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Baghdad OK's Russia Bombing ISIS in Iraq (tags)
Irresponsible NYT Putin Bashing (tags)
Escalated US Wars Ahead? (tags)
Iran Nuclear Talks in Baghdad (tags)
Targeting Journalists in Iraq (tags)
BTL:With Custody Transferred to Baghdad Government, Iraqi Prisoners Suffer Torture and Abu (tags)
BETWEEN THE LINES Syndicated Radio Newsmagazine
CIA/US Military Perpetrated Most of Iraq's "Suicide Bombs"! (tags)
...in Baghdad when an Iraqi driver had his license and car confiscated at a checkpoint, after which he was instructed "to report to an American military camp near Baghdad airport for interrogation and in order to retrieve his license." After being questioned for a short while, he was told to drive his car to an Iraqi police station, where his license had been forwarded, and that he should go quickly. "The driver did leave in a hurry, but was soon alarmed with a feeling that his car was driving as if carrying a heavy load, and he also became suspicious of a low flying helicopter that kept hovering overhead, as if trailing him. He stopped the car and inspected it carefully. He found nearly 100 kilograms of explosives hidden in the back seat and along the two back doors. The only feasible explanation for this incident is that the car was indeed booby trapped by the Americans and intended for the al-Khadimiya Shiite district of Baghdad. The helicopter was monitoring his movement and witnessing the anticipated ‘hideous attack by foreign elements."
The Mystery of American Foreign Policy (tags)
It appears to be a mystery because it is being driven primrarily by foreigners, for interests that are not America's.
Iraq : Are there any Tears Left? (tags)
In the Inquisition-scale horrors, inflicted upon Iraq, since a month short of five years ago, the ghosts of the Western-imposed human cull over the previous thirteen years - from life's dawn, to those in its twilight - sometimes, very temporarily, briefly flicker and fade slightly, in the light of another immediate atrocity of enormity. They always return, as they must, in a sight, a scent, a phrase, a 'phone call. Reminders of sins of overwhelming enormity in high places, as Washington and Whitehall bleat about their infantile 'war on terror' and 'rogue states'.
Giving His Eyes for His Country (tags)
Arab-American Mazin al-Nashi got screwed twice by the Bush administration and the private military contractor that employed him. Recruited to work as an interpreter for Titan in Iraq, he was blinded in an attack and then systematically denied the medical care that might have saved his eyesight. Mazin and his wife Layla told their story to Activist San Diego January 14.
Despite ‘good news,’ Iraq is not OK (tags)
"There are more sources that are closer to credibility than any of the ones above. Independent reports such as the survey of Iraqi households in the Lancet, estimating that by July 2006, 655,000 Iraqis died as a consequence of war. UK-based polling agency Opinion Research Business reached even a higher number, in September 2007, suggested that 1.2 million people might have died as a result of the war. But no number can do justice to the hurt felt by Iraqi people, so many of whom perished by the firepower of their “liberators.” On Dec. 28, 14 Iraqis were reportedly killed, and 64 others were wounded in a Baghdad square crowded with shoppers following the Friday prayer. I wonder if the many families that collectively share the latest tragedy in Baghdad will find some peace and comfort in the figures and statistics issued by the US military and disseminated cheerfully be the media. I wonder how the people of the bloody Tayaran Square would respond to the question: “Is Iraq getting better?” Would any reporter even bother to ask them their thoughts?"
Blackwater Faces New Death and Injury Claims and Drug Allegations (tags)
The estates of two more Iraqis killed when Blackwater USA personnel allegedly opened fire on civilians in Nisoor Square in Baghdad on Sept. 16 and an injured survivor of the incident joined the pending civil litigation against the private military contractor late Monday.
More Lost Weapons in Iraq (tags)
By all accounts, the businessman, Kassim al-Saffar, a veteran of the Iran-Iraq war, did well at distributing the Pentagon-supplied weapons from the Baghdad Police Academy armory he managed for a military contractor. But, co-workers say, he also turned the armory into his own private arms bazaar with the seeming approval of some American officials and executives, selling AK-47 assault rifles, Glock pistols and heavy machine guns to anyone with cash in hand — Iraqi militias, South African security guards and even American contractors. “This was the craziest thing in the world,” said John Tisdale, a retired Air Force master sergeant who managed an adjacent warehouse. “They were taking weapons away by the truckload.”
Locals Confront Blackwater at Their Gates as, Iraq Concludes Blackwater Committed Murder (tags)
As the Iraqi prime minister’s office determined that Blackwater USA shootings on September 16th in Baghdad was deliberate murder resulting in 17 civilian deaths, local opponents confronted Blackwater at the gates of the proposed “Blackwater West” site in Potrero, a tiny town in east San Diego county. Organizers estimated that over 300 people took part in the weekend's event, marching a mile from the rally site to the gates of Blackwater West.
Blackwater cancels planned expansion (tags)
RALEIGH, N.C. — In more fallout from the Sept. 16 shooting in Baghdad that left 11 Iraqis dead, Blackwater USA apparently has stopped its expansion projects.
Cheney assassinated two critics (tags)
The rest better be careful
Wanted Criminal Flew U.S. Supply Missions in Iraq (tags)
Bout didn't just walk away with millions of taxpayer dollars, the authors found. The military issued Bout's pilots supply cards allowing them to gas up their planes for free when landing in Iraq. A Defense Department spokesman confirmed to the authors that Bout's fleet made off with nearly 500,000 gallons of fuel from the Baghdad airport courtesy of the U.S. Air Force.
Local Soldier, Staff. Sgt. Thomas M. McFall, Killed in Iraq (tags)
A former Glendora resident and Army soldier was killed on Memorial Day in Baghdad, military officials said Wednesday.
Bush surrenders (tags)
the president surrenders
5,000 dead for nothing (tags)
30,000 injured in Iraq while our enemy sits in a cave in Pakistan.
Is US behind the assassinations nd market bombings in Iraq? (tags)
An Iraqi who asked not to be identified had disclosed some of the US activities such as assassinations and bombings in markets that aim at sparking sectarian fighting among Iraqis so as to facilitate the partition of the country.
Majority of Iraqi Lawmakers Now Reject Occupation (tags)
"On Tuesday, without note in the U.S. media, more than half of the members of Iraq's parliament rejected the continuing occupation of their country. 144 lawmakers signed onto a legislative petition calling on the United States to set a timetable for withdrawal, according to Nassar Al-Rubaie, a spokesman for the Al Sadr movement, the nationalist Shia group that sponsored the petition."
How to get out of Iraq for just $450 million (tags)
If Nancy Pelosi and Congress really want the war to end and U.S. personnel to leave Iraq, it doesn't have to cost $100 billion or even $10 billion. For just $450 million, Congress could hire U.S. airlines to fly all U.S. troops (and contractors) home for good, in time to enjoy summer with their families.
Now Nazi reprisals also??? (tags)
Kill nine of ours and we kill 100 of your civilians
Battle of Baghdad Cover-Up Four Years Later (tags)
Captain Eric May, leader and founder of Ghost Troop, is back with two new interviews! Please check out the following links.
Battle of Baghdad Cover-Up Four Years Later (tags)
nterview With CAPTAIN ERIC MAY Ghost Troop Commander
Good stiff drink (tags)
Doomed to Failure (tags)
Bush has ignored the Baker plan in nearly all points-except for sending troops to train Iraqi security forces. He rejects a diplomatic involvement of Syria and Iran.. Sunnites will fight Sunnis in the whole Arab world.
Hillary finds road to Damascus (tags)
and tell the AIPAC to go hike
Iraq leader's silence raising questions about Bush plan (tags)
"The Bush administration has one view of Iraqi reality in which Maliki is ... an honest broker," said W. Patrick Lang, a former head of Middle East intelligence at the Defense Intelligence Agency. "In my view, Maliki is one of any number of Shiite Arab activists who are seeking to consolidate Shiite control."
REINFORCEMENTS IN COFFINS (tags)
BAGHDAD -- A senior ally of radical Iraqi cleric Moqtada Al Sadr warned Friday that thousands of the planned 21,500 extra US troops en route for the war-torn nation would "go home in coffins."
The New Bush Plan - Same Old Shit! (tags)
The Plan. Did speech rhetoric square with facts? Same Old Shit? Congress divided over Bush war plan. Text of Bush's address
BBC: US forces storm Iranian consulate (tags)
Is this the beginning of WW 3?
Bush gets his orders (tags)
from the killers in grey suits
Saddam's hanging (tags)
Saddam and a co-conspirator were hung this morning in Baghdad
Bombs Over Baghdad Music Video (tags)
Bombs Over Baghdad Music Video
The Amerikan Empire making Iraq a better place to live. (tags)
Look at how things have improved after the American Empire over threw Saddam and installed our own "democratic" puppet government. Isn't freedom and democracy American style great????
161 killed in Baghdad blasts - There is NOT a civil war in Iraq! (tags)
At least thats what George W. Bush says. Everyone else knows differently
Local Soldier, Jang H. Kim, Killed in Iraq (tags)
Jang H. Kim – a member of the Army's 26th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division – died Monday from injuries suffered when a homemade bomb exploded near his vehicle during a combat operation in Baghdad.
There is NOT a civil war in Iraq (honest! swear to god!) (tags)
There is NOT a civil war going on in Iraq! Everything is undercontrol! - Asked about his testimony in August that Iraq could fall into civil war ... , Gen. John Abizaid said that more recently the situation has improved
If Saddam Guilty, Rumsfeld Guilty (2) Tambien!! (tags)
Following Saddam's guilty verdict, we need to investigate Donald Rumsfeld as Saddam's acomplice as the knowing supplier of chemical weapons that fueled Saddam's genocide..
Saddam Hussein will be found guilty tomorrow and sentenced to die (tags)
Tomorrow an American kangaroo court will find Saddam Hussein guilty and sentence him to death. (Thats not to say Saddam Hussein isn't a corrupt thug, just that he couln't possible get a fair trial from George W. Bush. Of course George W. Hitler couldn't possiblely get a fair trial in Baghdad for murdering thousands of Iraqi citizens in an illegal unconstitutiona war, but that doesn'nt mean George W. Bush isn't a serial murderer)
Local Soldier, Mark C. Paine, Killed in Iraq (tags)
Capt. Paine, 32, of Rancho Cucamonga, died Sunday when a roadside bomb exploded near his vehicle in Taji, just north of Baghdad, in Iraq, according to the Department of Defense. Paine was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 66th Armor Regiment, 1st Brigade, 4th Infantry Division in Fort Hood, Texas.
Time to plan for the protest when the body count hits 3,000 (tags)
I guess we won't have to wait that long to get to the 3,000 body mark for the big anti-war protest. If this keeps up we could hit the 3,000 mark in a little over a month.
Vietnam vets want you to fight in Iraq (tags)
Will a coup in Iraq follow the US elections? (tags)
Another comment has appeared in the American press foreshadowing a move by the Bush administration to remove the Shiite-dominated government of Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki in Iraq. In an opinion piece in the October 2 Washington Post, the newspaper’s deputy editorial editor Jackson Diehl strongly suggested that Washington may dispense with Maliki’s regime shortly after the November 7 US congressional elections.
How George W. Bush has brough peace, freedom, and democracy to Iraq. (tags)
I was buying groceries in my beloved Amariya neighborhood in west Baghdad when I heard the sound of an AK-47 for about three seconds. It was close but not very close, so I continued shopping. How Iraq reporter's world has changed
Bush wants a bloodbath in Baghdad (tags)
Increasingly desperate over the deteriorating situation in Iraq, the Bush administration is demanding that the US-installed government in Baghdad support a savage intensification of repression or give way to a dictatorial regime that will.
