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Archive for the Month of February, 2005.
Viewing Iraq War NEWS articles 1 through 21 of 21.

February 3, 2005

Allawi's government decried as corrupt - A top Shia leader tipped to become Iraq's next prime minister has branded Iyad Allawi's interim government the most corrupt in the country's history.

Same Faces Behind Sham US And Iraqi 'Elections' - As the corporate media pundits praise the "free and fair" Iraqi elections, a closer look reveals that the polling in Iraq was fundamentally flawed and lacking transparency in the same way as elections in the U.S. No wonder that the same people are behind the organization of both.

February 4, 2005

US officials misplace $11.4bn - The post-invasion US governing authority in Iraq lost track of $US 8.8 billion it transferred to government ministries in a black hole of fraud, kickbacks and misappropriation, according to an official US audit released yesterday.

What They're Not Telling You About the "Elections" - "Higher than expected turnout," US mainstream television media blared, some citing a figure of 72%, others 60%. What they didn't tell you was that these numbers were provided by one individual, Farid Ayar. Ayar said the 72% was "only guessing" and "was just an estimate," which was based on "very rough, word-of mouth estimates gathered informally from the field."

February 7, 2005

Fraud and corruption - Forget the UN corruption. The US occupation regime helped itself to $8.8 billion of mostly Iraqi money in just 14 months.

February 9, 2005

Iraq Election Results Delayed on Recount - Iraqi officials must recount votes because of various discrepancies, delaying final results from the landmark national elections. Hundreds - perhaps thousands - of other ballots were declared invalid because of alleged tampering.

February 11, 2005

Despite falling out with U.S., Chalabi still a player in the new Iraq - Chalabi, a brilliant man and crafty politician, still the darling of some Washington neo-conservatives, is lobbying hard for the post of prime minister in the new Iraqi government that will be formed after election officials finish counting the tally from last week's vote.

Iraqi-American Doctor Convicted of Violating Iraq Sanctions - Iraqi-American doctor Rafil Dhafir, was convicted on 59 charges including violating economic sanctions against Iraq, Medicare fraud and tax evasion. Dr. Dhafir and others got together and began to raise money and to get funds, humanitarian aid, food, blankets, and medicine into Iraq, when they saw the devasting effects of the sanctions on Iraq.

February 15, 2005

US fights back against 'rule by clerics' - USA Arms Sunni Militias to fight the Shi'ia and cause civial war in Iraq.

February 16, 2005

Gov't knew Iraq intelligence was wrong, analyst says - The US Government persisted with its claims about Iraq's weapons of mass destruction, even though they were aware months before that the intelligence on Iraq's weapons was wrong.

Fallujah: the truth at last - Young boy found dead in a house in the Jolan quarter of Fallujah. A father who had tried to shield his two daughters, found dead in a bedroom. Man found shot dead sheltering in his living room. Man killed in his kitchen. This is a story of how the US murdered a city.

February 18, 2005

Six bodies, six grieving families, more accusations against troops - One of dozens of articles that are out there telling the tragic stories of the continuing murder of innocent Iraqis by occupying military forces.

February 19, 2005

Leave our country now - From the first days of the US-British invasion of Iraq, oil workers have resisted foreign occupation. Saddam's secret police used to creep over the roofs into our homes at night; occupation troops now break down our doors in broad daylight. The media do not show even a fraction of the devastation that has engulfed Iraq.

February 22, 2005

Army Having Difficulty Meeting Goals In Recruiting - For the first time since 2001, the Army began the fiscal year in October with only 18.4 percent of the year's target of 80,000 active-duty recruits already in the pipeline. That amounts to less than half of last year's figure and falls well below the Army's goal of 25 percent.

U.S. Starts New Offensive Against Rebels - Three months after brutal attacks leaving Fallujah a city in ruins, Marines plan a vicious assault against Fallujah's sister city Ramadi, a city of 400,000 people.

February 23, 2005

The Man Who Will Lead Iraq - al-Jaafari was a member of the U.S.-picked Iraqi Governing Council, which was dissolved a few weeks before the U.S. occupation authority handed over sovereignty to the interim government in June 2004. He was the first of the council's nine rotating presidents. He has a history of militancy, is implicated in an assassination attempt, and was responsible for suicide attacks in Iraq in the 1980s.

February 24, 2005

UK attorney general warned of Iraq war illegality - The British attorney general, Lord Goldsmith, warned less than two weeks before the Iraq war that military action could be illegal, the Guardian newspaper reported on Wednesday

February 25, 2005

Deserters: We Won't Go To Iraq - The Pentagon says more than 5,500 servicemen have deserted since the war started in Iraq.

February 26, 2005

Suicides in Marine Corps Rise by 29% - The Marine Corps suffered a 29 percent spike in suicides last year, reaching the highest number in at least a decade. The brutal military occupation in Iraq is to blame.

Iraq looks for light to beat dark forces - Four hours out of six are without electricity. Their flat has few windows, to minimise the summer heat, and with no power there is no light, so they spend most of the day in gloom. It has been this way since the invasion in March 2003. They cursed the world in general and the Americans and Iraqi authorities in particular. "It's worse all the time."

February 27, 2005

As Americans Adapt to Protect Themselves, Civilians Pay Dearly - Iraq a lawless land of chaos, bombings, and murders. Attacks on civilians increase as American seek to protect themselves.


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