Category: Iraq

Broke: US-Installed Iraqi Elite Spent or Stole all $700 bn in Oil Revenue since 2005

“Between 2005 and 2017, the finance ministry has taken in $706.23 billion dollars in foreign exchange” from oil, it said in a statement.

According to parliament the equivalent of $227 billion in public funds in Iraq, OPEC’s second largest crude exporter after Saudi Arabia, has gone missing through shell companies.

via Broke: US-Installed Iraqi Elite Spent or Stole all $700 bn in Oil Revenue since 2005

Angelina Jolie: UN special envoy tours Mosul

Angelina Jolie visits Mosul and cries. However what happened in other sites like Falluja

” LNP Senator Jim Molan’s name rings alarm bells for many thousands of people. He is known colloquially as “The Butcher of Fallujah” for his time leading the Coalition assault in Iraq against that and several other Sunni cities, including Najaf and Samarra.”  Jim Molan: Australia’s newest Senator has blood on his hands?

via Angelina Jolie: UN special envoy tours Mosul

US, having Destroyed Iraq, won’t give a Dime to Reconstruction

US, having Destroyed Iraq, won’t give a Dime to Reconstruction

In an exclusive, Reuters reports today that the Trump administration is going into the Iraq reconstruction conference in Kuwait next week with no plans to contribute a dime to the effort. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will attend.

Iraqi Prime Minister Haydar al-Abadi estimates that Iraq needs $100 billion to rebuild. The country is still devastated from the 2003 US war of aggression and 8.5 year military occupation, which spurred Sunni insurgencies and led to the collapse of the US- and NATO-trained military in 2014. The past 3.5 years have been spent attempting to recover the Sunni Arab areas of the country from ISIL, which involved destroying most Sunni Arab cities in the country.

Donald Trump ran on a platform of “no more nation building.” (He needn’t have bothered to articulate it. What nation has the US built recently?)

In Australia we don’t hear Senator Jim Molan fighting for the restoration of towns he helped destroy either in fact he’s been heard arguing for even a more aggressive approach to destruction called defense. (Old Dog)

via US, having Destroyed Iraq, won’t give a Dime to Reconstruction

Condoleezza Rice Destroys The Official Narrative, Admits “We Went To Iraq To Overthrow Saddam”

 

Condoleezza Rice, Admitted in an interview that the goal the United States pursued during the 2003 invasion of Iraq was toppling of President Saddam Hussein

Source: Condoleezza Rice Destroys The Official Narrative, Admits “We Went To Iraq To Overthrow Saddam”

Trump Expands War Terror, kills over 1,000 Syrian, Iraqi Civilians in Single Month [Video]

Trump war on terror in the Middle East has killed over 1,000 people in the month of March in Syria and Iraq, less than 90 days Trump took office

Source: Trump Expands War Terror, kills over 1,000 Syrian, Iraqi Civilians in Single Month [Video]

Civilians in western Mosul are being shot at by Isis and Iraqi forces alike | The Independent

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Civilians trying to flee the besieged Isis-held enclave in west Mosul are being shot dead by Isis and Iraqi army snipers as they try to cross the Tigris River, says an eyewitness trapped inside the city with his family. In an exclusive interview with The Independent, Jasim, a 33-year old Iraqi Sunni living in west Mosul near the 5th Bridge, said: “I want to rescue my mother and take her to the eastern part, but it is dangerous. Three people were killed in our neighbourhood trying to cross the river to the eastern side. They were shot dead by the snipers.”

Source: Civilians in western Mosul are being shot at by Isis and Iraqi forces alike | The Independent

Iraqis Are Pissed That Trump Said The US Might Try To Seize Their Oil, Again – BuzzFeed News

“Of course I would fight the Americans if they came for the oil,” one Iraqi told BuzzFeed News a day after Trump at CIA headquarters suggested someday taking Iraq’s oil.

