Iraq - Irak

Samstag, 11. Januar 2014

Irak: Folterten auch die Briten?

Donnerstag, 9. Januar 2014

Iraq: The *Liberation* Neocons Would Rather Forget

Iraq: 935 Lies, A Tyrant with *Weapons of Mass Destruction*


US Imperialism And Iraq s Descent Into Civil War

By Bill Van Auken

The army of Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki has massed artillery and tanks on Fallujah s outskirts and has already bombed and shelled civilian neighborhoods, inflicting an unknown number of casualties.

Journalist Describes The Most Traumatic Moments Of Fallujah

By Paul Szoldra


As human beings, we can see the worst kind of s---, and get over it. But, we don t necessarily forgive ourselves if we do something wrong very easily.

Pressure mounts over UK s Iraq *war crimes*

Legal experts from around the world are to join calls for an investigation into whether British politicians and senior military figures should be prosecuted for alleged war crimes in Iraq.

Invading Iraq was dumb enough


Now Congress wants to derail the Iran deal: No step the United States could take anywhere in the world would bring strategic benefits as great as detente with Iran.

ICC Receives *Devastating* Dossier on British War Crimes

By Felicity Arbuthnot

The dossier charges that: ' *those who bear the greatest responsibility* for alleged war crimes *include individuals at the highest levels* of the British Army and political system.'

Time to properly investigate UK war crimes in Iraq: HRW

The British military justice system has shown itself unfit for purpose in handling war crimes committed outside the country.

How Informed are Americans on Iraq?


Meredith Clark goes on the streets of New York City to ask this very question.

The US Role in Iraq s Upsurge in Violence

By Stephen Zunes

Not only did the U.S. invasion and occupation fail to bring a functional democracy to Iraq, neither U.S. forces nor the successive U.S.-backed Iraqi governments have been able to provide the Iraqi people with basic security.

Abolishing War, Resurrecting Fallujah

By Robert Koehler

Militarism is the god we can manipulate.

Public Ignorance About Iraq War Deaths Is Imposed by the Corporate Media

By Joe Emersberger

*How many Iraqis, both combatants and civilians, do you think have died as a consequence of the war that began in Iraq in 2003?*

From Information Clearing House


Cosmetic Surgery in Iraq Destroyed by US

Current Fallujah Struggles: A Legacy of US Policies, Violence


For America, Denial Is a River in Iraq

JP Sottile, Newsvandal: When it comes to coping with the truth and consequences of America s globe-trotting militarism, Americans can find denial all over the map of the Middle East. And, as the saying goes, it isn t just a river in Egypt.

US Involvement in Iraq Never Ended

Michael Z. Youhana, Truthout: After decades of war, Iraq is a divided and shattered country that seems as far away from peace as ever. Neither the Iraq War nor US involvement in it has ever really ended.


Donnerstag, 17. Oktober 2013

Iraq: Counting the Bodies

Mission Accomplished? Iraq Violence Climbs to Highest Level in Years

Fighting Escalates In Iraq As Civilians Suffer From Worst Violence Since 2008


2003-2011: Half Million Iraqis Died in War, Occupation

What Cannot Be Said About Iraq?


US War On Iraq Claimed Half a Million Lives, Study Finds

By Joseph Brownstein

US Public perception of the civilian death toll from the war is in the neighborhood of 10,000.

The Neocons' Iraq War Mess

By Paul R. Pillar

The neocons are rewriting more Iraq War history, arguing that if only President Obama had stayed the course on an open-ended US military occupation, the regional situation would be a lot better. But the truth is that it was their invasion of Iraq that set loose the chaos.

US Built 'Powerful Organs of State Terrorism' in Iraq

By Nicolas J.S. Davies

When we look at the absolute chaos today in Iraq, Libya and Syria, I think we have to ask who is responsible, and are these in fact crimes for which people should be held criminally responsible?

Foreign Office And Human Rights in Libya and Iraq

By Vladimir Odintsov

Today the recently prosperous Naser s, Kaddafi s and Hussein s states are ravaged, their resources ransacked, state infrastructure ruined and children grow surrounded by gun sights.

