IRAQ

Apr 15 09:50

HURTLING INTO DARKNESS: AMERICA’S GREAT LEAP TOWARDS GLOBAL TYRANNY

America’s national government has become inured to lying and cheating the people whom it ostensibly serves, lying as consistently and thoroughly as would be the case with an occupying foreign power trying to keep a captive population pacified.

Apr 14 19:39

UK Moves to Block US Senate Report to Protect Blair, Straw and Dearlove

From a British diplomatic source I learn that Britain has lobbied the United States against the publication of the Senate Intelligence Committee report on torture and extraordinary rendition. The lobbying has been carried out “at all levels” – White House, State Department and CIA. The British have argued that at the very least the report must be emasculated before publication.

The British argument is that in a number of court cases including the Belhadj case, the British government has successfully blocked legal action by victims on the grounds that this would weaken the US/UK intelligence relationship and thus vitally damage national security, by revealing facts the American intelligence service wish hidden. [We will leave aside for the moment the utter shame of our servile groveling judges accepting such an argument]. The British Government are now pointing out to the Americans that this argument could be fatally weakened if major detail of the full horror and scope of torture and extraordinary rendition is revealed by the Senate Intelligence Committee. The argument runs that this could in turn lead to further revelations in the courts and block the major defence against prosecutions of Blair, Straw and Dearlove, among others, potentially unleashing a transatlantic wave of judicial activism.

Apr 13 10:25

FBI secretly worked in Iraq, Afghanistan: Report

The Federal Bureau of Investigation agents have secretly worked with American troops in Iraq and Afghanistan in hundreds of operations, according to a new report.

The FBI formed an alliance with Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC) and deployed its agents in hundreds of raids in Iraq and Afghanistan, The Washington Post reported on Friday.

JSOC took advantage of the agency’s ability to utilize digital media to identify suspects. The FBI acquired evidence from JSOC investigations and kept that information in case the suspect would be tried in the United States.

“Digital media and other materials (were used) to locate insurgents and detect plots, including any against the United States,” the report said, adding the FBI “could preserve evidence and maintain a chain of custody should any suspect be transferred to the United States for trial.”

Apr 12 09:36

Al-Qaeda Seizes Anbar Dam, Floods Out Troops Near Fallujah

Al-Qaeda in Iraq (AQI) is continuing to expand its gains in the Anbar Province, seizing a strategically valuable dam on the Euphrates river, giving them considerable control of Iraq’s water supply.

Underscoring just how valuable a prize the dam is, the militants closed a series of flood gates last week, flooding the area along the river being used by the Iraqi military as a staging area for an offensive against AQI-held Fallujah, and forcing the troops to retreat.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Don't you just love, for all the blood and money spent, how beautifully "democracy" is working in Iraq?!?

What we are seeing right now is the bitter, ugly fruit growing from the US government's invasion and occupation of this country.

There is a Biblical injunction, "That which you sow, you shall also reap." There will be a point in time when there will be a cosmic collective punishment of the US for Americans allowing themselves to have been lied into this horrific war.

The American people need to be far more skeptical of their government, and think critically and logically before the US government attempts to lie us into yet another war (which, trust me, will most probably be very soon).

And then, peacefully, the people of this country need to stand up and say, "No, thank you: we understand that wars are economic, and make huge profits for the banks which loan to both sides, at interest."

"We will not send our sons and daughters to be maimed for life or killed outright for private corporate profit. If you want soldiers, send your own sons and daughters, or those of the banking class. Perhaps the world will have fewer wars, and of shorter duration, when that becomes the case; it only seems fair."

Apr 11 08:22

Rumsfeld Personifies Our Society

The closest the film comes to asking Rumsfeld about the wrongness of launching a war on Iraq is with the question "Wouldn't it have been better not to go there at all?" Not "Wasn't it illegal?" Not "Do you believe 1.4 million Iraqis were killed or only 0.5 million?" Not "When you sleep at your home at the Mt. Misery plantation where they used to beat and whip slaves like Frederick Douglass how do you rank the mass slaughter you engaged in against the crimes of past eras?" Not "Was it at least inappropriate to smirk and claim that 'freedom is untidy' while people were destroying a society?" And to the only question that was asked, Rumsfeld is allowed to get away with replying "I guess time will tell."

