Posts Tagged ‘Nouri al-Maliki’

A U.S.-Iraqi night raid results in the deaths of eight civilians weeks after U.S. combat operations were announced as over.

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At AntiWar Radio, Patrick Cockburn discusses the power Muqtada al-Sadr holds in still unresolved March election in Iraq, ‘Al Qaeda in Iraq’ and its distinction from Osama bin Laden’s network, the violent sectarian conditions that remain in post-Surge Iraq, the improbability of a military coup in Baghdad or another full-scale civil war and the devil’s playground of foreign powers created by the cynical political squabbles (16:56):

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News and views from around the web posted to the Wonderland Wire:

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Patrick Cockburn, Iraq correspondent at The Independent, discussed the sectarian conflict in Iraq, the farce of ‘the Surge working’ in the Western media, the political push against the the drawdown of U.S. ‘combat troops’, the post-Saddam political climate and instability that makes it ‘one of the most dangerous places on the planet’ at AntiWar Radio with Scott Horton (20:09):

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The Afghan president played the terror card, too, to get propped up.

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42 men interviewed describe similar accounts of being extensively tortured while in captivity at a Baghdad prison, secret until recently.

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Thousands are reportedly kidnapped indefinitely in Pakistan because the government can’t meet the burden of proof required by its criminal justice system to prevent their freedom. This discovery comes days after the discovery that hundreds of Sunni men targeted by the Iraqi government were kidnapped in sweeps that landed them into secret prisons where they were tortured for months. The Obama Administration has, hypocritically, criticized their client states in public.  Al Jazeera English obtained interviews with two of the Iraqi men who said they were tortured to admit to crimes they had not committed (2:33):

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Dahr Jamail discusses at Russia Today the U.S. agreement with Israel to donate bunker-buster bombs. There’s no secret that this is preparation for an aggressive strike against Iran (4:55):

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Over 100 tortured to death in U.S. custody; A Nobel laureate and former U.S. Congresswoman kidnapped by Israel; Glenn Greenwald on the Washington Establishment recognizing Obama mimicking Bush on civil liberties; The history of Honduras leading to the military coup; and more… (more…)

U.S. military out of Iraqi cities by Tuesday; “The Scramble for Iraq’s ‘Sweet Oil'”; More violent protests in Iran; Israel intends to annex over 34,000 acres in the West Bank; Atheist youth camp in the U.K.; and more… (more…)