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Never Forget Iraq...

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Iraq: A Massacred Generation - by Layla Anwar

http://arabwomanblues.blogspot.com/2009/07/massacred-generation.html

"...in prisons, aged between 10 and 17. Some were showing the signs of torture on their ever so frail bodies, confirming what I have been saying all along, they were not only tortured but also regularly raped as well, in these prisons.."

'Another more recent myth about Canadian Foreign policy in the Middle East is that this country did not participate in the 2002 invasion of Iraq, which most neutral observers say was a war crime under international law...Despite the Canadian and media spin, it is clear that Canada was a close and willing ally in the invasion and occupation of Iraq. "What the Canadian government has done with regard to Iraq is to involve itself militarily, in largely covert fashion, but to publicly try to take the moral high ground in opposition to the war." Former US ambassador to Ottawa Paul Cellucci provided a good summary of Canada's role in Iraq. "Ironically, the Canadians indirectly provide more support for us in Iraq than most of those 46 countries that are fully supporting us.."

The Black Book of Canadian Foreign Policy - Yves Engler 2009 P. 45


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Combat Stress: Our 'Patriotic Duty' to Support the Troops

http://globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=14455

re: Depleted Uranium (DU)

"the Forces, the Iraqi population and the earth was subjected to another lethal experiment which even outdid the unspeakable evil of the Pacific testing, since these weapons are created from the nuclear waste from the nuclear fuel cycle and contain the whole lethal cocktail. 'Nuclear waste with fins on' as one expert described this unprecedented assault on the planet and humanity.."


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Children Tortured Before Parents, Raped, all Covered Up

http://www.docudharma.com/diary/14963/children-tortured-before-parents-r...

"They did it brazenly in front of other prisoners. Nothing but a sheet separated the sound of screaming and the torment of children. This is how you create your own insurgency"


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That slightly metallic taste in you mouth as your teeth fall out; that's the taste of Freedom!


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Canada's secret war in Iraq

http://www.globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=8110

lest we forget...


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Inquiry Into the Killing of Iraqi Civilian Begins in London

http://www.wsws.org/articles/2009/jul2009/iraq-j23.shtml

"Evidence of torture included close-range bullet wounds, the removal of eyes, and stab wounds. The Iraqis have been asking the high court in London to order an independent public inquiry into claims they were mistreated and that British soldiers may have killed up to 20 captives.."


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A 1 Minute Visit to Purgatory

http://arabwomanblues.blogspot.com

"So imagine for a minute, an army live the above, walking into your cities, raping and torturing your mean, women and children, "smoking you out" if you move in your own streets, run over your cars if you did not move when asked to, "lit you up" if you got too close, shot your taxi drivers for no reason and threw a few others of you off the bridge after interrogation, raped your teenage girls and wives and set their families on fire,

destroyed your homes, walked into your central banks and just robbed your money, stole your museums and destroyed your historical sites - not that you have any - burned your fields, built walls around your neighborhoods, bombed our churches, pissed and spat on your bibles, left your hospitals and schools in shambles, murdered your scientists, professors, doctors, invited Canada with its armed militias to torture and finish off the rest of you,

exiled millions of you, turned millions of your wives into widows and children into orphans, and you into beggars, used DU and white phosphorous and more, and more..

And last but not least, arrested and brutally tortured members of your government and lynched your president -- all on bogus charges.

In your case it will not be bogus charges because you do possess WMDs and you do have links with Al Qaeda - you invented the damn thing.."

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"Ironically, the Canadians indirectely provide more support for us in Iraq than most of those 46 countries that are fully supporting us. It's kind of an odd situation." US Ambassador Paul Cellucci


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NoDifferencePartyPooper wrote:

A 1 Minute Visit to Purgatory

http://arabwomanblues.blogspot.com

"So imagine for a minute, an army like the above, walking into your cities, raping and torturing your men, women and children, "smoking you out" if you move in your own streets, run over your cars if you did not move when asked to, "lit you up" if you got too close, shot your taxi drivers for no reason and threw a few others of you off the bridge after interrogation, raped your teenage girls and wives and set their families on fire,

destroyed your homes, walked into your central banks and just robbed your money, stole your museums and destroyed your historical sites - not that you have any - burned your fields, built walls around your neighborhoods, bombed your churches, pissed and spat on your bibles, left your hospitals and schools in shambles, murdered your scientists, professors, doctors, invited Canada with its armed militias to torture and finish off the rest of you,

exiled millions of you, turned millions of your wives into widows and children into orphans, and you into beggars, used DU and white phosphorous and more, and more..

