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Anti Corruption Protesters Storm Iraqi Parliament in Baghdad

https://youtu.be/_PfroU__AgI

"Hundreds of supporters of influential Shiite cleric Moqtada al Sadr, who have been protesting corruption, have stormed Baghdad's Green Zone..."

iyraste1313

Hillary Clinton Received Secret Memo Stating Obama Admin ‘Support’ for ISIS

 by Patrick Howley14 Jun 20167,558

WASHINGTON, DC — Hillary Clinton received a classified intelligence report stating that the Obama administration was actively supporting Al Qaeda in Iraq, the terrorist group that became the Islamic State.

The memo made clear that Al Qaeda in Iraq was speaking through Muhammad Al Adnani, who is now the senior spokesman for the Islamic State, also known as ISIS. Western and Gulf states were supporting the terrorist group to try to overthrow Syrian dictator Bashar al Assad, who was being propped up by the Russians, Iranians, and Chinese.

In August 2012, a “SECRET” classified memo was sent to various top Obama administration officials and agencies, including to the State Department and to Clinton’s office personally.

“The document is an IAR, an intelligence information report,” said Christopher J. Farrell, who serves on the board of directors of Judicial Watch, which obtained the document. “It is produced by somebody within the Defense intelligence agency (DIA). It is reporting from the field by an intelligence agent” who could be a U.S. government agent, a defense attaché, or a source.

“It’s a report from the field back to headquarters with some intelligence that somebody is willing to bet their career on,” Farrell said.

Farrell confirmed that the report was sent to Clinton’s office, based on the recipient marking “RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHINGTON DC.”

The report identifies Al Qaeda in Iraq (AQI) as being one of the principal elements of the Syrian opposition, which the West was choosing to “support.”

The intelligence report contains an extensive backgrounder on AQI and its methods and capabilities, noting that AQI was speaking through the spokesman of the Islamic State of Iraq Muhammad Al Adnani.

Al Adnani is now the chief spokesman for the current version of the Islamic State, also known as ISIS.

iyraste1313

Contrary to US advice, Iraq bombs an Isis convoy Voltaire Network | 2 July 2016 

At the end of the battle for Fallujah, a convoy of around 500 vehicles allowed Isis fighters to flee the city to Syria.

The Pentagon refused to bomb the convoy because the vehicles belonged to civilians and they were probably transporting the wives and children of some jihadists.

However, the Iraqi army decided to bomb it, destroying more than 200 vehicles and killing their occupants.

Iraqi soldiers are convinced that the Pentagon had received instruction to let the CIA advisers, that were training the jihadists, escape.

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Here is a great little video explaining why 93% of Iraqi's think of the US as their enemy.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0BVVW2clM1o

iyraste1313

George W. Bush, Dick Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld, Condoleezza Rice, Paul Wolfowitz Sued in California District Court: Iraqi Woman Uses Chilcot Report in War Crimes Lawsuit against George W. Bush By Marjorie Cohn Global Research, September 06, 2016 Truthout 4 September 2016 In-depth Report: IRAQ REPORT

...perhaps someone can help here re the activities of various Canadian Generals in the Allied Invasion of Iraq?

iyraste1313

Reuters reported:

The United States will send around 600 new troops to Iraq to assist local forces in the battle to retake Mosul from Islamic State that is expected later this year, U.S. and Iraqi officials said on Wednesday.

The new deployment is the third such boost in U.S. troop levels in Iraq since April, underscoring the difficulties President Barack Obama has had in extracting the U.S. military from the country.

 

The United States has gradually increased the number of U.S. troops in Iraq this year, and moved them closer to the front lines of battle. Obama approved sending 560 more troops to Iraq in July, three months after the United States said it would dispatch about 200 more troops there.

 

To send the new troops, the White House will raise its cap on U.S. forces in Iraq from 4,647, to 5,262 troops, a senior U.S. defense official said. 

