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Archives: March 2007

25 Dead In Sectarian Killings In Mosul

25 Dead in Sectarian Killings in Mosul; Muqtada Calls for Massive Demonstrations; Talabani admits that US is Occupying Iraq The sectarian killings in the northern city of Tal Afar appear to have…

Bombers Kill Over 130 Wounding Over Two

Bombers kill over 130, wounding over two Hundred US Embassy Orders Personal Armor in Green Zone Oh, yeah. Those rightwing Iraqi bloggers that Bush depends on for his news about the country…

Shiite Fighters Kill 70 Sunnis In Tal

Shiite Fighters Kill 70 Sunnis in Tal Afar Saudi King Abdullah Condemns Illegitimate US Occupation of Iraq Kim Gamel of AP reports that Shiite militants and some Shiite policemen went on a…

Al Dhari On Year 4 Of American Iraq Us

Al-Dhari on Year 4 of American Iraq The US government Open Source Center translates an interview with Sunni fundamentalist leader Harith al-Dhari, a leader of the Association of Muslim Scholars, printed by…

Mccain Checks Into Cloud Cuckooland 116

McCain Checks into Cloud Cuckooland 116 Iraqis Killed in Day of Carnage Senator John McCain has contracted Rumsfeld’s Disease. This malady consists of a combination of bad temper, misuse of language to…

Green Zone Takes Rocket Fire New Offer

Green Zone Takes Rocket Fire New Offer of Jobs to Baathists Guerrillas fired a rocket into the Green Zone on Monday, shaking the US Embassy and Iraqi government offices but causing no…

Guerrillas Kill 5 Us Troops Shiite

Guerrillas Kill 5 US Troops Shiite Reprisals in Haswa Allawi Bid for New Coalition Founders Iran is considering trying the 15 British sailors it captured at the mouth of the Shatt al-Arab…

90 Killed In Wave Of Bombings Violence

90 Killed in Wave of Bombings, Violence Two US troops were announced killed on Saturday. AP reporter Kim Gamel details a wave of bombings and mayhem across Iraq on Saturday. The deadliest…

Reality Based Legislation House Dems

Reality-Based Legislation: House Dems Demand end of US War in Iraq in 08 The Democrats in Congress passed a supplemental funding bill for the Iraq War that included a demand that troops…

Iraqi Vice Premier Badly Wounded In

Iraqi Vice Premier Badly Wounded in Attack Iranians Take British troops Captive A Salafi Jihadi operative infiltrated the entourage of Iraqi Vice Premier Abdul Salam al-Zawba’i and detonated a belt bomb in…

4 Us Gis Killed House Dems Set To Pass

4 US GIs Killed House Dems set to Pass ’08 Withdrawal Language Shiite on Shiite Violence in Basra House Speaker Nancy Pelosi appears to have put together a winning bill by both…

30 Killed 33 Freed In Company Sized

Truck Bombing of Kurdish HQ in Mosul Kills or Injures 45 A recent report on the readiness of Iraqi troops. says that the Iraqi military won’t be ready to ‘stand up’ any…

Dems In Congress Seek Withdrawal Saudis

Dems in Congress seek Withdrawal Saudis intrigue against al-Maliki The Democrats are gearing up to try to pass an appropriations measure for Iraq that also specifies that US troops must come home…

Bushs Top Ten Mistakes In Iraq During

Bush’s Top Ten Mistakes in Iraq during the Past 4 Years 10. Refusing to fire Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld when his incompetence and maliciousness became apparent in the growing guerrilla war…

Iraqi Public Wants Us Troops Out Within

Iraqi Public Wants US Troops Out within a Year Sunni Parliamentarian Accused of Links to Bombers A poll of Iraqis commission by USA Today and several other news organizations revealed that: “In…

March 19 2003 Bushs Address On Iraq

March 19, 2003: Bush’s Address on Iraq What struck me in looking again at Bush’s address to the American public late on March 19, 2003, is how obviously mendacious it was. That…

Renewed Us Anti War Protests Sunday Al

Renewed US Anti-War Protests Sunday; Gates: Surge is to Buy Time for Reconciliation; Al-Maliki Cabinet Shuffle Postponed Thousands of antiwar demonstrators came out again on Sunday. Some cities , such as San…

