Discussion:
Ay, qué verguenza me da!
(demasiado antiguo para responder)
Juan Felipe
2005-07-07 23:23:20 UTC
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Ay, qué verguenza el haber llevado tanto tiempo aquel collar con la esfigie
del '
Che ! Yo no sabía quién era! Para mí era como un santo o un Cristo!

Ahora ella sabe que esa imagen que tanto elogió era la de un delincuen te
asesino, que era un sádico, ordenó en solo unos meses en la Cabaña el
fusilamiento de más de 1500 personas y él mismo daba tiros de gracia y
con su propia pistola mató a un niño de 14 años con un disparo en la
nuca que casi le cercena la cabeza completa, frente a docenas de testi-
gos.
Pero es que esa imagen que los jóvenes veneran se parece mucho a otra
que tienen las cajitas de papel para envolver marihuana, muy de moda
en los setentas cual si fuera un símbolo de paz.

Poco a poco la gente va aprendiendo que son unos necios al usar
prendas en las que adoran a seres que no son un modelo para nadie,
por el contrario son monstruos del terror y el crimen!
El Monsiour
2005-07-07 04:54:12 UTC
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No sea tan loca feliPITO, no nos cuente sus fantasías, mucho menos sus
"desviaciones"; no es que no le queramos escuchar... ¡ES QUE NO NOS
IMPORTA!

El CHE vive en el corazón de nuestra gente, a causa del profundo
agradecimiento por su loable labor en pro del pueblo humilde, pobre y
abusado históricamente!

Gentuza -como usted- deberían enjaguarse la boca con criolina antes de
hablar de él.

Salú,
El Monsiour.
Crusader
2005-07-07 05:14:21 UTC
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El che vive en el corazon de los miserables,envidosos,imbeciles,asesinos en
potencia etc.Mientras el IQ disminuya y la mala sangre aumente muchos mas
infelices adoraran a la crapula comunista,ya sea che o pol pot,stalin o
cualquiera nueva porqueria que comienze con sus harangas y mentiras
populistas para comerle el cerebrito a esos infelices.


"El Monsiour" <***@yahoo.com> wrote in message news:***@g49g2000cwa.googlegroups.com...
No sea tan loca feliPITO, no nos cuente sus fantasías, mucho menos sus
"desviaciones"; no es que no le queramos escuchar... ¡ES QUE NO NOS
IMPORTA!

El CHE vive en el corazón de nuestra gente, a causa del profundo
agradecimiento por su loable labor en pro del pueblo humilde, pobre y
abusado históricamente!

Gentuza -como usted- deberían enjaguarse la boca con criolina antes de
hablar de él.

Salú,
El Monsiour.
Nonualco
2005-07-08 22:58:46 UTC
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Veia un programa por TV y en una universidad cubana lo tienen como simbolo
de lucha, de dedicacion y empeño......los estudiantes aparecen componiendole
canciones al Che.....le llaman Comandante Che Guevara.

Su firma aparece en el papel moneda cubano.....no se si aun esta en
circulacion esa moneda. Adonde quiera que vaya veo mas y mas camisetas con
la cara de El Che.

Yo creo que El "Che" vive!......y usted que cree?

Saludos

Nonualco
Post by Crusader
El che vive en el corazon de los miserables,envidosos,imbeciles,asesinos en
potencia etc.Mientras el IQ disminuya y la mala sangre aumente muchos mas
infelices adoraran a la crapula comunista,ya sea che o pol pot,stalin o
cualquiera nueva porqueria que comienze con sus harangas y mentiras
populistas para comerle el cerebrito a esos infelices.
No sea tan loca feliPITO, no nos cuente sus fantasías, mucho menos sus
"desviaciones"; no es que no le queramos escuchar... ¡ES QUE NO NOS
IMPORTA!
El CHE vive en el corazón de nuestra gente, a causa del profundo
agradecimiento por su loable labor en pro del pueblo humilde, pobre y
abusado históricamente!
Gentuza -como usted- deberían enjaguarse la boca con criolina antes de
hablar de él.
Salú,
El Monsiour.
Crusader
2005-07-09 03:01:51 UTC
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La estupides de las "masas",como dijo uno de los mas asesinos comunistas de
la histori moderna no tiene fondo.
Post by Nonualco
Veia un programa por TV y en una universidad cubana lo tienen como simbolo
de lucha, de dedicacion y empeño......los estudiantes aparecen componiendole
canciones al Che.....le llaman Comandante Che Guevara.
Su firma aparece en el papel moneda cubano.....no se si aun esta en
circulacion esa moneda. Adonde quiera que vaya veo mas y mas camisetas con
la cara de El Che.
Yo creo que El "Che" vive!......y usted que cree?
Saludos
Nonualco
Post by Crusader
El che vive en el corazon de los miserables,envidosos,imbeciles,asesinos en
potencia etc.Mientras el IQ disminuya y la mala sangre aumente muchos mas
infelices adoraran a la crapula comunista,ya sea che o pol pot,stalin o
cualquiera nueva porqueria que comienze con sus harangas y mentiras
populistas para comerle el cerebrito a esos infelices.
No sea tan loca feliPITO, no nos cuente sus fantasías, mucho menos sus
"desviaciones"; no es que no le queramos escuchar... ¡ES QUE NO NOS
IMPORTA!
El CHE vive en el corazón de nuestra gente, a causa del profundo
agradecimiento por su loable labor en pro del pueblo humilde, pobre y
abusado históricamente!
Gentuza -como usted- deberían enjaguarse la boca con criolina antes de
hablar de él.
Salú,
El Monsiour.
Nonualco
2005-07-09 23:08:40 UTC
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Bueno, esos estudiantes universitarios no pueden ser estupidos. Tienen una
meta que los hace diferente a muchos...educacion/cultura. Van a adquirir
algo que nadie se los puede quitar; el conocimiento intelectual sobre una
especialidad en particular.

El estudio filosófico les dará mas conciencia social para luchar y quiza
aceptar la existencia de esos "estúpidos" a los que cualquiera pueda
referirse.

Saludos

Nonualco
Post by Crusader
La estupides de las "masas",como dijo uno de los mas asesinos comunistas de
la histori moderna no tiene fondo.
Post by Nonualco
Veia un programa por TV y en una universidad cubana lo tienen como simbolo
de lucha, de dedicacion y empeño......los estudiantes aparecen
componiendole
Post by Nonualco
canciones al Che.....le llaman Comandante Che Guevara.
Su firma aparece en el papel moneda cubano.....no se si aun esta en
circulacion esa moneda. Adonde quiera que vaya veo mas y mas camisetas con
la cara de El Che.
Yo creo que El "Che" vive!......y usted que cree?
Saludos
Nonualco
Post by Crusader
El che vive en el corazon de los
miserables,envidosos,imbeciles,asesinos
en
potencia etc.Mientras el IQ disminuya y la mala sangre aumente muchos
mas
Post by Nonualco
Post by Crusader
infelices adoraran a la crapula comunista,ya sea che o pol pot,stalin o
cualquiera nueva porqueria que comienze con sus harangas y mentiras
populistas para comerle el cerebrito a esos infelices.
No sea tan loca feliPITO, no nos cuente sus fantasías, mucho menos sus
"desviaciones"; no es que no le queramos escuchar... ¡ES QUE NO NOS
IMPORTA!
El CHE vive en el corazón de nuestra gente, a causa del profundo
agradecimiento por su loable labor en pro del pueblo humilde, pobre y
abusado históricamente!
Gentuza -como usted- deberían enjaguarse la boca con criolina antes de
hablar de él.
Salú,
El Monsiour.
PM
2005-07-07 05:13:09 UTC
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SEGÚN HA INFORMADO AL YAZIRA

Autoridades jordanas arrestan al mentor espiritual de Al Zarqaui
Las autoridades de Jordania han arrestado al mentor espiritual del líder iraquí de Al Qaeda Abu Musab Al Zarqaui, según ha informado la cadena de televisión Al Yazira. [Sigue]
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PM
2005-07-07 05:58:28 UTC
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TERRORISTA ELOGIA A KIRCHNER

