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Video: Developing Terror State? One year on ISIS shows no signs of stopping

It’s now a year since the ruthless terror group Islamic State declared a caliphate in parts of Iraq and Syria. Professor Sreeram Chaulia, from the Jindal School of … Via Youtube

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Video: Inside Iraq: Local Militias head up fight against ISIS

Following the fall of Ramadi to ISIS, Washington & Baghdad traded accusations that the Iraqi army lacked the will to fight, while Iraq claimed the US wasn’t taking … Via Youtube

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Video: ‘All American’: 82nd Airborne to advise Iraqi forces fighting ISIS

With victory over Islamic State militants proving elusive for the US.-led coalition, Washington’s sending 450 more troops to Iraq – but only to advise Iraqi forces. Via Youtube

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Video: Americans don’t understand the war on ISIS, but are eager to fight anyway

A recent poll suggests almost 70% of US citizens believe that ISIS poses a major threat to their country. And around 62% support sending American troops to … Via Youtube

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Video: War for Decades to Come? 1 Year After ISIL Advance, U.S. Could Send Hundreds More Troops to Iraq

http://democracynow.org – The Obama administration is considering a plan to increase the U.S. presence in Iraq by sending 400 to 500 more military personnel … Via Youtube

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How Democratic & Republican Party Chiefs Work to Deceive the U.S. Public

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Eric Zuesse An organization that typically promotes the Republican propaganda agenda received information from the Democratic Obama Administration, and they publicized information from it that concerned the 2012 Benghazi attack, which was a failure by the State Department — something ...

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Is the U.S. a Force for Good in the World?

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Eric Zuesse First of all, in terms of popularity worldwide, the U.S. is a mixed picture. A Gallup International poll of 65 countries, issued on 30 December 2013, found that:  “The US was the overwhelming choice (24% of respondents) for the country ...

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How Trustworthy Are U.S. & Western ‘News’ Media?

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Eric Zuesse During the days of the Soviet Union, and in all dictatorial countries, the ‘news’ media were and are actually propaganda-media, which filter out information that the aristocracy (the people holding the real power, which in the Soviet Union ...

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How the U.S. Is Allied with ISIS & Al Qaeda

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Eric Zuesse The United States is allied with Sunni Moslem aristocracies (and therefore with Sunni-headed nations), against Shia Moslem aristocracies (and therefore also against Shia-headed nations). Sunni aristocracies provide the huge ($1 million and larger) financial donations that sustain ISIS, Al ...

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Making Sense of Obama’s Foreign Policy

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Eric Zuesse On February 22nd, NBC’s “Meet the Press” presented reporter Richard Engel in a terrific four-minute documentary on Barack Obama’s and Hillary Clinton’s catastrophic policy-results in Libya. (You can watch it by clicking on that link.) The segment concluded that ...

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Al Qaeda’s Bookkeeper Spills the Beans

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Eric Zuesse Zacarias Moussaoui was the bookkeeper for Al Qaeda, but the U.S. intelligence services have been keeping this fact secret as much as they can, because what he knows about the crucial financial backers of Al Qaeda can be ...

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Obama Is 100% Opposed to Accountability. But the Problem Goes Even Deeper

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Eric Zuesse U.S. President Barack Obama has blocked accountability, everywhere he can. (1) Obama did it for the top officials who had caused illegal tortures to be used by the Government. (2) Obama did it also for the top officials ...

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Obama Misrepresents the Russian Economy

Eric Zuesse A report posted October 15th at Russia Insider (a Russian website), headlined “Russian Industry Expands Rapidly In September, Hammers Expectations: Fastest growth since 2012. Manufacturing up 3.6%. Food production shows double digit growth.” This contradicts many reports in U.S. media, ...

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Why Obama Lost His War in Ukraine

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Eric Zuesse RINF Alternative News When President Obama took control of Ukraine in February 2014, via a coup d’etat against the democratically elected President, rather than by an outright invasion of U.S. troops, the new Government that he imposed in Kiev ...

