Archive for January 9, 2005
The other UN scandal: “The United Nations overpaid as much as $5 billion to individuals, companies and Persian Gulf states for losses in Iraq’s 1990 invasion and occupation of Kuwait.”
Citing Safety, Iraqi Electoral Board Resigns
Let the fraud begin. “Obstacles Plague Absentee Voting For U.S. Iraqis: Polls, Personnel Lacking 3 Weeks Before Election.
Who writes headlines for Los Angeles Times? A person without a sense of irony, for sure. Here is one: “Iran Plays a Role in Iraq Vote” while US pulls out its troops to allow the Iraqis to vote freely.
Lying about the size of the Palestinian population.
“Today is the anniversary of the founding of America’s prison camp for ‘enemy combatants’, And despite evidence of systematic abuse and widespread international condemnation it looks set to stay open.” And if you criticize abuse of prisoners it can only mean that you like terrorism.
Another US military “mistake” in Iraq: “US soldiers who were struck by a roadside bomb allegedly opened fire on Iraqi bystanders on Saturday evening, killing at least three civilians and two policemen.”
UK’s MoD move to suppress evidence in abuse court martial
14 Iraqis killed and wounded by this 500-pound bomb on a house of innocent people. US military expressed “regret,” and that led to cheers and celebrations in the streets of Mosul.
“Al Qosi claimed they were strapped to the floor in an interrogations center known as the Hell Room, wrapped in Israeli flags, taunted by female interrogators who rubbed their bodies against them in sexually suggestive ways, and left alone in refrigerated cells for hours with deafening music blaring in their ears. Back then, Pentagon officials [...]
“Come what may – civil war over oil, Iranian-style fatwas du jour or men on prayer rugs reciting the Koran all day on the Iraqi TV network our own geniuses created – this administration will call it a triumph.”
Najaf’s growing influence
Palestinian refugees not part of vote.
Non-stop American “liberation” of Iraqis. When will this “liberation” end?
Gulf regimes (all of which receive US military support) are expressing their objections to laws against domestic violence on grounds that they clash with Islamic laws. Their oppression of their populations does not seem to clash with Islamic laws.
Tables of operational military satellites worldwide (thanks Munzir)
Are we supposed to celebrate that the Palestinian people, like the Iraqi people, now have a puppet leader installed by Israeli occupation forces and the US? Are we to cheer Abu Mazin because he apologized for calling Israel the “Zionist enemy” when this enmity is proven daily by Israeli killing of Palestinians? This silly and [...]