Quelle disproportion entre les "dommages collatéraux" et les morts de combattants faut-il atteindre pour que la guerre devienne un génocide ?
L'invasion illégale de l'Irak menée par George W. Bush a déjà coûté leur vie à 655 000 Irakiens. C'est la conclusion d'une étude financée par le Centre d'Etudes Internationales du MIT (Massachussetts Institute of Technology), et conduite par des médecins sous la direction d'épidémiologistes de l'Université Johns
DAMASCUS, 22 October (IRIN) - More than three million Iraqis who have been forced to flee their homes to other areas of Iraq and to neighbouring countries are facing what the United Nations' refugee agency (UNHCR) describes as a "very bleak future" after the agency's budget for offices across the region was halved for the coming year.
Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki's new security plan for
So, martial law is the "democracy" we've brought to
World is blind to real situation in Iraq: activists
OSAKA -- An Iraqi journalist and a Japanese human rights activist said the public has a poor idea of the situation in Iraq and warned of an impending health catastrophe as more Iraqis contract cancer from exposure to depleted uranium shells used by the U.S. and Britain.
Former U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, who helped engineer the
Will Bush nuke the place and call it peace?
Violence is spreading further across Iraq, as Shi'ite Arab tribes in the south begin to engage occupation forces in new armed resistance.<>"This is not about vengeance," a former Iraqi army officer from Kut,
Is it a civil war yet??
If Saudi Arabia boosted production and cut the price of oil in half ... it would be devastating to Iran ... The result would be to limit Tehran's ability to continue funnelling hundreds of millions each year to Shi'ite militias in Iraq and elsewhere."
Oh, I see. Okay to lower oil prices to help the Sunni, but not okay to lower oil prices to help Americans?
When an ally's parliament is debating invading a portion of the country you allegedly occupy because you can't create security there, you know the situation's bad!
"Yep, it's got nothing to do with us. The Iraqis love us being here.
Caritas Internationalis and Caritas
Caritas says that rising hunger has been caused by high levels of insecurity, collapsed healthcare and other infrastructure, increased polarisation between different sects and tribes, and rising poverty.
More mission accomplished!
More "liberation" for
There are indications that the
We are not "liberators" of anything else except the oil in
Iraq: The Hidden Story shows the footage used by TV news broadcasts, and compares it with the devastatingly powerful uncensored footage of the aftermath of the carnage that is becoming a part of the fabric of life in Iraq.
Prod/ Dir: Christian Trumble; Exec Prod: Stephen Phelps; Prod Co: Zenith Entertainment Ltd - 2006
Images of Iraq dominate our TV news bulletins every night but in this film, Channel 4 news presenter Jon Snow, questions whether these reports are sugar-coating the bloody reality of war under the US-led occupation
- Warning -
This video contains images that should only be viewed by a mature audience
US soldier admits killing family after raping girl
· Body of 14-year-old was burned to conceal atrocity
· Defendant pleads guilty to avoid death penalty
Fours years of occupation by Anglo-American forces in
"Every three months the government renews this emergency order," says Baghdadi Zahra, "but even if we wanted to go into the streets, it’s too violent to do so. After four years, we cannot even walk down the street without risking death."
You've just got to love this "democracy" we've handed to the Iraqi people!
The proceedings of the Iraqi parliament were halted in shock this morning by reports that as many as 150 people were abducted from the offices of the Higher Education Ministry in central
The puppet regime is not even able to control their own capitol city!
A series of car bombs have killed at least 133 people in the predominantly Shia neighbourhood of
The grim discovery came as the U.N. Assistance
U.S. troops opened fire on a minibus, killing four passengers, during a raid on a Shi'ite militia stronghold in
At the end of a day in which attacks killed at least 160 Iraqis and wounded more than 250, comes word that
The Iraqi oil ministry has uncovered illegal operations whereby oil products were sold and profits were pooled into financing local militancy, Al Sabah newspaper reported on Wednesday.
THE Prime Minister of
The Iraq war was a boon for Israel's security, Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert said on Wednesday, voicing fresh endorsement for a Bush administration sapped by the unpopularity at home of its Middle East policies.
"Never mind what those American voters want, WE think you should stay!"
It is high time that that this government stop thinking about what might be 'disasterous' for Israel, and start thinking about the degree to which the war in Iraq continues to be disasterous for our own country.
Yet, ironically, the death squads are the result of
Conclusion: The tactical situation in
An Iraqi security source disclosed Wednesday that the
Hey, wasn't this one of the administration's "good guys" in
And you have to wonder just what those US forces were looking for when they ransacked his office.