Bush's Speech Translation (tags)
what Bush didn't say yesterday
If this is what democracy is all about I can understand why the Iraqis don’t like it. (tags)
The Health Ministry planns to construct two new branch morgues in Baghdad and raise capacity to as many as 250 corpses a day.
TWO Battles of Baghdad (tags)
A former Army officer describes the realities of Bush League unreality on the topic of the Battle of Baghdad, just admitted yesterday by Ambassador Khalilzad -- but having happened three years ago. Welcome to Orwell 101.
Intern Describes Paying Iraqi Press to Plant Pro-American Articles Written by U.S Military (tags)
by Democracy Now
Little Birds: A Devastating Window on the War (tags)
Powerful documentary on Iraq war from the perspective of Iraqi citizens
Another Battle of Baghdad Cover Up -- It's Time for Truth (tags)
Summary: Former Army intelligence and public affairs officer Captain May argues that the Bush League infowar to hide the truth of Iraq's strategic and tactical blunders has sunk us into Middle Eastern quicksand -- and that the time for getting out is running out.
Why the government ruler don't like sniper rifles (tags)
Iraqi insurgents are teaching recruits sophisticated sniper techniques for targeting U.S. troops that include singling out engineers, medics and chaplains, according to training material obtained by U.S. military intelligence. The insurgent sniper training manual was posted on the Internet. Among its tips: "Killing doctors and chaplains is suggested as a means of psychological warfare."
Troops grow disillusioned (tags)
"Think of what you hate most about your job. Then think of doing what you hate most for five straight hours, every single day, sometimes twice a day, in 120-degree heat," he said. "Then ask how morale is."
Local Soldier, Andres Contreras, Killed in Iraq (tags)
Staff Sgt. Andres Jonathan Contreras, 24, of Huntington Park, Calif., died Saturday, July 15, in Baghdad, Iraq. Contreras died of injuries sustained when his vehicle encountered an improvised explosive device during combat operations.
Of our sins. (tags)
on the cultural diversities and the mistake of trying to impose a culture and a morals the other people
The Hidden War on Women in Iraq (tags)
by Ruth Rosen
Unexpected Guest Drops in on Iraqi Prime Minister (tags)
Guess who’s coming to dinner? The President of the United States. But for the U.S. media, this peculiar party crashing by President Bush was a Big Moment, not an embarrassment.
Bush in Bagdad (tags)
President Bush’s trip to Baghdad Tuesday has been hailed by the American media and official Washington as something of a political masterstroke. In fact, the sudden trip, conducted in secrecy even from the Iraqi government that holds nominal sovereignty in the US-occupied country, was a demonstration of both the dire state of affairs in Iraq and the political isolation and disorientation of the Bush administration.
Iraqi Resistance responds to Zarqawi killing… (tags)
By sending multiple American war criminals to an early grave. Iraqi Resistance Report for events of Monday, 12 June 2006.
1,400 targeted killings in Baghdad last month (tags)
1,400 targeted killings in Baghdad last month
Iraqi Resistance Report (tags)
Iraqi Resistance Report for events of Friday, 5 May 2006. By: Translated and/or compiled by Muhammad Abu Nasr. and British heli shootdown in Iraq, 4 killed - 3 british armoured vehicle attacked.
Iraq War Breaks Down into Civil War (tags)
A short article about the collapse of the Iraqi War into full scale civil war.
US Surrenders in Iraq (tags)
Surrender as in Vietnam
Iraqi Resistance Report for events of Friday, 10 March 2006. (tags)
· Four US troops reported killed in Resistance bombing in central ar-Ramadi Friday afternoon. · US soldier reported killed by Iraqi Resistance sharpshooter in ‘Amiriyat al-Falluja · At least seven US troops reported killed in Resistance car bomb attack on US command point in eastern al- Fallujah. · Resistance blasts home occupied by US-installed puppet “Iraqi President” with mortar shells Friday evening. · Resistance bomb reportedly kills two US troops in Baghdad’s Zuyunah area. · Fierce fighting rages in al-Mushahadah Friday evening. http://iraqwar.mirror-world.ru/article/81963
U.S. helicopter fires rockets into crowded Baghdad (tags)
Photos show an Iraqi resident inside his destroyed home in Baghdad's Sadr city February 2, 2006, after U.S. occupation forces used a helicopter to fire rockets into a crowded Shiite neighborhood. The young girl was one of those wounded in the attack. U.S. occupation forces rocketed Baghdad's Sadr city early Thursday, killing one woman and wounding at least three others, residents said.
Photographs From Iraq: December 2005 (tags)
A selection of photos taken in Iraq, mostly from December 2005, depicting everything from insurgents running a polling station to massive protests against fraud in the election to a day of riots in Kirkuk.
Local Soldier Killed in Iraq on CHRISTMAS DAY (tags)
Spc. Sergio Gudino, 22, of Pomona, Calif., died in Baghdad, Iraq, on Dec. 25
Iraqi Resistance Report for events of Sunday, 25 December 2005 (tags)
Resistance fighters assault US column in eastern Baghdad leaving two US troops reported dead. · Three foreign mercenary “security contractors” killed in bombing south of Baghdad. · US soldier reported killed in bombing south of al-Latifiyah. · Resistance bomb blasts US column, reportedly killing two American troops. · US planes rocket homes in at-Tarimiyah, killing four civilians.
Local National Guard Soldier Killed in Iraq (tags)
Sgt. Shakere T. Guy, 23, of Pomona, was killed in Baghdad on Saturday.
Four U.S. Contractors Killed in Iraq (tags)
An angry mob of insurgents attacked a convoy of American contractors last month when they got lost in a town north of Baghdad....
Boston IMC Journalist in Baghdad (tags)
Boston IMC journalist is in Jordan, looking to get into Iraq to interview ordinary Iraqi citizens
British prison break and blown covert operation, exposes "war on terrorism" lie (tags)
Here is some information on what’s going on in our world plus a website (www.worldcantwait.org) at the end you can go to participate in the exciting work of some young people engaged in resisting the “madness.” Be there with them November 2. Cause “the world can’t wait!”
Many Iraqis believe ’suicide’ bombings done by US to start a civil war (tags)
"I believe it is the Americans who are doing this, pretending it is the Sunni, so there will be a civil war and they can control our wealth.” Many survivors lying mangled by this morning’s bombs subscribed to a conspiracy theory according to which the US wants to rule Iraq by fomenting differences between Shia and Sunni.”
Baghdad on the Big Muddy (tags)
There seems to be an MO for how this White House handles urban crises: let the place descend into chaos and anarchy and only then go in. Could there be method to this madness?
The UN as Stopgap by Eric Chauvistre (tags)
"First of all, the question must be raised whether Iraq is actually a military problem that could be solved with more troops. This is assumed by Bush and others.."
Washington Plays into the Hands of the Mullah (tags)
"In fact, political control in Iraq seems to be slipping away from Washington.. Before the 2003 Gulf invasion, so-called Middle East experts emphasized that a genuine cooperation between Iraqi and Iranian Shiites would never occur.."
Eleven Corpses Found in Baghdad (tags)
The bodies of 11 men, two of them beheaded, were found on waste ground near a Baghdad school, an interior ministry official said.
No More Moral Relativism: The US is a Terrorist State (tags)
When Bush and Blair decry acts of terror that murder innocent people, they should look in the mirror, long and hard. ------------
Bombs Kill 3 Iraqis, One US Soldier (tags)
Bombs Kill 3 Iraqis, One US Soldier
Parsons Corporation: War Profiteers in Pasadena (tags)
Pasadena based, Parsons Corporation, is building prisons and military bases in Iraq.
Gunner Palace of Lies (tags)
This review may be a bit belated but I didn't really figure out what was bugging me about the movie until yesterday. "Gunner Palace" bills itself as a neutral, objective, "no politics," documentary which lets the soldiers fighting the Iraq war speak for themselves.
former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri 'Hama Rules' (tags)
NY TIMES:About two weeks ago, a friend of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri stopped by my office to update me on Lebanon and pass on a message from Mr. Hariri, whom I have known since reporting from Beirut in the late 1970's. The message was that the Lebanese opposition to the Syrian occupation was getting united - inspired both by the example of Iraq and by the growing excesses of the Syrian occupation. Mr. Hariri, his friend said, was planning to use the coming Lebanese parliamentary elections, and a hoped-for victory by the opposition front, to send a real message to the Syrians: It's time for you to go.
Local Soldier Killed in Iraq (tags)
Navy reservist from Irvine among those killed in Baghdad embassy attack.
Two Vicious Iraqi Collaborators Fallujahed As They Leave US Base (tags)
Cleansing Iraq of the Foreign Filth--One Righteous Deed at a Time!
Screaming Disaster (tags)
"As the U.S. “controls” so little of Iraq and has negligible support in the general population, those willing to work with the invaders (unemployment is about 75-80%) are extremely vulnerable."
U.S Death Count about to Pass 1300 in Iraq (tags)
www.icasualties reports today that the "official" number of U.S. troops killed in Iraq is 1297 with three more working class "cann fodder" lost today. Make it stop! Spread this news all through the web. (Indy main page is not publishing?) Be the media and get the news out.
'Unusual Weapons' Used in Fallujah (tags)
Fallujah why Guernica
Bush May Be Sneaking Into Baghdad Again This Thanksgiving (tags)
President Bush may be heading to Iraq. He cut short his news conference in Colombia. As of 7:16 p.m. Central Time, he surprisingly has not been reported as landing in Texas. Bush no doubt would consider it a real coup to repeat the surprise visit he made last Thanksgiving to the troops in Iraq. Probably he is more eager this year, after his victory and as he kicks off four more years. Also, it has been a bad year for morale in Iraq. This trip is a must. His schedule and the secret plans for last year provide clues to this year, as explained below.
In three days 606 American myrmidons perished (tags)
A unfiltered Report never seen on patriotic lying american mass media
Fallujah Under Siege: US Begins Massive Assault as Iraq Declares Martial Law (tags)
Democracy Now! Fallujah Under Siege: US Begins Massive Assault as Iraq Declares Martial Law Monday, November 8th, 2004 The U.S. invasion of Fallujah has begun. After weeks of daily bombings, U.S. forces have begun to move into the Sunni city seen as the center of the Iraqi resistance. We speak with independent reporters Rahul Mahajan and Lamis Andoni in Jordan.
Iraq War (Invasion) Being Lost By Americans (tags)
Americans are losing, or have lost the Iraq War (invasion).
What's up in Iraq (tags)
Resistance not responsible for abduction of aid worker. Will the CIA have her beheaded and offer another grisly video to assure the American people that our enemy is pure evil and that God is on “our side? The best protection we can offer her is to understand what is going on and spread that understanding. Wake up already. It’s 1984. jamie "She had been living in Iraq for 30 years and she was a humanitarian. The resistance did not kidnap her because this would have left a bad impression of the resistance in the world," said another commander. And much more..... -----
The Web: Iraqi blogs building free speech (tags)
This is a great story by Gene Koprowski about Iraqi blogs.
How long can this go on? (tags)
Who seized Simona Torretta? (tags)
The Iraqi kidnapping has the mark of an undercoverpolice operation.
Iraqi Exit Strategy Plan and Analysis (tags)
I have adapted a statement that was made by the venerable Buddhist monk, scholar, and poet Thich Nhat Hanh in Washington, D.C on June 1, 1966 regarding the disasters of The Vietnam War. It is astounding how closely his insight relates to the war in Iraq today in 2004. I have juxtaposed and substituted all the Vietnam references and language with Iraqi references and language. The transposition that follows is certainly discerning. Here is my adaptation.
