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  • #76
    Sunni and Shi'ite clerics reach deal to ease tension

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    • #77
      Former British ambassador - Iraq slipping into low-level civil war

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      • #78
        Christian leaders from the United States lamented the war in Iraq and apologised for their government's current foreign policy during the 9th Assembly of the World Council of Churches in Porto Alegre, Brazil, which ended Thursday.

        "We lament with special anguish the war in Iraq, launched in deception and violating global norms of justice and human rights," the Very Rev. Leonid Kishkovsky, the moderator of the U.S. Conference for the WCC, told fellow delegates from around the world.

        Kishkovsky is the rector of Our Lady of Kazan Church in Sea Cliff, New York, and is an officer in the Orthodox Church of America.

        Taking an unusual stand among U.S. Christian leaders, the United States Conference for the World Council of Churches (WCC) criticised Pres. George W. Bush's actions in response to the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

        "We are citizens of a nation that has done much in these years to endanger the human family and to abuse the creation," says the statement endorsed by the most prominent Protestant Christian churches on the Council.

        "Our leaders turned a deaf ear to the voices of church leaders throughout our nation and the world, entering into imperial projects that seek to dominate and control for the sake of our own national interests. Nations have been demonised and God has been enlisted in national agendas that are nothing short of idolatrous...."

        U.S. Christian leaders apologise for Iraq war

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        • #79
          Pentagon report: Insurgent attacks hit postwar high

          Bush admits Iraq in "serious situation"

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          • #80
            Riverbend writes from Baghdad

            ...It does not feel like civil war because Sunnis and Shia have been showing solidarity these last few days in a big way. I don't mean the clerics or the religious zealots or the politicians- but the average person. Our neighborhood is mixed and Sunnis and Shia alike have been outraged with the attacks on mosques and shrines. The telephones have been down, but we've agreed upon a very primitive communication arrangement. Should any house in the area come under siege, someone would fire in the air three times. If firing in the air isn't an option, then someone inside the house would have to try to communicate trouble from the rooftop...

            Volatile days...

            'Riverbend' is 26 years old and lives with her parents and siblings in Baghdad. She studied at the University of Baghdad and worked as a programmer and network expert for a small software company, a job which she lost immediately after the U.S. occupation of Iraq. In October last year she won a Ulysses Award for the Art of Reportage for her consistently brilliant writing and the judging panel noted:

            Baghdad Burning. Girl Blog from Iraq, The Feminist Press at the City University of New York, New York, 2005. Published in the UK by Marion Boyars Publishers, London, 2005. Riverbend, a young Iraqi woman, writes an Internet diary, using a pseudonym. Her commanding gift for observation, her intelligence and her extraordinary language skills make her account of the life of a normal Iraqi family, which has also been published in book form as Baghdad Burning, one of the most uniquely critical documents of life in this abused country under the conditions of the war and the US military occupation.

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            • #81


              Former CIA analyst a and presidential advisor Ray McGovern does not rule out Western involvement in this week's Askariya mosque bombing in light of previous false flag operations that have advanced hidden agendas of the ruling élite....

              Former CIA analyst: Western intelligence may be behind Iraq mosque bombing

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              • #82
                Grisly attacks and other sectarian violence unleashed by last week's bombing of a Shi'ite Muslim shrine have killed more than 1,300 Iraqis, making the past few days the deadliest of the war outside of major U.S. offensives, according to Baghdad's main morgue. The toll was more than three times higher than the figure previously reported by the U.S. military and the news media....

                Toll in Iraq's deadly surge: 1,300

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                • #84
                  Hundreds of Iraqis are being tortured to death or summarily executed every month in Baghdad alone by death squads working from the Ministry of the Interior, the United Nations' outgoing human rights chief in Iraq has revealed...

                  And now come the death squads

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                  • #85
                    Originally posted by MrMeaner1
                    The question is why would they do that? In my opinion it doesn't serve their objectives if Iraq follow a path of unrest (Civil War).
                    In the face of all the domestic and international calls for the Americans to end their occupation of Iraq it would serve as a useful excuse for the U.S. to stay, wouldn't it?

                    Iraq violence puts troop cuts in doubt

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                    • #86
                      Originally posted by Al-khiyal


                      Former CIA analyst a and presidential advisor Ray McGovern does not rule out Western involvement in this week's Askariya mosque bombing in light of previous false flag operations that have advanced hidden agendas of the ruling élite....

                      Former CIA analyst: Western intelligence may be behind Iraq mosque bombing
                      Ha
                      Each morning I read new American Joke
                      Why it is a joke?
                      The UK & US Strategist plan a Policy of "Divide to reign" in Iraq, so since 1991 they plan and execute, Shias, Sunnis; Kurds, washbasins, etc....

                      Now! this policy is turning against them, because the Chias declare that the real enemy is the Americans, and the Sunnis declare the same; even if the Sunni and Chias will fight each others American and British has noting to win.....policy of lose-lose

                      F-
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                      A government that robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul.
                      By: George Bernard Shaw

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                      • #87
                        The U.S. administration and its Pentagon stooges may try to advance the violence in Iraq as a justification for retaining troops there in greater numbers (their 'permanent bases' as still being lovingly constructed and fortified each passing day), and perhaps the U.S. media will spin this excuse to the American public.

                        A question that might usefully be asked is where was the U.S. military when Sunni mosques were being attacked all over Iraq and when rampaging mobs were butchering people on the streets?

                        Hundreds of unclaimed dead lay at the morgue at midday Monday - blood-caked men who had been shot, knifed, garroted or apparently suffocated by the plastic bags still over their heads. Many of the bodies were sprawled with their hands still bound - and many of them had wound up at the morgue after what their families said was their abduction by the Mahdi Army, the Shiite militia of cleric Moqtada al-Sadr.

                        The U.S. military stood by and let all that happen. Hardly the strongest evidence for arguing that they should remain 'because of the violence'.

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                        • #90
                          Civil war looms with 66 killed in Baghdad

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