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Thousands of California Soldiers Forced to Repay Enlistment Bonuses a Decade After Going to War
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: army, war, enlistment bonus, Iraq, disgusting, debt )

- 2 days ago -
Facing enlistment shortfalls and two major wars with no end in sight, the Pentagon began offering the most generous incentives in its history to retain soldiers in the mid-2000s now wants the money back after these soldiers served many sustaining injury.
Security Firm Guarding Dakota Access Pipeline Also Used Psychological Warfare Tactics for BP
Business  (tags: Tim Shorrock Spies for Hire. G4S. fracki, U.S. State Dept, Chevron, Niger Delta, Standing Rock Sioux, Canned Bull, psyops, psychological warfare, Afghanistan, Columbia, BP, Dakota Access, Shell, Iraq, Enbridge, Sunoco, Kazakhstan )

- 42 days ago -
G4S also works to guard oil and gas industry assets in war-torn Iraq, and has come under fire by the United Nations for human rights abuses allegedly committed while overseeing a BP pipeline in Colombia and elsewhere while on other assignments.
Phyllis Bennis on Taking On ISIS   video
World  (tags: Phyllis Bennis, Institute For Policy Studies, ISIS, Daesh, Iraq, Syria, Middle East, Iran, Russia, foreign affairs, drone attacks )

- 105 days ago -
Analysis from progressive policy experts on issues of global concern eliminating the threat of ISIS will require the US to shift from drone attacks and airstrikes to addressing the conditions that drive people to align with ISIS as the lesser of two evils
The Chilcot Report: Too Little, Too Late
World  (tags: violence, war, usa, Great Britain, middle-east, iraq, ethics, conflict, Refugees&Relief, terrorism, corruption, crime, death, HumanRights )

- 106 days ago -
The long-awaited "Report of the Iraq Inquiry" was finally released this past Wednesday, July 6, 2016. The Inquiry, better known as the "Chilcot Report" (so named after the man, Sir John Chilcot, who sat at the head of the Committee of Privy Counselors em
International Criminal Court Investigates Human Rights Abuses By British Forces in Iraq | Common Dreams | Breaking News & Views
World  (tags: Iraq, UK, US ally, International Criminal Court, war crimes, Iraq invasion, Chilcot report )

- 106 days ago -
An element conspicuously missing from the report, however, are allegations of systemic abuse by British soldiers - accusations that are currently being considered by a domestic investigative body as well as the International Criminal Court.
Bernie Sanders, What the Hell Have You Done for Us Lately?
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Bernie Sanders, activist, Iraq, cancer, NFTA, Defense of Marriage Act, meds, Wall Street, Citizens United )

- 106 days ago -
By Rockhopperkid on Oct 06, 2015. And a link with a bit more detail... 9/57099359#comment_57099359
Basra After the British: Division and Despair in Iraq's Oil Boomtown
World  (tags: Iraq, Iraq war inquiry, Middle East and North Africa, Saddam Hussein, Tony Blair )

- 112 days ago -
What really happened in post-invasion Iraq seems like a black box. This story offers a peek inside. Basra's six-year period of British control following the overthrow of Saddam Hussein will come under scrutiny with the release of the Chilcot report.
Why the Bernie Sanders Revolution Must End The Permanent War State
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Bernie Sanders 2016, Sanders Revolution, War State, Viet Nam, Iraq, Afghanstan, Hillary War Hawk )

- 118 days ago -
Americans know that the wars the war-state agencies have wrought over the past half century -- from the Vietnam War to the war in Afghanistan -- were worse than useless. Please note, comment, and forward.
Use War Powers to Pull U.S. Troops From Iraq - Petition
World  (tags: Iraq, President Obama, Congress, US Troops, Iraqi military, airstrikes, US War Powers )

- 119 days ago -
Obama notified Congress that he was sending U.S. troops to Iraq to serve as advisers to the Iraqi military. Press reports have indicated that these troops could be used for offensive military action, including calling in airstrikes. Step by step to war
The Dalai Lama Speaks the Uncomfortable Truth About Immigration
World  (tags: world, war, violence, UnitedNations, society, politics, humans, humanrights, government, freedoms, ethics, corruption, conflict, Dalai Lama, Immigration, refugee, crisis, exodus, Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, fascism, racism, patriotism )

- 123 days ago -
When a refugee crisis of such magnitude as the mass exodus from Syria occurs, it tends to draw out both the best and worst qualities of people.
The Plan   video
World  (tags: The Plan, General Wesley Clark, USA, Bush Administration, war, Sudan, Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia )

- 143 days ago -
Explains that the Bush Administration planned to take out 7 countries in 5 years: Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Iran. USA is still on a war footing. It is with this lack of concern on the blood of our children and others is sickening.
How Did Iraq Get So Violent?
Offbeat  (tags: Iraq, US-Led Invasion, Western forces )

- 144 days ago -
Well over a decade since the 2003 removal of Saddam Hussein by Western forces, Iraq remains violent and riven by sectarian tensions. How fair is it to blame the invasion - and how did Iraq get here?
The Phony War in Syria
World  (tags: Eric Margolis, Iraq, ISIS, Mideast, Syria, Turkey )

- 184 days ago -
For a variety of reasons, the much ballyhooed "final offensive" against ISIS is moving with all the speed of a medieval army of drunken foot soldiers and all the audacity of a lady's garden party.
ISIS Suicide Bomber Kills 41 at Soccer Game in Iraq
World  (tags: violence, terrorism, Iraq, Iskanderiyah, soccer match, ISIS, Da'esh, ISIL, suicide bomber )

- 212 days ago -
Analysts and members of the US-led anti-ISIS coalition believe attacks of this type may proliferate, both inside Iraq and abroad, as the militant group continues to lose ground to Iraqi forces in the country's North and West.
Iranian-Backed Shiite Militia Vows to Attack U.S. Forces in Iraq
World  (tags: Iran, Iraq, Iran-backed Militia, threat to attack U.S. forces )

- 217 days ago -
America*s ill-thought out strategy to *contain* Iran*s nuclear program releasing billions of dollars to the world's largest state sponsor of terrorism, has not brought the Islamic Republic into the *community of nations* but instead emboldened them.

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