9/7: Today, U.S. Reach 1,000 Military Deaths in Iraq! (tags)
By: Iraq Watch - Peace No War Network September 7, 2004
Occupiers Lose Control (tags)
According to media reports, the US occupation forces are increasingly losing control over iraqi cities. For the time being, all oil exports of the country are halted.
9/5 Iraq: More dead in Iraq clashes (tags)
By: Iraq Watch - Peace No War Network September 5, 2004 URL: http://www.PeaceNoWar.net
Neo-cons find WMDs in Iraq! (tags)
Now that the U.S. Invasion/Occupation of Iraq has turned into "Operation Enduring Failure," it is fashionable to say that the Bush League Neo-cons' pre-War predictions have all turned sour. But you'd be dead wrong.
Shi'ite Militia Destroy U.S. Tank in Baghdad (tags)
Fierce clashes raged in Baghdad's mainly Shi'ite suburb today with militiamen destroying a U.S. tank, witnesses said.
Clinton first linked al Qaeda to Saddam (tags)
Amnesty International reveals pattern of torture in Iraq (tags)
One punishment involved 14 handcuffed, naked male inmates -- when told to open their legs they were beaten upwards, from behind, until they fell on the floor. The American personnel repeated this abuse specifically to injure the prisoner's genital organs.
Bringing Electricity To Their Asses (tags)
With the recent court-martial trial of one of the soldiers complicit in the widespread torturing of Iraqis in Abu Ghraib prison having come and gone, Iraqis see the newest promise made by the U.S. -- to clean up their act regarding the treatment of detained Iraqis -- as being yet more empty words.
More Than 5,500 Iraqi Civilians Killed Since Occupation Began, According to Morgue Records (tags)
BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) - Punctured by bullets or torn by bombs, broken bodies keep coming into Baghdad's main morgue. Some are dumped on the blood-splattered concrete floor. Others lie naked on metal gurneys in a hallway, waiting for autopsies as flies buzz in the spring heat. Even before the spasm of bloodshed that began early last month, Iraqis were suffering a heavy toll from crime, tribal revenge killings, terrorist bombings and fighting between coalition troops and insurgents.
Interview with ex marine (tags)
Atrocities in Iraq: 'I Killed Innocent People for Our Government' By Paul Rockwell Sacramento Bee
Bush & Poodle to travel to Baghdad (tags)
Two anti-globalisation activists wearing George W. Bush and Tony "Poodle" Blair masks, crush an inflatable globe during a demonstration in Geneva. It has been announced that resident Bush and his lap dog are planning to make a joint trip to Baghdad in an attempt to look powerful and in control. (AFP/File/Thomas Coex)
SKULL & BONES IN BAGHDAD (tags)
U.S. occupation troops intimidate the population in the city center of Baghdad. The marauders sit on top a military vehicle painted with a skull. (Photo taken Sunday May 16, 2004. AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed)
Latest from the front (tags)
5/3: Recent Photos Shows U.S. Military Brutality in Iraq from Peace No War (tags)
Please Visits: http://www.peacenowar.net/Iraq/News/Photos-Iraq.htm
Message from an Iraqi mother (tags)
Last week, a bomb fell 12 feet from Huda Al-Jazairy’s house in Baghdad. Fortunately, she said, it fell on open ground and no one was hurt. The blast broke windows in surrounding houses. Al-Jazairy was out of her house at the time, and neighbors told her not to go back.
Massacre in Faluja- Eyewitness Account (tags)
Members of the Seattle-based organization ‘Another World Is Possible’ traveled to Iraq last fall. Since the siege in Faluja began, we have been receiving phone calls from a Palestinian Iraqi friend who carried 16 women and children out of the besiged city of Faluja.
US in Iraq shooting at ambulances (tags)
Iraqi Health Minister presses authorities to explain U.S. targeting of Falluja ambulances.
How GI bullies are making enemies of their Iraqi friends (tags)
Still refusing to acknowledge a rising consensus among observers that it faces a broad-based nationalist movement, President George Bush insisted in a weekend radio address that "a small faction is attempting to . . . seize power", and his Baghdad spokesman, Dan Senor, railed against "two-bit thugs . . . despised by a majority of Iraqis". But, while the Americans kill Iraqis in the numbers that they have taken to, they will have little or no support from Iraqis - no politician or religious leader can afford such an association. Personally many find it distasteful and if they were to support it publicly, they would go through their lives fearing a fate similar to that of the US security contractors in Falluja.
Looking very bad for the "coalition" (tags)
BAGHDAD, April 10 -- A battalion of the new Iraqi army refused to go to Fallujah earlier this week to support U.S. Marines battling for control of the city, senior U.S. Army officers here said, disclosing an incident that is casting new doubt on U.S. plans to transfer security matters to Iraqi forces. Anti-U.S. Outrage Unites a Growing Iraqi Resistance
Iraqis told U.S. to go from day one (tags)
What went so wrong that the US-led war to "liberate" the Iraqi people turned into the daily slaughter of the victims of Saddam's tyranny? The answer is simple: nothing has gone wrong. Despite the mythology, most Iraqis were strongly against the invasion from the start, though it has taken 12 months for the world's media to report that.
Death toll mounts in Iraq quagmire (tags)
A series of confrontational actions by the U.S. occupation triggered armed uprisings throughout Iraq in the last week, costing the lives of dozens of Americans and well over 100 Iraqis.
FOX News expert says US handling of Iraq is like Vietnam (tags)
"the American civilian leadership in Baghdad seems determined to pretend that failure is success. That's what happened before, back in 'Nam."
Iraqis break U.S. siege of Falluja to deliver humanitarian aid! (tags)
Iraqi volunteers drive with humanitarian supplies towards areas under military siege by U.S. occupation forces in the town of Falluja, from depots in a Baghdad suburb April 8, 2004. When masses of ordinary Iraqis defy the occupation army to travel to Falluja with the intent of delivering food and medicine to those under U.S. bombs, it should be obvious that what is occurring in Iraq is a true people's uprising. Those who call the insurgents "Saddam remnants" or "dead enders", are deluding themselves. Resistance comes in many forms (photo - Ali Jasim/Reuters). EMERGENCY IRAQ PROTEST. Friday, April 9 - 5 pm. Westwood Federal Building (Wilshire & Veteran)
Irag:"This is George W.Bush's Viet Nam" (tags)
The Smirk Has Not Been Wiped From the Chimp's Face. (tags)
(Iran and Bush Regime's Pretext to War.)
Iraqi Resistance Solidarity Network January 5th Updates Plus Special Event!!! (tags)
Editorial March 19th Flier link! 1.Iraqi Resistance Report: Updated News Reports Compiled by Muhammad Abu Nasr , from the Editorial Board of the Free Arab Voice. 2. Arab Socialist Coalition of North America:Open Letter to the US Anti-war Movement and Arab and Muslim Organizations 3.Iraqi Communist Party(Cadre) formally ackowledges Saddam Hussein to be the Valid President of Iraq!!! Response from the ICP-Cadre 4:Petition Endorsed by Iraqi Resistance Solidarity Network: Defend Dr. Huda Saleh Mahdi Ammash!!! 5.DPRK News:"Anti-Imperialist and Anti-War Struggle Called for" 6.Socialist Arab Coalition of North America-History of Communist Involvement in the Lebanese Resistance Against "israel"-æÝÇÁÇ ááãÞÇæãÉ ÇáÔíæÚíÉ ***En Español*** 7. Diario de la resistencia iraquí Titulares: 1 a 3 de febrero 8. Coalición árabe socialista de Norteamérica: Abra la letra en el movimiento pacifista de los E.E.U.U. y las organizaciones árabes y musulmanas 9.El canje de prisiones entre Hizbollah e Israel: las lecciones de la resistencia
Iraqi Resistance Solidarity Network Feb.3rd Updates! (tags)
Editorial Column 1.Iraqi Resistance Report 2.Iraqi Resistance Data Report 3.ANSWER: Call for March 20th Demonstrations 4.Communist Martyrs Return to lebenon-Socialist Arab Coalition Webpage 5.Anti-Imperialist Camp: Mumbai Resistance paves way for anti-imperialist pole 6.An Islamic Reader Builds Solidarity With Iraqi Resistance Solidarity Network 7.***A Mourning of Communist Martyrs- Touching Poem by Ziad elJishi*** ***En Espanol*** 8.:: Diario de la resistencia iraqui:
The truth is a bitch (tags)
still walking at side of power and the crowd of country bumpkins still believes
Iraqi Resistance Solidarity Network January 30th Update Report! (tags)
Editorial 1.Iraqi Resistance Report: Updated News Reports Compiled by Muhammad Abu Nasr , from the Editorial Board of the Free Arab Voice. 2.Iraqi Resistance Data Report Updates: 3.HamasOnline- Solidarity Gathering Held in Lebanon Honors Sheik Yassin 4.Loles Oliván: Paper presented to the 2nd Cairo Conference (PDF) 5.On the Significance of the Martyrdom of Rim ar-Riyashi- Essay by Dr.Ibrahim Alloush, Editor of the Free Arab Voice, defending the use of women as Human Bombs ***En Español*** 6. :: Diario de la resistencia iraquí: Titulares: 25 a 27de enero 7. Declaración de la II Conferencia Internacional de El Cairo:Con la resistencia palestina e iraquí, contra la globalización capitalista y la hegemonía de EEUU 8. ¡ ORGANICEMOS LA DEFENSA DEL PRESIDENTE SADDAM HUSSEIN !
Iraq Bombings Kill 6 U.S. Soldiers (tags)
On Tuesday a total of six U.S. occupation soldiers were killed in Iraq. AND FOR WHAT? Hey bu$h... YOU BIG FAT LIER... where are those weapons of mass destruction you launched this war over! In the photo, U.S. occupation soldiers seal off an area where a truck and two Humvee vehicles were afire following a guerilla attack on a U.S. convoy in central Iraq that killed three of the six (photo REUTERS/Ali Jasim)
100,000 Iraqis march for elections (tags)
Iraqis block traffic on a Baghdad street while carrying an Iraqi flag and portraits of Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Husseini al-Sistani and other Shiite clerics this Monday, Jan. 19, 2004. Up to 100,000 marched peacefully to demand an elected government and an end to U.S. occupation. The second photo shows an Iraqi Christian... also in the march, holding a carpet with an image of Jesus Christ. So... where is the democracy promised to Iraq by bu$hco? (AP Photo/Muhammed Muheisen)
Latest deaths of U.S. soldiers in Iraq (tags)
TIKRIT, Iraq - The number of American service members who have died in the Iraq conflict since war started last March reached 500 Saturday after a roadside bomb exploded near Baghdad, killing three U.S. soldiers and two Iraqi civil defense troopers.
US SOLDIERS BELIEVE WMD WILL BE PLANTED IN IRAQ. (tags)
Spending 3 weeks under armed guard as an 'Enemy Prisoner of War' in Baghdad after I was captured while in Iraq looking for my missing daughter, I had unique access to the thoughts of US Soldiers. Many suspefct that the CIA will plant WMD.
Occupation of Iraq - "There is a culture of impunity." (tags)
BAGHDAD (Reuters) - The U.S. military is negligent and callous in dealing with Iraqis seeking compensation for relatives accidentally killed or maimed by U.S. troops, a human rights group said on Saturday.
U.S. Helicopter shot down in Iraq, 9 Killed (tags)
Iraqi guerillas shot down a U.S. Black Hawk helicopter on Thursday in Fallujah, killing the 9 U.S. occupation troops aboard. On Wednesday anti-occupation guerillas fired mortars at a U.S. military base near Baghdad... killing one occupation soldier and wounding 33 others. Meanwhile... The New York Times reports that the bu$h regime has quietly withdraws it's "Joint Captured Materiel Exploitation Group" after finding NO WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION in Iraq!!!! (photo - REUTERS/Alexander Demianchuk)
Iraqis revive ancient word `ulooj' to insult, greet U.S. troops (tags)
Pigs of the desert, foreign infidels, little donkeys, medieval crusaders, bloodsuckers and horned creatures!
