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Thousands Line Downtown Streets To Welcome Home Iraq War Veterans
Post Date: 2012-01-28 19:32:39 by Brian S
ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI - FOX2now.com) It started as an idea on Facebook. But a grassroots effort with hardly any funding made history Saturday. St. Louis pulled off America's first parade welcoming our military men and women home from Iraq. I woke up this morning and I was like, `Its here! Today is here, its a wonderful day for St. Louis, a history making day, said LaDonna Appelbaum. She is not a veteran. Her husband isnt either. But together with Craig Schneider, these St. Louis friends did something no other city in America has done. They organized the Welcome Home The Heroes From Iraq parade. The sun shined brightly, warming the crowd ...
US Weapons Caused Birth Defects in Fallujah
Post Date: 2012-01-08 14:47:40 by Brian S
(Newser) US weapons likely caused a horrifying spike in birth defects among the people of Fallujah, according to doctors and a recent study of hair samples. Evidence has long connected American white phosphorous and depleted uranium weapons to birth defects in the Iraqi city, which suffered devastating US attacks in 2004. But now a study of hair samples of parents with deformed children has detected uranium, a dangerous substance known to cause cancer, Al Jazeera reports. The numbers are staggering: a 12-fold rise in children's cancer in Fallujah since 2004; a birth defect rate of 14.7%, which dwarfs the rate of 1% to 2% after the Hiroshima and Nagasaki atomic bombings. Specific ...
End of the Iraq War: Guess what group doesn't approve.
Post Date: 2011-11-02 19:01:07 by Skip Intro
New Book Reveals the Recently Disclosed Truth and Legal Proof of Bush's Premeditated Iraq Murders
Post Date: 2011-11-01 11:47:46 by Brian S
New Book, Proof of Guilt: Bush's Iraq Murders, provides heavily documented Proof that candidate Bush adopted in 1999, and later executed, a neocon criminal war crime attack plan (Clean Break) against Iraq that resulted in his premeditated Murder of 4,450 U.S. soldiers and over 800,000 Iraqi civilians (mostly women and children), and critically wounded 650,000 U.S. soldiers: the majority of them for life.Arlington, VA (PRWEB) November 01, 2011 Richard Fults new book is titled Proof of Guilt: Bushs Iraq Murders; Massive Cover-up, Unreported and Uninvestigated -- The True Story of the Worst Crime in American History. "In this detailed exposé, Fults provides Seven ...
Preparations For U.S. Iraq Withdrawal In Full Swing
Post Date: 2011-10-30 11:58:22 by Brian S
COS KALSU, Iraq At a US base south of Baghdad, trucks plod in either direction amid a hive of activity: with the clock ticking on a year-end withdrawal from Iraq, preparations are in full swing. Located in the centre of Iraq, just 50 kilometres (30 miles) south of the capital near the town of Iskandiriyah, Contingency Operating Site Kalsu forms a crucial transit hub for the tonnes of materiel and thousands of soldiers moving out of the country, mostly towards Kuwait, in the coming two months. The massive logistical operation has to be finished by December 31, in line with a security pact between Baghdad and Washington that US President Barack Obama said was on track this month. ...
The Blatherings Of Another Mindnumbingly Stupid Neo-Con On Iraq
Post Date: 2011-10-25 13:15:59 by war
I doubt that President Obama loves the name "Captain America," but that's the job he was elected to do in 2008. National security is the president's first job. But Obama has been by far the most catastrophic captain of the ship of state in American history in every conceivable way. The last two weeks have seen more dagger-stabs in the back to the Muslim Middle East: yes, Obama has tried shafting Israel over and over again, but also the much more fragile Saudis and Gulf oil states, a very vulnerable Egypt (by publicly endorsing overthrowing President Mubarak and supporting a Muslim Brothers grab for his office), Libya (which had abandoned its nuclear program after Bush ...
