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GI SPECIAL Edited by Thomas Barton
Covering the War and Occupation of Iraq
GISpecial is by far the best (and most consistent) daily roundup of news and information on the situation in Iraq (shades of War Report for those of you who remember the paper put out by a bunch of Brit journalists fed-up with ‘news’ coverage of the 1990-2003 Gulf War), and it’s all the work of one person, Thomas Barton, who has been putting out GIS consistently since March 2003.
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2008
December 2008
31/12/08 GI Special 6L20: From The River To The Sea
29/12/08 GI Special 6L19: He Got That Right!
27/12/08

GI Special 6L18: The VA Benefits Slingshot

25/12/08 GI Special 6L17: Mosul Christmas Edition
25/12/08 GI Special 6L16: Not Soon Enough
24/12/08 GI Special 6L15: More Shoes
21/12/08 GI Special 6L14: "Withers Into Dust"
21/12/08 GI Special 6L13: The Pigs Are Back In Town
20/12/08 GI Special 6L12 Coming Home
19/12/08 GI Special 6L11: The Soldiers' Truce
17/12/08 GI Special 6L10: Bridging The Gap
15/12/08 GI Special 6L9: "Too Many"
14/12/08 GI Special 6L8: The Traitor Odierno At It Again
13/12/08 GI Special 6L7: "My Most Enduring Fans"
9/12/08

GI Special 6L6: "An International Morgue"

7/12/08 GI Special 6L4: Two Wars
5/12/08 GI Special 6L3: The Great Depression Bail Out
2/12/08 GI Special 6L2: 66,000
1/12/08 GI Special 6L1: "Seeing The Truth For Themselves"
November 2008
30/11/08 GI Special 6L1: "Seeing The Truth For Themselves"
29/11/08 GI Special 6K19: "I Guess We Didn't Get The Memo"
28/11/08

GI Special 6K18: You Been Took, Again

27/11/08 GI Special 6K17: Thanks
23/11/08 GI Special 6K16: Almost Home
22/11/08 GI Special 6K15: Shame And Dishonor
21/11/08 GI Special 6K14: Every Last One Of Them
20/11/08 GI Special 6K13: "The Whole Route Is Insecure"
17/11/08 GI Special 6K12: Poisoned
16/11/08 GI Special 6K11: "The Day I Will Remember"
15/11/08 GI Special 6K10: Resistance In The Military
13/11/08 GI Special 6K9: National Guard Special
12/11/08 GI Special 6K8: "You've Been Took"
10/11/08 GI Special 6K7: Not My Enemy
9/11/08 GI Special 6K6: "True Architects Of Our Future"
8/11/08 GI Special 6K5: Meanwhile, Back In The Real World
5/11/08

GI Special 6K4: Morning After Pill

3/11/08 GI Special 6K3: Reality Show
2/11/08 GI Special 6K2: "This Is The Freedom?"
1/11/08 GI Special 6K1: "Vote For The Soldier Killer"
October 2008
31/10/08 GI Special 6J25: Election Erection
29/10/08 GI Special 6J24: The Mask Comes Off
27/10/08 GI Special 6J23: Bush Regime Attacks Syria
25/10/08 GI Special 6J22: More!
24/10/08 Traveling Soldier: Hate the war? Try voting against it
22/10/08 GI Special 6J20: "We Were All Asked To Lie"
21/10/08 GI Special 6J19 Never Forgive Never Forget
20/10/08 GI Special 6J18: "Occupation Forces Out Now"
19/10/08 GI Special 6J17: "I Would Not Follow Illegal Orders"
18/10/08

GI Special 6J16: "Get Out Occupier"

17/10/08 GI Special 6J15: "I Hate This Guy"
15/10/08 GI Special 6J14: Section 60
15/10/08 GI Special 6J13: National Guard Special
14/10/08

GI Special 6J12: Sitting Ducks

13/10/08 GI Special 6J11: Soldiers Who Stopped A War
12/10/08 GI Special 6J10: Unrelentingly Grim
10/10/08 GI Special 6J9: Action Report
10/10/08 GI Special 6J8: "Who Is Going To Hear Our Pain?"
8/10/08

