"The journalist Thomas Friedman, on a tour of Iraq wrote in the New York Times in May 25, 2003, "The best thing about this poverty: Iraqis are so beaten down that a vast majority clearly seem ready to give the Americans a chance to make this a better place.""
From my book: "Iraq's Nuclear Mirage
", page 21
.Friedman after 7 years:Media spin on the Iraqi elections
- March 20, 2010 (Al-Jazeera video - first 10 minutes)Selected articles from Global Research:Iraq: Marking 7 Years of an Unjust War
, March 19, 2010
"What a shame that the one movie about the Iraq war that has a chance of being viewed by a large worldwide audience should be so disappointing. According to press reports
, members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences finally found a movie about the Iraq war they liked because it is “apolitical.”
Actually, “The Hurt Locker” is just the opposite; it’s an endorsement of the politically chauvinistic view that the world is a stage upon which Americans get to deal with their demons no matter the consequence for others."An Oscar for American Hubris
, March 10, 2010
: "extreme haughtiness or arrogance. Hubris often indicates a loss with reality and overestimating one's own competence or capabilities."
"It's the moment of a lifetime." she [Kathryne Bigelow] said
, dedicating the award to the soldiers who are serving in Iraq and Afghanistan. "May they come home safe."How "apolitical" can you get?
For these war criminals, that would best be in black body bags!.
"On March 1 each year, the Marshall Islands mark Nuclear Victims Day, a national holiday on the anniversary of the 1954 Bravo hydrogen bomb test.
When the 15-megaton Bravo was detonated at Bikini Atoll there was no warning for the people on Rongelap and other islands downwind of the blast.
A snowstorm of radioactivity exposed the unsuspecting islanders to a near lethal dose of radiation, causing vomiting, skin burns and their hair to fall out -- classic symptoms of high-level radiation exposure.
The majority of islanders have had thyroid tumors and cancers and many of their children were stillborn or with defects and other health problems.
They were evacuated 48 hours after the Bravo test but returned three years later and remained at Rongelap until 1985, when they evacuated the atoll.
Now, they are being told by the United States to go home for good."
"Doctors in the Iraqi city of Fallujah are reporting a high level of birth defects, with some blaming weapons used by the US after the Iraq invasion.
The city witnessed fierce fighting in 2004 as US forces carried out a major offensive against insurgents.
Now, the level of heart defects among newborn babies is said to be 13 times higher than in Europe.
The US military says it is not aware of any official reports showing an increase in birth defects in the area.
..... officials in Fallujah had warned women that they should not have children."
.Here we are, 20 years after the "end of the Cold War", and (see below) the Average American is still happily willing to drop hydrogen bombs, first, against enemies real or imagined
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ـ"في أول ظهور إعلامي له منذ استقالته قبل نحو شهرين، قال مدير المخابرات العراقية اللواء محمد الشهواني،......"ـ
الشهواني: خامنئي أصدر أمراً باغتيالي.. والمالكي لن يتخلى عن السلطة.. وصدام لم يكن خائناً
ـ5 آذار 2010
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الجزء الثالث من المقابلة
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مع ما حـُذِف من المقابلة
The above interview (in Arabic - we will publish its English translation when it becomes available) is a very important. It was given outside Iraq by Al-Shahwani that lead the Iraqi Intellegance Services from 2003 - 2009. He is running in the elections. He was a distinguished general of the original Iraqi Army and then attempted a coup against Saddam. Saddam executed his three sons after he fled Iraq. It is an important perspective on the Iraqi elections.