American soldier charged in Iraq killings of deaf, unarmed teens

Then-Staff Sgt. Michael Barbera is accused of killing Ahmad Khalid al-Timmimi, 15, and his brother Abbas, 14, as they tended to cattle in a palm grove near As Sadah, an Iraqi village about 50 miles northeast of Baghdad.

Ten years after the invasion: Iraq helpless under rain of terror

Saddam Hussein may have gone but, for many poor Iraqis, little has improved. Now a devastating flood has left villagers homeless and there is precious little government support.

'The Near Future of Iraq is Dark': Warning from Muqtada al-Sadr

By Patrick Cockburn

He warns of the danger that "the Iraqi people will disintegrate, its government will disintegrate, and it will be easy for external powers to control the country".

Al-Qaeda raises black flag of rule in Iraq

Ten years after the capture of Saddam Hussein, Iraq is facing an insurgent bloodbath again as al-Qaeda reclaims vast swathes of the country.

Iraq Slides Toward Civil War

By Bill Van Auken

Maliki had seized upon the actions of the ISIL forces as a pretext for violently suppressing the wider Sunni protest movement.

Letter to George W. Bush: Iraqis, Including Children, Continue to Die or Suffer Terribly

By Ralph Nader

You express no remorse, no shame, no compassion and a resistance to admit anything other than that you have done nothing wrong.

*We Have Been Misled*

By John Pilger

Imagine if the lies of governments had been properly challenged and exposed as they secretly prepared to invade Iraq, perhaps a million people would be alive today.

US occupation cause of Iraq crisis: UN coordinator

The former United Nations humanitarian coordinator in Iraq says that recent crises in some Iraqi cities have resulted from the US occupation of the country.

The New York Times Pronounces on Destabilisation of the Middle East

By Chris Marsden

The US *newspaper of record* cites fighting in the Iraqi cities of Fallujah and Ramadi involving *masked gunmen* whom *so many American soldiers died fighting.*

From Information Clearing House


Violence in Fallujah: Poisoned Fruit of US Occupation?

Michael Z. Youhana: Contrary to conventional wisdom, US actions in Fallujah during, and even before, the Iraq War played a role in bringing the latest eruption of violence to the city.

Die Opfer der Befreiung

Eine neue Studie schätzt die Zahl der Iraker, die ihr Leben aufgrund des Krieges einbüßten, auf etwa 460.000.


Dienstag, 23. Juli 2013

Depleted uranium used by US forces blamed for birth defects and cancer in Iraq

Cancer is more common than flu in the Iraqi city of Najaf, about 160 km south of Baghdad, one local doctor told RT. After the start of the war rates of leukemia and birth defects ''rose dramatically'' due to use of depleted uranium by the US military.

US Wars, Dehumanization, and Me

By Brandon Toy

I arrived in Baghdad believing that Iraqis were simple people in need of having civilization thrust upon them, and that we were the enlightened civil ones who would show them the right way to live. To me, they were less than human.

After more than 10 years of hardship, Iraqi Christian calls it quits on Iraq

Fatin Yousef outlasted the US invasion and civil war, but threats and kidnappings finally drove her out of Iraq. Only one of her 60 relatives remains there.

WHO Refuses to Publish Report on Cancers in Iraq Caused by US Weapons

By Denis Halliday

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has categorically refused in defiance of its own mandate to share evidence uncovered in Iraq that US military use of Depleted Uranium and other weapons have not only killed many civilians, but continue to result in the birth of deformed babies.

Iraq: The Greatest 'Non-story' of the Modern Era

By Neil Clark

Pro-war politicians can tell us exactly how many people have died in Syria since the violence started there in 2011, whereas when it comes to Iraq and the number of people who have been killed there
since March 2003, there s a great deal more vagueness. '

How the World Health Organisation Covered Up Iraq s Nuclear Nightmare

By Nafeez Ahmed

Ex-UN, WHO officials reveal political interference to suppress scientific evidence of postwar environmental health catastrophe.

From Information Clearing House


'No place and no one is safe in Iraq'


Nine Years of Injustice for American Prisoner in Iraq

Aisha Maniar, Truthout: It s been a decade since the nation was shocked by images of torture and prisoner abuse at Abu Ghraib prison, and yet for at least one prisoner, a dual Jordanian and United States citizen, the persecution continues.


