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… while blaming the Zionists.

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Libya Saturday blamed sabotage for the fire … and made clear it suspected the United States and Israel. …

JANA, monitored by the British Broadcasting Corporation, quoted a foreign ministry source as saying: “The colonialist states, especially the United States and the Zionist enemy, are doing their utmost to prevent the Arab countries from peaceful development and from using modern technology, even in the manufacture of medicines.” (3/18/90, Chicago Tribune)


 

The meeting came as Iraq accused America and its allies of trying to split the country through military action and sanctions. Tariq Aziz, the deputy prime minister, told the opening of a poetry festival in Baghdad: “The tyrants and the evil of the world, America and the Zionists, and whoever is serving their interests and schemes today seek — as they did in the past and failed — to humiliate Iraq and bring it to its knees by threatening destruction.”(11/25/98, Times of London)

 

Meanwhile, American companies see nothing.

Treasury agents seized the assets of Bay Industries, a Santa Monica engineering firm, on March 22, alleging that the firm had helped the Dictator buy arms for Country X.

The department seized Matrix Churchill, a machine tool company in Cleveland, last September.

Violators of the trade embargo can be fined up to $1 million and/or sent to prison for up to 12 years. (Boston Globe)


 

In what the Justice Department says is the largest known case of unlawful trading with Country X since Washington imposed sanctions, a Texas company made more than 100 shipments between 1994 and 1996 of anti-corrosive pipe coating, machines and parts, to a British company, which sent them on to Country X for the irrigation project, according to court documents. The materials were just the kind that might be needed for the water project, but would also be ideal for the chemical weapons factory, experts say. (New York Times)

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SIX TRUTHS

Reclaiming power from those who abuse it often starts with telling the truth. And in "This Is How Authoritarians Get Defeated," MoJo's Monika Bauerlein unpacks six truths to remember during the homestretch of an election where democracy, truth, and decency are on the line.

Truth #1: The chaos is the point.

Truth #2: Team Reality is bigger than it seems.

Truth #3: Facebook owns this.

Truth #4: When we go to work, we're in the fight.

Truth #5: It's about minority rule.

Truth #6: The only thing that can save us is…us.

Please take a moment to see how all these truths add up, because what happens in the weeks and months ahead will reverberate for at least a generation and we better be prepared.

And if you think journalism like Mother Jones'—that calls it like it is, that will never acquiesce to power, that looks where others don't—can help guide us through this historic, high-stakes moment, and you're able to right now, please help us reach our $350,000 goal by October 31 with a donation today. It's all hands on deck for democracy.

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