Iraq To Sue US, Britain Over Depleted Uranium America's Greatest War Crime That Will Linger A
February 5, 2010
Iraq’s Ministry for Human Rights will file a lawsuit against the US and UK over
their use of
uranium bombs, an Iraqi minister says. Iraq’s Minister of Human Rights,
Wijdan Mikhail Salim, told Assabah newspaper that the suit will be based on
reports from the Iraqi ministries of science and the environment finding an
increase in the number of babies born with defects in the countries’ southern
provinces. The US and UK are said to have dropped nearly 2,000 tons of depleted
uranium bombs following the 2003 invasion. ...
is arguably Americas greatest international shame. We've overthrown
democratically elected government's for our own benefit, but this is an atrocity
that any moral country with a conscience should have known better about.
Absolutely shameful. Americans need to demand accountability from our
Federal prosecutors charged the former president of
Blackwater Worldwide and four other former senior company officials on Friday
with weapons violations and making false statements in the first criminal
inquiry to reach into the top management ranks of the private security company.
The executives were some of the closest advisers
to Blackwater’s founder, Erik Prince, and helped him steer the company during
its swift rise to become the leading contractor providing security for American
diplomats in Iraq and Afghanistan, working for the State Department, the C.I.A.
and the Pentagon. ...
Ah, but how about the head of the snake, Erik Prince?
contacted by the panel include former Vice President Dick Cheney, former
Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld, former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice
and former Bush adviser Stephen Hadley, among others. ...
WASHINGTON — In a significant blow to the Justice Department, a federal judge
on Thursday threw out the indictment of five former Blackwater security guards
over a shooting in Baghdad in 2007 that left 17 Iraqis dead and about 20
Erik Prince: Tycoon, Contractor, Soldier, And CIA Spy
InformationClearinghouse.info, By Adam
Erik Prince, recently outed as a participant in a C.I.A. assassination
program, has gained notoriety as head of the military-contracting juggernaut
Blackwater, a company dogged by a grand-jury investigation, bribery
accusations, and the voluntary-manslaughter trial of five ex-employees, set
for next month.
Spoils of war:Big Oil Jumps for Licenses in Iraq
Foreign oil executives are flocking to Iraq as it prepares to open some of its
untapped oil assets to Western oil companies.
Extremists at the US's largest
prison in Iraq, shut down this fall, were allowed to give training courses to
inmates on how to use explosives and how to become suicide bombers, according to
a report at Al-Jazeera English.
Adel Jasim Mohammed, a former inmate
at Camp Bucca who spent four years there without ever facing charges, told the
news network that "US officials did nothing to stop radicals from indoctrinating
young detainees at the camp,"
US military suicides reach new high
WSWS.org, by By James
The number of serving American military personnel who took their
lives in 2009 has already exceeded last year’s record. These suicides are first
of all tragic. Secondly, they indicate the immense psychological harm that the
neo-colonial wars in Afghanistan and Iraq have inflicted on members of the armed
Awarded to David Barstow of The New York Times for his
tenacious reporting that revealed how some retired generals,
as radio and television analysts, had been co-opted by the Pentagon
to make its case for the war in Iraq, and how many of them also had
undisclosed ties to companies that benefited from
policies they defended.
US, UK Troops to Begin Iraq Pullout by September 12,000 US Troops Said To Leave In The Fall The Associated Press - 2
hours ago 030809
US officials say 12000 American troops will leave Iraq by
September along with another 4000 British troops. As part of the drawdown, the
US is handing over 74 facilities and areas under its control to the Iraqis by
the end of March. ...
Us To Withdraw
12,000 Troops By September
Obama to make good on campaign promise to end Iraq war.
Out of Iraq by 2012: Obama Canada.com - By
Steven Edwards, Canwest News ServiceFebruary 28, 2009
Almost six years after the US-led invasion of Iraq to topple
Saddam Hussein, President Barack Obama announced America's military withdrawal
from the country, saying "combat" troops would be out
$3-5 BILLION IN IRAQ AID WASTED SINCE 2003
Wednesday March 25,
2009 The United States risks
repeating the same mistakes in Afghanistan that have led to billions of dollars
being squandered in Iraq on its reconstruction, US auditors warned Wednesday.
