Not 3,000 people of Iraq are dead due to
Bush and Blair
Not 11,000 or 13,000 people of Iraq are dead, due to
Bush and Blair's war
Remember the 1st world war, when your
great-grandmothers weren't told?
Estimates now 15,000 people dead per month due to Bush, Blair and Brown, and maybe more
Civilian Death Toll in Iraq May Top 1 Million
September 14, 2007 by the Los Angeles Times
A British survey offers the highest estimate to date.
The figure from ORB, a British polling agency that has conducted several surveys in Iraq, followed statements this week from the U.S. military defending itself against accusations it was trying to play down Iraqi deaths to make its strategy appear successful.
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Estimated between 426,369 to 793,663 killed in Iraq since US Occupation
October 11, 2006
Since the 2003 American invasion, the figure breaks down to about 15,000 violent deaths a month.
The second study by researchers from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health uses samples of casualties from Iraqi households to extimate an overall figure of 601,027 Iraqis dead from violence between March 2003 and July 2006.
US occupation for oil raid
Baghdad  July, 2007
The new study is more representative, its researchers said, and the sampling is broader.
The study surveyed 1,849 Iraqi families in 47 different neighborhoods across Iraq with the selection of geographical areas in 18 regions across Iraq baseded on population size, not on the level of violence.
In the last week of September, the government barred the central morgue in Baghdad and the Health Ministry — the two main sources of information for civilian deaths — from releasing figures to the news media.
In October a note was issued from the government instructing officials not to release death totals to the UN.
The study uses a method similar to that employed in estimates of casualty figures in other conflict areas like Darfur and Congo.   It sought to measure the number of deaths that occurred as a result of the war.
The figure is not exhaustive.   A police official at Yarmouk Hospital in Baghdad who spoke on the condition of anonymity said he had seen nationwide counts provided to the hospital that indicated as many as 200 people a day were dying.
“We found deaths all over the country,” Gilbert Burnham, the principle author of the study said.   Baghdad was an area of medium violence in the country, he said.   The provinces of Diyala and Salahuddin, north of Baghdad, and Anbar to the west, all had higher death rates than the capital.
 US military attack, July 2007
Al-Maamel, Iraq
Weeps for loved one killed in US military raid, July 2007
Al-Maamel, Iraq
“Generally in wars, total casualties, which include wounded, crippled, and lost, are many times the number killed, often as high as ten times.
So while Americans, thirty years later, still weep at the Vietnam Memorial in Washington — a monument representing about sixty thousand deaths over ten years of war — they have inflicted on Iraq, in just three weeks, that same proportionate loss — all of them civilians.
With Iraq‘s population being less than ten percent that of the United States, such losses must be multiplied by ten to get some feel for their impact on the society.
Is this how a great power behaves in the early part of the 21st century?
Especially a power that enjoys reminding us at every opportunity — I suppose because it is so easy for the rest of the world, just watching its actions, to forget — that America stands for human rights and democratic principles?”
John Chuckman
 US military attack, July 2007
Al-Maamel, Iraq
Weep for loved one killed in US military raid, July 2007
Al-Maamel, Iraq
Saturday, 12 May 2007
Iraq's catalogue of death
By Robert Greenall
BBC News
There has been no bigger grey area in the Iraq conflict than the number of ordinary Iraqis killed and injured.
US forces in Falluja

The report on Iraq casulties says 37% of deaths in Iraq were caused by US-led forces
US forces in Falluja
The report says 37% of deaths were caused by US-led forces
More than 1,700 US and dozens of other coalition troops are known to have died. But the figures for civilian dead had never been more than rough estimates, ranging wildly from 10,000 to 100,000.
Figures for the injured and for people killed in what has been described as a surge in criminal activity since the invasion were simply unavailable.
A report by the UK-based group Iraq Body Count (IBC), in combination with the Oxford Research Group, says it aims to remove some of the uncertainty by producing the most detailed picture yet of civilian casualties in the two years since the 2003 invasion.
The goal of the IBC is to fill the information vacuum, it says, with a comprehensive analysis of over 10,000 press and media reports.
It describes the death toll as the "forgotten cost" of the decision to go to war.
But some critics have questioned the groups' methods of compiling statistics, and indeed the ability to produce reliable data.
The Iraqi government has already responded by describing the report's results as "mistaken".
The US and UK governments, meanwhile, have always maintained that chaos in the war-torn country has made it impossible to gain accurate information
Our data has been extracted from a comprehensive analysis of over 10,000 press and media reports... Our accounting is not complete: only an in-depth, on-the-ground census could come close to achieving that
'Few excuses'
Middle East analyst Toby Dodge told the BBC that reports like this were bound to be sketchy.
"It's on the conservative side, if anything it underestimates the casualty figures," he said.
The report attempts to show that Western governments are at least partly wrong in their assertion that counting bodies is futile.
"Nearly two-and-a-half years on, neither the US or UK have begun to systematically measure the impact of their actions in terms of human lives destroyed," Professor John Sloboda, one of the authors of the report, said.
"Our report has shown that what is lacking is not the capacity to do this work but the will.
"The internet has proved an essential tool for the research, Professor Sloboda adds.
"This is in fact a new type of research on war and its effects, research which would have been impossible to conduct without the World Wide Web and search engines," he said.
Shock and awe invasions using massive air power and overwhelming force caused a far higher concentration of deaths, injuries and child fatalities than even the intense insurgency we are experiencing now
Professor John Sloboda
Author of report

'Higher concentration of death'
The report — A Dossier on Civilian Casualties in Iraq, 2003-2005 — provides a grim catalogue of death and injury.
A total of 24,865 civilians were reported killed in the first two years of the conflict, beginning with the invasion, almost 20% of them women or children.
This means approximately one in every 1,000 Iraqis has been killed since March 2003.
The report's assertion that 37% of deaths were caused by the US-led forces may cause dismay among Western governments, especially as only 9% are attributed to insurgents.
But even if another 11% attributed to "unknown agents" is included in the second figure, the report says coalition forces are still the main cause of death.
The US-led coalition maintains that it has never targeted civilians, while insurgents quite clearly do.Professor Sloboda accepts this argument, but says the dossier's data proves that precision-guided weapons — even if targeted elsewhere — do far more harm to civilians than hand-held firearms.
"Shock and awe invasions using massive air power and overwhelming force caused a far higher concentration of deaths, injuries and child fatalities than even the intense insurgency we are experiencing now," he said.
"This is a fact which must be taken on board if hearts and minds are ever to be won back."
Scene of recent attack in Baghdad
Almost half of all recorded deaths occurred in Baghdad
Child victims
The report builds up a picture of who the victims were — where and when they were killed or injured, what weapons were used against them and by whom and — where known — what their names, professions, genders and ages were.
The result suggests that no sector of Iraqi society has escaped violent death.
Some conclusions make especially sober reading — for instance that children made up almost half the victims of air attacks, but only 6% of those from small-arms fire.
Unexploded ordnance such as cluster bombs have proved the most lethal for children, because of their curiosity about foreign objects.
The report also details the media which reported the casualties and the sources they used — from eyewitnesses to mortuaries — all, it says, rigorously checked by the project's 20-odd volunteer staff.
Injuries
And while the dossier obviously records well-reported deaths like those from suicide attacks or roadside bombs, it also covers a less-known source of violence — criminal killings.
LOCATION OF IRAQI CIVILIAN DEATHS
Civilian deaths have been reported throughout Iraq
But 77% (19,215) of them occurred in 12 towns and cities
Baghdad alone accounted for almost half of all deaths
Falluja had the second highest loss of life after the capital
Only reports of mortuary records have allowed the IBC to reveal the "extraordinary levels" that this form of violence has reached, it says.
Around 14 people died every month in criminal-related violence before the invasion — over 372 more have died every month since.
The dossier has recorded 42,500 wounded (the actual count, not an estimate), but this is based only on reports of deaths where the numbers of injured could also be determined.
It estimates that approximately 12,500 more injuries have gone unrecorded.
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One of the most effective ways I found was to follow the bulldozers and construction machinery.
Karradah neighborhood
Baghdad, Iraq
I was in Iraq to research the so-called reconstruction.
And what struck me most was the absence of reconstruction machinery, of cranes and bulldozers, in downtown Baghdad.
I expected to see reconstruction all over the place.
I saw bulldozers in military bases.
I saw bulldozers in the Green Zone, where a huge amount of construction was going on, building up Bechtel’s headquarters and getting the new U.S. embassy ready.
There was also a ton of construction going on at all of the U.S. military bases.
But, on the streets of Baghdad, the former ministry buildings are absolutely untouched.
They hadn’t even cleared away the rubble, let alone started the reconstruction process.
The one crane I saw in the streets of Baghdad was hoisting an advertising billboard.
One of the surreal things about Baghdad is that the old city lies in ruins, yet there are these shiny new billboards advertising the glories of the global economy.
                          To rebel is right, to disobey is a duty, to act is necessary !
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         The abaya (tunic) she wears cannot hide the shaking           
Wednesday 17th November 2004
Inside Fallujah: one family’s diary of terror
Last week the US launched a major offensive on Fallujah using heavy artillery, bulldozers and tanks. The target was insurgents, but here one family reveals the horror of being caught in the conflict
Image of Fallujah

