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Censored: Fallujah - A Lost Generation
Introduction by Dr Chris Busby
Full Documentary: Fallujah - A Lost Generation
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'Psywar', The Documentary (and vid)
'The real battlefield is your mind..'
Anthropology of War (podcast)
"Anthropology prof and author Hugh Gusterson from George Mason University talks about the culture of war and the psychology of weapons' designers.."
An Education in Occupation - by Hugh Gusterson
The effects of the Iraq war and occupation on Universities and education
Meanwhile next door in Kuwait:
Kuwait's former parliament has been reinstated after the country's latest election was declared "illegal".
The constitutional court ruled that a move to dissolve the previous government, ordered by Emir Sabah al-Ahmed al-Sabah, was unconstitutional.
Sheikh Sabah suspended parliament for a month earlier in the week, following a row between the cabinet and lawmakers.
"No Blood for Oil": The Unfinished Story of Iraq's Oil Law
Greg Muttitt wrote: The way one of the oil workers in Basra put it to me was, "Look, we Iraqis have rebuilt our oil industry three times. We rebuilt it in the late 1980s after the war with Iran; we rebuilt it after the 1991 Gulf War, and we did so then under sanctions, when it was especially difficult; and we rebuilt it again after 2003. Halliburton was getting paid for doing it, but essentially doing nothing. We have rebuilt our oil industry three times, and that gives us a sense of ownership over, and belief in, our oil industry. This is something we rebuilt. It's very different from when you pay someone to come in and rebuild it for you. And that’s not something we will willingly hand over."
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Viva la revolucion!
Edmonton Terrorism Suspect Ordered Extradited to NY for Iraq Bombing Trial
"An Edmonton judge has ruled there is enough evidence to extradite a Canadian citizen to the United States to face terrorism charges. Sayfildin Tahir Sharif is accused to conspiracy to kill Americans and supporting a terror group that took part in a 2009 suicide bombing in his native Iraq.
A truck filled with explosives was detonated at a military checkpoint, killing five US soldiers."
What a miscarriage of justice! One always has the right, indeed obligation, to resist a criminal invasion/occupation. Canada is such a disgusting accomplice...
Iraqi Yasser Al-Samarra'i Hits Paul Bremer With His Shoes Twice in London (and vid)
"My name is Yasser Al Samarra'i, I came to London in 2005 after the war, after the USA destroyed my country. I have two messages, one from Saddam Hussein the ex President of Iraq adn another from the Iraqi people. This is the first message [and he threw the shoes]...You destroyed my country...F*** you and F*** your democracy!"
and they most certainly did and continue to do just that...
The Crucifixion of Tomas Young - by Chris Hedges
"...Young will die for our sins. He will die for a war that should never have been fought. He will die for the lies of politicians. He will die for war profiteers. He will die for the careers of generals. He will die for a cheerleader press. He will die for a complacent public that made war possible. He bore all this upon his body. He was crucified.
And there are hundreds and thousands of other crucified bodies like his in Baghdad and Kandahar and Peshawar and Walter Reed medical center. Mangled bodies and corpses, broken dreams, unending grief, betrayals, corporate profit, these are the true products of war. Tomas Young is the face of war they do not want you to see.."
Your Model Democracy in the New Iraq - by Layla Anwar
"So you crossed oceans, with thousands of men, the greatest movement of troops since the second world war, to 'liberate' [us] from a 'dictatorship' and what a liberation it was, is..."
Iraq War: An Eight Year Massive Crime - But The US Political Class & Press Ask, 'Was it Worth It?'
"...There should be no reflection on the crime that was the Iraq war. No persons have ever been held accountable for the war."
Iraq: War's Legacy of Cancer
"...Chemist Chris Busby said that the Fallujah health crisis represented 'the highest rate of genetic damage in any population ever studied."
Ooops... posted already.
The High Crime of Torture: Arrest Bush, Impeach Obama
"...with his war on Iraq, George W Bush and his administration murdered or caused the premature deaths of more than a million people and substantially destroyed a modern nation state."
Iraq War Resister, A Pregnant Mother of Four, Sentenced to 10 Months in Prison
"On Monday, US Private Kimberly Rivera, a pregnant mother of four, was sentenced by court martial to 10 months in prison and given a bad-conduct discharge for crossing into Canada in 2007 to avoid redeployment to Iraq.
In the closing arguments, the prosecutor argued tthat the judge needed to give PFC Rivera a harsh sentence to send a message to the other war resisters in Canada and their supporters."