The Imperial Gong Show Year (tags)
author: Tom Engelhardt, tomdispatch.com Great article about the MESS that is the Neo-Con Cabal. 2003 was THEIR year of global chess moves, and it ended as their "grand" theories "pitched over into the nearest ditch". 2004 is OUR year to rip apart the seams of their LIES and reclaim our future as if our lives depend on it. The Neo-Con Piñata is waiting, GO GET YOUR BAT!!!
U.S. helicopter shot down in Iraq killing one soldier (tags)
A US occupation soldier was killed when an army helicopter was shot down by guerillas in the town of Fallujah. Another American dies in resident George W. Bush's war to "destroy Iraq's weapons of mass destruction." Hey George... as the blood continues to flow, WHERE ARE those Iraqi weapons of mass destruction you launched this invasion over? (AFP photo Ramzi Haidar)
Iraq | Pre-War Weapons Supply Syria indicated as main arms link (tags)
DAMASCUS, Syria - A Syrian trading company with close ties to the ruling regime smuggled weapons and military hardware to Saddam Hussein between 2000 and 2003, helping Syria become the main channel for illicit arms transfers to Iraq despite a stringent U.N. embargo, documents recovered in Iraq show.
Baghdad New Year's Horror (tags)
Now the horror show begins in earnest. A ruthless civil war unleashed by resident bu$h and his idiotic invasion and occupation of Iraq. Hey bu$h.... where are those weapons of mass destruction you launched this war over?! Iraqi police view a blaze after a Baghdad restaurant was destroyed in a bomb attack on New Year's Eve December 31, 2003. A suspected suicide bombing devastated the Baghdad restaurant crowded with New Year revellers who were mostly wealthy and foreigners. The Wednesday blast killed at least five people, Iraqi police said (photo REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra)
Iraqi Resistance Solidarity Network Dec. 27th Updates (tags)
1. Iraqi Resistance Communique 2.Iraqi Resistance Report for events from Monday 22 December through Wednesday, 24 December 2003. 3.Boycott Coca- Cola.. Buy Quibla Cola 4.Appeal to UN/ Solidarity with the Fedayeen Attacks Sent to the Iraq Resistance Solidarity Network 5.German Stand with Efforts to Fund the Iraqi Resistance!!! 6. Resistance Committee in France Stand with the People of Iraq Against Occupation! 7.In Defense of the Intifada: Discussion in the Real Objectives of the International Solidarity Movement
Christmas in Iraq (tags)
U.S. wish to Iraqi children Merry Xmas (by Latuff) (tags)
In this Christmas, remember the young Ali Ismail, who lost both arms during U.S. attacks on Baghdad.
Iraqi Resistance Solidarity Network Dec. 19 Updates (tags)
1.Iraqi Resistance Report Dec. 15-17 2003 2.Statement of the Arab Cause Solidarity Committee: The apprehension and incarceration of Saddam Hussein will not bring about the end of the Iraqi resistance 3.Pro-Saddam Riots Rock the World 4. Message to US Security Council: AMERICA IS WORTH NOTHING...AMERICANS ARE PIGS ON TWO LEGS 5. Iraqi town takes pride in battling U.S. army 6.Iraqi Resistance front to be proclaimed soon After the arrest of Saddam resistance will intensify and unite even more, says Jabbar al Kubaysi 7. Offical State Paper of Cuba on Resistance in Iraq 8.Rally in S. Korea against Additional Troop Dispatch to Iraq 9.U.S. Moves to Stifle Syria Accused 10."Message to the GI Mercenaries on the Further Deployment of US Troops" Published
A mother’s peace mission (tags)
Anabelle Valencia has a daughter stationed in Iraq. She left Tucson on Dec. 1 with two wishes. She wanted to look for her daughter and bring a message of peace to the children of Iraq.
Capture of Saddam (tags)
The war is between Capitalism and Islam. These are the *only* 2 ideologies today that are competing for domination. The administration and media are (plain and simple) afraid to reveal the identity of these 2 ideologies in conflict--especially Islam.
Resistance to occupation will grow (by Latuff) (tags)
"Now that Saddam is no longer a bogeyman to scare the people with, trade union and other mass opposition is likely to increase, complementing and coalescing with the armed opposition."
Iraqi Resistance Report Dec. 11-13 2003 (tags)
Car Bomb West of Baghdad Kills at Least 17 (tags)
Just 12 hours after Saddam Hussein was captured....
U.S. military attacks Iraqi trade unions (tags)
A U.S. occupation force involving 10 armored vehicles and dozens of soldiers attacked the headquarters of the Iraqi Federation of Trade Unions in Baghdad, Dec. 6.
On the Ground, Straight From the Top (tags)
U.S. military commanders throughout Iraq have been saying for months -- almost unequivocally -- that they are winning the war against Iraqi insurgents, religious extremists and foreign terrorists in their sectors. This, even as attacks against U.S. forces increased across the country and a series of high-profile bombings and helicopter shoot-downs helped create the impression in the world media that the insurgents were gaining ground. Vernon Loeb, defense correspondent for The Post, asked commanders from the four major U.S. Army divisions in Iraq why they thought they were winning, and what they used as measures of success. Responding via e-mail, they had plenty to say. Excerpts:
Operation Iron Hammer: Iraq: The War After The War (tags)
Saddam Killed 61,000 in Baghdad (tags)
The survey, which the polling firm planned to release on Tuesday, asked 1,178 Baghdad residents in August and September whether a member of their household had been executed by Saddam's regime. According to Gallup, 6.6 percent said yes.
193rd U.S. Soldier killed in Iraq since May 1st. (tags)
Another U.S. Soldier dies in Iraq... killed in a guerilla drive-by shooting. This death is the 193rd since resident bush declared the war over on May 1st. Hey George... where are those weapons of mass destruction you launched this war over? In the photo, U.S. occupation troops in a Humvee drive past a billboard altered by the resistance in Baghdad, Monday Dec. 8, 2003. The billboard's message had offered a reward of 2,500 USD to those providing information regarding activity of insurgents. (AP Photo/Laurent Rebours)
BTL:Bush Surprise Thanksgiving Visit to Baghdad Decried by... (tags)
...Military Families as Re-election Photo Opp Interview with Jeri Reed, member of Military Families Speak Out conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris
Paris - Baghdad (tags)
A matter of opinion
Excellent News - More dead scumbags (tags)
U.S. Forces Kill 46 Iraqis Attempting Ambush
A Chickenhawk ThanksgivingIn Baghdad (tags)
But important, if unasked, questions linger about a president who foregoes both taste and honesty in his advancement of his agenda ö questions of integrity, character and ethics. They might be aptly summed up in a riposte posed to another Republican nearly five decades ago, Senator Joseph McCarthy, during his final days on Capitol Hill: "Finally, sir, have you no shame?"
Recipe for Terror (tags)
"He also told me that he found U.S. troops covered in plastic bags in remote desert areas and he filmed them for a TV program. We are pretty sure that the American forces had killed Mazen knowingly to prevent him from airing his finding."
Wag the Turkey: Surprise Thanksgiving Dinner at 6 AM? (tags)
I may be a bit naive, and it has been a while since I served on active duty, but I can't recall ever sitting down to Thanksgiving dinner at 6:00 AM. Air Force One touched down at Baghdad International Airport, under cover of darkness, at 5:20 AM Baghdad time. Bush was on the ground for two and a half hours, his plane departing Baghdad at around 7:50 AM. Considering that it likely took some 30 minutes for Bush to disembark from Air Force One and travel by a heavily secured motorcade to the hangar where the troops were assembled, that means our military men and women were downing turkey, stuffing, cranberry sauce, pumpkin pie, and non-alcoholic beer at a time when most people would be eating eggs, bacon, grits, home fries, and toast.
Better dead as alive (tags)
Bush... the BIG TURKEY visits Iraq! (tags)
Resident Bush grunts to U.S. occupation soldiers after secretly travelling to Baghdad to pay a surprise Thanksgiving Day visit. The actual reason for the Commando in Chief's trip was an attempt to illustrate that the U.S. is in complete control of the Arab nation. In an elaborate plan to ensure his security, Bush slipped away from his Texas ranch on Wednesday night, arrived in occupied Iraq on Thursday and spent only 2-1/2 hours with the troops. Word of Bush's visit wasn't released until after he was already in the air returning home. Photo by Reuters.
Iraquis Perceptions of "Jewish Occupation" (tags)
Iraquis believe "the Jews" or "the Jews and the Christians" are behind every ill in society, this story examines their beliefs
3 U.S. SOLDIERS KILLED IN IRAQ (tags)
U.S. occupation soldiers secure the area after two US soldiers were killed in the Iraqi town of Mosul, November 23, 2003. Attackers killed two U.S. soldiers on Sunday as their car stood in traffic in the city of Mosul, and a roadside bomb killed another soldier north of Baghdad. Hey George... where are those Iraqi weapons of mass destruction you launched the war over? (Photo REUTERS/str)
Civilian Jet Plane hit by guerilla missile in Iraq (tags)
Two masked Iraqi resistance fighters holding SA-14 surface-to-air missiles in an unidentified location south of Baghdad.
Donkeys Rocket Iraqi Oil Ministry! (tags)
Smoke rises from the Iraqi Oil Ministry after explosions in Baghdad, Friday, Nov. 21, 2003. Rockets on Friday slammed into the ministry and two central Baghdad hotels used by Western contractors and journalists, wounding several people... including a representative of the U.S. energy corporation, Haliburton. The rockets were fired from carts pulled by donkeys. U.S. occupation soldiers inspect a cart and rocket launcher, background, left, as a donkey that soldiers believe pulled the cart into position, stands nearby after morning rocket attacks in the center of Baghdad. (AP Photos/Khalid Mohammed)
The Iraq invasion has proved a gigantic disaster by almost every measure. (tags)
What has been the human cost of the invasion? The most authoritative estimate of Iraqi civilian war deaths puts the figure at between 7376 and 9178. Since the formal end of hostilities a further 2200 or so Iraqi civilians have died at coalition hands. Strangely enough, no one knows, even approximately, how many Iraqi soldiers were killed. The humanitarian group Medact recently suggested that the number might be as low as 13,500 or as high as 45,000.
'We could lose this situation' (tags)
Reality begins to set in with the NeoCONs that the Iraqi People are not going over and play dead so that Georgie and Co. can Pillage the Oilfields and cut FAT no-bid reconstruction Contracts with their their Cronies. As the Bush Sycophants circle the Wagons and start snarling now is not the time to let up on the pressure. NO CONQUEST FOR OILSRAEL.
CIA Spook says Iraqi Insurgents Take a Page From the Afghan 'Freedom Fighters' (tags)
Milt Bearden, a 30-year veteran in the C.I.A.'s Directorate of Operations, served as the Central Intelligence Agency's quartermaster and political agent to the Afghan resistance against the Soviet occupation from 1986 until the Soviets left in 1989.
Iraq ‘nightmare’ hits soldiers, families (tags)
Events in Iraq took a new, deadly turn when a troop helicopter was shot down near Baghdad, Nov. 2, killing at least 15 U.S. soldiers and wounding nearly two dozen others. The soldiers had been en route to two weeks home leave in the U.S.
US forces reeling after bloodiest attack yet (tags)
Baisa, Iraq - Guerrillas shot down a United States Chinook helicopter as it flew towards Baghdad airport on Sunday, killing at least 13 soldiers in the bloodiest single attack on occupying troops since Saddam Hussein was overthrown.