Apr 11 07:40

Inside the FBI’s secret relationship with the military’s special operations

The FBI’s transformation from a crime-fighting agency to a counterterrorism organization in the wake of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks has been well documented. Less widely known has been the bureau’s role in secret operations against al-Qaeda and its affiliates in Iraq and Afghanistan, among other locations around the world.

Apr 10 15:23

Obama Praises Iraq War

"I don't oppose all wars".

"What I am opposed to is a dumb war.

"What I am opposed to is a rash war.

"What I am opposed to is the cynical attempt by Richard Perle and Paul Wolfowitz and other armchair, weekend warriors in this administration to shove their own ideological agendas down our throats, irrespective of the costs in lives lost and in hardships borne."

Barack Obama said that at an anti-war rally in Chicago on October 2, 2002 , when he was still an Illinois state senator.

Apr 10 10:06

$65 billion looted from Iraq during US war: UN envoy

The Representative of the Secretary-General of the United Nations in Iraq Nikolai Mladenov said the money looted from Iraq between 2001 and 2010 exceeded 65 billion dollars, referring to the conclusion of the latest study made by the International Monetary Fund.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

But you got to pay for the invasion, both in money and blood.

Apr 09 09:00

Iraq to Exclude Major Sunni Cities From Vote, Citing al-Qaeda

The last national election in Iraq saw a surprise victory for Iraqiya, a party with strong Sunni support which was eventually cut out of power when Prime Minister Maliki reneged on a power-sharing deal. They dominated in the Anbar Province.

This year isn’t looking nearly so promising. The Independent High Electoral Commission (IHEC) has announced that a large portion of the Anbar Province, including the major cities of Ramadi and Fallujah, won’t be voting at all on April 29.

Fallujah remains under the control of al-Qaeda in Iraq (AQI) as does a lot of Anbar, and IHEC insists that there is no way they can organize the vote when there is an ongoing military offensive in the cities.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

ABSOFLIPPINGLUTELY UNBELIEVABLE!!

So THIS is the "...legacy of democracy" the US brought to Iraq?!?

Someone, hand me a bucket, please: I think I am going to become physically ill.

Unless the Sunnis of Iraq feel like they are being truly represented in their country's government, we most likely will see a civil war that will engulf the country with flames and blood, far worse than the world has ever seen before here.

Apr 07 22:50

Invading Iraq prevented Syria-like civil war, claims Tony Blair

Iraq would have been engulfed in a civil war like that in Syria if Britain had not invaded it, Tony Blair has claimed.

Apr 07 07:43

Rumsfeld Documentary Reveals What an Unaccountable Slippery Bastard He Is

So what do we know now that we didn’t after documentarian Errol Morris’s 100-minute Q&A with Donald “I Don’t Do Quagmires” Rumsfeld in  “ The Unknown Known”? Only that the former U.S. secretary of defense is still a master strategist of evasion, contradiction, misdirection and malapropism. 

Apr 04 11:21

A Century of Deceit: Iraq, the World Wars, Holocaust and Zionist Militarism

In 1961, Benjamin Freedman, a former top-level Zionist, explained how Zionist Jews made a secretive deal with the British leadership during World War I promising to bring America into the war in exchange for Palestine.

The genocidal campaign to subdue and enslave the Iraqi people was the brainchild of the Zionist neoconservative conspirators behind the Project for the New American Century, the Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs, the American Enterprise Institute and other Zionist-oriented think tanks that dominated the Washington Beltway.

The engine driving the Zionist-led neoconservative war machine is built on falsehoods about the “holocaust”. After the collapse of the Soviet Union, the lie of four million deaths at Auschwitz was officially reduced to around one million and claims that several million Jews were killed at the Mauthausen and Majdanek concentration camps have officially been reduced to 74,000 combined.

