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Robert Fisk: The true story of free speech in America - Independent Online Edition > Robert Fisk

Robert Fisk: The true story of free speech in America - Independent Online Edition > Robert Fisk: "Laila al-Arian was wearing her headscarf at her desk at Nation Books, one of my New York publishers. No, she told me, it would be difficult to telephone her father. At the medical facility of his North Carolina prison, he can only make a few calls - monitored, of course - and he was growing steadily weaker. "

Las Vegas SUN: Fourth Anniversary of the Fall of Baghda

Las Vegas SUN: Fourth Anniversary of the Fall of Baghda

One day last spring, a dozen men in black uniforms knocked down her door with machine guns. They screamed "Filthy Sunnis!" and they handcuffed her sons: Haqqi, 39, Qais, 37, Ali, 31.

"Why? What did my boys do?" the mother cried. She got no answers. The dozen gunmen dragged their new prisoners across the floor, pummeling heads with their rifle butts.

Al-Dulaimi dropped to her knees, clinging to the ankles of a kidnapper. She begged, kissing his shoes. Then she bargained: "At least leave me one. Take the other two. Leave me one."
Four years ago I was shocked to see American capture of Baghdad without a fight. According to some account Americans used chemical weapons against the defenders of the airport in Baghdad. The rapists used the same methods throughout Iraq to put down resistance forces to some success. Iraqis are still fighting the ugly occupation paying a heavy price for it. As freedom loving people around the world know, freedom need to be gotten by blood and money. It is very important that Iraqis need not to lose hope in the face of death and destruction; they are the face of resistance for every oppressed and colonized people.

Four years after that moment, with violence besieging the country, Jubouri is concerned with neither benchmarks nor timelines, troop strengths nor withdrawal dates. What he cares most about is security and order, of which, he said, he has seen very little. He blames Iraq's Shiite-led government and its security forces, and wishes for a return of the era led by the man w…

Al Jazeera English - News

Al Jazeera English - News: "The former commander of Iraq's Republican Guard has accused the US of using non-conventional weapons in its war against the Middle East country.

Saifeddin Fulayh Hassan Taha al-Rawi told Al Jazeera that US forces used neutron and phosphorus bombs during their assault on Baghdad airport before the April 9 capture of the Iraqi capital."