What Reuters didn’t report, is that various Iraqi state militias, known as Popular Mobilization Units (PMUs), are preparing for violent resistance against these U.S. troops, which they see as an occupying force.

Al Monitor reports:

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Fatal Error? Pro Govt Iraq Fighters 'Likely' Killed in Coalition Airstrike

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=39SyC6qInPA

"An airstrike has left at least 20 pro-government tribal fighters dead near the Iraqi city of Mosul, a US defense official told AFP, while admitting that the strike had 'most likely been carried out by US-led coalition jets..."

'Kill em all let god sort em out' - US military

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Retaking Mosul Prompts More Questions Than Answers

http://www.middleeasteye.net/columns/iraq-kurdistan-mosul-humanitarian-a...

"Humanitarian chiefs in Iraq's Kurdistan region claim they are being 'ignored' as coalition prepares for the operation to retake Mosul"

 

Admit It. Canadian Troops in Iraq Aren't Just Advising. They're Fighting. Walkom

https://www.thestar.com/opinion/commentary/2016/10/10/admit-it-canadian-...

"It has always been a myth that Canada's soldiers in Iraq don't do combat. Now the myth is even harder to sustain. On Thursday, a senior general acknowledged that over the last few months, Canadian special forces operating in northern Iraq - have been increasingly involved in front-line skirmishes against Daesh fighters.

'The mission has changed, said Brig-Gen Peter Dawe. 'We are more engaged on the line...The risk has increased..."

 

Mosul Eye

https://mosuleye.wordpress.com

 

Prepare the bodybags and 'highway of heroes'. This is going to be a big bloody mess. The Guardian is standing by ready to confuse and point you in the wrong direction once again...

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Zero Hour Approaches Mosul

https://aml.ink/rkW56

"The US Coalition has already begun bombing Mosul..."

 

Battle Lines Drawn: US & Iraqi Forces Prepare to Push ISIS Out of Mosul (and vid)

https://t.co/NS9u35coWl

"The US-backed Iraqi army is planning to take back the city of Mosul from Islamic State."

 

UNICEF: Impending Mosul Assault Puts 600,000 Children in Line of Fire

https://t.co/wrzFSUKYxj

Check and compare media treatment of collateral damage in Mosul to Aleppo.

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Loud & Clear...(podcast)

http://theduran.com/loud-clear-radio-broadcast-dissects-the-battle-to-re...

"Radio broadcast dissects the battle to retake Mosul and the role Erdogan's Turkey will play."

Canada is there...

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"This is arguably the 1st battle where a complete blackout will allow maximum official control."

https://twitter.com/hxhassan/status/787559675864637441

 

#mosul

 

iyraste1313

DEBKAfile’s military sources count six assorted military groupings taking part in the liberation of Mosul. They have nothing in common aside from their determination to drive the Islamic State out.

They are utterly divided on the two main aspects of the offensive: How to achieve their common goal and what happens to Mosul after the Islamist invaders are gone.

The underlying US rationale for embarking on this high-wire operation is President Barack Obama’s aspiration to achieve Mosul’s liberation before his departure from the White House in January, in the hope that this landmark success will provide a major distraction from his administration’s failed policies in Syria.

The Islamic State might have been expected to take advantage of the prior warning of the offensive for a stand in defense of the Iraqi capital of Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi’s caliphate and so exploit the conflicting interests of the invading force.

But ISIS leaders decided against waiting for the combined offensive. Indeed, according to DEBKAfile’s sources, thousands of jihadis made tracks out of the city two or three months ago, relocating the bulk of their combat strength and institutions in two new locations: in the western Iraqi desert province of Anbar at a site between the Jordanian and Saudi borders and eastern Syria. Several hundred fighters were left behind in Mosul to harass the US-Iraq-Kurdish armies as they advance into the city and exploit the invaders’ discord to retain a foothold in Mosul.........

....my only question relates to Obama's reasons....not to support Clinton's agressive military preparations?

 

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Good Deaths in Mosul, Bad Deaths in Aleppo  -  by Robert Parry

http://readersupportednews.org/opinion2/277-75/39760-good-deaths-in-mosu...