Robert Fisk on Iraq: This is a Resistance Movement, Whether We Like It or Not? (tags)
Robert Fisk on Iraq: This is a Resistance Movement, Whether We Like It or Not?
Isn't blowing up US tanks "Major Combat"? (tags)
The latest attacks -- 233 over the last seven days according to the U.S. military -- have driven the combat death toll during the occupation above the number killed before President Bush declared an end to active combat on May 1.
233 Attacks On US In Last Week Alone (tags)
BAGHDAD -- In a dramatic upsurge in attacks, resistance fighters destroyed an American tank north of Baghdad and wounded seven Ukrainians in the first ambush of multinational troops stationed south of the capital, US and coalition officials said yesterday.
Eyewitness in Iraq: "They're Getting Better" (tags)
"The worst problem facing US forces in Iraq may not be armed resistance but a crisis of morale. Robert Fisk reports on a near-epidemic of indiscipline, suicides and loose talk." Iraq plumet into anarchy as US helicopter gets shot down and the hotel housing US Deputy Secretary of Defense gets hit with rocket attack ...
Iraqi resistance kicked Wolfowitz's ass out of Iraq (by Latuff) (tags)
"...The effect of the 6:10 a.m. volley of rockets was dramatic: U.S. officials and officers fled from the Al Rasheed, some still in pajamas or shorts to a nearby convention center..."
U.S. Colonel killed in Baghdad Al Rashid rocket attack (tags)
Iraqi guerrillas fired rockets at downtown Baghdad's Al Rasheed Hotel, now a headquarters for occupation authorites. Fifteen people were wounded, including U.S. military personnel and civilians working for the "coalition." One person was killed, an American Colonel for the U.S. Army... the highest ranking soldier to have died in Iraq to date. Hey George... where are those Iraqi weapons of mass destruction you launched this war over?
Report on Condition of the Working Class in Iraq (tags)
Dodgy unions, ex-Baathist fascist bosses, spies monitoring the new ministries in Iraq and machine gun armed picket lines.
U.S. Troops die in Iraqi Ambush (tags)
Six U.S. occupation troops killed in two days... hey george, where are those Iraqi weapons of mass destruction you launched this war over?
A DAY IN THE LIFE OF THE EMPIRE (tags)
Because the President of the United States is getting burned in Iraq every day, along with the military forces he commands, by those geniuses over at the American Enterprise Institute, and their neocon amen corner in the administration, who told him that American troops would be greeted as "liberators," that it would be a "cakewalk," and that the entry of our troops into Baghdad was like the march into Paris in the summer of 1944. Then why are the Iraqis responding as if it's the summer of 1940 – and they're the French Resistance?
Pentagon Whistleblower Reveals CIA- DoD Fiascos (tags)
The Pentagon whistleblower, Nelda Rogers, is a 28-year veteran debriefer for the Defense Department. She has become so concerned for her safety that she decided to tell the story about this latest CIA-military fiasco in Iraq.
Growing Panic at BushCo (tags)
The cost of making it flow could produce an economic crisis in the US. And it is this - rather than the daily killing of young American soldiers - that lies behind the Bush administration's growing panic. Washington has got its hands on the biggest treasure chest in the world - but it can't open the lid.
Oil, War & A Growing Sense Of Panic In The US (tags)
Don't Tell Me That America Would Have Invaded Iraq If Its Chief Export Was Beetroot
Arnold, Bush and Baghdad (tags)
"Bring them on." GEORGE W. BUSH (AP) JULY 1, 2003: “You guys are the true terminators" Speaking to US soldiers on a visit to Baghdad. ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER- (AP) JULY 4, 2003
Pax ptir bello/peace is more powerful than war (tags)
Report from Baghdad from Beirut Indymedia
Pax Americana/Bushs Folly (tags)
From UK Guardian: Iraqi resistance to foreign occupation enjoys great popular support
Robert Fisk: Iraq's occupiers suspected of losing touch with reality (tags)
Robert Fisk: Iraq's occupiers suspected of losing touch with reality
"Report From Baghdad" Part Five--U.S. Military in Iraq (tags)
This is a part five of the six-part series "Report form Baghdad" by Pacifica Radio KPFK Los Angeles Reporter Lee Siu Hin's July 2003 trip to U.S. occupied Iraq, to commemorate 6-months commemoration of U.S. invasion of Iraq (Sep 20), and to understand the future of Iraq. To view the entire series, please visit: http://www.actionla.org/Iraq/IraqReport/index.html
10-15 attacks on US troops daily (tags)
What the hell are we fighting for? Oil corporations think it is worth the price. While our young american soldiers die daily Today 10 die and 20 are wounded. Is it worth it?
"Report From Baghdad" Part Four--Women in Iraq (tags)
This is a part four of the six-part series "Report form Baghdad" by Pacifica Radio KPFK Los Angeles Reporter Lee Siu Hin's July 2003 trip to U.S. occupied Iraq, to commemorate 6-months commemoration of U.S. invasion of Iraq (Sep 20), and to understand the future of Iraq. To view the entire series, please visit: http://www.actionla.org/Iraq/IraqReport/index.html
"Report From Baghdad" Part Three--Life in Iraq (tags)
This is a part three of the six-part series "Report form Baghdad" by Pacifica Radio KPFK Los Angeles Reporter Lee Siu Hin's July 2003 trip to U.S. occupied Iraq, to commemorate 6-months commemoration of U.S. invasion of Iraq (Sep 20), and to understand the future of Iraq. To view the entire series, please visit: http://www.actionla.org/Iraq/IraqReport/index.html
"Report From Baghdad" Part Two--Security (tags)
This is a part two of the six-part series "Report form Baghdad" by Pacifica Radio KPFK Los Angeles Reporter Lee Siu Hin's July 2003 trip to U.S. occupied Iraq, to commemorate 6-months commemoration of U.S. invaison of Iraq (Sep 20), and to understand the future of Iraq. To view the entire series, please visit: http://www.actionla.org/Iraq/IraqReport/index.html
BAGHDAD DEPLETED URANIUM EMERGENCY HITS MAINSTREAM MEDIA (tags)
SOLDIERS and civilians in Iraq face a health timebomb after dangerously high levels of radiation were measured around Baghdad.
BTL:Bombing of U.N. Office in Baghdad Provokes Reassessment of... (tags)
...International Organization's Role in Occupied Iraq. Interview with Nathaniel Hurd, independent consultant to the United Nations, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris.
British Rats Flee Sinking Baghdad Ship (tags)
The British embassy compound in Baghdad has been evacuated following a "credible threat" of attack. Foreign Office sources told The Times British diplomats, security guards and contract workers had been moved under heavy guard to the coalition provisional authority (CPA) headquarters in the city. Thousands of US troops are guarding the CPA compound, the newspaper reports
BTL:Military Families Call for End to Iraq Occupation and... (tags)
...Return Home of U.S. Troops.Interview with Susan Schuman, Military Families Speak Out, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris
Iraq Resistance *Condemns* the UN Bombing (tags)
In a recent statement aired by Al-Jazeera, an Iraqi Resistance group CONDEMNED the recent bombing of the UN Headquarters in Baghdad. They suggest that the bombing was done to DISCREDIT the Iraqi Resistance in general. This UN bombing couldn't be yet another staged "terror" attack/provocation could it? Remember, false Flag operations are an integral feature of US (and Israel) covert operations. Notice how the Western "free" press completely ignores this story/issue and automatically assigns blame to the Iraqi Guerrilla Movement.
MERCENARY SOLDIER DEATHS (tags)
It's even not easy to die for lying assholes far away from the frontline
Another G.I. killed in Iraq - August 11, 2003 (tags)
An American convoy was attacked with a hand grenade in central Baghdad, Monday August 11, 2003. While no U.S. soldier was wounded or killed... edgy occupation soldiers opened fired and killed three Iraqi men. Meanwhile in Baquba, northeast of Baghdad, the US military confirmed that a US soldier was killed and two others wounded in a guerilla attack. George... where are the weapons of mass destruction?
Iraqi oil pipeline blown up (tags)
"The Iraqi people will welcome us with open arms" Think again.
Iraq Isn't Working (tags)
When ex-Iraqi soldiers demonstrated outside Bremer's office at the former Presidential Palace, US troops shot two of them dead. When Falujah residents staged a protest as long ago as April, the American military shot 16 dead. Another 11 were later gunned down in Mosul. During two demonstrations against the presence of US troops near the shrine of Imam Hussein at Karbala last weekend, US soldiers shot dead another three. "What a wonderful thing it is to speak your own minds," Lt-Gen Sanchez said of the demonstrations in Iraq last week. Maybe he was exhibiting a black sense of humour.
Diesel Fuel & Blood. Two more G.I.s killed in Iraq (tags)
A U.S. soldier stands guard near an army Humvee leaking a pool of diesel fuel and blood at the scene of a grenade attack in Iraqi capital Baghdad on July 28, 2003. A grenade attack in downtown Baghdad Monday killed two U.S. soldiers in broad daylight, the latest in an increasingly bold and deadly guerrilla campaign. George... where are the weapons of mass destruction? (photo by Oleg Popov/Reuters)
Massacre in Iraq - 11 civilians killed by U.S. troops (tags)
U.S. Army soldiers remove two destroyed vehicles from the scene of a massacre in the Al Mansour suburb of Baghdad, Sunday July 27, 2003. U.S. troops searching for Iraqi fugitives raided a house in an upscale Baghdad neighborhood on Sunday and witnesses said up to 11 civilians had been killed when occupation troops fired on cars on nearby streets (photo REUTERS/Chris Helgren)
US Iraq POW Camp Brutality Exposed (tags)
NOW HERE'S a story to shame us all. It's about America's shameful prison camps in Iraq. It's about the beating of prisoners during interrogation.
The ugly truth of America's Camp Cropper (tags)
There were no rules for the American jailers.
Four US soldiers killed near Baghdad, Mosul (tags)
US troops also shot a six-year-old girl in the head after shooting her father twice in the chest. US medics worked on the girl before retreating under orders.
The ugly truth of America's Camp Cropper (tags)
There were no rules for the American jailers.
Excerpts from Oct 02 Nat'l Intelligence Estimate on Iraqi WMDs (tags)
he following article contains excerpts from the October 2002 National Intelligence Estimate that the Bush administration war criminals claim justifies their bloody mass murder of the Iraqi people in the recent War in Iraq.
CODEPINK reports from Baghdad (tags)
CODEPINK reports from Baghdad
Tuesday, another G.I. killed in Iraq (tags)
Another funeral for some poor family in the U.S., stunned that lies were used to start a war and stunned that no weapons of mass destruction have been found.
Nobody Wants Saddam Back (tags)
Nobody wants Saddam back (except perhaps Matt, Diogenes, X, Meyer, and Sheepdog). The author is an Iranian journalist and author of 10 books on the Middle East and Islam.
Monday... another G.I. killed in Iraq (tags)
How many more, George?
Two more U.S. troops die in Iraq on Sunday (tags)
Everyday... another G.I. dies. Last night a big demonstration was held on the corner of Hollywood & Highland. It's stated purpose was to oppose the so-called "Patriot Act", but it was also a protest against the ongoing occupation of Iraq. Around 250-300 gathered at the famous corner holding banners, signs, and candles. Many tourists and folks driving by were supportive. Mr. Bush... where are those weapons of mass destruction? Can you hear Tony Blair's government crumbling?
Another G.I. dies in Iraq (tags)
(Photo) Thousands of Shiite Muslims protest outside the American headquarters in Baghdad, Iraq, Saturday July 19, 2003, to protest reports that U.S. troops surrounded the home of a prominent cleric, Muqtada al-Sadr, in the southern holy city of Najaf. The cleric had recently denounced the U.S. hand picked "Governing Council" as illegitimate.