Iraq Friday Sermons On Surge Usg Open

Iraq Friday Sermons on ‘Surge’ The USG Open Source Center translates and paraphrases Iraqi Friday prayers sermons, some of which speak of the ongoing “Surge.” Iraqi Friday Sermons for 16 Mar Discuss…

Kahl Us Military And Counter Insurgency

Kahl: The US Military and Counter-Insurgency in Iraq Professor Colin Kahl of the Political Science Department at the University of Minnesota shared the thoughts below on an email listserv and I thought…

6 Us Troops Killed 8 Injured Or

6 US Troops Killed, 8 Injured or Sickened Chlorine Poison Gas attacks Kill 8, Sicken 350 Thousands Protest War on 4th Anniversary 6 US troops were announced killed on Saturday. Guerrillas killed…

Giving Aid And Comfort To Enemy Plame

Giving Aid and Comfort to the Enemy: the Plame Affair Valerie Plame Wilson, whose career Karl Rove and Vice President Dick Cheney wanted destroyed in a fit of pique, was finally allowed…

Aipac Cool To Cheney Responding To This

AIPAC Cool to Cheney Responding to this IC posting, Ron Kampea kindly writes: I was one of the reporters noting the relatively cool reception for Cheney’s remarks, an impression I confirmed later…

16000 Detainees In Coalition Hands

16,000 Detainees in Coalition Hands Iraqi Shiites attempt to Regroup 11 detainees in a British jail in south Iraq exchanged clothing with their visitors and escaped. Ed Wong at NYT has an…

Senate Republicans Defeat Iraq

Senate Republicans Defeat Iraq Withdrawal Timetable; 5 US Troops Killed 5 US GIs were announced killed on Thursday. Militiamen or guerrillas killed 4 with a bomb as they were returning from Sadr…

Clinton Would Keep Troops In Iraq

Clinton Would Keep Troops in Iraq Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton said Thursday that she would keep some US troops in Iraq to fight al-Qaeda, curb Iranian influence, protect the Kurds and assist…

4 Us Troops Killed 9 Wounded 1993 Wtc

4 US Troops Killed, 9 Wounded 1993 WTC Attack was al-Qaeda, not Saddam A lot of commentators will note that Khalid Sheikh Muhammad has admitted that he planned out the 9/11 attacks.…

Sunni Arab Member Of Parliament

Sunni Arab Member of Parliament Criticizes al-Maliki Government The USG Open Source Center carries a translation of remarks of Khalaf al-Ulayyan, a member of parliament from the Sunni Iraqi Accord Front, made…

Ic Parodic News Edition Note To Humor

IC Parodic News Edition Note to the humor impaired: Satire follows. Item: US petroleum company Halliburton, which received billions of dollars in no-bid contracts from the Bush administration for work in Iraq,…

House Majority Leader Nancy Pelosi Got

Hamudi: Iraqi Spies to be Placed in Embassies Abroad AIPAC Boos Pelosi on Iraq Withdrawal Speaker of the House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi got booed at the conference of the American Israel…

Democrats Blink On Iran Restriction

Democrats Blink on Iran Restriction Khatami Calls on Iran to Allay Western Fears The Democrats are blinking and taking out of proposed legislation a provision that would have forbidden Bush to take…

More Shiite Pilgrims Hit Iraqi

More Shiite Pilgrims Hit; Iran says it Wants Iraq Stability Iraqi guerrillas killed two US GIs on Sunday. Meanwhile, as some Americans were risking their lives, Bush campaign guru Karl Rove had…

50 Killed In Two Major Sadr City

50 Killed in two Major Sadr City Bombings US & Iran Speak at Baghdad Meet Guerrillas detonated two major bombs in Shiite Sadr City (East Baghdad) on Saturday, killing nearly 50 persons…

Iraqi Tv Reactions To Baghdad

Iraqi TV Reactions to Baghdad Conference The Open Source Center has summaries of Iraqi television sources. Iraqi TV Channels Carry Reactions To Baghdad Conference 10 MarIraq — OSC SummarySaturday, March 10, 2007…

