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Turkish newspaper Cumhuriyat [via alriyadh] revealed why Maliki is playing a time game and why the Kurds want to sign the agreement as soon as possible:
Iraqi government asked both Turkey and Iran to provide written guarantees on security cooperation with Iraq, in exchange for abandoning the security agreement the U.S.
The newspaper uncovered, that
WHAT a chess move on the part of Al-Maliki!
If he gets the written assurances from Turkey and Iran on security, the US presence becomes.....irrelevant, and our troops could, theoretically, come home.The big question here is, what is the Bush administration prepared to do to prevent this from happening??
Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki raised the prospect on Monday of setting a timetable for the withdrawal of
So we just might not be in
According to the official, the bases are only precautionary measures in case of a military strike against
"Precautionary", my astrolabe!
Patrick Cockburn, The Independent's well-respected, non-embedded, journalist in Iraq, pointed out that elections are due in about six months time and the Shias of Prime Minister Maliki's faction are trying to gain advantage over the popular Shia faction of al Sadr. They are using force to do this and want to draw in the British in
As the war in
Published on Thursday, January 31, 2008 by Reuters
More than one million Iraqis have died as a result of the conflict in their country since the U.S.-led invasion in 2003, according to research conducted by one of
"Well, that's what they GET for having nooku ... HEY; quit kicking me!"-- Official White Horse Souse
Five years after the
More of Bush's true "legacy" in
Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said she's ``proud'' of the
If Secretary Rice claims that she is "proud" of the
1. Over a million Iraqis dead, and millions displaced.
2. The use of depleted uranium which has sickened and killed thousands of Iraqis, our own troops, and their families.
3. The legitimization of torture as a standard technique of American interrogation at home and abroad.
4. The complete destruction of the Iraqi infrastructure, including hospitals and schools.
5. The subjugation of
6. The fact that this country was whipped into a war frenzy on an absolute pack of lies that Hussein had weapons of mass destruction.
Yes, Secretary Rice, as one of Bush's sociopathic inner circle who feels no shame or blame for the consequences of their actions, has much to feel "proud" about this 4th of July holiday.
L’agriculture millénaire irakienne détruite par les transnationales agro-alimentaires étatsuniennes
par Joëlle Pénochet
Mondialisation.ca, Le 13 fevrier 2008
“Contrôlez le pétrole, et vous contrôler des nations entières ; contrôlez le système alimentaire, et vous contrôlez les populations. »
C’est au cœur de
Les « semences de la démocratie » *
Depuis son invasion en 2003, l’Iraq n’a pas été seulement spoliée par ses agresseurs de sa souveraineté politique, de son patrimoine archéologique, de ses ressources pétrolières, mais aussi de sa souveraineté alimentaire.
The city, born on the banks of the Euphrates River 5,000 years ago and full of priceless archaeological treasures, was transformed into a U.S. military camp after the 2003 invasion with a heliport built among the ruins.
Iraqi archaeologist Hadi Mussa Qataa, who guided an AFP reporter through the fragile ruins, said helicopter take-offs and landings, along with the tremors from the heavy rumble of armored vehicles had damaged the city's historic monuments.)
Power failures and maintenance have disrupted running water supplies to almost half of the capital,
En violation de
L’ordonnance 81 du 26 avril
Four million Iraqis are struggling to feed themselves, and 40 per cent of the country's 27 million people have no safe water, the UN said today.
Apparently, this situation is what this administration characterizes as "progress" and "improvement" in the lives of everyday Iraqis.
And as for the "no safe water" issue, look fordevastating water-borne diseases, like cholera, to escalate like crazy.
13 129 malformed children have been born in
Warning: horrifically graphic pictures.
But please don't let them stop you from reading about your tax dollars at work, folks.
This is what we have done in
Please just imagine for one second that one of these kids was your kid.
People around the world do not "hate us because we are free"; they hate us for our military having created the situations, through chemical exposure, which leads to the birth of severely malformed infants.
And by the way; the deformities hitting kids in
This should be on our nightly news, because this is the result of the
Families in Fallujah are calling for an investigation into the rise of birth defects after the US used phosphorus over the Iraqi city in 2004.
They have raised concerns about the weapons used by American forces in 2004, including constant bombardment with uranium depleted artillery shells and other depleted uranium ammunition- when Fallujah suffered the heaviest blitze following the overthrow of the Saddam regime of the entire war in
Let anyone in the military or government who still have the gall to deny the negative effects of these chemicals, and then volunteer to be exposed to precisely the level of exposure the people of Fallujah experienced and see what happens.
