The Marlboro Marine’s Private War

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GUARDIAN– The young marine lit a cigarette and let it dangle. White smoke wafted around his helmet. His face was smeared with war paint. Blood trickled from his right ear and the bridge of his nose. Momentarily deafened by cannon blasts, he didn’t know the shooting had stopped. He stared at the sunrise. His expression caught my eye. To me, … Read More

More Soldiers Have Committed Suicide than Have Died in Combat

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GLOBAL RESEARCH– Here is a shocking statistic that you won’t hear in most western news media: over the past nine years, more US military personnel have taken their own lives than have died in action in either the wars in Iraq or Afghanistan. These are official figures from the US Department of Defence, yet somehow they have not been deemed … Read More

WikiLeaks Video Shows Indiscriminate Killings of Civilians in Iraq

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(Scroll Down for Video) HUFFINGTON POST– Calling it a case of “collateral murder,” the WikiLeaks Web site today released harrowing video of a U.S. Army Apache helicopter in Baghdad in 2007 repeatedly opening fire on a group of men that included a Reuters photographer and his driver – and then on a van that stopped to rescue one of the … Read More

Senate Report Ties Rumsfeld to Abu Ghraib Torture

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TRUTHOUT– Former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld and other senior U.S. officials share much of the blame for detainee abuse at Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq, and Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, according to portions of a report released on Thursday by the Senate Armed Services Committee. The report’s executive summary, made public by the committee’s Democratic chairman Sen. Carl Levin of Michigan … Read More

Looters Plundered Iraq’s Millennia-old Legacy

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CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR– He could see the mob coming, and feared not for his life, but for the treasures of Iraq’s ancient past – some of them 7,000 years old – that had been left in his care. “I took my white underpants off and put them on a stick and ran up the street to the US Marines,” says … Read More

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