Fired for Standing in Way of Iraq War: Ousted Director of Nobel-Winning OPCW Speaks Out


Washington s silence on Iraq
by Kelley B. Vlahos


Violence has escalated in Iraq at a rate not seen since 2008 when the final Strategic Framework and Security Agreement between Bush and Maliki was signed. Nearly 6,000 Iraqis were killed since the beginning of the year, 490 in October, as of Sunday. Sectarian violence on both sides is washing over Iraqi towns and cities like an epidemic, including the North, where Kurdistan had once been known as the safest place in Iraq. Washington, which for years claimed the invasion, in part, was to foster a democratic ally in the region, has been curiously silent on why this is happening and what it means for Iraq, with much of the mainstream news following suit...

Informant: Thomas L. Knapp

Mittwoch, 22. Mai 2013

Sectarian attacks in Iraq stoked by spillover from Syrian war

A recent tide of sectarian tensions that erupted into the worst violence seen in Iraq in five years is testing the government of prime minister Nouri al-Maliki, whose ability to contain the crisis could hinge on a conflict raging beyond his control in Syria.

Ken Livingstone: we were warned that Iraq "would make Britain a target"

In response to the Woolwich attack, the former Mayor of London says "we are still experiencing the dreadful truth of this warning".

From Iraq, a Tragic Reminder to Prosecute the War Criminals

By John Pilger

The "mess" left by George Bush and Tony Blair in Iraq is a sectarian war, the bombs of 7/7 and now a man waving a bloody meat cleaver in Woolwich.

Bush-Blair Legacy Continues UN: 1,000 people killed as Iraq saw deadliest month in 5 years

The UN figures, released on Saturday, showed that 1,045 civilians and security personnel were killed last month, which surpasses the 712 killed in April, and making it the deadliest month recorded since June 2008.

Why Arabs Must Worry: Sectarianism and the Irrational New Discourse

By Ramzy Baroud

Iraq s historical dilemma, exploited by the US for immediate gains, has now become a pan-Arab dilemma.

Bush-Blair Legacy Continues

65 people killed and 190 wounded in Iraq, worst violence since 2008:
A wave of bombings on Saturday night in Baghdad province have killed 65 people and wounded 190, officials said. Iraq has seen its worst violence since 2008; over 520 people have died in July.

From Information Clearing House


All out civil war in Iraq?


by Patrick Cockburn


Iraq is edging closer to all-out sectarian war between Sunni and Shia Muslims as a series of car bombings and shootings killed at least 90 people and left many others injured...

Al Qaeda and the Iraq-Syria civil war

The Nation
by Bob Dreyfuss


What happens when you invade one stable nation, destroy its government and virtually its entire political and social infrastructure, and then a decade later stoke the fire of revolution in a stable nation next door without regard for the consequences? Well, take a look: that s what the United States has done in Iraq and Syria. The carnage in Iraq is escalating, even as the Islamist-led rebellion in Syria seems unending...

Informant: Thomas L. Knapp


Virulent sectarianism pervading and envenoming Mideast conflicts


The Iraq War: On the ground

Samstag, 18. Mai 2013

Iraq in ruins

Post-war life overshadowed by crumbling infrastructure, corruption, poverty.

How Many Iraqis Killed in the Iraq War and occupation?

The results from a new poll commissioned by the British media watchdog group MediaLens exposed a startling disconnect between the realities of the Iraq War and public perceptions of it: Namely, what the Iraqi death toll was.

U.S. responsible for ''1,455,590'' Killed During Iraq War and Occupation

The number is shocking and sobering. It is at least 10 times greater than most estimates cited in the US media, yet it is based on a scientific study of violent Iraqi deaths caused by the U.S.-led invasion of March 2003.

Rewriting History

By Matt Carr

I don t think I have ever seen such a shallow and essentially reverential piece of telehistory.

From Information Clearing House

Freitag, 3. Mai 2013

'The civil war in Iraq has already begun'

Politician claims conflict has started and warns it will be 'worse than Syria'.

