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US Politics & Gov't

Blackwater Founder Remains Free and Rich While His Former Employees Go Down on Murder Charges
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: War & Peace, U.S., Blackwater, Iraq, Erik Prince, Blackwater guilty verdicts )

Judy
- 30 days ago - firstlook.org
A federal jury in Washington, D.C., returned guilty verdicts against four Blackwater operatives charged with killing more than a dozen Iraqi civilians and wounding scores of others in Baghdad in 2007.
We're Doing Almost Nothing To Protect Local Translators In Iraq And Afghanistan ~ VIDEO
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: John Oliver, Afghanistan, Iraq, translators, interpreters, military, immigration red tape, protection, government, ethics, dishonesty )

CarrieSIC
- 33 days ago - digg.com
Translators who have aided the U.S. military in Afghanistan and Iraq are in great danger in their home countries, but red tape is making it impossible for many of them to leave. John Oliver interviews Mohammad, one translator who made it out.
ArmyTimes: Poll: 70% of Troops Say No More Boots on the Ground in Iraq
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Military, Troops, Active Duty, Poll, No Boots on Ground, Middle East Crisis, Iraq, Syria, ISIS, War )

Brian
- 49 days ago - armytimes.com
"As the tide of war rises again in the Middle East, the military's rank and file are mostly opposed to expanding the new mission in Iraq and Syria to include sending a large number of U.S. ground troops into combat."
Would the Founders Put a Stop to War Without End?   video
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: ISIS, USA Founders, Thom Hartmann, Democracy, Iraq, Syria, Ancient Rome, War Without End )

Dandelion
- 51 days ago - youtube.com
Excellent video given by Thom Hartmann. Where are you Congress?
Iraq PM Says Foreign Ground Troops Not Necessary In Fight Against ISIS
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Iraq, U.S., military, troops, terrorism, ISIS, government, politics, news, freedoms )

CarrieSIC
- 66 days ago - huffingtonpost.com
Iraq's prime minister strongly rejected the idea of the U.S. or other nations sending ground forces to his country to help fight the Islamic State group, saying Wednesday that foreign troops are "out of the question."
The Speech Obama Didn't Want to Give
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: ISIL, Iraq, Syria, Americans, US, Obama, speech, troops, military, government, ethics, war, terrorism )

CarrieSIC
- 73 days ago - politico.com
This was the speech President Barack Obama never thought he'd have to give. Standing in front of the cameras in prime-time, Obama -- the man who won the White House in part due to his opposition to the Iraq War -- prepared the country to get even more...
Isis: Obama Looks for Support as He Finalises Plans for Air Offensive
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Obama, ISIS, air strikes, Iraq, Syria, politics, government, terrorism, news, military )

CarrieSIC
- 75 days ago - theguardian.com
The White House was on Monday finalising its plan for a sustained confrontation against Islamic State (Isis) militants, which could involve extending air strikes in Iraq to the jihadist group's strongholds in Syria.
US Top Brass: Striking Syria Back on the Table
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: ISIS militants, Syria, Iraq, middle-east, US, military, government, freedoms, news )

CarrieSIC
- 92 days ago - commondreams.org
At a press briefing at the Pentagon on Thursday, Chairman of the Joints Chiefs of Staff Army Gen. Martin Dempsey said his determination is that the only way to adequately defeat the ISIS militants in Iraq is by expanding military operations--including...
As Iraq Unravels, US Repeats Mistakes
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Iraq, Quagmire, US, War of Terror, Invasion, Occupation, Chaos, Resistance, Civil War, American Imperialism, Obama, War Monger, Military Industrial Complex )

Brian
- 94 days ago - truth-out.org
"Airstrikes will not mold Iraq into a stable or inclusive state. At the root of this laziness is ignorance of history. Yet, by declaring his support for the new Iraqi prime minister, Obama may have replicated the conditions that produced Maliki..."
Iraq Accuses IS of Yazidi Atrocity
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Iraq, Yazidi, IS, Muslims, murdr, abuse, corruption, cover-up, crime, democrats, ethics, freedoms, obama, terrorism, usa, war, troops )

Ge
- 103 days ago - news24.com
Islamic State militants have killed hundreds of Iraq's minority Yazidis, burying some alive and taking women as slaves, an Iraqi government minister said on Sunday, as US warplanes again bombed the insurgents.
The US Bombing Its Own Guns Perfectly Sums Up America's Total Failure in Iraq (TEXT and VIDEO)
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Iraq, terrorists, US bombing, ISIS, Al Qeada, military, war, news, government, freedoms )

CarrieSIC
- 104 days ago - vox.com
WE'RE BOMBING THE GUNS THAT WE DIDN'T MEAN TO GIVE ISIS BECAUSE WE DIDN'T GIVE GUNS TO THEIR ENEMIES BECAUSE THEN ISIS MIGHT GET GUNS
Laura Ingraham Discovers Bush Is to Blame for ISIS: 'Iraq Is Worse Than Before We Went in' (TEXT and VIDEO)
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Bush, Obama, Iraq, US, media, government, ethics, politics, war, freedoms, terrorism, military )

CarrieSIC
- 104 days ago - rawstory.com
During a panel segment on Fox News Sunday, host Chris Wallace asked Ingraham if President Barack Obama had made the correct decision by ordering airstrikes against ISIS, a group of Islamic radicals who are taking advantage of a power vacuum in Iraq to...
Republican Agrees With ISIS
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: GOP Hate, GOP lies, iraq, obama, pseudo-Christians, video )

TomCat
- 105 days ago - politicsplus.org
See 1st comment.
Britain Considers Air Strikes to Avert Genocide in Iraq
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Iraq, Islamists, genocide, air strikes, UK, USA )

Beatrice
- 105 days ago - telegraph.co.uk
UK could join America in launching military strikes against Islamist extremists in Iraq should the situation descend into genocide US forces began raids against fighters in northern Iraq on Friday after Barack Obama pledged to prevent a humanitarian
Responding to a Republican Mess
US Politics & Gov't  (tags: GOP Incompetence, iraq, obama, video )

TomCat
- 106 days ago - politicsplus.org
See 1st comment
 

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