Saturday, February 16, 2008
Beautiful Iran (Farsi)
Labels: Iran - vids
Iraq War Video
Faux News - Bush Regime's Pet Poodle Media -Lies
War Plans for Iran; Israel's Threat
AIPAC pushing U.S. for war against Iran
Like many "minorities", any criticism or objection is met with accusations of racial bias and people back off because they don't want to be thought racist. The Israel lobby pushes "anti-Semitism" and pounds the emotional "holocaust" drum as propaganda efforts.
Bomb Bomb Bomb Iran!
Political ad against McCain's "Bomb Iran"
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MoveOn.org has created a political ad that features Republican presidential candidate Senator John McCain (R-AZ) briefly joking about the prospect of bombing Iran by singing to the tune of the Beach Boys song "Barbara Ann" ("Bomb, bomb, bomb, Bomb Iran") while giving a speech. MoveOn.org asserts that this is evidence that McCain would be a reckless president, and ends the ad by saying that "we can't afford another reckless president."
Political ad response to mccain's bomb iran
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John McCain "Bomb,bomb,bomb Iran"
"Bomb Iran" Lyrics by Alex Arrowsmith. Go to www.alexarrowsmith.com for lyrics.
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Probable Options/Results of War on Iran
Labels: Faux News - Bush's Lies
Sunday, February 10, 2008
Country Joe and the Fish -Vietnam
Labels: Country Joe and Fish - Vietnam
Imperialism in Action
What Bush Hath Wrought
Labels: bush has wrought
Why They Hate Us - video
It is not for our freedoms, as Bush asserts.
This video show only a drop in the bucket of America's crimes against the weaker nations and crimes against humanity as our regimes attempted to assert control of the world.
We focus on the imperialistic actions and goals in the middle east but American imperialism extends across the globe. Africa is a prime target also, using different methods. Fact: Africa provides over 24% of our oil. That's only ONE reason the U.S. wants dominance and hegemony over Africa.
Imperialism in India - Our British allies continue to stir trouble in India. Factions continue to quarrel. Pakistan ( once a part of India) hates America equally with Brittain; publically professing to be our friend but privately backing the Taliban and insurgents. Indoa and Pakistan also continue their hatred and distrust of each other.
Opposition: People have risen up against imperialistic and unfair regimes. Revolution is not unheard of.
Labels: why they hate us
Labels: American Imperialism
Friday, February 08, 2008
US MILITARY DEATHS at 3,958
US military deaths in Iraq at 3,958
By The Associated Press 1 hour, 37 minutes ago
As of Friday, Feb. 8, 2008, at least 3,958 members of thehave died since the beginning of the Iraq war in March 2003, according to an Associated Press count. The figure includes eight military civilians. At least 3,220 died as a result of hostile action, according to the military's numbers.
The AP count is four higher than the Defense Department's tally, last updated Friday at 10 a.m. EST.
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The latest deaths reported by the military:
• A soldier died Friday in Tamim province from injuries sustained from an explosive.
• Four soldiers were killed Friday in Baghdad by an explosive.
The latest identifications reported by the military:
• No identifications reported.
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Europe Anger Over US War in Iraq
Gates cites Europe's anger over Iraq war
By ROBERT BURNS Fri Feb 8, 6:22 PM ET
MUNICH, Germany - Lingering anger inGates said he would attempt in a speech here Sunday at an international security conference to decouple perceptions of the Iraq war, in which over the U.S. invasion of Iraq explains why some allies are reluctant to heed U.S. calls for more , said Friday. It was his first public acknowledgment of such a link to the Iraq war. has no fighting role, from views of , where NATO is in charge of the fighting but has fallen short on commanders' requests for more troops.
On a flight tofrom , where he attended two days of NATO talks dominated by Afghanistan, Gates associated with what lay behind Europe's general skepticism about fighting in Afghanistan.
"From our perspective, I worry that for many Europeans the missions in Iraq and Afghanistan are confused," he told reporters traveling with him, implicitly acknowledging a political cost of the Iraq invasion.
"I think they combine the two," he added. "Many of them I think have a problem with our involvement in Iraq and project that to Afghanistan and don't understand the very different — for them — very different kind of threat" posed byin Afghanistan, as opposed to the militant group in Iraq that goes by the same name and is thought to be led by foreign terrorists linked to al-Qaida.
, which is hosting the Munich conference and which has refused Gates' explicit appeals to send combat forces to southern Afghanistan, and were among the most vocal opponents of the Iraq invasion prior to the war. has been the most supportive, and it has the second-largest .
Despite earlier refusals, France now is considering sending troops to join the fight against thein southern Afghanistan after 's appeal for 1,000 extra forces to support its beleaguered force in volatile . French officials cautioned that it was unlikely Paris would provide all the troops Canada is seeking and said a decision was unlikely before April, when NATO leaders meet for a summit in .
