Sunday, June 07, 2015


This was a major market in Ramadi.

  1. الانبار: سوق خاشع في مدينة الرمادي، والذي قامت ميليشيا سوات بسرقة محتوياته وإحراقه قبل فرارها من المدينة.

But it's supplies were recently stolen and, what couldn't be taken, was set on fire.

Before you say, "Damn IS!"

This was done by the Shi'ite militias and the SWAT forces.

Where's that political solution Barack was calling for a year ago?

  • You feeling any national unity?

    See any reason the Sunnis should feel like they're equal partners in a new Iraq?

    Me neither.

    Meanwhile, the US government spent the end of last week attempting to deny that civilians were killed in the bombing of Hawija -- even though they were (estimates go from 70 to 150).

    And now this.

  • It gets harder and harder to sell the lie that "precision" air strikes are being carried out.

    Margaret Griffis ( counts 45 violent deaths across Iraq so far this year.

    I'm traveling in some vehicle
    I'm sitting in some cafe
    A defector from the petty wars
    That shell shock love away
    -- "Hejira," written by Joni Mitchell, first appears on her album of the same name

     The number of US service members the Dept of Defense states died in the Iraq War is [PDF format warning] 4496.

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