And last but not least, arrested and brutally tortured members of your government and lynched your president -- all on bogus charges.

In your case it will not be bogus charges because you do possess WMDs and you do have links with Al Qaeda - you invented the damn thing.."

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"Ironically, the Canadians indirectely provide more support for us in Iraq than most of those 46 countries that are fully supporting us. It's kind of an odd situation." US Ambassador Paul Cellucci

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What Imperialist War Produces

http://www.wsws.org/articles/2009/jul2009/colo-j28.shtml

"The atrocities US troops are committing in Iraq and Afghanistan, the inevitable product of neo-colonial war and occupation, are transforming a section of returning veterans into a genuine menace to society.."

US Military Accused of Executing Gay Iraqi Civilians

http://www.washblade.com/thelatest/thelatest.cfm?blog_id=26487

"two Iraqi refugees detailed alleged abuses of fellow gay Iraqis


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The Closed Door

http://www.malcomlagauche.com/id1.html

"19 years ago, incidents occurred in Iraq and Kuwait that changed the world and thus began the US quest for world domination, an effort that gained momentum and is in full swing today.."


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Inept At Both Killing and Coddling Terrorists

http://www.thestar.com/comment/article/674945

"Washington is angry at Baghdad because Iraqi troops recently stormed a camp north of Baghdad belonging to the Mujahideen-e-Khalq"


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NoDifferencePartyPooper wrote:

Inept At Both Killing and Coddling Terrorists

http://www.thestar.com/comment/article/674945

 

"Washington is angry at Baghdad because Iraqi troops recently stormed a camp north of Baghdad belonging to the Mujahideen-e-Khalq"

Very interesting and humorous at the same time. Investigative news journalist Seymour Hersh reported in an interview with NPR one year ago that the Bush war criminals budgeted $400 million dollars for covert operations inside Iran. And that they were training anti-Iran terrorist organizations Jondollah and Mujahid-e-Khalq, both of which have clear track records as terrorists, and even against the US.

This is in addition to Hersh's previous reports that "al-Qa'eda", that CIA database of expendible jehadi assets, have been marauding throughout Iraq and attacking the enemies of their friends in the CIA and US military. ie. theyve launched attacks against the true anti-American insurgents in Iraq. Theyve been waging phony war there, too.


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US Seeks to Protect Iran Terror Group

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2009/aug/04/us-seeks-protection-of-t...

"The US is quietly pressing Iraq not to close a camp that holds more than 3000 members of an Iranian opposition group that served as Saddam Hussein's shock troops in 1991 when he crushed rebellions after the Gulf War and now is vulnerable to Iraqi and Iranian reprisals.."


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Explosive Allegations: Blackwater Founder Implicated in Murder

http://www.alternet.org/rights/141763/explosive_allegations%3A_blackwate...

"Sworn statements filed in Federal Court allege that Blackwater founder Erik Prince launched a "crusade" to eliminate Muslims and Islam"

From a Teenaged girl in Iraq named 'Sunshine':

http://livesstrong.blogspot.com/2009/08/unfairness-is-better-than-your-m...

"All I have to say is Saddam's unfairness is better than your 'mercy'


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Explosive Allegations: Blackwater Founder Implicated in Murder

http://www.alternet.org/rights/141763/explosive_allegations%3A_blackwate...

"Sworn statements filed in Federal Court allege that Blackwater founder Erik Prince launched a "crusade" to eliminate Muslims and Islam"

From a Teenaged girl in Iraq named 'Sunshine':

http://livesstrong.blogspot.com/2009/08/unfairness-is-better-than-your-m...

"All I have to say is Saddam's unfairness is better than your 'mercy'


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Errant Home: 18.5 Minutes of Torn Iraqi Soul http://informationclearinghouse.info/article23197.htm

 

Blackwater Founder's Visions of Christian Supremacy in Iraq

http://www.opednews.com/articles/Blackwater-Founder-s-Visio-by-Kevin-Gos...

"Prince views himself as a Christian crusader tasked with eliminating Muslims and the Islamic faith from the globe"


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America Rapes and Pimps Iraqi Children in the name of Freedom

http://arabwomanblues.blogspot.com/2009/08/meric-rpes-nd-pimps-irqi-chil...

"the declarations describe Blackwater as "having young girls provide sex to Enterprise members in the 'Blackwater Man Camp' in exchange for one American dollar. They add even though Prince frequently visited this camp, he 'failed to stop the ongoing use of protstitutes, including child prostitutes, by his men.."

Bush Tortured Children, and America yawns

http://www.thepeoplesvoice.org/TPV3/Voices.php/2009/08/09/bush-tortured-...


