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[ This message has been sent to you via the CASI-analysis mailing list ] This is an automated compilation of submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org Articles for inclusion in this daily news mailing should be sent to email@example.com. Please include a full reference to the source of the article. Today's Topics: 1. Leave Iraq? Hell No, We Won't Go! (ppg) --__--__-- Message: 1 From: "ppg" <ppg@DELETETHISnyc.rr.com> To: <firstname.lastname@example.org> Subject: Leave Iraq? Hell No, We Won't Go! Date: Tue, 6 Jan 2004 23:32:24 -0500 [ Presenting plain-text part of multi-format email ] January 6- Permanent bases Leave Iraq? Hell No, We Won't Go! by Doug Giebel On April 20, 2003, The New York Times ran a story citing unnamed sources in= dicating the U.S. military was planning as many as four permanent military = bases in Iraq. The next day, Defense Secretary Rumsfeld dismissed the story= as "inaccurate and unfortunate." But what did Rumsfeld mean by "inaccurate"? Perhaps it was "unfortunate" fo= r the administration when the basing plan was leaked to the press. Perhaps = the plan was deliberately leaked by the Pentagon or White House. The nation= al media dropped the story after Rumsfeld's disclaimer. Was the story "inaccurate" because instead of four military installations, = the government has plans for six bases, as reported on November 19, 2003, b= y the Jordanian daily al-Arab al-Yawm: The sources revealed the names of these bases and the planned positions for= permanent deployment. They are: . Al-Habbaniyah Airbase [already an RAF airbase for much of the last centur= y] near the city of al-Fallujah, 65km west of Baghdad; . Ash-Sha'biyah Airbase in Basra, 600km south of Baghdad; . 'Ali ibn Abi Taleb Airbase on the outskirts of the city of an-Nasiriyah, = 400km south of Baghdad; . al-Walid Airbase about 330km north west of Baghdad; . al-Ghazlani Camp in the city of Mosul, 400km north of Baghdad; . A permanent deployment of forces in the east of Iraq in what is known as = the Hamrin mountain range that extends from Diyala Provice, 60km east of Ba= ghdad, and borders on Iran and extends to the oil-rich city of Kirkuk, 260k= m north of Baghdad. MORE http://tinyurl.com/2ykpx Counterpunch End of casi-news Digest _______________________________________ Sent via the CASI-analysis mailing list To unsubscribe, visit http://lists.casi.org.uk/mailman/listinfo/casi-analysis All postings are archived on CASI's website at http://www.casi.org.uk