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Posts Tagged ‘Iraq War

US Marine who massacred 24 women and children gets 3 months

March 14, 2012

A Marine accused of killing unarmed Iraqi women and children pleaded guilty Monday to dereliction of duty in a deal that will mean a maximum of three months confinement and end the largest and longest-running criminal case against U.S. troops to emerge from the Iraq War. Staff Sgt. Frank Wuterich of Meriden, Conn., led the […]

Pentagon wants $3 billion for the War in Iraq that we thought was over

February 15, 2012

The American public has been told that the Iraq War is a thing of the past. Even still, the US Department of Defense is asking the federal government for almost $3 billion for “activities” in a country that they shouldn’t be in. According to the latest budget request, the DoD think around $2.9 billion should […]

US Marine who killed women and children gets 3 months

January 24, 2012

A Marine accused of killing unarmed Iraqi women and children pleaded guilty Monday to dereliction of duty in a deal that will mean a maximum of three months confinement and end the largest and longest-running criminal case against U.S. troops to emerge from the Iraq War. Staff Sgt. Frank Wuterich of Meriden, Conn., led the […]

The irony of Bradley Manning and his act of conscience

December 27, 2011

President Obama tried for months to extend U.S. military involvement in Iraq beyond the December 31, 2011 deadline. Negotiations between Obama and the Iraqi government broke down when Iraq refused to grant criminal and civil immunity to U.S. troops. It was after seeing evidence of war crimes such as those depicted in “Collateral Murder” and […]

The bittersweet end of the Iraq War

December 15, 2011

The Iraq War has come to an official end, ending a chapter in U.S. history. In a small ceremony in Baghdad, the U.S. military formally ended its mission in Iraq after nearly nine years of war, 4,487 lives lost and more than 32,000 wounded. For many Americans who served in the war, as well as […]

If Uncle Sam was a real person, he would declare bankruptcy

April 21, 2010

The FDIC shut down a record 140 banks across the States last year, and is itself running low on cash. Last year the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation figured its fund was running a $34 billion deficit. Federal pensions are underfunded by $1 trillion. State and local retirement funds are short about $3 trillion. Uncle Sam’s […]

What drove CIA-double agent al-Balawi to become a suicide bomber?

January 12, 2010

On December 30, Humam Khalil Abu Mulal al-Balawi, a 32-year-old Palestinian-born Jordanian physician, killed seven American CIA operatives and one Jordanian intelligence officer near Khost, Afghanistan, when he detonated a suicide bomb. Though most U.S. media stories treated al-Balawi as a fanatical double agent driven by irrational hatreds, other motivations could be gleaned by carefully […]

The elusive triumphs of the War on Terrorism

August 14, 2009

Excerpts of an article by Howard Zinn, written in “The Progressive”: In the many years of the Iraq War, the United States has failed utterly in its claimed objective of bringing democracy and stability to Iraq. I remember John Hersey’s novel The War Lover, in which a macho American pilot, who loves to drop bombs […]