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Inside GI Resistance

http://www.counterpunch.com/lazare08052009.html

"What do you do if you are a soldier being asked to fight a war you do not believe in..?"


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Rezoning in the Green Zone

"A series of explosions that targeted government and commercial buildings in Baghdad Wednesday left at least 75 people dead and more than 300 wounded"


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The US War Against Iraq: The Destruction of a Civilization

http://www.globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=14870

"The US seven year war and occupation of Iraq is driven by several major political forces and informed by a variety of imperial interests. The most important political force was also the least openly discussed - the Zionist Power Configuration (ZPC)

 


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'Iraq Will Be A Colony of Iran'

http://www.thenation.com/blogs/dreyfuss/466084/iraq_will_be_a_colony_of_...

"Needless to say, it's way too late for President Obama to do anything about this, though he ought to keep his promise to involve the international community in a last ditch effort to rebalance Iraqi politics away from dominance by the Shiite religious parties. Still, as I have been writing for years, Iran has the upper hand in Iraq.."


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My Country, Misery

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article23354.htm

"all of this has conspired to produce a monstrous polity lurching about the global landscape without a heart or a conscience, and eating itself from within for the very same reasons.."


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NoDifferencePartyPooper wrote:

'Iraq Will Be A Colony of Iran'

http://www.thenation.com/blogs/dreyfuss/466084/iraq_will_be_a_colony_of_...

"Needless to say, it's way too late for President Obama to do anything about this, though he ought to keep his promise to involve the international community in a last ditch effort to rebalance Iraqi politics away from dominance by the Shiite religious parties. Still, as I have been writing for years, Iran has the upper hand in Iraq.."

The racist sunni arabs always attack the Shiites of Iraq as "Iranians" and "Persian Zoaoroastrians"! Saddam and his predecessors expelled millions from Iraq under that pretence; people who had lived in Iraq longer than any Sunnis. Not to take into account that Iraq has traditionally been the birth place of Shiism and the most important Shia centre in the world prior to the rise of Safavid in Iran.

To these racists, if the 65% Shia Arab people of Iraq demand their rightful share of country's government, that is "iranian colonization".

 


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sanizadeh wrote:
To these racists, if the 65% Shia Arab people of Iraq demand their rightful share of country's government, that is "iranian colonization". 

Wouldn't it be sectarianism in this instance, as opposed to racism?


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Slumberjack wrote:

sanizadeh wrote:
To these racists, if the 65% Shia Arab people of Iraq demand their rightful share of country's government, that is "iranian colonization". 

Wouldn't it be sectarianism in this instance, as opposed to racism?

It should be, but they make it a race issue, by labeling the shia Arabs "Iranians" or "Persians" as a deragotary term.


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Remember that War?

http://thecommonills.blogspot.com/2009/08/remember-that-war.html

"Remember that war? Whatever happened to that? I heard a lot of people died. I also heard that there was no end in sight. I don't seem to hear about that war at all anymore.."

Tariq Aziz Sentenced to 22 Years by US puppet court

http://axisoflogic.com/artman/publish/Article_56773.shtml

"The US occupiers have buried Tariq Aziz in one of their filthy prisons in his own land but they will never bury our memories of him standing with integrity before the UN.."


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The Truth of Iraq's City of Deformed Babies:

http://uk.news.yahoo.com/5/2009090/twl-the-truth-of-iraq-s-city-of-defor...

"growing numbers of deformed children in Fallujah.."


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NoDifferencePartyPooper wrote:

Canada's secret war in Iraq

http://www.globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=8110

lest we forget...

Related thread


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Obama Increasing US Presence in Iraq

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/michael-schwartz/the-obama-administration_...

"Believe it or not, the US administration in Iraq is growing under the leadership of antiwar president Barack Obama.."

Hostile Takeover: Canada's Outsourced War for Iraq's Oil

http://this.org/magazine/2009/09/01/canada-iraq-oil/

"with little or no scrutiny of their operations either by an indifferent media or a public that believes it won a considerable victory in 2003 by forcing the Liberal government to "stay out" of Iraq, it is unclear what will be the implications, if any, of Canada's minature "mercenary-oil-industrial complex" in Iraq. The war itself has cost upwards of one million Iraqi lives, the country is considered among the most corrupt in the world and the war and occupation are far from over.."


mahmoud
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can everyone admit 1 thing

arent we all happy saddam is gone? he was a very bad facist dictator


martin dufresne
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I am not. His assassination - in blatant disregard of the Geneva Convention - puts all Western people to shame.

 


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