"As the US-backed offensive in Mosul, Iraq begins, the mainstream US media readies the American public to blame the terrorists for civilian casualties.

But the opposite rules apply to Syria's Aleppo, reports Robert Parry..."

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US Bombs Hit Hospital and Children

https://t.co/ynZuOU8bxM

Disturbing videos emerging from village near Mosul, while West's liberal interventionists only notice Russian/SAA 'warcrimes' in Aleppo.

 

US 'Relocated' ISIS Terrorists Out of Iraq and Into Syria To Fight Assad

http://theduran.com/the-us-plan-for-isis-out-of-iraq-into-syria-to-fight...

"As the Iraqi military with US support closes in on Mosul it is becoming clear that the US plan is to transfer the ISIS troops defending the city to Syria as part of the regime change plan there."

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The Debate: Mosul Offensive

https://youtu.be/XSUjPoHMcWU

Tens of thousands of fighters advance on Mosul. Escaping terrorists enroute to Syria, as per US plan.

 

US Admits Fighting ISIS in Mosul Risks Civilian Lives

https://youtu.be/RW42vtWDihc

"Washington has a contradictory perception of the anti-terrorist efforts by the Syrian and Russian forces in Aleppo."

 

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The Aleppo/Mosul Riddle  -  by Pepe Escobar

http://www.counterpunch.org/2016/10/21/the-aleppo-mosul-riddle/

"The real question is the conflicting motivations of the large 'who's who' doing it; The Iraqi Army's 9th Division, the Kurdish Peshmerga, under the baton of wily, corrupt opportunist Barzani...Now that's a certified recipe for trouble."

 

Canadian Troops Supporting Kurds in Fight To Free Mosul From ISIS

http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/harjit-sajjan-supporting-troops-iraq-1.3...

"Defence Minister says he is 'very proud' Canadian troops have been able to aid in Mosul operation....Officials have since clamped down on the amount and type of information provided about the mission."

 

 

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At Least 15 Women Killed, Dozens Wounded in Air Raid On Shrine Near Kirkuk - Reports (and vid)

https://youtu.be/rxHY8Ua7olY

A US-led coalition airstrike has left 15 women dead and 50 more injured after it hit a Shiite shrine near the Iraqi city of Kirkuk.

 

 

Saad Al Matlabi MP, Deputy Head of the Baghdad Council Security Committee on Mosul etc. (and vid)

https://www.rt.com/shows/going-underground/363751-syria-libya-russia-mosul/

"What's happening in Aleppo is a mess made by the Americans, who are protecting the insurgents and those who are connected to Al Qaeda...But as we can all see the Americans are using Aleppo as an excuse to protect ISIS and the illegal insurgents fighting the legal Syrian government.

We need to destroy ISIS in Iraq and Syria..."

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60 Civilians Killed, 200 Injured as US-Led Coalition Strikes Mosul Residential Areas - MOD

https://www.rt.com/news/364045-mosul-airstrikes-civilians-killed/

We won't hold our breath awaiting the same hue and cry used to shield Western jihadi assets in Aleppo.

 

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Defence Minister Stays Mum On Role of Canadian Soldiers in Mosul Offensive

https://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2016/10/25/defence-minister-stays-mu...

"Photos have emerged that apparently show Canadian special forces soldiers near front-line action in northern Iraq, even as Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan stays mum about their involvement in the ongoing offensive against Daesh militants..."

 

 

iyraste1313

The US-led coalition offensive for liberating Mosul from ISIS suffered two ominous downturns on its 10th day

Friday, Oct. 28, DEBKAfile’s military sources report. One: Pro-Iranian Iraqi Shiites stand ready to assume a lead role, sparking the threat of sectarian violence in the mainly Sunni city; and, two, the Islamic State is poised to launch surface missiles with a range of 500km against Baghdad, as well as Jordan and Israel.