Image: bellaciao
by Dahr Jamail
She weeps while telling the story.   The abaya (tunic) she wears cannot hide the shaking of her body as waves of grief roll through her.   “I cannot get the image out of my mind of her foetus being blown out of her body.”
Muna Salim’s sister, Artica, was seven months’ pregnant when two rockets from US warplanes struck her home in Fallujah on November 1.
Eight members of her family perished
“My sister Selma and I only survived because we were staying at our neighbours’ house that night,” Muna continued, unable to reconcile her survival while eight members of her family perished during the pre-assault bombing of Fallujah that had dragged on for weeks.
Khalid, one of their brothers who was also killed in the attack, has left behind a wife and five young children.
“There were no fighters in our area, so I don’t know why they bombed our home,” said Muna.   “When it began there were full assaults from the air and tanks attacking the city, so we left from the eastern side of Fallujah and came to Baghdad.”
Countless US air strikes
Selma, Muna’s 41-year-old sister, told of horrific scenes in the city which has become the centre of resistance in Iraq over the last few months.   She described houses that had been razed by countless US air strikes, where the stench of decaying bodies swirled around the city on the dry, dusty winds.
“The bombed houses had collapsed and covered the bodies, and nobody could get to them because people were too afraid to drive a bulldozer,” she explained, throwing her hands into the air in despair.
“Even for people to walk out of their houses is impossible in Fallujah because of the snipers.”
Both sisters described a nightmarish existence inside the city where fighters controlled many areas, food and medicine were often in short supply, and the thumping concussions of US bombs had become a daily reality.
Water also was often in short supply, and electricity a rarity.
Israel army destroy huts
Hathaleen area south of Hebron,
West Bank
Houses near Jewish settlement
75 Palestinians displaced
Like many families cowered down inside Fallujah they ran a small generator when they could afford the fuel.
“Even when the bombs were far away, glasses would fall off our shelves and break,” said Muna.   “None of us could sleep as during the night it was worse.”
While going to the market in the middle of the day to find food, the sisters said they felt terrorised by US warplanes, which often roared over the sprawling city.
“The jets flew over so much,” said Selma, “but we never knew when they would strike the city.”
The women described a scene of closed shops, mostly empty streets, and terrorised residents wandering around the city not knowing what to do.
“Fallujah was like a ghost town most of the time,” described Muna.   “Most families stayed inside their houses all the time, only going out for food when they had to.”
Tanks often attacked the outskirts of the city in skirmishes with resistance fighters, adding to the chaos and unrest.
Attack helicopters rattling low over the desert were especially terrifying, criss-crossing over the city and firing rockets into the centre.
While recounting their family’s traumatic experiences over the last few weeks, from their uncle’s home in Baghdad, each of the sisters often paused, staring at the ground as if lost in the images before adding more detail.
Their 65-year-old mother, Hadima, was killed in the bombing, as was their brother Khalid, who was an Iraqi police captain.   Their sister Ka’ahla and her 22-year-old son also died.
Israel army destroy Bedouin homes
Hathaleen area south of Hebron, West Bank
Homes near Jewish settlement
75 Palestinians displaced
Voice now almost emotionless
“Our situation was like so many in Fallujah,” said Selma, continuing, her voice now almost emotionless and matter of fact. The months of living in terror are etched on her face.
“So many people could not leave because they had nowhere to go, and no money.”
Adhra’a, another of their sisters, and Samr, Artica’s husband, were also among the victims.
Samr had a PhD in religious studies.
Four-year-old son, Amorad, who died with his parents
Artica and Samr had a four-year-old son, Amorad, who died with his parents and his unborn brother or sister.
The two sisters managed to flee the city from the eastern side, carefully making their way through the US military cordon which, for the most part, encircled the area.
As they left, they witnessed a scene that was full assaults on their city from US warplanes and tanks.
“Why was our family bombed?” pleaded Muna, tears streaming down her cheeks, “There were never any fighters in our area.”
"I'm dying, I'm dying"
BBC  BAGHDAD  September 12, 2004
Fighting broke out at around 0500 (0100 GMT) on Haifa Street, on the western side of the Tigris River.
A US armoured vehicle caught fire and its four crew members were evacuated with minor injuries.
When a crowd gathered to celebrate, a US helicopter gunship opened fire with missiles and machine-guns.
Two children and a journalist for an Arabic TV news channel, al-Arabiyya, were among those killed.
Al-Arabiya later broadcast a video showing its employee, Mazen al-Tumeizi, preparing to make a report.
He is then struck by an explosion and doubles over, screaming "I'm dying, I'm dying".
An Iraqi cameraman working for Reuters news agency was also injured.
BAGHDAD    Reuters    September 12, 2004 — Witnesses said a U.S. helicopter fired at a group of Iraqis crowded round a burning Bradley.
Reuters Television images showed Iraqis running for cover shortly before a blast felled Al Arabiya producer Mazen Tomeizi.
The Palestinian, who was working for the Dubai-based TV channel, died soon afterwards.
Reuters cameraman Seif Fouad, who had been recording the scene, was also injured in the explosion.
"Mazen's blood was on my camera and face," Fouad said from his hospital bed.
He said his friend screamed at him for help: "Seif, Seif! I'm going to die. I'm going to die."
The U.S. military said two of its helicopters opened fire after coming under attack from the crowd.
Reuters television footage showed no evidence of shooting from the ground.
"As the helicopters flew over the burning Bradley they received small-arms fire from the insurgents in vicinity of the vehicle," a military statement said.
"Clearly within the rules of engagement, the helicopters returned fire destroying some anti-Iraqi forces in the vicinity of the Bradley."
Earlier, the U.S. military had said a helicopter destroyed the vehicle "to prevent looting and harm to the Iraqi people" after four U.S. soldiers were lightly wounded in the attack on the Bradley.
AP    September 12, 2004    Iraq — Maimed and lifeless bodies of young men and boys lay in the street as the stricken U.S. vehicle was engulfed in flames and thick black smoke.
Across the city, at least 104 people were wounded in explosions and barrages, the Health Ministry said.
A Bradley fighting vehicle rushing down Haifa Street, a major traffic artery near the Green Zone, to assist a U.S. patrol disabled by a car bomb about 6:50 a.m., the U.S. military said.
Two Bradley crewmen were wounded in the attack and four more were injured by grenade and small arms fire as they fled the vehicle, the military said.
Jubilant fighters, curiosity seekers and young boys swarmed around the burning vehicle, dancing, cheering and hurling firebombs.
Several young men placed a black and yellow banner of Tawhid and Jihad in the barrel of the Bradley's main gun.
Fearing the crowd would loot the vehicle of weapons and ammunition, the Americans called for air support, and as U.S. Army helicopters flew over the burning Bradley "they received small-arms fire from the insurgents in vicinity of the vehicle," a military statement said.
The helicopters "fired upon the anti-Iraqi forces and the Bradley preventing the loss of sensitive equipment and weapons," the military said in a statement.
"An unknown number of insurgents and Iraq civilians were wounded or killed in the incident," which is under investigation.
Health Ministry official Saad al-Amili said 13 people were killed and 61 wounded on Haifa street, though it was not clear how many were killed in the helicopter strike. Scattered shoes, pools of fresh blood and debris littered the street.
"We were standing near the destroyed vehicle when the helicopter started firing, so we rushed to safety in a nearby building," Alaa Hassan, 24, said from his hospital bed.
"I went back to the scene to help the wounded people when the helicopter fired again and I was hit in the chest."
www.DemocracyNow.org    September 13, 2004
AMY GOODMAN:
  We turn now to Patrick Cockburn of The Independent newspaper.   He's in Baghdad.   Welcome to Democracy Now!.  
Can you tell us what has happened this weekend.
PATRICK COCKBURN:   Well, as you said, this has been a very bloody weekend, and it's with people being killed all over Iraq, and right in the center of Baghdad.
Yesterday in the Haifa Street, which is only a few hundred yards from the so-called Green Zone, which is the headquarters of the American interim Iraqi government headquarters, 13 people were killed, including a television — Arab television correspondent actually killed on-air when a U.S. — two U.S. helicopters fired rockets into a crowd.
There is an air of violence throughout the whole city and indeed throughout the whole country.
AMY GOODMAN:   Patrick, can you describe in more detail what happened with the crowd that was gathered around the Bradley vehicle, the U.S. soldiers already evacuated from it.
Why did the U.S. attack by helicopter, and what exactly happened with the people, including the al-Arabiya journalist?
PATRICK COCKBURN:   I think this has been misreported somewhat, going by people I have talked to who were wounded in the attack and have come from the area.
What seems to have happened was this.
This is a very tough area, Sunni-Moslem, very much against the occupation.
Around 8 in the morning, a U.S. Bradley fighting vehicle was hit by a bomb and six U.S. Soldiers were wounded, not very badly.
The Bradley was hit and then about an hour later people came out.
There were children climbing on the Bradley waving flags.
Then the — it was somewhat after, quite a long time after the Bradley had been hit by the bomb that the helicopters attacked, and really it was pretty quiet at the time.
You could see that from the video of the television correspondent who was killed that nothing much was happening, and then suddenly out of the blue rockets started raining down.
AMY GOODMAN:   Yes.   And the al Arabiya journalist, actually being filmed with his report by the Reuters cameraman?
PATRICK COCKBURN:   He had been going to work, the Arabiya correspondent, and saw that there was some turmoil and got out of his car.
Obviously, he was not wearing a flak jacket and he was just about to beginning his report when the rocket landed and struck him in the back and killed him pretty well instantly.
But I have talked to many of the other people in the hospital, who were just people going to work.
People who don’t even necessarily come from that area, but use that — walk down that street in the center of Baghdad to get to their work.
AMY GOODMAN:   Patrick Cockburn the Pentagon in defense of what it had done, a military spokesperson said, U.S. troops fired on the Bradley, “for the safety of the people around it.”
PATRICK COCKBURN:   Well, I mean, that's pretty — an amazing thing to say, because what we have is not contested by anybody that 13 people are dead and 41 are wounded, most of them in this attack.
It's difficult to see, also, why firing at the Bradley would make it safe for these people.
But in any case, if you look at the video of the al Arabiya correspondent who was killed, you can see that he's standing about 150 yards from the Bradley and it was here that the rockets landed.