Clinton: GOP Critics Of Iraq Withdraw Should Have Criticized Bush
Post Date: 2011-10-23 14:00:09 by Brian S
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton pushed back on Republican critics such as Lindsay Graham and John McCain for slamming the Obama administration decision to pull all troops out of Iraq. On Meet The Press Sunday morning, the former New York senator told host David Gregory that GOP figures should have been vocal towards the last presidents decision and not the current one. They should have raised those issues when President Bush agreed to the agreement to withdrawal troops by the end of this year, she said. I feel like this is a debate that is looking backwards instead of forward. Clinton also said that Iraq withdrawal has been a ...
Obama: All U.S. Troops Out Of Iraq By Dec. 31. The War Will Finally Be Over
Post Date: 2011-10-21 13:00:47 by Brian S
WASHINGTON--President Obama announced Friday that all U.S. troops will be out of Iraq by the end of the year. The significance: A centerpiece of Obama's presidential bid was his opposition to the authorization of the war in Iraq and a pledge to end the Iraqi war. That was a central distinction during the Democratic primary between Obama, then an Illinois state senator, and his chief rival, then Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-NY), now the Secretary of State. Obama's announcement comes as the Iraqi government declined to clear the way for U.S. troops to remain. Obama in 2010 removed the combat troops and declared the combat mission over. From a White House official "Today the ...
U.S. Said to Have Abandoned Plans to Keep Troops in Iraq Next Year
Post Date: 2011-10-15 19:40:00 by Brian S
The U.S. is abandoning plans to keep troops in Iraq past a year-end withdrawal deadline, according to The Associated Press, but Obama administration officials insist to Fox News that discussions with Iraqi leaders are "ongoing." For months, U.S. officials have been debating whether to stick to a Dec. 31 withdrawal deadline that was set in 2008 or negotiate a new security agreement to ensure that gains made and more than 4,400 American military lives lost since March 2003 do not go to waste. In recent weeks, Washington has been discussing with Iraqi leaders the possibility of several thousand American troops remaining to continue training Iraqi security forces. But a senior ...
Something Is Rotten in the State of Iraq
Post Date: 2011-10-14 14:12:51 by Brian S
WHEN I think of Iraq, I think of fire. First there is the obvious. With summer, the country becomes an inferno. The heat muscles its way past doors and windows, scoffs at fans, overpowers air conditioners and beats everyone senseless. Then there is the fire inside. Most Iraqis seem sleepy on first impression. They amble around sluggishly, leaden from the heat. But just mention politics, and suddenly they come to life. For Iraqis, politics is a blood sport played in a white-hot furnace. There are no half-held opinions. Every opponent is a lethal conspirator. Every conspiracy, a lethal threat. Every threat must be met with total force. The civil war that engulfed Iraq in 20052006 was ...
Iraq Threatens To Break Military Links With Us
Post Date: 2011-10-11 19:15:10 by Brian S
Baghdad is threatening to break its military relations with Washington at the end of this year and use private contractors to train its armed forces, as the two sides struggle to agree on terms that would see a small number of American troops remain in Iraq next year. The two sides have agreed in principle that several thousand US troops should stay in Iraq in a training capacity after the official end of the American mission at the end of the year, but they have become bogged down over whether to grant US troops immunity from prosecution if they commit crimes. The Iraqi government was already training pilots with Lockheed Martin, from which Iraq recently bought F-16 jets, Ali al-Dabbagh, ...
Retired Army Gen. Stanley McChrystal: US Started Afghan War Lacking Info
Post Date: 2011-10-06 19:19:24 by Brian S
A former top U.S. commander in Afghanistan says the U.S. military had a "frighteningly simplistic" understanding of Afghanistan when it invaded, and this helps explain why the war has lasted 10 years. Retired Army Gen. Stanley McChrystal said in remarks at the Council on Foreign Relations that the U.S. and its NATO allies are only a little more than 50 percent of the way to reaching their war goals. Of the remaining tasks to be accomplished, he said the most difficult may be creating a legitimate government that ordinary Afghans can believe in and that can serve as a counterweight to the Taliban. McChrystal, who commanded in 2009-10, said coalition forces entered Afghanistan in ...
