Video : U.S. Army troops shoot and lob grenades at already imprisoned Iraqi prisoners.

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Up to 40 people were killed and 100 others wounded when gunmen stormed into the provincial council of Salahudin province on Tuesday and held hostages in the building, including council members

TIKRIT, Iraq, March 29 (Xinhua) — Up to 40 people were killed and 100 others wounded when gunmen stormed into the provincial council of Salahudin province on Tuesday and held hostages in the building, including council members, a provincial police source told Xinhua. “Our latest reports said that 40 people were killed and some 100 … Continue reading

Army's 2011 Posture Statement released March 2.

https://secureweb2.hqda.pentagon.mil/VDAS_ArmyPostureStatement/2011/index.asp

Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei called on Muslims to "remove" the US from the Islamic world on Sunday .

02/20/2011 -Sapa-AFP “The main problem in the Muslim world is the presence of the United States. It is the biggest problem. We need to address that,” he told a gathering of Shiite and Sunni scholars in Tehran for an international conference on Islam. “It is necessary to remove the US from the Islamic world,” the … Continue reading

27 year CIA Analyst, Army veteran, and patriot Ray McGovern was bloodied and arrested at Clinton speech at George Washington University where she was speaking in condemnation of governments that arrest protestors and do not allow free expression. God bless you sir.

Partnership for Civil Justice February 17, 2011 As Secretary of State Hillary Clinton gave her speech at George Washington University yesterday condemning governments that arrest protestors and do not allow free expression, 71-year-old Ray McGovern was grabbed from the audience in plain view of her by police and an unidentified official in plain clothes, brutalized … Continue reading

Rafid Ahmed Alwan al-Janabi also knows by his codename Curveball could face jail for warmongering, says German MP. In his adopted home of Germany, MPs are demanding to know why the German secret service paid Curveball £2,500 a month for at least five years after they knew he had lied.

Agent whose lies about Saddam’s weapons capability led to Iraq war has broken German law, says Green MP Helen Pidd and Martin Chulov guardian.co.uk, Wednesday 16 February 2011 Curveball, aka Rafid Ahmed Alwan al-Janabi, would be found guilty under a German law that bans war-mongering, says a German MP. Photograph: David Levene A German politician … Continue reading

Iraqi Defector known by his codename " Curveball " Says He Lied Over WMD Claims ; was one of main sources of wmd evidence in lead up to war. Not that it matters, he just told the Bush administration what they wanted to hear anyway. Refer to Valeria Plame and Dr. David Kelly.

February 16, 2011 An Iraqi defector who allegedly convinced U.S. and German intelligence officials that former leader Saddam Hussein had a secret biological weapons program has admitted that he lied. Rafid Ahmed Alwan al-Janabi, who was codenamed “Curveball” by German and American intelligence, told Britain’s “The Guardian” that he fabricated the stories in an attempt … Continue reading

The Israeli army chief has urged Tel Aviv to make preparations for an all-out war over the recent developments across the Middle East

Tue Feb 8, 2011 3:1AM   Israel’s Chief of Staff Lieutenant General Gabi Ashkenazi has said that given the recent revolution protests across Middle East, Israel must prepare for a battle in several theaters, Ynetnews quoted him as saying on Monday. The outgoing military chief also said, “The connection between the different players requires us … Continue reading

Iraq's Muqtada Al Sadr reportedly returns to Iran

A Times Staff Writer January 21, 2011 Anti-American Shiite cleric Muqtada Sadr, who arrived in Iraq this month after spending nearly four years away, has returned to Iran, two aides from his office said Friday on condition of anonymity. Sadr left Iraq Thursday or Friday, the aides said, adding that it was not clear whether … Continue reading

Former Spy With Agenda Operates a Private C.I.A.

WASHINGTON — Duane R. Clarridge parted company with the Central Intelligence Agency more than two decades ago, but from poolside at his home near San Diego, he still runs a network of spies. Over the past two years, he has fielded operatives in the mountains of Pakistan and the desert badlands of Afghanistan. Since the … Continue reading

Discussions on the Complexity of Diverse Sunni Islamic Interpretations: History and Islamic Argumentation al-Qaida Chooses to Neglect. Link to PDF article.

http://smallwarsjournal.com/blog/journal/docs-temp/652-aboul.pdf

Iraqi Cleric Muqtada al-Sadr in his first speech since returning to Iraq: "Resist The US By All Means Necessary"

REBECCA SANTANA | 01/ 8/11 05:04 PM   NAJAF, Iraq — Muqtada al-Sadr lambasted the American “enemy” in Iraq during his first speech in the country since returning from exile, fiery rhetoric from a new powerbroker in the government that will make it difficult to extend the U.S. military deployment beyond the end of this … Continue reading

