Daily Archives: November 14, 2004

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The Ohio Factor: Did Homeland Security and the FBI interfere With the Vote Count?

November 10th, 2004 | DemocracyNow! Earlier this week on Democracy Now!, we reported on a story in Ohio’s Franklin County. In one precinct, 638 people cast ballots. Yet, George W Bush got 4,258 votes to John Kerry’s 260. In reality, Bush only received 365 votes. That means Bush got nearly 3,900 extra votes. And that was just in one small precinct. This in a state that Bush officially won by only 136,000 votes. Elections officials blamed electronic voting for the extra Bush votes. Now, questions are being raised across the state of Ohio. In Cuyahoga County, Ohio, the County’s website […]

CIA plans to purge its agency: Sources say White House has ordered new chief to eliminate officers who were disloyal to Bush

[ Bush is once again purging elements that threaten his ideologically-driven agenda; he has no tolerance for facts or for dissent. –BL ] 14 Nov. 2004 | Newsday by KNUT ROYCE WASHINGTON — The White House has ordered the new CIA director, Porter Goss, to purge the agency of officers believed to have been disloyal to President George W. Bush or of leaking damaging information to the media about the conduct of the Iraq war and the hunt for Osama bin Laden, according to knowledgeable sources. “The agency is being purged on instructions from the White House,” said a former senior […]

On Fallujah: “The horrific conditions for those who remained in the city have begun to emerge in the last 24 hours as it became clear that US military claims of ‘precision’ targeting of insurgent positions were false”

[ Try telling Ayisha Saleem (BBC 12 Nov. 2004) and the masses of other victims about the so-called “precision strikes.” –BL ] Civilian cost of battle for Falluja emerges November 14, 2004 | The Observer by Rory McCarthy in Baghdad and Peter Beaumont The full cost of the battle of Falluja emerged last night as large numbers of wounded civilians were evacuated to hospitals in Baghdad, as insurgents stepped up retaliatory attacks in other cities. As the first Red Crescent aid convoy was allowed into Falluja, Iraq’s Health Minister, Alaa Alwan, said ambulances had begun transferring a ‘significant number’ of injured […]