Thursday, July 24, 2008

WE HAVE NEWS MEDIA DOESN'T TELL ABOUT IRAQ

The mainstream media in the United States is "in the tank" to the Bush administration, and in return to GOP hopeful John McCain, and in so doing they keep from the American public what is really happening in Iraq and Afghanistan.

The purpose of this blog has ALWAYS been to tell the truth about the Iraq and Afghanistan wars which the mainstream media no longer wants to do.

Below is just a partial list of what has been taking place in both Iraq and Afghanistan over the past two days:

SOURCE: http://icasualties.org/oif/ (CLICK ON "BLUE" FOR MORE INFO)


07/23/08 MCT: Iraqi forces aren't quite ready to take charge
It wasn't yet dawn, and the Iraqi army unit was already behind schedule. It was about to launch a major operation against another cluster of towns overrun by Shiite Muslim militiamen, and this time American forces would remain at the rear of the convoy...

07/23/08 MCT: Two bodies found in Baghdad
Police found two unidentified bodies in Baghdad. The first body was found in Zafaraniyah district while the second body was found in Ur neighborhood.

07/23/08 MCT: Roadside bomb kills woman in Abo Saida
A woman was killed in a roadside bomb in Abo Saida area east of Baquba around 11:30 a.m.

07/23/08 MCT: Two Iraqi soldiers killed in east Mosul
Gunmen attacked a checkpoint in al Tahreer neighborhood in east Mosul city on Wednesday afternoon killing two Iraqi soldiers.

07/23/08 MCT: Some Guardsmen, Reservists back from Iraq didn't get benefits
The Department of Veterans Affairs failed to send benefit packages to nearly 37,000 National Guard and Reserve members who fought in Iraq and Afghanistan because it mistakenly thought they were ineligible.

07/23/08 AP: Iraqi president rejects election law
Iraq's president promised to reject a draft law paving the way for U.S.-backed provincial elections, saying Wednesday it would worsen sectarian rifts among Iraqis.

07/23/08 Reuters: Motar fire wounds 2 civilians in southeastern Mosul
Mortar shells wounded two civilians when they landed on a police station in southeastern Mosul, police said.

07/23/08 Reuters: Gunmen kill civilian in cental Mosul
Gunmen shot dead a civilian in front of his house in central Mosul, police said.

07/23/08 Reuters: Iraqi security forces arrest scores of suspected Shi'ite militants
Iraqi security forces arrested scores of suspected Shi'ite militants and confiscated weapons in the town of Haswa, 50 km (30 miles), south of Baghdad, an Iraqi military source said. The town has been under curfew for two days.

07/23/08 Reuters: Roadside bomb wounds 3 policemen in southeastern Mosul
A roadside bomb wounded three policemen when it exploded near their patrol in southeastern Mosul, 390 km (240 miles), north of Baghdad, police said.

07/23/08 AFP: Iraqi premier Maliki pitches reconstruction work to German firms
Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki is confident that German companies will decide "in the coming days" to head back to his country, he said Wednesday after meeting some 120 business leaders here.

07/23/08 NYTimes: Kurdish defiance likely to delay Iraqi elections
The Iraqi Parliament approved legislation to govern provincial elections, but Kurdish lawmakers boycotted the session, vowing to force the measure to be rewritten and probably delaying the balloting for months.

07/23/08 MCT: U.S. military advisers say they're treated as misfits
Standing next to a screen illuminating a long list of tips, Maj. Anthony Nichols looked out at the classroom of neophyte military trainers and began a lecture about the ways that fellow soldiers will look down at them while they serve...

07/23/08 DailyMail: Accused SAS sergeant made £200,000 selling beer
A former SAS sergeant claimed he made profits of more than £200,000 in just 12 weeks by selling alcohol to thousands of Coalition colleagues serving in Iraq.

07/23/08 AP: Iraqi Kurds reject law
Iraq's Kurdish government has denounced a draft law paving the way for U.S.-backed provincial elections and urged the presidential council to reject it.