Source: Iraqis Are Pissed That Trump Said The US Might Try To Seize Their Oil, Again – BuzzFeed News

Bush, Blair and Howard – Three reckless adventurers in Iraq (Part 41) – » The Australian Independent Media Network

The Iraq Inquiry Report (2009-2016) documents how Tony Blair committed Great Britain to war early in 2002, lying to the United Nations, to Parliament, and to the British people, in order to follow George Bush, who had planned an aggression on Iraq well before September 2001. Australian Prime Minister John Howard conspired with both reckless…

Source: Bush, Blair and Howard – Three reckless adventurers in Iraq (Part 41) – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Bush, Blair and Howard – Three reckless adventurers in Iraq (Part 39) – » The Australian Independent Media Network

The Iraq Inquiry Report (2009-2016) documents how Tony Blair committed Great Britain to war early in 2002, lying to the United Nations, to Parliament, and to the British people, in order to follow George Bush, who had planned an aggression on Iraq well before September 2001. Australian Prime Minister John Howard conspired with both reckless…

Source: Bush, Blair and Howard – Three reckless adventurers in Iraq (Part 39) – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Bush, Blair and Howard – Three reckless adventurers in Iraq (Part 40) – » The Australian Independent Media Network

The Iraq Inquiry Report (2009-2016) documents how Tony Blair committed Great Britain to war early in 2002, lying to the United Nations, to Parliament, and to the British people, in order to follow George Bush, who had planned an aggression on Iraq well before September 2001. Australian Prime Minister John Howard conspired with both reckless…

Source: Bush, Blair and Howard – Three reckless adventurers in Iraq (Part 40) – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Bush, Blair and Howard – Three reckless adventurers in Iraq (Part 37) – » The Australian Independent Media Network

The Iraq Inquiry Report (2009-2016) documents how Tony Blair committed Great Britain to war early in 2002, lying to the United Nations, to Parliament, and to the British people, in order to follow George Bush, who had planned an aggression on Iraq well before September 2001. Australian Prime Minister John Howard conspired with both reckless…

Source: Bush, Blair and Howard – Three reckless adventurers in Iraq (Part 37) – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Bush, Blair and Howard – Three reckless adventurers in Iraq (Part 38) – » The Australian Independent Media Network

The Iraq Inquiry Report (2009-2016) documents how Tony Blair committed Great Britain to war early in 2002, lying to the United Nations, to Parliament, and to the British people, in order to follow George Bush, who had planned an aggression on Iraq well before September 2001. Australian Prime Minister John Howard conspired with both reckless…

Source: Bush, Blair and Howard – Three reckless adventurers in Iraq (Part 38) – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Bush, Blair and Howard – Three reckless adventurers in Iraq (Part 36) – » The Australian Independent Media Network

The Iraq Inquiry Report (2009-2016) documents how Tony Blair committed Great Britain to war early in 2002, lying to the United Nations, to Parliament, and to the British people, in order to follow George Bush, who had planned an aggression on Iraq well before September 2001. Australian Prime Minister John Howard conspired with both reckless…

Source: Bush, Blair and Howard – Three reckless adventurers in Iraq (Part 36) – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Bush, Blair and Howard – Three reckless adventurers in Iraq (Part 35) – » The Australian Independent Media Network

The Iraq Inquiry Report (2009-2016) documents how Tony Blair committed Great Britain to war early in 2002, lying to the United Nations, to Parliament, and to the British people, in order to follow George Bush, who had planned an aggression on Iraq well before September 2001. Australian Prime Minister John Howard conspired with both reckless…

Source: Bush, Blair and Howard – Three reckless adventurers in Iraq (Part 35) – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Bush, Blair and Howard – Three reckless adventurers in Iraq (Part 34) – » The Australian Independent Media Network

The Iraq Inquiry Report (2009-2016) documents how Tony Blair committed Great Britain to war early in 2002, lying to the United Nations, to Parliament, and to the British people, in order to follow George Bush, who had planned an aggression on Iraq well before September 2001. Australian Prime Minister John Howard conspired with both reckless…

Source: Bush, Blair and Howard – Three reckless adventurers in Iraq (Part 34) – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Bush, Blair and Howard – Three reckless adventurers in Iraq (Part 32) – » The Australian Independent Media Network

The Iraq Inquiry Report (2009-2016) documents how Tony Blair committed Great Britain to war early in 2002, lying to the United Nations, to Parliament, and to the British people, in order to follow George Bush, who had planned an aggression on Iraq well before September 2001. Australian Prime Minister John Howard conspired with both reckless…

Source: Bush, Blair and Howard – Three reckless adventurers in Iraq (Part 32) – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Bush, Blair and Howard – Three reckless adventurers in Iraq (Part 33) – » The Australian Independent Media Network

The Iraq Inquiry Report (2009-2016) documents how Tony Blair committed Great Britain to war early in 2002, lying to the United Nations, to Parliament, and to the British people, in order to follow George Bush, who had planned an aggression on Iraq well before September 2001. Australian Prime Minister John Howard conspired with both reckless…

Source: Bush, Blair and Howard – Three reckless adventurers in Iraq (Part 33) – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Bush, Blair and Howard – Three reckless adventurers in Iraq (Part 30) – » The Australian Independent Media Network