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Headlines in the World’s Only Great Newspaper

Headlines in the World’s Only Great Newspaper: Starting This Past Weekend, Till Today Eric Zuesse Where can one go in order to find honestly reported news in the English language? I have long searched to find the answer to that ...

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Falsehoods in the NYT’s Editorial, ‘Mr. Putin Tests the West in Ukraine’

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Eric Zuesse RINF Alternative News The only way to expose lies is within context; so, this will be somewhat lengthy: The Times  editorial opens with a falsehood: “There is no longer any doubt: Russian troops are in Ukraine, not as volunteers, as the ...

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Iraq and the War Cabal in Washington

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Patrick Martin With a series of air strikes beginning Friday and continuing through the weekend, the United States has gone to war again in Iraq. This new imperialist military adventure has been launched in defiance of overwhelming popular opposition and ...

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Ukraine’s Conflict: A History and Status-Report, for Ukraine, U.S. and the World

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See Barack Obama’s Real Achievements in Ukraine, with Your Own Eyes, via Videos: They’re Like George W. Bush’s Real Achievements in Iraq, But Authentically Nuclear Eric Zuesse  RINF Alternative News (This article will consist primarily of videos documenting actual events. ...

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U.S. ‘News’ Media Propagandize for War Against Russia

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Eric Zuesse  RINF Alternative News Typical is TIME  Magazine, which headlined on 24 July 2014, “In Russia, Crime Without Punishment.” The sub-head, from Simon Shuster, “reporting” for the Russia-hating regime of Barack Obama, in the Russia-hating Ukrainian capital Kiev, was the ...

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Violence and Political Upheaval Plunge Iraq Deeper into Chaos

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Presidential vote delayed as airstrikes and bombings continue Deirdre Fulton Iraq’s Parliament delayed its vote for a new president Wednesday, following an overnight bombing in Baghdad that killed more than 30 people, including many civilians. Islamic State, the al Qaeda offshoot that is ...

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America’s Nazi Allies in Israel and Ukraine

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Eric Zuesse  RINF Alternative News The U.S. is now the chief sponsor of two nazi, ethnically cleansing, nations. In one of them (Ukraine), the U.S. President, Barack Obama, himself placed nazis into control there; the nazi control was imposed by him, ...

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America Is Guilty if Americans Don’t Prosecute Obama

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Eric Zuesse  RINF Alternative News   On Sunday, July 13th, Jason Easley — at politicsusa.com, which bills itself “Real Liberal Politics” — bannered, “Top House Republican Admits That There Are No Grounds To Impeach President Obama,” and Easley reported that, “The [Republican] chairman ...

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Civilian Torture And Human Rights Abuse Rife In Iraq

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A new report released today has found that 10 years after the US-led invasion, Iraq remains “enmeshed in a grim cycle of human rights abuses, including attacks on civilians, torture of detainees and unfair trials.”

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UK doctor acted ‘dishonestly’ in Iraq

A former British army doctor has been found guilty of dishonest conduct over the death of an Iraqi prisoner. The charges against Dr Derek Keilloh date back to 2003, when hotel receptionist Baha Mousa died after being arrested by British ...

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Who profits from arms problems in Iraq?

Pravada | World politics is full of intrigues. They are often built around powerful countries and their interests in the international arena. The hype surrounding the alleged failure of a large Russian arms deal with Iraq has made numerous headlines ...

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Iraq scraps $4.2 bln Russian arms deal

Suadad al-Salhy | The Iraqi government said on Saturday it had cancelled a $4.2 billion deal to buy military jets, helicopters and missiles from Russia, citing possible corruption in the contract. In a confusing exchange, the announcement by Prime Minister ...

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US, UK illegal war responsible for ‘birth defects in Iraq’

RT | US and UK weapons ammunition were linked to heart defects, brain dysfunctions and malformed limbs, according to a recent study. The report revealed a shocking rise in birth defects in Iraqi children conceived after the US invasion. Titled ...

