April 2003

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War in Iraq April 7 Evening

News and analysis on the war in Iraq from Russian journalists and military experts.

The Allied Grip Tightens on Baghdad

On the streets of Baghdad, Robert Fisk sees grim evidence of a bloody battle

Wag the Dog Unreality TV – Part 1

The capture of Baghdad Airport by US forces has been touted by the mainstream media as a significant victory. But was it quite what it seems?

Near Baghdad, U.S. Troops Encounter a ‘Remarkable’ Foe

In one close engagement US troops encounter ‘Jihad’ forces from Syria and Egypt

“The Harbinger of World War III”

According to Raanan Gissin, senior adviser to Ariel Sharon: “The world is going to fight, whether they like it or not”

Despair of a Village at Devastation

Baker Nagill Sacanda Mohammed holds a blackened flatbread in his outstretched arms and begs for answers nobody can give. Behind him are the smouldering remains of his bakery, the hub of this quiet Shi’ite community until the war finally caught up with it 45 minutes ago. A few feet away, under sheets of bloodstained newspaper [...]

“Smoking gun” WMD site in Iraq turns out to contain pesticide

A facility near Baghdad that a US officer had said might finally be “smoking gun” evidence of Iraqi chemical weapons production turned out to contain pesticide, not sarin gas as feared. A military intelligence officer for the US 101st Airborne Division’s aviation brigade, Captain Adam Mastrianni, told AFP that comprehensive tests determined the presence of [...]

US Tanks Strike into Baghdad

Amid a blistering artillery barrage and aerial bombardment that made buildings shake, I drove through the half-deserted streets of Baghdad yesterday

This War is Spreading Fast

The present war in Iraq is only the beginning, writes Justin Raimondo. Expect the current conflict to spread and engulf Syria and Iran too

SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome): A Great Global SCAM

The public health emergency generally called SARS, is best diagnosed as a “Sickening and Repulsive Scam.” Dr. Leonard Horowitz explains why

War in Iraq, April 6 (continued)

Daily online reports from IRAQWAR.RU, an informative site set up by Russian journalists and military analysts to cover the war in Iraq

The Battle of Baghdad

Ever so slowly, writes Robert Fisk, the suburbs were turned into battlefields

War in Iraq, April 5

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It All Started in Waco

The blueprint for the current war on Iraq, says Tom Mysiewicz, was first outlined nearly ten years ago at Waco

Russian Diplomatic Convoy Attacked in Iraq

A convoy of Russian embassy diplomats came under fire today as they were evacuating from Baghdad, leaving several people injured, the Kremlin said. It is unclear whether the convoy was hit by Anglo-American or Iraqi forces, though the US military has said that initial findings indicate that their forces were not responsible. Russia’s ambassador to [...]

War in Iraq, April 4

War in Iraq, April 4

Daily online reports from IRAQWAR.RU, an informative site set up by Russian journalists and military analysts to cover the war in Iraq

Saddam’s masters of concealment dig in, ready for battle

Saddam’s masters of concealment dig in, ready for battle

Like the Serb army in Kosovo, the Iraqis are resorting to the extensive use of camouflage as they await US forces

Bush, Blair Banned from Bethlehem’s Church of the Nativity

DUBAI: The Church of Nativity in Bethlehem, believed to be the birthplace of Jesus Christ, has barred U.S. President George Bush and British Prime Minister Tony Blair from ever entering the shrine. Christianity’s holiest shrine branded the two “war criminals”, Qatar News Agency reported. The agency, in a report from Bethlehem monitored here, said U.S. [...]

Major Events of 3 April

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Outgunned Iraqis Show Real Ingenuity

The Iraqis defeat in the last Gulf War seems to have been a lesson. Since then the Iraqi army has been trimmed to a leaner, meaner fighting force