News from Iraq you won't see on "the news"

That's Col McMaster in Tall Afar with (from left to right) Mayor Najim, Col Khalid (Mosul Emergency Battalion) and BG Saba (Tall Afar Police Chief), among others.

A letter from the Mayor of Tall Afar to the men and women of the 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment and their families.
In the Name of God the Compassionate and Merciful
To the Courageous Men and Women of the 3d Armored Cavalry Regiment, who have changed the city of Tall’ Afar from a ghost town, in which terrorists spread death and destruction, to a secure city flourishing with life.
To the lion-hearts who liberated our city from the grasp of terrorists who were beheading men, women and children in the streets for many months.
To those who spread smiles on the faces of our children, and gave us restored hope, through their personal sacrifice and brave fighting, and gave new life to the city after hopelessness darkened our days, and stole our confidence in our ability to reestablish our city.
Our city was the main base of operations for Abu Mousab Al Zarqawi. The city was completely held hostage in the hands of his henchmen. Our schools, governmental services, businesses and offices were closed. Our streets were silent, and no one dared to walk them. Our people were barricaded in their homes out of fear; death awaited them around every corner. Terrorists occupied and controlled the only hospital in the city. Their savagery reached such a level that they stuffed the corpses of children with explosives and tossed them into the streets in order to kill grieving parents attempting to retrieve the bodies of their young. This was the situation of our city until God prepared and delivered unto them the courageous soldiers of the 3d Armored Cavalry Regiment, who liberated this city, ridding it of Zarqawi’s followers after harsh fighting, killing many terrorists, and forcing the remaining butchers to flee the city like rats to the surrounding areas, where the bravery of other 3d ACR soldiers in Sinjar, Rabiah, Zumar and Avgani finally destroyed them.
I have met many soldiers of the 3d Armored Cavalry Regiment; they are not only courageous men and women, but avenging angels sent by The God Himself to fight the evil of terrorism.
The leaders of this Regiment; COL McMaster, COL Armstrong, LTC Hickey, LTC Gibson, and LTC Reilly embody courage, strength, vision and wisdom. Officers and soldiers alike bristle with the confidence and character of knights in a bygone era. The mission they have accomplished, by means of a unique military operation, stands among the finest military feats to date in Operation Iraqi Freedom, and truly deserves to be studied in military science. This military operation was clean, with little collateral damage, despite the ferocity of the enemy. With the skill and precision of surgeons they dealt with the terrorist cancers in the city without causing unnecessary damage.
God bless this brave Regiment; God bless the families who dedicated these brave men and women. From the bottom of our hearts we thank the families. They have given us something we will never forget. To the families of those who have given their holy blood for our land, we all bow to you in reverence and to the souls of your loved ones. Their sacrifice was not in vain. They are not dead, but alive, and their souls hovering around us every second of every minute. They will never be forgotten for giving their precious lives. They have sacrificed that which is most valuable. We see them in the smile of every child, and in every flower growing in this land. Let America, their families, and the world be proud of their sacrifice for humanity and life.
Finally, no matter how much I write or speak about this brave Regiment, I haven’t the words to describe the courage of its officers and soldiers. I pray to God to grant happiness and health to these legendary heroes and their brave families.
Mayor of Tall ‘Afar, Ninewa, Iraq

This is a letter by Mayor?
Nice little snippet if you were and are one of those fools who support this disastrous quagmire for no reason at all.
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here's more news that you never see or hear from the controlled pro war media - TWO MILLION Iraqi refugees: (external - login to view)

this is a problem that did not exist prior to Bush's invasion

note that the source is the conservative LaRouche organization
When the modern Imperialist Power acts without consideration of the permutations that will ineveitably flow from that action, responsibility is like justice, a fleeting abstraction for the crusader and new realms of suffering and horror for the victims. Whether it's Turkey and Kurds, France and Algeria, The United States of America and any of the nation-states visited by the American morality.

People need to find that "sweet-spot" that permits Israelis their exclusivity in suffering that translates as carte blanche when it comes to its behavior and treatment of its neighbors.....

No one, not the Jews or the Arabs or the Israelis or the Palestinians asked for what's happened and what continues to happen in that tumultuous atrocity created by the United States and Britain, and while Iraqi refugees and displaced people is "acceptable" somehow that very same condition experienced by Jews...was not.

