Iraq: Associated Press Sees “Hundreds” Where Pictures Show Millions

25 January 2020 — Moon of Alabama

Fake News in Action

At 10:01 UTC today the Associated Press tweeted that “hundreds” gather in central Baghdad to demand that American troops leave the country.

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Thirty eight minutes earlier CNN had already reported that “hundreds of thousands” are protesting in Baghdad against the U.S. troop presence in Iraq.
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US plotting return of ‘strongman’ in Iraq By M.K. Bhadrakumar

23 January 2020 — Indian Punchline

Iraq

Anti-government protesters set fire and close streets in central Baghdad, Iraq (File photo)

The departure of the former Quds Force commander Qassem Soleimani is beginning to be felt in Iraq. The two meetings that the US President Donald Trump had with the leader of Iraq’s Kurdish Regional Government Nechirvan Barzani and the president of Iraq Barhem Saleh in Switzerland on Wednesday on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum are symptomatic of Washington’s agenda to press ahead with the rollback of Iranian influence in Iraq.

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The Long Planned U.S. Assassinations In Iraq Will Increase Its Political Chaos

14 January 2020 — Moon of Alabama

The Trump administration has given various justification for its assassination of Major General Qassem Soleimani and commander Abu Mahdi al Muhandis. It claimed that there was an ‘imminent threat’ of an incident, even while not knowing what, where or when it would happen, that made the assassination necessary. Trump later said the thread was a planned bombing of four U.S. embassies. His defense secretary denied that.
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Financial N-option will settle Trump’s oil war

6 January 2020 — Asia Times

On foreign soil, as a guest nation, US has assassinated a diplomatic envoy whose mission the US had requested

Financial N-option will settle Trump’s oil war

Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei (3rd L), Iranian President Hassan Rouhani (2nd L) and Iranian Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani (L) attend the Jan. 6 funeral ceremony in Tehran of Qasem Soleimani, commander of Iranian Revolutionary Guards’ Quds Forces, who was killed in a US drone airstrike in Iraq. Photo: AFP / Iranian Presidency handout / Anadolu Agency

The bombshell facts were delivered by caretaker Iraqi Prime Minister Adil Abdul-Mahdi, during an extraordinary, historic parliamentary session in Baghdad on Sunday.

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After U.S. Strike On Iraqi Forces Its Troops Will (Again) Have To Leave

30 December 2019 — Moon of Alabama

Within Syria @WithinSyriaBlog –

17:43 UTC · Dec 29, 2019

Trump just made the mistake of his presidency.

That may be true or may be not true. Here is what happened.

On Friday a volley of some 30 107mm Katyusha rockets hit the K1 base which houses Iraqi and U.S. troops near Kirkuk, Iraq. One U.S. mercenary/contractor died, two Iraqi and four U.S. soldiers were wounded. Instead of finding the real culprits – ISIS remnants, disgruntled locals, Kurds who want to regain control over Kirkuk – the U.S. decided that Kata’ib Hizbullah was the group guilty of the attack.

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Depleted Uranium and Radioactive Contamination in Iraq: An Overview

22 August 2017 — Global Research

December 28, 2019

First published on August 22, 2017, this authoritative report by Dr. Al- Azzawi addresses the war crimes committed by the US and its allies through the use of  depleted uranium (radioactive) ammunition, resulting in countless deaths attributable to the spread of leukemia among children, congenital malformations, breast cancer. etc. Dr. Al-Azzawi is a Research Associate of the Centre for Research on Globalization (CRG).

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Depleted Uranium: An Iraqi Scientist Speaks Out on the Lingering Effects of Radioactive Weapons By Edward Fox

5 July 2019 — Global Research – Al-Fanar Media 2 July 2019

Souad Naji al-Azzawi, an Iraqi environmental scientist (and longtime contributor to Global Research), has devoted much of her professional life to studying one of the thorniest problems remaining from the years of war in her home country—the effect of depleted uranium weapons on the Iraqi environment and on human health.

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16 Years After Iraq, the US Has Become a Nation of Passive Neocons by Whitney Webb

20 March 2019 — Mint Press

After Iraq, the neocons began waging another war, one for America’s soul.

WASHINGTON (Opinion) — Sixteen years have passed and the memory of the Iraq War is distant for many, save for the millions of people — Iraqi and American alike — who saw their lives destroyed by one of the greatest lies ever sold to the American public.

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Video: The Mysterious Death of Dr. David Kelly By Norman Baker and Richard Galustian

23 March 2019 — Global Research

Introduction by Richard Galustian

As we contemplate the 16th anniversary this week of the start of the Iraq war, we are forced to ponder on the insanity of that decision by the US and UK in anticipation very soon of a similar disaster developing, again no doubt for oil, this time though in Venezuela.

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