From Information Clearing House


Civil War in Iraq 'Has Already Started'

Donnerstag, 2. Mai 2013

'Mission Unaccomplished': Iraq 'One of the World s Most Neglected Crises'

Freitag, 26. April 2013

The Bush-Blair Legacy Continues

Iraqi police say 41 killed in clashes between ''gunmen'' and police in northern city of Mosul: Iraq s prime minister appealed for calm following three days of violence that has left more than 150 dead.

Obama leaves Iraq war out of speech to honour George W Bush

Instead, he opted for kind words about the man he once castigated day after day on the campaign trail, to cheers from Democratic supporters. In Texas, Obama spoke of Bush s ''generosity'', ''strength'', ''resolve'' and ''compassion''.

The Full Power Of Vice President Dick Cheney Is Only Now Becoming Clear

On Sept. 16, 2001, Vice President Dick Cheney said that America would have to ''spend time in the shadows'' and work on the ''dark side.''

Bush- Blair Legacy Continues As Wave of attacks in Iraq kills 460 in April

Violence in Iraq rose sharply in April, killing 460 people according to AFP figures, as May started off with attacks that left 13 people dead Wednesday, including six police and four anti-Qaeda fighters.

Libya, Syria, Lies, Perfidies and Tony Blair

By Felicity Arbuthnot

Having covertly provided arms and equipment to insurgents from numerous different countries for over two years, they have now moved to the overt stage.

Tony Blair criticised in Chilcott Iraq report

It is understood that Sir John is to write to Mr Blair to warn him that he will be criticised in the report over his promises to former Presdent George Bush that the UK would support the USA in a war while negotiations were still taking place at the UN.

Former head of MI6 threatens to expose secrets of Iraq 'dodgy dossier'

Sir Richard, who provided intelligence about Saddam Hussein s Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMDs) that was apparently 'sexed up' by Tony Blair s government, has revealed that he could go public after the Chilcot Inquiry publishes its findings.

Tony Blair s Malawi Adventure

By Elliot Ross

Malawians could cash in on the former British prime minister s trip through the Arrest Blair campaign, says Elliot Ross.

Tony Blair: Libya, Lockerbie, Arms and Betrayals

By Felicity Arbuthnot

This will surely have you falling down with surprise.

'The Killing Of Tony Blair': George Galloway and Max Keiser


'Blair killed the labor party, killed one million people and is making a killing.'

War Criminal Says: The Hand-wringing Has to Stop. We Must Act

By Tony Blair

If we do not intervene to support freedom and democracy in Egypt and Syria, the Middle East faces catastrophe.

The Killing of Tony Blair

By George Galloway MP

'Some people make a living, others make a killing', an exclusive new documentary on Tony Blair which will break unexplored ground.

If Charles Taylor is a War Criminal, Then So are Obama, Bush and Clinton

By Glen Ford

'Clinton, Bush and Obama have instigated, encouraged and collaborated in the worst genocide since World War Two.'

Bush- Blair Legacy Continues As 'Al Qaeda strongest in Iraq since 2006'

Al-Maliki warned in Washington that terrorists "got a second chance" to thrive in Iraq, largely as the result of the rise of al-Qaeda fighters in neighboring Syria s civil war. He said the world needs to help Iraq deal with its deadly insurgency.

Fear Not the Path of Truth


This documentary follows Ross Caputi, veteran of the 2nd siege of Fallujah, as he investigates the atrocities that he participated in.

From Information Clearing House


Celebration in Texas Opens New Library for Notorious ''War Criminal''

Let George W. Bush Discuss His Legacy However He Likes...from the Hague

Dick Cheney s Heartless Hypocrisy


George W. Bush: Presidential criminal

by Timothy J Taylor


If there were ever any doubt there certainly isn t any now that George W. Bush is and was a presidential criminal. This man should be occupying a prison cell, not dedicating a $250 million complex to his failed and felonious presidency. He s not a war criminal because he never presided over any real war except for his own imagined undeclared 'war on terror.' He s just a common criminal who used his high office to commit crimes...

Informant: Thomas L. Knapp


What the World s Executioner Wants To Hide

War crimes: Penal sanctions against Tony Blair

Fallujah is the symbol of Iraq s suffering


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