Monday, June 9, 2008


We continue to scan the major newspapers and watch cable news stations in the United States looking for events in Iraq that impact on the lives of our 160,000 troops in Iraq, but also their families back in the United States, however the mainstream media feels the American public doesn't deserve to know what is happening in Iraq.

We totally disagree and that is why we are bringing our blog readers a potpourri of events in Iraq they never get to read or hear about. Click on the BLUE for expanded details of each topic.


Sunday: Iraq: At least 20 killed as US occupation grinds on: A roadside bomb targeting a police patrol wounded two policemen and two civilians in the New Baghdad district of eastern Baghdad.
Iraq: Saturday: At Least 14 killed in another bloody day of US occupation: The U.S. occupation force said they killed four gunmen and captured two wanted men southwest of Mosul.
Iraq says it wants to restrict movement of U.S. troops: Iraq said on Friday it would not grant U.S. troops freedom of movement for military operations in a new agreement being negotiated on extending the presence of American troops on its soil.
Iraq May Rebuff Troop Terms in New Security Plan: The Iraqi government doesn't want to extend the UN resolution and prefers to replace it with a bilateral agreement, U.S. Ambassador to Iraq Ryan Crocker said yesterday. It might address issues such as whether U.S. soldiers have immunity from prosecution under Iraqi law.
Iraq's Grand Ayatollah warns from uprising against US security pact: Al-Modaresy described the long-term treaty with the US as a 'sword directed over the Iraqis necks,' during a meeting with reporters.
Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani,'sets 4 conditions for US pact: "The cleric stressed that any long-term pact in Iraq should maintain four key terms including safeguarding Iraqis' interests, national sovereignty, national consensus and being presented to the Iraqi parliament for approval." leader of the largest bloc in Iraq's parliament, Seyyed Abdul Aziz al-Hakim said quoting Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani.
Iraqi Premier al-Maliki arrives in Tehran: He is to meet later Sunday morning with Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to discuss the latest developments in Iraq, including an agreement between Iraq and the United States to be finalized next month.
Iraq will not be used to "harm" Iran, PM vows : Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki sought to reassure Iran over a planned security pact with Washington on Sunday, vowing Iraq would never be used as a platform to attack the Islamic republic.
Israel ready to attack Iran: The blunt warning that Israel's government is ready to strike at its chief rival in the region was given by Shaul Mofaz, transport minister and a deputy prime minister, in a press interview published yesterday.
IAEA warns against attacks on states with suspected nuclear plants: The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has warned against threats of military action against states with suspected nuclear plants, charging that the threats are undermining the international Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT),
Iran demands Security Council action on Israel threat: Iran demanded action from the U.N. Security Council about an Israeli threat to attack its nuclear sites if it continues uranium enrichment, according to a letter released on Saturday by Iranian U.N. Ambassador Mohammad Khazaee.
Olmert aides: Progress made with U.S. on forging common view on Iran: The sources said there had also been progress in Israel's request for advanced fighter aircraft, and the inclusion of the Israel Air Force in the USAF global early warning system against incoming ballistic missiles.
West is 'resigned' to Iran bomb: Israeli minister: An Israeli minister on Saturday accused the international community of failing to halt Iran's nuclear drive and the West of being "resigned" to Tehran's development of nuclear weapons.
Israel wants to make war while the sun shines: Israel, not for the first time doing US bidding, decided to muscle in on the act and warn Iran of the consequences should it continue with its nuclear programme.
Don't Bomb Iran: I urge you to support S. Res. 356, which would require that any military action against Iran be explicitly approved by Congress."


TEHRAN: Iran's supreme leader told visiting Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri Al Maliki yesterday that the presence of US forces in Iraq was the biggest obstacle to its development as a united country.

Ayatollah Ali Khamenei hit out at the "occupiers" in Iraq at a time when Baghdad is negotiating with US on a new agreement aimed at giving a legal basis for US troops to stay in Iraq after December 31, when their UN mandate expires.

"The presence of occupiers in Iraq, particularly the US armed forces ... is the main obstacle to unity in Iraq," state radio quoted Khamenei, Shi'ite Iran's top authority, as saying.

He accused them of using their military and security powers to interfere in Iraq's internal affairs but that the "Americans' dreams" in the Middle East country would not be realised.

In Washingon, State Department spokesman Sean McCormack however, said when asked if he thought Iraq could resist Iranian pressure not to make such a deal with US: "Iraq is a sovereign state that is going to act in its national interest."


The biggest sellout in the history of journalism has been the mainstream media in the United States who have decided the 160,000 young Americans stuck in Iraq are not worth reporting on anymore and instead are force-feeding politics on the unsuspecting American public.

Only MSNBC this morning mentioned the deaths of four American soldiers in two incidents in Iraq in the past 24 hours while the pathetic FOX NEWS continues to ramble on about the most innocuous garbage ever put on the air on any TV news outlet in the United States.

Below is a list of "security incidents" in Iraq which serve to point out how the mainstream media, with the exception of MSNBC, are lying to the American public about conditions in Iraq.

Monday, June 9, 2008
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War News for Monday, June 09, 2008
is reporting the death of a Coalition force Soldier (Multi-National Division - North) in a suicide vehicle-borne improvised explosive device bombing in Ta’Mim province on Sunday, June 8th. Eighteen other soldier and two Iraqis were wounded in the attack.

