Tuesday, September 3, 2013


Submitted by: Donald Hank

800 Iraqis killed in August following a war that the US "won" almost a decade ago. (see link below)
Does the entire population have to die before we acknowledge that the Iraq war is in fact not even nearly over?
There is still controversy over who released the Sarin gas in Syria that led to a plan for invasion by the US. But even if Assad's side is the guilty party, what good can come of an invasion if it will only lead to a war that can't be won and that will cause faction to rise up against faction as in Iraq, leading to endless killing?
I see that Boehner now agrees with Obama that we should kill more people in Syria against the wishes of the vast majority of Americans.
We insist on bringing "democracy" to the Middle East. Yet democracy in a true sense would be the majority of people ruling. However, in Egypt, we supported 'democracy' only when it led to the election of a tyrant who immediately suspended the Constitution and persecuted minorities.
When the majority rose up and supported the overthrow of this tyrant, the US--supposedly the 'good guys'--suddenly protested and threatened to cut off aid.
Now the US seeks to support Al Qaeda-linked fighters in Syria while attempting to punish a leader who has a track record of protecting minorities. Boehner adds his voice to those of numerous neocons like McCain, Graham, Kerry, etc, showing that neocons really are only leftists in drag. America no longer has a representative government.
How long will we tolerate this?
How long will the rest of the world tolerate us?
Don Hank

Dozens killed in new round of Baghdad bombings

A series of car bombs exploded across the Iraqi capital late on Tuesday, killing at least 36 people in predominantly Shi'ite districts, police and medics said.   
It was not immediately clear who had carried out the attacks, which appeared coordinated, but Sunni Islamist militants, including an al Qaeda-affiliate, have been regaining momentum in their insurgency against the Shi'ite-led government. 
Tuesday's deadliest blast took place in Baghdad's northern Talbiya neighborhood, where a car bomb in a busy street killed nine people.   
More than two years of civil war in neighboring Syria have aggravated deep-rooted sectarian divisions in Iraq, fraying an uneasy coalition of Shi'ite, Sunni and ethic Kurdish factions.   
About 800 Iraqis were killed in August, according to the United Nations, with more than a third of the deadly attacks in Baghdad.    The bloodshed, 18 months after U.S. troops withdrew from Iraq, has stirred concerns about a relapse towards the sectarian slaughter of 2006-07.
-- Reuters

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