Friday, a spokesman for the Iraqi Shiite paramilitary groups the Bader Brigades and the Population Mobilization Force announced that their advance toward the Islamic State-held town of Tal Afar, about 55 km west of Mosul, was imminent.

These militias are fighting under the command of the Iranian Al Qods chief, Gen. Qasem Soleimani, who takes his orders from Tehran.

The capture of Tal Afar - a mix of Sunni and Shiite ethnic Turkmen until the Islamic State's takeover two years ago - would cut off ISIS-held Mosul from Syria.

Turkey, Iraq’s northern neighbor, and the Kurds are seriously alarmed by the Shiite groups’ initiative.

The Shiites, who are not part of the main coalition fighting body preparing to storm Mosul, are about to strike ISIS from the north.

...this of course from Debka...I´ve also read confirmation on this from the Iranian FNA

 

iyraste1313

31.10.2016 Author: Gordon DuffThe Fall of the Saudis, the Battle After ISIS

Iraq is going to invade and destroy Saudi Arabia. They would have done it back in 1990 except for waffling by George H.W. Bush who had initially authorized the move and then rescinded approval, according to statements made by former Congressman Ron Paul, based on WikiLeaks State Department hacks.

Saddam was blocked in 1990, and that may well have been a huge mistake on the part of everyone involved. When the US returned in 2003, it was Saudi cash that financed the Sunni Wahhabist war against the coalition government in Baghdad, a war that continues to this day, with the same cast of characters, the same Saudi cash, but they now call it “ISIS.”

5000 Americans died fighting Saudi paid jihadists.
http://journal-neo.org/2016/10/31/the-fall-of-the-saudis-the-battle-after-isis/

 

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Raqqa Now Key To US Strategy in Syria and Wider Region  -  by John Wight

https://www.rt.com/op-edge/364818-raqqa-key-us-syria/

"Keeping the Syrian and Russian military forces bogged down in eastern Aleppo is key to allowing the US-led coaltion to complete the operation currently underway to take the Iraqi city of Mosul from ISIS, before continuing an east-east advance across the Syrian border to take Raqqa.

Raqqa will then be established as the de facto capital and so-called moderate Syrian forces which will regroup there..."

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Last Stand For ISIS?  -  by Eric Margolis

http://ericmargolis.com/2016/10/last-stand-for-isis/

"This western-organized 'liberation' of Mosul is one of the biggest pieces of political-military theater that I've seen...

What has amazed me about the faux western war against ISIS is its leisurely nature, lack of elan, and hesitancy. In my view, ISIS was mostly created by the US and its allies as a weapon to be used against Syria's government - just as the Afghan mujahidin were used by the US and the Saudis to overthrow the Soviet-backed Afghan government.

Western and Kurdish auxiliary forces have been sitting 1.5 hours drive from Mosul and the IS town of Raqqa for over a year. Instead, western and mainly US - warplanes have been gingerly bombing around these targets in what may be an effort to convince breakaway ISIS to rejoin US-led forces fighting the Damascus regime.

Note that ISIS does not appear to have ever attacked Israel. Some reports say Israel is providing logistic and political support to ISIS..."

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Canada's Kurdish Allies Accused Of War Crimes By Unlawfully Destroying Arab Homes as Islamic State Retreats

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/politics/canadas-kurdish-allies-figh...

"Canada's Kurdish allies in the fight against Islamic State in Iraq are being accused of war crimes by destroying large numbers of Arab homes and sometimes entire villages as they reclaim territory from the jihadi group.

The human rights group [Human Rights Watch] is calling on Western allies of the Kurds, including Canada...to publicly speak out and seek an end to what are violations of international law..."

The dismemberment of Iraq and the occupation/transfer of territory to the corrupt USRAELI sponsored KRG petro-proxy has long been a planned component of the Iraq operation. Don't hold your breath waiting for Canadian 'progressives' to tear themselves away from their fulminations about Russia in Syria and smell this coffee on our own filthy activities in this...