Security Summit Begins In Baghdad

Security Summit begins in Baghdad Saddam’s Judge Flees Iraq Reuters reports political violence on Friday: Sunni Arab guerrillas killed a Marine in a firefight in al-Anbar Province. Police found 10 bullet-riddled bodies…

Petraeus No Purely Military Solution

Petraeus: No Purely Military Solution Guerrillas capture Dhuluyia Police Station Gen. David Petraeus said in a press conference on Thursday that ultimately there is no military solution to the violence in Iraq,…

Cole In Salaon Is Bush Surge Already

Cole in Salon: “Is the Bush Surge already Failing My bi-weekly column at Salon.com is out: ‘ Is the Bush surge already failing? The president just gave a rosy assessment of his…

Pilgrimage Massacre Kills 138 Wounds

Pilgrimage Massacre Kills 138, Wounds 100s Major Mosul Jailbreak 9 US GIs were announced killed on Tuesday, 6 in a roadside bombing in Salahuddin Province north of Baghdad, and 3 more in…

Libbys Lies Bushs Lies Irv Lewis Libby

Libbys Lies Bushs Lies Irv Lewis Libby

Libby’s Lies, Cheney’s Lies Irv Lewis Libby is a convicted liar and perjurer, guilty of obstruction of justice. Unfortunately, he was not convicted of revealing to the public the identity of Valerie…

Book Market Bombing Kills 38 Wounds 105

Book Market Bombing Kills 38, Wounds 105; Shiite Pilgrims Targeted Guerrillas detonated a huge car bomb at the old book market at al-Mutanabbi Street in Baghdad, killing at least 38 persons and…

Coalition Raids Police Intelligence

Coalition Raids Police Intelligence Center; Al-Maliki Protests Raid as Illegal; 4.5 Million Malnourished Iraqi Kids British soldiers accompanied by Iraqi forces raided a National Intelligence Center in the southern city of Basra.…

Allawi Maneuverings Continue Allawi To

Allawi Maneuverings Continue; Al-Maliki to Shuffle Cabinet, Cut out Sadrists; Huge Bomb at Ramadi Kills 12, Wounds 22 Al-Hayat reports that Iyad Allawi, a secular ex-Baathist Shiite who leads the Iraqi National…

Boles Guest Editorial Qaedization Of

Boles Guest Editorial: the Qaedization of Iraq Dr. David Boles writes: I am becoming alarmed that no one is highlighting what appears to be a new and quite bald propaganda push to…

Army Secretary Forced To Resign Police

Army Secretary Forced to Resign; Police Hostages Executed over Rape Charges Secretary of the Army Francis Harvey was forced to resign Friday over the scandal of substandard conditions at a wing of…

Iran Efp Story New Yellowcake Scandal

Iran EFP Story a New “Yellowcake” Scandal? An informed reader writes: Your reference to the Drew Brown McClatchy wire service report carried by the Mercury News about possible Sunni involvement in the…

Violence In Iraqi Provinces Allawi

Violence in Iraqi Provinces Allawi withdrawal, Coup Rumors Sunni Arab guerrillas killed a Marine in al-Anbar Province on Thursday. Guerrillas in Falluja blew up a police wedding, killing 7 and wounding 10.…

Osc Regional Press Reaction To Us In

OSC: Regional Press Reaction to US in Baghdad Parley The US government Open Source Center surveys and paraphrases the Middle Eastern press reaction to the news that the US will attend the…

Us Military Exaggerated Deaths From

US Military Exaggerated Deaths from Shiite Militias; EFPs used by Sunnis in Sunni Areas; No significant Drop in Casualties with Security Plan Sunni Arab guerrillas account for 90 percent of deadly attacks…

Iran Will It Or Wont It Ap Reports That

Iran: Will it or Won’t It? AP reports that Iran will attend the meeting of Iraq’s neighbors with the US to be held later this month in Baghdad. There had earlier been…

Helman Guest Editorial Regional

Helman Guest Editorial: Regional Conference with Iran Ambassador Gerald B. Helman writes: “In the weeks ahead, the Administration likely will try to play down the importance of its agreement to participate in…

Very Basic Suggested Reading List On

Very Basic Suggested Reading List on Middle East* Berkey, Jonathan P. The Formation of Islam: Religion and Society in the Near East, 600-1800. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2002. Cleveland, William L. A…