All kids need safe, loving environments to nurture their growth and potential.
What the hell are we doing imprisoning children as young as 10, and would someone please explain just how it comes about that 10 year olds are labeled as "imperative threats to security," by the US military?!?
Qawala camp, two miles outside the city of Sulaymaniyah in the north of the country, is home to 3,000 men, women and children, a tiny percentage of up to
These people rarely feature in news from
Take a good, hard look at that kid clutching a doll.
Imagine, just for one second, that this was your kid.
How would you be feeling about the
Garret Reppenhagen received integral training about the
An Iraqi member of parliament has revealed that the
"Hey, our boys can;t do their jobs if they are constantly worried about rape charges!!!" -- Official White Horse Souse
The real purpose of the "surge" was to hide another deception. The Bush regime is paying Sunni insurgents $
The flow of blood may be ebbing, but the flood of money into the
by Dahr Jamail
By the end of 2007, attacks against occupation forces decreased substantially, but still number more than 2,000 monthly. Iraqi infrastructure, like supply of potable water and electricity are improving, but remain below pre-invasion levels. Similarly with jobs and oil exports. Unemployment, according to the Iraqi government, ranges between 60-70 percent.
An Oxfam International report released in July says 70 percent of Iraqis lack access to safe drinking water, and 43 percent live on less than a dollar a day. The report also states that eight million Iraqis are in need of emergency assistance.
BAGHDAD is drowning in sewage, thirsty for water and largely powerless, an Iraqi official said today in a grim assessment of services in the capital five years after the US-led invasion.
Watch for huge outbreaks of water-borne diseases, such as cholera, to become rempant in this country.
Al-Qaeda's deputy chief Ayman al-Zawahiri yesterday claimed global warming was helping militant Islamic extremism.
Wed, 23 Apr 2008
Al-Qaeda's deputy chief Ayman al-Zawahiri yesterday claimed global warming was helping militant Islamic extremism.
Terror mastermind Osama bin Laden's deputy also launched an astonishing attack on
He said global warming reflected "how criminal, brutal and greedy the Western Crusader world is, with
The Egyptian surgeon accused Shiite
Al-Zawahiri said: "
This al qaeda in
See also Fake Al Qaeda
This issue of "...no evidence" presented by Iraqi Spokesperson Ali Al Dabbagh, will not deter the
They can't make anything else stick, so they are going to run with that, no matter what.
Since March 25, US air and ground raids on civilians in
Three large parts of Sadr city were subjected to heavy bombardment that was continuously carried out by
By this military action, the
And heavy air bombardment of densely packed urban areas absolutely guarantees two things:
1. Heavy civilian casualties
2. Radicalizing those left standing even more strongly against the Al-Maliki government and US troops.
Early reports from
Forgive me, but this does not look as though there have been "gains in security"; it looks as though we are seeing an horrendous worsening of security, definitely in
And if we can't hold
Clashes between Shiite militiamen and security forces have killed more than 900 people in
The latest death toll from the Sadr City fighting that began late last month is set to make April the deadliest month this year, denting US and Iraqi government claims of improved security.
Another 19 people were killed in fighting between militiamen and security forces in Shiite areas of
"..The death toll from weeks of street battles passed 360."
More "security progress" in
January 14, 2008
Did you miss this? It should have been the lead story in every newspaper and radio and TV program in
* Until the March 2003
* Iraqis of all sectarian and ethnic groups believe that the
* After the
* A sense of "optimistic possibility permeated all focus groups ... and far more commonalities than differences are found among these seemingly diverse groups of Iraqis."
* Most would describe the negative elements of life in
* Few mentioned Saddam Hussein as a cause of their problems, which the report described as an important finding, implying that "the current strife in Iraq seems to have totally eclipsed any agonies or grievances many Iraqis would have incurred from the past regime, which lasted for nearly four decades -- as opposed to the current conflict, which has lasted for five years."
Would someone please remind me again of just how much better life is for the Iraqi people than before the invasion and occupation?
The cultivation of opium poppies whose product is turned into heroin is spreading rapidly across
So, together with Afghanistan, we now have two nations, both of which had succeeded in ending the drug trade within their borders, now conquered by the United States, and watched over by the US military are now transformed into opium farms under the watch of a government repeatedly linked to the drug trade.
See also The Crimes of Mena.
Well then what was the point of the damned invasion?!?
Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice defended on Thursday the Bush administration's record in
"We did some things well, some things not so well," said Rice, who was national security adviser when the
I am certain that from the point of view of the war-mongers, all wars are "the right thing to do." That is not the question. The question is whether those who thought the war was the right thing to do lied to the rest of us to trick us into their little war.
As for Rice's comments on the upside of the war, let us take a closer look.
So, Ms. Secretary, outside of your personal stock portfolio, tell us exactly WHY this war was such a good idea?
... and why we should not tar and feather anyone and everyone in government who dares lie to the people for any reason whatsoever?
In an interview with The Times, he backed the Iraqi Government's decision to "respond forcefully" to the spiralling violence by "criminal elements" and Shia extremists in
"I want to thank you for your support of
Bush reportedly answered that the chief rabbi's words "warmed his heart."
If you ever wondered who Bush was really working for in his push for war in
Comforting, isn't it?
More importantly, the war has shown the limits of American power. It is clear the
Daily we see TV shows that propagandize us all about America's high-tech "Wonder Weapons", promising to make killing the other guys a safe open air video game, costly to develop, always "just around the corner", and when finally deployed usually unable to perform as advertised. (If you have not read the book "The Pentagon Wars" about the development of the Bradley Fighting Vehicle, make a point of doing so. There is also a very funny movie based on the book.)
But the fact is that
The reason is simple. The might of a nation is not in its hardware but in the spirit of the people. The
par Michel Chossudovsky
Mondialisation.ca, Le 4 juin 2008
It seems that the US occupation is about to embark on a new spate of war crimes in northern Iraq against 'AlQaeda', a translation of which would be any sunni, shiia or kurd who opposes the occupation in the first place. Mass murder in Iraq is following a novel template - pre announced genocide, with commanders promising widespread death, destruction and mass displacement. Mosul will thus join the list of cities with Najaf, Haditha and Fallujah to be flattened while the residents flee the carnage if they're lucky or be instantly branded 'Al Qaeda' if they find themselves dead in the streets.
"Al Qaeda" is simply the name with which the
Because we have not been able to win this ground war from the air. (the precise, same war we seem to have not been winning for almost the last 5 years), what does the military do?
Pour on more air power, of course.
We will again (just as we did in
At the end of the day, those few
"Freedom is Slavery."
"Ignorance is Strength."
"War is Peace."
"Failure is Success."
Heavy fighting has continued for a third day between Shia militias and the Iraqi security forces in southern
More than 70 people have died and hundreds have been injured in days of violence sparked by an Iraqi crackdown on Shia militias in
A new civil war is threatening to explode in
Note that Cheney and Mc Cain are conspicuously silent about the "progress in security" regarding the current situation in
That this administration never saw this coming is a testament to their complete detachment from the realities on the ground.
Several notables in the governate have told AlQabas that the government forces, having entered into what amounts to street-fighting for Basra neighborhoods, will lose this fight unless these local forces are reinforced by large additional forces from elsewhere, because their opponents in the Mahdi Army and other organizations have appropriate weapons in sufficient quantity, and have experience in urban fighting. The lack of fighting spirit on the government side is owing to a lot of causes, among them the existence of tribal links between the army and police on the one side, and the armed militias on the other.
This mess brought to you courtesy of the current US administration, which never, for one moment - in their hubris and complete lack of understanding of the history of this region - ever saw this coming.
A curfew has been imposed on
US embassy staff in
In fact, the reduction in violence we are witnessing is really a result of the
How interesting that Ahmadinejad, unlike a U.S. president who has to be airlifted unannounced into ultra-secure bases, was able to convoy in from the airport in broad daylight on a road that U.S. dignitaries fear to travel. His love fest with Iraq President Jalal Talabani, a Kurd who fought on Iran's side against Iraq and who speaks Farsi, even took place outside of the safety of the Green Zone, adding emphasis to Ahmadinejad's claim that while he is welcome in Iraq, the Americans are not.
But for Bush, his signature issue, the battle against terrorism, is a shambles. The terrorists are very much on the rise in
Public awareness of the number of American military fatalities in
Davis, from the Roselle, N.J., area, said while stationed at the prison he also saw an incinerator with "bones in it" that he believed to be a crematorium and said some prisoners were starved prior to their interrogation.
Another soldier that had been stationed at Abu Ghraib, M.P. Sabrina Harman---who gained dubious fame for making a thumbs-up sign posing over the body of a prisoner she believed tortured to death---said the U.S. had imprisoned "women and children" on Tier 1B, including one child was as young as ten.