It wasn't actually close.
They were aiming for the Bradley and they certainly missed it and fired straight into the crowd.
There shouldn't be any doubt about this, because sadly, we have film of the moment that the rockets landed killing all these people.
AMY GOODMAN:   We're talking to Patrick Cockburn, he writes for The Independent newspaper of Britain.
Why does the U.S. try to destroy its own vehicles once they have been hit?
Even if — I mean, there's no people in them?
PATRICK COCKBURN:   The reason they put forward is that they wanted to destroy the arms and ammunition on board of the vehicle, which had been abandoned in the middle of Haifa Street.
But again, this is peculiar to do this from the air because when this vehicle was hit by a bomb, they removed the wounded.
And it would have been quite easy to, you know, — if you wanted to destroy the vehicle at that stage safely to simply put an explosive charge or grenade inside, which I have seen done in Baghdad before.
But it's pretty amazing to wait and then attack your own vehicle from the air when there are crowds around it.
And in this case, you don't even hit the vehicle.
You fire your rockets 150 yards away.
AMY GOODMAN:   Patrick Cockburn, what about Tal Afar near the Syrian border?
PATRICK COCKBURN:   This is a very strange and mysterious episode, because you have to realize that Tal Afar is a peculiar place.
It is not inhabited by Arabs, it's not inhabited by Kurds.
It is inhabited by the Turkmen minority, and it's not a place that you would expect to be a base for resistance against the U.S. or the Iraqi government.
I do know that the government of Turkey, which has protective role over the Turkmens — the Turkmens here — believe that there's really an ethnic war going on there between the Turkmens and Kurds.
It's part of the ethnic complexity of Iraq, and that the U.S. has weighed in on the Kurdish side because it's allied to the Kurds.
The idea that this place could be a base for Ba'athists or anybody else in the resistance is — looks unlikely because it's not an Arab town.
It's a Turkmen town.
AMY GOODMAN:   Patrick Cockburn, anything else you'd like to add before we go as you report from Baghdad on this well — well, one of the bloodiest weekends since the occupation began?
PATRICK COCKBURN:   I think that there is a point, which should be made, which compared to six months ago that the U.S. army it's a war on two fronts.
It used to be from after the invasion and occupation that they were fighting Sunni-Muslim guerrillas in the so called Sunni-triangle and the provinces around Baghdad.
It was a war that was substantial, but it was still in a confined part of the country.
This is now changed, and it's a war not only with the Sunnis but with Shia fighters as well.
So, it's a war that now ranges up and down Iraq, which is a country about the size of California.
So it's — it's much bigger than what we were looking at even a year ago or even six months ago.
AMY GOODMAN:   Patrick Cockburn, I want to thank you for being with us, of The Independent, newspaper talking to us from Baghdad, Iraq.   This is Democracy Now!
Aljazeera.net    September 12, 2004
   Witnesses: Apache fired on crowd —
Most of the young Iraqi men and boys mingling around the burning wreckage of a US armoured car in Baghdad were unfazed by the clattering of an American helicopter gunship overhead.
Moments later they were under fire.
Some had pointed to the Apache helicopter.
Others jogged slowly from the burning Bradley fighting vehicle, which the US military said had been set ablaze by a bomb.
None expected it would shoot at them.
Standing next to him, Fuad's colleague and friend Mazin Tumaizi, a producer for Dubai-based al-Arabiya, was killed as he prepared to give a stand-up piece to camera.
"I looked at the sky and saw a helicopter at very low altitude", Fouad said. "Just moments later I saw a flash of light from the Apache. Then a strong explosion", he said.
Unarmed civilans
The first explosion sent Fuad crashing to the ground.
"Mazen's blood was on my camera and face," Fuad said.
Tumaizi screamed to Fuad for help: "Saif, Saif! I'm going to die. I'm going to die."
A second blast hit some 15 seconds later, lodging shrapnel in Fuad's leg and waist as he was trying to pull Tumaizi from danger.
Fouad's camera, its lens stained with blood, filmed the chaos.
The US military said the Bradley's crew of four were slightly wounded by the bomb and had been evacuated from the scene.
"Air support destroyed the Bradley fighting vehicle to prevent looting and harm to the Iraqi people," the US military said in a statement.
Reuters footage showed the crowd to be made up of unarmed boys and men, two of whom were standing on top of the Bradley.
Some had been celebrating the destruction of the armoured car.
Others were discussing what had happened and quietly watching the Bradley burn, sending thick black smoke into the sky.
Then the attack began.
       Violence spreads to all of Iraq  —  UK Independent News    
Thursday 5th May 2005
In the face of a full-scale civil war in Iraq, says a source close to the U.S. military, Bush intends to go it alone.
"Our policy is to make Iraq a colony," he says.   "We won’t let go."
According to U.S. officials, the resistance attacks are being aided by an extensive network of informers.
Insurgents, apparently making use of engineers and former insiders, have been able to hit oil installations and power plants expertly, foiling U.S. efforts to sustain Iraqi oil exports and to provide electricity and water to Iraqi cities.
"They have tentacles that reach all through the new government and the new military," Lt. Gen. Walter Buchanan, who commands U.S. air forces in the Persian Gulf, admitted recently.
The new government is not only powerless to stop the attacks by insurgents, it is dominated by the same clique of warlords and exiles who lobbied the Pentagon to go to war in the first place, many of whom have close ties to the warring camps that control vast parts of the country.
"In the Arab world, Iraq is seen as a zone of chaos in a pre-civil-war situation, held together only by the U.S. occupation," says Chas Freeman, who served as U.S. ambassador to Saudi Arabia under Bush’s father.
A brief survey of the three major forces in Iraq — Shiites in the south, Sunnis in the center and Kurds in the north — makes clear the sharp divisions that threaten to blow the country apart:
The Shiites: The Bush administration’s plan for reconstruction envisioned the Shiites — the majority population long oppressed by Saddam Hussein — as the chief power in a democratic Iraq.
The United Iraqi Alliance, a Shiite party backed by Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, won a majority in the new national assembly.
But a militant bloc of fundamentalist Shiites has been using its newfound strength — and its street thugs — to forcibly impose Islamic law throughout the southern half of Iraq.
Militias loyal to rival Shiite factions are blowing up liquor stores and movie theaters, forcing women to wear ultraconservative Islamic dress and assassinating secular officials and other opponents.
...The Mahdi, which battled U.S. forces during two major uprisings last year, is fiercely loyal to the charismatic and fanatical cleric Muqtada al-Sadr, the scion of a leading fundamentalist Shiite family.
Al-Sadr’s militia, hammered in last year’s clashes, is quickly rebuilding with new recruits armed with machine guns, rocket launchers and rocket-propelled grenades.
It now controls a big chunk of Basra, Iraq’s only port and second-largest city, along with Kut, Amarah, Nasariyah and the huge eastern district of Baghdad known as Sadr City.
In April, al-Sadr organized a rally of 300,000 people to demand that U.S. troops leave Iraq.
The Mahdi Army’s main rival for power among the Shiites is the Badr Brigade, which has an estimated 20,000 men under arms.
Badr is run by the Supreme Council for the Islamic Revolution in Iraq, which was founded by Ayatollah Khomeini in Iran and trained by his Revolutionary Guards.
SCIRI’s leaders still have close ties to Iran, even though many of its officials have been elected to the new Iraqi parliament.
The hard-line group is powerful in Iraq’s two holy cities, Najaf and Karbala, and controls another chunk of Basra.
Other Shiite forces include the Dawa Islamic Party, whose chieftain, Ibrahim al-Jaafari, is Iraq’s new prime minister. Dawa was an underground terrorist organization in Iraq from the 1960s through the 1980s, and militants linked to the group attacked the U.S. and French embassies in Kuwait in 1983.
While the State Department says it has no evidence to connect al-Jaafari himself to any terrorist acts, those who study the group suspect that Dawa also gets support from Iran.
"They’ve been spreading money to everyone," says Juan Cole, an expert on Shiism at the University of Michigan.
The Sunnis: In central Iraq, millions of formerly dominant Sunnis opted out of the elections for the new government, which they see as being almost entirely in the hands of southern Shiites and northern Kurds.
There are now several dozen Sunni organizations fighting the U.S. occupation, broadly divided into two camps: mainstream, secular Arab nationalists who served as military officers and Baath Party leaders under Saddam, and Islamist fundamentalists, including extremists associated with Abu Musab Zarqawi.
Most of the attacks on American forces — the roadside IEDs, mortar strikes and full-scale assaults — have been conducted by the mainstream resistance, who are intent on driving out the U.S.
They have brought down helicopters, destroyed at least eighty of the Abrams tanks that are the mainstay of the U.S. occupation, and mounted large-scale actions involving scores of fighters, such as the April attacks on the Abu Ghraib prison and at Al Qaim near the Syrian border.
In one recent incident, car bombs exploded simultaneously in front of and behind a U.S. convoy, which then came under intense fire from automatic weapons wielded by snipers inside abandoned buildings along the route.
To make matters worse, the Kurds have set their sights on Kirkuk, a multi-ethnic city that sits atop Iraq’s vast northern oil fields.
Even though the city lies outside of Kurdistan, Talabani calls it "the Jerusalem of Kurdistan," and Barzani says, "We are ready to fight and to sacrifice our souls to preserve its identity."
The Kurds are already engaging in some brutal expulsions of Arabs from the city.
"They’re doing their own ethnic cleansing, and it’s dirty stuff," says Judith Yaphe, a former CIA analyst on Iraq.
A full-scale Kurdish takeover, however, would be resisted by Arabs and Turks in Kirkuk.
...Even Fallujah, a city of 300,000 that was virtually obliterated in a U.S. blitz last fall, is quietly re-emerging as a center of resistance.
Fallujah’s mayor, in the circumspect language of one U.S. official, is "doing some things not positive in nature."
Meanwhile, the city of Mosul has become the newest hotbed of the insurgency.
Last fall, during an attack by insurgents there, thousands of Iraqi police melted away at the first sign of violence.
"I went from 2,000 police to 50," a U.S. commander on the scene told reporters.
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37,000 — 100,000 — 150,000, the British and Americans dare not count the deaths caused by Bush and Blair.
Bush and Blair began this war on the Iraq people but the U.S. Congress and U.K. Parliament approved and still approve.
The people of Britain and the U.S. in their lack of outrage, in their acquiescence and support, are responsible.
They are responsible for allowing it, and continuing it.
CHECHNYA, NORTH OSSETIA, INGUSHETIA