Apprehension in Iraq ahead of speech by cleric Muqtada al-Sadr

By Aaron C. Davis Washington Post Foreign Service Thursday, January 6, 2011; 11:21 PM BAGHDAD – Lawmakers across Iraq’s political and ethnic spectrums waited Thursday for word from anti-American Shiite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr, saying his first address after returning from nearly four years of self-imposed exile in Iran would likely say a lot about his … Continue reading

Shi'ite Cleric Moqtada Al-Sadr Has Returned To Iraq

VOA News 05 January 2011 Iraqi officials say anti-American Shi’ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr has returned to Iraq, after a nearly three-year absence. Sadrist officials say the radical and influential figure returned to his family home in the city of Najaf on Wednesday. Al-Sadr has been living in Iran, and it is unclear how long he … Continue reading

Iraq And Jordan Agree on Building Oil Pipeline

By REUTERS Published: January 3, 2011   BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Iraq and Jordan have agreed in principle on building a pipeline to supply Jordan with crude oil for the coming decades, officials of the neighbouring countries said on Monday during a visit by Jordan’s prime minister. Ali al-Dabbagh, spokesman for the government of Iraqi Prime … Continue reading

The Norwegian newspaper Afterposten confirmed today that it has gotten hold of the entire file of more than 250,000 secret US embassy cables first leaked to WikiLeaks.

Norway’s main business newspaper Dagens Naerings reported that Oslo-based Aftenposten became the only media organization in the world to gain direct access to all the documents. It allows them to dodge WikiLeaks’ current strategy of drip-feeding the cables to preferred partners The New York Times, The Guardian, Der Spiegel and El Pais. WikiLeaks has so … Continue reading

The US-NATO March to War and the 21st Century "Great Game"

Part II   by Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya   Part II The Conquest of Eurasia: The Multiple Fronts of the 21st Century “Great Game” The Caucasus, the Balkans, the Middle East, East Africa, Central Asia The following text is PART II of The “Great Game” and the Conquest of Eurasia. The first text gave an overview of the … Continue reading

Julian Assange threatens he'll release the encryption key to an already mass downloaded encrypted file if killed or arrested.

By Ian Drury Last updated at 8:24 AM on 6th December 2010 Threat: WikiLeaks founder, Julian Assange, has warned that if he he is arrested or killed his followers will release more damaging information  The founder of WikiLeaks has warned that his supporters are primed to publish a ‘deluge’ of leaked government documents should his … Continue reading

And the rigged Iraqi oil field auction goes to… Shell would like to thank its good friend Dick Cheney and his military.

Iraq to ink $12b Shell gas accord     BASRA (Trade Arabia) — A multibillion-dollar final deal between Iraq and Royal Dutch Shell to capture flared gas at southern oilfields is set to be signed before the year-end, a senior Iraqi oil official said. The $12 billion deal, a venture between Iraq’s South Gas Company … Continue reading

Wikileaks has announced the release of newest state department cables

Whistleblower website WikiLeaks, which has published hundreds of U.S. war logs, has announced a pending release of the U.S. Department of State’s secret correspondence, a Russian business daily said on Friday. Kommersant daily said that WikiLeaks was preparing to unveil messages between the U.S. State Department and U.S. embassies around the world, including in Moscow. … Continue reading

"War Without Borders": NATO Proclaims Itself Global Military Force… America to protect all of Europe with the Missile Defense Agency's worldwide interceptor missile system

  by Rick Rozoff   The recently concluded North Atlantic Treaty Organization Treaty summit in Portugal gave Washington everything it demanded from its 27 NATO allies, at least 20 NATO partners providing troops for the war in Afghanistan, the European Union and Russia. The U.S.-controlled North Atlantic Alliance endorsed without reservations and even without deliberations … Continue reading

Nationalism is dead: EU President Van Rompuy says the belief that countries can stand alone is a 'lie and an illusion' in speech at G20 in Seoul

By Daniel Martin 11th November 2010 The age of the nation state is over and the idea that countries can stand alone is an ‘illusion’ and a ‘lie’, the EU president believes. In one of the most open proclamations of the goal of a European superstate since the heyday of Jacques Delors, Herman Van Rompuy … Continue reading

30 Front Companies Help Xe Formerly Known As Blackwater Win Government Contracts After Numerous Scandals

WASHINGTON — Blackwater Worldwide created a web of more than 30 shell companies or subsidiaries in part to obtain millions of dollars in American government contracts after the security company came under intense criticism for reckless conduct in Iraq, according to Congressional investigators and former Blackwater officials. Related Document: Senate Armed Services Committee Hearing Testimony: … Continue reading

The Imperial Anatomy of Al-Qaeda. The CIA’s Drug-Running Terrorists and the “Arc of Crisis”

The Imperial Anatomy of Al-Qaeda. The CIA’s Drug-Running Terrorists and the “Arc of Crisis” Part I by Andrew Gavin Marshall     Global Research, September 5, 2010   Introduction As the 9th anniversary of 9/11 nears, and the war on terror continues to be waged and grows in ferocity and geography, it seems all the … Continue reading

