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100 Foreign Fighters Executed By ISIS for Trying to Quit - Report
Offbeat  (tags: Human rights, Iraq, Security, Syria, Terrorism, Violence, War, War witness )

Ray
- 6 days ago - rt.com
ISIS âEUR~military policeâEUR(TM) executed 100 foreign fighters who attempted to quit and flee from the insurgentsâEUR(TM) de-facto capital of Raqqa in northern Syria as frustration among militants has been growing, a UK newspaper reported citing a witness activist.
'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
- 9 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
- 11 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.
'I'd Do It Again!' Cheney Defends CIA Torture, Calls Interrogators Heroes
Offbeat  (tags: Al-Qaeda, Bush, CIA, Crime, Human rights, Military, Politics, Robert Bridge, Terrorism, USA, War )

Ray
- 11 days ago - rt.com
Former VP Dick Cheney expressed no regret over CIA torture techniques employed against detainees in the "war on terror," even as a judge considers forcing the White House to release the remainder of the damning photos.
Hibakusha: A Keen Sense of the Value of Life
Offbeat  (tags: death, humanrights, violence, war, atomic bombings, Hiroshima, hibakusha, life )

Naoko
- 42 days ago - mainichi.jp
"War is about taking other people's lives. If you take someone's life you get a medal. That's why war is no good," he says.
Bush Has No Regrets About Iraq Invasion, Except Rise of ISIS
Offbeat  (tags: Army, Iraq, Military, USA, War )

Ray
- 46 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.
Lost & Found: Did ISIS 'Find' $420mn in 'Lost' US Military Supplies in Afghanistan?
Offbeat  (tags: Afghanistan, Arms, Army, Politics, Robert Bridge, Scandal, Security, USA, War )

Ray
- 47 days ago - rt.com
How does the military lose half a billion dollars worth of equipment in one year? That's the question Pentagon auditors are asking after it was revealed that US military equipment worth $420 million went missing in action in Afghanistan last year.
Iraq and Afghanistan: Human Cost of War for British Servicemen and Women
Offbeat  (tags: Conflict, War, Iraq, Afghanistan, British Forces, MOD, UK )

Ray
- 96 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.
This Riveting Art From the Frontlines of World War I Has Gone Largely Unseen for Decades
Offbeat  (tags: pictures, war, off-beat, history, military, WW1 )

Connie
- 136 days ago - smithsonianmag.com
During WWI, the War Department sent American artists to Europe.
As I See It: Hiroshima A-Bomb Survivors Live Full Lives Despite Suffering
Offbeat  (tags: violence, war, death, sufferings, Hiroshima, life, a-bomb survivors, exposure )

Naoko
- 140 days ago - mainichi.jp
The effects were felt long after the day of that bomb. Survivors continued to suffer from radiation exposure their whole lives. We must also remember that countless family and community bonds were destroyed.
Last Crew Member of Enola Gay Dies in U.S.
Offbeat  (tags: war, usa, death, Enola Gay, hiroshima )

Naoko
- 150 days ago - mainichi.jp
The last surviving member of the crew that dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima, hastening the end of World War II and forcing the world into the atomic age, has died in the southern state of Georgia.
Was Iraq War Worth the Cost? 75% of Americans Say No - Poll
Offbeat  (tags: Clashes, Conflict, Iraq, Military, USA, Violence, War )

Ray
- 184 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.
Last Nazi on Trial? US Authorities Arrest Suspected 89-Year-Old Death Camp Guard
Offbeat  (tags: Court, Crime, Germany, Law, USA, War )

Ray
- 190 days ago - rt.com
An 89-year-old Czechoslovakian immigrant was arrested by federal officials in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on Wednesday to face charges related to allegations that he worked for the Nazis at concentration camps during World War II.
'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
- 192 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.
One Woman's Mark on the Nation's Constitution
Offbeat  (tags: society, war, asia, humanrights, women's rights, Japan, Constitution, Beate Sirota Gordon )

Naoko
- 194 days ago - japantimes.co.jp
Beate Sirota Gordon, who played a big role in drafting the women's rights section of the Japanese Constitution.
 

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