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PM Opposes Canada's 'Organized Kurdish Migration' of Yazidis

http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/kurds-yazidis-opposition-1.3855910

"The Kurdish regional government in northern Iraq opposes the Canadian plan to bring what could be thousands of Yazidi refugees to Canada in the next four months. 'Prime Minister Barzani thinks the aid and support should be delivered to them in their country.

'How is that possible for the people of one country to decide for the people of another country that they're going to come and take 10,000-15,000 people out? KRG's Khairi Bozani told CBC News. 'They never consulted with the government."

Anything's possible when noone pays attention...

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Michael Den Tandt: Time For Straight Talk About Canada's Iraq Mission - It's War

http://www.canada.com/news/national/michael+tandt+time+straight+talk+abo...

"...For just as Canada's soldiers in Iraq are not acknowledged to be at war by the Trudeau government, neither were they acknowledged as being at war - on the ground anyway - by the Conservative government. How this can continue, month after month in a democracy that is ostensibly transparent about its military, is anybody's guess."

 

Baghdad, Kurds At Odds Over Control of Post-ISIL Mosul

http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2016/11/baghdad-kurds-odds-control-post-is...

"Backed by US-led coalition air strikes, [but NO civilian casualties otherwise the same that howl about Russian/Syrian bombing of rebel-held E Aleppo would be howling, no?] Iraqi forces launched a massive operation to retake the northern city on October 17, with Kurdish Peshmerga fighters also playing a major role in the offensive.

The military push has seen the autonomous Kurdistan region [USraeli petro-proxy] gain or solidify control over swaths of disputed territory in northern Iraq.

And in recent days, Kurdish leader Massoud Barzani and Iraqi PM Haider al Abad, have given contrasting interpretations of understandings on who will control territory in the Mosul area after the city is retaken.

'We are in agreement with the US on not withdrawing from the areas of Kurdistan,' Barzani said on Wednesday during a visit to Kurdish Peshmerga frontline fighters in the recaptured town of Bashiqa. 'These areas were liberated by the blood of 11,500 martyrs and wounded from the Peshmerga,' Barzani said.

'It is not possible after all the sacrifices to return them to federal control..."

The dismemberment plan for  Iraq and Syria goes forward, with Canadian help.

 

NDPP

Battle To Recapture Mosul From ISIL Stalled Despite Initial Optimism

https://youtu.be/ia37WWrC7lE

"The US-backed operation to recapture the city, which started 5 weeks ago, is still a long way from victory, contrary to what some were expecting."

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He's been freed, thank God,' Says Mother of former Canadian soldier detained after fighting ISIL

http://news.nationalpost.com/news/hes-been-freed-thank-god-says-mother-o... said -isil

"...The Kurdish Regional Governent (KRG) has a history of arresting anti-ISIL volunteers as they are leaving Syria through Iraq. Officially they are held for visa violations, but some believe it has more to do with tensions between Iraqi and Syrian Kurds.

'The Kurdistan government is aligned with Turkey [also USA, Canada, Israel and Saudi Arabia], which is fighting the Syrian YPG militia and its sister the PKK,' said Guillaume Corneau, a Laval University student who has been studying the foreign fighters with Kurdish forces..."

NDPP

Mosul, Iraq and Obama's Legacy of War

http://wsws.org/en/articles/2016/12/22/pers-d22.html

"Obama's blood-soaked legacy however is most graphic in Iraq. Obama launched new military attacks in Iraq following ISIS' June, 2014 capture of Mosul, where one of the most criminal episodes in over 25 years of US violence against Iraq and its people is currently unfolding.

The Obama administration and American media, as well as the governments and media in allied states [esp. CANADA ] have denounced as a war crime the Russian-based Syrian government offensive that dislodged US-backed Islamist 'rebels' from the city of Aleppo. The plight of Aleppo civilians, particularly imagery of suffering children has been widely reported.

The people of Mosul, however, are being treated as 'collateral damage' by the imperialist hypocrites, barely warranting comment. The US military has stated that the offensive will go on for at least two to four months - well into the first stages of a Trump presidency.

