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US sells over $4b in weapons to Israel, Iraq and Saudi Arabia

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War, what’s it good for? Aside from countless deaths of innocent civilians of course, it means a GDP boost for the biggest exporter of weapons on earth, the United States, and even more profits for the US military-industrial complex. Profits which mean the shareholders of America’s arms manufacturers get even …

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Blackwater guards found guilty of killing innocent civilians

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A Washington, DC jury has convicted one former Blackwater guard of murder and three more from the private military company of voluntary manslaughter in connection with infamous 2007 shooting in Baghdad that left 14 civilians dead and 17 others injured. The jury of eight women and four men deliberated for …

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US humanitarian aid is going directly to ISIS

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“The convoys have to be approved by ISIS and you have to pay them: The bribes are disguised and itemized as transportation costs,” says an aid coordinator who spoke to The Daily Beast on the condition he not be identified in this article. The kickbacks are either paid by foreign …

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Iraq war cost US more than $2 trillion

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The US war in Iraq has cost $1.7 trillion with $490 billion more owed in benefits to combat veterans, a recent study revealed. The report found that total expenses in the unavailing conflict could balloon to $6 trillion over the next 40 years. The study, conducted by the Costs of …

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Donald Trump compares Russiagate to Iraq WMDs propaganda

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Donald Trump’s press conference with Polish President Andrzej Duda turned to Russiagate as a US journalist tried to pound Trump on the Russia issue while inside Europe’s presently and historically most anti-Russian country. Clearly there was an attempt to stir tensions unnecessarily on the part of the reporter. Trump reiterated his …

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US airstrikes in Iraq and Syria have killed 459 civilians

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U.S. airstrikes targeting ISIS in Iraq and Syria have likely killed at least 459 civilians over the past year, a report by an independent monitoring group said Monday. The report by Airwars, a project aimed at tracking the international airstrikes targeting the extremists, said it believed 57 specific strikes killed civilians …

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Ex-Blackwater guards jailed for killing 14 civilians in Iraq

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A former Blackwater security guard was sentenced to life in prison and three others got 30-year terms on Monday in the massacre of 14 unarmed Iraqi civilians at a Baghdad traffic circle in 2007, closing a case that had outraged Iraqis and inflamed anti-U.S. sentiment around the world. The Sept. …

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Who will profit from the wars in Iraq and Syria?

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If there’s one thing we should have learned over the past 13 years of war, it’s that war is good business for those in the business of war. Unfortunately, while profits for the Pentagon’s contractors increase, so does the cost to taxpayers in billions in waste, fraud, and abuse. As …

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ISIS ravaging through Iraq post US ‘liberation’

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Extremists from the Islamic State have killed at least 500 people, including women and children, Iraqi officials said. Some of the victims were buried alive. The killings reported by Iraqi Human Rights Minister Mohammed Shia al-Sudani to Reuters add to a long list of atrocities reportedly committed by the radical …

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The real reason why the US and France are back in Iraq

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Why is Obama now re-committing the U.S. military to Iraq? Why is France strongly backing military action? Obama says it’s to protect minorities. That’s nothing new. Obama is the fourth president in a row to bomb Iraq … while claiming it is for humanitarian purposes. But the architects of the Iraq War (the one …

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Citizens arrest attempted on war criminal Tony Blair

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Tony Blair’s tenure as prime minister of the UK has been over for nearly seven years now, but some Britons are still extremely upset at him. One British poll from last year even found that a fifth of the country thinks that Blair and his partner in war George W. …

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Drone operator speaks out: “This is what you are not told”

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Whenever I read comments by politicians defending the Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Predator and Reaper program – aka drones – I wish I could ask them a few questions. I’d start with: “How many women and children have you seen incinerated by a Hellfire missile?” And: “How many men have you seen crawl across a …

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Fresh evidence shows UK troops ‘systematically tortured’ Iraqis

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Shocking fresh testimonies to be heard at the British High Court would bring up new charges of violating international law over the torture and unlawful killing of Iraqi prisoners against British troops. This time, the British military stands accused of carrying out a “systematic torture” policy against Iraqi prisoners including …

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Iraq veteran kills himself after being ordered to commit “war crimes”

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Iraq war veteran Daniel Somers committed suicide following an arduous battle with post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) that was caused by his role in committing “crimes against humanity,” according to the soldier’s suicide note. Somers was assigned to a Tactical Human-Intelligence Team (THT) in Baghdad which saw him involved in …

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Netanyahu was wrong about Iraq having nuclear weapons

When you say something that isn’t true knowing that it isn’t true it is called lying! [youtube height=”400″ width=”550″]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fpQdg4D78Jc[/youtube] Benjamin Netanyahu speaking to House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform on September 12 2002. So what makes him think he is right about Iran developing nuclear weapons?

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Civilians killed in latest US air strike on Iraqi banks

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US-led coalition airstrikes killed Iraqi civilians in latest hit against an ISIS financial target in Mosul, according to the Pentagon. The coalition said they had been prepared to accept “some” civilian casualties. “Yes, we were prepared to accept civilian casualties in conjunction with this cash strike, it’s tragic and it’s not …

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New emails confirm Tony Blair is a war criminal

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A bombshell White House memo has revealed for the first time details of the ‘deal in blood’ forged by Tony Blair and George Bush over the Iraq War. The sensational leak shows that Blair had given an unqualified pledge to sign up to the conflict a year before the invasion …

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