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Kremlin's man wins Chechen poll
Alkhanov has already been marked for death by rebels
Moscow-backed candidate Alu Alkhanov, the region's top police official, has won presidential elections in Russia's troubled republic of Chechnya.
The electoral commission announced that Mr Alkhanov had received nearly 74% of the vote in the poll against six other candidates, reports said.
Mr Alkhanov, 47, was widely expected to win after his main challenger Malik Saidullayev was barred from standing.
“"I will not go to vote... Chechnya does not choose the president, Moscow appoints him,” one woman, who gave her name only as Isa, told Reuters news agency at a Chechen refugee camp in Ingushetia.
            
An earlier 'election'
Saturday, 11 October, 2003
Chechnya's 'free and fair' poll
By Steve Rosenberg
BBC correspondent in Chechnya
Last Sunday's presidential election in Chechnya was won by pro-Moscow leader Akhmad Kadyrov.
The vote is part of Moscow's plans to stabilise the troubled republic, but human rights groups dismissed it as a farce and international bodies raised questions over its legitimacy.
Salih Sadir

Russian soldiers guard polling station in Chechnya

Guns were everywhere on election day
Russian soldiers guard polling station in Chechnya
Guns were everywhere on election day
When the bus drew up outside our hotel, it was clear this was going to be no ordinary guided tour.
For a start, the bus was accompanied by an armoured personnel carrier and a unit of elite Russian troops.
They sat on top of the APC looking menacing, with their black balaclavas and Kalashnikovs.
We jumped on the bus.
Our tour guide was a man from the Kremlin. Before the excursion began, he gave the group of journalists one useful tip.
"Whatever we tell you to do," he said, "You do it. And don't put a step out of line!"
And with that, the bus moved off. Destination — Chechnya.
The elections we were about to witness were — according to Moscow — free and fair.
Nerve-wracking
But foreign journalists are not free to move around Chechnya.
At least Kadyrov's someone we know... we haven't got a clue about any of the rest
Voter in Chechnya
Being part of an official Kremlin excursion is the only way to get in and get around, although we were well aware that we would probably only get to see what our minders, and the Russian military, wanted us to.
Half an hour later, we passed the last checkpoint in the neighbouring Russian republic of Ingushetia and crossed into Chechnya.
From then on the journey became rather nerve-wracking.
The road we were travelling on had come under regular attack so a military jeep drove out in front, jamming the frequencies used in radio-controlled mines.
At last we made it safely to the first stop — a polling station in the village of Sernovodsk.
It did not look like any polling station I had ever seen — more like an army camp.
Dominant face
There were guns everywhere. Russian troops and pro-Moscow Chechen police filled the courtyard, guarding from attacks by Chechen rebels.
Empty polling station in Chechnya

In many places polling stations were empty
Empty polling station in Chechnya
In many places polling stations were empty
Inside the building a small group of elderly Chechen men and women were voting.
There were seven candidates to choose from. Everyone we spoke to said they supported the Kremlin's choice, Akhmad Kadyrov, the man Moscow appointed three years ago to run the republic.
"At least Kadyrov's someone we know," one voter told me. "We haven't got a clue about any of the rest."
There was — it turned out — a good reason for that.
And it became increasingly clear as we drove on through Chechnya.
Wherever we went, there was one face which stared down at us from walls and lamp-posts, advertising hoardings and apartment blocks: Akhmad Kadyrov.
Some of his campaign posters showed him shaking hands with Vladimir Putin — more evidence that he had received the Kremlin's backing.
Troops, not voters
There were no pictures, though, of Mr Kadyrov's three main rivals — they had all withdrawn or been removed from the ballot well in advance — making victory for the gruff, tough-talking Mr Kadyrov almost certain.
This conflict's going to last a long, long time... one election's not going to change that
Russian soldier
At the next polling station in the town of Achkhoi Martan, there seemed to be more troops hanging around than voters.
In fact, I could not see anyone taking part in the ballot at all.
Still, that did not stop the local election chief boasting that the turnout was high.
"But where is everybody?" I asked, slightly puzzled.
He did not know, he said, a little embarrassed, and scurried away.
Unconvinced, we drove on through more towns and villages which had been reduced to ruins by nearly a decade of violence.
Election, or show?
In some places it seemed as if there was not a single building which had not been damaged by bullets or bombs.
Akhmad Kadyrov

In the end Kadyrov got more than 80% of the vote
Akhmad Kadyrov
In the end Kadyrov got more than 80% of the vote
By now the election was beginning to look more and more like a show.
At one polling station we were greeted by a group of exhaustingly energetic folk dancers who, with smiles as broad as Chechnya's River Terek, leapt around the yard, stamping their feet in time with accordions and drums.
But, inside — once again — there was a distinct lack of voter activity.
By evening we had reached the Russian army base in the Chechen capital, Grozny.
During our two-day stay there we were not allowed to leave — except to hear the election results announced at a press conference the next day.
There was not much suspense — everyone knew who was going to win, but by how much?
Unresolved conflict
In the end Akhmad Kadyrov, it turned out, had won more than 80% of the vote.
It had been a truly democratic election — well, at least that is what the string of officials said up on the podium.
Maybe they just had not heard the widespread accounts of vote rigging, intimidation and ballot stuffing.
Our tour over, it was time to go home.
As the bus made its way slowly out of Chechnya, I turned to one of the Russian special troops sitting opposite.
"So, what do you think?" I asked. "Will there be peace now in Chechnya?"
He smiled. And then he shook his head.
"This conflict's going to last a long, long time," he told me.
"One election's not going to change that."
PALESTINE — Where the Third World War begins — and ends
“U.S. Troops Have To Leave Now
And We Will Take Care Of Iraq”