Romney announces foreign policy advisers
Post Date: 2011-10-06 16:23:08 by Skip Intro
Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, the front-runner for the Republican presidential nomination, announced Thursday a list of 22 foreign policy advisers, 15 of whom served in the George W. Bush administration. Former CIA Director Michael V. Hayden and former Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff top the list, which includes author Robert Kagan and former Republican Sens. Jim Talent and Norm Coleman. Mr. Romney also announced 13 working groups on key issues and regions that included another 19 names, many of them professors and think-tank researchers. Mr. Romney hailed the group Thursday, saying that their remarkable experience, wisdom, and depth of knowledge will be ...
Dick, Liz Cheney Praise Anwar Al-Awlaki Killing, Say Obama Owes Bush Administration An Apology
Post Date: 2011-10-02 21:08:31 by war
Former Vice President Dick Cheney, along with his daughter Liz, praised President Barack Obama Sunday for the drone strike that killed Anwar al-Awlaki, but also said that the president owes the Bush administration an apology.
Dick Cheney called the killing of the U.S.-born al Qaida cleric in Yemen on Friday "a very good strike" and "justified" in an appearance on CNN's “State of the Union” Sunday.
But he also said Obama should take back his criticism of the Bush administration's tactics in the war on terrorism.
"The thing I am waiting for is for the administration to go back and correct something they said two years ago, when they criticized us for quote overreacting to the events ...
Pakistan’s Spy Agency Is Tied to Attack on U.S. Embassy
Post Date: 2011-09-23 08:48:13 by war
WASHINGTON The nations top military official said Thursday that Pakistans spy agency played a direct role in supporting the insurgents who carried out the deadly attack on the American Embassy in Kabul last week. It was the most serious charge that the United States has leveled against Pakistan in the decade that America has been at war in Afghanistan. In comments that were the first to directly link the spy agency, the Directorate for Inter-Services Intelligence, with an assault on the United States, Adm. Mike Mullen, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, went further than any other American official in blaming the ISI for undermining the American effort in ...
Neo-Cons Warn Against Losing Iraq Peace
Post Date: 2011-09-17 15:11:11 by Brian S
WASHINGTON - A familiar group of mainly neo-conservative hawks, many of whom championed the 2003 invasion of Iraq, released an open letter to President Barack Obama Thursday urging him to retain a substantial military force in that Middle East country beyond this year. Released by the Foreign Policy Initiative (FPI), the successor organization of the Project for the New American Century (PNAC) that championed the 2003 US invasion, the letter warns against reported plans by the administration to reduce Washington's troop presence to 4,000 after December 31, the date by which, according to a 2008 US-Iraqi agreement, all US forces are to be withdrawn. Washington has about 45,000 US ...
Zakaria Destroys Rumsfeld’s Iraq War Talking Points
Post Date: 2011-09-12 15:47:38 by Brian S
Former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld isn't letting go of his talking points that support the U.S. invasion of Iraq following the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. Exactly 10 years after those attacks, Rumsfeld suggested to CNN's Fareed Zakaria Sunday that Iraq had been "hospitable" to al Qaeda before the U.S. invaded the country. "There's no question that al Qaeda and Zarqawi and people were in Iraq," Rumsfeld argued. "They aggregated there." "If we hadn't invaded, they wouldn't have been there," Zakaria pointed out. "We don't know that," Rumsfeld insisted. "You don't know that. I don't know ...
What 9/11 Wrought: The Bush Legacy by Patrick J. Buchanan
Post Date: 2011-09-09 15:49:29 by Brian S
In Cairo in 1943, when the tide had turned in the war on Adolf Hitler, Winston Churchill, who had embraced Joseph Stalin as an ally and acceded to his every demand, had a premonition. Conversing with Harold Macmillan, Churchill blurted: "Cromwell was a great man, wasn't he?" "Yes, sir, a very great man," Macmillan replied. "Ah, but he made one terrible mistake," Churchill continued. "Obsessed in his youth by fear of the power of Spain, he failed to observe the rise of France. Will that be said of me?" Yes, history will say that of Churchill, who in 1946 delivered his "Iron Curtain" speech in Fulton, Mo., to decry Stalin's ...
