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Don't Believe the Propaganda - The Sectarian Myth of Iraq

Don't Believe the Propaganda - The Sectarian Myth of Iraq


June 18, 2014 "ICH"
- "The
Guardian
" - -

Tony Blair has been widely derided for his

attempted justification of the 2003 Iraq
invasion
, and his claim last weekend that
he's blameless over the current turmoil.
Unfortunately, though, many of his critics have
also bought into a central plank of his
argument: that Iraqi society is no more than a
motley collection of religions and ethnicities
which have been waiting for decades, if not
centuries, to slaughter each other and plunge
the place into a bloodbath.


The main
difference between the two sides seems to be
that Blair believes western intervention is the
answer; some of his critics say Iraq needed a
dictator like Saddam to hold the nation
together. Neither side, though, has yet produced

U.S. Again Gunning For 'Regime Change' In Iraq

U.S. Again Gunning For 'Regime Change' In Iraq

By Moon
Of Alabama



June
19, 2014 "ICH"

Three days ago
we

said:


The U.S.
has conditioned any involvement on the Iraqi
government side on a change in its structure
towards some "unity government" that would
include representatives of the rebellious Sunni
strains. Prime Minister Maliki, who received
good results in the recent elections, will see
no reason to go for that.As expected
Maliki

declined to follow orders out of Washington DC
and he is right to do so. Isn't Iraq supposed to be
a sovereign state?


No says
Washington. It is us

who are choosing a new Iraqi prime minister:

The ISIS Fiasco: It’s Really an Attack on Iran

The ISIS Fiasco: It’s Really an Attack on Iran





The ISIS
Fiasco: It’s Really an Attack on Iran

By Mike Whitney
June 19, 2014 "ICH"
- "Counterpunch"
- - There’s
something that doesn’t ring-true about the
coverage of crisis in Iraq. Maybe it’s the way
the media reiterates the same, tedious storyline
over and over again with only the slightest
changes in the narrative. For example, I was
reading an article in the Financial Times by
Council on Foreign Relations president, Richard
Haass, where he says that Maliki’s military
forces in Mosul “melted away”. Interestingly,
the Haass op-ed was followed by a piece by David
Gardener who used almost the very same language.
He said the “army melts away.” So, I decided to
thumb through the news a bit and see how many
other journalists were stung by the “melted
away” bug. And,…

The Destruction and Political Fragmentation of Iraq. Towards the Creation of a US Sponsored Islamist Caliphate

The Destruction and Political Fragmentation of Iraq. Towards the Creation of a US Sponsored Islamist Caliphate




June 14, 2014 "ICH"
- "GR"
- -
The Western
media in chorus have described the unfolding
conflict in Iraq as a “civil war” opposing the
Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham
against the Armed forces of the Al-Maliki
government.




(Also referred
to as Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) or
Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS))




The conflict
is casually described as “sectarian warfare” between
Radical Sunni and Shia without addressing
“who is behind the various factions”. 
What
is at stake is a carefully staged US
military-intelligence agenda.



Known and
documented, Al Qaeda affiliated entities have been
used by US-NATO in numerous conflicts as
“intelligence assets” since the heyday of the
Soviet-Afghan war. In Syria, the Al Nusr…

Gallup: Forty-Two Percent Of Americans Reject The Concept Of Evolution In Humans

Gallup: Forty-Two Percent Of Americans Reject The Concept Of Evolution In Humans




June 05, 2014 "ICH"
-
Gallup has released a

new poll that shows that Americans still reject the
concept of evolution of humans in high numbers.

Indeed, twice the number of Americans believe that
humans were created by God in their current image
than there are those who believe in natural
evolution. Indeed, those 42 percent believe that man
was created by God in the last 10,000 years. That is
a considerable difference even if you focus only on
anatomically modern humans which appeared in the
Middle Paleolithic period about 200,000 years ago.
For those who believe in the science behind
evolution, the news is not all bad. Nineteen percent
believe in evolution without divine involvement
while another 31 percent believe that there was
evolution from “less advance…

Deserters are Heroes

Deserters are Heroes



June 05, 2014 "ICH"
- "Dissident
Voice
" -
If Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl was a deserter, then he’s a
hero. Furthermore, he might have been the only sane
American in Afghanistan. That war is not only
unnecessary, it is wrong. Bergdahl’s recognition of
this fact (if that’s what occurred) proves his
sanity. Then again, perhaps he just got tired of
killing and the threat of being killed. Or maybe the
military’s excessively macho culture got to him. If
he did just walk away from his post, it’s clear
something cataclysmic happened in his psyche. It is
not his fault other soldiers may have been killed
searching for him. It is the fault of the government
and its supporters that sent the soldiers into war
in the first place.