General Lloyd Austin Replaces General Ray Odierno As Commander Of Operations In Iraq; Odierno To Head To Virginia To Take Over Joint Forces Command

US changes military commanders in Iraq  By REBECCA SANTANA Associated Press Writer  BAGHDAD (AP) — The United States changed commanders in Iraq Wednesday, beginning the final phase of American military involvement in the country despite political uncertainty and persistent violence.  The transfer of authority came a day after President Barack Obama announced the shift from … Continue reading

Lockheed's Advanced Extreme High Frequency Satellite To Reach Intermediate Orbit Within Weeks After One Of Two Propulsion Systems Fails

AEHF To Reach Intermediate Orbit In Weeks Aug 30, 2010 By Amy Butler  Over the next few weeks, the U.S. Air Force plans to use one of two thruster systems still functioning on a protected military communications satellite built by Lockheed Martin to reach an intermediate orbit after failure of a liquid apogee engine on … Continue reading

Asymmetrical Drone Wars

An Asymmetrical Drone War Geopolitical Monitor Paul Rogers – Aug 23, 2010 http://www.geopoliticalmonitor.com/an-asymmetrical-drone-war-1 Summary The United States and Israel see the next generation of armed drones as a potent reinforcement of their military capacity against insurgents and rogue states. But Iran and Hizbollah too are in the race.   An upsurge in paramilitary violence highlights … Continue reading

"War Is A Racket" – A speech delivered in 1933, by Major General Smedley Butler, USMC.

 War Is A Racket         A speech delivered in 1933, by Major General Smedley Butler, USMC. Smedley Butler   War is a racket. It always has been. It is possibly the oldest, easily the most profitable, surely the most vicious. It is the only one international in scope. It is the only one in which the … Continue reading

August 15th Washington Times Interview With General Petraeus Regarding The Latest From Afghanistan

Gen. David Petraeus says Afghanistan war strategy ‘fundamentally sound’ By Rajiv Chandrasekaran Washington Post Staff Writer Sunday, August 15, 2010; 2:13 PM KABUL — In his first six weeks as the top U.S. and NATO commander in Afghanistan, Gen. David H. Petraeus has seen insurgent attacks on coalition forces spike to record levels, violence metastasize … Continue reading

"Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity" -VIPS- Wrote Obama On Tuesday Warning Of A Likely Israeli Attack On Iran This Month

Obama Warned Israel May Bomb Iran Tuesday 03 August 2010 by: Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity  |  Consortium News | Op-Ed MEMORANDUM FOR: The President FROM: Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity (VIPS) SUBJECT: War With Iran We write to alert you to the likelihood that Israel will attack Iran as early as this month. This would likely … Continue reading

Turkmenistan: A Secret U.S. Base For Afghanistan, Iraq, And Iran Campaigns

  by Catherine A. Fitzpatrick Global Research, August 2, 2010 EurasiaNet   -U.S. freight transited through Ashgabat is in fact military in nature and even constitutes criminal contraband. Airport employees claim they saw armored vehicles, combat helicopters and crates of ammunition. These reports challenge both the notion of Turkmen neutrality and the supposed nature of … Continue reading

Wikileaks Releases Leaked Classified Diplomatic Cables From Operation Enduring Freedom …

Sunday, July 26 5pm EST. WikiLeaks today released over 75,000 reports covering the war in Afghanistan. The Afghan War Diaries an extraordinary secret compendium of over 91,000 reports covering the war in Afghanistan from 2004 to 2010. The reports describe the majority of lethal military actions involving the United States military. They include the number … Continue reading

UN’s Big Five Facilitate Arms Transfers To Human Rights Violators

IPS – 2010-07-19 by Thalif Deen   UNITED NATIONS – The five permanent members of the Security Council – the United States, Britain, France, Russia and China – are accused of facilitating the transport of conventional weapons and cluster munitions to countries where they could be used to commit human rights violations and war crimes.The … Continue reading

Previously Classified Documents Reveal True Extent of UK Government Involvement in Post 9/11 Abduction and Torture

by Ian Cobain and Owen Bowcott Guardian – 2010-07-14 Previously secret papers show true extent of involvement in abduction and torture following al-Qaida attacks of 2001 Read the torture documents in full The true extent of the Labour government’s involvement in the illegal abduction and torture of its own citizens after the al-Qaida attacks of … Continue reading

Afghan War: General Petraeus Expands Military Presence Throughout Eurasia

Rick Rozoff Global Research, July 5, 2010     On July 4 General David Petraeus assumed command of 142,000 U.S. and NATO troops in a ceremony in the Afghan capital of Kabul. He succeeded the disgraced and soon to be retired General Stanley McChrystal as chief of all foreign troops in Afghanistan, those serving under … Continue reading

Former CIA Officer Robert Baer Interview