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'Scathing': Clamor Grows for Iraq War Inquiry Redactions From Senior Whitehall Figures
Offbeat  (tags: Iraq carnage, Islamic State, Europe, Human rights, Iraq, UK, USA, Violence, War )

Ray
- 2 days ago - rt.com
Draft reports of a public inquiry into the UK's 2003 Iraq war have rattled Britain's establishment, with senior Whitehall figures battling to sanitize its findings. Critics say the war was central to the rise of ISIS, and the fragmentation of Iraq.
UK Military Face Damning Report Into Bloody Iraq Battle, Torture & Mutilation
Offbeat  (tags: Arms, Army, Clashes, Conflict, Human rights, Intelligence, Iraq, Scandal, Shooting, UK, Violence, War )

Ray
- 4 days ago - rt.com
UK defense officials face heated condemnation this week as the findings of a public inquiry into one of Britain's most brutal battles in recent years surfaces. UK troops have been accused of the unlawful murder and torture of Iraqi citizens in 2004.
Bush Has No Regrets About Iraq Invasion, Except Rise of ISIS
Offbeat  (tags: Army, Iraq, Military, USA, War )

Ray
- 39 days ago - rt.com
Former US President George W. Bush still believes the invasion of Iraq in 2003 was the right thing to do and has no regrets, except that a "violent group of people have risen up again," he said in an interview with CBS News referring to ISIS.
Restoring Humanity: US-Tortured Victims of Abu Ghraib Gain Faces in Photo Project
Offbeat  (tags: Army, Crime, Exhibition, Human rights, Iraq, Marina Portnaya, Military, Photography, USA )

Ray
- 87 days ago - rt.com
A New York-based photographer has put faces to the Iraqi detainees tortured by the US military in Abu Ghraib prison, helping to restore their dignity after humiliation and brutal mistreatment.
Iraq and Afghanistan: Human Cost of War for British Servicemen and Women
Offbeat  (tags: Conflict, War, Iraq, Afghanistan, British Forces, MOD, UK )

Ray
- 89 days ago - bbc.co.uk
From January 2001 to March 2014, 220,560 individuals were deployed to either Iraq or Afghanistan, the MoD says, To date, 453 UK servicemen and woman have lost their lives there.
Was Iraq War Worth the Cost? 75% of Americans Say No - Poll
Offbeat  (tags: Clashes, Conflict, Iraq, Military, USA, Violence, War )

Ray
- 177 days ago - rt.com
As the insurgency in Iraq threatens the stability of the Shiite-led government there, only 18 percent of Americans think the Iraq War was worth the costs, according to a new poll.
'Blair Should Be Lecturing on Iraq From the Dock at the International Criminal Court'
Offbeat  (tags: Crime, Iraq, Military, Terrorism, UK, USA )

Ray
- 181 days ago - rt.com
It has been heartening to witness the backlash against former British Prime Minister Tony Blair over his attempt to deny any responsibility for the chaos and carnage that has engulfed northern and eastern Iraq in recent days.
'Blair Has Finally Gone Mad': London Mayor Ridicules Ex-PM Over Iraq
Offbeat  (tags: Conflict, EU, Iraq, Middle East, Opposition, Politics, Religion, Terrorism, UK, Violence, War )

Ray
- 185 days ago - rt.com
Tony Blair's essay on how the Middle East should blame its own religious dynamics for its troubles - instead of Western attempts at intervention - has seen London Mayor Boris Johnson launch a scathing attack on the "unhinged" former PM.
ISIS Militants Claim Mass Executions of Iraqi Soldiers, Post Gruesome Pictures (GRAPHIC)
Offbeat  (tags: Conflict, Crime, Human rights, Iraq, Law, Military, Security, Terrorism, Violence )

Ray
- 186 days ago - rt.com
Radical Sunni militants who have been capturing cities in northwest Iraq claimed on Twitter that they executed 1,700 Iraqi soldiers. The radicals posted graphic photos as evidence.
US Veterans React to Turmoil in Iraq
Offbeat  (tags: Iraq, turmoil, US veterans, USA )

Ray
- 186 days ago - bbc.co.uk
As Sunni extremist militants continue to make territorial gains in Iraq, many American servicemen and women who served in the country are left stunned by the unfolding events.
No UK Military Intervention in Iraq Conflict Says Hague
Offbeat  (tags: Iraq, Military, William Hague, UK, USA )

Ray
- 186 days ago - bbc.co.uk
The UK will not intervene militarily to help Iraq fight Islamist insurgents, William Hague has insisted.
Former Marine Finally Gets To Adopt Dog That Served With Her
Offbeat  (tags: marines, dog, German Shepard, military, Iraq, protection, pets, unusual, news, interesting, animals )

Lindsey
- 999 days ago - huffingtonpost.com
After a high-profile adoption campaign and months of worry, a military dog handler finally managed to save the dog that served with her in Iraq from death-row, The Blaze reports. Former Marine Cpl. Megan Leavey, 28, and her beloved German shepherd --
Sit-Down Comedy A Hit With Iraqi Children
Offbeat  (tags: Iraq, Iraqi children, rakugo, sit-down comedy, laugh, refugee camp, war-torn region, Entertainment Without Borders, Rescue the Iraqi Children )

Naoko
- 1281 days ago - asahi.com
"Although he spoke in Japanese, he used puppets and told stories about monsters and ninja to make it easy to understand for the children," Nishitani explains. "They found it hilarious."
 

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