Iraq: A Decade of Hell (and vid)
"Stefan Molyneux, host of Freedomain Radio, presents a collection of information detailing the foundational lies, fraudulent claims, unaccountability, failure, environmental, economic and human costs..."
Depleted Uranium Used by US Forces Blamed for Birth Defects and Cancer in Iraq (and vid)
"Cancer is more common than flu in the Iraqi city of Najaf.."
'Israel is Moving and Shaking the Middle East: George Galloway vs Israeli General (and vid)
George Galloway and Former General/Aide to Ariel Sharon debate the state of Iraq after war
Richard Becker - ANSWER: Plot Underway to Disintegrate Iraq, Syria: Analyst (and vid)
"A political analyst has warned of a scenario aimed at disintegrating the social fabric in Iraq and Syria, and bringing reactionary elements to power in thsoe countries..."
World Health Organization Suppresses Iraq Study (and vid)
"It's been revealed that the World Health Organization refused to publish a study it carried out on the effects of depleted uranium (DU) in Iraq.
Depleted Uranium is a substance used by the US armed forces to coat body armor as well as bullets and other projectiles.."
Ask them why?
KSA Pays Al Qaeda to Start War in Iraq (and vid)
"the bloodshed continues, the main culprit is al qaeda.."
George Galloway Comment: Rampant Violence in Iraq (and vid)
"Iraq is now a basket-case.."
Former US Marine: President Obama Should Be Tried For Treason (and vid)
Sophie & Co: "Kenneth O'Keefe: a former US marine who burned his passport and became an anti-war activist.."
'West Has Created a Monster in Iraq And They Are Still Not Admitting It'
"Iraq has not reached the bottom yet, but sooner or later people will get tired of being misled by their politicians, Sabah Al Mokhtar, president of The Arab Lawyers Association told RT.
'Actually, in terms of the general picture I don't think it's Sunni versus Shias, it's the Iraqis fighting each other with the instigation of a variety of people from outside the country, the region and outside and that's why we have such a high toll of casualties in Iraq, which is ten years after that so-called liberation of Iraq by the Western powers, by the USA.
Iraqis have lost more people now than has ever been before. And this is not a natural disaster, this is a willful act by the international community, especially the UN and the Western powers.."
Statement By the Prime Minister of Canada on Bomb Attacks in Iraq
"All forms of terrorism are unconscionable and immoral.
We expect the perpetrators to be apprehended and punished to the full extent of the law..."
'Mission Accomplished': Sunni-Shia Civil War Spreads Across Iraq (and vid)
"MOX News - unfair and biased"
US Occupation Cause of Iraq Crisis: UN Coordinator (and vid)
"The recent fighting in Fallujah, Ramadi and other towns is a clear result of the American invasion and occupation of Iraq,' Denis Halliday told Press TV on Sunday.."
Confirmed: 2013 Deadliest For Iraq Since 2008 UN Estimates
"according to Iraq Body Count, nearly 9,500 civilians died in violence in Iraq in 2013. 'Al Qaeda in Iraq has found fertile ground and has attacked the Iraqi government...
KSA To Recognize al Qaeda state in Iraq: S Jawad (and vid)
"Press TV has conducted an interview with Sabah Jawad, director of Iraqi Democrats Against Occupation, London, about the recent unrest in Iraq's Anbar Province partly controlled by al Qaeda and the Iraqi army's plans to storm this base..."
Pentagon Puts Hellfire Missile Deliveries To Iraq on Fast Track
"Not only are many Iraqi citizens still questioning why the Bush administration decided to attack their country in 2003, they are equally perplexed over the Obama administration's decision to withdraw from the country after opening up a sectarian can of worms that did not exist under the late Saddam Hussein.
Meanwhile, in nearby Syria, US policy has supported efforts on the part of the Syrian rebel opposition which is partially composed of Al-Qaeda-backed militants, in their fight to overthrow the government of President Bashar Assad..."
Gen. Wesley Clark: '7 Countries in 5 Years' (and vid)
The Harm Before the Storm in Iraq - by Patrick Cockburn
"Al Qa'ida in Iraq, which was seen as largely defeated three years ago, has staged a dramatic resurgence thanks to ISIS, seizing significant parts of northern and eastern Syria.
Some of the fighters now holding central Fallujah are reported to be Syrians who have come across the 373-mile-long border.
The wars in Syria and Iraq are increasingly turning into a single conflict...."