The Iraq Inquiry Report (2009-2016) documents how Tony Blair committed Great Britain to war early in 2002, lying to the United Nations, to Parliament, and to the British people, in order to follow George Bush, who had planned an aggression on Iraq well before September 2001. Australian Prime Minister John Howard conspired with both reckless…

Source: Bush, Blair and Howard – Three reckless adventurers in Iraq (Part 30) – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Bush, Blair and Howard – Three reckless adventurers in Iraq (Part 31) – » The Australian Independent Media Network

The Iraq Inquiry Report (2009-2016) documents how Tony Blair committed Great Britain to war early in 2002, lying to the United Nations, to Parliament, and to the British people, in order to follow George Bush, who had planned an aggression on Iraq well before September 2001. Australian Prime Minister John Howard conspired with both reckless…

Source: Bush, Blair and Howard – Three reckless adventurers in Iraq (Part 31) – » The Australian Independent Media Network

CIA Analyst Who Interrogated Saddam Hussein Just Blew the Lid Off the US ‘Official Story’

A CIA analyst, who interrogated the despot, just set the record straight about Saddam Hussein, WMDs, and the failed and deadly invasion of Iraq.

Source: CIA Analyst Who Interrogated Saddam Hussein Just Blew the Lid Off the US ‘Official Story’

Bush, Blair and Howard – Three reckless adventurers in Iraq (Part 29) – » The Australian Independent Media Network

The Iraq Inquiry Report (2009-2016) documents how Tony Blair committed Great Britain to war early in 2002, lying to the United Nations, to Parliament, and to the British people, in order to follow George Bush, who had planned an aggression on Iraq well before September 2001. Australian Prime Minister John Howard conspired with both reckless…

Source: Bush, Blair and Howard – Three reckless adventurers in Iraq (Part 29) – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Bush, Blair and Howard – Three reckless adventurers in Iraq (Part 27) – » The Australian Independent Media Network

The Iraq Inquiry Report (2009-2016) documents how Tony Blair committed Great Britain to war early in 2002, lying to the United Nations, to Parliament, and to the British people, in order to follow George Bush, who had planned an aggression on Iraq well before September 2001. Australian Prime Minister John Howard conspired with both reckless…

Source: Bush, Blair and Howard – Three reckless adventurers in Iraq (Part 27) – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Bush, Blair and Howard – Three reckless adventurers in Iraq (Part 28) – » The Australian Independent Media Network

The Iraq Inquiry Report (2009-2016) documents how Tony Blair committed Great Britain to war early in 2002, lying to the United Nations, to Parliament, and to the British people, in order to follow George Bush, who had planned an aggression on Iraq well before September 2001. Australian Prime Minister John Howard conspired with both reckless…

Source: Bush, Blair and Howard – Three reckless adventurers in Iraq (Part 28) – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Bush, Blair and Howard – Three reckless adventurers in Iraq (Part 25) – » The Australian Independent Media Network

The Iraq Inquiry Report (2009-2016) documents how Tony Blair committed Great Britain to war early in 2002, lying to the United Nations, to Parliament, and to the British people, in order to follow George Bush, who had planned an aggression on Iraq well before September 2001. Australian Prime Minister John Howard conspired with both reckless…

Source: Bush, Blair and Howard – Three reckless adventurers in Iraq (Part 25) – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Bush, Blair and Howard – Three reckless adventurers in Iraq (Part 26) – » The Australian Independent Media Network

The Iraq Inquiry Report (2009-2016) documents how Tony Blair committed Great Britain to war early in 2002, lying to the United Nations, to Parliament, and to the British people, in order to follow George Bush, who had planned an aggression on Iraq well before September 2001. Australian Prime Minister John Howard conspired with both reckless…

Source: Bush, Blair and Howard – Three reckless adventurers in Iraq (Part 26) – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Bush, Blair and Howard – Three reckless adventurers in Iraq (Part 24) – » The Australian Independent Media Network

The Iraq Inquiry Report (2009-2016) documents how Tony Blair committed Great Britain to war early in 2002, lying to the United Nations, to Parliament, and to the British people, in order to follow George Bush, who had planned an aggression on Iraq well before September 2001. Australian Prime Minister John Howard conspired with both reckless…

Source: Bush, Blair and Howard – Three reckless adventurers in Iraq (Part 24) – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Bush, Blair and Howard – Three reckless adventurers in Iraq (Part 23) – » The Australian Independent Media Network