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Apr 03 09:43

Global Power Structures: Masterlist of 1,150 NGOs and 300 Key People in Them

"[Think tanks] exert definite and even considerable influence on the process of elaborating and making political decisions. It is connected with the fact that ... leaders of such centers have as a rule personal close links with the [government]. Second, the centers are created in order to prepare and adopt the major political decisions in the shade, far from public. Third, such analytical and expert centers really accumulate the best intellectual forces of the country and fourth, not always but rather often, the centers were founded simply to provide jobs to [retired] politicians."

Notice that Henry Kissinger is first on the list with 104 known associations.

Apr 02 20:34

APD Ad Absurdum

Albuquerque has been in the news a lot this weekend, and the focus of these news stories has almost always been wrong. Almost all these stories seem to be about how the latest protests here on Sunday, March 30, over the Albuquerque Police Department's latest killings got way out of hand, or turned into riots, and none of them seem to be at all interested in anything other than the official stories fed by official channels to the media.

I watched firsthand, standing toward the front of a crowd of perhaps a hundred unarmed protesters on the edge of Civic Plaza late Sunday night, as we were almost completely surrounded by literally an entire police force prepared not for a group of dissatisfied citizens but for war.

Apr 02 14:47

Watch Donald Rumsfeld Lie About Saddam Hussein, al Qaeda, and 9/11

In a new doc, the former defense secretary says he never meant to imply that Saddam was behind 9/11—despite the implications that the Iraqi dictator and al Qaeda were in cahoots.

Apr 02 08:52

March Was First Month Without U.S. Fatalities in Iraq or Afghanistan In 11 Years

There were no American troop casualties in Afghanistan or Iraq in March, for the first time since February 2003, ending 133 straight months when at least one U.S. service member was killed. U.S. deaths in Iraq peaked in November 2004, and in Afghanistan in August 2011

Apr 01 05:23

William Cook : The Goal of the BDS Movement Is Justice

Israel Denies Justice and therefore does not Exist as a Legitimate State. Justice and legitimacy are one and inexorably linked to the Charters and Declarations of the United Nations.

This is a truth that Michael J. Rosenberg does not address as he castigates the supporters of the BDS movement in his recent article: “The Goal of the BDS Movement is the Dismantling of Israel.”

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Mar 31 08:53

Russia’s Lukoil starts output from giant Iraq oil field

Russia’s oil giant, Lukoil, has begun pumping crude oil from one of the world’s largest undeveloped oil fields in southern Iraq, as the Arab country works to bolster its oil exports.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

The US makes war while Russia makes deals. Who do you think the Iraqi people are going to feel good about?

Mar 31 08:47

Iraq Buys $1.56 Bln of Gold, Biggest Purchase in 3 Years

Iraq bought 36 metric tons of gold this month valued at about $1.56 billion in the largest purchase by a nation in three years.

Mar 30 21:02

Syria’s Victory Is Turning Point For Western Global Hegemony

It was in Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Seymour Hersh’s 2007 article, “The Redirection: Is the Administration’s new policy benefiting our enemies in the war on terrorism?” that prophetically stated (emphasis added):

“To undermine Iran, which is predominantly Shiite, the Bush Administration has decided, in effect, to reconfigure its priorities in the Middle East. In Lebanon, the Administration has coöperated with Saudi Arabia’s government, which is Sunni, in clandestine operations that are intended to weaken Hezbollah, the Shiite organization that is backed by Iran. The U.S. has also taken part in clandestine operations aimed at Iran and its ally Syria. A by-product of these activities has been the bolstering of Sunni extremist groups that espouse a militant vision of Islam and are hostile to America and sympathetic to Al Qaeda.”

Mar 30 20:13

The Story of PFC John Needham & Iraq War Truth

Marking the eleven year anniversary of the illegal, and immoral invasion of Iraq, you will bare witness to three different pieces of evidence that prove the official narrative to be false. First is the story of PFC John Needham, who witnessed war crimes being committed, and was locked up and tortured by his own command for not partaking in them himself. His story is an example of what happens when we “embrace the dark-side” as Dick Cheney put it in the push for the invasion. Next up is a clip called THE VIDEO THE PENTAGON DOESN’T WANT YOU TO SEE. It exposes the reality of the invasion, from Depleted Uranium to indiscriminate killing of civilians, as well as other crimes; including the rape, murder, and cover-up of PFC LaVena Johnson. Finishing up is a clip called JUST WHO WERE WE FIGHTING IN IRAQ? After hearing it you will ask the same question yourself.

