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Cost of Iraq. Ghosts of U.S. Troops Left at Kirkuk Base After Iraqi Army Fled. <br/><a href=" ABC US news</a> | <a href=" World News</a> Copy We took a trip to Kirkuk today.

Ghosts of U.S. Troops Left at Kirkuk Base After Iraqi Army Fled

It was eye-opening. The road seemed perfectly safe from here in Erbil, Iraq. There was plenty of ordinary traffic, and normal checkpoints, along the 65-mile route. We went to the Kirkuk Air Base. US fired depleted uranium at civilian areas in 2003 Iraq war, report finds. US forces fired depleted uranium (DU) weapons at civilian areas and troops in Iraq in breach of official advice meant to prevent unnecessary suffering in conflicts, a report has found.

US fired depleted uranium at civilian areas in 2003 Iraq war, report finds

Coordinates revealing where US jets and tanks fired nearly 10,000 DU rounds in Iraq during the war in 2003 have been obtained by the Dutch peace group Pax. This is the first time that any US DU firing coordinates have been released, despite previous requests by the United Nations Environment Programme and the Iraqi government. According to PAX's report, which is due to be published this week, the data shows that many of the DU rounds were fired in or near populated areas of Iraq, including As Samawah, Nasiriyah and Basrah. At least 1,500 rounds were also aimed at troops, the group says. This conflicts with legal advice from the US Air Force in 1975 suggesting that DU weapons should only be used against hard targets like tanks and armoured vehicles, the report says. ISIS: are more airstrikes really the answer? Before/after. Glogin?mobile=1&URI=http%3A%2F%2Fmobile.nytimes.com%2F2014%2F07%2F16%2Fus%2Fp...

Glogin?mobile=1&URI=http%3A%2F%2Fmobile.nytimes.com%2F2014%2F06%2F22%2Fworld%... Trews News Vs. Faux Nooze ~ Russell Brand Breaks Down Jihadi Propaganda. In the video below, Russell Brand brilliantly breaks down Faux Nooze jihadi propaganda.

Trews News Vs. Faux Nooze ~ Russell Brand Breaks Down Jihadi Propaganda

He exposes the cartoonish propaganda of old paradigm super hero Justice Judge Jeanine. In reality, Justice Judge Jeanine (dun, dun, dunnn) is actually an extremist super villain in drag. When you exit the matrix, expand your consciousness and pierce the veil of this teleprompter reading fembot’s fancy facade, you’ll see a gun in the background and it will look and sound exactly like those grainy low-budget “jihadi infidel terrorist” videos that US propaganda outlets play to pollute collective consciousness and terrify (terrorize) the American public.

All hyperbole aside, as Russell touches on, Fox News is, indeed, much more dangerous than the Iraqi ISIS militants. In fact, the mainstream media is the most effective weapon of mass oppression humanity has ever known. Much more to say after you watch this video… take it away Russell, enlighten the masses with the Trews… Watch Each of the Last Four U.S. Presidents Announce That We're Bombing Iraq. Whitehouse.govDid last night's primetime presidential speech announcing expanding authorization for airstrikes in Iraq and Syria feel kind of familiar?

Watch Each of the Last Four U.S. Presidents Announce That We're Bombing Iraq

Like you've heard it before? That's probably because you have. You've been hearing for more than two decades, from presidents on both sides of political aisle. At this point, bombing Iraq is practically a American presidential tradition. And, via the magic of YouTube and The Huffington Post's Sam Stein, you can watch every president back to the first George Bush announce a new plan to launch military strikes in Iraq. Here's George H.W. Here's President Bill Clinton in December 1998 announcing a mission, along with British forces, to "strike military and security targets in Iraq.

" The falsehoods in President Obama's speech on the Islamic State. “I am not a crook.”

The falsehoods in President Obama's speech on the Islamic State

“I didn’t inhale.” “I did not have sexual relations with that woman.” “Iraq has weapons of mass destruction.” “Mission accomplished.” Glogin?mobile=1&URI=http%3A%2F%2Fmobile.nytimes.com%2F2014%2F09%2F11%2Fworld%... The American fear-mongering machine is about to scare us back into war again ... Iraq. Blowback! U.S. trained Islamists who joined ISIS. Army trainers [EDITOR'S NOTE: Since publication, this story has been corrected to clarify that the fighters trained in Jordan became members of the ISIS after their training.]

Blowback! U.S. trained Islamists who joined ISIS

JERUSALEM – Syrian rebels who would later join the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, or ISIS, were trained in 2012 by U.S. instructors working at a secret base in Jordan, according to informed Jordanian officials. The Clandestine Reasons for ISIS Taking Over Iraq. You Can't Understand ISIS If You Don't Know the History of Wahhabism in Saudi...

BEIRUT — The dramatic arrival of Da’ish (ISIS) on the stage of Iraq has shocked many in the West.

You Can't Understand ISIS If You Don't Know the History of Wahhabism in Saudi...

Many have been perplexed — and horrified — by its violence and its evident magnetism for Sunni youth. But more than this, they find Saudi Arabia’s ambivalence in the face of this manifestation both troubling and inexplicable, wondering, “Don’t the Saudis understand that ISIS threatens them, too?” It appears — even now — that Saudi Arabia’s ruling elite is divided.

Some applaud that ISIS is fighting Iranian Shiite “fire” with Sunni “fire”; that a new Sunni state is taking shape at the very heart of what they regard as a historical Sunni patrimony; and they are drawn by Da’ish’s strict Salafist ideology. ISIS just stole $425 million, Iraqi governor says, and became the ‘world’s richest terrorist group’ An image grab taken from a propaganda video uploaded on June 8, 2014, by the jihadist group the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.

ISIS just stole $425 million, Iraqi governor says, and became the ‘world’s richest terrorist group’

(AFP/Getty Images) Of the many stunning revelations to emerge out of the wreckage of Mosul on Wednesday — 500,000 fleeing residents, thousands of freed prisoners, unconfirmed reports of “mass beheadings” — the one that may have the most lasting impact as Iraq descends into a possible civil war is that the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria just got extremely rich. As insurgents rolled past Iraq’s second largest city, an oil hub at the vital intersection of Syria, Iraq and Turkey, and into Tikrit, several gunmen stopped at Mosul’s central bank. An incredible amount of cash was reportedly on hand, and the group made off with 500 billion Iraqi dinars — $425 million. The declaration isn’t an easy one to fact check.

The Taliban, the New York Times reported, had a one-time annual operating budget of somewhere between $70 million and $400 million.