Such a move could ease tensions in, where a rift has emerged between nations such as the United States, Canada and Britain who have troops in the south, and those like France, Germany and whose units operates in the relative safety of north and west Afghanistan.
The Bush administration was not expecting to see a dramatic increase in troop contributions by NATO members, said a senior administration official, who spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss internal deliberations. But the official said it's possible that NATO members, perhaps before or at the April summit, would make valuable contributions in other ways, such as providing civilian police trainers.
NATO, through its International Security Assistance Force, is in charge of the war, although the top commander is an American, Army Gen. Daniel McNeill, and the United States is the biggest provider of troops. Of the 42,000 total troops, about 14,000 are American, plus the United States has another 13,000 operating separately in eastern Afghanistan hunting terrorists and training Afghan forces.
Gates suggested that while not all Europeans see the various insurgent elements inas part of the international terror problem, they might be persuaded on the issue of Afghanistan, which was a refuge for 's network and a launching pad for the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.
Gates has argued that if Afghanistan were allowed to fail, it could again become a haven for al-Qaida and thatwould be one its top targets.
"Our view, from the U.S. standpoint, is that al-Qaida in Iraq is not just a problem for Iraq, but let's leave that aside," he said. "I want to focus on why al-Qaida in Afghanistan and failure in Afghanistan would be a security problem for Europe."
As he has previously, Gates also made the point that some European allies have coalition governments with little political maneuvering room on such a sensitive topic as Afghanistan. He also praised those allied countries which have contributed combat troops as well as those helping in other ways.
He noted news reports thatmight be willing to send combat troops into southern Afghanistan and he said this would be a welcome addition.
He said none of the allies made commitments to provide more troops in Afghanistan. Nonetheless, he said the discussions were cordial and that he was encouraged by what he described as an impression that some defense ministers are considering "what more they might be able to do" on the troop issue.
Gates said that parts of his speech on Sunday would be "directed at Europeans, not their governments, in an effort to try to explain why their security is tied to success in Afghanistan" and how the outcome in Afghanistan could affect the future of the NATO alliance, which originally was designed to protect Europe, the United States andagainst a military threat by the former Soviet Union.
In congressional testimony on Wednesday, Gates expressed a fear thatcould devolve into a "two-tiered alliance," with some member countries doing the fighting in NATO's name and others refusing.
"I remain concerned about that," Gates said in the in-flight interview. "I don't think we're there at this point. I'm not sure we're even really close. But I see it out there in the more distant future if ... these current conditions continue well into the future and get worse."
Gates was asked about the possibility that his direct appeal to Europeans on the issue of anthreat to their homelands might backfire.
"There always is a risk it will be counterproductive," he replied. "I am going to try and do this in a very measured way so that I don't come across as (saying), `The sky is falling.'"
Associated Press writer Deb Riechmann contributed to this report from Washington.
Labels: Europe-anger-US war Iraq
Tuesday, February 05, 2008
Mass Grave Near Baghdad
Mass grave discovered near Baghdad
1 hour, 18 minutes ago
BAGHDAD - About 50 dead bodies were discovered Tuesday in a mass grave northwest of Baghdad, Iraqi officials said.
U.S.-backed Sunni tribesmen found the grave while patrolling the village of Jazeerah, 15 miles west of Samarra near Lake Tharthar, said Col. Mazin Younis Hussein, commander of the Samarra support force, a group of local men working with U.S. forces.
Some of the bodies were severely decomposed, suggesting they had been buried months ago, while other victims appeared to have been killed recently, said Samarra police Lt. Muthana Shakir, who visited the site Tuesday and saw the bodies.
As many as 200 bodies have been unearthed in recent months from mass graves around Lake Tharthar. Al-Qaida in Iraq controlled the area, as well as huge swaths of Iraq's western deserts, until being ousted early this year in an uprising by local tribes.
Also Tuesday, at least three Iraqis were killed and one child was injured after American soldiers stormed a tiny one-room house north of Baghdad and opened fire, U.S. and Iraqi officials said.
Iraqi police, relatives and neighbors said a couple and their 19-year-old son were shot to death in their beds late Monday. But the U.S. military said soldiers came under fire and killed two suspected members of a terrorist cell in self-defense. It said it did not know who shot the woman or the child.
The U.S. military reported only three dead, but Iraqi police said two young girls were wounded and one died Tuesday at a hospital.
It was the second time in as many days that the U.S. military conceded involvement in the death of Iraqi civilians.
On Monday, the military said it had accidentally killed nine Iraqi civilians, including a child, in an airstrike targeting al-Qaida in Iraq south of Baghdad.
In both cases, the military acknowledged involvement in the killings only in response to media inquiries.
