War crimes: Mosul families count their dead as US airstrikes kill thousands of civilians

14 July 2017 — Drone Warfare

Award-winning journalist Patrick Cockburn, Middle East correspondent of The Independent, writes from Mosul, recording accusations by local people who assert the US-led coalition has ‘massively’ overused force.

They allege that the intensity of the bombardment from the air was out of all proportion to the number of Isis fighters on the ground

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The Engineered Destruction and Political Fragmentation of Iraq By Prof Michel Chossudovsky

14 July 2017 — Global Research

The Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham: An instrument of the Western Military Alliance

Author’s Introduction and Update (July 14, 2017)

First published by GR on June 14, 2014, updated August 2014, this article reveals how the US and its allies facilitated the incursion of Islamic State (ISIS) convoys into Iraq in June 2014 prior to the onset of the counter-terrorism bombing campaign launched by Obama in August 2014.  

It is worth recalling the history of the initial incursion of ISIS forces (Summer 2014) and the timeline extending from the occupation of Mosul in Summer of 2014 which was covertly supported by the US, to the “Liberation” of Mosul three years later which was also supported by the US and its allies.

We’re dealing with a diabolical military and intelligence agenda. 

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Mass Arrests of Protesters: Outrageous in Russia, Barely Worth Mentioning in US

14 July 2017 — FAIR

Major media’s relative lack of interest in the mass arrests by Metro DC police on Inauguration Day is a fact noted by activists and journalists since the incident almost six months ago. One way to measure the dearth of coverage is to compare the attention paid to comparable protester arrests in Russia last month.

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