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Underground railroad

August 27th, 2009 · No Comments

Published on Thursday, August 27, 2009 by GRITtv An Underground Railroad for Iraqi Women While President Obama’s declared an end date for Americans in the Iraq war, will it ever be that simple for Iraqis? We talk to Yanar Mohammed, President of the Organization of Women’s Freedom in Iraq and Yifat Susskind, communications director at […]

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Bread basket, basket case

July 18th, 2009 · No Comments

http://www.commondreams.org/headline/2009/07/18-2Published on Saturday, July 18, 2009 by McClatchy Newspapers Once World’s Bread Basket, Iraq Now a Farming Basket Case by Mike Tharp MISHKHAB, Iraq – Once the cradle of agriculture for civilization, the Land Between Two Rivers – the Tigris and Euphrates – has become a basket case for its farmers.

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Colonizing Iraq

July 11th, 2009 · No Comments

mxmail Colonizing Iraq The Obama Doctrine? By Michael Schwartz

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Who will control Iraq’s oil?

June 19th, 2009 · No Comments

“Who Knows, We Might Have to Start Importing Crude Oil…” Who Will Control Iraq’s Oil? By PATRICK COCKBURN Baghdad. Furious protests are threatening to undermine the Iraqi government’s plan to give international oil companies a stake in its giant oilfields in a desperate effort to increase its declining oil production and oil revenues. In less […]

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The Salvador option in Iraq

June 3rd, 2009 · No Comments

RG mail http://www.newstatesman.com/200605080016 The New Statesman 8 May 2006 John Pilger detects the Salvador Option

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Iraq Redux?

June 1st, 2009 · No Comments

RG mail http://www.truthout.org/052809M Iraq Redux? Obama Seeks Funds for Pakistan Super-Embassy by Saeed Shah and Warren P. Strobel McClatchy Newspapers: May 27, 2009 Islamabad – The U.S. is embarking on a $1 billion crash program to expand its diplomatic presence in Pakistan and neighboring Afghanistan, another sign that the Obama administration is making a costly, […]

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As long as a decade

May 27th, 2009 · No Comments

Published on Wednesday, May 27, 2009 by The Telegraph/UK US Army Prepared to Stay in Iraq for a Decade The Pentagon is prepared to remain in Iraq for as long as a decade despite an agreement between Washington and Baghdad that would bring all American troops home by 2012, according to the US army chief […]

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Dangers of collaboration

May 14th, 2009 · No Comments

RG mail http://www.truthout.org/050709J?n t r u t h o u t May 7, 2009 Laying the Groundwork for Violence by Dahr Jamail Throughout history, those who collaborate with the occupiers of their country tend to end up hung out to dry, or dead. The occupation of Iraq is no different – collaboration and the poison […]

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Road Out of Iraq

May 13th, 2009 · No Comments

The Limits of Occupation The Road Out of Iraq By BRIAN M. DOWNING A spate of bombings in Iraq has given rise in recent weeks to asking how long US troops must remain in the country.

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Historic day in Iraq

May 6th, 2009 · No Comments

RG mail http://informationclearinghouse.info/article22525.htm The Independent May 1, 2009 A Historic Day For Iraq But not in the way the British want to believe By Robert Fisk One hundred and seventy-nine dead soldiers. For what? 179,000 dead Iraqis? Or is the real figure closer to a million? We don’t know. And we don’t care. We never […]

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Occupation

May 2nd, 2009 · No Comments

http://dahrjamailiraq.com/occupying-hearts-and-minds Occupying Hearts and Minds by Dahr Jamail May 1st, 2009 One of the definitions of the word “occupation” is: the action, state, or period of occupying or being occupied by military force. Throughout history, areas or countries occupied by military force have always resisted, and this resistance has caused the occupier to devise more […]

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Leaving Iraq

April 21st, 2009 · 1 Comment

Pull Out of Iraq This Year By GEORGE McGOVERN President Obama holds my admiration with high hopes for his message of change in Washington. It is puzzling, however, that he has adopted most of the previous administration’s formula for dragging out the withdrawal of our troops from the mistaken war in Iraq for nearly three […]

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If only…

April 19th, 2009 · No Comments

RG mail If only the world had listened to him I wish I had met Tom Hurndall, a remarkable man of remarkable principle by Robert Fisk The Independent (March 28 2009) I don’t know if I met Tom Hurndall. He was one of a bunch of “human shields” who turned up in Baghdad just before […]

