHING LEBANON \nWashington\'s interests in Israel\'s war. \nby SEYMOUR M. HERSH\n \nWar Crimes Act Changes Would Reduce Threat Of Prosecution\n\nhttp://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/08/08/AR2006080801276.html \n\nhttp://www.boomantribune.com/?op\u003ddisplaystory;sid\u003d2006/8/5/122335/1324 \n"cleansing" south Lebanon\n",1]
);
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http://www.newyorker.com/fact/content/articles/060821fa_fact
WATCHING LEBANON
Washington's interests in Israel's war.
by SEYMOUR M. HERSH

War Crimes Act Changes Would Reduce Threat Of Prosecution
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/08/08/AR2006080801276.html
http://www.boomantribune.com/?op=displaystory;sid=2006/8/5/122335/1324
"cleansing" south Lebanon

/2006/aug2006/leba-a09.shtml
Crisis atmosphere builds in Israel \nhttp://www.wsws.org/articles/2006/aug2006/isra-a09.shtml \n \nVoters Ready to Dump Incumbents in Congress: Poll\nhttp://www.commondreams.org/headlines06/0808-05.htm \nJellyfish Plague Blamed on Climate Change\nhttp://www.commondreams.org/headlines06/0808-02.htm \nGeorge Monbiot Israel Responded to an Unprovoked Attack by Hizbullah, Right? Wrong\nhttp://www.commondreams.org/views06/0808-23.htm\nTomgram: Dahr Jamail, The Damage in Lebanon -- and Beyond\n",1]
);
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http://www.wsws.org/articles/2006/aug2006/leba-a09.shtml Crisis atmosphere builds in Israel http://www.wsws.org/articles/2006/aug2006/isra-a09.shtml

Voters Ready to Dump Incumbents in Congress: Pollhttp://www.commondreams.org/headlines06/0808-05.htm
Jellyfish Plague Blamed on Climate Changehttp://www.commondreams.org/headlines06/0808-02.htm
George Monbiot Israel Responded to an Unprovoked Attack by Hizbullah, Right? Wronghttp://www.commondreams.org/views06/0808-23.htm
Tomgram: Dahr Jamail, The Damage in Lebanon -- and Beyond
\ndead dreams of air power solutions to ground-based problems. But that stops no one. \n\nSalvaging Washington\'s Cuban Train Wreck \n \nSee Intelligence Community Directives: \nhttp://www.fas.org/irp/dni/icd/index.html \nand Intelligence Community Policy Memorandums: \nhttp://www.fas.org/irp/dni/icpm/index.html \n \n",1]
);
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The idea that you can solve social and political problems militarily from the air is, on the face of it, ludicrous. The historical record is filled with the
dead dreams of air power solutions to ground-based problems. But that stops no one.
Salvaging Washington's Cuban Train Wreck

See Intelligence Community Directives:
http://www.fas.org/irp/dni/icd/index.html and Intelligence Community Policy Memorandums: http://www.fas.org/irp/dni/icpm/index.html

\n\nhttp://www.opendemocracy.net/conflict-middle_east_politics/lebanon_lecarre_3856.jsp \n\nAfter Fidel: Cuban conversations - Fred Halliday \n \n\nhttp://www.opendemocracy.net/globalization/castro_3855.jsp\n \n\nBuzzFlash is Not Making This Up. From U.S. News and World Report: "He loves to cuss, gets a jolly when a mountain biker wipes out trying to keep up with him, and now we\'re learning that the first frat boy loves flatulence jokes. A top insider let that slip when explaining why President Bush is paranoid around women, always worried about his behavior. But he\'s still a funny, earthy guy who, for example, can\'t get enough of fart jokes." \n",1]
);
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John le Carree on Lebanon
http://www.opendemocracy.net/conflict-middle_east_politics/lebanon_lecarre_3856.jsp
After Fidel: Cuban conversations - Fred Halliday

http://www.opendemocracy.net/globalization/castro_3855.jsp

BuzzFlash is Not Making This Up. From U.S. News and World Report: "He loves to cuss, gets a jolly when a mountain biker wipes out trying to keep up with him, and now we're learning that the first frat boy loves flatulence jokes. A top insider let that slip when explaining why President Bush is paranoid around women, always worried about his behavior. But he's still a funny, earthy guy who, for example, can't get enough of fart jokes."
\n \n\nhttp://www.usnews.com/usnews/politics/whispers/articles/060820/28whisplead.htm \n \n\nThe Rebirth of Populism in Latin America Poses A Powerful Challenge to the Neoliberal Order\n \n \n\nhttp://www.coha.org/2006/08/22/coha-report-the-rebirth-of-populism-in-latin-america-poses-a/ \n \nA damning admission: New York Times concealed NSA spying until after 2004 election \n",1]
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http://www.usnews.com/usnews/politics/whispers/articles/060820/28whisplead.htm