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Iraq abuse inquiry a ‘whitewash’

A Ministry of Defence inquiry has been launched after an official assessing Iraqi detainees’ abuse allegations resigned because her colleagues “just weren’t interested” in justice. The Telegraph | Louise Thomas, a former Wren and police officer, worked for six months ...

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Iraq’s getting all tooled-up

Agence France-Presse | Iraq and the Czech Republic have made progress in talks on the sale of 28 Czech-made L-159 subsonic fighters to Baghdad, their leaders said in Prague yesterday. “A certain agreement has been reached,” Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki told reporters after ...

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Iran and Iraq exchange border fire

AFP Iraqi border guards exchanged fire with Iranian troops along the two countries’ border yesterday, the first major incident between the two since Iran took over a disputed oil well in December. An Iraqi officer was captured by the Islamic ...

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Extent of Iraqis’ torture revealed

The public inquiry into the death of Iraqi hotel worker Baha Mousa in British army custody and the torture of six other Iraqis began its first proper phase this week. Although the trial, which is expected to last a year, ...

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MoD ‘misled courts over Iraqi deaths investigation’

A panel of three judges criticised “disturbing failures” in how the MoD handled applications to withhold evidence, saying that all future requests should treated by the courts “with very considerable caution”. The Government earlier this week ordered a new inquiry ...

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Elite Iraqi troops in forefront after US pullback

As Iraqi security services prepare to take back their towns from the Americans on Tuesday, the sharpest arrow in their quiver is an elite, American-trained force with a reputation that leads many Iraqis to call it “the dirty brigade.” Its ...

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Blair WAS involved in Iraq inquiry talks, minister says

Gordon Brown is to promise that much of the Iraq inquiry will be held in the open in an attempt to avert a damaging Commons defeat for the Government this Wednesday.   Amid fury on the Labour back benches over ...

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All in a day’s work for the Israeli army: beating and torturing children

Jonathan Cook reports on how Israeli soldiers routinely, and as a matter of policy, practise torture against Palestinian children, hundreds of whom are “convicted in Israel’s military courts each year, with children older than 12 denied access to lawyers in ...

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Iraq inquiry a ‘whitewash’

RINF NEWS Former Prime Minister Sir John Major has labeled the Governments decision to hold a private inquiry into the Iraq as a ‘whitewash’. In a statement, Sir John Major said: “The Government’s decision to hold the inquiry into the Iraq war ...

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Torture Photos “Will Not See The Light Of Day”

RINF NEWS Republican Senator, Lindsey Graham, today revealed that a top ranking White House official has stated photographs showing US troops torturing and abusing detainees in Iraq and Afghanistan will “not see the light of day.” Rahm Emanuel, Barack Obama’s chief of staff, ...

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Iraq Death Toll Over 100,000

RINF NEWS The civilian death toll in Iraq is now over 100,000 as the US military confirm that at least 4,313 servicemen and women have been killed since 2003. The British military has reported 179 deaths. As of today the global figures ...

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EU “disturbed” by Iraq executions, calls for freeze

The European Union protested against reported executions in Iraq on Monday and called on Baghdad to resume a moratorium on the death penalty. “The European Union is deeply disturbed at reports that in recent days further death sentences were carried ...

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UK Iraq inquiry ‘must not be held in secret’

Gordon Brown was under intense pressure last night to throw open a new inquiry into the Iraq war to the public as families of soldiers who died, and anti-war MPs, reacted with horror to suggestions it would be held largely ...

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Torture Worked to Sell the Iraq War

Three cheers for Dick Cheney. The former vice president has urged, however rhetorically, that the Obama administration release more of the torture memos. “One of the things that I find a little bit disturbing about this recent disclosure is they ...

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Blackwater Lingers in Iraq

By Jason Ditz | Though three months ago the Iraqi government formally declared Blackwater Worldwide persona non grata in the nation, citing “excessive use of force” in the 2007 massacre of 17 Baghdad civilians, the group continues to have presence ...