Sources: Obama Administration to Drop Troop Levels in Iraq to 3000
Post Date: 2011-09-06 13:54:21 by Brian S
Fox News is reporting that President Barack Obama has decided to reduce the number of U.S. troops in Iraq to 3,000, and leave them in the country after the December 31st withdrawal deadline to provide additional assistance to the country. Under the status of forces agreement agreed to by President George W. Bush in 2008 and endorse by Obama, all U.S. troops were to leave country by the end of the year. The Iraqi government has requested that American forces stay after that date, as violence in that country has escalated in recent months. U.S. generals had requested nearly 27,000 troops to remain in Iraq to maintain stability a number brought down to 10,000 and ultimately 3,000, ...
Wikileaks Revelation on Iraqi Slaughter Imperils Extension of US Troops
Post Date: 2011-09-02 15:32:44 by Brian S
You can read Glenn Greenwald for the discussion of how all the Wikileaks cables got released in unredacted form, and the various culpability for this from Wikileaks, the Guardian newspaper, and others. I havent really followed that situation closely enough. What I do know is that the biggest revelation uncovered so far about a slaughter in Ishaqi, Iraq of civilians by US forces in 2006, has caused the Iraqi government to reopen the case: Iraqs government will reopen an investigation into a 2006 raid in which U.S. forces killed at least 11 Iraqi civilians, including women and children, a spokesman for Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki said Friday [...] Iraqis in the ...
More Than A Dozen Bombing And Shooting Attacks Struck Iraq Monday, Killing At Least 74 People And Wounding 247
Post Date: 2011-08-15 11:14:09 by Brian S
Baghdad (CNN) -- More than a dozen bombing and shooting attacks struck Iraq Monday, killing at least 74 people and wounding 247, officials with Iraq's Interior Ministry said. It was the worst wave of violence to strike the country in months, taking place on the halfway mark of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan. "Today's attacks are eerily similar to the stream of large scale, complex attacks that occurred here last year during Ramadan on Aug. 25," said Angela Funaro, spokeswoman for United States Forces-Iraq. Officials believe the attacks last year were perpetrated by al Qaeda in Iraq "to shake the public's confidence in the capabilities of the ISF (Iraqi ...
Iraq’s Vice President Says Pullout Of U.S. Troops Will ‘Improve Security’
Post Date: 2011-08-15 11:08:26 by Brian S
The year-end pullout of US forces will improve security in Iraq, Vice President Tareq al-Hashemi claimed Sunday, days after Iraqi leaders agreed to talk with Washington over a post-2011 training mission. Hashemi, a Sunni Muslim and one of two vice presidents whose positions are largely ceremonial, said a continued American military presence in Iraq would be "a problem, not a solution." He added that the US could provide training expertise for new defence equipment, but that other countries offered similar technology at lower prices. "The withdrawal of American combat forces will lead to an improvement in the security situation in Iraq by calming the concerns of ...
Donald Rumsfeld Torture Lawsuit Can Proceed, Judge Says
Post Date: 2011-08-04 10:09:09 by war
WASHINGTON -- A judge is allowing an Army veteran who says he was imprisoned unjustly and tortured by the U.S. military in Iraq to sue former Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld personally for damages. The veteran's identity is withheld in court filings, but he worked for an American contracting company as a translator for the Marines in the volatile Anbar province before being detained for nine months at Camp Cropper, a U.S. military facility near the Baghdad airport dedicated to holding "high-value" detainees. The government says he was suspected of helping get classified information to the enemy and helping anti-coalition forces enter Iraq. But he was never charged with ...
"That's what Gentiles are for", Gene Simmons
Post Date: 2011-07-24 01:07:08 by Jack
Human Rights Group Calls For Bush, Top Officials To Be Prosecuted For Torture
Post Date: 2011-07-12 17:23:44 by Brian S
A leading human rights group said Tuesday that former U.S. President George W. Bush and much of his cabinet should be thoroughly investigated for war crimes. The 107-page Human Rights Watch (HRW) report, "Getting Away with Torture: The Bush Administration and Mistreatment of Detainees," presented evidence that top U.S. officials are likely guilty of authorizing torture. Along with Bush, former Vice President Dick Cheney, former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, former CIA Director George Tenet are all suspected of criminal conduct. Former National Security Advisor Condoleeza Rice, former Attorney General John Ashcroft and the politically-appointed lawyers who crafted ...
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