Iraq - Irak

Mittwoch, 17. April 2013

On Almost Getting PTSD in Iraq

Jeremiah Goulka, TomDispatch: Many Americans by now understand that many veterans have post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). However, there are many veterans who don t have enough symptoms be diagnosed, but who still suffer every day from the effects of war.

Mittwoch, 3. April 2013

Camp Nama: British Personnel Reveal Horrors of Secret US Base in Baghdad

By Ian Cobain

Prisoners subjected to electric shocks, held for prolonged periods in cells the size of large dog kennels.

Depleted Uranium

The BBC s hatchet job on Fallujah s genetically damaged children.

By William Bowles

After Iraq, Climbing Out of the Moral Abyss

By Adil E. Shamoo

Let us start with a sincere apology to the Iraqi people for the crimes the U.S government has committed.

America s Hired Death Squads and Torture Teams Are Still Operating in Iraq

A 15-month investigation exploring war crimes long denied by the Pentagon lays out the tragic truth.

James Steele: America s mystery man in Iraq


How retired US colonel James Steele, a veteran of American proxy wars in El Salvador and Nicaragua, played a key role in training and overseeing US-funded special police commandos who ran a network of torture centres in Iraq.

Iraq s ''most wanted'': Where are they now?

Ten years after the fall of Baghdad, Al Jazeera looks at what became of the Iraq invasion s top players.

Australia: Howard ignored advice and went to war in Iraq

The government s justification for war was not supported by any of it s own agencies' intelligence.

Toxic Fallout in Fallujah


Since the assaults on Fallujah in 2004, the city has seen an astronomical rise in birth defects and abnormalities, including some too new to even have a proper medical name.

From Information Clearing House


Prosecute the organizers of torture in Iraq


Iraq: The Deadliest War for Journalists

Dahr Jamail, Al Jazeera: More journalists were killed during the US-led invasion and occupation of Iraq than in any war in history.

Samstag, 23. März 2013

The 22-Year Bush War of Aggression on Iraq

The effects of endless US aggression


The Iraq War 10 years later

Iraq: The lies that led to the war

Why aren t they in jail?


Washington Post Prints More Iraq Lies

By Peter Hart

This is complete, utter nonsense; a serious newspaper would be ashamed to print it.

Children Horribly Deformed by US Chemical Weapons in Iraq


The depleted uranium usage in Iraq left lasting effects in babies born with horrifying deformities in Fallujah and Basra.

''We Need The Truth''

US an 'Orwellian State'

Video By RT

Abby Martin talks to US Congressman, Dennis Kucinich, about the 10th anniversary of the Iraq war and other issues that set him aside from the average establishment politician.

Ten Years Ago: Already Media Hype on Iraq Invasion Apparent

By Greg Mitchell

The Bush administration had beaten the press at its own game. It had turned the media into a weapon of war.

War Crimes and Crimes against Humanity

The story of U.S. Exceptionalism in Iraq

By Ajamu Baraka

What the U.S. war on Iraq demonstrated is that in order to maintain their fantasies of continued global dominance, the U.S. and its colonialist allies will resort to naked piracy. But it is not gold trinkets and slaves that are the contemporary booty, it is whole nations.

True Costs of Iraq War Whitewashed

By Muhammad Idrees Ahmad

That the perpetrators of an aggressive war should accept the lowest costs for their folly is unsurprising. What is less explicable is why so many supposed critics of the war are crediting the same estimate.


Tenth anniversary of war brings out (yet again) American narcissism

[The tenth-anniversary commentaries in the United States about the Iraq war were characterized above all by the ''strategic narcissism'' of Americans, commentator Jim Lobe noted, taking his inspiration from Marc Lynch, ''an expert on Arab public opinion at George Washington University and prominent blogger on the website... The flood of retrospectives that materialized over the week, he wrote, has 'almost exclusively been written by Americans, talking about Americans, for Americans.''


The Iraq Retrospective We Deserve

Anthony DiMaggio, Counterpunch: The 10-year anniversary of the Iraq war should be remembered as a teachable moment, one in which Americans reflect retrospectively on the reasons for why they rejected the war in Iraq.


'Living with No Future': Iraqis in the Ten Year Wake of US War

Iraq Showed We Have a Failed Media


How the news media betrayed us on Iraq

Future of Freedom Foundation
by Sheldon Richman


The tenth anniversary of the start of America s illegal and aggressive war against Iraq should not pass without recalling that the mainstream news media eagerly participated in the Bush administration?s dishonest campaign for public support. It is no exaggeration to say that most news operations were little more than extensions of the White House Office of Communications...

Informant: Thomas L. Knapp


Donnerstag, 21. März 2013

Eine Dekade des politischen Scheiterns

Am 20. März 2003 begann die Koalition der Willigen die ''Operation Iraqi Freedom''.