George Galloway's Comment: Violence in Iraq (and vid)
"The cities of Fallujah and Ramadi in Anbar Province has been the scene of deadly clashes between the Iraqi army and al Qaeda affiliated militants over the past days..."
BTS: Deadly State of Fallujah (and vid)
"Eugene Puryear, ANSWER Coalition coordinator talks about the deadly state of Iraq..."
"Eugene Puryear, ANSWER Coalition coordinator talking about the deadly state of Iraq.."
Shooting and Crying: The Unlearned Lessons of American Atrocity - by Chris Floyd
"...The vicious, murderous, criminal attack on Fallujah was a microcosm of the invasion of Iraq - an atrocity that continues today.."
London Barman Attempts Citizens Arrest On Ex-UK PM Blair Over Iraq 'War Crimes'
"Garcia explained to the Independent, a British daily, 'I believe Blair is responsible for the mass murder of Iraqi civilians after taking our country into an illegal war."
Questions Rise After Iraqi Police Flee For Lives in Mosul (and vid)
"Blow to anti-insurgency efforts as whole province captured by fighters. US-trained personnel flee for lives..."
ISIL Militants Capture City of Tikrit in Iraq (and vid)
"Takfiri groups, including the ISIL are reportedly coming to Iraq from neighboring Syria and Saudi Arabia to undermine security in the country..."
Iraq Open to US Airstrikes Against Jihadists - Report
"ISIL has already established footholds throughout north and west Iraq, areas close to the Syrian border. Fallujah, a major city just west of Baghdad and the site of major battles following the US-led invasion in 2003, fell to ISIL months ago."
Armed to the teeth by the west, flush with money and arms given them to fight Syria, guess where NATO's al qaeda arab militias have gone to next...? Is Baghdad next? As any intelligent observer will have gathered by now, everything the Anglo-American empire touches soon turns to shit...
Iraq Crisis Threatens to Ignite Regional War - by Bill Van Auken
"...A force that the US military spent $25 billion and nearly a decade to train has proven incapable of halting the advance of what are estimated to be only 2,000 to 3,000 ISIS fighters. Video posted online showed ISIS fighters herding columns of hundreds if not thousands of soldiers taken prisoner.
The Maliki regime, which was installed under the US occupation, is in terminal crisis.
Whether Washington will directly intervene in Iraq is still uncertain. Washington is backing these same forces as a proxy army in a bloody sectarian war for regime change iun Syria..."
Roi Tov: Israel Announces the Split of Iraq and a New American War
"One day after Kurdistan conquered Kirkuk with the blessing of its Israeli allies, Hebrew media has split Iraq into three different countries and announced a new American attack.
'Israel is the next target of the Sunni militants' is the rationale..."
America's Covert Re-Invasion of Iraq - by Tony Cartalucci
"Whatever the regional outcome may be, the fact is the West has re-invaded Iraq, with a force as brutal, if not worse than the 'shock and awe' doctrine of 2003.
Iraq faces another difficult occupation, if it cannot summon a response from within, and among its allies abroad, to counter and crush this threat with utmost expediency."
Who Are Behind Deadly Attacks By ISIL in Iraq? (and vid)
"As military from the so-called Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) terrorist group intensify their bloody campaign in Iraq, questions are raised about their supporters.
Comment with George Galloway *MUST WATCH*
Al Qaeda Offshoot in Iraq Offensive (LIVE UPDATES)
"Radical Sunni militants fo A/Q offshoot, the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIS/ISIL) are advancing and capturing cities in the north of Iraq. The jihadists have declared the capture of the capital Baghdad as their top priority..."
The Debacle in Iraq - by Bill Van Auken
"The events that are unfolding in Iraq over the past several days represent the greatest debacle for US imperialism since the fall of Saigon in 1975 sent the last Americans scurrying onto helicopters atop the embassy roof.
Whether it is a matter of financial collapse, social devastation or murderous wars, no one is held accountable, much less punished for bringing these disasters about, and no truthful or rational explanation is offered to the American people as to the cause of these catastrophes..."
Washington's Iraq Victory - by Paul Craig Roberts
"From 1990 until 2003 Iraq was acceptable to the US government. Suddenly in 2003 Iraq was no longer acceptable. We don't know why. We are told a passel of lies.
What Washington has done in Iraq and Libya and is trying to do in Syria, is to destroy governments that kept Jihadists under control. Washington faces the prospect of a Jihadist government encompassing Iraq and Syria. Even as Iraq falls to al Qaeda, Washington is supplying the A/Q forces attacking Syria with heavy weapons.