Responsibility for what's happening lies ultimately and exclusively in the hands of the governments and businesses of Great Britain and the United States.

It's quite a price to have to pay to keep the bullies caged....
I wonder how much the old fool was paid to put out this lil piece of propoganda BS........
It does look suspect, however if that's how he feels that's good news.
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here's more news that you never see or hear from the controlled pro war media - TWO MILLION Iraqi refugees: (external - login to view)

this is a problem that did not exist prior to Bush's invasion

note that the source is the conservative LaRouche organization

These people aren't refugees until the US says they are.

Until then, I suppose they could be described as tourists, since they are from Iraq and they aren't living in Iraq. By 2008 about 3 million Iraqis or about one in seven Iraqis will be living as tourists in nearby countries. So far only 466 have gotten visas to visit the US. You would think the US would be interested in attracting more Iraqis to the US.

But don't take my word for this. Listen to Iraqi tourists yourselves:

The Growing Iraqi Refugee Crisis (encore edition) #40-07 October 3, 2007
National Radio Project: (external - login to view)

After listening to Iraqi tourists in their own words, its obvious, these people are grateful Americans invaded and bombed their country. We know they appreciate America's compassion. They know the death and destruction the US rained down on these people was for purely humanitarian reasons.

But now that millions of Iraqis are homeless, unemployed and desperate... I mean on vacation, they have to do something.

Can anyone think of any organizations trying to recruit desperate people near Iraq?
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Can anyone think of any organizations trying to recruit desperate people near Iraq?

Jehovahs Witnesses ??????
The Nazi's were condemned and judged and hung for the crime of genocide. When will we hear the same charges brought against the genocidal actions of the United States and Americans who have conducted and continue to conduct genocide on the people Of Iraq, it's men it's women and it's children? These barbaric despicable acts carried out by Americans and thier psycophantic murdering allies( Canadians included) ensure that the American people will never have peace till they answer for thier crimes. The rest of the world should not rest untill justice is seen to be done. To accept the status-quo is to to embrace the quilt and perpetuate the same.
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Jehovahs Witnesses ??????

DB: Americans don't know much about the scale of the death and destruction in Iraq. But they are very unhappy about the current state of affairs.

Recent Opinion Poll (external - login to view)

Its only a matter of time until the majority of Americans realize their leaders have committed war crimes and crimes against humanity.

For example, this story was in "The Star" today:


Iraq's little-known humanitarian crisis
Nov 01, 2007 04:30 AM
Haroon Siddiqui
AMMAN, Jordan–It is said that Iraq is the world's best-known conflict but the least well-known humanitarian crisis.
In the United States, where public attention span is low but the capacity for denial high, Iraq's daily carnage no longer commands headlines. American public discourse long ago shifted to the domestic political implications of Iraq for George W. Bush et al.
Those who do think of Iraq think mostly of the murderous sectarianism of the Sunnis and Shiites. If Muslims are killing each other, there's not much America can do, Iraq being another Yugoslavia – once the iron grip of Saddam Hussein or Josip Tito was gone, all the old animosities re-emerged.
But in Iraq, there was no such suppressed hatred. Shiites and Sunnis had always lived in harmony. Inter-marriage was common. The bombed-out Shiite shrine in Samara was in a Sunni neighbourhood.
The more apt parallel is with the 1947 partition of British India that precipitated a mass migration and a massacre among Hindus, Muslims and Sikhs who had lived in harmony for centuries.

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The Iraqi refugee crisis isn't a secret. Its just not well known in the US. But the rest of the world knows. For example:

A recent International Red Cross report on the situation in Iraq: (external - login to view)

I think its still too early to judge the American public. The majority are still ignorant of what their leaders have done. When they finally know the facts, then we will know what kind of a nation America really is. I have confidence that most Americans will be horrified... but I'm not sure they have the power to retake control of their nation.
!!Blame Clinton!!

Maybe they're competing for a pay hike. The best brown noser gets a raise on their loyalty pay.

See Yahoo news:

U.S. policy of paying Iraqi sheikhs for allegiance may be risky .


That is bad news for the people who invested so much in the US losing. However news like that is coming out of Iraq more often and people are starting to panic.

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