What Excuse Remains for Obama’s Failure to Close GITMO?

What Excuse Remains for Obama’s Failure to Close GITMO?




June 03, 2014 "ICH"
- "The
Intercept
" - -
The excuse-making on behalf of President Obama has
always found its most extreme form when it came time
to explain why he failed to fulfill his oft-stated
2008 election promise to close Guantanamo. As I’ve

documented

many times, even the promise itself was
misleading, as it became quickly apparent that Obama
— even in the absence of congressional obstruction —
did not intend to “close GITMO” at all but

rather to re-locate it, maintaining its defining
injustice of indefinite detention.


But the
events of the last three days have obliterated the
last remaining excuse. In order to secure the
release of American POW Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, the
Obama administration agreed to release from
Guantanamo five detainees allegedly affiliated w…

Bowe Bergdahl Release: Email Exchange Reveals Extent of US Failure In Afghan War

Bowe Bergdahl Release: Email Exchange Reveals Extent of US Failure In Afghan War

Bowe
Bergdahl Release: Email Exchange Reveals Extent
of US Failure In Afghan War




'The US army is the biggest joke the world has
to laugh at,' wrote Sergeant Bergdahl in an
email later published by Rolling Stone magazine



By Patrick Cockburn




June 03, 2014 "ICH"
- "The
Independent
" -
It is a bitter indictment of an army in trouble.
It was written by the American soldier Bowe
Bergdahl in his last email to his parents sent
just before he walked off his base in eastern
Afghanistan on 30 June 2009.


Within
hours, he was picked by the Taliban who held him
for five years until his

exchange for five senior Taliban leaders
held in the US prison at Guantanamo Bay.


“The US
army is the biggest joke the world has to laugh
at,” wrote Sergeant …

Concept of Deity” And The Destruction of Black Civilization

Concept of Deity” And The Destruction of Black Civilization






"Concept of
Deity” by Dr. John Henrik Clarke
To hold a
people in oppression you have to convince them
first that they are supposed to be oppressed.

When the
European comes to a country, the first thing he
does is to laugh at your God and your God
concept. And the next thing is to make you laugh
at your own God concept. Then he don't have to
build no jails for you then, cause he's got you
in a jail more binding than iron can ever put
you. Anytime
you turn on your own concept of God, you are no
longer a free man. No one needs to put chains on
your body, because the chains are on your mind. Anytime
someone say's your God is ugly and you release
your God and join their God, there is no hope
for your freedom until you once more believe in
your own concept of the "…

Report: Israel Spied On Bill Clinton

Report: Israel Spied On Bill Clinton

Report:
Israel Spied On Bill Clinton




Newsweek's latest report on alleged Israeli
espionage cites new book claiming Israel tapped the
ex-president, and other leaders', phone calls.



By Haaretz


May
31 2014 "ICH"
- "Haaretz"
-
In Newsweek's

most recent report on Israeli espionage on the
United States, the magazine claims that Israel
listened in on phone calls between former U.S.
President Bill Clinton and other leaders during
critical stages of the Middle East peace talks in
1999.


According
to the report, which cites British-Israeli political
scientist Aharon Bregman's upcoming book "Cursed
Victory: A History of Israel and the Occupied
Territories," Israeli intelligence eavesdropped on
conversations between Clinton and the late Syrian
President Hafez al-A…

US Interventionism Has Failed, But…

US Interventionism Has Failed, But…


US
Interventionism Has Failed, But…




By Zhao Jinglun





May 31 2014 "ICH"
- "China.org"
-
America's military interventions have clearly
failed. The Afghan and Iraq wars have been strategic
disasters. And its intervention in Libya has proved
counterproductive. The American people are sick and
tired of thirteen years of unending wars. And
President Obama himself has promised to end wars.
Yet in his
commencement address at West Point delivered on May
28, Obama repeated the threadbare claim that "the
United States is and remains the one indispensable
nation," and that "America has rarely been stronger
relative to the rest of the world." And he asserted
that the question "is not whether America will lead
but how we will lead." He stressed that the military
will be the backbone…

Ukraine & Syria: Elections of Mass Destruction

Ukraine & Syria: Elections of Mass Destruction


May 31 2014 "ICH"
- "NEO"
-
Early polls began for Syria’s presidential
election, as
the country begins turning the tide against
foreign-backed terrorists
 and restoring order
throughout much of the country. It was impossible
for the Western media to cover up tens of thousands
of Syrians around the world queuing up in impressive
numbers to cast their votes in support of both
President Bashar al-Assad and other candidates
participating in the election. Despite eagerness to
vote, the US, UK, EU, and others have decided to
condemn the elections and even go as far as
obstructing overseas polling.