More Deaths in Iraq (tags)
"Drip, drip, drip"... can you hear that sound? It's not the sound of oil entering American SUV's... it's the sound of blood hitting Iraqi sand.
TONIGHT:Jodie Evans Just Back from Iraq @SPARC (tags)
With Love From Baghdad... (Jodie Evans report--just returning from the opening of The International Occupation Watch Center in Iraq*) WHEN: Monday, July 14th at 8pm WHERE: SPARC - on the North side of Venice Blvd, West of Lincoln and just west of Oakwood.
"GOOD MORNING VIETNAM!... er, I mean IRAQ!" (tags)
(Photo - A U.S. Army Blackhawk helicopter patrols above the site where a U.S. Humvee vehicle was destroyed, in an explosion on Baghdad's airport road, July 8, 2003. Two soldiers were wounded in the attack. REUTERS/Faleh Kheiber)
Grisly Death Enrages Anti-U.S. Town In Iraq (tags)
The circumstances surrounding the death of the man, identified by a hospital official as Ibrahim Himoud, were unclear. Iraqi witnesses said U.S. troops brought him to the hospital and said he was shot after running a checkpoint. They also said a second civilian was killed.
Three more Martyr's to Georgie's War (tags)
The Guerilla War Continues. As the Casualties mount the cheering throngs of Iraqi's continue to show their gratitude of being liberated from their dead children.
"Terminator 3" plays in Baghdad (tags)
Hasta la vista... sanity
HELLO VIETNAM! (Iraq) (tags)
"War? What War?
Iraqi children are suffering (tags)
Doctors here agree. In interviews this week, three of Iraq's top pediatricians said that although no statistics are available, they believe the rate of child mortality — among the highest in the world during the past 12 years — has risen even higher since Saddam Hussein's regime fell and the United States took over governing the country.
While Bu$h dines in L.A., more G.I.s and Iraqis die in Baghdad (tags)
U.S. occupation troops have shot and killed an 11 year old boy in western Baghdad. He was on the roof of his home when he was shot. People in Iraq seek relief from the heat by sleeping on their rooftops. In the photo, a young boy watches a British soldier take up position in the village of Majar al-Kabir, Iraq, Saturday June 28, 2003. (AP Photo/Denis Doyle)
Another G.I. Killed in Iraq (tags)
If you haven't seen the classic film, "Battle of Algiers"... then go rent it. It's about the Algerian struggle to free themselves of French colonial rule. In the film there's a scene that is remarkably like the following report from Baghdad. Every day occupation troops are being shot and killed in Iraq.... welcome to Algeria... welcome to Vietnam.
International Campaign to support Worker Communist Party of Iraq (tags)
International Campaign to support Worker Communist Party of Iraq
Lies the Government Told Us Part 4 (tags)
Greenpeace delivers nuclear waste to US Army (tags)
What military force is the worst polluter in the world? What nation refuses to accept accountability for the damages it causes? This radioactive garbage should be sent to Bush's Texas palace/compound. Through mutations, it sure couldn't make his genetic propensity to lying any worse.
Daily killings in Iraq (tags)
A U.S. military truck burns in Baghdad Thursday June 19, 2003. There were no reports of injuries or killed in the attack. In a separate incident attackers fired a rocket propelled grenade at a U.S. military ambulance Thursday, killing one U.S. soldier and injuring two others. (AP Photo/Denis Doyle)
More Bush Incompetence: Chaos in Iraq (tags)
The source revealed that Paul Bremer, the US administrator in Iraq, had "fewer than 600" staff under his control to run a country the size of France in which the civil infrastructure was on the point of collapse. "The operation is chronically under-resourced and suffers from an almost complete absence of strategic direction," he added.
Fibbing It Up at Fox (tags)
Fox's protracted apologia is that despite promises of evidence of current weapons of mass destruction (WMDs) by the Bush Administration, the evidence has been ambiguous at best. Unfortunately for the network, I’ve been keeping a scratch diary of their reports since the war began.
America helps Iraq print "new" Saddam money (tags)
The likeness of Saddam is on the new money. "The Americans got rid of the old regime, so why are they printing the same currency?" Mudafar Mahdi, a businessman, asked Wednesday.
Burger King in Baghdad (tags)
Corporate Death Burgers clear the way for the Empire of Meat. We conquer the natives... replace their food and national culture with Coca-Colonialism. US troops line up to buy hamburgers at Iraq's first Burger King outlet at Baghdad International Airport Tuesday June 10, 2003 in Iraq. (AP Photo/Dafna Linzer)
Shoot outs in Baghdad (tags)
PHOTO - A U.S. Army soldier walks over the body of a dead Iraqi civilian in Baghdad, Monday April 9th, 2003. The soldiers from the A Company 3rd Battalion, 7th Infantry Regiment had fired into the building after being shot at by rocket propelled grenades or RPGs. Three bodies of Iraqis were later found, none with weapons and none in uniform. On Tuesday, June 10th... Iraqi Guerillas firing RPGs kill one U.S. Army soldier and wound another. Hey George... where are those weapons of mass destruction? (AP Photo/John Moore).
Ya Basta Caravan in the Middle East Communication (tags)
An official communication from the Ya Basta caravan in the Middle East
The Troops Are Afraid To Go Out At Night (tags)
What he meant, I think, was that it wasn't safe for American soldiers after dark. Hours later, I went out in the streets of Nasiriyah for a chicken burger and the Iraqis who served me in a run-down cafe couldn't have been friendlier.
Lights! Camera! Rescue! (tags)
We do want to feel good, to believe that we are good. We want to be seen as virtuous liberators, not conquerors. Yet these two signature stories from the invasion of Iraq are, in fact, too good to be true.
And Working Overtime (tags)
What's another broken promise from the GOP to the men and women of the armed forces?
Lights, Camera, Rescue! (tags)
Reposted because the last time it was posted it got spammed to death.
US prepares military repression in Iraq (tags)
Under the pretext that all the resistance to the U.S. Led occupation of the Oil Fields the Iraqi Resistance is being characterized as "holdouts" from the Saddam regime; despite the complete collapse of that regime. Wanna buy a Bridge?
Wars yet to come - a fascinating Story (tags)
These two paragraphs from the full article are intro enough. The myth of easy American victory will be used in the worst possible ways for years to come and you'll need this for future reference and discussion.
Red Cross denied access to POWs (tags)
Up to 3,000 Iraqis - some of them civilians - believed to be gagged, bound, hooded and beaten at US camps close to Baghdad airport
Is this what you call victory? (tags)
Even right wing shows like Mc Cloughlin Group and Meet the press where slaming the bush administrations total lack of planning for post war Iraq.
Iraqi let Baghdad fall for payoff (tags)
It's not clear if this story is true. But what is clear is that there was strong resistance fighting in the south of Iraq -- even in small towns, and where the Pentagon actually expected greater support, not resistance. And then, all of the sudden and in total break of pattern, the Americans had no trouble rolling into the capitol city. That suggests that a deal of some sort like the one talked about below did in fact happen. With time, we will know the truth. -ziggy
Blood of Innocents (tags)
Baghdad - Throughout the 13 years of UN sanctions on Iraq that were ended yesterday, Iraqi doctors told the world that the sanctions were the sole cause for the rocketing mortality rate among Iraqi children.
BRITISH TROOPS STEP IN TO BAIL OUT YANKS (tags)
The Paras' mission will be diplomatically called a "reinforcement". But it will be a deep embarrassment for US commanders - and an admission they may have won the war but have failed to win the peace.
Kick Their Ass and Take Their Gas: Democracy Comes to Iraq (tags)
One month after the fall of Baghdad, the US has successfully liberated the people of Iraq from meaningful involvement in decisions about their own future.
Wolves and Sheep (tags)
The truth is blowing on the winds of change, and the dust of another adminastration will be rubbed from between the toes of the children...
Iraq’s oldest Jew (tags)
Reflecting on life under Saddam Hussein, Sofer says times were not easy, “but at least we had security.” After several attacks on Jewish community buildings throughout the 1990s the Mukhabarat, the Iraqi Secret Police, which had already kept close tabs on Jews here, began to monitor the synagogue. By and large the fire of anti-Semitism has not singed most Iraqis. The anti-Semitic chants heard round the Arab world have not marred popular demonstrations here. Only once during this reporter’s three-week stay in Iraq were specifically anti-Jewish chants heard.
So he thinks it’s all over... (tags)
George Bush has announced the end of the war. But try telling that to the Shias and the Badr Brigade, says Robert Fisk
RW: Lost Treasures of Humanity (tags)
The war is over (except for Iraq) (tags)
President George Bush will declare tonight the war in Iraq is all but over. But his speech, far out at sea – aboard the aircraft carrier Abraham Lincoln, which is heading back from the Gulf – will not convince many Iraqis.
WOLVES AND SHEEP (tags)
The Orwellian aspect, of course, was an American press that can no longer lay even the scarcest claim to being journalists, and its complete merger with the Department of Defense, specifically Central Command (CENTCOM).
Don't Blame the Killer (tags)
Blame the US. . . Further Instructions: Quickly denounce this article as the work of the Corporate Media. . . preferrably Foxnews. Carry on.
Tales Of Terror Under Saddam's Regime Emerge (tags)
"Our first goal is to tell as many people as we can what has happened to their missing relatives," Edrisy said as he stood among the documents. "We need to show if people were prisoners or, if they were killed, where they are buried. "Then we want to punish those who have done this."
Response to Marc Cooper (tags)
Marc Cooper's cynical screed in last weeks LA Weekly is crushed by Carole LaFleme's analysis. This letter was rejected by LA Weekly. Cooper would rather attack those against the war rather than those perpetrating the crime.
The U.S. Occupation and the Resistance In Iraq (tags)
U.S. TROOPS OUT OF IRAQ!
CIA's Golden Victory - US Bribed Iraqi Military Leaders (tags)
General Maher Sufyan, the head of the Republican Guard, was allegedly spirited away from the Al Rasheed airstrip, in south-east Baghdad, to an unknown location, according to the French newspaper Le Monde and the leading Arab news channel Al Jazeera.
Iraq "war" to last "3-5 years" (tags)
It ain't over yet, and even when it ends, it still won't be over ( see http://newamericancentury.org )
Theft Iraqi Antiquities By Ann Talbot (tags)
The US reluctance to act cannot be explained by any lack of warning. Professional archaeologists and art historians had told the Pentagon of the danger of looting beforehand. Dr. Irving Finkel of the British Museum told Channel 4 that the looting was "entirely predictable and could easily have been stopped."
Why the anti-war movement was right (tags)
Clear and present danger? Quick fall of Baghdad proves that might makes wrong
Spoils of War/Made in America (tags)
This story from Reuters does not indicate the American compnay that makes these death weapons. Wherever it is, it should be razed and salt sowed. This company's owners arexwar criminals.
Finally Free to Speak, Iraqi's Raise Their Voices (tags)
Thanks to George W. Bush, Donald Rumsfeld, and the US Military Iraqi's are free to gather and debate the issues without fear of imprisonment or death.
Nothing Stops Baghdad Zoo Looters, Except Lions (tags)
From Reuters Asia.
Iraq: Anti-US protests growing (tags)
Exasperated US military officials tried to hamper the media from covering new demonstrations in Baghdad while some 20 000 people in the Shiite Muslim bastion of Nasiriyah railed against a US-staged meeting on Iraq's future.
Murmurs of Shiite Revolution in Iraq (tags)
In Baghdad, 20,000 Iraqis took to the central square and faced off against U.S. Marines patrolling the area. "USA, don't stay - GO!" and other signs calling on U.S. forces to withdraw were visible as Iraqis chanted against U.S. plans for Iraq. Canada's CBC reports that the protests are now in their fourth day. Witnesses in Baghdad say the number of demonstrators are growing.
