This video is about Britain and the Iraq war.
An official report will condemn British soldiers for closing ranks, dereliction of duty and criticise the army’s investigation of the murder of Iraqi hotel worker Baha Mousa, it was reported today: here. See also here.
Inquiry report does not provide justice for Baha Mousa: here.
Lawyers for the family of abuse death Iraqi Baha Mousa said today that they have written to the Director of Public Prosecutions demanding that charges ranging from murder to war crimes be brought against the soldiers responsible: here.
‘Bring those guilty of Mousa death to justice’: here.
AT A press conference last Thursday on the just published report by Sir William Gage on the Baha Mousa Public Inquiry, lawyers issued a statement on behalf of the victims of British Army torture in Iraq: here.
The army will continue to use “certain verbal and non-physical techniques” during questioning in spite of a recommendation to ban them by the Baha Mousa inquiry, Defence Secretary Liam Fox said today: here.
Ex-MI5 chief says Tony Blair got it wrong…a lot: here.
Sami Ramadani reviews Fuel on the Fire: oil and politics in occupied Iraq, by Greg Muttitt: here.
USA: Former Powell Chief of Staff: Cheney “Fears Being Tried as a War Criminal”: here.
Canada urged to launch Cheney torture probe: here.
Military Spending Waste: Up To $60 Billion In Iraq, Afghanistan War Funds Lost To Poor Planning, Oversight, Fraud: here.
A U.S. diplomatic cable made public by WikiLeaks provides evidence that U.S. troops executed at least 10 Iraqi civilians, including a woman in her 70s and a 5-month-old infant, then called in an airstrike to destroy the evidence, during a controversial 2006 incident in the central Iraqi town of Ishaqi: here.
As revealed by a State Department diplomatic cable released by WikiLeaks last week, US forces committed a heinous war crime during a house raid in Iraq in 2006, wherein one man, four women, two children, and three infants were summarily executed: here.
A US State Department cable recently published by WikiLeaks supports reports of a 2006 US massacre of civilians, including women and small children, in Iraq’s Ishaqi district: here.
Pew: Americans Say Wars In Iraq, Afghanistan Haven’t Made U.S. Safer: here.
A joint congressional investigation has confirmed that US corporations raked in as much as $60 billion from waste and fraud in military contracts: here.
Eric Schmitt and Steven Lee Myers, The New York Times News Service: “Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta is supporting a plan that would keep 3,000 to 4,000 American troops in Iraq after a deadline for their withdrawal at year’s end, but only to continue training security forces there, a senior military official said on Tuesday. The recommendation would break a longstanding pledge by President Obama to withdraw all American forces from Iraq by the deadline. But it would still involve significantly fewer forces than proposals presented at the Pentagon in recent weeks by the senior American commander in Iraq, Gen. Lloyd J. Austin III, to keep as many as 14,000 to 18,000 troops there. The proposal for a smaller force – if approved by the White House and the Iraqi government, which is not yet certain – reflected the shifting political realities in both countries. It also reflected the tension between Mr. Obama’s promise to bring all American forces home and the widely held view among commanders that Iraq is not yet able to provide for its own security”: here.
Undercover Activist Says U.S. Troops Paid for Sex With Underage Girls in Iraq: here.
USA: For Returning Veterans, War Gives Way To Financial Strife: here.