samedi 19 mai 2007


photo Christopher Furlong/Getty


While the British people have rejected Blair for all his lies and for waging an illegal war of aggression on Iraq AGAINST their will and when former US President Jimmy Carter criticises Blair for his "blind" support of the war in Iraq, telling the BBC “that Mr Blair's backing for US President George W Bush had been "apparently subservient" and that the UK's "almost undeviating" support for “the ill-advised policies of President Bush in Iraq had been a major tragedy for the world" ...

Kurdish war lord, Jalal Talabani, 'the US appointed Puppet Iraqi President', wants the occupation forces to stay in Iraq and has said that he considers Tony Blair to be a “hero" for the "liberation" of Iraq and that he hopes his successor will continue his work!!!

And Nouri al-Maliki, 'the US appointed Puppet Prime Minister of Iraq', also wants the Anglo-American occupation troops to stay and warmly welcomes war criminal Blair, who is making a surprise visit to Baghdad.


The wheel is turning... Blair has been OUSTED, now bush must be IMPEACHED!
The next step will be to try them for all the crimes they committed in Iraq and force the US and UK to compensate the Iraqi people for all their victims and for all the damages and destruction that Bush and Blair have intentionally caused to their country.

Below is the link to BBC Panorama Video revealing that Senior British soldiers (of the Queen's Lancaster Regiment) who tortured Iraqi civilian detainees were NOT brought to justice and that
one of these criminals, Craig Rogers, has recently been promoted to Captain and is presently serving in Germany, training soldiers who will be sent to Iraq and Afghanistan!!!

One of the victims of these barbarians, Baba Musa, had 93 separate injuries on his body when he was left for dead on a toilet floor after being tortured by these 'high ranking British soldiers'.

To watch the video:

read also:
The US war and occupation of Iraq—the murder of a society
Part one
By Bill Van Auken

19 May 2007

An occupation army engaged in slaughter and abuse

First, as a telling indicator of the violence that the US occupation has unleashed against the Iraqi people, there is the report released by the Pentagon earlier this month on the mental state of American occupation troops. The document presents a chilling portrait of an army suffering from growing demoralization and mental and emotional dysfunction, which find expression, in part, in callous indifference, if not outright hatred, towards Iraq’s civilian population.

The survey found that a majority of troops believed that Iraqi civilians have no right to be treated “with dignity and respect,” and that approximately 10 percent of them admitted to having inflicted gratuitous violence on Iraqis in the form of beatings or destruction of personal property.

Perhaps the most significant finding was that 14 percent of US soldiers and Marines said they were directly responsible for the death of an “enemy combatant.”

Given that some 170,000 US troops are currently in Iraq—and over 650,000 have been deployed there at one time or another since 2003—this would indicate a massive death toll inflicted directly by US forces.

Many of these troops, of course, are in Iraq for second and third tours of duty, and the data does not account for incidents in which more than one person is killed, much less air strikes or artillery bombardments that can claim scores of victims. Nor does it include those killed by the tens of thousands of armed mercenary contractors, who are answerable neither to Iraqi law nor the military code of justice.

A further indication of the universal character of the deadly violence that has been inflicted upon the country came in the poll conducted earlier this year by ABC News, USA Today, the BBC and ARD German television, which found that fully 53 percent of Iraqis reported having a close friend or immediate relative either killed or wounded.

Along with the rising death toll has come a marked increase in the number of disappeared, which has far outstripped the horrors that this word came to symbolize in the worst years of dictatorship in countries like Argentina and Chile.

Iraqi human rights organizations estimate that 15,000 or more Iraqis are missing, with between 40 and 60 more people joining the ranks of the disappeared daily—in other words, as many as 20,000 people on an annual basis.

Many, no doubt, have been exterminated by death squads, while others have joined the country’s burgeoning population of detainees, who are imprisoned without charges and subject to unlimited periods of pre-trial detention and often torture.

The Iraqi Ministry of Human Rights reported in March that the regime was holding nearly 38,000 detainees and prisoners, while the US military admits to 19,000 detainees jailed in its two main detention camps—Camp Cropper and Camp Bucca. This total amounts to nearly six times the number of prisoners held by the Saddam Hussein regime before the US invasion to “liberate” the Iraqi people. No doubt, it will rise substantially as the US military’s “surge” continues to sweep up large numbers of Iraqi civilians.


Talabani due in US for checkup

Aljazeera net reports that
Jalal Talabani, is scheduled to travel to the United States this weekend for a medical checkup, a senior Kurdish politician close to the Iraqi leader said.

The politician, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said the checkup at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, has been scheduled for weeks.

Talabani, will fly on Sunday from the Kurdish city of Sulaimaniyah, 260km northeast of Baghdad.

The 73-year-old was admitted to the King Hussein Medical Centre in Amman, Jordan on Februrary 25, after he collapsed in Sulaimaniyah.

He was unconscious as he was rushed to a local hospital, but recovered to be flown to Jordan. Doctors said he suffered from exhaustion and dehydration caused by lung and sinus infections.

He returned home 17 days later, flying directly to Sulaimaniyah where thousands of Kurds greeted him.

Meeting with Blair

Talabani met Tony Blair, the visiting British prime minister, in Baghdad on Saturday and the two conducted a news conference along with Nouri al-Maliki, the Iraqi prime minister.

The Iraqi president, pale and slightly unkempt, was angry when answering a reporter's question on the chances of a coup toppling al-Maliki's government.

"A coup is an illusion that will never materialise," he said.

"If it becomes necessary, hundreds of thousands of popular and military forces will be prepared to stand by the government against any coup attempt."

Talabani will be the second top Iraqi politician to fly to the US for medical reasons in four days.

Abdul-Aziz al-Hakim, a senior Shia politician, flew there aboard a US military aircraft on Wednesday for further tests to determine if he is suffering from lung cancer, according to members of his staff.

Al-Hakim is the leader of the Supreme Islamic Council in Iraq, the country's largest Shia party and a partner in al-Maliki's coalition government.

Iraqi president flies to US to lose weight
From correspondents in Baghdad
May 20, 2007 12:00
Article from: Agence France-Presse
IRAQI President Jalal Talabani has flown to the US for a number of weeks of medical tests aimed at helping him to lose weight, his office announced.
"I have no health problems except for being overweight and I intend to treat that," 74-year-old Talabani said last week.
"I will go to the US soon for general medical tests to help me to lose weight," he said.
The portly Kurdish politician arrived in Sulaimaniyah in northern Iraq's Kurdish autonomous regions this weekend and met Kurdish officials before leaving for the US.,,21764934-5006506,00.html