If the insurgents can interdict ground supply convoys (as they have been doing), then when these sandstorms crank up this spring cutting off air support,
Exécution Saddam Hussein
US President George W Bush has said that the captured former Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein should pay the "ultimate penalty" for his crimes.
What crimes? There were no WMDs, Saddam had nothing to do with 9-11, did not aid Al Qaeda, was not in defiance of the UN.
So what did Saddam do? Lie his people into a war? Yeah, I agree that deserves the death penalty. Spy on his own people? Yeah, if he did that, that deserves the death penalty. Murder his own people without due process? Ever hear of a place called
You've got to love the timing on this: three days before
And death is the only way the
Okay folks, Bush is expecting you all to obediently clap and cheer when Saddam is sentenced.
But what is he being sentenced FOR?
WMDs? Saddam didn't have them.
9-11? Saddam was not involved.
Aiding Al Qaeda?
Killing his own people? Evidence suggests
So, what is Saddam being sentenced for?
And why should we vote for the government that told so many lies about him to trick us into a war of conquest?
By John Pilger
Why isn't George Bush Snr being charged? In 1992, a congressional inquiry found that Bush as president had ordered a cover-up to conceal his secret support for Saddam and the illegal arms shipments being sent to
Washington Post "Live Online" chat with Archive Middle East Analyst Joyce Battle, "Iraq: Declassified Documents of U.S. Support for Hussein," February 27, 2003
Video Clip: "Shaking Hands with Saddam Hussein," Iraqi President Saddam Hussein greets Donald Rumsfeld, then special envoy of President Ronald Reagan, in
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East Sussex, UK – Saddam Hussein was hanged a week ago, today, for executing 148 people. Yet, even by conservative estimates, George W. Bush and Tony Blair are responsible for hundreds, or thousands, of times more deaths due to their war of aggression — the supreme international crime — in
But, while Saddam Hussein is hanged, Bush and Blair remain in power with apparent impunity.
Why the double standard?
By Ben Guyatt, Stoney Creek
So Saddam has been executed. He was no hero or humanitarian, but a despot and butcher. However, he is the same man who received
My question is this, since there are no weapons of mass destruction and more than 600,000 Iraqi civilian deaths post the U.S. invasion, when will George W. Bush face the same scrutiny? Will he walk the 13 steps?
Do not expect equal justice. The
What a joke of a war, a mess, a shame. What a sad world we live in. George W. Bush, this is your legacy. History will not remember you kindly.
Memo to Jess Helms from InfoTimes. Note excerpt from
Amnesty International has condemned the death sentences handed to Saddam Hussein and two of his senior allies, describing their trial as a "shabby affair, marred by serious flaws".
The London-based human rights group -- which opposes capital punishment -- said the trial should have helped the process of establishing justice and the rule of law in
The execution of former Iraqi president Saddam Hussein serves not justice, but the political purposes of the Bush administration and its Iraqi stooges. The manner in which the execution was carried out—hurriedly, secretively, in the dark of night, in a mockery of any semblance of legal process—only underscores the lawless and reactionary character of the entire American enterprise in
Everyone now and then I need to go back to the Abu Ghraib pictures . (by the way you can get them in full colors www.albasrah.net. I know some of you readers need the hollywood version and I can assure you will find it there).
The reason why I keep going back to them is not some perverted need to see mutilated male genitals lying next to a tortured bleeding Iraqi. The images actually leave me sleepless.
The real reason I keep going back to them is simply because I need to remind myself of the holocaust the Iraqis are going through under the name of Freedom and Democracy .
A lengthy front page article in Sunday's New York Times reports that after a "sequence that [US] commanders saw as motivated less by a concern for justice than for revenge," Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice "gave the green light" for Saddam Hussein to be turned over to Iraq, so that prime minister Nuri Kamal al-Maliki could hang the ousted ruler before the year’s end.
Which means the
David S. Larsen
3000 soldiers fighting for the American army are dead, and the world is a better place for it. It's hard to understand. I don't really believe it inside myself, but it must be true, because the President said it is so. 3000 dead, and the world is a better place. And no matter how many more die, it's going to be okay, because that's the price we're willing to pay to capture a 75 year old scapegoat and put him in a cage, and kill him.
Newspapers in the Arab world and
Arab commentators are angry about the timing of the execution on one of the holiest days of the Muslim calendar. Some argue
I think this was intentional. Watching the cell phone movie of the lynching, it is clear the person holding the cell camera was making no effort to hide it. Yet no guards came over to ask them to put the camera away. I think the leak of the video was done by the direction of either the