The Canadian DND is reporting the death of Captain Jonathan (Jon) Sutherland Snyder in a freak accident when he fell into a well while on patrol in the Zhari District, Kandahar Province, Afghanistan on Saturday, June 7th. Here's the NATO statement.

The British MoD is reporting the deaths of three British ISAF soldiers in a suicide explosive device attack in 1km west of their Forward Operating Base in the Upper Sangin Valley, Helmand Province, Afghanistan on Sunday, June 8th. One additional soldier was wounded in the attack. Here's the NATO statement.

Reported Security incidents:Baghdad:#1: Meanwhile, a parked car packed with munitions exploded near a passing Iraqi army patrol in eastern Baghdad, killing three civilians and an army lieutenant, police said. The explosion wounded seven others, and damaged several cars and shops in a busy commercial district of Karrada, an officer said on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to talk to media.A car bomb targeted an Iraqi army patrol at Rashid Camp street (east Baghdad).Three people were killed (including 1 soldier) and 12 others wounded(included 4 soldiers and one officer).

#2: Two civilians were killed and five others wounded on Monday when a car rigged with explosives went off in the southern Baghdad district of Mujammaa al-Mashn, police said. "A car bomb pared on a roadside in Mujammaa al-Mashn, on the southern Baghdad al-Rashid camp highway, went off on Monday, leaving two people killed and five others wounded," a police source, who declined to have his name revealed, told Aswat al-Iraq – Voices of Iraq.

#3: Four bodies were found with gunshot wounds in different districts of Baghdad on Sunday, police said.#4: A roadside bomb detonated in Harthiyah neighborhood(central Baghdad)on Karkh bank. Five people were injured with no casualties reported of the American side.#5: Mortars hit the green zone (IZ) where the Iraqi government headquarters and the foreign embassies are .No casualties reported.

Diyala Prv:#1: Mortar shells fell on a residential building in the village of Sanija near Baquba, 57 kilometres north-east of Baghdad. One man was killed and three people from the same family were injured, according to the source.

#2: In the second attack, a bomb went off near a farmland in the village of Muradiyah near Baquba, injuring four women from the same family

#3: Twenty-five unidentified bodies were buried in the al-Sharif cemetery in central Baaquba, a police source in the province of Diala said on Monday.

#4: (?) Also in Diyala, a hotbed of Sunni insurgency, a mass grave containing 25 decomposed bodies was uncovered by Iraqi troops and members of a tribal police force, medical officials told dpa. The discovery was made during search operations in the Qatun area, west of Baquba.

Baquba:#1: A car bomb, targeting an Iraqi police checkpoint near a shopping centre in Baghdad's district of Karada, killed five people, including one policeman, and injured 10, police sources told Deutsche Presse- Agentur dpa.

#2: A roadside bomb killed a man driving a tractor just north of Baquba, police said.

Hibhib:#1: Gunmen killed a former retired officer at Hibhib (north of Baquba).Balad Ruz:#1: Gunmen killed a woman in Balad Ruz (31 miles east of Baquba).

Muqdadiyah:#1: Gunmen opened fire in Muqdadiyah town (30 miles northeast Baquba). Two people were seriously wounded in that attack.

Amara:#1: An Iraqi policeman was killed by unidentified gunmen in central al-Amara on Monday, a security source within the Missan police command said. "Unidentified gunmen opened fire at a Basra province policeman who was driving by at the Industrial Zone in central Amara, killing him instantly," the source, who asked not to be named, told Aswat al-Iraq – Voices of Iraq. "The killed policeman was a driver for a police director in Basra," 590 km south of Baghdad, the source added, not giving more details about the incident.

Tarmiya:#1: A bomb exploded near a checkpoint controlled by a U.S.-backed neighbourhood patrol, killing one person and wounding three others in Tarmiya, 25 km (15 miles) north of Baghdad, police said.

Mosul:#1: Gunmen stormed a house and killed two people in western Mosul, 390 km (240 miles) north of Baghdad, police said.#2: Gunmen killed one policeman while he was on a foot patrol in western Mosul, police said.

Northwestern Iraq:#1: American soldiers, acting on intelligence gleaned from Iraqis already in U.S. custody, approached a suspected militant safehouse Monday in a remote area of northwestern Iraq, the military said. Troops immediately came under heavy fire from a fortified enemy position, it said.When U.S. forces called in airstrikes, "secondary explosions erupted from the target buildings, indicating weapons and bomb materials inside," a military statement said. Five men were confirmed dead, and multiple suicide vests and heavy machine guns were also discovered in the ruins of their hideout, it said.


The mainstream media in the United States has become a one trick pony. Collectively the media has abandoned all coverage of the Iraq war leaving 160,000 US troops stranded in a country where there is no way a military victory can be achieved. On Sunday alone, this is what happened in Iraq:

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Attacks Continue
Suicide Truck Bomb Kills One, Wounds 18 US Soldiers
Blast Kills Four Iraqi Police Recruits
Five Civilians Killed in Market Attack in Diyala
Sunday: 2 US Soldiers, 27 Iraqis Killed; 55 Iraqis Wounded