The Iraq Inquiry Report (2009-2016) documents how Tony Blair committed Great Britain to war early in 2002, lying to the United Nations, to Parliament, and to the British people, in order to follow George Bush, who had planned an aggression on Iraq well before September 2001. Australian Prime Minister John Howard conspired with both reckless…

Source: Bush, Blair and Howard – Three reckless adventurers in Iraq (Part 23) – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Bush, Blair and Howard – Three reckless adventurers in Iraq (Part 21) – » The Australian Independent Media Network

The Iraq Inquiry Report (2009-2016) documents how Tony Blair committed Great Britain to war early in 2002, lying to the United Nations, to Parliament, and to the British people, in order to follow George Bush, who had planned an aggression on Iraq well before September 2001. Australian Prime Minister John Howard conspired with both reckless…

Source: Bush, Blair and Howard – Three reckless adventurers in Iraq (Part 21) – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Bush, Blair and Howard – Three reckless adventurers in Iraq (Part 22) – » The Australian Independent Media Network

The Iraq Inquiry Report (2009-2016) documents how Tony Blair committed Great Britain to war early in 2002, lying to the United Nations, to Parliament, and to the British people, in order to follow George Bush, who had planned an aggression on Iraq well before September 2001. Australian Prime Minister John Howard conspired with both reckless…

Source: Bush, Blair and Howard – Three reckless adventurers in Iraq (Part 22) – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Bush, Blair and Howard – Three reckless adventurers in Iraq (Part 20) – » The Australian Independent Media Network

The Iraq Inquiry Report (2009-2016) documents how Tony Blair committed Great Britain to war early in 2002, lying to the United Nations, to Parliament, and to the British people, in order to follow George Bush, who had planned an aggression on Iraq well before September 2001. Australian Prime Minister John Howard conspired with both reckless…

Source: Bush, Blair and Howard – Three reckless adventurers in Iraq (Part 20) – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Bush, Blair and Howard – Three reckless adventurers in Iraq (Part 19) – » The Australian Independent Media Network

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The Iraq Inquiry Report (2009-2016) documents how Tony Blair committed Great Britain to war early in 2002, lying to the United Nations, to Parliament, and to the British people, in order to follow George Bush, who had planned an aggression on Iraq well before September 2001. Australian Prime Minister John Howard conspired with both reckless…

Source: Bush, Blair and Howard – Three reckless adventurers in Iraq (Part 19) – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Bush, Blair and Howard – Three reckless adventurers in Iraq (Part 18) – » The Australian Independent Media Network

The Iraq Inquiry Report (2009-2016) documents how Tony Blair committed Great Britain to war early in 2002, lying to the United Nations, to Parliament, and to the British people, in order to follow George Bush, who had planned an aggression on Iraq well before September 2001. Australian Prime Minister John Howard conspired with both reckless…

Source: Bush, Blair and Howard – Three reckless adventurers in Iraq (Part 18) – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Bush, Blair and Howard – Three reckless adventurers in Iraq (Part 16) – » The Australian Independent Media Network

The Iraq Inquiry Report (2009-2016) documents how Tony Blair committed Great Britain to war early in 2002, lying to the United Nations, to Parliament, and to the British people, in order to follow George Bush, who had planned an aggression on Iraq well before September 2001. Australian Prime Minister John Howard conspired with both reckless…

Source: Bush, Blair and Howard – Three reckless adventurers in Iraq (Part 16) – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Bush, Blair and Howard – Three reckless adventurers in Iraq (Part 17) – » The Australian Independent Media Network

The Iraq Inquiry Report (2009-2016) documents how Tony Blair committed Great Britain to war early in 2002, lying to the United Nations, to Parliament, and to the British people, in order to follow George Bush, who had planned an aggression on Iraq well before September 2001. Australian Prime Minister John Howard conspired with both reckless…

Source: Bush, Blair and Howard – Three reckless adventurers in Iraq (Part 17) – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Bush, Blair and Howard – Three reckless adventurers in Iraq (Part 15) – » The Australian Independent Media Network

The Iraq Inquiry Report (2009-2016) documents how Tony Blair committed Great Britain to war early in 2002, lying to the United Nations, to Parliament, and to the British people, in order to follow George Bush, who had planned an aggression on Iraq well before September 2001. Australian Prime Minister John Howard conspired with both reckless…

Source: Bush, Blair and Howard – Three reckless adventurers in Iraq (Part 15) – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Bush, Blair and Howard – Three reckless adventurers in Iraq (Part 13) – » The Australian Independent Media Network