www.counterpunch.org    August 21, 2004    Yanar Mohammed
Excerpts —
Life in Baghdad in these days is nerve wracking. It is so hard to keep your sanity through one more night of bombing.
The explosions, the machine guns all around your house at night, the many times you jump up and down because it feels as if the last gun shot came from your own bedroom.
Nobody deserves to live like this.
Al Jazeera TV bombards us with the numbers and scenes of those of us who are killed each day:
The children who don't have the slightest idea why they are dying.
The women holding their heads unable to understand how their babies meant nothing to those who bombed them in the last air raid.
Hundreds of families in Al Thawra city are unable to buy meat for their meals because they haven't worked for many days now.
All the shops are closed in their area because it happens that the "holy" Al-Mahdi Army chose their streets and their neighborhoods as a battlefield against the American occupiers.
People have no income and definitely no prospects; the young men are recruited (by al-Sadr's army) for a monthly salary of 200$.
They have only one way of getting by; take a few magic capsules from this sheet and the world will turn rosy as you are fighting to realize the will of God.
"Capsuling" (or cabsala as they call it in Arabic) is a drug habit that has spread in Iraq over the last few years, only now it has become an epidemic addiction that the Al Mahdi Army thrives on.
It turns thousands of young men into addicts of drugs, violence and fanaticism.
Military helicopters took to the skies around our buildings at dawn this morning after the machine guns went quiet.
The beautiful skyline over the river was filled with black Apachee helicopters, flying so low you could see the drivers and of course you could feel your heart beat in a way you are not familiar with.
Fear takes so many forms in this city that a heart attack awaits you around the corner at any time during the day or night.
After a whole day of bombs pounding the entire area, and us running around in the deserted streets and reaching home to lock the doors behind us; it was time to watch some tv.
The person in charge of the national assembly came on tv to give us his speech.
If there is one thing these American puppets have learned well from their masters: it is the art of LYING.
"We achieved a great success today. The democratic process in on the way. Although some of our friends were unable to attend for their own personal reasons, still, it all went well and eventually everyone will be represented in Iraq."
We all just stared at each other in disgust and wondered what he meant by this word 'everyone'.
As far as we knew, none of the serious activists or politicians who work towards ending deprivation and discrimination were even invited to this assembly in the first place.
www.DemocracyNow.org    September 13, 2004
Yanar Mohammed
, Director of The Organization of Women's Freedom (OWFI), a group that works to stop the atrocities against Iraqi women and defend their rights.
One of the organization's main projects is the development of a battered women's shelter in Baghdad to protect women who are fleeing from violence and "honor killings."
In addition, she serves as the Editor-in-Chief of the Equality newspaper (Al-Mousawat)
AMY GOODMAN: After this weekend, one of the bloodiest since the occupation began, can you respond?
YANAR MOHAMMED: We came out with our opinion in Baghdad. We had our demonstration on the fourth of this month, and we said we need safe streets for women.
Our recognition of why it's unsecure is because the occupation is still there, the U.S. troops, and that is attracting all sorts of terrorism from all over the world.
Now, our cities, our neighborhoods have turned into daily battlefields between the U.S. troops and the military resistance.
Women cannot leave their homes for work, for studying, for even the streets have turned into unsafe places because of the inhumane practices against women by the rising Islamism.
And it's not safe anymore.
That's why we demanded for the immediate leaving of the U.S. troops from Iraq as a prerequisite for any change towards peace.
What we see now happening in Iraq are consecutive failures, one after the other, for the U.S. administration.
They just cannot make it work.
Whatever government they're bringing is totally rejected by the people, and all kinds of opposition to it, political opposition and other kind of opposition that's military.
Some of it is local, but some of it is coming from abroad.
Because of their holy jihad against the Americans, we are paying the price, and Iraqis are being killed by hundreds every day.
We think this needs to stop, and there's no way it can stop if the U.S. troops do not leave.
Some people would say, “How would you have security if there is no army to protect you?”
We tell them there is nothing worse than what we are facing now.
Hundreds of innocent civilians being killed every day is something that we don't want to see anymore.
U.S. troops have to leave now, immediately. And we will take care of Iraq.
AMY GOODMAN: We're talking to Yanar Mohammed, who is a woman's rights advocate in Iraq, has just come from there.
As you hear the description of what took place this weekend, both in Baghdad as well as in Tal Afar near the Syrian border.
Your father is from there?
YANAR MOHAMMED: My father is originally from Tal Afar, and I heard the reporters saying that they are Turkmen and that Turkey will be taking a role in this, but this is not the right description.
Turkmen in Tal Afar are Shiite, and they're more influenced by Iran, and there is rising Islamism in that city.
I hear that many of my cousins are being influenced by that rising Islamism, and that's where the insurgent— I don't want to call it insurgency, we do not like that name in Iraq.
Young men want to work to push the American troops out of Iraq, and they are being vulnerable to all of the military resistance that is on the ground.
I hear in Tal Afar, Islamism is able to attract many young men into those underground groups.
That's why all of these, let's say, clashes are being done in Tal Afar.
AMY GOODMAN: Why don't you like to use the word “insurgent?”
YANAR MOHAMMED: It is our right to decide.
It is the right of people in Iraq to decide our future.
And this occupation, it’s refused, it's rejected.
It's our right to work against it.
We do not like the words being imposed on us, descriptions being imposed on us.
And I do not, myself, do not — I do not go for military resistance because they are causing more deaths in the Iraqis than they are in the Americans, but then again, resisting against the occupation is a right for every people.
AMY GOODMAN: Women in Iraq right now, can you describe the situation more specifically?
YANAR MOHAMMED: It has a couple of aspects. First from the American administration's point of view, they have brought liberation.
That's what they say, but what we have seen is that there is just a makeover.
They are pretending that they have brought 25% to the political councils, and they say that we have gained our representation.
Those 25% that have reached to the national assembly do not present women's rights.
And most of them are not known activists, even within the most reactionary groups.
We heard that the outspoken women were not chosen into that national assembly.
And, of course, they do not want any representative that wants to achieve equality between men and women or to have a secular situation where women are equal to men.
The actual situation on the streets, on the other hand, is being controlled by the Islamic groups.
We call them “political Islam,” because they are imposing their religion on the political arena.
The first result to that is that women have to go back to their homes, they go to the schools.
They impose the veil on women, and they are having very inhuman practices against women.
They are threatening to kill women if they don't wear the Islamic dress, and the young girls in the schools are under the daily threat.
If they do not succumb to that way of life, they will be punished.
So, for us, it's either the American occupation that is willing to do genocide, or the other alternative is that's political Islam, that will make us live in a completely inhuman and unliberated way of life.
The two alternatives do not look good.
We think that the progressive forces in Iraq should rise up and do something against this, and we are working for it.
We are beginning to make a movement where we are pulling into it civil society institutions to come up with the third alternative, which is the alternative of freedom of progressive lifestyle, and also the alternative of the working class.
AMY GOODMAN: Yanar Mohammed, I want to thank you very much for being with us, director of the Organization of Women's Freedom in Iraq, a group that works to stop human rights abuses against women.
Thank you.
          
Iraqi police, US soldiers killed
Monday 09 May 2005
Four Iraqis were killed in two roadside attacks in Mosul
A car bomb has exploded at an intersection in southern Baghdad, killing nine Iraqi policemen and a civilian.
The car bomb was driven into two police vehicles that had stopped at the intersection and several policemen standing nearby on Monday, said police Captain Talib Thamir.
He said nine policemen and an Iraqi civilian walking nearby were killed and two policemen wounded.
Meanwhile, a US military press release on Monday said eight US servicemen were killed and another wounded in a series of attacks over the weekend throughout Iraq.
Three marines and a sailor were killed on Saturday night when a car driven by a car bomber exploded in Haditha, 260km northwest of Baghdad, the military said in a statement.
Samarra violence
Elsewhere, one soldier was killed and another wounded on Sunday by an explosion during a patrol near Samarra, north of the capital.
Samarra has witnessed many attacks on US and Iraqi forces
Another soldier was killed by small arms fire near Samarra on Sunday.
And two more service personnel, assigned to a marine division, were killed on Sunday in an explosion near Khalidiyah, close to the city of Ramadi, west of the capital.
The US toll brings to 1603 the number of military personnel killed in Iraq since March 2003, according to the independent Iraq Coalition Casualty Count website, quoting Pentagon figures.
Bodies found
Also on Monday, the bodies of eight Iraqi civilians, tortured, then executed with a bullet to the back of the neck, were found on the southern outskirts of Baghdad, the Iraqi army and medics said.
"The bodies were found at 6am in wasteland north of Yusufia 40km south of Baghdad and taken to Mahmudiyah hospital," army Captain Ahmad Husain said.

Four Iraqis were killed in two roadside attacks in Mosul
"They are believed to be from Sadr City," a Shia district of northern Baghdad, according to the officer, who suggested they were killed two days ago.
Relatives of the victims - all believed to be from the same family - said they had been missing since Friday when they went to visit relatives in southern Baghdad.
On Friday, the bodies of 14 Sunni farmers from a community south of Baghdad were recovered on the outskirts of Sadr City. They too had been tortured and shot in the back of the head.
Sunni associations said the farmers were kidnapped by men disguised as policemen.
Mosul violence
In other violence on Sunday, four Iraqis were killed in two roadside bombings and gunfire in Mosul, 360km northwest of Baghdad, the US military said.
One anti-US fighter was also killed and another wounded in a clash with a US-Iraqi patrol.
In southern Baghdad, armed men shot and killed Zoba Yass, a senior official in Iraq's Transport Ministry, and his driver, police and transport officials said.
Bush's high-risk civil war scam
 By Dr Mustafa al-Bazergan
Monday 27 September 2004
In the past few months, as the world watched Iraq turn into a quicksand for the US-led occupation forces, the Bush administration has been busy promoting a false image of a civil war in the country, apparently as a pretext to perpetuate its occupation.
Far from a civil war, what is really happening is a determined popular uprising against foreign forces.
The situation in Iraq is inexorably heading towards a major crisis; this despite a sham transfer of sovereignty by the Coalition Provisional Authority to a captive government led by Dr Iyad Allawi on 30 June 2004.
Until recently, the uprising against the US occupation was more or less confined to what is called the Sunni Triangle; it has now spread to the Shia dominated areas in Baghdad, and central and southern Iraq.
Far from a civil war, what is really happening, however, is a determined popular uprising against foreign forces
In the holy city of Najaf, the Shia cleric Muqtada al-Sadr, while categorically refusing to disband his Mahdi Army, has also vowed to fight till the end. "I did not create it [the Mahdi Army] on my own but with the cooperation of the Iraqi people," he said.
In response, President George Bush has promised to crush the uprising. "We will not permit the spread of chaos and violence," he declared. He has also rejected comparisons between the fighting in Iraq and the war in Vietnam.
Whether Iraq has reached the level of Vietnam or not may be debatable, but there is no denying that it has reached boiling point.
The American attempt to bring Iran's influence to bear on Iraqi Shias to end their uprising has been put paid to following the assassination of a top Iranian diplomat in Baghdad last April. More than that, what seems surprising is that Washington actually made an attempt to strike a deal with the Iranian authorities.
Apparently the deal lacked consensus within the Bush administration. The US State Department spokesman Richard Boucher was quoted as saying that it would be "inappropriate" for Iran to mediate in the Shia uprising.
He added: "It is suitable for them [Iranian officials] to work with authorities in Baghdad to try and help stabilise the situation and bring whatever influence to bear they can."

Whether Iraq can still emerge from the debacle as a democratic and united country will depend on Bush's ability to break the stranglehold of the neo-conservatives who surround him and control America's defence and foreign policies
Unlike most of the coalition partners who sent troops to Iraq, the Romanian President Ion Iliescu was candid enough to admit that the mission of the coalition forces in Iraq has failed.
"The reason for the failure in Iraq lies in the coercive measures taken to make the changes there," he said. Iliescu also admitted that the coalition expectations that the Iraqi people would welcome them had turned out to be an illusion.
By invading Iraq 17 months ago, the US was intending to make a show of force. This was evident in the city of Falluja, which was flattened house-by-house. The most modern weaponry was unleashed on a city of 340,000 inhabitants.
The US marine assault on the city was comparable to the Israeli army's brutalities in the West Bank. The most recent American military operations in Najaf, which forced a massive exodus from the city, is another example of the American muscle-flexing against a hapless people.
Events in Iraq are bound to impact on the outcome of the American presidential elections in November.
Whether Iraq can still emerge from the debacle as a democratic and united country will depend on Bush's ability to break the stranglehold of the neo-conservatives who surround him and control America's defence and foreign policies.
But with time running out and American casualties, as also the Iraqi resentment, mounting, there is little hope for such a change. But most Iraqis believe that if the US pulled out of Iraq and handed over the control to the UN, it might even save the Bush administration.
Dr Bazergan is an Iraqi political analyst and consultant at the Iraq Information and Research Centre in London.
                  Aljazeera + Agencies
ESTIMATED NUCLEAR WARHEADS, STRATEGIC AND TACTICAL
Map showing declared, suspected and potential nuclear nations.

