Iraq

Pentagon encircles Iran: Victory would take 3 weeks

Pentagon encircles Iran: Victory would take 3 weeks

US strategists believe that they could destroy or significanly downgrade Iran’s armed forces in about three weeks

Rates of cancer, leukaemia and congenital deformities higher in Fallujah than those reported in the aftermath of nuclear explosions in Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945. Click to enlarge

The Children of Fallujah – families fight back

Robert Fisk on the legacy of the Anglo-American ‘liberation’ of Iraq

The Children of Fallujah - Sayef's story

The Children of Fallujah – Sayef’s story

A 2010 study said increases in infant mortality, cancer and leukaemia in Fallujah exceeded those reported by survivors of the atomic bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki

The Children of Fallujah – the hospital of horrors

Part II of Robert Fisk’s report from Fallujah a decade after it was ‘liberated’ by U.S. forces

Broadcast News Networks Misrepresent Intelligence On Iranian Nuclear Issues

Broadcast News Networks Misrepresent Intelligence On Iranian Nuclear Issues

Just as news coverage of Iraq’s alleged WMD helped pave the way for the invasion – before being revealed as flawed – so a recent study has found corporate news consistently misrepresents Iran’s nuclear program. Includes video

Israel-Iran History, Holocaust Perverted in Grass’s Poem

Coming from the man who helped champion the invasion of Iraq, in which Israel was the only real beneficiary, this attack reveals Jeffrey Goldberg for what he really is

Leaked Video Shows US Contractors Randomly Killing Civilians

Employees of the US military contracting group Academi (formerly Xe, Blackwater USA and Blackwater Worldwide) are seen in new leaked video randomly shooting their machine guns and driving their Humvees into Iraqi pedestrians

Israelis Grow Confident Strike on Iran’s Nukes Can Work

Israelis Grow Confident Strike on Iran’s Nukes Can Work

One of the journalists who helped pave the way for the invasion of Iraq is now preparing the public to accept military action against Iran

U.S. Drones Patrolling Its Skies Provoke Outrage in Iraq

Despite having officially withdrawn its military, the U.S. still about two-dozen U.A.V.s in Iraq, some of which are still operational

In Sadr City the streets are filled with potholes and strewn with refuse. Click to enlarge

Iraq: A country in shambles

Prior to the US-led invasion, the Bush administration promised the war would bring Iraqis a better life. That promise has yet to be fulfilled as clean water, reliable power and basic daily essentials are still in short supply

UK’s secret plots for Syria

Britain is reportedly drawing up secret plans for the imposition of a “No Fly Zone” over Syria – just as one was enforced over Iraq prior to its invasion

The war is pronounced dead

Pepe Escobar with an alternative take on the official end of the occupation of Iraq

Once again, war is prime time and journalism’s role is taboo

The role of respectable journalism in western state crimes — from Iraq to Iran, Afghanistan to Libya – remains taboo. It is currently deflected by the media theatre of the Leveson enquiry into phone hacking

Possible routes for Israeli strikes on Iranian nuclear facilities.

Using Fake Intelligence to Justify War on Iran

For the past eight years threats have been directed at Iran. Fake intelligence has been an integral part of this. There are indications, however, that this time the Western military alliance is not “crying wolf”

U.S. Is Planning Buildup in Gulf After Iraq Exit

Plans are underway for a military build-up in the Persian Gulf to respond to any possible confrontation with Iran

US to build underground hangar in Iraq

Despite the approaching deadline for withdrawal from Iraq, the U.S. has employed a local contractor to build an underground hanger complex and moved 150 aircraft to the western Anbar province from Qatar

Another casualty in the “War on Terror”

The soldier who killed herself after refusing to take part in torture

Pre-war Iraq ‘was no threat to UK’

Tony Blair was told prior to the 2003 invasion that Iraq posed no threat to Britain, says former MI5 chief

U.S. general warns Iran on Iraq militia attacks

Emphasising U.S. resolve to respond to attacks on its forces, the man tipped to become next chief of staff, Gen. Dempsey warned that Iran hoped to create a “Beirut-like moment” in Iraq. Which probably sounds like music to anyone planning a false flag

UK media ignore Murdoch role in Iraq war

Amid the controversy engulfing Murdoch’s media one aspect is being studiously ignored. Yet it may be News International’s worst wrongdoing