Protest the suffering of Iraqi Christians: No to terrorism No to state terrorism.Hands off our minorities. Hands off our people. Shame on the human rights violators on all sides. Assemble 11:30 on 28/7/14 near Parliament Square, near Westminister tube station London. For more past events click here
We women of Tadhamun condemn the persisting practice of arbitrary arrests by the Iraqi security forces. We condemn their arrests of women in lieu of their men folk. These are 'inherited' practices. We are alarmed by credible media reports of the Green Zone government’s intentions of executing hundreds of Iraqi men and women.
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Monday, October 25, 2010
Iraq's Secret War Files - Dispatches Wikileaks Special
Please note this is a video released by the UK foreign office dated 19th Dec 2008. Dr Nawal Samarie, the then minister for women affairs blew the whistle on the abuse of women prisoners in US and Iraqi custody. She resigned less than two months later.
"Although US generals have claimed their army does not carry out body counts and British ministers still say no official statistics exist, the war logs show these claims are untrue. The field reports purport to identify all civilian and insurgent casualties, as well as numbers of coalition forces wounded and killed in action. They give a total of more than 109,000 violent deaths from all causes between 2004 and the end of 2009.
This includes 66,081 civilians, 23,984 people classed as "enemy" and 15,196 members of the Iraqi security forces. Another 3,771 dead US and allied soldiers complete the body count.
However, the US figures appear to be unreliable in respect of civilian deaths caused by their own military activities. For example, in Falluja, the site of two major urban battles in 2004, no civilian deaths are recorded. Yet Iraq Body Count monitors identified more than 1,200 civilians who died during the fighting. "
Iraq war logs: secret files show how US ignored torture October 22, 2010
Wikileaks Iraq: data journalism maps every death October 23, 2010
The following query came by email from a close friend:
"Salam Abu Tamam,
I have been following the Wiki Leaks documents through Al-Jazeera. I have known about the atrocities all along.
Yet I am just wondering about the lack of information relating to the role of the Mossad? How come there is absolutely no mention of them and their role in these 400,000 documents?
Who killed and is killing the scientists and the intellectuals of Iraq?
And if Iran has been blamed for their assassinations, what is their gain?"
Is it possible that the "leaked documents" mentioning the Mossad have been already filtered out?"
I kindly ask for your comment on this to be posted below.
PS: Note from another friend
"One problem with what is being reported on the WikiLeaks Iraq war logs
is the civilian death numbers are being reported as estimates. They
are not. There are documented. They are a minimum, not a reasonable
estimate. The two can be very different, especially in a situation of
A Problem with WikiLeaks Reporting October 22, 2010
"Apparently WikiLeaks has redacted names and perhaps other information from the public version of the War Logs. This might be an obstacle, but there might be ways around this.
See: http://www.wikileaks.org/ for access to the War Logs.
We at the Institute for Public Accuracy think it could be of great value if veterans and others examined the war logs and fleshed out the reports, giving the full story or made corrections of various incident reports.
Please let me know as soon as possible if you are able to do this -- and I'd encourage you to reach out to others, veterans, NGO workers and others who might be able to do this. This is an important opening to correct alot of the record of the Iraq war.
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End of post from Dr Imad Khadduri's blog Free Iraq
What the Wikileaks leaks don't reveal
24 October 2010
The leaked and reported documents show the flimsy bureaucratic cover-up for occupation violence in its daily routine. The leaks reveal beyond doubt the direct responsibility of occupation forces for much and perhaps most of the violence in Iraq, as perpetrators or as ever present and enabling witnesses to local units the occupation has fostered and which it continue to protect, support, train and “mentor”.
المقالات المنشورة على هذا الموقع لا تعكس بالضرورة آراء منظمتنا أو أعضاء منظمتنا
While the point itself may not have more than Abbasid houses under the ground, it is adjacent to the palace of Sur Isa, the remains of which can be seen in the photo. While the initial construction might or might not touch the palace, accompanying activities will certainly spread over it.Sur Isa can be identified with the palace of al-Burj, built by the
Abbasid Caliph al-Mutawakkil, probably in 852-3 (Northedge, Historical Topography of Samarra, pp 125-127, 240). The palace is said to have cost 33 million dirhams, and was luxurious. Details are given by al-Shabushti, Kitab al-Diyarat.
Samarra was declared a World Heritage site by UNESCO at the end of June. The barracks could easily have been built elsewhere, off the archaeological site.--
Alastair Northedge Professeur d'Art et d'Archeologie Islamiques UFR d'Art et d'Archeologie
Universite de Paris I (Pantheon-Sorbonne) 3, rue Michelet, 75006 Paris
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