Blackwater threatened to kill US investigator in Iraq: report

Blackwater threatened to kill US investigator in Iraq: report

Washington (AFP) – The top manager in Iraq of the notorious private security firm Blackwater threatened to kill a US State Department investigator for probing the company’s performance, the New York Times reported Monday.

 The Times, citing an internal State Department memorandum, said the threat came just weeks before Blackwater guards shot and killed 17 civilians on September 16, 2007 in Baghdad’s Nisour Square.

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http://news.yahoo.com/blackwater-threatened-kill-us-investigator-iraq-report-070024512.html

Vaccine-injured Veterans of the US and UK armed services speak out

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Vaccine-injured Veterans of the US and UK armed services speak out.
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Blackwater threatened to kill US investigator in Iraq: report

Blackwater threatened to kill US investigator in Iraq: report

Washington (AFP) – The top manager in Iraq of the notorious private security firm Blackwater threatened to kill a US State Department investigator for probing the company’s performance, the New York Times reported Monday.

 The Times, citing an internal State Department memorandum, said the threat came just weeks before Blackwater guards shot and killed 17 civilians on September 16, 2007 in Baghdad’s Nisour Square.

More at:

http://news.yahoo.com/blackwater-threatened-kill-us-investigator-iraq-report-070024512.html

Militant group’s surge in Iraq fans regional fears

Militant group’s surge in Iraq fans regional fears

BEIRUT (AP) — An al-Qaida breakaway group’s seizure of territory in Iraq and Syria has sent tremors across the Middle East, jolting neighboring countries into action over fears that the Islamic militants may set their sights on them next.

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http://news.yahoo.com/militant-groups-surge-iraq-fans-regional-fears-050902911.html

Syria jihadists now using Humvees seized in Iraq

Syria jihadists now using Humvees seized in Iraq

Beirut (AFP) – Jihadists fighting in Syria’s war put to use for the first time on Sunday American-made Humvees that they seized during a lightning offensive in Iraq this month, a monitor said.

The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, or ISIL, used the armoured vehicles to capture the villages of Eksar and Maalal in Aleppo province, which borders Turkey, said the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.

It came after heavy fighting against the Islamic Front and its Al-Qaeda-affiliated ally, the Al-Nusra Front, said the Observatory, a Britain-based group that gets its information from a network of sources on the ground.

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Irony – the Pentagon said Saturday that the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush will be repositioned to provide President Obama “additional flexibility” in Iraq.

Irony – the Pentagon said Saturday that the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush will be repositioned to provide President Obama “additional flexibility” in Iraq.

NEW YORK (MYFOXNY) –

 President Barack Obama said Friday he is weighing a range of options for countering the violent Islamic insurgency in Iraq, but he warned government leaders in Baghdad the U.S. will not take military action unless they move to address deep political troubles.

The President did not specify what options he was considering, but he ruled out sending American troops back into combat in Iraq.

Meanwhile, the Pentagon said Saturday that the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush will be repositioned to provide President Obama “additional flexibility” in Iraq.

 An Al Qaeda splinter group, known as the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, has been on the move. The group has been conducting an offensive in the western region of the country and threatens stability in Baghdad.

Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel ordered the carrier to be moved Saturday from the North Arabian Sea to the Arabian Gulf. The ship is expected to arrive in the area Saturday evening. The aircraft carrier will be accompanied by a guided-missile cruiser and a guided-missile destroyer, said ….

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http://www.myfoxny.com/story/25768802/growing-threat-from-violence-in-iraq

 

Iraq 2013: a year of carnage (RT report)

Iraq 2013: a year of carnage (RT report)

In Iraq, 2013 has been the deadliest year since 2008, and the rising death toll could be a potential harbinger of things to come. After the bloodiest civil war period of 2006-07, violence in the country dropped off as a result of the US military’s “surge” strategy. But after US troops left on Dec. 18, 2011, Iraqis were left to come to terms with nearly a decade of war. It soon became apparent that the deep inter-ethnic fissures that almost tore the country apart were merely bandaged, but not remedied.

By April 2013, simmering sectarian tensions boiled over and the country experienced its deadliest month in half a decade. If a day goes by in Iraq without scores being maimed or killed in car bombings outside schools, mosques or crowded markets, that day is the exception rather than the rule. Hundreds continue to die each month in such grisly attacks. What follows is an account of the violence that has gripped the country over the past year. There are no coffins draped in Stars and Stripes, but the cameras are rolling and the world is watching.

http://iraq2013.rt.com/en.html#about

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Spate of attacks on Shi’ite Muslims kills 59 people in Iraq

Spate of attacks on Shi’ite Muslims kills 59 people in Iraq

(Reuters) – Attacks on Shi’ite Muslims killed at least 59 people across Iraq on Thursday, including a suicide truck bomb targeting members of the country’s Shabak minority, police and medics said.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for any of the attacks, but Shi’ites are viewed as apostates by hardline Sunni Islamists who have been regrouping and gathering pace in an insurgency this year.

Militants linked to al Qaeda have in the past attacked Shabaks, who are mainly Shi’ite.

Sectarian tensions in Iraq and the wider Middle East have been brought to a boil by Syria’s civil war, which has drawn Sunnis and Shi’ites from the region and beyond into battle.

Ten bombs exploded in primarily Shi’ite districts of the Iraqi capital late on Thursday, killing 44 people in all, police and medics said. One blast occurred near an amusement park north of Baghdad’s Sadr City neighborhood, killing six children.

Earlier in the day, a suicide bomber driving a truck packed with explosives blew himself up in a village in the northern province of Nineveh, killing at least 15 Shabaks.

The village of Mwafaqiya, where the bomber struck, is home to many Shabak families who used to live in the provincial capital Mosul but fled the city after being threatened by militant groups.

“At 6 a.m. this morning, a suicide truck bomber detonated himself amid the houses of my village,” said Qusay Abbas, a former Shabak representative in the Mosul provincial council. “There are still some people under the debris of their houses.”

Putin’s Syria role deserving of Nobel Peace Prize

Putin’s Syria role deserving of Nobel Peace Prize

President Putin should get the Nobel Peace Prize for his moves to resolve the Syrian crisis, according to a group of Russian activists and political scientists who have indicated that they are officially proposing the president’s nomination.

One of the main sponsors of the move, State Duma MP Iosif Kobzon,  told reporters that in his view Putin deserved the prize much  more than the 2009 laureate, US President Barack Obama.

Barack Obama is the man who has initiated and approved the  United States’ aggressive actions in Iraq and Afghanistan, now he  is preparing for an invasion into Syria. He bears this title  nevertheless. Our president, who tries to stop the bloodshed and  who tries to help the conflict situation with political dialogue,  is in my view more worthy of this high title,” the Interfax  news agency quoted Kobzon as saying.