In bombed neighborhoods, everyone 'wants to kill Americans' (tags)
"There was no military here to put the bombs on us. So, I imagine, they wanted to kill us," said Abdel Majid, 43, who is afraid to let his children play in the yard.
For Iraqis - No Liberation, A New Colonial Oppression (tags)
At night on every one of the Shia Muslim barricades in Sadr City, there are 14 men with automatic rifles. Even the US Marines in Baghdad are talking of the insults being flung at them. "Go away! Get out of my face!" an American soldier screamed at an Iraqi trying to push towards the wire surrounding an infantry unit in the capital yesterday. I watched the man's face suffuse with rage. "God is Great! God is Great!" the Iraqi retorted.
Fisk: For people on streets, not liberation but a new colonial oppression (tags)
Fisk: For People on the Iraq Streets, Not Liberation but a New Colonial Oppression
Embedded Photographer: "I Saw Marines Kill Civilians" (tags)
Laurent Van der Stockt, a photographer working for the Gamma agency and under contract for the New York Times Magazine, followed the advance of the 3/4 Marines (3rd battalion, 4th regiment) for three weeks, up to the taking of Baghdad on April 9. He was accompanied by New York Times Magazine editor, Peter Maas.
Rumsfeld's Bad Things (tags)
umsfeld could have stopped the shambles easily by ordering adoption of normal measures that would have been used by Iraqi authorities - a perfectly legal order by the occupying power. Iraqi police would have shot looters, quite legally
RW: From Unjust War to Unjust Occupation (tags)
Ode To The Baghdad Museum (tags)
277-word poem on the destruction of the Baghdad Museum. This piece is registered with WGA and may be run at no charge.
Demonstrations in Baghdad Against U.S. Troops (tags)
While Kurdish factions in the northern cities accuse each other of inciting violence and looting, demonstrations against US lack of intervention continue in Baghdad.
Did US Allow Saddam To Flee? (tags)
BAGHDAD -- Did US intentionally allow Saddam Hussein to flee from Iraq to Syria for a final destination in Russia after a last minute bargain with Moscow to capture the capital of Iraq without fighting?
Off the wire news (tags)
Anti-U.S. protests in Baghdad...Journalist Dies in 'Car Crash' in Iraq...Marines Raid Journalists' Baghdad Hotel...U.N. Human Rights Body Criticizes Israel...Iraqi Protesters Block Marines in Kut...$79 billion to pay for war? Ill. GOP Sen. Fitzgerald Won't Run in '04
How and why the US encouraged looting in Iraq (tags)
The US military stood by and permitted the ransacking of the museum, an incalculable blow to Iraqi and world culture, just as they allowed and even encouraged the looting of hospitals, universities, libraries and government social service buildings. The occupation forces protected only the Ministry of Oil, with its detailed inventory of Iraqi oil reserves, as well as the Ministry of Interior, the headquarters of the ousted regime’s secret police.
Troops secure the black gold (tags)
WHAT IS the difference between most government buildings in Baghdad and the Ministry of Oil? All but the Oil Ministry have been looted, burned or destroyed in the past weeks.
The Sacking of Baghdad (tags)
As the Barbarian Hordes roll in the City is Sacked and Burned. This is a loss that cannot be measured in mere money.
"The war" is over? Not today! (tags)
U.S. military protected Baghdad's Oil Ministry from being ransacked (tags)
While most other public buildings in Baghdad have been left unguarded, the huge Oil Ministry headquarters on Palestine Street has been ringed by more than 70 US troops and protected by up to a dozen or more armoured personnel carriers
Wolfowitz and Rumsfeld give Ahmed Chalabi Iraq (tags)
OUTSIDE NASIRIYAH, Iraq. April 13 -- The Pentagon has ordered U.S. forces here to quickly deploy a U.S.-sponsored opposition militia to Baghdad and other Iraqi cities, American and Iraqi exile sources said today.
Iraq Liberated Of Culture, History (tags)
Because the U.S. only secured Iraq's oil fields and not Iraq's archaeological treasures and universities, further speculation has mounted throughout the world that the U.S. is only interested in Iraq's natural resources.
Music Against The War - Overview and Links (tags)
In the concert of voices against the war, artists and musicians are taking their part too. To bypass the censorship of the commercial medias, some artists give their antiwar songs free for downloading. Others take part in concerts and events, make advertisings for anti-war groups, make statements in medias when they are interviewed...
Inbedded Journalists Quiting Rolls (tags)
But the US military is not happy with this development. "We would really rather they did not do this," said Major Tim Blair, the US army officer in charge of the embed programme, citing safety concerns.
Stories Of Looting And Despair Abound In Baghdad (tags)
Leila Jeneen, Baghdad wife and mother "I am so angry with them [the Allies], so angry for what they put us through these past few weeks. If they come I will drink a cup of their blood. I am still shaking from the bombardment."
Baghdad archeological museum looted (tags)
Iraq, among the earliest cradles of civilisation and home to the remains of such ancient Mesopotamian cities as Babylon, Ur and Nineveh, has one of the richest archaeological heritages in the world.
DON'T THINK IT'S ALL OVER (tags)
After all, if the Americans under the leadership of George Washington rose against British occupation, why does anyone think the Iraqis will be different?
VOA Reports Baghdad Not Taken (tags)
As the reports develop the war whoops of victory are turning to Whoops!
Real Iraqi's are NOT Dancing in The Streets (tags)
Note: What a terrible travesty and lie has and is being visited on the people mostly of this nation with the full complicity of a prostituted-lap dog-boot licking press. On Democracy Now I have seen the quiet--eloquent people (the real ones) of Iraq.
US says flag incident was a 'coincidence' (tags)
It was, by any measure, an astonishing coincidence. As the biggest statue of Saddam Hussein in Baghdad was pulled down "spontaneously" in front of the world's media, the Stars and Stripes which flew on the Pentagon on 11 September was at hand to be draped over its face.
Vandals of the 21st Century (tags)
Links to photos of Iraqi casaulties (tags)
Pictures we're not supposed to see; also: CAIRO — The Arab press accused the United States yesterday of “liquidating” reporters, whom the Americans were said to view as “annoying witnesses to the carnage” committed against Iraqi civilians.
American flag draped on Saddam statue flew over the Pentagon on September 11, 2001 (tags)
More evidence that this "historic event" was staged by the Pentagon to manipulate public opinion
4/10: Iraq - Liberation of Occupation? (tags)
**US Occupied Iraq** Is This What Our Future? Think Locally, Act Globally! No Blood for Oil! No Colonization of Iraq No Immigrant Bashing! Health Care Not Warfare! Books Not Bombs! Schools Not Tanks! From: PeaceNoWar For Latest Information, Please check URL: http://www.PeaceNoWar.net
THE TRUTH ABOUT THE "CELEBRATIONS" (tags)
The evil ruse of Amerikkka has been uncovered.
photos from saddam statue were propaganda: they were false. (tags)
photos from baghdad seem to show thousands and thousands of Iraqis tearing down the statue of Saddam. However, BBC photos reveal that there were at most only a couple hundred people there and that includes US troops!
Media groups enraged over coalition attacks on journalists (tags)
Further information on the recent deaths of journalists killed by U.S. forces in Baghdad Tuesday has caused concern amongst major media outlets in addition to media watchdog groups
"Bearing Witness" (tags)
The war critics were right -- not in the way they expected.
Baghdad- a second Beirut ? (tags)
ARABS IN SHOCK AND DENIAL (tags)
The best quote is the one from the Egyptian cabdriver. Such brotherhood in the Arab world
I hope we have done the right thing...I am optimistic, but very nervous.
Today is proof positive . . . (tags)
Today is proof positive that today's anti-war activists are moral idiots.
Spanish journalists stand up for fallen colleagues (tags)
When will American journalists learn to be so bold as to stand up for what's right?
Iraqi Museums & Art in danger (tags)
Mosul Museum, Tikrit Museum, and a museum in Al-Zohur Palace in Baghdad which houses treasures of the deposed Iraqi royal family, have all been hit in bombing raids in recent days
Baghdad Falls? (tags)
Baghdad falls to the invaders. U.S. Troops and tanks pour into the city center. Marines scale the statue of President Saddam Hussein in central Baghdad on Wednesday and prepare to topple it in front of a small crowd. A Marine covers the face of the statue with a U.S. flag. Suddenly realizing the highly provocative display of old glory would inflame the Arab world and likely frame the U.S. as a colonial master... the colonial masters quickly took down the U.S. flag before toppling the dicator's statue using a mechanized vehicle.
Yahoo! News reports this morning that Iraqis are dancing in the streets of Baghdad at their "liberation" by U.S. troops.
Jailed Iraqi children run free as Marines roll into Baghdad suburbs (tags)
"There were parents running up, so happy to have their kids back." "The children had been imprisoned because they had not joined the youth branch of the Baath party," he alleged. "Some of these kids had been in there for five years."
Is The U.S. Silencing the Really Free Press? (tags)
The question is: Is the U.S. Government following an active policy of shutting down any outlet contradicting their Lies?
Journalists Killed In Iraq (tags)
U.S. attacked journalists at hotel and office in Iraq.
Mohammed Said Sahaf wages war on reality (tags)
Hussein's glib spokesman has won the admiration of Arabs by insulting the U.S. and reporting fantastic victories for Iraq.
US warplanes bomb Al Jazeera office, kill journalist (tags)
US warplanes bomb Al Jazeera office, kill journalist
U.S. Troops Get Drinks, Warm Welcome in Iraq Town (tags)
AZIZIYAH, Iraq (Reuters) - Cheering Iraqis handed out soft drinks and offered cigarettes to U.S. Marines on Saturday, warmly welcoming the troops and making throat-slitting gestures at pictures of President Saddam Hussein.
US-Troops ready for massacre in Baghdad (tags)
A U.S. Marine commander said on Saturday American troops would use overwhelming force to crush any resistance if ordered to storm Baghdad and that the battle would cost many civilian lives
Reports of airport assault premature (tags)
8.00am SADDAM HUSSEIN INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
Potential "plant" site for chemical weapons found. (tags)
US ground troops have found underground facilities at Baghdad airport.
BTL:Risking Their Lives, International Volunteers Remain in Baghdad to... (tags)
...Protect Civilian Infrastructure. Interview with international volunteers Tom Cahill and John Richardson, who are in Baghdad acting as human shields, conducted by Between the Lines' Denise Manzari
April 4: Latest News from Iraq (tags)
By: PeaceNoWar.net URL: http://www.PeaceNoWar.net ***Latest Estimated Iraqi Civilian Causalities: 547-733 people (According from IraqBodyCount.net) Also, check: http://www.peacenowar.net/Iraq/News/April%204%2003--Casualities.htm
The Sympathy Argument (tags)
Discusses the persuasion of the public for supporting the war.
Horror beyond belief (tags)
HUMAN COST: The bodies of an Iraqi woman and her child in a coffin in Hilla, about 80km south of Baghdad. They were among 48 civilians killed by US-led attacks since Monday. -- AFP
US BOMBS IRAQI HOSPITAL (tags)
Iraqis stand in a Red Crescent hospital damaged during an air strike in Baghdad April 2, 2003. U.S. missiles hit a Red Crescent maternity hospital in Baghdad, the city's trade fair, and other civilian buildings, killing several people and wounding at least 25, hospital sources and a Reuters witness said. REUTERS/Akram Saleh
Baghdad Market (tags)
"I don't care if the sun doesn't shine on you"!