The US is also said to have some 3,000 warheads in reserve, while Russia has about 11,000 in non-operational stockpiles.

Israel declines to confirm it has nuclear weapons.

North Korea — 1 test underground, October 2006.

Iran is accused by the US of ambitions to build nuclear arms.

The United states had drawn up a battle plan for the potential use of nuclear weapons in Iraq and the United States has been involved in planning potential nuclear use scenarios for Iran.

The United States is now involved in a massive program to overhaul its nuclear arsenal.

In fact they're working to replace every nuclear warhead and all of the existing delivery systems in the arsenal to ensure prompt precision global strike capabilities.

Jackie Cabasso — Western States Legal Foundation
The United States has conducted 1,127 nuclear and thermonuclear tests — 217 in the atmosphere.
The Soviet Union/ Russia conducted 969 tests — 219 in the atmosphere.
France, 210 tests, 50 in the atmosphere.
The United Kingdom, 45 tests — 21 in the atmosphere.
China, 45 tests — 23 in the atmosphere.
India and Pakistan — 13 tests underground.
Israel — possible 1 test atmosphere South Africa 1979.
North Korea — 1 test underground, October 2006.
“The United states had drawn up a battle plan for the potential use of nuclear weapons in Iraq and the United States has been involved in planning potential nuclear use scenarios for Iran.”
“The United States is now involved in a massive program to overhaul its nuclear arsenal.   In fact they're working to replace every nuclear warhead and all of the existing delivery systems in the arsenal to ensure prompt precision global strike capabilities.”
Jackie Cabasso — Western States Legal Foundation
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'Oh!   You don't believe the 9-11 official version,' they say.
'You mean where they want you to accept the buildings were not blown up from below.
'Plane fuel!   Substance never burns higher then a gas stove!   That it caused the inner core steel to melt!
'Steel melting!
'Concrete vaporizing!
' 'No!   I don't believe that conspiracy theory.
'Cheney!   Bush!   Rudy Giuliani!   HA!  HA!
'Tower 7 that never had a plane hit — just came tumbling down!
'You believe that, eh!
'Ever think it had to be blown up because the plane scheduled to fly into it was off getting shot down.
'Thermite in Tower 7's walls, you see — incriminating evidence — impossible to get out without people watching!
Had to be blown up!
'Next you'll be saying Obama is not a Wall Street Illuminati banker stooge?
'Take your pick:   The partner in a comedy team who feeds lines to the other comedians.
'Him who allows himself to be used.
'Oh!   I can't really blame you,   Television it turns minds to pulp.
'Turn off the television.   It's the only way.'
'Turn off the television?'
'Get rid of it really.   I mean what else is there to do!'
'Get rid of the television?'
'Don't forget all radio garbage is propaganda, even the songs.
'Then those five minute propaganda hits they send you every hour!
'The ones they refer to as News
'Get rid of all the propaganda from your brain, the only way to do it.'
'Stop being hooked on those Hollywood movies — even those that make you think they are making you think'
'All paid performers to make your brain dead.
'You turn the brainwashing off, you'll begin to become yourself.
'It really is the only way!'
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Danish scientist Niels Harrit interview on Danish TV2 on nano-thermite in the WTC dust.

911 Controlled Demolition - Thermite - Nano Thermite - Iron Microspheres Confirm Unexplained Extreme Temperatures.

2,606 people lost their lives in the World Trade Center buildings on September 11, 2001.

125 people lost their lives at the Pentagon on 9/11.

246 people lost their lives on the four planes on 9/11.

Image: Danish TV2
Danish scientist Niels Harrit on nano-thermite in the WTC dust.

Niels Harrit, you and eight other researchers conclude in this article that it was nano-thermite that caused these buildings to collapse.

We have discovered distinctive red/gray chips in all the samples we have studied of the dust produced by the destruction of the World Trade Center.

One sample was collected by a Manhattan resident about ten minutes after the collapse of the second WTC Tower, two the next day, and a fourth about a week later.

The properties of these chips were analyzed using optical microscopy, scanning electron microscopy (SEM), X-ray energy dispersive spectroscopy (XEDS), and differential scanning calorimetry (DSC).

The red portion of these chips is found to be an unreacted thermitic material and highly energetic.

The carbon content of the red material indicates that an organic substance is present.

This would be expected for super-thermite formulations in order to produce high gas pressures upon ignition and thus make them explosive.

Photo: agenda911.dk
Danish scientist Niels Harrit on nano-thermite in the WTC dust
Transcript of interview with Niels Harrit on Danish TV2 News 6th April 2009.
Active Thermitic Material Discovered in Dust from the 9/11 World Trade Center Catastrophe
Danish TV2   International researchers have found traces of explosives among the World Trade Center rubble.
911 Controlled Demolition - Thermite - Nano Thermite - Iron Microspheres Confirm Unexplained Extreme Temperatures.

Niels Harrit interview on Danish TV2 television.

Explosives in World Trade Center - international researchers have found traces of explosives.

Image: Danish TV2
911 Controlled Demolition - Thermite - Nano Thermite - Iron Microspheres Confirm Unexplained Extreme Temperatures.

Niels Harrit interview on Danish TV2 television.

Researchers found nano-thermite explosives in the dust and rubble of the World Trade Center buildings.

Image: Danish TV2
911 Controlled Demolition - Thermite - Nano Thermite - Iron Microspheres Confirm Unexplained Extreme Temperatures.

Niels Harrit interview on Danish TV2 television.

Researchers found nano-thermite explosives in the dust and rubble of the World Trade Center buildings that cannot have come from the planes.

Image: Danish TV2
911 Controlled Demolition - Thermite - Nano Thermite - Iron Microspheres Confirm Unexplained Extreme Temperatures.

Niels Harrit interview on Danish TV2 television.

Researchers found nano-thermite explosives in the dust and rubble of the World Trade Center buildings that cannot have come from the planes.

The believe several tonnes of explosives were placed in the buildings in advance.

Image: Danish TV2
911 Controlled Demolition - Thermite - Nano Thermite - Iron Microspheres Confirm Unexplained Extreme Temperatures.

Niels Harrit interview on Danish TV2 television.

Nano-thermite contains more energy than dynamite and can be used as rocket fuel.

Researchers found nano-thermite explosives in the dust and rubble of the World Trade Center buildings that cannot have come from the planes.

The believe several tonnes of explosives were placed in the buildings in advance.

Image: Danish TV2
911 Controlled Demolition - Thermite - Nano Thermite - Iron Microspheres Confirm Unexplained Extreme Temperatures.

Niels Harrit interview on Danish TV2 television.

So you found nano-thermite in the World Trade Center buildings, why do you think it caused the collapses?

Researchers found nano-thermite explosives in the dust and rubble of the World Trade Center buildings that cannot have come from the planes.

The believe several tonnes of explosives were placed in the buildings in advance.

Image: Danish TV2
A new scientific article concludes that impacts from the two hijacked aircraft did not cause the collapses in 2001.
We turn our attention to 9/11 — the major attack in New York.
Apparently the two airplane-impacts did not cause the towers to collapse, according to a newly published scientific article.
Researchers found nano-thermite explosive in the rubble, that cannot have come from the planes.
They believe several tonnes of explosives were placed in the buildings in advance.
Niels Harrit, you and eight other researchers conclude in this article, that it was nano-thermite that caused these buildings to collapse. What is nano-thermite?
Niels Harrit   We found nano-thermite in the rubble.
We are not saying only nano-thermite was used.
Thermite itself dates back to 1893.
It is a mixture of aluminum and rust-powder, which react to create intense heat.
The reaction produces iron, heated to 2500 °C.
This can be used to do welding.   It can also be used to melt other iron.
Nanotechnology makes things smaller.   So in nano-thermite, this powder from 1893 is reduced to tiny particles, perfectly mixed.
When these react, the intense heat develops much more quickly.
Nano-thermite can be mixed with additives to give off intense heat, or serve as a very effective explosive.
It contains more energy than dynamite, and can be used as rocket fuel.
Danish TV2   I Googled nano-thermite, and not much has been written about it.   Is it a widely known scientific substance?   Or is it so new that other scientists are hardly aware of it?
Niels Harrit   It is a collective name for substances with high levels of energy.
If civilian researchers (like myself) are not familiar with it, it is probably because they do not do much work with explosives.
As for military scientists, you would have to ask them.
I do not know how familiar they are with nanotechnology.
Danish TV2   So you found this substance in the WTC, why do you think it caused the collapses?
Niels Harrit   Well, it's an explosive.   Why else would it be there?
Danish TV2   You believe the intense heat melted the building?s steel support structure, and caused the building to collapse like a house of cards?
Niels Harrit   I cannot say precisely, as this substance can serve both purposes.
It can explode and break things apart, and it can melt things.
Both effects were probably used, as I see it.
Molten metal pours out of the South Tower several minutes before the collapse.
This indicates the whole structure was being weakened in advance.
Then the regular explosives come into play.
The actual collapse sequence had to be perfectly timed, all the way down.
Danish TV2   What quantities are we talking about?
Niels Harrit   A lot.   There were only two planes, but three skyscrapers collapsed.
We know roughly how much dust was created.
The pictures show huge quantities, everything but the steel was pulverised.
And we know roughly how much unreacted thermite we have found.
911 Controlled Demolition - Thermite - Nano Thermite - Iron Microspheres Confirm Unexplained Extreme Temperatures.