Buenos Aires, 7 de Julio -

l terrorista y ex jefe del ERP Enrique Gorriarán (foto) Merlo elogió hoy la
política de derechos humanos del gobierno nacional y sostuvo que "es digna
de ser apoyada", al tiempo que rescató el perfil "latinoamericanista" de las
relaciones exteriores.
"El gobierno tiene una política de derechos humanos rescatable y digna de
ser apoyada", dijo y agregó que "la política internacional es
latinoamericanista y también es digna de ser apoyada". En declaraciones a
radio Continental, Gorriarán Merlo, quien lanzó el Partido del Trabajo y el
Desarrollo (PTD) hace 15 días en Rosario, señaló que en materia social y
económica el gobierno de Néstor Kirchner tiene "limitaciones", aunque aclaró
que "esto es independiente de la voluntad que expresa el Presidente" de
quien dijo no tener "por qué dudar". En ese sentido, indicó que el gobierno
"se encuentra presionado por la corporación política y económica que es la
que provocó en el país esta situación y que se resiste a entregar sus
privilegios". Al respecto, sostuvo que la referente de ARI, Elisa Carrió,
está en contra de esa estructura corporativa, pero Ricardo López Murphy "es
partidario de la política neoliberal". "Aquí se aplicó una política que
concentró la riqueza y provocó marginación social, y ahora se trata de
recomponer esa situación", opinó. En cuanto al lanzamiento del PTD,
Gorriarán Merlo aclaró que no piensa presentarse como candidato en las
elecciones de octubre y remarcó que la apuesta es a los comicios de 2007,
sobre todo en la participación a nivel de los municipios. Preguntado sobre
cómo imagina un país ideal, expresó que "el país ideal no existe, pero Cuba
es el que ha logrado mayor equidad social en América Latina y quizás en el
mundo". "En el sentido político tengo diferencias, porque hay partido único
y eso no se condice con la realidad de nuestro país", añadió. El ex jefe
terrorista se define ahora como un "demócrata" y añadió: "los que no eran
demócratas fueron los que dieron golpes de Estado". Gorriarán Merlo mas
conocido como "El pelado". fue un verdadero terrorista global y uno de los
máximos dirigentes de una de las más importantes organizaciones guerrilleras
de América Latina, el ERP argentino, que se hizo famoso por haber asesinado
al expresidente de Nicaragua, Anastasio Somoza y por haber dirigido en su
país la ocupación al cuartel de La Tablada resumió, en pocas palabras, el
pensamiento de la mayoría de la izquierda revolucionaria en el marco de la
reacción democrática y la restauración del capitalismo. Se podría decir que
Gorriarán Merlo es una especie de Alfonsín con una bomba bajo el brazo,
parafraseando a Trotsky que decía que "un anarquista es un liberal con una
bomba bajo el brazo". ¡Vaya Amigos! que tiene el Presidente.




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As Abraham Lincoln (one of America's greatest and most quoted Presidents)
said, "I know that the Lord is always on the side of the right. But it is my
constant anxiety and prayer that I and this nation should be on the Lord's
side."
Chuck
2005-07-07 13:07:01 UTC
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Post by PM
TERRORISTA ELOGIA A KIRCHNER
Hay "elogios" que matan.

Con "elogios" asi quien necesita enemigos.

Chuck
Post by PM
Buenos Aires, 7 de Julio -
l terrorista y ex jefe del ERP Enrique Gorriarán (foto) Merlo elogió hoy la
política de derechos humanos del gobierno nacional y sostuvo que "es digna
de ser apoyada", al tiempo que rescató el perfil "latinoamericanista" de las
relaciones exteriores.
"El gobierno tiene una política de derechos humanos rescatable y digna de
ser apoyada", dijo y agregó que "la política internacional es
latinoamericanista y también es digna de ser apoyada". En declaraciones a
radio Continental, Gorriarán Merlo, quien lanzó el Partido del Trabajo y el
Desarrollo (PTD) hace 15 días en Rosario, señaló que en materia social y
económica el gobierno de Néstor Kirchner tiene "limitaciones", aunque aclaró
que "esto es independiente de la voluntad que expresa el Presidente" de
quien dijo no tener "por qué dudar". En ese sentido, indicó que el gobierno
"se encuentra presionado por la corporación política y económica que es la
que provocó en el país esta situación y que se resiste a entregar sus
privilegios". Al respecto, sostuvo que la referente de ARI, Elisa Carrió,
está en contra de esa estructura corporativa, pero Ricardo López Murphy "es
partidario de la política neoliberal". "Aquí se aplicó una política que
concentró la riqueza y provocó marginación social, y ahora se trata de
recomponer esa situación", opinó. En cuanto al lanzamiento del PTD,
Gorriarán Merlo aclaró que no piensa presentarse como candidato en las
elecciones de octubre y remarcó que la apuesta es a los comicios de 2007,
sobre todo en la participación a nivel de los municipios. Preguntado sobre
cómo imagina un país ideal, expresó que "el país ideal no existe, pero Cuba
es el que ha logrado mayor equidad social en América Latina y quizás en el
mundo". "En el sentido político tengo diferencias, porque hay partido único
y eso no se condice con la realidad de nuestro país", añadió. El ex jefe
terrorista se define ahora como un "demócrata" y añadió: "los que no eran
demócratas fueron los que dieron golpes de Estado". Gorriarán Merlo mas
conocido como "El pelado". fue un verdadero terrorista global y uno de los
máximos dirigentes de una de las más importantes organizaciones guerrilleras
de América Latina, el ERP argentino, que se hizo famoso por haber asesinado
al expresidente de Nicaragua, Anastasio Somoza y por haber dirigido en su
país la ocupación al cuartel de La Tablada resumió, en pocas palabras, el
pensamiento de la mayoría de la izquierda revolucionaria en el marco de la
reacción democrática y la restauración del capitalismo. Se podría decir que
Gorriarán Merlo es una especie de Alfonsín con una bomba bajo el brazo,
parafraseando a Trotsky que decía que "un anarquista es un liberal con una
bomba bajo el brazo". ¡Vaya Amigos! que tiene el Presidente.
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constant anxiety and prayer that I and this nation should be on the Lord's
side."
Pipilenca Guanaco
2005-07-07 14:04:31 UTC
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Chuck :

Si parto de que los guerrilleros del cono sur, (ERP, Montoneros y
similares) fueron las víctimas de las violaciones de los derechos
humanos perpetradas por los militares y los asesores extranjeros,
el elogio de una antigua víctima a la política del gobierno actual debe
tomarse como un distanciamiento de la tortura, desapariciones forzadas,
asesinatos políticos y similares.

Preferible tener ex-guerrilleros de amigos, que ex-torturadores.

Los gobiernos de USA y las dictaduras militares catalogaron siempre de
"terrorista" a la guerrilla. Hoy que se sabe que las dictaduras
militares, en función de un anticomunismo visceral, atropellaron todos
los derechos de los pueblos, las antiguas definiciones de terrorismo
hacen agua por todos lados. Mira Irak y Colombia.