Megalomania rules in Washington."
Israeli Regime Favors Iraq Partition: Analyst (and vid)
"The Israeli regime favors the 'partition' of Iraq with the help of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) Takfiri militants, an analyst tells Press TV. He said the US, the Zionist regime and Saudi Arabia have been aiding, training and arming the ISIL militants who are currently fighting in Iraq.
He added that the trio has been 'arming and training Al Qaeda types for a very long time."
ISIS Militants Claim Mass Executions of Iraqi Soldiers, Post Gruesome Pictures [GRAPHIC]
"Meanwhile, the US announced it will be increasing security at its embassy in Baghdad and moving some of its personnel out of the country..."
U.S. open to talks with Iran over Iraq
John Kerry: A face only Mammon could love.
The people of that country are so fortunate that they were invaded. Anything has to be better than having the Ba'ath party in power.
1. “The Sunni radicals of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) are popular.” They are not. Opinion polling shows that most Iraqi Sunnis are secular-minded. The ISIS is brutal and fundamentalist. Where the Sunnis have rallied to it, it is because of severe discontents with their situation after the fall of the Baath Party in 2003 with the American invasion.
Iraq Situation Too Unclear to Support US Military Action, Hillary Clinton Says (and vid)
"Clinton was in Toronto Monday delivering a keynote address to the Toronto Region Board of Trade as part of a promotional tour for her new book, Hard Choices.
Clinton began by speaking about her country's close relationship with Canada, one she said could be a model for successful global partnerships elsewhere in the world..."
Once again US warcriminals find TO oh so congenial and lucrative too. She should have been arrested here. Was there anybody at all protesting this monster I wonder?
The Truth About US Troops 'Sent to Iraq' - by Tony Cartalucci
"It has been previously reported that the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) is a creation of the United States and its regional allies, with the CIA itself monitoring, arming and finding the terrorist organization along the Turkish-Syria border for the past 3 years.
The ISIS incursion into northern Iraq was portended by their very public redeployment to eastern Syria in March 2014 where they then prepared for the invasion of Iraq...the US in particular is struggling to undermine both the sociopolitical stability of Iraq itself and the credibility of the government in Baghdad
Ironically, to do this, the US is posing as Baghdad's ally."
Who Are Behind ISIL Attacks in Iraq? (and vid)
"Comment with George Galloway"
June 18, IRAQ SITREP by Mindfriedo
US Should Aid Syria To Get Rid of ISIS: Analyst Webster Griffin Tarpley (and vid)
"Press TV has conducted an interview with Dr Webster Griffin Tarpley, an author and historian from Washington, to discuss the recent events in northern Iraq and how the US is responsible for the way that some Iraqi army forces acted in the region..."
Will ISIS Create al-Sham Caliphate and Liberate Palestine? -by Franklin Lamb
"Tel Aviv will fall as fast as Mosul when the time is right,' a DAASH ally explained..."
Russia Reignites the Proxy War: Putin Offers 'Complete Support' to Iraq PM Scorned by Obama
"And just like in Syria from 2012 to 2013, the chessboard is once again set with a regional middle-east conflict, this time in Iraq...yet another soon to escalate conflict between Russia and the US."
All You Need To Know About ISIS and What is Happening in Iraq (and vid)
"RT looks into what is ISIS and how it has achieved its terrifying triumphs. Follow RT's LIVE UPDATES on ISIS offensive in Iraq..."
Washington Escalates Intervention in Region-Wide Middle East War - by Bill Van Auken
"...In other words, the latest intervention - like the catastrophic nearly nine-years-long war and occupation that preceeded it - is ultimately about oil and who controls this strategic resource.
The US intervention in Iraq is part of a broader intervention into a developing region-wide war that has been ignited by a succession of American military operations..
US officials speaking to the Washington Post Thursday said that the administration sees Iraq and Syria as a 'single challenge'. Under the pretext of fighting terrorism, such an intervention will be directed primarily at furthering the drive to topple the Assad government."
Hells Gate: The Iraqi Blitzkrieg and the Cult of Violence - by Chris Floyd
"The bitter fruits of the monstrous evil the United States inflicted on Iraq are ripening before our eyes. The blitzkrieg by ISIS, a radical militia so extreme that even al Qaeda disowned it, has swept through large swaths of the country and laid bare the sham of the government system imposed by the American invaders..."