Niels Harrit interview on Danish TV2 television.

Nano Thermite can explode and break things apart and it can melt things.

Explosives in World Trade Center - international researchers have found traces of explosives.

Image: Danish TV2
911 Controlled Demolition - Thermite - Nano Thermite - Iron Microspheres Confirm Unexplained Extreme Temperatures.

Niels Harrit interview on Danish TV2 television.

Both effects were probably used by the use of Nano Thermite as I see it.

Researchers found nano-thermite explosives in the dust and rubble of the World Trade Center buildings.

Image: Danish TV2
911 Controlled Demolition - Thermite - Nano Thermite - Iron Microspheres Confirm Unexplained Extreme Temperatures.

Niels Harrit interview on Danish TV2 television.

The use of nano thermite indicates the whole structure was being weakened in advance.

Researchers found nano-thermite explosives in the dust and rubble of the World Trade Center buildings that cannot have come from the planes.

Image: Danish TV2
This is the “loaded gun”, material that did not ignite for some reason.
We are talking about tonnes.   Over 10 tonnes, possibly 100 tonnes.
Danish TV2   Ten tonnes, possibly 100 tonnes, in three buildings?   And these substances are not normally found in such buildings?
Niels Harrit   No.   These materials are extremely advanced.
Danish TV2   How do you place such material in a skyscraper, on all the floors?
Niels Harrit   How you would get it in?
Danish TV2   Yes.
Niels Harrit   If I had to transport it in those quantities I would use pallets.   Get a truck and move it in on pallets.
Danish TV2   Why hasn't this been discovered earlier?
Niels Harrit   By whom?
Danish TV2   The caretakers, for example.     If you are moving 10 to 100 tonnes of nano-thermite around, and placing it on all the floors.     I am just surprised no-one noticed.
Niels Harrit   As a journalist, you should address that question to the company responsible for security at the WTC.
Danish TV2   So you are in no doubt the material was present?
Niels Harrit   You cannot fudge this kind of science.
We have found it.   Unreacted thermite.
Danish TV2   What responses has your article received around the world?
Niels Harrit   It is completely new knowledge for me.
It was only published last Friday.   So it is too early to say.
But the article may not be as groundbreaking as you think.
Hundreds of thousands of people around the world, have long known that the three buildings were demolished.
911 Controlled Demolition - Thermite - Nano Thermite - Iron Microspheres Confirm Unexplained Extreme Temperatures.

Niels Harrit interview on Danish TV2 television.

Once the nano thermite was used then the regular explosives come into play.

Explosives in World Trade Center - international researchers have found traces of explosives.

Image: Danish TV2
911 Controlled Demolition - Thermite - Nano Thermite - Iron Microspheres Confirm Unexplained Extreme Temperatures.

Niels Harrit interview on Danish TV2 television.

The actual collapse sequence had to be perfectly times, all the way down.

Researchers found nano-thermite explosives in the dust and rubble of the World Trade Center buildings.

Image: Danish TV2
911 Controlled Demolition - Thermite - Nano Thermite - Iron Microspheres Confirm Unexplained Extreme Temperatures.

Niels Harrit interview on Danish TV2 television.

And we know roughly how much unreacted thermite we have found.

Researchers found nano-thermite explosives in the dust and rubble of the World Trade Center buildings that cannot have come from the planes.

Image: Danish TV2
911 Controlled Demolition - Thermite - Nano Thermite - Iron Microspheres Confirm Unexplained Extreme Temperatures.

Niels Harrit interview on Danish TV2 television.

No.  These nano thermite materials are extremely advanced.

Researchers found nano-thermite explosives in the dust and rubble of the World Trade Center buildings that cannot have come from the planes.

The believe several tonnes of explosives were placed in the buildings in advance.

Image: Danish TV2
911 Controlled Demolition - Thermite - Nano Thermite - Iron Microspheres Confirm Unexplained Extreme Temperatures.

Niels Harrit interview on Danish TV2 television.

Nano thermite in the buildings - almost ten years have passed.

Nano-thermite contains more energy than dynamite and can be used as rocket fuel.

Researchers found nano-thermite explosives in the dust and rubble of the World Trade Center buildings that cannot have come from the planes.

The believe several tonnes of explosives were placed in the buildings in advance.

Image: Danish TV2
911 Controlled Demolition - Thermite - Nano Thermite - Iron Microspheres Confirm Unexplained Extreme Temperatures.

Niels Harrit interview on Danish TV2 television.

So you found nano-thermite in the World Trade Center buildings, why do you think it caused the collapses?

It was by chance that someone discovered nano thermite two years ago.

Researchers found nano-thermite explosives in the dust and rubble of the World Trade Center buildings that cannot have come from the planes.

The believe several tonnes of explosives were placed in the buildings in advance.

Image: Danish TV2
This has been crystal clear.
Our research is just the last nail in the coffin.
This is not the 'smoking gun', it is the 'loaded gun'.
Each day, thousands of people realise that the WTC was demolished.
That is something unstoppable.
Danish TV2   Why has no-one discovered earlier that there was nano-thermite in the buildings?   Almost ten years have passed.
Niels Harrit   You mean in the dust?
Danish TV2   Yes.
Niels Harrit   It was by chance that someone looked at the dust with a microscope.
They are tiny red chips.
The biggest are 1 mm in size, and can be seen with the naked eye.
But you need a microscope to see the vast majority.
It was by chance that someone discovered them two years ago.
Danish TV2   It has taken 18 months to prepare the scientific article you refer to.
Niels Harrit   It is a very comprehensive article based on thorough research.
Danish TV2   You have been working on this for several years, because it didn't make sense to you.
Niels Harrit   Yes, over two years actually.
It all started when I saw the collapse of Building 7, the third skyscraper.
It collapsed seven hours after the twin towers.
And there were only two airplanes.
When you see a 47-storey building, 186m tall, collapse in 6.5 seconds, and you are a scientist, you think “what?”.
I had to watch it again… and again.
I hit the button 10 times, and my jaw dropped lower and lower.
Firstly, I had never heard of that building before.
And there was no visible reason why it should collapse in that way, straight down, in 6.5 seconds.
I have had no rest since that day.
Danish TV2   Ever since 9/11 there has been speculation, and conspiracy theories.   What do you say to viewers who hear about your research and say, “we?ve heard it all before, there are lots of conspiracy theories”.   What would you say to convince them that this is different?
Niels Harrit   I think there is only one conspiracy theory worth mentioning, the one involving 19 hijackers.
I think viewers should ask themselves what evidence they have seen to support the official conspiracy theory.
If anyone has seen evidence, I would like to hear about it
No-one has been formally charged.   No-one is 'wanted'.
Our work should lead to demands for a proper criminal investigation of the 9/11 terrorist attack.
Because it never happened.   We are still waiting for it.
We hope our results will be used as technical evidence when that day comes.
Danish TV2   Niels Harrit, fascinating, thanks for coming in.
Niels Harrit   My pleasure
ITALIAN SAYS 9-11 SOLVED
It’s common knowledge, he reveals
CIA — Mossad behind terror attacks
By the Staff of American Free Press
Former Italian President Francesco Cossiga, who revealed the existence of Operation Gladio, has told Italy’s oldest and most widely read newspaper that the 9-11 terrorist attacks were run by the CIA and Mossad, and that this was common knowledge among global intelligence agencies.
In what translates awkwardly into English, Cossiga told the newspaper Corriere della Sera:
“All the [intelligence services] of America and Europe… know well that the disastrous attack has been planned and realized from the Mossad, with the aid of the Zionist world in order to put under accusation the Arabic countries and in order to induce the western powers to take part … in Iraq [and] Afghanistan.”
Cossiga was elected president of the Italian Senate in July 1983 before winning a landslide election to become president of the country in 1985, and he remained until 1992.
Cossiga’s tendency to be outspoken upset the Italian political establishment, and he was forced to resign after revealing the existence of, and his part in setting up, Operation Gladio.
This was a rogue intelligence network under NATO auspices that carried out bombings across Europe in the 1960s, 1970s and ’80s.
Gladio’s specialty was to carry out what they termed 'false flag' operations — terror attacks that were blamed on their domestic and geopolitical opposition.
In March 2001, Gladio agent Vincenzo Vinciguerra stated, in sworn testimony:
“You had to attack civilians, the people, women, children, innocent people, unknown people far removed from any political game.
The reason was quite simple: to force … the public to turn to the state to ask for greater security.”
Cossiga first expressed his doubts about 9-11 in 2001, and is quoted by 9-11 researcher Webster Tarpley saying:
“The mastermind of the attack must have been a sophisticated mind, provided with ample means not only to recruit fanatic kamikazes, but also highly specialized personnel.
I add one thing: it could not be accomplished without infiltrations in the radar and flight security personnel.”
Coming from a widely respected former head of state, Cossiga’s assertion that the 9-11 attacks were an inside job and that this is common knowledge among global intelligence agencies is illuminating.
It is one more eye-opening confirmation that has not been mentioned by America’s propaganda machine in print or on TV.
Nevertheless, because of his experience and status in the world, Cossiga cannot be discounted as a crackpot.
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We have discovered distinctive red/gray chips in all the samples we have studied of the dust produced by the destruction of the World Trade Center.

One sample was collected by a Manhattan resident about ten minutes after the collapse of the second WTC Tower, two the next day, and a fourth about a week later.