Atte.
Pipilenca
Post by Chuck
Post by PM
TERRORISTA ELOGIA A KIRCHNER
Hay "elogios" que matan.
Con "elogios" asi quien necesita enemigos.
Chuck
Post by PM
Buenos Aires, 7 de Julio -
l terrorista y ex jefe del ERP Enrique Gorriarán (foto) Merlo elogió hoy la
política de derechos humanos del gobierno nacional y sostuvo que "es digna
de ser apoyada", al tiempo que rescató el perfil "latinoamericanista" de las
relaciones exteriores.
"El gobierno tiene una política de derechos humanos rescatable y digna de
ser apoyada", dijo y agregó que "la política internacional es
latinoamericanista y también es digna de ser apoyada". En declaraciones a
radio Continental, Gorriarán Merlo, quien lanzó el Partido del Trabajo y el
Desarrollo (PTD) hace 15 días en Rosario, señaló que en materia social y
económica el gobierno de Néstor Kirchner tiene "limitaciones", aunque aclaró
que "esto es independiente de la voluntad que expresa el Presidente" de
quien dijo no tener "por qué dudar". En ese sentido, indicó que el gobierno
"se encuentra presionado por la corporación política y económica que es la
que provocó en el país esta situación y que se resiste a entregar sus
privilegios". Al respecto, sostuvo que la referente de ARI, Elisa Carrió,
está en contra de esa estructura corporativa, pero Ricardo López Murphy "es
partidario de la política neoliberal". "Aquí se aplicó una política que
concentró la riqueza y provocó marginación social, y ahora se trata de
recomponer esa situación", opinó. En cuanto al lanzamiento del PTD,
Gorriarán Merlo aclaró que no piensa presentarse como candidato en las
elecciones de octubre y remarcó que la apuesta es a los comicios de 2007,
sobre todo en la participación a nivel de los municipios. Preguntado sobre
cómo imagina un país ideal, expresó que "el país ideal no existe, pero Cuba
es el que ha logrado mayor equidad social en América Latina y quizás en el
mundo". "En el sentido político tengo diferencias, porque hay partido único
y eso no se condice con la realidad de nuestro país", añadió. El ex jefe
terrorista se define ahora como un "demócrata" y añadió: "los que no eran
demócratas fueron los que dieron golpes de Estado". Gorriarán Merlo mas
conocido como "El pelado". fue un verdadero terrorista global y uno de los
máximos dirigentes de una de las más importantes organizaciones guerrilleras
de América Latina, el ERP argentino, que se hizo famoso por haber asesinado
al expresidente de Nicaragua, Anastasio Somoza y por haber dirigido en su
país la ocupación al cuartel de La Tablada resumió, en pocas palabras, el
pensamiento de la mayoría de la izquierda revolucionaria en el marco de la
reacción democrática y la restauración del capitalismo. Se podría decir que
Gorriarán Merlo es una especie de Alfonsín con una bomba bajo el brazo,
parafraseando a Trotsky que decía que "un anarquista es un liberal con una
bomba bajo el brazo". ¡Vaya Amigos! que tiene el Presidente.
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constant anxiety and prayer that I and this nation should be on the Lord's
side."
Chuck
2005-07-07 14:38:47 UTC
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Post by Pipilenca Guanaco
Si parto de que los guerrilleros del cono sur, (ERP, Montoneros y
similares) fueron las víctimas de las violaciones de los derechos humanos
perpetradas por los militares y los asesores extranjeros,
el elogio de una antigua víctima a la política del gobierno actual debe
tomarse como un distanciamiento de la tortura, desapariciones forzadas,
asesinatos políticos y similares.
Distanciamiento de que?

Gorriaran y su grupo defendian los DD.HH construyendo "carceles del pueblo",
masacrando civiles con bombas, asesinando y torturando, liderando un golpe
fallido contra el gobierno de Alfonsin donde murieron (Oh casualidad!) la
mayoria de los giles que se prestaron a esa aventura y se salvo el. Tampoco
como lo mencionas le faltaba apoyo externo.

Ahora se muestra agradecido con el peronismo que lo amnistio cuando nunca
debio haber salido de la carcel.
Post by Pipilenca Guanaco
Preferible tener ex-guerrilleros de amigos, que ex-torturadores.
Los gobiernos de USA y las dictaduras militares catalogaron siempre de
"terrorista" a la guerrilla. Hoy que se sabe que las dictaduras militares,
en función de un anticomunismo visceral, atropellaron todos los derechos
de los pueblos, las antiguas definiciones de terrorismo hacen agua por
todos lados. Mira Irak y Colombia.
Terrorismo es el matar indiscriminadamente a civiles tal cual lo hacen en
Irak. No veo la hazaña de poner una bomba en un cine, o en un teatro para
masacrar a civiles. Fijate que la mayoria de las victimas del terrorismo en
contra del pueblo iraqui son civiles que nada tienen que ver con el gobierno
o los USA.

Saludos,

Chuck
Post by Pipilenca Guanaco
Atte.
Pipilenca
Post by Chuck
Post by PM
TERRORISTA ELOGIA A KIRCHNER
Hay "elogios" que matan.
Con "elogios" asi quien necesita enemigos.
Chuck
Post by PM
Buenos Aires, 7 de Julio -
l terrorista y ex jefe del ERP Enrique Gorriarán (foto) Merlo elogió hoy la
política de derechos humanos del gobierno nacional y sostuvo que "es digna
de ser apoyada", al tiempo que rescató el perfil "latinoamericanista" de las
relaciones exteriores.
"El gobierno tiene una política de derechos humanos rescatable y digna de
ser apoyada", dijo y agregó que "la política internacional es
latinoamericanista y también es digna de ser apoyada". En declaraciones a
radio Continental, Gorriarán Merlo, quien lanzó el Partido del Trabajo y el
Desarrollo (PTD) hace 15 días en Rosario, señaló que en materia social y
económica el gobierno de Néstor Kirchner tiene "limitaciones", aunque aclaró
que "esto es independiente de la voluntad que expresa el Presidente" de
quien dijo no tener "por qué dudar". En ese sentido, indicó que el gobierno
"se encuentra presionado por la corporación política y económica que es la
que provocó en el país esta situación y que se resiste a entregar sus
privilegios". Al respecto, sostuvo que la referente de ARI, Elisa Carrió,
está en contra de esa estructura corporativa, pero Ricardo López Murphy "es
partidario de la política neoliberal". "Aquí se aplicó una política que
concentró la riqueza y provocó marginación social, y ahora se trata de
recomponer esa situación", opinó. En cuanto al lanzamiento del PTD,
Gorriarán Merlo aclaró que no piensa presentarse como candidato en las
elecciones de octubre y remarcó que la apuesta es a los comicios de 2007,
sobre todo en la participación a nivel de los municipios. Preguntado sobre
cómo imagina un país ideal, expresó que "el país ideal no existe, pero Cuba
es el que ha logrado mayor equidad social en América Latina y quizás en el
mundo". "En el sentido político tengo diferencias, porque hay partido único
y eso no se condice con la realidad de nuestro país", añadió. El ex jefe
terrorista se define ahora como un "demócrata" y añadió: "los que no eran
demócratas fueron los que dieron golpes de Estado". Gorriarán Merlo mas
conocido como "El pelado". fue un verdadero terrorista global y uno de los
máximos dirigentes de una de las más importantes organizaciones guerrilleras
de América Latina, el ERP argentino, que se hizo famoso por haber asesinado
al expresidente de Nicaragua, Anastasio Somoza y por haber dirigido en su
país la ocupación al cuartel de La Tablada resumió, en pocas palabras, el
pensamiento de la mayoría de la izquierda revolucionaria en el marco de la
reacción democrática y la restauración del capitalismo. Se podría decir que
Gorriarán Merlo es una especie de Alfonsín con una bomba bajo el brazo,
parafraseando a Trotsky que decía que "un anarquista es un liberal con una
bomba bajo el brazo". ¡Vaya Amigos! que tiene el Presidente.
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Pipilenca Guanaco
2005-07-08 08:04:50 UTC
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Chuck :


Parece que no logras diferenciar entre historia pasada y los
acontecimientos históricos actuales.

La guerrilla urbana del cono sur, a pesar de sus errores, no son los
responsables del genocidio perpetrado por las dictaduras militares
apoyadas por USA y el plan Cóndor.

Si un grupo organizado quiere dar un golpe militar (Punch) separado del
pueblo, y con ello acceder al poder político, están un poco retrasados
en materia de estudio: las democracias no pueden construirse sin apoyo
popular. Por eso es Kirchner el presidente, y no otro: fue el que logró
granjearse el apoyo político con sustento en las bases.
Post by Chuck
Terrorismo es el matar indiscriminadamente a civiles tal cual lo hacen en
Irak. No veo la hazaña de poner una bomba en un cine, o en un teatro para
masacrar a civiles. Fijate que la mayoria de las victimas del terrorismo en
contra del pueblo iraqui son civiles que nada tienen que ver con el gobierno
o los USA.
Por esa razón estoy en contra de los bombardeos. Y de la bomba atómica.
No existe ninguna bomba que diferencia objetivos civiles de militares.
Y si se bombardea en guerras injustas, de ocupación y conquista, menos.

En Irak, hay muertos civiles extranjeros. Tipo de esos reclutados por
las empresas de seguridad de la CIA. Esos mercenarios, no son civiles.
Los otros, la población iraquí que recibe los embates aéreos, mueren por
culpa de una política terrorista. No a la guerra sucia.

El gobierno de USA quiere mantener abiertos los locales de las
autoridades iraquíes. Y las dependencias de policía. Los atentados
contra esos locales por parte de la resistencia iraquí y por parte de
los terroristas (porque ambos han golpeado fuertemente al ejército y
policía) son distintos que las bombas en Londres.