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Thousands protest anniversary of Iraq war

They want troops out now, fear that Obama is ‘stalling’ By Nafeesa Syeed | WASHINGTON — Before war protesters ended their demonstration yesterday afternoon, several placed cardboard coffins in front of the offices of northern Virginia defense contractors such as ...

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Blackwater sued in US court over alleged cover-up

The widow of a 32-year-old Iraqi has filed suit in a federal court against private security firm Xe, formerly Blackwater, for allegedly trying to hide that her husband was killed by one of its security agents who was drunk. According ...

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No freedom here

By John Pilger | FREEDOM is being lost in Britain. The land of Magna Carta is now the land of secret gagging orders, secret trials and imprisonment. The government will soon know about every phone call, every email, every text ...

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Iraq to Deny New License To Blackwater Mercenary Firm

U.S. Embassy’s Preferred Contractor Accused of Killings By Ernesto Londoño and Qais Mizher, Washington Post  The Iraqi government has informed the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad that it will not issue a new operating license to Blackwater Worldwide, the embassy’s primary ...

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Brown keeps silent on Iraq ruling

By ADRIAN ROBERTS THE government held its tongue on Wednesday over the order to release the 2003 Iraq war Cabinet minutes. But peace campaigners insisted that warmongering new Labour ministers should be “brought to account” for their decisions and that ...

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Britain ordered to release Iraq war cabinet minutes

LONDON – Records of British cabinet discussions over the legality of invading Iraq, held in the buildup to war in 2003, must be released to the public, a tribunal ruled on Tuesday.   Publication of the documents could embarrass Prime ...

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Iraqi shoe thrower vows never to apologize to Bush, family says

Shoe-throwing journalist Muntather Zaidi told his family he would never apologize to President Bush for hurling his footwear at the American leader, even if he is chopped into pieces, his brother said after visiting him for the first time Sunday. ...

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Blackwater ‘could lose Iraq role’

Blackwater could lose its licence to operate in Iraq, rendering it unable to provide security for US diplomats, a US State Department internal report says. The report, commissioned by Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, said the department should look for ...

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Pentagon approves Iraq sales worth up to $6 billion

The U.S. Defense Department on Wednesday said it had approved the sale to Iraq of weapons valued at up to $6 billion, including 400 Stryker wheeled vehicles, military radios, training aircraft, 20 coastal patrol boats and 140 M1A1 Abrams tanks. ...

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Security agreements mean Iraq occupation will continue to 2012 and beyond

By James Cogan | For more than five-and-a-half years, and at the cost of the lives of at least one million Iraqis and over 4,200 Americans, the US has occupied Iraq and repressed all opposition to its presence. The Iraqi parliament’s ...

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Human rights abuses ongoing in Iraq

Improvements in general security have not ended serious human rights abuses in Iraq, a United Nations report has claimed. The UN assistance mission in Iraq said the first half of 2008 had seen alleged assaults on minorities, widespread torture of ...

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The Legal Advice to Wage War on Iraq was not just “sexed-up”, it was concocted

By C Stephen Frost | Mary Bedworth, Christopher Burns-Cox, Lou Coatney and David Halpin co-signed this article, which appeared as a commentary in The Guardian following the publication of an article by Richard Norton Taylor (see below).     Background on the scandal of the ...

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Iraq: Security pact ‘puts detainees at risk of torture’

Baghdad, 27 Nov. (AKI) – Thousands of Iraqis detained by US forces will be at risk of torture or even execution if they are handed over to the Iraqi authorities, top rights Amnesty International warned on Friday. The warning came ...

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Bush pleased with Iraq war outcome

US President George W Bush believes the Iraq war has been successful and is “very pleased” with what is happening there, he said in a pre-recorded interview broadcast on a Japanese television network on Sunday. “I think the decision to ...

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Contractors in Iraq could face charges in earlier incidents

By Nancy A. Youssef  | WASHINGTON — Private security contractors operating in Iraq could face Iraqi prosecution for acts committed when they supposedly had immunity from Iraqi law, U.S. officials said Thursday. A new U.S.-Iraq security agreement doesn’t specifically prevent ...