GI Special 6J7: Dying In Vain

6/10/08

GI Special 6J6: The Secretive Family

5/10/08 GI Special 6J5: "He Would Go With The People"
4/10/08 GI Special 6J4: It's So Over
5/10/08 GI Special 6J3: There It Is
3/10/08 GI Special 6J2: 34 Hours To Go
1/10/08 GI Special 6J1: Fear
September 2008
30/9/08 GI Special 6!24: Dutch Platoon Refuses Combat
28/9/08 GI Special 6I23: 1st Brig. 3rd Inf. Div
27/9/08 GI Special 6I22: No Pot To Piss In
26/9/08 GI Special 6I21: Deadly Debate
25/9/08 GI Special 6I20: Fed Rejects GI Special Bailout
23/9/08 GI Special 6I19: Cat Food
22/9/08 GI Special 6I18: All Korean Troops Going Home
21/9/08

GI Special 6I17: NAg Nag Nag

21/9/08 GI Special 6I16: “Now I Sit In Iraq”
20/9/08 GI Special 6I15: HEY MOM
19/9/08 GI Special 6I14: Time's Running Out!
18/9/08 GI Special 6I13: A Great Story
17/9/08 GI Special 6I12: CONTACT “It’s Getting To The Point Where People Are Leaving Their Boots On When They Sleep”
15/9/08 GI Special 6I11: “Kill The Invaders”
13/9/08 GI Special 6I10: "This Is A Mission From Hell"
12/9/08 GI Special 6I9: National Guard Special
11/9/08 GI Special 6I8A: Respectful Reminder
9/9/08 GI Special 6I8: "Up Late Again"
7/9/08 GI Special 6I6: Lima Charlie
6/9/08 GI Special 6I5: "The Army Should Be Ashamed"
5/9/08 GI Special 6I4: Massacre
5/9/08 GI Special 6I3: Hot Summer Raffle
3/9/08 GI Special 6I2: Candidates Demand Immediate Withdrawal
2/9/08 GI Special 6I1: "How Many Times"
August 2008
31/8/08 GI Special 6H22: Enemy Combatants Raid Minneapolis
30/8/08 GI Special 6H21: Honorable Work In Hand
29/8/08 GI Special 6H20: The Four Mile March
27/8/08 GI Special 6H19: "Save Our Soldiers"
24/8/08 GI Special 6H18: The Traitor Bush At It Again
23/8/08 GI Special 6H17: NO END IN SIGHT
22/8/08 GI Special 6H16: The Oak Tree Hangings
20/8/08

GI Special 6H15: "Our Common Enemy"

19/8/08 GI Special 6H14: IVAW Base Tour Rocks!
17/8/08

GI Special 6H13: A Modest Proposal

16/8/08

GI Special 6H11: More And More

15/8/08 GI Special 6H10: "What's Going To Stop It"
13/8/08 GI Special 6H9: New Traveling Soldier Is Out Now!
13/8/08 GI Special 6H8: Impact
11/8/08 GI Special 6H7: Q & A
9/8/08 GI Special 6H6: Under The Hood
8/8/08 GI Special 6H5: Stop Loss - "We Can't Go Home"
7/8/08 GI Special 6H4: A New Battle
5/8/08