07/23/08 AFP: 30,000 Iraqi troops poised for assault on Qaeda bastion
Some 30,000 Iraqi soldiers and police are to launch a military assault against Al-Qaeda fighters and insurgents in Diyala province from August 1, army and police officers said Wednesday.

07/22/08 NPR: In Iraq, Tactical Theory Put Into Practice

After years spent studying counterinsurgency, Lt. Col. John Nagl recently put his knowledge of rebellion suppression into practice while serving in Iraq...

07/22/08 AP: Iraqis cast doubt on elections this year
Iraq's parliament passed a law Tuesday meant to pave the way for provincial elections despite a Kurdish boycott, but critics warned it's unlikely the vote will be held this year as had been expected.

07/22/08 AFP: Tractor bomb kills seven
AN explosives-filled tractor exploded in a restive region of Iraq's Diyala province today, killing at least seven members of a local anti al-Qaeda group, a police officer said. The tractor was parked by the side of road in the village of Wais...

07/22/08 AP: Iraq looks to tourism
Someone had fun tinkering with the airline board at the old, disused terminal at Baghdad International Airport. It advertises a "special flight" on Japan Airlines from Basra to Sydney, Australia, while a flight from Baghdad to Mexico City is "delayed."

07/22/08 NYTimes: Inside Sadr City - The Wall
Sadr City, long one of the most dangerous parts of the Iraqi capital, is calmer now than it has been in years. To be sure, American soldiers and Iraqi judges are still being killed here, but not at the rate of deadly attacks in 2006 and 2007.

07/22/08 Reuters: Gunmen attack health official in central Tikrit
Gunmen opened fire on the convoy of Khalid Burhan, head of the health office of Salahuddin province in central Tikrit, 150 km (95 miles) north of Baghdad, wounding his guards, police said.

07/22/08 Reuters: Body found in Dibis
Iraqi police found the body of a civilian in Dibis, 250 km (155 miles) north of Baghdad, police said. The body bore gunshot wounds.

07/22/08 Reuters: Gunmen kill 5 civilians in Haswa
Gunmen shot and wounded five civilians on Monday in Haswa, 50 km (30 miles), south of Baghdad, police said.

07/22/08 Reuters: Suicide bomber wounds nine people northwest Baghdad
A suicide car bomber wounded nine people including three policemen in an attack on their checkpoint in northwest Baghdad on Monday, the U.S. military said.

07/22/08 Reuters: Roadside bomb kills police lieutenant-colonel in northern Kirkuk
A roadside bomb killed a police lieutenant-colonel and wounded four of his guards on Monday in northern Kirkuk, police said.

07/22/08 AP: 4 US soldiers charged in detainee deaths in Iraq
Four soldiers have been charged with conspiracy to commit murder in the deaths of detainees in Iraq in 2007, a U.S. military spokesman said Tuesday.

07/22/08 MCT: Roadside bomb kills 2 policemen in Kirkuk
On Monday night, a roadside bomb targeted a police patrol in Kirkuk city. Two policemen were killed( including the deputy of Irouba police station Colonel Khabat Aziz) and 5 others were injured.

07/22/08 Reuters: U.S. troop "surge" in Iraq ends
The U.S. military said on Tuesday the last of five extra combat brigades sent to Iraq last year had withdrawn. There are currently just under 147,000 U.S. troops in Iraq. Following are facts about the so-called surge:

07/22/08 Reuters: Iraq's parliament passes poll law, Kurds walk out
Iraq's parliament passed a provincial elections bill on Tuesday despite a walkout by Kurdish parliamentarians angered over how the law would deal with the disputed city of Kirkuk.

07/22/08 metro: British troops to remain in Iraq 'for months'
Britain's military force in Iraq will remain 4,100 strong for the "next few months," the Prime Minister told the Commons today. But troop reductions will be made later as a "fundamental change of mission" occurs in the early months of next year.

07/22/08 Xinhua: Iraqi journalist shot dead in northern Iraq
Iraqi police Tuesday said gunmen have shot dead a Kurdish journalist working for a local magazine in the city of Kirkuk, some 250 km north of Baghdad.

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