Bombings killed at least 95 people on Monday in Iraq, with 10 car bombs going off in the capital of Baghdad alone. Two car bombs were detonated in the southern Shiite port city of Basra, and the mostly Sunni city of Samarra north of the capital was also attacked. Most of the violence seems to [...]
Christopher Shinn's play deals with a psychotherapist's intriguing tussle with the memory of her husband, who was killed in the Iraq War. There are many ways of being a political playwright. Christopher Shinn's approach, centered on characters rather than on ideologies, is one that will never go out of style.
Authored by Andrew McKillop, PETRODOLLAR WAR The theory of Petrodollar Warfare can be attributed to US analyst and author William R Clarke, and his 2005 book of that title which interpreted the US-UK decision to invade Iraq in 2003.Show More Summary
(BAGHDAD) — Iraq‘s wave of bloodshed sharply escalated Monday with more than a dozen car bombings across the country, part of attacks that killed at least 95 people and brought echoes of past sectarian carnage and fears of a dangerous spillover from Syria’s civil war next door. Show More Summary
Much of David Petraeus’ reputation lies with his vaunted “surge” in Iraq, which neocons hailed as the way forward to a multi-sectarian government. Senator John McCain keeps calling it a success. It was a success in taking advantage of a lull in an exhausted civil war – plus a lot of bribes – to get […]
This story first appeared on the TomDispatch website. Ten years ago, my part of the world was full of valiant opposition to the new wars being launched far away and at home—and of despair. And like despairing people everywhere, whether...Show More Summary
Today's edition of quick hits: Conditions in Iraq continue to worsen, more than 60 people were killed "in a series of car bomb explosions targeting Shi'ite Muslims across Iraq on Monday, police and medics said, part of the worst sectarian violence since U.S. troops pulled out i …
The bombings extend one of the most sustained bouts of sectarian violence.
Hart Viges Posted by news intern Ansel Herz Slog tipper Hart Viges, an Iraq War vet, sends this photo of a National Guard recruitment effort at the Great Urban Race near Denny Triangle on Saturday. The big red banner shows the Superman...Show More Summary
The bombings increase the death toll in clashes in the past week to more than 200.
K-Thug (via) is onto something here: It was obvious during the runup to the Iraq war that what was going on in the minds of many hawks — and not just the neocons — was not so much a deep desire to drop lots of bombs and kill lots of people (although they were OK [Read more...] This space reserved for your ad.
Post by Jeanne Sager In Aurora, Colorado this weekend, a family woke up to a sea of flags on their front lawn. The American flags were a tribute to Sgt. Ryan Baum, an Army Ranger who died exactly six years ago. Baum's community was telling his parents they haven't forgotten. It's a message we don't hear enough in America. Show More Summary
Tornadoes Hit the Middle of the US: One person has died, 21 are injured, here is a photo of a wrecked mobile home park. Car Bomb Attacks Hit Across Iraq: At least 54 people have died, nearly 200 are injured, no group has yet claimedShow More Summary
The past few months produced a sustained bout of sectarian violence.
they questioned why she did not report her problems sooner. But she knew that if she had reported them, should would lose the job she loved so much. “The military had trained me this way — to suck it up,” she said. “The one thing about PTSD is it’s the war that never ends” she [...]
The victims are Shiite Muslims. The neighborhoods are in two cities. The results are deadly. Car bombs killing at least 40 people in Iraq, the Associated Press reports.
Reviewing the effect of the Iraq war on the Syria debate, Nikolas …
The despairing of May 2003 were convinced of one true thing, that we had not stopped the invasion of Iraq, but they extrapolated from that a series of false assumptions about our failures and our powerlessness across time and space.
Also: the two FBI agents killed in a training accident were members of an elite team; severe weather continues across the nation's midsection; car bombs kill dozens in Iraq; and the Powerball winner is still a mystery.
A wave of car bombings strikes Baghdad's Shiite areas and the southern city of Basra.