. "Anyone who has followed the discourse over the past decade having to do with Iraq; would be aware that ‘liberation’, or weapons of mass destruction was never the intent. The strategy has always been to divide the country – into manageable regions and divvy up the oil resources. Reconstruction was always a joke – nothing has been done except to build more prisons, and a billion dollar (small town – housing 7000) embassy to oversee the business of oil. With hundreds of thousands homeless in America, seniors not able to afford medicines, veterans living under bridges/refused medical compensation, factories closed, foreclosures rampant; a billion + is being spent on this compound, complete with swimming pools, recreation centers, theaters etc. You will not see this reported anywhere on U.S. news (little wonder Iraqis see us as occupiers, eh?) but you will see, some jerk off named Tom Cruise and non-stop coverage, of his obscene materialistic wedding taking place in some castle in Italy or coverage on O.J ( resurrected) and how he might have killed his wife etc. I feel informed!
Isn’t the very existence of an Iraq Study Group a tacit admission that GWB’s administration doesn’t know what the hell they’re doing in Iraq? Don’t we already have legions of people on the government tit to come up with military strategy and foreign policy? If they need Poppy Bush’s friends to come in and tell them how to do their jobs, then maybe (not possible as we can see) we need more competent people making these decisions in the first place. Foggy Bottom sees nothing but a regurgitation of the same old white frat boys, former CEOs, lap dogs, and shills, and cradle to grave politicians (money business that elections are), just shuffling off to new appointments and different buildings." Anonymous, November 19, 2006 . Post war Iraq - As planned ....................................................................... US embassy bigger than the Vatican PS:The New US Embassy Compound: A Shrub Grows in War Torn Baghdad: The U.S. State Dept. may designate a one-million-dollar landscaping "allowance" for the New Embassy Compound (NEC) under construction in the heart of war-torn Baghdad ...
Haaretz, Analysis: What an IDF Chief of Staff should have known - A commander of a battery of Israel Defense Force rocket launchers was amused on Sunday to hear a report that Chief of Staff Dan Halutz did not know where the ground forces were dropping cluster bombs, and that there had been violations of his orders not to use these munitions in populated areas.
A few days after the start of the second Lebanon war, a photo was published in the international media of an Israeli cluster bomb being prepared to be fired toward Lebanon. During the war, the Israeli press published many photographs of MLRS rockets being used against targets in Lebanon.
Although Halutz spent most of his military career in the air force, he should know that in every single rocket fired by the MLRS, there are 650 bomblets. He is also supposed to know that these munitions are considered "doom's-day weapons" to be used by the IDF in an all-out confrontation with Syria. Not knowing such details is like not knowing how many divisions are in the IDF.
USA Disses UN Human Food Rights: After a week of UN debates on humanitarian affairs, US diplomats were the only ones to vote against a resolution supporting the Right to Food. (Totally understandable. Killers don't fatten up prey not intended for eating.)
David Halpin, Summer Rains and Saad: On the third floor of the battered and very busy Shifa hospital here in Gaza city lies a 9 yr old boy in his fourth month of recovery. Saad is a sad and frightened boy. He has lost all the muscle from the front of his left thigh. The shape of his femur can be seen in its entirety beneath the skilful skin grafting. There is just a twitch of motion in the foot. ...
The doctors noted that whatever missiles or bombs were being used, they were more lethal and the injuries were often terrible. The amputation and death rates in hospital were very different from what they had seen before.
The people in the remnants of Palestine are in a special category in international law. The majority are displaced persons and thus they are due special protection.
Might the nations of the world, sixty years from the Nuremberg Rules, insist upon international law and observe the universal norms of humanity. The killing and maiming must stop forthwith – everywhere.
Saad means - 'happiness'. Oh would that little Saad be made whole and happy again.
Each year, we guarantee loans to Israel for billions more - and the Cranston Amendment in U.S. law states that U.S. aid to Israel must always at least cover its loan payments. I would think that we have every right to single out Israel for separate criticism, because it has no embarrassment at asking us for our money.
One more reason for not feeding people - Divine Strake back in Nevada: This test is ... a precursor to the development of a bunker-buster bomb, which, according to the sparse material available, is a next-generation mini-nuclear device.
Bush Arrives to Angry Crowds in Indonesia: President Bush shrugged off protests that greeted him on Monday in the world's most populous Muslim nation, calling it a sign of a healthy democracy. (Cheers! Here's to even healthier democracy !!!)
Wayne Madsen, The Israeli Torture Template: Rape, Feces and Urine-Dipped Cloth Sacks - With mounting evidence that a shadowy group of former Israeli Defense Force and General Security Service (Shin Bet) Arabic-speaking interrogators were hired by the Pentagon under a classified "carve out" sub-contract to brutally interrogate Iraqi prisoners at Baghdad's Abu Ghraib prison, one only needs to examine the record of abuse of Palestinian and Lebanese prisoners in Israel to understand what Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld meant, when referring to new, yet to be released photos and videos, he said, "if these images are released to the public, obviously its going to make matters worse."
You make a really good point. The Iraq war should never have happened in the first place. I really agree that this was never about weapons of mass destruction or liberation. Many Iraqis did not even want us to liberate them in the first place! The media really needs to stop being biased and cover all sides of this war. They do seem to be more interested in covering the “trendy news” but what they do cover is all propaganda for the war, which should never have happened in the first place.
Which stupid US person whats to live in that place? I bet a lot of them will do anything for money. Well the fact remains that this project have not been approved by Iraqis. Meaning the whole project is illigal. I say cut of the electrecity and water and then give the apartments to many of the refuges this illigal war have caused.