“The publication of classified documents is not yet a crime in the United States. If Assange is extradited and convicted, it will become one.”
“The American presence sets a target for American forces to be attacked by extremist elements, while also operating as a tripwire for a potential destructive and tragic war with Iran.”
“A war with Iran would see it use its Chinese-supplied anti-ship missiles, mines and coastal artillery to shut down the Strait of Hormuz, which is the corridor for 20% of the world’s oil supply. Oil prices would double, perhaps triple, devastating the global economy.”
While of dubious value, it is common practice at NPR to seek perspective on wrongdoing from the wrongdoers themselves.
Created by CircleVision, a video from 2010 that is also true today.
“Heaps of bodies are being uncovered amongst the rubble of Mosul and in its river, threatening contamination and a public health emergency.
The actual testimonies of young women who wrote them in the English language: They are mothers, professionals, and students whose lives were severely disrupted.
War creates profound pain and intense agony and destroys the environment. My work with Muslim Peacemaker Teams is like a drop in the ocean, but we continue to maintain water filters and plant trees. Every green tree gives birth to life. By Sami Rasouli WAMM Newsletter Vol. 35, No. 5, 2017 Sami Rasouli, founder […]
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.