Iraq Witnessing a Popular Revolution, Association of Muslim Scholars

18 June 2014 — BRussells Tribunal

iraqDr. Sheikh Mohammed Bashar al-Faidhi, spokesman of the Association of Muslim Scholars, said that what is happening in Iraq today is a popular revolution against the policy of oppression, marginalization and exclusion pursued by successive governments under the brutal occupation, including the current Maliki government.

Sheikh Bashar Al-Faidhi, Spokesperson of the Association of Muslim Scholars (right)

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IRAQ UNDER US MILITARY OCCUPATION: Maliki Proxy Government orders Execution of former PM Tariq Aziz

15 February 2012 — Global Research: IRAQ UNDER US MILITARY OCCUPATION: Maliki Proxy Government orders Execution of former PM Tariq Aziz


Ms Navanethem Pillay, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, United Nations, Geneva.

Dear Ms Navanethem Pillay and Colleagues,

I am forwarding this self explanatory alert, as is.

Iraq has been illegally invaded, occupied and decimated. Surely the UN cannot sit by as these terrible executions – pogroms – go ahead. Death sentences for no other reason than that Mr Aziz and his colleagues were part of the legitimate, sovereign government of Iraq – a ‘sovereignty and territorial integrity’ which was guaranteed by the UN itself, prior to the invasion.

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Information Clearing House Newsletter 22 December 2011: Are We Living in a Fool's Paradise?

22 December 2011 — Information Clearing House

Pakistan Needs to Declare Its Independence
By Yasmeen Ali
Pakistan lies ravaged, with her economy destroyed, thanks to the country’s deep involvement in the “War on Terror.”

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Information Clearing House Newsletter 21 December 2011: A Better World's In Birth (Maybe)

21 December 2011 — Information Clearing House

Engineering Consent For Attack On Iran 
Iran Could Get Nuclear Bomb Within a Year
By Haaretz
Panetta said, “There are no options off the table,” and added that a nuclear Iran is “unacceptable”.

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Iraq: Provoking the Inevitable By Dahr Jamail

23 May 2009 – t r u t h o u t | Perspective

On Monday, Iraqi government security forces arrested two prominent Sunni leaders in Iraq’s volatile Diyala Province. One of them, Sheikh Riyadh al-Mujami, not coincidentally, is a prominent leader in the local Sahwa (Sons of Iraq), the 100,000-strong Sunni militia that was set up by the US military to quell attacks against occupation forces and launch an effort to battle al-Qaeda in Iraq. Both of those objectives were accomplished, but these efforts are being erased by ongoing missions by Iraqi government security forces, sometimes backed by the US military, to kill or capture both Sahwa leadership and fighters. The results of these attacks against the Sahwa are already evident in an escalation in violence that has taken two forms – a dramatic increase in spectacular attacks against Iraqi civilians and increasing attacks against occupation forces.

The Sahwa played a critical role in the reduction of overall violence in Iraq. When the US decided to pay off the resistance (to the tune of $300 per month per fighter) that was effectively shredding occupation forces from late 2003 until mid-2006, the number of US military personnel being killed began to decline, and has, until recently, continued to decline. The Sahwa were also effective in finding and eliminating al-Qaeda in Iraq, so the fact that we are now seeing a renewing of horrific attacks against the Shia should not come as a surprise as the Sahwa continue to leave their security posts around the country.

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