Sin que sea justificación, la lógica musulmana y judía lleva a emplear
la ley del Talión. Eso significa la venganza de sus muertos.

Por eso mi petición al gobierno de USA y sus aliados en la ocupación de
Irak: no matar civiles. No bombardear mas bodas, pueblos, barrios, ni
similares. No desaparecer mas gente por razones de sospechas histéricas.
No mas asesinatos políticos, ni secuestros y eliminaciones políticas.

Igual petición a Al Qaida: no poner más bombas en contra de pueblos que
no apoyan la política de sus gobiernos (en Dinamarca, decenas de miles
se manifestaron en contra de la política de apoyo a la guerra de USA en
Irak, y menos de 20 personas a favor de Bush y por la guerra).

Atte.
Pipilenca
PM
2005-07-08 13:27:25 UTC
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Y LOS QUE ORDENAN MASACRAR, HUNDIR.. BARCOS Y GENTES .....QUE SON ? ????

1.MASACRE DEL RIO CANIMAR, CUBA
2. MASACRE DEL REMOCADOR "13 DE MARZO"
3. ASESINATO AEREO , ATAQUE A UN AVION CIVIL DE LOS HERMANOS AL RESCATE


DEMOCRACY MOVEMENT
4545 NW 7th Street Suite 14 Miami, Florida 33145

Phone: 305-264-7200 Fax 305-445-1527

E-mail: ***@aol.com Web: www.democracia.org



NOTICE OF ACTIVITIES FOR JULY 13th, 2005 TO COMMEMORATE THE "13 DE MARZO" TUGBOAT MASSACRE AND THE RAMMING OF THE LEAD VESSEL "DEMOCRACIA"



To commemorate:



1) The 11th Anniversary of the "13 de Marzo" tugboat massacre of children and adults murdered by Cuban Gunboats in July 13th, 1994, and

2) To remember the 10th Anniversary of the attack against the lead vessel "M/V Democracia" by Cuban gunboats in Cuban waters.



The Memorial Ceremony activities in the Bay water will include:



· Beginning at 5:45 PM, a dozen airplanes, jets and a helicopter will fly behind the Shrine dropping flowers from the sky into the water.



· The Lead Vessel "Democracia", rammed 10 years ago by Cuban gunboats will be present.



· The lead vessel M/V Human Rights will also be present.



· Several other flotilla vessels will be present. Anyone with a vessel wanting to participate is welcome to do so.



· A symbolic cemetery of floating crosses will be placed in the Bay waters behind the Shrine, one cross for every one of the 38 children, men and women murdered by the Cuban gunboats.



· At 8:00 PM a Memorial Service (Mass) will be offered inside the Shrine for the souls of the victims.



The relatives of the victims of the tugboat massacre will be present during the Memorial Ceremony. Pictures of the victims will be displayed.



Although we would had liked to conduct the traditional Memorial Flotilla near Cuba as we do every year (except last), the weather conditions this year have prompted us to conduct the Memorial Ceremony in the Bay of Miami.



For additional information please call 305-264-7200 or visit www.democracia.org

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Super User For Ever
2005-07-08 17:15:12 UTC
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Y LOS QUE ORDENAN MASACRAR, HUNDIR.. BARCOS Y GENTES .....QUE SON ? ????
La bushi?....


Para los que querian saber porque la invasion de irak fracaso:

Policeman injured in Bush crash
From correspondents in Gleneagles
July 07, 2005
From: AAP

US President George W. Bush, out for a spin on his bicycle at the Group
of Eight summit venue, crashed into a policeman and had to be treated
for scratches on his hands and arms.

Mr Bush was going at a pretty high speed on the presidential bicycle
when he collided with an officer guarding the Gleneagles golf resort,
said White House spokesman Scott McClellan.
(...)

Mr McClellan declined to speculate about who was at fault.

In May last year, Mr Bush tumbled from his mountain bike during a ride
on his ranch in Crawford, Texas, scraping his chin, upper lip, both
knees, his right hand and his nose.

A spokesman at the time blamed loose topsoil for the spill, but also
suggested that Mr Bush had been riding hard, noting the President was "a
fitness enthusiast" and adding that "he wasn't poking along, whistling
show tunes."

Mr Bush previously fell off a Segway - a motorized, two-wheel vehicle -
while visiting his parents in Kennebunkport, Maine, in June 2003 and
suffered scrapes to his face when he fainted and fell after choking on a
pretzel at the White House in January 2002.


TODO CLARO?!....
Super User For Ever
2005-07-08 21:42:44 UTC
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Y LOS QUE ORDENAN MASACRAR, HUNDIR.. BARCOS Y GENTES .....
QUE SON ? ????
Muy interesante pregunta.... solo que en sus cirCULOS eso
se llama "daños colaterales"....

Pero que sucede con el dinero de esos "daños"?....

LRB | Vol. 27 No. 13 dated 7 July 2005 | Ed Harriman

Where has all the money gone?

Ed Harriman follows the auditors into Iraq
US House of Representatives Government Reform Committee Minority Office
| Link: http://www.democrats.reform.house.gov/

US General Accountability Office
| Link: http://www.gao.gov/

Defense Contract Audit Agency
| Link: http://www.dcaa.mil/

International Advisory and Monitoring Board
| Link: http://www.iamb.info/

Coalition Provisional Authority Inspector General
| Link: http://www.cpa-ig.com/

Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction
| Link: http://www.sigir.mil/

On 12 April 2004, the Coalition Provisional Authority in Erbil in
northern Iraq handed over $1.5 billion in cash to a local courier. The
money, fresh $100 bills shrink-wrapped on pallets, which filled three
Blackhawk helicopters, came from oil sales under the UN’s Oil for Food
Programme, and had been entrusted by the UN Security Council to the
Americans to be spent on behalf of the Iraqi people. The CPA didn’t
properly check out the courier before handing over the cash, and, as a
result, according to an audit report by the CPA’s inspector general,
‘there was an increased risk of the loss or theft of the cash.’ Paul
Bremer, the American pro-consul in Baghdad until June last year, kept a
slush fund of nearly $600 million cash for which there is no paperwork:
$200 million of this was kept in a room in one of Saddam’s former
palaces, and the US soldier in charge used to keep the key to the room
in his backpack, which he left on his desk when he popped out for lunch.
Again, this is Iraqi money, not US funds.

The ‘reconstruction’ of Iraq is the largest American-led occupation
programme since the Marshall Plan. But there is a difference: the US
government funded the Marshall Plan whereas Donald Rumsfeld and Paul
Bremer have made sure that the reconstruction of Iraq is paid for by the
‘liberated’ country, by the Iraqis themselves. There was $6 billion
left over from the UN Oil for Food Programme, as well as sequestered and
frozen assets, and revenue from resumed oil exports (at least $10
billion in the year following the invasion). Under Security Council
Resolution 1483, passed on 22 May 2003, all of these funds were
transferred into a new account held at the Federal Reserve Bank in New
York, called the Development Fund for Iraq (DFI), so that they might be
spent by the CPA ‘in a transparent manner . . . for the benefit of the
Iraqi people’. Congress, it’s true, voted to spend $18.4 billion of
US taxpayers’ money on the redevelopment of Iraq. But by 28 June last
year, when Bremer left Baghdad two days early to avoid possible attack
on the way to the airport, his CPA had spent up to $20 billion of Iraqi
money, compared to $300 million of US funds.

The ‘financial irregularities’ described in audit reports carried
out by agencies of the American government and auditors working for the
international community collectively give a detailed insight into the
mentality of the American occupation authorities and the way they
operated, handing out truckloads of dollars for which neither they nor
the recipients felt any need to be accountable. The auditors have so far
referred more than a hundred contracts, involving billions of dollars
paid to American personnel and corporations, for investigation and
possible criminal prosecution. They have also discovered that $8.8
billion that passed through the new Iraqi government ministries in
Baghdad while Bremer was in charge is unaccounted for, with little
prospect of finding out where it went. A further $3.4 billion earmarked
by Congress for Iraqi development has since been siphoned off to finance
‘security’.