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Back to Old Ways

April 19th, 2009 · No Comments

RG mail The New York Times is proud that the USG has restored prostitution as well as gambling and consumption of drugs and alcohol in Baghdad to a Saddam-era level of prosperity. It’s so proud of it that it put it on the front page (burying an objection raised by an Iraqi human rights group […]

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Specter of Iraqi Civil War

April 18th, 2009 · No Comments

RG mail http://www.merip.org/mero/mero041709.html The Reawakened Specter of Iraqi Civil War Michael Wahid Hanna April 17, 2009 (Michael Wahid Hanna is program officer for international affairs at the Century Foundation in New York. He conducted research in Iraq in 2006 and 2008.) April has already been a cruel month in Iraq.

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Iraq interview

April 14th, 2009 · No Comments

http://i4.democracynow.org/2009/4/9/nir_rosen “We Didn’t Create a Paradise in Iraq; We Created a Hell” Independent Journalist Nir Rosen on 6th Anniversary of US Overthrow of Saddam Hussein.

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Did the surge succeed?

March 31st, 2009 · No Comments

RG mail http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/03/21/AR2009032102255.html Washington Post March 22, 2009 In Iraq, Chaos Feared as U.S. Closes Prison Ex-Inmates Reanimate Sunni, Shiite Militias By Anthony Shadid Washington Post Foreign Service Garma, Iraq — The release of hundreds of prisoners from Camp Bucca, a U.S.-run prison in southern Iraq, has facilitated the revival of Shiite militias and Sunni […]

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Iraq timeline

March 26th, 2009 · No Comments

http://counterpunch.org/porter03262009.html March 26, 2009 Despite Obama’s Promises, Combat Forces will Remain in Iraq The Big Con on Iraq By GARETH PORTER Despite President Barack Obama’s statement at Camp LeJeune, North Carolina Feb. 27 that he had “chosen a timeline that will remove our combat brigades over the next 18 months,” a number of Brigade Combat […]

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Iraq violence and Afghanistan

March 13th, 2009 · No Comments

RG mail http://www.mcclatchydc.com/227/story/63703.html McClatchy Newspapers March 10, 2009 Fears grow Iraq violence will doom Obama’s Afghan plan By Nancy A. Youssef and Sahar Issa | McClatchy Newspapers WASHINGTON — As the U.S. military begins to shift its focus to a new battle against extremists in Afghanistan, a recent spike in violence in Iraq has some […]

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The Iraq War will end

March 1st, 2009 · No Comments

This Is Huge: Obama Pledges No Residual Forces In Iraq After 2011 Posted by Chris Bowers, Open Left at 9:46 AM on February 27, 2009. The Iraq War will end.

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Non-Withdrawal Withdrawal Plan

February 25th, 2009 · No Comments

Orwell in Babylon Obama’s Non-Withdrawal Withdrawal Plan By CHRIS FLOYD It would be superfluous in us to point out that a plan to “end” a war which includes the continued garrisoning of up to 50,000 troops in a hostile land is, in reality, a continuation of that war, not its cessation. To produce such a […]

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Iraq withdrawal

February 25th, 2009 · No Comments

RG mail http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090224/ap_on_go_pr_wh/iraq_withdrawal/print Officials: Most troops out of Iraq in 18 months WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama plans to remove all U.S. combat troops from Iraq by August 2010, administration officials said Tuesday, ending the war three months later than he had promised during his presidential campaign.

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Iraq fraud

February 16th, 2009 · No Comments

A Theft Bigger Than Madoff Iraq Reconstruction: the Greatest Fraud in US History? By PATRICK COCKBURN In what could turn out to be the greatest fraud in US history, American authorities have started to investigate the alleged role of senior military officers in the misuse of $125bn (£88bn) in a US -directed effort to reconstruct […]

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Military defiant on Iraq pact

December 19th, 2008 · No Comments

Published on Friday, December 19, 2008 by Inter Press Service US Military Defiant on Key Terms of Iraqi Pact by Gareth Porter WASHINGTON – U.S. military leaders and Pentagon officials have made it clear through public statements and deliberately leaked stories in recent weeks that they plan to violate a central provision of the U.S.-Iraq […]

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