When or if Mosul falls, the full extent of civilian deaths is unlikely to ever be known..."

especially here where the question is unlikely even to be asked, especially by the imperialist hypocrites  - even though Canada has 'boots on the ground' and is assisting in this massive war crime.

 

iyraste1313

The Turkish Ambassador to Baghdad says his country will withdraw troops from Iraq, claiming that Ankara does not interfere in the domestic affairs of the Arab country.

Faruk Kaymakci made the remarks in a meeting with Iraqi Vice President Nouri al-Maliki in Baghdad on Thursday, Iraq’s al-Sumaria news network reported.

Ankara respects the Iraqi sovereignty and will soon pull out its troops from Iraq, Kaymakci said, highlighting Turkey’s readiness to help Iraq battle terrorism.

Last December, Turkey deployed some 150 soldiers, equipped with heavy weapons and backed by about two dozen tanks, to the Bashiqa military camp on the outskirts of Mosul, where a major operation in underway by Iraqi forces to liberate the city from Daesh terrorists.

Ankara claimed the deployment was part of a mission to train and equip Iraqi Kurdish forces in the fight against Daesh.

However, Baghdad has repeatedly asked Ankara to withdraw its forces from the region, describing Turkey’s military presence in Iraq as an infringement of its sovereignty.

Maliki, for his part, called for coordination between the two countries regarding mutual issues.

 

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Possible Civilian Casualties in Coalition Strike Near Mosul Hospital

http://rt.com/usa/372186-coalition-strike-mosul-casulties/

"An airstrike against Islamic State near Mosul, a major city in northern Iraq, may have resulted in civilian casualties, the Pentagon has said."

Will there be calls for sanctions?

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Taylor: Trudeau's Liberals May Be Setting Military Up To Fail

http://thechronicleherald.ca/opinion/1427953-taylor-trudeau%E2%80%99s-li...

"...While the CF-18 fighter jets were in fact re-patriated to Canada, The REFUELLER AND RECONNAISSANCE AIRCRAFT CONTINUE TO SUPPORT THE US-LED AIR CAMPAIGN IN IRAQ AND SYRIA. [ We are therefore effectively part of the bombing and killing in Iraq and Syria!]

As for boots on the ground, the Trudeau Liberals actually INCREASED THE NUMBER...

DESPITE THE CAMPAIGN PROMISE TO PULL CANADA OUT OF ANOTHER VIOLENT QUAGMIRE UNDER THE LIBERALS WE ARE EVER MORE DIRECTLY INVOLVED IN THE FIGHT AGAINST DAESH.

The allied siege against Mosul - Daesh's last stronghold in Iraq, has been underway for more than two months now. While it may take many more weeks to eliminate the last of the Daesh fanatics, allied partners have suggested that resistance will not end with Mosul's capture.

What is feared is that Daesh will simply change tactics and launch a campaign of terrorist attacks throughout the entire country. Canadian military sources have indicated that if such a scenario unfolds, our troops would still have a role to play.

In other words, WE ARE SLOWLY BEING DRAGGED DEEPER INTO AN UNWINNABLE QUAGMIRE OF A MULTI-FACTIONED CIVIL WAR IN WHICH WE HAVE ABSOLUTELY NO INFLUENCE OVER THE EVENTUAL OUTCOME...

[PS]

After announcing in August that 600 Canadian soldiers would be deploying to Africa, it seems that the government will soon announce that the actual destination for these peacekeepers is Mali.

With over 100 peacekeepers killed to date, Mali is the UN's deadliest mission. It is also one that bodes little chance of ultimate success. The semi-nomadic Tuareg want nothing to do with the corrupt regime in Bamako, the country's capital..."

Prepare the hearses for the 'highway of heroes'

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US Bombs Hospital Amid Escalating Assault on Mosul

http://wsws.org/en/articles/2016/31/iraq-d31.html

"At least 7 people were reported killed last Thursday when a US-led coalition warplane carried out an airstrike against  the Ibn-Al-Athir hospital compound in Mosul. This was the second time this month the US military has acknowledged the involvement of its warplanes in attacks on a hospital in Mosul.

