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- The Zarqawi case is vastly different from these traditional forms of propaganda. It is information-warfare aimed exclusively at the American people with the intention of manipulating their perceptions. It builds the case for war out of whole cloth.
- The morgue is receiving a minimum of 60 bodies a day and sometimes more than 100, a morgue employee told IPS on condition of anonymity.
- "Al Qaeda in Iraq and its presumed leader, Abu Musab Zarqawi, have conceded strategic defeat and are on their way out of the country, a top U.S. military official contended yesterday," reports the Moonie, er Washington Times.
- The fortress-like compound rising beside the Tigris River here will be the largest of its kind in the world, the size of Vatican City, with the population of a small town, its own defense force, self-contained power and water, and a precarious perch at the heart of Iraq's turbulent future.
- ...as ignominious defeat looms for Bush's Babylonian folly, some of the key players in fomenting the war are urging that the "Fallujah Option" be applied to an even bigger target: Baghdad.
- How many Iraqis have died as the result of the Anglo-American invasion and occupation of their country remains an unresolved question in the anti-war movement. It is a question the pro-war camp avoids. Yet what more important question is there?
- ...the Italian Prime Minister Elect said that he will fulfill his election promise of withdrawing his country´s troops from Iraq.
- ...it was obvious from day one that this story was false.
- ARMY "LOST" CRUCIAL EVIDENCE
- Three years ago, many of us awoke to see Saddam Hussein’s statue being torn down in Baghdad. The media ate it up.
- A plan to loot Iraq?
- During the 1930s and 1940s, the U.S. supported the British occupation of Iraq. Today, the same actors occupy the same stage, but with reversed roles.
- ...the United States, United Nations, Britain, and the "coalition of the killing" are responsible for the death of well over two million people in Iraq (and an incalculable number of others are certain to die in the Middle East and elsewhere from the use of depleted uranium and other toxins).
- I guess genocide just ain't what it used to be.
- The United States’ invasion and occupation of Iraq has two primary objectives, plus a third that stems from the first two. The first two are oil and "lily pads." The third is to maintain a government or quasi-government to legitimize U.S. access to both. Everything the United States has done in Iraq has ensued from these primary objectives...
- ...the Iraqi health care system had indeed been battered beyond recognition by the efforts of the United States and its allies.
- The aim is to pacify and remove the public influence on foreign policies.
- Three Years in Iraq
- World Bank President Paul Wolfowitz is considering expanding bank operations in Iraq, which would put his agency at the center of rebuilding from a war he helped plan as the Pentagon's former No. 2 official.
- U.S. raid on Shiite shrine served as a warning
- The blogosphere nails a California Republican for his view of Iraq.
- An Inventory
- ...Cheney continues to own stock in Halliburton. Stock that has risen in leaps and bounds since its former CEO moved into the White House and developed the most prolific war profiteering scheme of all time.
- ...ask around to find the head of the organized crime ring that has your hostage in custody...
- A "trigger-happy" U.S. army squad leader shot the foot off an unarmed Iraqi man and soldiers kicked a severed head around like a soccer ball, a U.S. war deserter told an Immigration and Refugee Board hearing Thursday.
- Events in Iraq are giving the lie to administration claims that all it wants to do is create a stable, democratic Iraq, and then leave.
- If, like the Lancet report, we are speaking of all civilian deaths that have resulted from the war, it is, therefore, now accurate to speak in terms of hundreds of thousands rather than tens of thousands.
- If you believe the line towed by the corporate media, a line manufactured in the deep recesses of the Pentagon, the United States stumbled into Iraq based on "intelligence failures..."
- Bases getting bigger, more elaborate
- Hundreds of deserters from the US armed forces have crossed into Canada and are now seeking political refugee status there, arguing that violations of the rules of war in Iraq by the US entitle them to asylum
- One of the most tragic consequenes of the Iraq war has been its effect on children. The war continues to claim them among its main victims, while the health of the majority of the population also continues to deteriorate.
- Everyone is at risk from trigger-happy US troops
- Despite daily reports about mounting anti-occupation attacks in Iraq, Americans hear very little from mainstream media about the most basic facts of what’s going there.
- ...the invasion of Iraq was all about destroying Iraqi society and nationalism. It was a coup de grâce delivered after twelve years of brutal, immoral, sadistic, and medieval sanctions designed to break the Iraqis down. It has everything to do with defeating secular Arab nationalism and in this respect the occupation (and destruction) of Iraq is an Israeli project.
- “We owe them for the invasion and for 10 years of sanctions that devastated a society and strengthened a tyrant..."
- About 6,000 non-Iraqi security contractors are operating in Iraq. During nine months in 2004-05, contractors reported firing into 61 civilian vehicles; no one was ever prosecuted. Security analysts say it is likely that such incidents are vastly underreported.
- There are troubling signs that it was staged.
- Even though Canada's former Liberal government downplayed it, small numbers of Canadian military personnel have been serving side by side with their American counterparts in Iraq. And the Canadians have been serving there since day one in the war in Iraq.
- The Bush administration kills with impunity. The Bush administration uses the horrific tool of genocide as the lynchpin of their foreign policy. The Bush administration follows in the footsteps of previous imperialists slogging through the blood of hundreds of thousands.