Both incidents raised fresh concerns about the military's ability to distinguish friend from foe — and to protect civilians in the line of fire — in its stepped-up campaign to uproot insurgents from Sunni areas around Baghdad.
The latest deaths occurred in the village of Adwar, 10 miles south of Tikrit. The predominantly Sunni area is home to many former members of Saddam Hussein's regime, and has been the frequent site of U.S. raids against Sunni militants.
The U.S. military confirmed the raid in an e-mail to The Associated Press, saying its troops came under small arms fire while entering the building, and that soldiers shot dead two men inside. A woman was killed and one child was injured, but it was unclear who shot them, the military said.
It said the nighttime raid was based on intelligence gleaned from an informant — opening the possibility that the military was misled into targeting the family, perhaps out of local Iraqis' tribal or sectarian motives.
The incident remains under investigation, the military said.
A cousin of the victims, Kareem Talea Hamad, 20, said he watched the killings from his house across the street, and gave a different account of events than the American military's version.
Hamad said U.S. soldiers opened the door to the small brick house and immediately opened fire, killing its unarmed residents: father Ali Hamad Shihab, 55, his wife Naeimah Ali Sulaiman, 40, and their son Diaa Ali, who was a member of a U.S.-backed neighborhood watch group.
Such groups, composed mainly of Sunni fighters partnering with the U.S. to oust al-Qaida from their hometowns, have been targeted by other militants because of their alliance with U.S. and Iraqi forces.
The head of Adwar's Awakening Council, Col. Mutasim Ahmed, confirmed that Diaa Ali was killed. He also offered an explanation for the discrepancy between the U.S. military's account of what happened, and that of Iraqi police and witnesses.
"It seems that some gunmen were positioned near the house and they opened fire on the Americans who returned fire," Ahmed said.
Two other daughters were wounded and transported to hospitals, and one died Tuesday morning, Hamad, the cousin, said. An Iraqi police officer, speaking on customary condition of anonymity, confirmed Hamad's account.
A surviving daughter, Nawal Ali, 16, said she was inside the house at the time of the raid, and that an Iraqi interpreter working for U.S. forces tried to stop the American soldiers from killing her parents.
The unidentified interpreter rushed into the house after he heard gunshots, Ali said. "He shouted at the Americans, saying `What the heck are you are doing?'" she said.
"Then he pushed them away after they killed my family," Ali said. She credited the interpreter for saving the lives of two of her younger siblings, 5-year-old Hamzah and 6-year-old Asmaa.
Witnesses who went to the family's house early Tuesday saw three dead bodies, laid out in their blood-soaked beds. Bullet casings littered the ground.
Relatives and neighbors gathered at the house to mourn the family, and loudspeakers at a nearby mosque announced plans for a funeral.
Later Tuesday, the U.S. military issued a statement saying it "regrets the loss of an innocent civilian and the wounding of a child." It did not name the father and son, but claimed U.S. soldiers killed the men in self-defense.
In Taji, north of Baghdad, a suicide bomber detonated his explosives Tuesday near the convoy of a sheik working with U.S. forces, killing two of his followers, police said. Those killed were members of the Taji Awakening Council, a group of Sunni tribesmen north of Baghdad who have partnered with the Americans to oust militants from their hometowns.
The suicide attacker was standing near a cluster of shops waiting for Sheik Sahthir al-Khlifawi's convoy, when awakening council members spotted him, a police officer said on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak to media.
The men approached him after spotting wires dangling from his jacket, and the man then exploded himself, the officer said.
Al-Khlifawi said one of those killed was his nephew.
"We have been expecting such terrorist attacks after we received several threats. I gave orders to intensify security measures in the area," the sheik said.
Separately, the U.S. military said it detained eight suspected militants Tuesday in operations to disrupt al-Qaida in Iraq across northern parts of the country.
- US intel: al-Qaida may move outside Iraq AP, 10 minutes ago
- Gates declines to estimate war costs AP, 52 minutes ago
Off the Wires
- Iraqi women struggle to survive as violence claims their men McClatchy Newspapers via Yahoo! News, Feb 04
- Another bustling day in a Baghdad souk AFP via Yahoo! News, Jan 30
- U.S. Says It Accidentally Killed 9 Iraqi Civilians at The New York Times, Feb 04
- U.S.: 'Demonic' militants sent women to bomb markets in Iraq at CNN.com, Feb 01
- Method of corruption McClatchy Blog - Inside Iraq via Yahoo! News, Jan 29
- Baghdad neighborhoods McClatchy Blog - Inside Iraq via Yahoo! News, Jan 24
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Saturday, February 02, 2008
Anti-War Video - NOT an Endorsement of the Candidate
Impeach Bush and Cheney! Revoke ALL THEIR LAWS AND RULES
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