L'Irak - Partie I - Guerre prévue, les victimes, le pétrole, Basra
Voici une panoplie d'articles à propos de la situation en Irak. Ceci est une banque de données précieuse pour ceux qui veulent mieux comprendre ce qui s'y passe sans s'y perdre. Mais ça se résume quand même assez bien par: guerre d'agression, crimes de guerre et contre l'humanité, destruction totale du pays et décimation de la population (1.2 millions de morts), génocide. Allez, bon appétit....
"In the last four years of war in Afghanistan and Iraq, the unreported death toll of American military personnel is in excess of 20,000 (20, 871) and the wounded who had to be evacuated from the combat areas for out-of-theater hospitals are in excess of 56,000. This is from a highly classified report sent by the Pentagon to the White House and is of a severely restricted circulation."
Buried 60 minutes interview
This is a great video that everyone needs to watch that shows the Bush regimes main goal from day
Comments made back in 1994 by the then US Secretary of Defence Dick Cheney about
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
"The current mass graves we are talking about are not those of Saddam Hussein," said Ubaidi.
They are, he added, a feature of the U.S.-dominated, post-Saddam era.
No one says the
But many Iraqis today have none to blame for the atrocities unfolding in their country but the
George W. Bush has transformed elite units of the
Though this reality has been the subject of whispers within the
In Bush's world, giving people a license to kill with extreme prejudice always trumps diplomacy every time.
Tank crushes Iraqi civilian's car US
Bush’s hand in the Terror War
Seen through a Syrian lens, “Unknown Americans’ are provoking civil war” Robert Fisk,
“The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere the ceremony of innocence is drowned.” William
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
The U.S.-led invasion of
Well, there you have it - From the American-supported Vice President of
If this guy is making this comment at Davos, you have to imagine what ordinary Iraqis think about it, looking at the total carnage their country has endured.
The Corporate Takeover of
The Senate's No. 2 Democrat says he knew that the American public was being misled into the
"The information we had in the intelligence committee was not the same information being given to the American people. I couldn't believe it," Majority Whip Richard J. Durbin,
"I was angry about it. [But] frankly, I couldn't do much about it because, in the intelligence committee, we are sworn to secrecy. We can't walk outside the door and say the statement made yesterday by the White House is in direct contradiction to classified information that is being given to this Congress."
Well, there you have it from the horse's mouth.
But Durbin, and every other intelligence committee member had a higher oath than the one swearing them to secrecy as part of his intelligence committee: it has to do with the oath they take when they become a member of the
On March 31, 2004 the world was shocked as they witnessed images of four burned bodies hanging from a bridge in
These private companies are part of a huge surge in the outsourcing of war, which is extremely evident in
According to a BBC news report (Oct. 30), British private security firm personnel – mercenaries to some – outnumber British soldiers in
President Bush and congressional leaders began negotiating a second war funding bill yesterday, with Democrats offering the first major concession: an agreement to drop their demand for a timeline to bring troops home from
And I told you that this was EXACTLY what was going to happen. The Democrats would make a big noise about withdrawel, Bush would veto, and the Democrats would cave so that Bush has his endless war and the Democrats are able to go into the 2008 elections saying, "Well, we tried to stop the war."
Well, trying is not good enough. We The People worked hard to put the Democrats into Congress in 2006 and the Democrats have officially blown their chance. They do not get another one as far as I am concerned.
I don;t care what Congress wants to do or tries to do, only what they actually do matters and in terms of the mandate they were sent to power with in 2006, they have failed utterly and completely. They will not stop the war. They have ignored Kucinich's bill of impeachment against Dick Cheney.
Anyone have a good blueprint for a decent guillotine?
A belief that Iraq is unwinnable, fears that Afghanistan could go the same way and an overwhelming feeling that the government has not looked after the Armed Forces properly in return for the sacrifices they make.
The war in
Therefore nothing can be accomplished in
Iraq war veterans now stationed at a base here in upstate New York say that morale among US soldiers in the country is so poor, many are simply parking their Humvees and pretending to be on patrol, a practice dubbed "search and avoid" missions.
Blair announces Iraq troop pullout : Tony Blair, the British prime minister, has said that Britain will reduce the number of its troops in Iraq by 1,600 within the coming months, but
From his office in clouded cuckoo land: Cheney says: UK Troop Withdrawal 'Sign Of Success' In Iraq: Cheney said Pelosi and other Democrats were pushing a policy in
Reid: The British Acknowledge a Reality Bush Refuses to Accept : - Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid today released the following statement on news that the British government will begin to redeploy its troops from
Denmark to withdraw its Iraq troop contingent by August:
Iraqis welcome British and Danish pullout: Sami al-Askari, a Shiite lawmaker and political adviser to Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, said: "The withdrawal is the wish of the Iraqi government and all the political powers in the country."
Lithuania mulling Iraq troop withdrawal: Defense Ministry spokeswoman Ruta Apeitkyte told The Associated Press that the Baltic country was considering not replacing the contingent when its mission ends in August.