Countdown Aug 4 - Blackwater Murdering
Innocent Iraqis for Sport Note: Blackwater changed its name to EX to duck bad publicity.
The original decision to not show our war dead coming home was from Bush.
A 'Fraud' Bigger Than The Madoff Scandal Senior US soldiers investigated over missing Iraq
Independent, UK, By Patrick
Cockburn in Sulaimaniyah, Northern Iraq - Feb
In what could turn out to be the greatest fraud in US history,
American authorities have started to investigate the alleged role of senior
military officers in the misuse of $125bn (£88bn) in a US -directed effort to
reconstruct Iraq after the fall of Saddam Hussein. The exact sum missing may
never be clear, but a report by the US Special Inspector General for Iraq
Reconstruction (SIGIR) suggests it may exceed $50bn, making it an even bigger
theft than Bernard Madoff's notorious Ponzi scheme.
Senior officers drawn into Iraq contracting probeAtlanta Journal Constitution
Senior US officers investigated in Iraq graft caseInternational Herald Tribune
Did KBR Knowingly Expose Iraq Troops to Toxins? This just in from Iraq and Afghanistan
Veterans of America, IAVA
January 8, 2008
This week reports surfaced that KBR, a
military-contracting firm, may have knowingly exposed troops to
dangerous toxins in Iraq. Today, I am asking you to take a stand
with IAVA, and call for accountability.
In April of 2003, members of the Indiana
National Guard were protecting KBR employees at a power plant in
Southern Iraq. After their service, some of these troops
exhibited signs of cancer, tumors and rashes, and new reports
indicate that these injuries may be the result of exposure to
toxins present at the site.
CBS News has uncovered evidence that KBR may have known about
the risks months before it took any action to inform those
U.S. troops kill three sleeping Iraqi guards
Trade Minister Abdulfalah al-Soodani has asked the troops for a
formal apology and compensation. “The minister (Soodani)
denounces and condemns the incident which has lead to the
killing of three guards while they were asleep,” the statement
UN contractors killed in
BBC News, UK -
Nov 29, 2008
worked for a catering company contracted by the UN Assistance
Mission for Iraq, officials say. There have been many such
attacks in the past, ...
End of Immunity Worries
US Contractors in Iraq
New York Times, United
States - 1 hour ago
By JAMES RISEN
WASHINGTON — The thousands of American contractors in Iraq who
have been above Iraqi law since the war began are suddenly
facing a new era in ...
US military deaths in
Iraq war at 4206
guardian.co.uk, UK -
2 hours ago
30, 2008, at
least 4206 members of the US military have died in the Iraq war
since it began in March 2003, according to an Associated Press
NPR journalists' car
bombed in Baghdad
The Associated Press -
6 hours ago
Ivan Watson, a
33 year-old reporter for NPR on temporary assignment in Iraq,
said he had gone to interview people in a kebab cafe a few yards
from an Iraqi ...
South Korea among
countries ending Iraq deployment
Tribune, France - 2 hours ago
AP BAGHDAD: South Korean troops are leaving Iraq, bringing to an
end a mission that focused on rebuilding hospitals, roads and
schools but which divided ...
A Loosely Drawn American
New York Times, United
States - Nov 28, 2008
By STEVEN LEE
MYERS WASHINGTON — The security agreements between Iraq and the
United States mark the beginning of the end of the war. ...
15800 detainees remain
in custody in Iraq
United Press International
- Nov 29, 2008
29 (UPI) -- More
than 17500 detainees have been freed from custody in Iraq this
year, leaving about 15800 in custody, US-led coalition forces
said Saturday. ...
How to Leave Iraq —
New York Times, United
States - Nov 23, 2008
“The fatal mistake the United States made in Iraq,” he told me,
“was to empower extreme sectarian political parties. It’s time
to give the moderates a voice ...