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Iraqi protesters burn George Bush effigy

The crowd of tens of thousands, gathered in Baghdad where a Saddam Hussein statue once stood, protests a security pact that would keep American troops in Iraq through 2011. By Tina Susman and Caesar Ahmed Reporting from Baghdad — At ...

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MI5 said Iraq “exacerbated the threat from international terrorism”

By David Morrison | Stella Rimington, the last but one head of MI5, was interviewed by Decca Aikenhead in The Guardian on 18 October 2008. She asked her about the effect of Britain’s invasion of Iraq on the terrorist threat ...

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US lawmaker accuses Bush of secrecy over Iraq deal

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. government is refusing to make public the security pact it has signed with Iraq, even though it has already been published in full in an Iraqi newspaper, a congressional hearing was told Wednesday. Defense Secretary ...

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IRAQ INVASION LEGAL ADVICE ‘FLAWED’

Legal advice given to Tony Blair prior to the invasion of Iraq was fundamentally “flawed”, a former senior law lord has said. Lord Bingham, who stepped down in July, described the action by the UK and US as a “serious ...

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New Blackwater Iraq Scandal: Guns, Silencers and Dog Food

By BRIAN ROSS and JASON RYAN | A federal grand jury in North Carolina is investigating allegations the controversial private security firm Blackwater illegally shipped assault weapons and silencers to Iraq, hidden in large sacks of dog food, ABCNews.com has ...

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British troops out of Iraq by end of 2009: Iraqi official

All British troops will be out of Iraq by the end of next year, Iraq’s national security advisor said on Friday, days before Baghdad was expected to vote on a controversial US military pact.”By the end of next year there ...

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‘War in Iraq is over’ – US ‘media’

The wars in Iraq and Afganistan are now over and President George W. Bush has been indicted on treason charges, according to the New York Times. Sort of. RT | Citizens of the Big Apple got a big shock when ...

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Blackwater likely to be fined millions in Iraq weapons case

By Warren Strobel | The State Department is preparing to slap a multi-million dollar fine on private military contractor Blackwater USA for shipping hundreds of automatic weapons to Iraq without the necessary permits. Some of the weapons are believed to ...

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Obama Pressured to Back Off Iraq Withdrawal

IPS | The promotion of Robert M. Gates as President-elect Barack Obama’s secretary of defence appears to be the key element in a broad campaign by military officials and their supporters in the political elite and the news media to pressure ...

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US, Allies, Torture Kids in Iraqi Prisons

By Sherwood Ross Since it invaded Iraq in 2003, the U.S. has detained thousands of juveniles—some of whom were tortured and sexually abused, according to published reports. Figures of the number of children behind bars vary. Some estimates put the ...

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Iraq holding thousands in secret prisons: lawmaker

Iraqi opposition lawmaker claims government holding thousands in unofficial prisons An Iraqi opposition lawmaker claimed Thursday that thousands of his countrymen are being mistreated in detention centers outside the official prison system. Sunni legislator Mohammed al-Daini claimed the government and ...

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Iraq seeks changes to U.S. troops pact

By Mariam Karouny and Peter Graff | BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Iraq demanded changes to a draft security pact with the United States Tuesday after it failed to win the support of its political leaders despite months of painstaking negotiations with ...

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Iraqi government fuels ‘war for oil’ theories by putting reserves up for biggest ever sale

Terry Macalister and Nicholas Watt | The biggest ever sale of oil assets will take place today, when the Iraqi government puts 40bn barrels of recoverable reserves up for offer in London. BP, Shell and ExxonMobil are all expected to ...

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Govt. Uses Contractors to Probe Iraq Contractors

In an apparent violation of federal regulations, the State Department has outsourced to private contractors the responsibility to investigate possible crimes committed by security contractors in Iraq. Earlier this year, the State Department’s Bureau of Diplomatic Security hired the private ...

