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Security Firm Guarding Dakota Access Pipeline Also Used PSYOPs Tactics for BP

Steve Horn | Posted 09.13.2016 | Green
Steve Horn

Cross-Posted from DeSmogBlog G4S, a company hiring security staff to guard the hotly contested Dakota Access pipeline (DAPL), also works to guard oil...

Southern Iraq Is a Safe Place

Luay Al Khatteeb | Posted 05.26.2016 | Politics
Luay Al Khatteeb

In a nutshell, foreign governments who alert their citizens not to travel to Iraq while not differentiating between red, amber and green zones, are very misleading to investors and foreign travelers.

With American Help Iraq's Cycle of Violence Spirals

Matthew Hoh | Posted 12.15.2014 | Politics
Matthew Hoh

The greater we supported the corrupt government in Kabul and the more American troops we sent, the more the Taliban prospered. A similar dynamic is at play in Iraq. Consequently, without a change in American policy the cycle of violence in Iraq will continue its ghastly spiral.

Chemical Weapons in Syria Will Be Worse Than We Can Know

Jeremy Courtney | Posted 05.29.2013 | Home
Jeremy Courtney

The long-tail effects of chemical weapons continue to plague Iraq today, burdening a decimated health care system, and providing horrifying visual fodder for extremists who would incite hatred against the West.

WATCH: Birth Defect Rates In Fallujah 'Surpass Hiroshima And Nagasaki'

The Huffington Post | Eline Gordts | Posted 03.20.2013 | Home

Ten years after the start of the U.S. invasion in Iraq, doctors in some of the Middle Eastern nation's cities are witnessing an abnormally high number...

The Moral Equivalent of Nuremberg

Robert Koehler | Posted 12.18.2012 | Home
Robert Koehler

My favorite quote is from the British government spokesperson who assured us: "All ammunition used by UK armed forces falls within international human...

The State Department Tells Us How They Really Felt: Part 3

David Isenberg | Posted 05.01.2012 | Business
David Isenberg

From a taxpayer's perspective we can accept a company may try its best but it may still screw up. That is why any government contract must have sufficient, qualified contracting officers riding herd on the company.

Iraqi Oil Hub Wants More Autonomy

Reuters | Posted 02.04.2012 | Home

By Rania El Gamal BASRA, Iraq, Dec 5 (Reuters) - Officials in Iraq's southern oil hub Basra are trying to cancel a $17 billion Shell ...

Army Awaiting Report Into Baha Mousa Death

PA | Posted 11.07.2011 | Home


Reality Game Shows Hit Iraq

Margaret Heffernan | Posted 07.07.2011 | Media
Margaret Heffernan

Salam Shabab (which means Peace Youth) is a 9-part series in which 18 teams from different Iraqi provinces compete to become the peace ambassador representing Iraq's youth to parliament.

Iraqis Form Own Protests

Reuters | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

FALLUJA, Iraq (Reuters) - Iraqis protested against corruption and joblessness across the war-ravaged country on Tuesday as anti-government rallies ech...

Was The Surge Just A Fig Leaf?

Harry Shearer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Harry Shearer

As the stage is being set for an "AfPak Surge," it might be time to take a look at Surge 1.0, in the now-forgotten war, the one in Iraq.

"An Ugly Peace: What has changed in Iraq," first in a two-part series by Nir Rosen, Boston Review

Pulitzer Center. | Pulitzer Center | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

In December 2008 I flew Royal Jordanian from Amman to Iraq's southern city of Basra....

One Woman's Account Of Having To Wear A Hijab In Iraq | Dalya Hassan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

BAGHDAD -- "You have to wear a hijab," my husband told me shortly after we got married. "Don't argue with me over this issue."...

New Wave of Violence Against Iraqi Gays | | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Rights advocate speaks of an "extraordinarily brutal campaign", saying hundreds may have been killed in last few months. By IWPR trainees in Baghdad (...

Al-Maliki Pulling Ahead In Iraqi Election Early Returns | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Early indications suggest Nouri al-Maliki, the Iraqi prime minister, has strengthened his position as the country's leader after a strong showing by h...

Iraq Ballot Vote Sees Allegations Of Corruption, Intimidation

The National Newspaper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

BAGHDAD // It was the country's first ballot of 2009 -- a year that could see 10 different elections in Iraq -- and according to some voters, it was m...

British Troops Will Pull Out Of Iraq By June

The Guardian | Richard Norton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Britain's six-year occupation of south Iraq will begin drawing to a close in March, and the last troops will leave Basra by June, a senior defence sou...

The Surge "Success" Debunked

Luis Carlos Montalván | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Luis Carlos Montalván

Iraq remains a powder keg. "The Surge" has done little to increase security, a state of civil war remains and regional conflict threatens greater problems for the future.

Iraq Events Moving out of US Control

The Real News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Real News

The difference in opinion between the current president and the presidential candidates is of little importance to the issue of troop withdraw from Iraq, as the choice is not necessarily theirs to make.

Iraq Removes Top Military, Police Commanders After Botched Basra Crackdown

Reuters Via Washington Post | Aref Mohammed | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Iraq's government removed the top military and police commanders in Basra on Wednesday, weeks after a botched crackdown on militia fighters there trig...

Jason Linkins

Pelosi Calls Out Petraeus For Parroting Bush Spin | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

We noted yesterday the bizarre way that General Petraeus' testimony changed between his Tuesday appearance before the Senate committees and his Wednes...

Same Sniper Rifle Has Killed Six British Soldiers In Basra

London Times | Jenny Booth and James Hider | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Six British soldiers have been picked off on the streets of Basra by an enemy sniper using the same rifle, an inquest heard today. Between the months...

Jason Linkins

Petraeus Shifts Sharply On Basra, Aligns With White House Spin | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Perhaps sensing that his testimony on Tuesday was undermining the official White House version of events in Iraq, Gen. David Petraeus today offered a ...

Juan Cole: Why al-Maliki Attacked Basra

Salon | Juan Cole | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Why did Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki attack the Mahdi army in Basra last week? Despite the cease-fire called Sunday by Shiite leader Sayyid M...