In a new report, the Congressional Research Service notes that attacks from al Qaeda are only a small percentage of the violence in
"Increasingly in 2007,
Similarly, ret. Gen. James Jones, author of a major report on Iraqi security forces, acknowledged to Sen. Evan Bayh (D-IN) this week that 98 percent of violence in
Cheney says critics of new
US Vice-President Dick Cheney accused critics of the administration's new strategy inIraq of playing into the hands of Osama bin Laden and global terrorism.
Memo to Vice-President Cheney: Bin Laden has been dead for years, Dick.
Or didn't you get the news, holed up there in your bunker as you craft World War III?
And, surprise, surprise, no 'nookular' bombs were ever found.
By John Prados
A January 31, 2003 meeting between Bush and British Prime Minister Tony Blair clearly shows the two leaders discussing ways to provoke Saddam Hussein so as to justify war, indicating premeditation. Last week the National Security Archive in
McClatchy Newspapers reported on
The President explained his motives on Tuesday, that “If the standard of success is no car bombings or suicide bombings, we have just handed those who commit suicide bombings a huge victory”.
In response to the
According to the ORB poll, a survey of 1,461 adults suggested that the total number slain during more than four years of war was more than 1.2 million.
Getting into "Nazi-sized" numbers, now!
he situation in Iraq continues to worsen, with more than 2 million Iraqis now believed to be displaced inside the country and another 2.2 million sheltering in neighbouring states. Calls for increased international support for governments in the region have so far brought few results, and access to social services for Iraqis remains limited. Most of the burden is being carried by
Bush likes big numbers: he must be thrilled as heck with this one!
US occupation authorities and successive US-backed Iraqi governments have done little to stem the flow of Iraqis fleeing their war-torn country since the beginning of the occupation.
According to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), there are at least 1.5 million Iraqi refugees in
If you want a real picture of what's happening in
More than four million Iraqis have fled their homes because of sectarian violence, the largest population movement in the Middle East since Palestinians left the new state of
Bush loves large numbers: he's got to be prouder than heck of this one!
The 2.5 million plus folks who have fled - many to
But not so fast. We must cover our bases after all. Where exactly are these refugees going to go? Do you think that their former homes are just sitting there waiting for them? I doubt it. So, they start returning "home." Someone must of realized that this might "reverse the progress." Or maybe the
Now that all is going so well in
As Iraqi refugees begin to stream back to Baghdad, American military officials say the Iraqi government has yet to develop a plan to absorb the influx and prevent it from setting off a new round of sectarian violence.
Military officials said that the American occupation army arrested 750 children, aged between 11 to 17 years in its prisons in
Imprisoning children: how Israeli of us!
The survey by the Central Statistical Bureau says that 43 percent of Iraqis suffer from 'absolute poverty’ and another 11 percent of them live in 'abject poverty’.
You've got to love what "American-style liberation" has meant for at least 54% of the Iraqi people!
Just another wonderful way in which the surge is working!
Cholera is a gastrointestinal disease that is spread by drinking contaminated water. Severe cases can cause fatal dehydration.
The U.S. military in Iraq launched an artillery barrage in southern Baghdad on Sunday against suspected insurgent targets, with two dozen loud explosions shaking the southern outskirts of the capital….The Iraqi police said the artillery was being fired from the U.S. Forward Operating Base Falcon in southern Baghdad into the al-Buaitha neighbourhood of Dora, a volatile district that is a Sunni insurgent stronghold.
Think of it: launching artillery shells into residential areas of a city that you supposedly conquered – sorry, "liberated" – four years ago.
Kind of reminds one of the observation made by an Army Colonel at the time of the capture and subsequent destruction of the Vietnamese village Ben Tre during the war in
Six Iraqi insurgent groups took a step towards unifying the factions fighting the
The appearance of Gen Petraeus has drawn comparisons with General William Westmoreland's bullish assessment in 1967 of progress in the Vietnam war, a note underlined by Democratic senators yesterday who said they doubted that the general's testimony would be free of influence from the Bush administration.
Petraeus will simply be reading a script "ghost-written" by the pentagon and the white house.
For many Iraqis, the Americans have turned their land into a prison. The barriers, which have turned
The walls, being put up by American contractors at a record speed, are formalising the break up of
Nearly 4 1/2 years after President Bush’s ill-fated (and illegal) decision to invade and occupy Iraq, few people in a position to influence policy formulation and implementation in America have actually grasped the horrible truth about what has transpired, and what is transpiring, in Mesopotamia today. As the United States places the finishing touches on Fortress America, the new half-billion-dollar Embassy complex in the heart of the Green Zone in downtown Baghdad, and more troops pour into mega-bases throughout Iraq, the reality (and futility) of permanent occupation has yet to sink in. What could be going through the minds of those members of Congress who keep signing blank checks for the president? Is there no oversight of how and why this money is spent? How can someone fund permanent infrastructure one day, then speak of the need to get out of
The People vs. the Establishment: Peace March on September 15th Scares the Powers that Be Because the People Have The Power to End the War
So this is the "freedom"
A suicide bombing in Iraq's volatile Diyala province ripped through a "reconciliation meeting" on Monday night attended by Sunni and Shiite militia leaders -- a brazen attack that killed and wounded dozens and fractured an effort to foster amity between the rival sects.