That audit reports were commissioned at all owes a lot to Henry Waxman,
a Democrat and ranking minority member of the House of Representatives
Committee on Government Reform. Waxman voted in favour of the invasion
of Iraq. But since the war he’s been demanding that the Bush
administration account for its cost. Within six months of the invasion,
Waxman’s committee had evidence that the Texas-based Halliburton
corporation was being grossly overpaid by the American occupation
authorities for the petrol it was importing into Iraq from Kuwait, at a
profit of more than $150 million. Waxman and his assistants found that
Halliburton was charging $2.64 a gallon for petrol for Iraqi civilians,
while American forces were importing the same fuel for $1.57 a gallon.

Halliburton’s chairman, David Lesar, who took over from Dick Cheney in
July 2000, robustly defended his firm. But Waxman raised another
question: if Halliburton was being allowed to rip off the Iraqi people,
was the Bush administration allowing it to milk the US government as
well? Waxman’s committee instructed Congress’s General
Accountability Office to look into Halliburton’s biggest contract in
Iraq: providing virtually all back-up facilities – from meals to
laundry soap – to American forces. LOGCAP (Logistics Civil
Augmentation Programme) contracts like this one are a product of the new
‘slimmed down’ American military, the quartermaster’s equivalent
of Rumsfeld’s ‘invasion lite’. Rather than have uniformed troops
peel potatoes and scrub floors, base support services have been
privatised and contracted out so that, the idea goes, soldiers can get
on with the fighting. The contracts are paid on a cost-plus basis, which
allows the contractor to charge for what it has spent, then add on a
profit. LOGCAP contracts have not been put out to tender, but rather
awarded to a few US firms, the largest being Halliburton and its
subsidiary Kellogg, Brown & Root.

The GAO report of July 2004 found that in the first nine months of the
occupation, KBR was allowed a free hand in Iraq: a free hand, for
example, to bill the Pentagon without worrying about spending limits or
management oversight or paperwork. Millions of dollars’ worth of new
equipment disappeared. KBR charged $73 million for motor caravans to
house the 101st Airborne Division, twice as much as the army said it
would cost to build barracks itself; KBR charged $88 million for three
million meals for US troops that were never served. The GAO calculated
that the army could have saved $31 million a year simply by doing
business directly with the catering firms that KBR hired. In June 2004,
the GAO continued, ‘by eliminating the use of LOGCAP and making the
LOGCAP subcontractor the prime contractor, the command reduced meal
costs by 43 per cent without a loss of service or quality.’

The GAO report makes clear that the Americans had given little thought
as to how they might prevent looting and rebuild Iraqi society. They
hadn’t even planned how they were going to provision the US forces
staying on in Iraq: ‘the Army Central Command did not develop plans to
use the [KBR] contract to support its military forces in Iraq until May
2003’ – a month after Saddam fell. Even then, this contract – with
an estimated value of $3.894 billion – did not adequately provide for
dining facilities, pest control, laundry services, morale, welfare and
recreation, troop transportation or combat support services at the
American bases hastily being built across Iraq. Stung by Waxman’s
revelations about Halliburton’s petrol profiteering, and realising
that KBR’s costs were spiralling out of control (LOGCAP costs in
Kuwait, Iraq and Afghanistan rose from a projected yearly total of $5.8
billion in September 2003 to $8.6 billion in January 2004), the army
vice chief of staff ‘asked units to control costs and look for
alternatives to the LOGCAP contract’. This was the first admission
that the Pentagon could not afford the occupation on top of the war.

At the same time, the Pentagon’s own auditors, the Defense Contracts
Audit Agency, went to Houston to have a look at KBR’s books. They were
not happy with what they found:

Our examination disclosed several deficiencies in KBR’s billing system
resulting in billings to the government that are not prepared in
accordance with applicable laws and regulations and contract terms. We
have also found system deficiencies resulting in material invoicing
misstatements that are not prevented, detected and/or corrected in a
timely manner.

They also found that ‘KBR also does not monitor the ongoing physical
progress of subcontracts or the related costs and billings.’ When the
auditors asked to see the files of payments to subcontractors to back up
the invoices KBR submitted to the government, there weren’t any: ‘We
found no such documents included in KBR’s subcontract files, nor did
we find any log of subcontractor payments.’ So how did KBR work out
its monthly invoices to the government for its whopping $3.9 billion
contract? ‘The explanation begins with the costs on a spreadsheet with
no indication of where or how these costs are accumulated.’ The
auditors also wanted to know what happened to the money the government
had paid for those three million non-existent meals:

Despite repeated requests over two months, KBR has not been able to
provide an adequate explanation or adequate documentation for the
payments to any DFAC [dining-hall] subcontractors. The limited
documentation that has been provided shows, for example, that KBR has
added ‘overage’ factors of 10 to 35 per cent to each bill for one of
the subcontractors. We still do not have an adequate explanation of the
‘overage’ factor.

KBR’s response has been to tough it out. The company wrote to the
auditors saying that its position regarding the meals ‘had been
misquoted as well as misinterpreted’. The auditors, the corporation
said, knew full well that KBR had ‘established a Tiger Team that is
actively researching and analysing the facts and circumstances
surrounding each of its DFAC subcontracts’. ‘Tiger Teams’ are
in-house investigative units. KBR’s Tiger Team stayed at the five-star
Kuwait Kempinski Hotel, where its members ran up a bill of more than $1
million. This outraged the army, whose troops were sleeping in tents at
a cost of $1.39 a day. The army asked the Tiger Team to move into tents.
It refused. As to how the Tiger Team ‘actively researched and analysed
the facts’, we have the sworn testimony that a KBR employee gave to
Congressman Waxman’s committee: ‘The Tiger Team looked at
subcontracts with no invoice and no confirmation that the products
contracted for were being used. Instead of investigating further, they
would recommend extending the subcontract.’

The Pentagon auditors asked to see ‘evidence that KBR’s internal
audit department is functionally and organisationally independent and
sufficiently removed from management to ensure that it can conduct
audits objectively and can report its findings, opinions and conclusions
without fear of reprisal.’ KBR locked them out of its audit
department. The auditors then asked who did KBR’s audits. Halliburton,
KBR wrote back. The Pentagon auditors said that from then on KBR would
have to submit all bills to them ‘for provisional approval prior to
submission for payment’. Tough talk. But, despite all the threats to
withhold payment, and with several lawsuits pending, KBR and Halliburton
have now been paid more than $10 billion for quartermastering US forces
in Iraq.

One of KBR’s contracts was for transporting supplies between American
bases. Fleets of new Mercedes Benz trucks, costing $85,000 each,
travelled up and down Iraq’s central highways every day, accompanied
by armed US military escorts. If there were no goods to transport, KBR
dispatched empty lorries anyway, and billed accordingly. The lorries
didn’t carry replacement air and oil filters, essential when driving
in the desert. They didn’t even carry spare tyres. If one broke down,
it was abandoned and destroyed so no one else could use it, and left
burning by the roadside. For fear of ambush, KBR drivers were told not
to slow down. ‘The truck in front of the one I was riding ran a car
with an Iraqi family of four off the road,’ a KBR employee told
Waxman’s committee. ‘My driver said that was normal.’

American profligacy with Iraqi money has been, if anything, even worse.
According to the CPA’s own rules, the authority ‘was expected to
manage Iraqi funds in a transparent manner that fully met the CPA’s
obligations under international law including Security Council
Resolution 1483’. Despite repeated efforts, however, it was only in
October 2003, six months after the fall of Saddam, that an International
Advisory and Monitoring Board (IAMB), with representatives from the
United Nations, the World Bank, the IMF and the Arab Fund for Economic
and Social Development, was established to provide independent,
international financial oversight of the CPA’s spending.

The IAMB then spent months trying to find auditors acceptable to the US.
The Bahrain office of KPMG was finally appointed in April 2004. It was
stonewalled. ‘KPMG has encountered resistance from CPA staff regarding
the submission of information required to complete our procedures,’
they wrote in an interim report. ‘Staff have indicated . . . that
co-operation with KPMG’s undertakings is given a low priority.’ KPMG
had one meeting at the Iraqi Ministry of Finance; meetings at all the
other ministries were repeatedly postponed. The auditors even had
trouble getting passes for the Green Zone.