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U.S. to fund pro-American publicity in Iraq

$300 million media program meant to ‘engage and inspire’ local population By Karen DeYoung and Walter Pincus | MSNBC.com The Defense Department will pay private U.S. contractors in Iraq up to $300 million over the next three years to produce ...

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Blackwater Machine Gun Found in Raid on Iraqi Insurgents

Incident Was Kept Secret and Raises More Questions About the Firm’s Iraq Operations By Brian Ross | ABCNews.com An M4 machine gun sent to Iraq by the Blackwater private security firm somehow disappeared from the company’s storage facility in Baghdad ...

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Winter Soldier: Eye Witness Accounts of the Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan

By John Stauber | Two years ago public revulsion against the Bush Administration’s unnecessary and disastrous attack and occupation of Iraq resulted in the Democratic Party taking control of the US Congress. But Nancy Pelosi and the new political leadership ...

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YOUTHS BEATEN AND RAPED IN BRUTAL IRAQ PRISONS

By Jonathan Steele in Baghdad | Hundreds of children, some as young as nine, are being held in appalling conditions in Baghdad’s prisons, sleeping in sweltering temperatures in overcrowded cells without working fans, no daily access to showers, and subject ...

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IRAQ: U.S. Blamed for Increasing Iranian Influence

Inter Press Service | Haider returned from Iran recently, with enough money to pay for his wedding and a new car. He was trained to join Badr, the armed wing of the Supreme Islamic Iraqi Council (SIIC) led by Abdul Aziz ...

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Leaked: US-Iraqi agreement

Translated by Raed Jarrar | I read about a leaked copy of the US-Iraqi agreement a few days ago when a radio station in Iraq mentioned some of its details, then it was mentioned in some Arab newspapers like Al-Qabas ...

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US out of Iraq by … “2011”

By PATRICK COCKBURN | The United States is moving towards ending its military control of Iraq by agreeing to withdraw combat troops from Iraqi cities and towns by June next year and from the rest of Iraq by 2011, according ...

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Could Iris Scans Stop a New Iraq Insurgency?

By Noah Shachtman | Iraq’s government and Sunni militias appear to be headed for a showdown. One of the things that just might keep a full-blown insurgency from erupting again, a leading expert in the region says, is a set ...

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U.S. Soldiers Executed Iraqis, Statements Say

By PAUL VON ZIELBAUER | In March or April 2007, three noncommissioned United States Army officers, including a first sergeant, a platoon sergeant and a senior medic, killed four Iraqi prisoners with pistol shots to the head as the men stood ...

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Documents reveal PR push for Iraq war preceded intel findings

By Nick Juliano | New documents from within the Bush administration and US intelligence community during the run-up to the invasion of Iraq reveal that the White House began assembling a case for war before it had compiled the intel ...

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US Colony Iraq Subsidizes Military-Industrial Fraud

Corporate-government fraud has gotten a major boost ever since Iraq became the latest colony of the failing American Empire. “Iraq is fast becoming one of the United States’ top customers for military sales,” reports USA Today in an article called ...

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Iraq wants to put torturers on trial

Iraq’s human rights ministry says wants torturers not to be included on amnesty lists. BAGHDAD – Iraq’s human rights ministry says it wants to put on trial torturers who benefit from complete immunity despite proven cases of abuse in Iraqi ...

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The Secret Deal For Iraq’s Oil

The Public Record | Four months before the United States invaded Iraq, the Department of Defense was secretly working with Vice President Dick Cheney’s old company, Halliburton Corp., on a secret deal that would give the world’s second largest oil services ...

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Blackwater guards face prosecution over killing of 17 Iraqi civilians

By James Bone | Six Blackwater Worldwide security guards have been notified that they could face prosecution in America for shooting dead 17 civilians in Baghdad’s Nisoor Square in an infamous incident that provoked fury in Iraq. The Blackwater employees ...

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Record Number of US Contractors in Iraq

Some 190,000 private personnel were working in the Iraq theater as of early this year, a new report says. By Peter Grier | Washington – The American military has depended on private contractors since sutlers sold paper, bacon, sugar, and other ...