Okay,. who WANTS the civil war to continue? Who WANTS
2,000-year-old Sumerian cities torn apart and plundered by robbers. The very walls of the mighty
There is one very obvious reason for the destruction of the Iraqi cultural heritage.
In contrast, other nations of the
A huge number of reports that are largely ignored or given only passing mention in the corporate media confirm an unprecedented level of destruction of essential infrastructure, loss of life and massive displacement of people.
There are more than 4 million Iraqi refugees and more than 1 million dead. Seventy percent of Iraqi children are not in school. Yet these reports and statistics do not begin to tell the story of destruction and violence caused by the
This will be Bush's true legacy in
But hey, after the oil law gets signed by the Iraqi parliament this year, that makes it all "worth it", doesn't it?!?
Baghdad blasts: At least 150 dead in another day of bloody U.S. occupation: : A series of car bombs have killed at least 133 people in the predominantly Shia neighbourhood of
52 bodies found in occupied Baghdad : The grim discovery came as the U.N. Assistance
3 U.S. Occupation Force Soldier Among 7 Killed In Iraq: Three
Four Iraqi civilians killed by US occupation forces:
Baghdad Airport shut at end of bloody day in Iraq : At the end of a day in which attacks killed at least 160 Iraqis and wounded more than 250, comes word that
Iraq oil profits reportedly used to back militants: 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.
Baghdad calls insurgents for peace talks: THE Prime Minister of
Civil war could ripple outward: Whether the
Iraq war was good for Israel: Olmert : 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.
There are indications that the
We are not "liberators" of anything else except the oil in
In Kurdistan, Hunt Oil Co. of the Kurdistan region will begin geological survey and seismic work by the end of 2007 and hopes to drill an exploration well in 2008, Hunt Oil and the
Hunt is a privately held, independent oil company based in Dallas,
When the Kurdish self-governing region in northern
It appears that Hunt and other oil companies are betting that
While presidential candidates debate whether to start bringing ground troops home from Iraq, the new construction suggests that one footprint of U.S. military power in Iraq isn't shrinking anytime soon: American officials are girding for an open-ended commitment to protect the country's oil industry.
This law has been discussed behind closed doors for much of the past year. Secret drafts have been viewed and commented on by the
This has been nothing less than a rape of a country for its resouces, and will go down in history as one of
The huge potential prizes for Western firms will give ammunition to critics who say the
So the American troops who are fighting and dying in
Iraqi Kurds fed up with the bickering in Baghdad and the failure of the central government to pass a comprehensive hydrocarbons law have virtually declared their independence signing new oil contracts with western companies and legislating their own oil law in August in the Kurdistan Regional Parliament.
Iraqi Oil Minister Minister Hussain al-Shahristani, has declared the contracts that the Kurds signed null and void while the Kurds have called for his resignation…
Please note that the production-sharing contract is with Hunt Oil Company of
In other words, this company is betting that
They are betting against everything
A TIMELINE OF OIL AND VIOLENCE -
- Last updated: June 19, 2006 -
The Iraqis want to keep their oil and they want the
But something happened — something the arrogant, sneaky, bullying, greedy proponents of the law in this country somehow didn’t anticipate. Civil society rebelled against the Hydrocarbon Act. The Sunni bloc in parliament rejected the law. So did the Shiite followers of Muqtada al-Sadr who denounce the act as an attack on Iraqi sovereignty. Oil field workers have staged protests and vowed “mutiny” if the law is passed. “This law cancels the great achievements of the
Hunt Oil, a closely held company, signed a production-sharing agreement with the
Translation: Ray Hunt and HUNT OIL are betting on
.... along with Bush and Blair.
I want to plant an idea with all of you right now. It is clear that the war is lost and we are headed for that
Oooooh, so you mean that when the invading army leaves, things quiet down? Who would have thought it so?!?!?!?!?!?!?
Two generals told The Independent on Sunday last week that the military advice given to the Prime Minister was, "We've done what we can in the south [of
The British Army has been defeated in
The British departure from their last remaining base inside the walls of
Bush administration officials were reportedly furious that the operation was launched at a time when the president is begging for more time for his "surge" strategy to turn the tide of the war - though no official comment has yet been made.
At al-Asad Air Base west of
"You know, like how them there Nazis stabilized
The Army is investigating possible war crimes after a
Winning their hearts and minds.
Three years after the devastating
Your tax dollars at work, folks - while homeless war vets sleep in our streets.
Rick Rowley, a journalist and independent filmmaker of Big Noise Films, was one of the last people to videotape and interview the Sunni sheikh, and his video report Uncovering the Truth Behind the Anbar Success Story, presents a very different picture of the Anbar Awakening.
Embedded with the
"Hey, they're thugs, and they've killed other Iraqis and our troops, but they're OUR thugs now, for the right price!" - official white horse souse.