Iraq

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THE HORROR OF MOSUL - IT from NY Times

PROF. PAUL ROGERS ON 'IRREGULAR WAR AND HOW TO REVERSE IT' RE ATTACK ON MOSUL

ROBERT FISK ON MOSUL OFFENSIVE

Soldier's mother Rose Gentle demands publication date for Chilcot Inquiry

Soldier's mother Rose Gentle demands publication date for Chilcot Inquiry

by Raymie Kiernan

 

Rose Gentle

Rose Gentle (Pic: Jess Hurd/reportdigital.co.uk)


Families of British soldiers killed in Tony Blair’s Iraq war have threatened legal action to force the Chilcot Inquiry to set a date to publish its report.

Rose Gentle’s son Gordon died in Iraq more than 11 years ago. She has always insisted her son died because of lies Blair told in making the case for war.

Rose told Socialist Worker, “We are demanding they set a date, by the end of this month, for when it’s going to be published. If they don’t we will be pushing for a judicial review.

“They’ve had plenty of time and we’re sicking of waiting.”

She is part of a group of families supporting the legal battle.

The inquiry was set up to whitewash the Blair Labour government's lies over the 2003 Iraq war.

It is supposed to be a “non-judgemental” investigation into Britain’s involvement in the illegal invasion.

It stopped taking evidence in 2011 but has never published its findings.

Iraq: "A War Crime, Pure and Simple" By Dahr Jamail

Iraq: "A War Crime, Pure and Simple"

Monday, 10 August 2015 00:00 By Dahr Jamail, Truthout 

People inspect the scene of where an explosion occurred earlier, in Baghdad, Dec. 22, 2011. (Michael Kamber/The New York Times)People inspect the scene of an earlier explosion in Baghdad, December 22, 2011. (Michael Kamber/The New York Times)

A dozen years after the US-led invasion of Iraq, that country, now effectively another Middle East failed state, remains a bloody, chaotic symbol of the failed US imperial project.

Margaret Griffis, a journalist who has been covering casualty numbers in Iraq since 2006 for Antiwar.com, has published these recent headlines that give one an idea of how life is in today's Iraq:

"Mass Executions Terrorize Mosul; 141 Killed in Iraq"

"132 Killed across Iraq as Airstrikes Continue"

"At Least 4,693 Killed across Iraq in July"

"154 Killed in Iraq, including Dozens of Displaced Children"

"Mass Grave Unearthed in Mosul; 194 Killed across Iraq"

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