Samstag, 16. März 2013

The Iraq Disaster Haunts America


New 'Costs of War' Report: Hundreds of Thousands Dead, Trillions Spent

Iraq 10 Years On: A Photographer s Story of War

Myths, Devastation Continue 10 Years After Iraq Invasion

Ten Years After: How Not to Teach About the Iraq War

The Iraq War and oil

Ten Years Ago and Today: A Warfare State of Mind


Ten Years Later: Counting the Costs of War in Iraq

Andrew Stelzer, National Radio Project: Ten years later, American troops have officially left Iraq, but the occupation and its effects continue. How have things changed? And what, if anything, has the world learned?

Democrats Share the Blame for Tragedy of Iraq War

Stephen Zunes, Truthout: The Democrats who voted to support the war and rationalized that vote by making false claims about Iraq s weapons of mass destruction programs were responsible for allowing the Bush administration to get away with lying about Iraq s alleged threat.

Iraq: War s Legacy of Cancer

Dahr Jamail, Al Jazeera: Two US-led wars in Iraq have left behind hundreds of tons of depleted uranium munitions.


MI6 and CIA Were Told Before Invasion That Iraq Had No Active WMD

By Richard Norton-Taylor

BBC s Panorama reveals fresh evidence that agencies dismissed intelligence from Iraqi foreign minister and spy chief.

Bush May Be Gone, But ''Psychosis'' of U.S. Foreign Policy Prevails

Video Interview

''We are being given lessons in morality [by world leaders] while tens of thousands are being killed, while whole countries are shattered, while whole civilizations are driven back decades, if not centuries...''

Iraq: Ten Years Ago and Today: A Warfare State of Mind

By Norman Solomon

Ten years after the invasion of Iraq, don t expect the vast numbers of media hotshots and U.S. officials who propelled that catastrophe to utter a word of regret. Many are busy with another project: assisting the push for war on Iran.

U.S. Still Hasn t Learned Its Lessons

By Robert Taylor

I am not quite sure most Americans have come to grips with what has been to done to Iraq by the U.S. government.

Fallujah: The Hidden Massacre


WARNING: This video contains images that depict the reality and horror of war. Veteran admits: Bodies melted away before us.

My Lai 45 Years Later And the Unknown Atrocities of Vietnam, Iraq, and Afghanistan

By Nick Turse

On the anniversary of the infamous My Lai massacre, Nick Turse recalls the numerous, less-well-known atrocities that marked the Vietnam War, and asks which atrocities from Iraq and Afghanistan we will be remembering in 45 years.

The Real Cost Of Our Wars In Iraq And Afghanistan

Lesleigh Coyer, 25, of Saginaw, Michigan, lies down in front of the grave of her brother, Ryan Coyer, who served with the U.S. Army in both Iraq and Afghanistan, at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia March 11, 2013.

From Information Clearing House


What we learned in Iraq

by Steve Chapman


Ten years ago this week, Americans were about to be introduced to a strange new concept, as they awaited the U.S. war to bring regime change in Iraq. Coined by American military officers, it encapsulated a situation in which everything went right until everything went wrong. The term was 'catastrophic success...

Ten years later: When is the reckoning?
by Justin Raimondo


Ten years after the invasion of Iraq, the war criminals are still at large. Saddam Hussein is dead and buried, but the cabal that lied us into war is still around and not only that, they are mocking us from their podiums in the media, justifying and obscuring their crimes. ... There is much talk of the 'lessons' the war has supposedly taught us, and there is a significant debate about this, but what s clear is the lesson learned by the architects of this war: that being a neocon means never having to say you are sorry...

Iraq War among world s worst events

by David Swanson


At 10 years since the launch of Operation Iraqi Liberation (to use the original name with the appropriate acronym, OIL) and over 22 years since Operation Desert Storm, there is little evidence that any significant number of people in the United States have a realistic idea of what our government has done to the people of Iraq, or of how these actions compare to other horrors of world history. A majority of Americans believe the war since 2003 has hurt the United States but benefitted Iraq. A plurality of Americans believe, not only that Iraqis should be grateful, but that Iraqis are in fact grateful...

Informant: Thomas L. Knapp

Documentary Exposes US Role in Iraq Sectarian Conflict


Maggie O'Kane, tells the story revealed by the Guardian documentary about the US in supporting torture, death squads and brutal sectarian conflict during the height of the Iraq war.

Iraq war leaves thousands missing

There are 16,000 people still missing, according to Arkan Thamer Saleh, the head of the human rights ministry s humanitarian affairs department, which assists in searching for missing people. ''We believe most of these missing are dead,'' given the long time they have been gone, Saleh said.

From Information Clearing House


Guardian documentary probes US role in introducing death squads to Iraq in 2003-2005


Let a Thousand Militias Bloom

Arun Gupta, OccupyUSAToday: The City University of New York recently announced it was appointing retired Gen. David Petraeus as a visiting professor. Arun Gupta details the role Petraeus played in stoking Iraq s still-ongoing sectarian war.'Kane

Freitag, 15. März 2013

Iraq s Pain Has Only Intensified Since 2003

By Sami Ramadani

Ten years on from the shock and awe of the 2003 Bush and Blair war, which followed 13 years of murderous sanctions, and 35 years of Saddamist dictatorship, my tormented land, once a cradle of civilisation, is staring into the abyss.