George Galloway Comment: Takfiri Terrorist Attacks in Iraq Raise Spillover Fears (and vid)
"It has been over a week since the al Qaeda linked militant group, ISIL, started their bloody rampage through different areas of Iraq."
It's All For Israel : Splitting Up Iraq - by Mike Whitney
"It is no longer plausible to argue that ISIS was a result of unintentional screw ups by the US It is a clear part of a US strategy to break up the Iran-Iraq-Syria-Hezbollah alliance. Now that strategy may prove to be a total failure and end up backfiring, but make no mistake, ISIS is the strategy.'
Barack Obama is blackmailing Nouri al Maliki by witholding military support until the Iraqi PM agrees to step down. In other words, we are mid-stream in another regime change operation by Washington.
What's different about this operation, is the fact that Obama is using a small army of jihadi terrorists - who have swept to within 50 miles of Baghdad - to hold the gun to Mr al Maliki's head..."
Terror in Iraq: Roots and Motivation - by Soraya Sepahpour-Ulrich
"As of writing this essay, it has become public knowledge that the group referred to as ISIS was trained by the United States to topple Syria's President Assad.
The purpose of this article is to give a comprehensive chronological overview of events leading to the present-day crisis..."
June 23rd Iraq SITREP - by Mindfriedo
23rd June: The Israeli Air Force carries out attacks on Syrian positions in the Golan Heights
23rd June: The next major confrontation that faces the government in Baghdad is Haditha. Government troops are protecting the town and the dam that is of strategic importance. But it lies in the Sunni heartland. So far the rebels are proving to be more tenacious and motivated than the government.
So far it seems that each side is consolidating its hold. Most of Sunni Iraq is now in Rebel hands, and most of South and East Iraq with the Shia headed government.
The North East is with the Kurds, the only force that has so far held off the rebels. Any struggle to take back the Sunni areas will be long, drawn out and, if Syria is an example, very destructive. A Sunni advance on the South and East seems unlikely to succeed."
Roi Tov: Mystery - Kurdish Oil Reaches Trans-Israel Pipeline
"...The Iraqi government had warned of sanctioning everybody buying Kurdish oil directly. Also the US does not support independent oil sales by Kurdistan...
Israel is laundering Kurdish oil."
ISIS Takes Over Iraq's Main Oil Refinery at Baiji - Reports
"Sunni militants have gained full control over Iraq's main oil refinery at Baiji, south of Mosul, according to media reports. The militants are planning to hand over the complex to local tribes for day-to-day management, BBC quoted a rebels' spokesman as saying, adding that the militants will continue to make their way to Baghdad.
The US's help for Iraqi forces to defeat ISIS will be 'intensive and sustained', US Secretary of State John Kerry said."
How NATO Organized Invasion of Iraq - by Thierry Meyssan
"The governor of Nineveh province, Atheel al Nujaifi opened the door to the jihadists, ordered the army to disperse and urged the people to submit.
Earlier this month, Atheel al Nujaifi was in Turkey. There he was personally recieved by Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Hakan Fidar, the head of MIT (National Intelligence Agency)...
Iraq and Syria Are Burning, 'Constructive Chaos' and America's Broader Strategy to Conquer Eurasia - by Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya
"...Igniting Eurasia with fire and sedition appear to be Washington's answer to preventing its own decline. The US plans on starting a great fire from Morocco and the Mediterranean to the borders of China.
This process has essentially begun by the US through the destabilization of three different regions: Central Asia, the Middle East and North Africa. In the Middle East this process started through the siege of Iraq..."
ISIS in Iraq Stinks of CIA/NATO 'Dirty War' Op - by William Engdahl
"Details leaking out suggest that ISIS and the major military 'surge' in Iraq - and less so in neighboring Syria - is being shaped and controlled out of Langley, Virginia and other CIA and Pentagon outposts as the next stage in spreading chaos in the world's second largest oil state Iraq, as well as weakening the recent Syria stabilization efforts..."
CrossTalk: Iraqi Freedom 2.0 (and vid)
"What has shaped Iraq in the last ten years? What is Obama's new Iraq strategy?
'US Military Extraterritoriality Demand Profoundly Colonialist' (and vid)
"Press TV has conducted an interview with Richard Becker with the ANSWER Coalition from San Francisco, about reports saying Baghdad has not agreed to grant immunity from local prosecution to US forces that are to be deployed to Iraq, which is fighting against Takfiri militants..."
...which should also be included/considered as 'US forces deployed to Iraq'