GI Special 6H3: Warning

4/8/08 GI Special 6H2: " It Is NOT Better Over There"
1/8/08

GI Special 6H1: IVAW Leads By Example

July 2008
31/7/08 GI Special 6G18: Dinky Dau
29/7/08 GI Special 6G17: Confirmed!
26/7/08 GI Special 6G16: Rats
25/7/08 GI Special 6G15: "On 21 December 1918..."
24/7/08 GI Special 6G14: "We Were All Betrayed"
22/7/08 GI Special 6G13: One Is Too Many
21/7/08 GI Special 6G12: No Fobbits On This Trip
20/7/08 GI Special 6G11: "You Just Feel Betrayed"
19/7/08 GI Special 6G10: 45% Say Afghanistan Not Worth It
17/7/08 GI Special 6G9: Fort Carson - "Extreme Discontent"
16/7/08 GI Special 6G8: "Force Our Leaders To Submit"
13/7/08 GI Special 6G7: Army Sergeant!
12/7/08 GI Special 6G6: "Defiance, Rebellion And Resistance"
11/7/08 GI Special 6G5: "Cast Off The Shackles"
11/7/08 GI Special 6G4: Hell No, He Won't Go
9/7/08 GI Special 6G3: Afghan Clusterbation
2/7/08 GI Special 6G1: From Baghdad
June 2008
29/6/08 GI Special 6F19: How It Is
28/6/08 GI Special 6F18: Desertions Up 92%
26/6/08 GI Special 6F17: Soldiers Can Stop The Gears
24/6/08 GI Special 6F16: New Traveling Soldier Now!
24/6/08 GI Special 6F15: "They Didn't Want Us There"
23/6/08 GI Special 6F14: "Ovation And Cheers From Active Duty"
22/6/08 GI Special 6F13: "Soldiers Are Fed Up"
20/6/08 GI Special 6F12: THERE IT IS!
17/6/08 GI Special 6F11: "In Defense Of The Warriors"
16/6/08 GI Special 6F10: Fathers' Day
15/6/08 GI Special 6F9: "Bring The Soldiers Home Now, Today"
13/6/08 GI Special 6F8: No End To Stop-Loss
11/6/08

GI Special 6F7: Soldiers' Rebellion Shakes Dictator

10/6/08 GI Special 6F6: Looking Up And Down
8/6/08 GI Special 6F5: "Because..."
7/6/08 GI Special 6F4: Frothing Mouth Animals
6/6/08 GI Special 6F3: "Thanks For Nothing"
5/6/08 GI Special 6F2: He Gets It
1/6/08 GI Special 6F1: Memorial Days
May 2008
  GI Special 6E19: Memorial Days
  GI Special 6E18: KIA
  GI Special 6E17: Stop-Loss
  GI Special 6E16: Memorial Day
  GI Special 6E15: Saving Your Sanity, Or Your Life
  GI Special 6E14: It's Over
  GI Special 6E13: No End In Sight
  GI Special 6E12: Participating In Betrayal
  GI Special 6E11: Yes We Can -- Kill More
  GI Special 6E10: "Who Better?"
  GI Special 6E9: " Burn In Hell"
11/5/08 GI Special 6E8: Buried In Bullshit +100 Years
11/5/08 GI Special 6E7: Bush Buddies Take A Whipping
10/5/08 GI Special 6E6: 1000
7/5/08 GI Special 6E5: Outstanding!
6/5/08 GI Special 6E4: So
5/5/08

GI Special 6E3 5 May, 2008: "We Just Can't Do This Anymore"

5/5/08 GI Special 6E2 4 May, 2008: Combat Report
3/5/08

GI Special 6E1 3 May, 2008: Some Other Surges

April 2008
30/4/08

GI Special 6D21 29 April 2008: US KIA At 7 Month High

28/4/08 GI Special 6D20: Bridging The Gap
27/4/08 GI Special 6D19: "Soldiers Come Home"
26/4/08 GI Special 6D18: "Call It Quits"
25/4/08 GI Special 6D17: Insanity And Sanity
20/4/08 GI Special 6D16: "Folly"
18/4/08 GI Special 6D15: "We Don't See Any Progress"
16/4/08 GI Special 6D14: Shell Shock
14/4/08 GI Special 6D13: Rats
13/4/08 GI Special 6D12: Resistance
12/4/08 GI Special 6D11: "So Why are We Here?"
11/4/08 GI Special 6D10: "No Joke"
10/4/08 GI Special 6D9: KIA x 14
7/4/08

