Thursday, April 27, 2006

Inside Iraq

As the Bush administration flies its victims in and out of gulags around the world in order to skirt the laws against torture and other crimes, Iraq continues to descend into civil war and chaos —most of it created by the United States.

Much is made of some 140,000 civilians that were murdered by George W. Bush in the bombing campaign and the invasion —a crime against the peace begun upon a pack of lies. But where is the media coverage of U.S. atrocities that are perpetrated almost daily against the people of Iraq since that time? I am getting weary of trying to sift through the garbage that is passed off daily by the MSM.

I hope to be featuring more links and information inside Iraq.

News From Inside Iraq

Weary of the overall failure of the US media to accurately report on the realities of the war in Iraq for the Iraqi people and US soldiers, Dahr Jamail went to Iraq to report on the war himself.

His dispatches were quickly recognized as an important media resource and he is now writing for the Inter Press Service, The Asia Times and many other outlets. His reports have also been published with The Nation, The Sunday Herald, Islam Online, the Guardian and the Independent to name just a few. Dahr's dispatches and hard news stories have been translated into French, Polish, German, Dutch, Spanish, Japanese, Portuguese, Chinese, Arabic and Turkish. On radio as well as television, Dahr reports for Democracy Now!, the BBC, and numerous other stations around the globe. Dahr is also special correspondent for Flashpoints.

Dahr has spent a total of 8 months in occupied Iraq as one of only a few independent US journalists in the country. Dahr uses the DahrJamailIraq.com website and his popular mailing list to disseminate his dispatches.
Here's a first installment:

Tuesday 25 April 2006

This weekend I received an email from a friend in Iraq. It read, "Salam Dahr, I was in Ramadi today to ask about the situation. I was stunned for the news of a father and his three sons executed in cold blood by US soldiers, then they blasted the house. The poor mother couldn't stand the shock, so she died of a heart attack." ...

Continue reading "Subject to the Penalty of Death"

Organize now to bring George W. Bush, Dick Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld, Condo Rice, Alberto Gonzales, John Ashcroft and Colin Powell to trial in the Hague for crimes against the peace with regard to the pack of lies told to justify the un-justifiable war of aggression — and war crimes with regard to what is clearly a deliberate, planned, and on-going policy of torture and atrocity.

Americans, this is being done in your name. Can you live with that?

If you think you can, then I suggest you do a little reading. If you profess to be Christian, then read your own Bible, especially the Sermon on the Mount. If you're not particularly religous, that's ok — read Sartre, Kierkegaard, Frankl, Kafka, Brecht. In the vernacular, you cannot not have an opinion. If you are not a part of the solution, you are a part of the problem. I was told very early in my broadcasting career that everyone does what they want to do; everything else is just excuses. What excuse do Americans have for continuing to let George W. Bush get away with mass murder?

The time has come to bring George W. Bush and his band of perverts and war criminals to justice.

Bush, Torture, War Crimes
'Toons by Dante Lee; use only with permission

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