Mar 30 07:56

US military in no shape to face the grandsons of Red Army

Years of terrorizing farmers with AK-47's and their wives and children and killing several million of them will not tune up an Army,like fighting real soldiers!
Remember how Hezbollah handed the IDF it's head back in 2006. Years of shooting Palestinian kids did not prepare them to fight a real military.
We are headed for a major military defeat and disaster!

The West is suffering from a bad case of Cold War chills.

Not only are the Western powers worried, they are discovering that they likely lack the means to stop possible Russian incursions into what was the former Soviet Empire.

They should not be at all surprised that Russia is again showing signs of life.

Frederick the Great, the renowned Prussian warrior-king, warned: “he who tried to defend everything, defends nothing.”

Mar 29 13:31

*Shocking video* World leaders wear pyramid symbol at major international meeting

During the Nuclear Security Summit, which was held on March 24th and 25th in the Netherlands, Reuters captured video of presidents and prime ministers from all over the world wearing a very peculiar pyramid-shaped pin

Mar 28 12:54

Obama Suddenly Defends U.S. Invasion of Iraq - Mainstream Media Shrug

President Barack Obama, In a speech in Brussels on Wednesday after Russia (and many Europeans) pointed out our loss of moral authority because of our war in iraq in hitting Putin on Crimea, defended our 2003 invasion. This was deeply disheartening--and hypocritical, since he largely owes his election in 2008 to being able to brag (vs. Hillary Clinton and John McCain) that, unlike them, he opposed the war in 2003.

Mar 28 09:56

Video: The Iraq War's Real Legacy

Though President Obama attempts to justify Iraq's invasion, Iraqi
civilians and Iraq war veterans share their stories on the lasting
environmental, social, and health effects of the U.S. occupation still
being felt today

Mar 28 08:33

11 Years On, Bearing Witness to Iraq War’s Lasting Harm

Eleven years after the U.S. invasion of Iraq, the war has largely disappeared from the U.S. media, and President Obama recently took the widely-criticized step of defending the invasion and claiming the Iraqi people now have “sovereignty.” Yet, on Wednesday night, Iraqi civil society organizers and U.S. military veterans gathered at a People’s Hearing in Washington, DC to tell a different story: of a war that is not over, that is still taking life, spreading trauma, and poisoning Iraq.

Mar 27 13:36

11 Years On, Bearing Witness to Iraq War's Lasting Harm

Eleven years after the U.S. invasion of Iraq, the war has largely disappeared from the U.S. media, and President Obama recently took the widely-criticized step of defending the invasion and claiming the Iraqi people now have "sovereignty." Yet, on Wednesday night, Iraqi civil society organizers and U.S. military veterans gathered at a People's Hearing in Washington, DC to tell a different story: of a war that is not over, that is still taking life, spreading trauma, and poisoning Iraq.

Mar 27 10:01

President Obama Denounces Russia, Defends Iraq War As Legal

President Barack Obama gave a speech today in Brussels where he denounced Russia and defended the 2003 Iraq War as legal and done while working within the international system. The speech comes after the Crimea was annexed by Russia under a controversial referendum and American neoconservatives have criticized the Obama Administration as naive and ineffective.

The remarks on Iraq came as Obama responded to complaints by the Russian government and others that America’s position on respecting sovereignty was hypocritical given the 2003 Iraq War.

Mar 25 07:02

Netanyahu was wrong about Iraq having nuclear weapons

Webmaster's Commentary: 

So why would anyone listen to Netanyahu scream about Iran's nuclear weapons?

Mar 23 08:05

Obama Plans to Annex One-Third Of Iraq Using U.S. CIA al-Qaeda: To Launch Further Attacks Against Syria From Iraq Syrian Border.