There was a good reason for the Americans to stall. At the end of June
2004, the CPA would be disbanded and Bremer would leave Iraq. The Bush
administration wasn’t going to allow independent auditors to be in a
position to publish a report into the financial propriety of its Iraqi
administration while Bremer was still answerable to the press. The
report was published in July. The auditors found that the CPA hadn’t
kept accounts for the hundreds of millions of dollars of cash in its
vault, had awarded contracts worth billions of dollars to American firms
without tender, and had no idea what was happening to the money from the
Development Fund for Iraq (DFI) which was being spent by the interim
Iraqi government ministries.

An Iraqi hospital administrator told me that, as he was about to sign a
contract, the American army officer representing the CPA had crossed out
the original price and doubled it. The Iraqi protested that the original
price was enough. The American officer explained that the increase (more
than $1 million) was his retirement package. Iraqis who were close to
the Americans, had access to the Green Zone, or held prominent posts in
the new government ministries, were also in a position to benefit
enormously. Iraqi businessmen complain endlessly that they had to offer
substantial bribes to Iraqi middlemen just to be allowed to bid for CPA
contracts. Iraqi ministers’ relatives got top jobs and fat contracts.

Hard evidence comes from a further series of audits and reports carried
out by the office of the CPA’s own inspector general (CPA-IG). Set up
in January 2004, it reported to Congress. Its auditors, accountants and
criminal investigators often found themselves sitting alone at cafeteria
tables in the Green Zone, shunned by their compatriots. Their audit,
published in July 2004, found that the American contracts officers in
the CPA and the Iraqi ministries ‘did not ensure that . . . contract
files contained all the required documents, a fair and reasonable price
was paid for the services received, contractors were capable of meeting
delivery schedules, or that contractors were paid in accordance with
contract requirements’.

Pilfering was rife. Millions of dollars in cash went missing from the
Iraqi Central Bank. Between $11 million and $26 million worth of Iraqi
property sequestered by the CPA was unaccounted for. The payroll was
padded with hundreds of ghost employees. Millions of dollars were paid
to contractors for phantom work: $3,379,505 was billed, for example, for
‘personnel not in the field performing work’ and ‘other improper
charges’ on a single oil pipeline repair contract. An Iraqi sports
coach was paid $40,000 by the CPA. He gave it to a friend who gambled it
away then wrote it off as a legitimate loss. ‘A complainant alleged
that Iraqi Airlines was sold at a reduced price to an influential family
with ties to the former regime. The investigation revealed that Iraqi
Airlines was essentially dissolved, and there was no record of the
transaction.’ Most of the 69 criminal investigations the CPA-IG
instigated related to alleged ‘theft, fraud, waste, assault and
extortion’. It also investigated ‘a number of other cases that,
because of their sensitivity, cannot be included in this report’. At
around this time, 19 billion new Iraqi dinars, worth about £6.5
million, were found on a plane in Lebanon which had been sent there by
the American-appointed Iraqi interior minister.

The IAMB, meanwhile, discovered that Iraqi oil exports were unmetered.
Neither the Iraqi State Oil Marketing Organisation nor the American
authorities could give a satisfactory explanation for this. ‘The only
reason you wouldn’t monitor them is if you don’t want anyone else to
know how much is going through,’ one petroleum executive told me.
Officially, Iraq exported oil worth $10 billion in the first year of the
American occupation. Christian Aid has estimated that oil worth up to an
additional $4 billion may also have been exported and is unaccounted
for. If this is correct, it would have created an off the books slush
fund that both the Americans and their Iraqi allies could use with
impunity to cover expenditures they would rather keep secret – among
them the occupation costs, which were rising far beyond what the Bush
administration could comfortably admit to Congress and the international
community.

America’s situation in Iraq took a turn for the worse in April 2004,
with the uprisings in Najaf and Fallujah, the Abu Ghraib prison scandal
and mass defections from the new Iraqi security forces. ‘At the
beginning of April,’ one of the audits says, ‘the Iraqi National
Guard force held steady at around 32,000 personnel. Between 9 and 16
April this number dropped to a low of 17,500.’ As for the police,
‘the Iraqi Ministry of Interior has decided to reduce the number of
police officers to 89,000’ – from 120,000 – ‘by trimming from
its rolls those who have proved to be unsuitable.’ At the same time,
‘recent attacks on the pipelines reduced exports in April to an
average of 1.7 million barrels per day and 1.4 million barrels per day
in May. The total could possibly be lower in June.’ That’s a million
barrels per day fewer than under Saddam. Across Iraq, hospitals and
schools were derelict, electricity was intermittent, and water supplies
were polluted.

The American response to the militant insurgency and to the loss of
their moral credentials at Abu Ghraib was a ‘hearts and minds’
campaign. Law-abiding Iraqis were to be shown respect and given buckets
of money, while Bremer and the CPA prepared to hand over the management
of Iraq to an interim government picked by the Americans. KBR’s lorry
drivers were told not to run Iraqis off the road. And millions of
dollars in cash – most of it Iraqi money – were handed out by
American commanders in local communities across Iraq in an attempt to
buy friends. ‘The Commanders’ Emergency Reconstruction Programme
continues to be a very effective programme . . . which has built trust
and support for the United States at grass roots level,’ the CPA-IG
report said. ‘As of 19 June 2004, the local commanders have spent
$364.6 million . . . on over 27,600 small projects . . . repairing and
refurbishing water and sewer lines, cleaning up highways by removing
waste and debris, transporting water to remote villages, purchasing
equipment for local police stations, upgrading schools and clinics,
purchasing school supplies, removing ordnance from public spaces . .
’ It was too little too late. With the concentration on big
infrastructure projects and contracts for American corporate cronies and
Iraqi businessmen ‘friends’, there had been little for ordinary
Iraqis to benefit from or to take part in. Rumsfeld knew by the
beginning of 2004 that his and Bremer’s management was in deep
trouble. ‘Iraqis are puzzled; they truly don’t know what the US
really intends for them. We haven’t communicated well. The “story”
has not been believed,’ a Personnel Assessment Team reported to
Rumsfeld on 11 February 2004. ‘We have in essence a pick-up
organisation in place to design and execute the most demanding
transformation in recent history.’

Last September was the crucial month. By then the US government had
spent $60 billion on the US forces in Iraq, and $1 billion on the Iraqi
security forces. The Americans knew that they were widely hated. ‘In
the war of ideas or the struggle for hearts and minds . . . American
efforts have not only failed, they may also have achieved the opposite
of what they intended’ was the principal finding of the Pentagon’s
Defense Science Board. The answer was a big rethink – a strategic
spending review. The $18.4 billion Iraq Relief and Reconstruction Fund
that Congress had voted to rebuild Iraq, and which Bremer had left
largely untouched and possibly never intended to spend as mandated,
would be spent on counter-insurgency warfare directed by US commanders
and John Negroponte from the new US embassy in Baghdad.

First, $3 billion was diverted from the budgets to restore Iraq’s
destroyed electricity supply, water supply and sewers to security and
law enforcement. The reduced electricity budget (down from $5.6 billion
to $4.4 billion) was to be spent patching up neighbourhoods flattened by
American fire power, and electricity pylons and stations sabotaged by
the insurgents. The electricity supply had become one of the war’s
main battlegrounds.

This meant fewer large contracts for American and international energy
firms, which were further discouraged from staying in Iraq as their
personnel were attacked and the price of private security soared. It
also meant flickering lights and hours of power cuts for ordinary
Iraqis. Yet development and reconstruction were officially deferred. Or,
as the auditors put it, ‘this redistribution of funds . . . appears to
be generally consistent with the stated management objective of
de-emphasising longer-term development projects as funds are shifted
toward more immediately realisable goals.’

‘The country’s widely failing sewage management infrastructure and
the sporadic availability of potable water,’ the auditors wrote,
‘continue to pose health threats and tarnish overall impressions of
reconstruction achievements.’ Yet the water and sanitation budget was
cut almost in half, as long-term development was again handed over to
the Iraqi government so US funds could be doled out to Iraqis in
neighbourhoods where the insurgents held sway and it was now unsafe for
foreigners to go. ‘Initial plans to rehabilitate large portions of the
country’s water and wastewater system through the IRRF have been
curtailed,’ the auditors wrote. ‘Water resources and sanitation
sector funds have been reallocated to security, governance, debt relief
and efforts to boost Iraqi employment opportunities . . . creating local
water and wastewater projects to stimulate Iraqi employment and deliver
needed services to high-risk areas.’