Cheney s Legacy In Iraq

By Ramzy Baroud

The US and Britain jointly destroyed modern Iraq and no amount of remorse or apology, not that any was offered, to begin with, will alter this fact.

Iraq war costs U.S. more than $2 trillion

The U.S. war in Iraq has cost $1.7 trillion with an additional $490 billion in benefits owed to war veterans, expenses that could grow to more than $6 trillion over the next four decades counting interest, a study released on Thursday said.

Number Of Iraqis Slaughtered In US War And Occupation Of Iraq ''1,455,590''

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.

Tony Blair and Iraq: The damning evidence

Secret testimony to Chilcot Inquiry by British intelligence shows former PM 'accepted Libya was a bigger threat'.

Cheney s Halliburton Made $39.5 Billion on Iraq War

Private or publicly listed firms received at least $138 billion of U.S. taxpayer money for government contracts for services that included providing private security, building infrastructure and feeding the troops.

From Information Clearing House


Middle East in Turmoil 10 Years After Iraq Invasion That Officials Said Would Bring Peace

Nancy A. Youssef, McClatchy Newspapers: The role of US intervention in Middle East turmoil, direct in the cases of Iraq and Libya, and through rhetoric in Syria and Egypt, remains an open question.

Freitag, 8. März 2013

Iraq s depleted uranium contamination spreads

The report, which was funded by the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, documents evidence that DU munitions were fired at light vehicles, buildings and other civilian infrastructure. ''The use of DU in populated areas is alarming,'' it says, adding that many more contaminated sites are likely to be discovered.

How the US Exported its 'Dirty War' Policy to Iraq, with Fatal Consequences

By Murtaza Hussain

Pentagon officials at the highest levels oversaw torture facilities during the war in Iraq. The allegations are decidedly gruesome: rooms used for interrogating detainees stained with blood; children tied into extreme stress positions with their bodies beaten to discoloration.

10 years on: the elephant in the room the media still won t mention

Iraq was a war crime


News reports list ''failures'', ''setbacks'' and ''lessons'' for ''the West'', but there s never a line of background saying the people who started the war are now criminally liable.

Iraq May Be Broken, But It Is Our Political Class That Is Bankrupted

By George Galloway

To briefly recap; a huge right-wing conspiracy was mounted 10 years ago to manufacture a case to wage aggressive war (pace Nuremberg, the ''ultimate crime'') upon Iraq.

How the US Public was Defrauded by the Hidden $ Cost of the Iraq War and Occupation

Even now, the US is paying billions to private contractors

By Michael Boyle

The Bush administration masked the cost of the war with deficit spending to ensure that the American people would not face up to its costs while President Bush was in office.

Britain s Role In Shaping Iraq

By Patrick Cockburn

British leaders were blood-thirsty. After the revolt of 1920, TE Lawrence, Lawrence of Arabia, wrote to the London Observer to say: ''It is odd that we do not use poison gas on these occasions.''

CIA ratchets covert operations in Iraq to fight al Qaeda

U.S. intelligence indicates that this al Qaeda affiliate is giving assistance to the Syrian-based rebel group, the al-Nusra Front, that currently controls parts in northern Syria, UPI says.

Iraq fears return of sectarian war, this time with added political dimension

Shias and Sunnis increase attacks amid concern Syria war could raise violence to levels of deadliest period in nation s history.

From Information Clearing House


Why We Invariably Turn to the ''Experts'' Who Were Never Right When It Comes to Iraq

Why the Invasion of Iraq Was the Single Worst Foreign Policy Decision in American History

Mission Unaccomplished


Donald Rumsfeld Must be Indicted over Iraq Militias

By Richard Norton-Taylor

If there were any lingering doubts about whether the former US defence secretary, Donald Rumsfeld, should be indicted before a criminal court, evidence that he asked a veteran of American dirty wars in central America to help set up vicious sectarian militias in Iraq should end them once and for all.

MA Prosecutor Lets Rumsfeld Walk, Charges Protester Instead

It turns out that Rumsfeld not only knew about the worst of the worst abuses of the Bush Torture Era, including what was happening at Guantanamo, in Afghanistan, and at Abu Ghraib. He perhaps even ordered it.

Repeal the Military Force Law

Mr. Bush used the authorization law as an excuse to kidnap hundreds of people, guilty and blameless people alike, and throw them into secret prisons where many were tortured.

From Information Clearing House

Donnerstag, 7. März 2013

Pentagon s link to Iraqi torture centres

General David Petraeus and 'dirty wars' veteran behind commando units implicated in detainee abuse.

From Information Clearing House


The US 'Dirty War' Veteran Who Trained Iraqi 'Death Squads'

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