The Muslim Brotherhood & CIA’s made up al-Qaeda [CIA_duh] group are both Shiite extremist political movements working for the NWO banking cabal to further their agenda of banking domination in the Middle East. Anbar province in Iraq is dominated by the Sunnis who are being wiped out by the U.S. supplied cover groups [Muslim Brotherhood & al-Qaeda] so as to control Anbar Iraq Syrian border for staging covert terrorist attacks against the Syrian government.

Mar 22 07:46

WTF?? Canadian Prime Minister and Australian Prime Minister, Same Speech on Iraq

Mar 21 07:35

US Military pays salaries to non-existent ghost workers

Last month, John F. Sopko, Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction, wrote in his letter to three US commanders in Afghanistan that the US may be unwittingly paying "ghost workers" of the ANP.

Similar issues have already been brought up before. In 2011 SIGAR report claimed that Afghanistan's Interior Ministry wasn't able either to determine the actual number of the ANP personnel, or confirm that it had been paying salaries only to existing workers.

Earlier, in 2007 the Pentagon reported that Iraq’s Interior and Defense ministries had problems with ghost soldiers and police, existed only on paper.

Mar 17 07:21

US spent billions of dollars to destabilize Ukraine

Obama and Kerry “are making the mockery of the United states by assailing Russia for violating the integrity of Ukraine with the United States has violated the integrity of nation after nation, nation after nation, including Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Iraq, Afghanistan and Libya,” Fetzer said.

“Barack Obama has sent military forces to 17 different African nations by himself. Where does that come from? Where that ability to lie with a straight face to the world has emanated?” asked Fetzer, who has written several books on important issues, such as the theoretical foundations of scientific knowledge, computer science, artificial intelligence, cognitive science, and evolution and mentality.

Mar 10 06:40

The US, NATO and the West use economics to enslave countries – FM Živadin Jovanovi?

Like Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Syria and before it the former Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, Serbia is another country that was also invaded and destroyed by US/NATO. Serbia today is overburdened by foreign debt and through the IMF and other “loans”, like other countries, faces being enslaved by the West. Serbia is proof that when the West gives 1 Euro, it takes 100 Euros. You mentioned the damage of NATO to Yugoslavia $120 billion. But even what was not destroyed, that was privatized by criminal privatization. These issues and more were touched upon by Živadin Jovanovi?, the former Foreign Minister of Yugoslavia in an interview with the Voice of Russia.

Mar 08 16:07

Americans Overwhelmingly Oppose US Intervention in Ukraine, Syria, Iran … Or Anywhere Else

Polls show that Americans are overwhelmingly opposed to U.S. military involvement in:

Ukraine

Syria

Iran

Or anywhere else

Indeed, a poll from Pew in December found that a majority of Americans – more than ever before in Pew’s 50-year history of polling this question – think the U.S. “should mind its own business internationally and let other countries get along as best they can on their own.”

Mar 05 07:19

John McCain explains everything wrong with U.S. foreign policy

"So, with you my friends, I see Americans who want our country to be engaged in events beyond our borders, I see Americans who want an internationalist foreign policy, I see Americans who want our country to stand with Israel and our other partners, I see Americans who are willing to spend their hard earned tax dollars on effective foreign assistance and to strengthen the greatest military the world has ever known..."
(begins at 13:20 mark)

Everything he said regarding American foreign policy is the exact opposite of what the great men who founded this nation advocated.

America does not need to be engaged in events beyond our borders. America needs to worry about America and Americans.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Let's check out McCain's claim that Americans WANT their tax dollars spent on foreign wars and a strong military instead of being spent to take care of America and Americans.

Mar 04 09:03

The Road From Baghdad to Crimea

The US government for its part has been quick to denounce what President Obama called “a violation of Ukraine's sovereignty and territorial integrity.” The problem is, what standing does a US president or secretary of state have to question a Russian act of territorial aggression in the shadow of the American invasion of Iraq. When John Kerry said, “You just don’t in the 21st century behave in 19th century fashion by invading another country on completely trumped-up pretext,” he might have added, “but we do.”