The US and other Western media, which only weeks ago were waging a hysterical propaganda campaign decrying a 'massacre' and even 'genocide' in the Syrian city of Aleppo, little more than 300 miles to the West, have for the most part treated the humanitarian catastrophe unfolding in Mosul with silence and indifference. [As have the pro-imperialist liberal interventionist 'progressives']

The stark contrast in the approach to the Russian-backed siege of eastern Aleppo by Syrian government troops and allied militias, on the one hand, and the US-backed siege of Mosul, on the other, is clearly rooted in the geostrategic interests of US imperialism, which the media faithfully serves..."

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'Mosul is the Next Aleppo': Analyst Catherine Shakdam

https://www.rt.com/op-edge/372494-isis-terrorism-baghdad-blast/

"...Mosul has become the next Aleppo. Everything will be decided there, and ISIS is on the run quite literally. They are throwing everything they have into Iraq, because if Iraq is indeed liberated, there is nowhere else to go."

 

Mosul's Passage of Death (and vid)

https://mosuleye.wordpress.com/2016/12/26/mosuls-passage-of-death/

"Mosul is now torn down the middle of both its sides. Those who stayed on the eastern bank are living under ISIL's mortar shells and snipers. And those who live on the western bank are besieged, trying everything to escape death with no success."

 

Women of Mosul

https://www.facebook.com/WomenOfMosul/

"Please save Mosul. Mosul is dying."

iyraste1313

 

Iraq urges full inquiry into 2003 US-led ‘occupation’

By Press TV on January 18, 2017

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi speaks at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) in Washington, DC, April 16, 2015. AFP PHOTO/JIM WATSON

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has called for a full investigation into the 2003 US-led invasion of his country that was assessed as unjust by the UK’s Iraq War inquiry last year.

Reports on Wednesday quoted Abadi as saying at a press conference on Tuesday that he would like to see a “thorough investigation” of America’s decision-making that led to its troops “occupying” Iraq.

The intervention caused instability and persistent “chaos” in the Arab country, he said, expressing hope that Iraq would be compensated for all the wrongs of Washington....

great to see these proxy governments finally asserting themselves...another important precedent...hopefully they will follow through before the US goes bankrupt!

 

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Canada To Arm Kurdish Forces Fighting ISIS in Iraq - Reports

https://www.rt.com/news/376530-kurds-weapons-canada-iraq/

 

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iyraste1313 wrote:

 

Iraq urges full inquiry into 2003 US-led ‘occupation’

By Press TV on January 18, 2017

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi speaks at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) in Washington, DC, April 16, 2015. AFP PHOTO/JIM WATSON

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has called for a full investigation into the 2003 US-led invasion of his country that was assessed as unjust by the UK’s Iraq War inquiry last year.

Reports on Wednesday quoted Abadi as saying at a press conference on Tuesday that he would like to see a “thorough investigation” of America’s decision-making that led to its troops “occupying” Iraq.

The intervention caused instability and persistent “chaos” in the Arab country, he said, expressing hope that Iraq would be compensated for all the wrongs of Washington....

great to see these proxy governments finally asserting themselves...another important precedent...hopefully they will follow through before the US goes bankrupt!

 

Haaretz: White Man's Burden (April 3, 2003)

http://haaretz.com/israel-news/white-man-s-burden-1.14110

"The war in Iraq was conceived by 25 neoconservative intellectuals, most of them Jewish, who are pushing President Bush to change the course of history..."

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The Terrible Price of the Mosul Operation  -  by Martin Berger

http://journal-neo.org/2017/02/12/the-terrible-price-of-the-mosul-operation

"American soldiers were quick to learn that they are just killing local 'savage men' which turns the Mosul operation into an episode of yet another colonial war."

So how appropriate Canada is there and how telling the silence..