The Iraq Inquiry Report (2009-2016) documents how Tony Blair committed Great Britain to war early in 2002, lying to the United Nations, to Parliament, and to the British people, in order to follow George Bush, who had planned an aggression on Iraq well before September 2001. Australian Prime Minister John Howard conspired with both reckless…

Source: Bush, Blair and Howard – Three reckless adventurers in Iraq (Part 13) – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Bush, Blair and Howard – Three reckless adventurers in Iraq (Part 14) – » The Australian Independent Media Network

The Iraq Inquiry Report (2009-2016) documents how Tony Blair committed Great Britain to war early in 2002, lying to the United Nations, to Parliament, and to the British people, in order to follow George Bush, who had planned an aggression on Iraq well before September 2001. Australian Prime Minister John Howard conspired with both reckless…

Source: Bush, Blair and Howard – Three reckless adventurers in Iraq (Part 14) – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Bush, Blair and Howard – Three reckless adventurers in Iraq (Part 11) – » The Australian Independent Media Network

The Iraq Inquiry Report (2009-2016) documents how Tony Blair committed Great Britain to war early in 2002, lying to the United Nations, to Parliament, and to the British people, in order to follow George Bush, who had planned an aggression on Iraq well before September 2001. Australian Prime Minister John Howard conspired with both reckless…

Source: Bush, Blair and Howard – Three reckless adventurers in Iraq (Part 11) – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Bush, Blair and Howard – Three reckless adventurers in Iraq (Part 12) – » The Australian Independent Media Network

The Iraq Inquiry Report (2009-2016) documents how Tony Blair committed Great Britain to war early in 2002, lying to the United Nations, to Parliament, and to the British people, in order to follow George Bush, who had planned an aggression on Iraq well before September 2001. Australian Prime Minister John Howard conspired with both reckless…

Source: Bush, Blair and Howard – Three reckless adventurers in Iraq (Part 12) – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Bush, Blair and Howard – Three reckless adventurers in Iraq (Part 10) – » The Australian Independent Media Network

The Iraq Inquiry Report (2009-2016) documents how Tony Blair committed Great Britain to war early in 2002, lying to the United Nations, to Parliament, and to the British people, in order to follow George Bush, who had planned an aggression on Iraq well before September 2001. Australian Prime Minister John Howard conspired with both reckless…

Source: Bush, Blair and Howard – Three reckless adventurers in Iraq (Part 10) – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Bush, Blair and Howard – Three reckless adventurers in Iraq (Part 8) – » The Australian Independent Media Network

The Iraq Inquiry Report (2009-2016) documents how Tony Blair committed Great Britain to war early in 2002, lying to the United Nations, to Parliament, and to the British people, in order to follow George Bush, who had planned an aggression on Iraq well before September 2001. Australian Prime Minister John Howard conspired with both reckless…

Source: Bush, Blair and Howard – Three reckless adventurers in Iraq (Part 8) – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Bush, Blair and Howard – Three reckless adventurers in Iraq (Part 9) – » The Australian Independent Media Network

The Iraq Inquiry Report (2009-2016) documents how Tony Blair committed Great Britain to war early in 2002, lying to the United Nations, to Parliament, and to the British people, in order to follow George Bush, who had planned an aggression on Iraq well before September 2001. Australian Prime Minister John Howard conspired with both reckless…

Source: Bush, Blair and Howard – Three reckless adventurers in Iraq (Part 9) – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Bush, Blair and Howard – Three reckless adventurers in Iraq (Part 7) – » The Australian Independent Media Network

The Iraq Inquiry Report (2009-2016) documents how Tony Blair committed Great Britain to war early in 2002, lying to the United Nations, to Parliament, and to the British people, in order to follow George Bush, who had planned an aggression on Iraq well before September 2001. Australian Prime Minister John Howard conspired with both reckless…

Source: Bush, Blair and Howard – Three reckless adventurers in Iraq (Part 7) – » The Australian Independent Media Network

Bush, Blair and Howard – Three reckless adventurers in Iraq (Part 6) – » The Australian Independent Media Network

The Iraq Inquiry Report (2009-2016) documents how Tony Blair committed Great Britain to war early in 2002, lying to the United Nations, to Parliament, and to the British people, in order to follow George Bush, who had planned an aggression on Iraq well before September 2001. Australian Prime Minister John Howard conspired with both reckless…

Source: Bush, Blair and Howard – Three reckless adventurers in Iraq (Part 6) – » The Australian Independent Media Network