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As many U.S. contractors as troops in Iraq

Army Times | The U.S. has about the same number of private contractors in Iraq as uniformed service members, a new congressional report says — a history-making ratio that presents problems in keeping track of all the workers and highlights ...

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Auditors Question Blackwater Contracts: But Is It Really $107 Million?

By Elizabeth Olson | Blackwater Worldwide, the contractor whose provision of private security in Iraq has been under scrutiny, and its affiliated companies may have improperly obtained more than $100 million in contracts meant for small businesses, according to federal ...

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Report: US using ‘money as a weapon’ in Iraq

US program has spent $2.8 billion using ‘money as a weapon’ in Iraq AP  A U.S. Army program in which soldiers pay cash to Iraqis to help with expenses, large and small, has spent $2.8 billion in five years, The ...

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Iraq demands ‘clear timeline’ for US withdrawal

Iraq’s foreign minister insisted Sunday that any security deal with the United States must contain a “very clear timeline” for the departure of U.S. troops. A suicide bomber struck north of Baghdad, killing at least five people including an American ...

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Iraqis: Deal close on plan for US troops to leave

AP | BAGHDAD – Iraq and the U.S. are near an agreement on all American combat troops leaving Iraq by October 2010, with the last soldiers out three years after that, two Iraqi officials told The Associated Press on Thursday. ...

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Iraq’s oil-fueled surplus could hit $80 billion, report says

WASHINGTON (CNN) — Iraq is raking in more money from oil exports than it is spending, amassing a projected four-year budget surplus of up to $80 billion, U.S. auditors reported Tuesday. Leading members of Congress, noting that Washington is paying ...

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George Tenet And White House Admit Iraq Intelligence Chief Told Them Iraq Had No WMD

Ron Suskind was on NPR this morning to discuss his new book The Way of the World, which alleges Iraq’s intelligence chief Tahir Jalil Habbush told the US before the war that Iraq had no WMD. NPR asked George Tenet ...

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Suskind: Bush ordered fake letter linking Iraq to 9/11

By David Edwards and Nick Juliano | A blockbuster new book from investigative journalist Ron Suskind adds another revelation to the growing canon demonstrating the lengths to which President Bush and members of his administration lied, misled and deceived the ...

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New Book Claims Bush White House Used Forged Documents In Case For Iraq War

Haaretz | The Bush administration used forged documents that it presented as evidence of Saddam Hussein’s complicity in the September 11 terrorist attacks, and which were later used as a pretext to launch the American invasion of Iraq in March 2003, ...

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Did McCain’s foreign-policy advisor profit from the Iraq war?

By Mark Benjamin | As recently as last year, John McCain’s senior foreign-policy and national security advisor, a neoconservative who played a leading role in pushing for a U.S. invasion of Iraq, was trying to use his role in promoting ...

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More Than 10,000 Detainees Released in Iraq

US military: More than 10,000 detainees freed in Iraq this year, 21,000 still in detention By SELCAN HACAOGLU | ABCNews.com  The U.S. military said Saturday it has released more than 10,000 detainees in Iraq so far this year — more ...

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Military censorship of the war in Iraq

By Naomi Spencer | Five years of bloody US occupation have seen numerous crimes against humanity unfold in Iraq. Millions of Iraqi civilians have been killed and wounded, with millions more made into refugees. Ancient, once-vibrant cities have been destroyed ...

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Bush Reveals True Reason for War in Push for Iraqi Agreement

Huffington Post | For five years the Bush administration has played wack-a-mole with the American people as to why we are in Iraq, with a new justification quickly spawning after the hollow core of the prior position was exposed. WMD’s was ...

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MILITARY HEAVILY CENSORING PHOTOS OF THE WAR

By MICHAEL KAMBER and TIM ARANGO BAGHDAD — The case of a freelance photographer in Iraq who was barred from covering the Marines after he posted photos on the Internet of several of them dead has underscored what some journalists ...

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