The budget for employing Iraqis rose by more than 350 per cent, to be
spent largely on ‘local projects that will visibly impact Iraqi
communities before the 30 January 2005 national election’. At the same
time, ‘the construction sector saw the withdrawal of the prime
design-and-build road contractor from Iraq, reportedly because of
concern for personnel and site security.’ The insurgents had forced a
fundamental reshaping of US spending priorities, further widened the no
man’s land between themselves and US troops, polarising Iraq, and
assuming the initiative in the war.

None of this has changed. In December 2004, the US Mission in Iraq
allotted an extra $457 million to keep the electricity working and ‘to
boost short-term employment through health, electricity and water
initiatives in Najaf, Samarra, Sadr City and Fallujah. Together,’ the
auditors reported, ‘the two adjustments reflect a significant change
in US spending priorities.’

In March this year, a further $832 million ‘was reprogrammed for
management initiatives’, largely ‘for operations and maintenance at
various power and water plants, urgent work in the electrical and oil
sectors’ to repair sabotage damage, and to pay for building contracts
on which it had become extremely dangerous and expensive to work. The
most recent audit, issued in April, reports that projects are running
between 50 and 85 per cent above the original estimated costs. The
free-spending days are over. Americans are having to divert increasing
amounts of US development money just to keep what remains of Iraq’s
damaged public utilities working, and to finance the Iraqi police and
army.

Six months into the occupation, in autumn 2003, the Americans planned to
transfer security to the Iraqi police and army so they could ‘draw
down US forces from Iraq’. The goal was to have 250,000 Iraqis in the
security forces by the following summer. However, as a GAO report
submitted to Congress in March this year explains, most of the recruits
were neither vetted nor properly trained. The result has been that the
‘Ministry of Interior’s security forces committed numerous serious
human rights abuses’; the Iraqi police and army have been easily
infiltrated by former Ba’athists and other insurgents; and morale is
low.

As the GAO put it,

police and military units performed poorly during an escalation of
insurgent attacks against the Coalition in April 2004 . . . Many Iraqi
security forces around the country collapsed during this uprising . . .
units abandoned their posts and responsibilities and in some cases
assisted the insurgency . . . Police manning a checkpoint in one area
were reporting convoy movements by mobile telephone to local terrorists.
Police in another area were infiltrated by former regime elements.

‘In response to the unwillingness of a regular army battalion to fight
Iraqi insurgents in Fallujah’, the Americans created a special Iraqi
Intervention Force. Then last autumn they decided to beef up the Iraqi
police service from 90,000 to 135,000, to add 20 battalions to the Iraqi
National Guard and double the border guard. This February, the State
Department glowingly reported that almost 82,000 Iraqi police and 60,000
troops had been trained.

These figures are grossly misleading. According to the GAO’s March
report to Congress ‘the reported number of Iraqi police is unreliable
because the Minister of the Interior does not receive consistent and
accurate reporting from the police forces around the country. The data
does not exclude police absent from duty.’ As for the army,
‘Ministry of Defense reports exclude the absent military personnel
from its totals. According to DOD officials, the number of absentees is
probably in the tens of thousands.’ Furthermore the State Department
no longer reports on whether Iraqi security forces have the required
weapons, vehicles, communication equipment and body armour. Bluntly,
‘US government agencies do not report reliable data on the extent to
which Iraqi security forces are trained and equipped.’ The GAO further
found that the Iraqi police are being trained for ‘community policing
in a permissive security environment’ rather than getting
‘paramilitary training for a high-threat hostile environment’.
It’s hardly surprising that close to 2000 Iraqi police have been
killed.

This is all horribly reminiscent of American policy in Vietnam. American
troops are staying in Iraq to stiffen Iraqi forces who are dying in
droves in an escalating counter-insurgency war that neither the
Americans nor the Iraqi forces are prepared for. The Americans
originally allocated $5.8 billion to build the Iraqi security forces. In
February this year, George Bush asked Congress for another $5.7 billion
to go towards this task.

What’s happened to the rebuilding of Iraqi society, and real
governance based on transparency and accountability? In the few weeks
before Bremer left Iraq, the CPA handed out more than $3 billion in new
contracts to be paid for with Iraqi funds and managed by the US embassy
in Baghdad. The CPA inspector general, now called the Special Inspector
General for Iraq Reconstruction, has just released an audit report on
the way the embassy has dealt with that responsibility. The auditors
reviewed the files of 225 contracts totalling $327 million to see if the
embassy ‘could identify the current value of paid and unpaid contract
obligations’. It couldn’t. ‘Our review showed that financial
records . . . understated payments made by $108,255,875’ and
‘overstated unpaid obligations by $119,361,286’. The auditors also
reviewed the paperwork for a further 300 contracts worth $332.9 million.
‘For 198 of 300 contracts, documentation was not available . . . to
indicate that contract execution was monitored for performance and
payment . . . Files did not contain evidence that goods and services had
been received for 154 contracts, that invoices had been submitted for
169 contracts, or that payments had been made for 144 contracts.’

Clearly the Americans see no need to account for spending the Iraqis’
national income now any more than they did when Bremer was in charge.
Neither the embassy chief of mission nor the US military commander
replied to the auditors’ invitation to comment. Instead, the US army
contracting commander lamely pointed out that ‘the peaceful conditions
envisioned in the early planning continue to elude the reconstruction
efforts.’ This is a remarkable understatement. It’s also an
admission that Americans can’t be expected to do their sums when they
are spending other people’s money to finance a war.

Not only the Americans are guilty of a lack of accountability. In
January this year, the SIGIR issued a report detailing evidence of
fraud, corruption and waste by the Iraqi Interim Government when Bremer
was in charge. They found that $8.8 billion – the entire Iraqi Interim
Government spending from October 2003 through June 2004 – was not
properly accounted for. The Iraqi Office of Budget and Management at one
point had only six staff, all of them inexperienced, and few of the
ministries had budget departments. Iraq’s newly appointed ministers
and their senior officials were free to hand out hundreds of millions of
dollars in cash as they pleased, while American ‘advisers’ looked
on. ‘CPA personnel did not review and compare financial, budgetary and
operational performance to planned or expected results,’ the auditors
explained. One ministry gave out $430 million in contracts without its
CPA advisers seeing any of the paperwork. Another claimed to be paying
8206 guards, but only 602 could be accounted for. There is simply no way
of knowing how much of the $8.8 billion went to pay for private militias
and into private pockets.

‘It’s remarkable that the inspector general’s office could have
produced even a draft report with so many misconceptions and
inaccuracies,’ Bremer said in his reply to the SIGIR report. ‘At
Liberation, the Iraqi economy was dead in the water. So CPA’s top
priority was to get the economy going.’ The SIGIR responded by
releasing another audit this April, an investigation into the way
Bremer’s CPA managed cash payments from the Development Fund for Iraq
in just one part of Iraq, the region around Hillah: ‘During the course
of the audit, we identified deficiencies in the control of cash . . . of
such magnitude as to require prompt attention. Those deficiencies were
so significant that we were precluded from accomplishing our stated
objectives.’ They found that CPA headquarters in Baghdad ‘did not
maintain full control and accountability for approximately $119.9
million’, and that agents in the field ‘cannot properly account for
or support over $96.6 million in cash and receipts’. These agents were
mostly Americans in Iraq on short-term contracts. One agent’s account
balance was ‘overstated by $2,825,755, and the error went
undetected’. Another agent was given $25 million cash for which
Bremer’s office ‘acknowledged not having any supporting
documentation’. Of more than $23 million given to another agent, there
are only records for $6,306,836 paid to contractors. Many of the
American agents submitted their paperwork hours before they headed to
the airport. Two left Iraq without accounting for $750,000 each; the
money has never been found. CPA head office cleared several agents’
balances of between $250,000 and $12 million without any receipts. One
agent who did submit receipts, on being told that he still owed
$1,878,870, turned up three days later with exactly that amount. The
auditors thought that ‘this suggests that the agent had a reserve of
cash,’ pointing out that if his original figures had been correct, he
would have accounted to the CPA for approximately $3.8 million more than
he had been given in the first place, which ‘suggests that the receipt
documents provided to the DFI account manager were unreliable’.

