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Iraq, the Ultimate War Crime: Erasing the History of Mesopotamia. The Destruction of Nineveh

March 18, 2015 by

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By Felicity Arbuthnot “Iraq may soon end up with no history.” – (Archeologist Joanna Farchakh, quoted in Cultural Cleansing in Iraq, Pluto Press, 2010.) In his indispensible book “from Sumer to Saddam” (1) Geoff Simons writes: “The region of the world that the ancient Greeks called Mesopotamia (land between the rivers) … was a fount […]

Atrocities Committed by U.S.-Trained Iraqi Forces — Again

March 14, 2015 by

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That’s because torture, rather than being an aberration, was embedded in a strategy that was described, at the time, as the Salvadorization of Iraq—the use of dirty-war tactics to defeat an insurgency. Investigative reporter James Gordon Meek broke an important story this week: He revealed that U.S.-backed forces in Iraq are committing the same type […]

US-Trained Iraqi Forces Investigated for War Crimes

March 11, 2015 by

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Military & Intelligence  Iraqi military units, trained and armed by the United States, are being investigated by the Iraqi government for atrocities such as torture, extrajudicial execution of prisoners and the killing of civilians. The units are considered an essential part of the fight against the Islamic State but gruesome videos and photos have emerged of members of some of the […]

Iraq’s Children: Ever Expendable – From Madeleine Albright to Tony Blair and “Save the Children.”

February 8, 2015 by

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‘Beheaded, crucified, buried alive’: UN Condemns ISIS for Killing Iraqi Children By Felicity Arbuthnot 08-02-2015 His direct involvement in the Iraq embargo as Prime Minister from 1997, and the subsequent illegal invasion are not an “overshadow” but a genocide. “It’s a hard choice, but the price, we think the price is worth it. “ (Madeleine Albright, then […]

Israeli War Crimes: Changes in newborn congenital diseases in Gaza under attacks

January 22, 2015 by

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Summary of findings from Surgery, Maternity and Pediatric Hospitals N.Barqouni, MD1, Y.Abed, MD2, H.El Wadia,MD 3,.A. Abu Hamda,MD3, H.Madhi,MD4, A.Naim, Eng5, H.El Luch, MD4, S.Skaik, MD6, Naser Abu Shaban, MD7, Nafiz Abu Shaban, MD8, S.Signorello, IT9, R. Minutolo, MD 10, P.Manduca, PhD*11.   1 -NsserPediatric Hospital, Gaza, Palestine, 2-Al Quds University, Faculty of Public Health, […]

Iraq War Crimes: We cannot wait any longer for Chilcot

January 22, 2015 by

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The report is becoming like a mirage in the desert. Every additional delay separates Iraqis from the justice and accountability they crave. By Haifa Zangana The Chilcot inquiry is becoming like a mirage for people seeking water in a desert. It is also like a six-year long wake. People are being forced to stand around […]

ICC to initially probe war crimes in occupied territories

January 17, 2015 by

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NEW YORK, PIC The Hague-based International Criminal Court (ICC) said it would open a preliminary “independent and impartial” inquiry into possible war crimes in the occupied Palestinian territories. “The office will conduct its analysis in full independence and impartiality,” the ICC prosecutor’s office said in a statement. ICC investigators will determine whether preliminary findings merit […]

Over 1,000 ISIS “Sleeper cells” hide in Lebanese mountains on Syrian border

January 4, 2015 by

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RT Islamic State militants are attempting to infiltrate Lebanon from Syria, Beirut’s security chief has warned. Forces have been put on high alert to prevent the civil war in Syria spilling across the border. Incursions are taking place in Qalamoun Mountains, which marks Lebanon’s eastern border with Syria, where Islamic State (also known as ISIS, […]

Amos Report: Terrorists Force 5 Year Old Children to Kill in Syria

December 16, 2014 by

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Update: Al Jaafari targets the Amos report in the following statement made today: Bashar Al Jaafari on Humanitarian Crisis : Aid to Syria Reduced to 5%, Limited to “Those Designated Most in Need” Editorial Comment: This statement is important where it focuses on terrorist crimes, particularly against children. Statements regarding the Syrian government forces are delusional […]

Terrorist attacks with gas cylinder bombs cause civilian injuries in Daraa

December 11, 2014 by

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11/12/2014 Daraa/ Damascus, SANA A number of civilians were injured in terrorist bomb attacks that hit three residential neighborhoods in the city of Daraa. According to a source in the southern province, terrorists fired 11 bombs, made from gas cylinders packed with explosives, from their dens in the neighborhoods of al-Arbaeen, Daraa al-Balad and al-Naziheen […]

How Gaza families were given just ten minutes’ warning of Israeli attacks

December 11, 2014 by

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‘War crime’: Amnesty International says IDF destroyed Gaza blocks as ‘collective punishment’ Patrick O. Strickland The Electronic Intifada The remains of Gaza City’s Zafir Tower in September, weeks after it was bombed by Israel. Jehad Saftawi says he is lucky to still be living in the home that he moved into less than a year before […]