The properties of these chips were analyzed using optical microscopy, scanning electron microscopy (SEM), X-ray energy dispersive spectroscopy (XEDS), and differential scanning calorimetry (DSC).

The red portion of these chips is found to be an unreacted thermitic material and highly energetic.

The carbon content of the red material indicates that an organic substance is present.

This would be expected for super-thermite formulations in order to produce high gas pressures upon ignition and thus make them explosive.

Photo: Bentham-Open.org
Active Thermitic Material Discovered in Dust from the 9/11 World Trade Center Catastrophe
Photo: Bentham-Open.org
Active Thermitic Material Discovered in Dust from the 9/11 World Trade Center Catastrophe
We have discovered distinctive red/gray chips in all the samples we have studied of the dust produced by the destruction of the World Trade Center.
One sample was collected by a Manhattan resident about ten minutes after the collapse of the second WTC Tower, two the next day, and a fourth about a week later.
The properties of these chips were analyzed using optical microscopy, scanning electron microscopy (SEM), X-ray energy dispersive spectroscopy (XEDS), and differential scanning calorimetry (DSC).
The red portion of these chips is found to be an unreacted thermitic material and highly energetic.
The carbon content of the red material indicates that an organic substance is present.
This would be expected for super-thermite formulations in order to produce high gas pressures upon ignition and thus make them explosive.
 
Your life, your children's lives —
Will you live or die?
Decided by small group of elite.
Pure evil
It doesn't get any clearer than this
 
Published on Friday, March 2, 2007 by the Los Angeles Times
US to Develop New Hydrogen Bomb
by Ralph Vartabedian
The Energy Department will announce today a contract to develop the nation's first new hydrogen bomb in two decades, involving a collaboration between three national weapons laboratories, The Times has learned.
The new bomb will include design features from all three labs, though Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in the Bay Area appears to have taken the lead position in the project. The Los Alamos and Sandia labs in New Mexico will also be part of the project.
Why are the West's elites trying to start a nuclear war?
Because you pay for it
BBC — Thursday, 6 September 2007
UK jets 'chase Russian bombers'
UK MoD image of Tupolev-95 Bear bomber

An MoD photo shows RAF Typhoon shadowing a Russian Bear-H
Norway says Russia has increased military flights in the Arctic
The UK's Royal Air Force has launched fighter jets to intercept eight Russian military planes flying in airspace patrolled by Nato, UK officials say.
Four RAF F3 Tornado aircraft were scrambled in response to the Russian action, the UK's defence ministry said.
The Russian planes - said to be long-range bombers - had earlier been followed by Norwegian F16 jets.
Russia recently revived a Cold War-era practice of flying bombers on long-range patrols.
A Norwegian officer, Lt Col John Inge Oegland, told the BBC the Russian Tupolev Tu-95 Bear bombers flew in international airspace from the Barents Sea to the Atlantic, before turning back.
Two Norwegian F-16s shadowed them on Thursday morning and another two went up later, he said.
There have been several similar incidents in recent months, Lt-Col Oegland added.
"Norway is following the increased Russian activity in the far north with interest," he told the BBC News website.
He said the Russian flights were not causing alarm in Norway.   "Our systems are adequate," he said, when asked whether Norway was bolstering its security in the area.
11 months before September 11, 2001 Aaron Russo is speaking to nick rockerfeller.

There's going to be an event Aaron, we are going into Afghanistan, we are going to go into Iraq.

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9/11
By all accounts, the unprecedented events of September 11th, 2001 changed the way our country functions, and in turn, the world.
It is therefore critical that conscientious Americans, as well as people around the globe, understand these events in detail.
Unfortunately the official reports, including The 9/11 Commission Report and the NIST WTC Report, written by those working under the direction of the Bush Administration, have been proven to be elaborate cover-ups.
Film: 9/11 Revisited
September 11th Revisited is perhaps the most riveting film ever made about the destruction of the World Trade Center.
This is a powerful documentary which features eyewitness accounts and archived news footage that was shot on September 11, 2001 but never replayed on television.
Featuring interviews with eyewitnesses & firefighters, along with expert analysis by Professor Steven E. Jones, Professor David Ray Griffin, MIT Engineer Jeffrey King, and Professor James H. Fetzer.
This film provides stunning evidence that explosives were used in the complete demolition of the WTC Twin Towers and WTC Building 7.
For Film: 9/11 Revisited
— Click Here
Film: 9/11 Press for Truth
An excellent documentary about the families of the victims of 9/11 and their fight to uncover and expose the truth about what happened that day.
For Film: 9/11 Press for Truth
— Click Here
Film: 9/11 Mysteries
90 minutes of pure demolition evidence and analysis, laced with staggering witness testimonials.
Moving from “the myth” through “the analysis” and into “the players,” careful deconstruction of the official story set right alongside clean, clear science.
The 9/11 picture is not one of politics or nationalism or loyalty, but one of strict and simple physics.   How do you get a 10-second 110-story pancake collapse?
Every missile has a home.

Photo: Alaska Image Library
Every missile has a home
(No Mortgages to Worry About)
Image: Natasha Mayers
Unspeakable grief and horror
                        ...and the circus of deception continues...
He says, "You are quite mad, Kewe"
And of course I am.
Why, I don't believe any of it — not the bloody body, not the bloody mind, not even the bloody Universe, or is it bloody multiverse.
"It's all illusion," I say.   "Don't you know, my lad, my lassie.   The game!   The game, me girl, me boy!   Takes on interest, don't you know.   T'is me sport, till doest find a better!"
Pssssst — but all this stuff is happening down here
Let's change it!
       Afghanistan — Western Terror States: Canada, US, UK, France, Germany, Italy       
       Photos of Afghanistan people being killed and injured by NATO     
More atrocities — Ahmed and Asma, story of two children dying
al-Sadr City
Iraq's real WMD crime — the effects of depleted uranium
World War Two soldiers did not kill      Kill ratio Korea, Vietnam.      Iraq.
Afghanistan — Terror?
Photos over past three months.
Aid agencies compromised by US actions
US soldiers committing suicide Afghanistan Iraq — Most Recent
Psychologist Pete Linnerooth was one of three who were part of a mental health crew in charge of the US 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division in the Baghdad area of Iraq.   Pete Linnerooth committed suicide by turning a gun upon himself in January of 2013
Veterans kill themselves at a rate of one every 80 minutes.   More than 6,500 veteran suicides are logged every year — more than the total number of soldiers killed in Afghanistan and Iraq combined since those wars began.
Mary Coghill Kirkland said she asked her son, 21-year-old Army Spc. Derrick Kirkland, what was wrong as soon as he came back from his first deployment to Iraq in 2008.   He had a ready answer: "Mom, I'm a murderer."
A military base on the brink
As police agents watched he shot himself in the head
Murders, fights, robberies, domestic violence, drunk driving, drug overdoses
US soldiers committing suicide Afghanistan Iraq II
U.S. Soldier Killed Herself After Objecting to Interrogation Techniques
Private Gary Boswell, 20, from Milford Haven, Pembrokeshire, was found hanging in a playground in July
She is Jeanne "Linda" Michel, a Navy medic.   She came home last month to her husband and three kids ages 11, 5, and 4, delighted to be back in her suburban home of Clifton Park in upstate New York.   Two weeks after she got home, she shot and killed herself.
Peterson refused to participate in the torture after only two nights working in the unit known as the cage
     United States Numb to Iraq Troop Deaths       
     All papers relating to the interrogations have been destroyed     
      We stripped them and were supposed to mock them and degrade their manhood     
US soldiers committing suicide Iraq Vietnam
The Iraq War — complete listing of articles, includes images

The House of Saud and Bush
All with U.S. Money:
More on the building of the wall.        US and Israel's use of chemical agents 
All with U.S. Money:
Israel agents stole identity of New Zealand cerebral palsy victim.
(IsraelNN.com   July 15, 2004)   The Foreign Ministry will take steps towards restoring relations with New Zealand.   New Zealand Prime Minister Helen Clark today announced she was implementing diplomatic sanctions after two Israelis were sentenced on charges of attempting to obtain illegal passports.   Despite Israeli refusal to respond to the accusations, the two are labeled in the New Zealand media as Mossad agents acting on behalf of the Israeli intelligence community.

Foreign Ministry officials stated they will do everything possible to renew diplomatic ties, expressing sorrow over the “unfortunate incident”.
Darfur pictures and arial views of destruction — 2003 - 2005
Suicide now top killer of Israeli soldiers
Atrocities files - graphic images
'Suicide bombings,' the angel said, 'and beheadings.'
'And the others that have all the power — they fly missiles in the sky.
They don't even look at the people they kill.'
       The real Ronald Reagan       
       — Nicaragua, Guatemala, El Salvador, South Africa        
Follow the torture trail...
                  Photos August 2004
        When you talk with God        
         were you also spending your time, money and energy, killing people?         
       Are they now alive or dead?       
                  Photos July 2004
US Debt
                  Photos June 2004
Lest we forget — Ahmed and Asma, story of two children dying
                  Photos May 2004
American military: Abu Gharib (Ghraib) prison photos, humiliation and torture
— London Daily Mirror article: non-sexually explicit pictures
                  Photos April 2004
The celebration of Jerusalem day, the US missiles that rained onto children in Gaza,
and, a gathering of top articles over the past nine months
                  Photos March 2004
The Iraq War - complete listing of articles, includes images
                  Photos February 2004
  US missiles — US money — and Palestine
                  Photos January 2004
Ethnic cleansing in the Beduin desert
                  Photos December 2003
Shirin Ebadi Nobel Peace Prize winner 2003
                  Photos November 2003
Atrocities — graphic images...
                  Photos October 2003
Aljazeerah.info
                  Photos September 2003
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