GI Special 6D8: Counterinsurgency 101

5/4/08 GI Special 6D7: Privates Disobeyed
4/4/08 GI Special 6D6: Ft. Hood Troops Boo Cheney
4/4/08 GI Special 6D5: Last Call
3/4/08 GI Special 6D4: The Wheels Come Off
2/4/08 GI Special 6D3: Danger - Nationalists At Work
1/4/08 GI Special 6D2: "A Waste"
1/4/08 GI Special 6D1: Don't Leave Him Hanging
March 2008
31/3/08 GI Special 6C23: "I Want Him Home"
30/3/08 GI Special 6C22: Soldiers
30/3/08 GI Special 6C21: The Rat Who Lit The Fuse
29/3/08 GI Special 6C20: Q & A
28/3/08 GI Special 6C19: Baghdad Rising
27/3/08 GI Special 6C18: "Killed For The Lies"
24/3/08 GI Special 6C17: "Out Of Control"
23/3/08 GI Special 6C16: Making It Happen
23/3/08 GI Special 6C15: Home
22/3/08 GI Special 6C14: New Traveling Soldier Ready!
22/3/08 GI Special 6C13: 4000 And Five Years
17/3/08 GI Special 6C12: You Got Company
16/3/08 GI Special 6C11: Atrocities
15/3/08 GI Special 6C10: Big Surprise
14/3/08 GI Special 6C9: "Soldiers Were Ignoring Their Orders"
13/3/08 GI Special 6C8: Fists Up!
10/3/08 GI Special 6C7: "The Crap War"
9/3/08 GI Special 6C6: No More Half-Stepping
8/3/08 GI Special 6C5: Garbage For President
4/3/08

GI Special 6C4: Be Advised - Save The Date

3/3/08 GI Special 6C3: KIA
2/3/08 GI Special 6C2: Route Step
1/3/08 GI Special 6C1:"Everybody Pack It Up"
February 2008
29/2/08 GI Special 6B20: Firing Squad Kills Winter Soldiers
27/2/08 GI Special 6B19: Gambler's Fallacy
24/2/08 GI Special 6B18: "These Feet"
24/2/08 GI Special 6B17: Bridging The Gap
23/2/08 GI Special 6B16: Ft. Dix
21/2/08 GI Special 6B15: "They Hate It"
20/2/08 GI Special 6B14: "It Didn't Make Any Sense"
18/2/08 GI Special 6B13: Americans Get It Right
17/2/08 GI Special 6B12: Reconnaissance By Fire
17/2/08 GI Special 6B11: Command Dishonors Medevac
15/2/08 GI Special 6B10: New Traveling Soldier Now!
13/2/08 GI Special 6B9: The Helmet
12/2/08 GI Special 6B8: Resistance Cuts Iraq Power 25%
11/2/08 GI Special 6B7: "Pawns In A Sick Game"
10/2/08 GI Special 6B6: "I Can't See Why"
4/2/08 GI Special 6B5: Death By Kevlar
3/2/08 GI Special 6B4: Egyptian Soldiers Act For Liberation
2/2/08 GI Special 6B3: Command Killing Wounded Troops
2/2/08 GI Special 6B2: National Guard Special
1/2/08 GI Special 6B1: "Nothing Is Safe In Kabul"
January 2008
31/1/08 GI Special 6A21: The Black House
30/1/08 GI Special 6A20: "We Would Fight Back"
30/1/08 GI Special 6A19: The Boiling Point
29/1/08 GI Special 6A18: Liberation
27/1/08 GI Special 6A17: "We Really Don't Know"
27/1/08 GI Special 6A16: Some Truth For A Change
21/1/08 GI Special 6A15: War Reports
21/1/08 GI Special 6A14: "She Feels Cold"
20/1/08

GI Special 6A13: The Mission

15/1/08 GI Special 6A12: The Traitor Bush At It Again
14/1/08 GI Special 6A11: One Year From Now
13/1/08 GI Special 6A10: U.S. Majority For Withdrawal
12/1/08 GI Special 6A9: Happy Iraqis
11/1/08 GI Special 6A8: National Guard Edition
10/1/08 GI Special 6A7: Diyala Red
8/1/08 GI Special 6A6: The Deadliest Terrain
7/1/08

GI Special 6A5: Petraeus' Bedtime Story

5/1/08 GI Special 6A4: Huckabee And Obama
4/1/08 GI Special 6A3: War Reports
3/1/08 GI Special 6A2: Crappy New Year
1/1/08 GI Special 6A1: The Pointless War
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