World Human Rights’ Day: Terrorists, countries violate simplest rights of Syrians

December 10, 2014 by

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10/12/2014 Damascus, SANA World countries celebrate on Wednesday the 66th anniversary of the Human Rights day while the armed terrorist organizations in Syria violate the simplest human rights and create means to deprive the Syrians from their right in life, freedom and security. On this occasion, the Syrian people inquire about the international organizations and […]

UNDOF report reveals scale of cooperation between Israeli enemy and terrorist organizations in Syria

December 7, 2014 by

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UNDOF Report & Documents 07/12/2014 New York, SANA Observers from the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF) confirmed the growing coordination and standing cooperation between the Israeli enemy’s forces and terrorist organizations, documenting more facts confirming this. A report made by the observers revealed details of ongoing communication between leaders of terrorist organizations in Syria and […]

Syria Death Squads Receiving Training in Joint US-Qatar Operation

November 26, 2014 by

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By Brandon Turbeville According to a new report by Reuters, Western-backed death squad fighters operating in Syria are receiving a portion of their training inside Qatar via the Qatari government and the United States. The unnamed sources of the information reported to Reuters that the training was taking place near Doha, Qatar in between the […]

The Broken Sparrows of Palestine

November 5, 2014 by

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Abdul Rahman Abu Oida, pastels, by Ahmad Barqawi By Eva Bartlett, Nov 4, 2014, Crescent International A teen who loved strawberries, adored children far more…A paraplegic young man with soulful eyes, deaf ears and unfulfilled dreams of being a father…A martyr. This is the story of Broken Sparrow, one of tens of thousands of Palestinians […]

ISIS Tortured Kobani Child Hostages

November 4, 2014 by

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Enlarge Kurdish refugee boy from Kobani tries to look into his new school at a refugee camp in the border town of Suruc, Turkey, on November 2, 2014. © 2014 Reuters Since the beginning of the Syrian uprising, children have suffered the horrors of detention and torture, first by the Assad government and now by […]

Washington-backed “rebels” surrender US arms to Al Qaeda in Syria

November 4, 2014 by

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By Bill Van Auken 4 November 2014 Washington’s strategy in its three-month-old war in Iraq and Syria appeared to suffer another humiliating blow over the weekend as one of the last remaining strongholds of US-backed “moderate rebels” in the northwestern Syrian province of Idlib fell to the Nusra Front, the Syrian affiliate of Al Qaeda. […]

The Kurdish Women’s Movement, Primitive Nationalism & Fratricidal Sell-out Politics

November 1, 2014 by

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Erdogan claims FSA will cooperate with PYD for defense of Kobani

October 29, 2014 by

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PYD rejects claim Syrian Arab Red Crescent members providing medical assistance to a child injured in the school bombing in Homs on Oct. 1 Speaking in a press conference in Estonia, the president of Turkey, Tayyip Erdoğan, claimed that 1,300 Free Syrian Army fighters would join the Kurdish forces in defense of the northern Syrian […]

Syrian Kurds Reject FSA Involvement in Kobani Battle

October 28, 2014 by

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TEHRAN (FNA)- The Kurdish fighters in the Syrian border city of Kobani voiced opposition to the dispatch of forces from the armed opposition group, the Free Syrian Army (FSA), to the embattled Kurdish city to help its resistance forces in the war against the ISIL terrorist group. The Kurdish Popular Protection Units (YPG) forces underlined […]

Amal Saad: What Obama means by “moderate rebels”

September 17, 2014 by

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By Amal Saad I’ve always held a particular fascination for the stomach-churning US foreign policy concept of “moderation”. Don’t get me wrong, I am a huge fan of equivocal and ironic expressions like when my son was 5 and professed to hate someone “a little”, or when one is praised for being “rather brilliant” or […]

الجعفري: إسرائيل هي المستفيد الأول من إخلاء الجولان المحتل من قوات حفظ السلام كي تغيب عنها الرقابة الدولية

September 16, 2014 by

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أخبار,أخبار سياسية,سياسة -عربي دولي-, نيويورك-سانا أكد مندوب سورية الدائم لدى الأمم المتحدة الدكتور بشار الجعفري أن الاستخبارات القطرية والسعودية والتركية مسؤولة بشكل مباشر عن تمويل التنظيمات الإرهابية المسلحة في سورية وتنسق مع تنظيم “جبهة النصرة” الإرهابي لخطف الجنود العاملين في قوة الأمم المتحدة لمراقبة فصل القوات في الجولان “إندوف”. وبين الجعفري في مؤتمر صحفي عقده […]

Russia Calls on UN to “double their efforts to gather and make public information about crimes committed by terrorists”in Syria

September 16, 2014 by

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The Russian diplomat called on the United Nations human rights mechanisms to “double their efforts to gather and make public information about crimes committed by terrorists” MOSCOW, September 16. /ITAR-TASS/. Expansion of terrorism in Syria could have been prevented if the West had heeded Russia’s warning and now the worst scenarios were materializing, Russia’s Permanent […]

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