The Rebirth of Populism in Latin America Poses A Powerful Challenge to the Neoliberal Order

http://www.coha.org/2006/08/22/coha-report-the-rebirth-of-populism-in-latin-america-poses-a/

A damning admission: New York Times concealed NSA spying until after 2004 election

/2006/aug2006/nyti-a22.shtml
\n \n\nLured by huge lobbyist checks, Congress is poised to sell out the Internet\n \n \nhttp://www.thenation.com/doc/20060828/internet_bill\n\n \nLearning from Its Mistakes\nCharles Glass on Hizbullah\nLike Israel\'s previous enemies, Hizbullah relies on the weapons of the weak: car bombs, ambushes, occasional flurries of small rockets and suicide bombers. The difference is that it uses them intelligently, in conjunction with an uncompromising political programme. Hizbullah\'s achievement, perhaps ironically for a religious party headed by men in turbans, is that it belongs to the modern age. It videotaped its ambushes of Israeli convoys for broadcast the same evening. It captured Israeli soldiers and made Israel give up hundreds of prisoners to get them back. It used stage-set cardboard boulders that blew up when Israeli patrols passed. It flew drones over Israel to take reconnaissance photographs – just as the Israelis did in Lebanon. It had a website that was short on traditional Arab bombast and long on facts. If Israelis had faced an enemy like Hizbullah in 1948,! the outcome of its War of Independence might have been different. \n",1]
);
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http://www.wsws.org/articles/2006/aug2006/nyti-a22.shtml

Lured by huge lobbyist checks, Congress is poised to sell out the Internet

http://www.thenation.com/doc/20060828/internet_bill

Learning from Its Mistakes
Charles Glass on Hizbullah
Like Israel's previous enemies, Hizbullah relies on the weapons of the weak: car bombs, ambushes, occasional flurries of small rockets and suicide bombers. The difference is that it uses them intelligently, in conjunction with an uncompromising political programme. Hizbullah's achievement, perhaps ironically for a religious party headed by men in turbans, is that it belongs to the modern age. It videotaped its ambushes of Israeli convoys for broadcast the same evening. It captured Israeli soldiers and made Israel give up hundreds of prisoners to get them back. It used stage-set cardboard boulders that blew up when Israeli patrols passed. It flew drones over Israel to take reconnaissance photographs – just as the Israelis did in Lebanon. It had a website that was short on traditional Arab bombast and long on facts. If Israelis had faced an enemy like Hizbullah in 1948,! the outcome of its War of Independence might have been different.
Read more at: \nhttp://www.lrb.co.uk/v28/n16/glas01_.html \nList of CIA Inspector General Investigations exclusive: Allegations concerning lying to Congress, trafficking drugs, dumping hazardous material into the Potomac, concealing terrorism-related information, unauthorized interrogation techniques, child porn, fraud, etc. \n\nhttp://www.thememoryhole.org \n \n*** FBI File: Edward Said exclusive: File on professor, critic, and pro-Palestinian activist who pioneered post-colonial theory \n\nhttp://www.thememoryhole.org \n \nFor PINR\'s recent coverage of the Lebanon-Israel conflict, please see: \n"Intelligence Brief: Israel\'s Strategic Security"",1]
);
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Read more at:
http://www.lrb.co.uk/v28/n16/glas01_.html
List of CIA Inspector General Investigations exclusive: Allegations concerning lying to Congress, trafficking drugs, dumping hazardous material into the Potomac, concealing terrorism-related information, unauthorized interrogation techniques, child porn, fraud, etc.
http://www.thememoryhole.org

*** FBI File: Edward Said exclusive: File on professor, critic, and pro-Palestinian activist who pioneered post-colonial theory
http://www.thememoryhole.org

For PINR's recent coverage of the Lebanon-Israel conflict, please see:
"Intelligence Brief: Israel's Strategic Security"
\nhttp://www.pinr.com/report.php?ac\u003dview_report&report_id\u003d529 \n"The Role of Iran and Syria in the Israel-Lebanon Crisis"\nhttp://www.pinr.com/report.php?ac\u003dview_report&report_id\u003d528\n \n\n",0]
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http://www.pinr.com/report.php?ac=view_report&report_id=529
"The Role of Iran and Syria in the Israel-Lebanon Crisis"http://www.pinr.com/report.php?ac=view_report&report_id=528

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