Iraq Nation Destroyed, Oil Riches Confiscated. Surviving Iraqi Population Impoverished

Iraqis who survived U.S. genocide still poor and oppressed. U.S.-created puppet government spawns lethal insurgency. ~ By Asad Ismi   On the 11th anniversary of the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq (launched in March 2003), it is important to emphasize the true motives for this attack and occupation and its horrendously destructive impact that continues today. Both…

Brutal: Cops Attack Woman for Playing Banjo at Protest

by Jason Louv   Iraq War veteran attacked and arrested by Philadelphia police at Syria protest for… playing the banjo – See more at: http://www.ultraculture.org/brutal-cops-attack-woman-playing-banjo-protest/#sthash.gt8QNrQa.dpuf Labor Day weekend saw nation-wide protest against the proposed US military strike on Syria. But for Emily Yates, a peaceful protester—and Iraq war veteran—who brought her banjo to the protest…

Iraq War Facts, Results & Statistics at January 31, 2012

4,487 US Soldiers Killed, 32,223 Seriously Wounded March 04, 2012For your quick reading, I’ve listed key statistics about the Iraq War and occupation, taken primarily from data analyzed by various think tanks, including The Brookings Institution’s Iraq Index, and from mainstream media sources. Data is presented as of January 31, 2012, except as indicated. U.S. SPENDING…

How the Media Fueled the War in Iraq

“ One of the biggest proponents of the Iraq War was Bill O’Reilly. Nearly every day leading up to the invasion of Iraq, O’Reilly used his pedestal on Fox so-called News to pitch the pro-war lies of the Bush Administration. In March of 2003, prior to the invasion of Iraq, O’Reilly interviewed actress and political…

Blackwater:First Iraq,Then Afghanistan,Now Greece

Blackwater is notorious.  A private mercenary army, it first came to public attention in 2003 two years after it was founded after the US government contracted it to provide military support for the war in Iraq.  Innumerable scandals followed.  And now the Greek Government has enlisted its services for domestic duties. The first time Blackwater…

Hagel is the only GOP senator to have stood up to the Israel/AIPAC lobby, the only senator to question sanctions against Iran and a rare and independent voice that is needed to bring Pentagon “adventurism” to an end.

Americans fed up with Israeli meddling in US domestic affairs Senator Chuck Hagel (ret), a republican from Nebraska, is expected to be nominated by President Obama to the vital post of Secretary of Defense, taking the place of Leon Panetta.   However, Hagel is now under attack and stands accused of “anti-Semitism,” this time by…

Fallujah – the hidden massacre

November 17, 2005 The US military on Wednesday acknowledged it might have killed civilians in the Iraqi city of Falluja with white phosphorus munitions during the battle against insurgents a year ago. The Pentagon insisted civilians had not been targeted, however, and that it had avoided unnecessary casualties by evacuating the city before the offensive.…

Bradley Manning offered on Wednesday to plead guilty to parts of the charges he is facing, in exchange for the government pursuing lesser charges.

Bradley Manning Offers to Plead Guilty to Partial Charges, Including Leaking to WikiLeaks By Kim ZetterEmail Author Army Pfc. Bradley Manning, left, is escorted from a courthouse in Fort Meade, Md., Thursday, Dec. 22, 2011. Photo: Patrick Semansky / AP In a surprising turn of events, accused WikiLeaks leaker Bradley Manning offered on Wednesday to…