As the Bush administration steamrolled toward military action in Iraq, marginalized voices of opposition in the US and around the world warned that, if the US went ahead with its planned invasion of Iraq without building a true international consensus or presenting a viable rationale for the assault, America would lose its credibility and its ability to play a leadership role in world affairs.

Mar 04 08:58

Rutgers faculty urge school to drop Condoleezza Rice as speaker

The Rutgers University faculty council has passed a resolution calling for the school to rescind Condoleezza Rice’s invitation to speak at commencement.

The former secretary of state drew the ire of the school’s professors for her “prominent role in [the Bush] administration’s efforts to mislead the American people about the presence of weapons of mass destruction in Iraq and the existence of links between al Qaeda and the Iraqi regime.”

Mar 03 09:50

Leftovers from Afghanistan and Iraq Wars: 1,558 Amputations; 7,224 Severe Brain Injuries; 118,829 Post-Traumatic Stress Disorders

The American toll from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan can be contemplated in many different ways, thanks to the Congressional Research Service (CRS).

A new CRS report (pdf) has provided a human accounting not only of how many service personnel died in the two conflicts, but of the many kinds of serious, life-long injuries with which thousands returned home.

A total of 1,558 soldiers endured major limb amputations as a result of battlefield injuries. Major limb amputations include the loss of one or more limbs, the loss of one or more partial limbs, or the loss of one or more full or partial hand or foot, according to the CRS.

Considerably more military personnel suffered “severe or penetrating brain injuries”— 7,224. Another 23,319 men and women were diagnosed with “moderate” brain injuries.

When “mild” and “not classifiable” cases are factored in, nearly 288,000 total brain injury cases were reported among all military personnel deployed and not deployed.

Apr 05 09:13

Serious Business: President Bush and VP Cheney Should Take the Stand on War Lies

I was fresh from the massive anti-war marches in New York and questioned the truth of any connection between Iraq and al Qaeda, although President Bush and Vice President Cheney had drawn the association with regularity. My seatmate's whole body leaned over to the right -- literally. "I feel so sorry for you," he said. "How cynical you must be to think that the president would lie."

Now, nine years later, I feel sorry for all of us. If only, like the Beatles' Revolution 9, played backwards by disc jockeys of the day, we could rewind this tune.

Apr 04 19:36

Britain’s Mad-House Foreign Policy

The best and cheapest way of protecting our national security is simply to eject the madmen from the Foreign Office and stop pimping for the US and its mad-dog protegé.

Let’s see how quickly the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), with Mr Bellingham’s help, can get their skates on and straighten out the simple matter of Palestine’s status so that Israel’s strutting psychopaths can finally be brought to book.

Apr 04 10:44

Guidebook To False Confessions: US Torture Manual Released

The timeline of how we went from a nation of liberty to one of forced false confessions revealed in release of the key document the US used to justify torture.

Apr 04 07:25

Man Whose WMD Lies Led to 100,000 Deaths Neoconfesses All

Defector tells how US officials 'sexed up' his fictions to make the case for 2003 invasion

Mar 16 12:26

Aiding Terrorism Redefined To Include Bradley Manning, Wikileaks

Point of no return: The US government broadens the NDAA definition of people and organizations that support terrorism to include Bradley Manning and Wikileaks

Jan 15 08:27

Boom in Fallujah Birth Defects Continues To Go Uninvestigated

Though the US has denied using prohibited weapons in Fallujah, a study in September 2011 found chemical contamination in local soil and water samples, as well as hair samples from the families of children with birth defects. Mercury, uranium, and bismuth are among the suspected culprits causing this unprecedented rise in congenital abnormalities.

Research has also shown a 12-fold increase in childhood cancers since 2004. The normal birth rate has also been skewed, with only 86 boys now being born for every 100 girls in Fallujah. The birth defect rate is more than 14 times that found today in Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Ah, the American legacy in Iraq; massive birth defects and cancers among its children, and a society on the brink of a vicious sectarian civil war!

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