- The fact is that the neocons who control US strategy have no interest in preventing a civil war but only in inciting one.
- ...once again, an attempt by defense lawyers to point a finger of responsibility at higher-ranking officers failed in the latest case to persuade a military jury that ultimate responsibility for the abuses lay further up the chain of command.
- ...when these boy next door psychopathic killers return home and become police officers—veterans receive preferential treatment at police departments around the country—average Americans will be alarmed and outraged when these former soldiers abuse citizens the same way they abused Iraqi civilians.
- What took place in Tal Afar was a massive, protracted war crime engineered by the White House, executed by the Pentagon, and papered over by the collaborative-press. The rest is just the delusional ravings of a maniac.
- Saddam's FM was on CIA payroll
- Kurdistan is a veritable police state...“Instead of one big Saddam, we have a hundred small Saddams in Kurdistan..."
- Operation Swarm of Lies is part of yet another Cheney administration media blitz to put a happy face on this horrendously failed misadventure in Iraq.
- ...more astute observers have noticed that other parts of the propaganda war, (like references to the "imaginary" al-Zarqawi) have vanished from the newspapers, as government spin-doctors are now devoting all their time to promoting their latest product-line; civil war.
- "American law was suspended, Iraqi law was suspended, and Iraq basically became a free fraud zone...In a free fire zone you can shoot at anybody you want. In a free fraud zone you can steal anything you like. And that was what they did."
- 100,000 March Against the War in Italy
- ...every time the "insurgents" blow up a pipeline in Basra, every time Mad Mahmoud in Tehran threatens to cut supply, the price of oil leaps. And Dick and George just love it.
- ...we have entered the "My Lai phase" of the Iraq war, where the pretensions about democracy and liberation are stripped-away and replaced with the gratuitous butchery of women and children. (Warning: brutal and disturbing images)
- The Prevarications of Gen. Peter Pace
- In the windowless, jet-black garage-size room, some soldiers beat prisoners with rifle butts, yelled and spit in their faces and, in a nearby area, used detainees for target practice in a game of jailer paintball. Their intention was to extract information to help hunt down Iraq's most-wanted terrorist, Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, according to Defense Department personnel who served with the unit or were briefed on its operations.
- Spending will rise to $9.8 billion a month from the $6.8 billion a month the Pentagon said it spent last year, the research service said.
- Are depleted uranium weapons, bunker busters, theft of priceless art, and pedophiliac jailers in Havana's future (and those of Pyongyang, Damascus, Yangon, Harare, Tehran, and Minsk)?
- "After they left the house they blew it up..."
- It appears 'a considerable number of civilian losses' is part and parcel of the 'strongest signal yet' sent to the Iraqi people, who are preparing for the neocon engineered civil war in their country...
- ...it becomes clear why journalists are now just another casualty of war, the victims of foul crime. Especially when they attempt to report the extent of those foul crimes perpetrated on the civilian population and more so when the perpetrators of these foul crimes are the master architects of dirty war, the US and Britain.
- Remote reporting and the Green Zone
- Smothered in a security blanket
- Electricity output has dipped to its lowest point in three years in Iraq, where the desert sun is rising toward another broiling summer and U.S. engineers are winding down their rebuilding of the crippled power grid.
- ...the "Murtha plan" is not a plan for withdrawal at all
- Why is the Left Understating the Carnage?
- The chief judge in Saddam Hussein's trial has closed off the court to journalists after the former president called on Iraqis "to resist the invaders".
- by Howard Zinn - On the third anniversary of President Bush's Iraq debacle, it's important to consider why the administration so easily fooled so many people into supporting the war.
- Iraqi police detained an American private security contractor working at a U.S. military base in northern Iraq for several hours on Tuesday, a U.S. military spokesman said.
- Why does the Bush Administration refuse to discuss withdrawing occupation forces from Iraq? Why is Halliburton, who landed the no-bid contracts to construct and maintain US military bases in Iraq, posting higher profits than ever before in its 86-year history? Why do these bases in Iraq resemble self-contained cities as much as military outposts?
- In an effort to stem increasingly vociferous criticism, Bush’s neocon handlers have provided him with a new script, basically the old script with new fantastic accusations.
- Top 10 firms profiting from Iraq
- He said he had witnessed "dozens of illegal acts" by US troops, claiming they viewed all Iraqis as "untermenschen" - the Nazi term for races regarded as sub-human.
- Many Venezuelan women decided to demonstrate and march to the US Embassy on March the 8th, International Women’s Day
- The execution Thursday of 13 Iraqi political prisoners, including a woman, was a calculated act of state terror against the resistance to the US occupation. The executions, all by hanging, were ordered by interim Prime Minister Ibrahim Jafari to underscore his determination to hold onto power amid a political stalemate between rival factions in Baghdad.
- Cui bono once again comes into play—who benefits from the capture and murder of CPT members? Certainly not the Iraqi resistance.
- ...it certainly sends an interesting message.
- Iraqi women rights organization reported today "Women day" that not less than 2000 Iraqi women kidnapped and sold inside Iraq and abroad in the three years of occupation.
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