Staff at the CPA head office in Baghdad usually worked 12 hours a day,
seven days a week, often on three-month postings. They didn’t trust
the computer network so many of them put their records on USB sticks and
in private computer files that couldn’t be opened by their
replacements. At one point there was only one officer at the CPA account
manager’s office clearing all the paying agents throughout Iraq.
Paying agents in the field often couldn’t get – let alone be
bothered with – the paperwork, which was frustrating for the honest
ones and a boon to their crooked colleagues. So where did the money go?
You can’t see it in Hillah. The schools, hospitals, water supply and
electricity, all of which were supposed to benefit from this money, are
in ruins. The inescapable conclusion is that many of the American paying
agents grabbed large bundles of cash for themselves and made sweet deals
with their Iraqi contacts.

And so it continues. The IAMB’s most recent audit of Iraqi government
spending, which is yet to be published, talks of ‘incomplete
accounting’, ‘lack of documented justification for limited
competition for contracts at the Iraqi ministries’, ‘possible
misappropriation of oil revenues’, ‘significant difficulties in
ensuring completeness and accuracy of Iraqi budgets and controls over
expenditures’, and ‘non-deposit of proceeds of export sales of
petroleum products into the appropriate accounts in contravention of UN
Security Council Resolution 1483’.

Bremer re-established the Iraqi Board of Supreme Audit a month before he
left Baghdad. It is now said to have more than a thousand auditors and
support personnel spread throughout Iraqi government ministries. A new
Iraqi Commission on Public Integrity, the equivalent of the FBI, is said
to have 200 staff and 15 US advisers. Yet according to the latest
American figures, of more than 3400 complaints, only about one in 50 has
been passed to the Commission on Public Integrity for possible
prosecution.

There is an explanation for this lack of activity. On Thursday, 1 July
2004, two days after Bremer left Baghdad, Ehsan Karim, the new head of
the Board of Supreme Audit, was killed by a bomb as he left the Finance
Ministry. Two weeks later, Sabir Karim (no relation) was murdered in a
drive-by shooting as he set off for work at the Ministry of Industry,
where he was in charge of investigating corruption. A few weeks ago,
another senior official investigating corruption was murdered. The IAMB
keeps the names of its Iraqi delegates secret to keep them alive.

In the absence of any meaningful accountability, Iraqis have no way of
knowing how much of the nation’s wealth is being handed out to
ministers’ and civil servants’ friends and families or funnelled
into secret overseas bank accounts. Given that many Ba’athists are now
back in government, some of that money may even be financing the
insurgents.

Both Saddam and the US profited handsomely during his reign. He
controlled Iraq’s wealth while most of Iraq’s oil went to
Californian refineries to provide cheap petrol for American voters. US
corporations, like those who enjoyed Saddam’s favour, grew rich. Today
the system is much the same: the oil goes to California, and the new
Iraqi government spends the country’s money with impunity.

http://www.lrb.co.uk/v27/n13/print/harr04_.html
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2005-07-08 13:31:30 UTC
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Y LOS QUE ORDENAN MASACRAR, HUNDIR.. BARCOS Y GENTES .....QUE SON ? ????

1.MASACRE DEL RIO CANIMAR, CUBA
2. MASACRE DEL REMOCADOR "13 DE MARZO"
3. ASESINATO AEREO , ATAQUE A UN AVION CIVIL DE LOS HERMANOS AL RESCATE


DEMOCRACY MOVEMENT
4545 NW 7th Street Suite 14 Miami, Florida 33145

Phone: 305-264-7200 Fax 305-445-1527

E-mail: ***@aol.com Web: www.democracia.org



NOTICE OF ACTIVITIES FOR JULY 13th, 2005 TO COMMEMORATE THE "13 DE MARZO" TUGBOAT MASSACRE AND THE RAMMING OF THE LEAD VESSEL "DEMOCRACIA"



To commemorate:



1) The 11th Anniversary of the "13 de Marzo" tugboat massacre of children and adults murdered by Cuban Gunboats in July 13th, 1994, and

2) To remember the 10th Anniversary of the attack against the lead vessel "M/V Democracia" by Cuban gunboats in Cuban waters.



The Memorial Ceremony activities in the Bay water will include:



· Beginning at 5:45 PM, a dozen airplanes, jets and a helicopter will fly behind the Shrine dropping flowers from the sky into the water.



· The Lead Vessel "Democracia", rammed 10 years ago by Cuban gunboats will be present.



· The lead vessel M/V Human Rights will also be present.



· Several other flotilla vessels will be present. Anyone with a vessel wanting to participate is welcome to do so.



· A symbolic cemetery of floating crosses will be placed in the Bay waters behind the Shrine, one cross for every one of the 38 children, men and women murdered by the Cuban gunboats.



· At 8:00 PM a Memorial Service (Mass) will be offered inside the Shrine for the souls of the victims.



The relatives of the victims of the tugboat massacre will be present during the Memorial Ceremony. Pictures of the victims will be displayed.



Although we would had liked to conduct the traditional Memorial Flotilla near Cuba as we do every year (except last), the weather conditions this year have prompted us to conduct the Memorial Ceremony in the Bay of Miami.



For additional information please call 305-264-7200 or visit www.democracia.org

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JAJAJAJAJA. Buenisimo.
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2005-07-08 16:48:12 UTC
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"Jorge Sendon" <***@satlink.com> wrote in message news:***@posting.google.com...

Y si ahora en la era de la globalizacion el ex- progre Vizcacha (y el SR.
KK) cree que es importante la bendicion de los EE.UU.

Chuck
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JAJAJAJAJA. Buenisimo.
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Viejo Vizcacha
2005-07-08 21:10:20 UTC
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Y si ahora en la era de la globalizacion el ex- progre Vizcacha (y el SR.
KK) cree que es importante la bendicion de los EE.UU.
Chuck
Y, sí. Ahora, con el auge del proteccionismo, el ex facho Chueco
Mierdini, y Chávez, creen que es importante desafiar a Estados Unidos.


Saludos,
VV
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JAJAJAJAJA. Buenisimo.
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Chuck
2005-07-08 21:26:33 UTC
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Y si ahora en la era de la globalizacion el ex- progre Vizcacha (y el SR.
KK) cree que es importante la bendicion de los EE.UU.
Chuck
Y, sí. Ahora, con el auge del proteccionismo, el ex facho Chueco Mierdini,
y Chávez, creen que es importante desafiar a Estados Unidos.
"ex" no porque nunca fui peronista, y que yo sepa "los fachos" siempre
estuvieron en el peronismo, no en el radicalismo, no en los conservas, etc.
etc. Ademas si fuera "facho" no estaria criticando de la forma que lo hago a
Kirchner.

Chuck
Saludos,
VV
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JAJAJAJAJA. Buenisimo.
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2005-07-07 06:32:21 UTC
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Medicina Cubana: EDITORIAL, Weblog



Dr. Eloy A Gonzalez <***@yahoo.com> wrote:


July 3, 2005



Dear Friends:



You're invited to visit the new Web log about Cuban Medicine:



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Please use our electronic address (E-mail): ***@yahoo.com



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constant anxiety and prayer that I and this nation should be on the Lord's
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"Juan Felipe" <***@heaven.com> a écrit dans le message de news: 9%0ze.26459$***@bignews6.bellsouth.net...
Ay, qué verguenza el haber llevado tanto tiempo aquel collar con la esfigie
del '
Che ! Yo no sabía quién era! Para mí era como un santo o un Cristo!

Ahora ella sabe que esa imagen que tanto elogió era la de un delincuen te
asesino, que era un sádico, ordenó en solo unos meses en la Cabaña el
fusilamiento de más de 1500 personas y él mismo daba tiros de gracia y
con su propia pistola mató a un niño de 14 años con un disparo en la
nuca que casi le cercena la cabeza completa, frente a docenas de testi-
gos.
Pero es que esa imagen que los jóvenes veneran se parece mucho a otra
que tienen las cajitas de papel para envolver marihuana, muy de moda
en los setentas cual si fuera un símbolo de paz.

Poco a poco la gente va aprendiendo que son unos necios al usar
prendas en las que adoran a seres que no son un modelo para nadie,
por el contrario son monstruos del terror y el crimen!
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