Tomgram: Engelhardt, Bombing the Rubble
Strikes in Iraq and Syria:
As of June 5, 2017, the U.S. has conducted 17,632 strikes in Iraq and Syria (8,836 Syria/8,796 Iraq)
U.S. military bases, both domestic and foreign, consistently rank among some of the most polluted places in the world…
The purpose of your visit will be educational in nature and focused on learning about Arab-Islamic culture…
[Rasouli] wonders if U.S. citizens believe these wars, which could cost up to $6 trillion, were worth it.
War Porn contains some of the most significant and original writing on deployment to be found in contemporary American literature about the Iraq War.
On June 11, 2016 Sami Rasouli, Iraqi American, formerly a resident of Minneapolis, Minnesota, now a resident of Najaf, Iraq, spoke about current issues and problems in Iraq on his recent trip to the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul MN.
A man born in Iraq the 1950s reflects on a life in exile. IARP | Iraq and America | Reconciliation After the Iraq War reconciliationproject.org/ The Iraqi and American Reconciliation Project (IARP) creates bridges of communication, understanding and support between Americans and Iraqis. Media for the people! Bringing you the best of the alternative media […]
Despite the estimated $26 billion the U.S. spent training and equipping that military between 2003 and 2011, whole units broke, shed their uniforms, ditched their American equipment, and fled when faced with relatively small numbers of ISIS militants in June 2014, abandoning four northern cities, including Mosul. This, of course, created the need for yet more training, the ostensible role of many of the U.S. troops now in Iraq.
Exclusive: Hillary Clinton wants the American voters to be very afraid of Donald Trump, but there is reason to fear as well what a neoconservative/neoliberal Clinton presidency would mean for the world, writes Robert Parry. By Robert Parry Consortium News May 11, 2016 For centuries hereditary monarchy was the dominant way to select national leaders, […]
Chris Hedges and two US veterans lament the brutality of the American military presence in Iraq and Afghanistan, which fuels the conditions for terrorism, and speak out about the painful struggle of coping with PTSD in this episode of teleSUR’s Days of Revolt. Click here to read the transcript. TheRealNews Uploaded on Apr 2, 2016 Media […]
There are no minutes silences or Eiffel Tower bathed in the colours of the Iraqi flag – or indeed those of the other ongoing Western engineered catastrophes, Afghanistan, Libya, Syria, or for the US-UK complicity in the human carnage in Yemen, or for the forty three dead and two hundred and thirty nine injured in Beirut in November, reportedly by ISIS, the day before the Paris attack.
…a vast cache of leaked emails and documents has confirmed what many suspected about the oil industry, and has laid bare the activities of the world’s super-bagman as it has bought off officials and rigged contracts around the world.
Beaudoin: Voices crying out for peace are not meaningful to war planners who claim that what they do is for the people’s defense and the people’s security;
The “evildoers” are back. And from every mountaintop, it seems, America now rings with calls to ramp up its war machine
Sheer: Like most of the others killed by the two American bombs, neither the children nor the adults had any role in Japan’s decision to go to war, but they were picked as the target instead of an isolated but fortified military base whose antiaircraft fire posed a higher risk. The target preferred by U.S. atomic scientists—a patch in the ocean or unpopulated terrain—was rejected, because the effect of hundreds of thousands of civilians dying would be all the more dramatic.
He is credited with being a military strategist with abilities worthy of a five-star general and yet at the same time possessing the business acumen of an oil tycoon, in addition to being “a prolific fundraiser and a ruthless killer.” By Mary Beaudoin WAMM Newsletter Summer I July 2015 Concrete information about Abu Bakr Al […]
Is it time to rethink our view that America is an “exceptional” country that needs to save the world?
From the article: “In Iraq, we say today will be better than tomorrow.” This is the dire pessimism with which the people of Iraq now view their circumstances, Sami Rasouli said in June when he was in Minneapolis, the city in which he had lived for so many years before returning to found the Muslim Peacemaker Teams,(5) a nonprofit organization based in Najaf that works on peace building and responding to human needs. He reported that the situation for Iraqis only continues to decline in livability and increase in danger and disaster
Fiore: With the fall of Ramadi in Iraq and Palmyra in Syria, fingers are pointing faster than you can say “Preemptive War.”