Children killed and maimed in bomb attack on town (tags)
Terrifying film of women and children later emerged after Reuters and the Associated Press were permitted by the Iraqi authorities to take their cameras into the town. Their pictures -- the first by Western news agencies from the Iraqi side of the battlefront -- showed babies cut in half and children with amputation wounds, apparently caused by American shellfire and cluster bombs.
EMAIL ACTION! *Massive* civilian casualties ignored by media (tags)
Massive civilian casualties! Ignored again! Take action!
LEGEND ARNETT JOINS MIRROR (tags)
THE reporter sacked by American TV for telling the truth about the war is joining the Daily Mirror
Brave Administration Willing to "Pay A High Price" In US Lives (tags)
It is comforting to know that our brave administration is willing to pay a "high price" in the lives of our sons and daughters to have their war.Referring to nights in World War II "when we'd lose 1000 people", he added: "There will come a time maybe when things are going to be much more shocking."
U.S. Troops Kill 7 Iraqi Women, Kids (tags)
Article from cbsnews.com
peter arnett says u.s. warplan a "failure" (tags)
nbc's peter arnett says u.s. warplan is a "failure"
THE BRITISH LIE MACHINE STRIKES AGAIN, OR PHONY BLAIR'S LATEST FIB (tags)
British Terror Minister Phony Blair offers his Lie of the Day--this time insinuating (i.e. sneakily lying) that the missiles that hit a Baghdad market were actually Iraqi missiles (of course). First Phony Blair accuses Iraq of executing British POWs only to apologize to the family when it turns out to be a lie, and now this.
MONDAY 7PM WELCOME KPFK's JERRY QUICKLEY HOME! (tags)
DEPORTED FROM BAGHDAD: UNEMBEDDED PACIFICA RADIO REPORTER RETURNS HOME TO LA ON MONDAY AT 7 PM at the Long Beach Airport THE B-BOY IN BAGHDAD: Jerry dodged bombs to bring us the truth.
Claims and counter-claims in the media (tags)
Veteran war correspondent Martin Bell has called for 24-hour news channels to "curb their excitability" and warned against unsubstantiated reports which may help the allied cause, but later turn out to be false.
Iraqi Death Toll Rising Fast! (tags)
Thousands killed - including many children.
From "Plain Sailing" to "Where the Hell Are We?" to "Up the Creek (tags)
Barely into its second week Operation Easy Sailing is in big trouble. One simple way of measuring just how big is by adding up all the time you hear the phrases “all according to Plan”, and the “Our strategy is sound”.
Robert Fisk report (tags)
The tragic report of journalist Robert Fisk from "The Independent", yesterday in Baghdad
The Coalition of Disaster (tags)
Cairo - Washington and London "have lost the war politically" and their campaign in Iraq is "heading to a disaster", British Middle East expert and journalist Patrick Seale wrote in an article published on Friday.
Washington hawks under fire for ignoring advice (tags)
BRITISH and American intelligence badly miscalculated the level of resistance that coalition forces would encounter in Iraq.
120K more US troops to Iraq (tags)
February 8, 2003 - The Times (UK) "Mr Rumsfeld said that if it came to war, he expected the conflict to be over quickly and that America would not need to mobilise all its reserves."
Civilians Slaughtered (tags)
Is this what America has become?
"It was an outrage, an obscenity" (tags)
The truth is that nowhere is safe in Baghdad, and as the Americans and British close their siege in the next few days or hours, that simple message will become ever more real and ever more bloody. We may put on the hairshirt of morality in explaining why these people should die.
US, British forces report gains in south; Iraqi minister denies opposition group's claim o (tags)
Article from Jordan Times...via Al Jazeerah web site
Baghdad Market hit by U.S. bomb - 15 killed (tags)
U.S. tax dollars at work.
Allies blamed for Baghdad market bomb deaths (tags)
Iraqi officials said an air raid on Baghdad hit a busy market in the north of the city today, causing "many, many casualties". An Iraqi information ministry official said journalists would be shown the site of the blast later in the day, but so far there has been no corroboration of the attack from coalition sources or news agencies.
The Great Propaganda Spectacle (tags)
War as a television spectacle filled with lies, distortions and fabrications
TUESDAY: On democracy Now! Robert Fisk in Baghdad (tags)
On Tuesday March 25, news reporter Robert Fisk will join Democracy Now's Amy Goodman and Jeremy Scahill for an exclusive 40-minute interview from Baghdad beginning at 9 a.m. EST (6 a.m. repeated at 9 am on KPFK 90.7 FM in LA).
Day 5 at war (tags)
Tape confiscated in DC (tags)
Tape confiscated by government in DC, journalists in Iraq..
As Night Comes Steppin' In... (tags)
I've been sitting here like this in front of my computer for four - five nights staring out into the night, through the news reports, photos and videos into hell.
Today inBaghdad (tags)
In Baghdad today as I write, things are relatively quiet, but we have seen bomb craters...
Launch of a worldwide boycott of the US, the UK, Australia and Turkey. (tags)
A worldwide boycott of all trade with the US, the UK Australia and Turkey, and go-slow within those countries, was launched at the blockade in Adelaide Street, Brisbane, Australia, on Friday night.
Missile after Missile (tags)
Robert Fisk in Baghdad
Iraq Peace Team Update (tags)
March 21, 2003 Kathy Kelly and Ramzi Kysia in Baghdad with Voices in the Wilderness' Iraq Peace Team. They are there to bear witness with the Iraqi People. Per phone this morning, they communicated this to people at the U.S. Voices in the Wilderness Office.
Report From Baghdad by Robert Fisk (tags)
There was a thrashing of tracer on the horizon from the Baghdad air defences – the Second World War-era firepower of old Soviet anti-aircraft guns – and then a series of tremendous vibrations that had the ground shaking under our feet. Bubbles of fire tore into the sky around the Iraqi capital, dark red at the base, golden at the top.
Blade of grass threatens American Empire (tags)
CIA operatives among the Special Forces in Iraq have determined that this blade of grass, newly sprung near Baghdad, represents a threat to George Bush on account of its being alive.
SHOCK & AWE! (tags)
The Pentagon is calling the "2nd phase" of bombing... "Operation Exemplary Destruction." That I believe is the real shock and awe... that the militarists are so brazen about their intentions. Look at the photo... it is the future as envisioned by your rulers.
Latest Iraq Diary (tags)
Baghdad, as you must know, is now under heavy bombardment. We last spoke with our team in Baghdad two hours ago. The team is split up between three hotels in downtown Baghdad.
First Casualties (tags)
So far, 1 dead 14 injured, but how many more on the way? No one is going to give us the real numbers.
More children will die. (tags)
Iraqis would support war to overthrow Saddam, says survey (tags)
Secretly conducted study finds backing for US-led attack, while plans to tarnish extremists in friendly nations are revealed
Thousands Of U.S. fatalities expected in Iraq (tags)
Military experts are quietly warning that the impending war against Iraq will likely yield a high U.S. death toll.
Watching anti-war protests with pain (tags)
By Adil Awadh. Adil Awadh, an Iraqi doctor, worked in a military hospital in Iraq from 1994 to 1996. He is an independent member of the Iraqi National Congress and lives in the Washington area. Published March 9, 2003.
CONTACT THE POPE (tags)
Contact Pope John Paul II and ask him to please go to Baghdad. He is the only person on earth who can stop Bush from attacking Iraq. If he took up residency in Baghdad . IT WOULD STOP THE WAR ! .
THE LAST U.S. DCM IN BAGHDAD ASSAILS PERLE AS LIKUDNIK (tags)
Asked by Bill Moyer about Perle's arguments for a war, Wilson said, ``Well, he's certainly the architect of a study that was produced in the mid-'90s for the Likud Israeli government called `A Clean Break, A New Strategy for the Realm.' and it makes the argument that the best way to secure Israeli security is through the changing of some of these regimes beginning with Iraq and also including Syria. And that's been since expanded to include Iran.''
CONTACT THE POPE TO BE A HUMAN SHIELD IN BAGHDAD (tags)
If Pope John Paul became a Human Shield in Baghdad: There would be NO war! End of story. Contact the Pope! Contact info below:
Urge the pope himself to become a human shield (tags)
If Pope John Paul becomes a Human Shield in Baghdad: There will be NO war ! (the war is starting next week)
"THE WAR HAS BEGUN," reports the London Daily Telegraph (tags)
Several thousand allied special forces, including more than 300 SAS personnel, are already operating inside Iraq. This suggests that, despite efforts to secure a United Nations resolution backing force, the war has begun.
Join the Baghdad Snapshot Action from your Computer! (tags)
Download pictures of regular families taken on the streets of Baghdad last month and post them all over your neighborhood.
W ... He'll Be Remembered as an Asshole: Peaceniks Win War! (tags)
Ben Tripp is a screenwriter, political satirist and cartoonist.
An Appeal for Justice from a Black Man in Baghdad (tags)
Rest under the stars of the martyrs, great tired beast. and don't worry they died so you can sleep and not worry So sleep great beast While the rest of the world watches over you and the people of Iraq Everlasting peace. Salaam!
Manifetso on the Imperialist War against Irag (tags)
French government offers Iraq Strategic assistance (tags)
French Army Officers departed for Baghdad today to assist Iraqi officers with strategic planning.
BTL:Bush Plan for War Against Iraq Provokes Growing Hostility Toward U.S in... (tags)
...Arab World. Interview with Denis Halliday,former United Nations Under-Secretary, conducted by Between The Lines'Scott Harris
Rumsfeld offered help to Saddam (tags)
The Reagan administration and its special Middle East envoy, Donald Rumsfeld, did little to stop Iraq developing weapons of mass destruction in the 1980s, even though they knew Saddam Hussein was using chemical weapons "almost daily" against Iran.
SADDAM & RUMSFELD PARTNERSHIP OF USING CHEMICAL WEAPON (tags)
In 03,1984, with the Iran-Iraq war growing more brutal by the day, Rumsfeld was in Baghdad for meetings With Saddam Hussain. On the day of his visit, March 24th, UPI reported from the UN “Mustard gas laced with a nerve agent has been used on Iranian soldiers of war between Iran and Iraq, a team of U.N. experts has concluded...
US Protesters Serve Saddam's Interests (tags)
Saddam banks on protesters to quash effort to strike Iraq
iraq denies expelling reporters (tags)
US media telling lies?
Oc 4: Latest News From Iraq--US Hijack UN Resolutions? More US Air Attacks, More Dirty Sec (tags)
By: PeaceNoWar.net At the recent report done by the congressional budget office (CBO) in Washington DC., CBO estimates that the incremental costs of deploying a force to the Persian Gulf would be between $9 billion and $13 billion. Prosecuting a war would cost between $6 billion and $9 billion a month-although how long such a war may last cannot be estimated. After hostilities end, the costs to return U.S. forces to their home bases would range between $5 billion and $7 billion, CBO estimates.
US to oppose Iraq weapons inspections (tags)
Im sure you all saw this, but woah, this is fucking hillarious.
Reflections from Iraq (tags)
A series of e-mails that Loyola School of Law, New Orleans, Professor Bill Quigley has sent back from Iraq. He has been there on a Voices in the Wilderness delegation since Sept. 21. I hope they inspire us all to work harder for peace.
Human Shield to Protect Iraq (tags)
Anti-war British lawmaker George Galloway will call for international volunteers to form a human shield in Baghdad to try to thwart any attack after he flies to Iraq on Saturday.
How did Iraq get its weapons? We sold them (tags)
THE US and Britain sold Saddam Hussein the technology and materials Iraq needed to develop nuclear, chemical and biological wea pons of mass destruction.
The Saddam in Rumsfeld’s Closet (tags)
“Man and the turtle are very much alike. Neither makes any progress without sticking his neck out.” —Donald Rumsfeld
US Peacewalkers Arrive in Baghdad Amidst Bombings (tags)