27 October 2010

Bodies of mutilated
civilians dumped across Baghdad.

The war logs record US soldiers finding tens of thousands of bodies dumped on the streets and thrown into the rivers of Iraq, as violence broke out across the country.

There are 32,563 cases of civilian murders by insurgent groups, according to the files substantially more than the 20,228 killed in IED explosions.

In hundreds of cases there are also references to torture, including that of 32 children.

The violence detailed in the documents is horrific. It includes skin peeled from bodies, acid burns, attacks with electric drills, electrocution, branding, fingers and limbs torn off, eyes pulled out, ears, noses and parts of the face sliced off.

Iraqi workers carry a body to be buried in Najaf - Getty

he first case of insurgent torture was recorded on April 20 2004. It describes a corpse found near Fallujah with indications of mutilation.

The level of violence got worse as the civil war progressed, and was not only confined to adults.

In 2006 in Diyala province, north of Baghdad, a six-year-old boy’s body was found. The log recorded “several small holes originally thought to be gunshot wounds were holes caused by a drill.”

In June 2007 in a Baghdad district, the corpse of a man, around 30-35 years old, dressed in a tan dishdasha was discovered. The flesh of his arm was missing, “as if peeled off”.

Related article: Hundreds of civilians killed at checkpoints

Deaths in Baghdad

Killed for working for the Coalition
In most cases, it is unclear why the victim had been tortured.

There are a couple of instances, however, where signs were hung, pinned or written on the mutilated corpses, giving stark warnings to anyone aiding the Coalition forces.

On June 20 2007, the bodies of two teenage boys were found by an Iraqi officer. They had both been executed with a single gunshot wound to the head, and both exhibited signs of torture. A sign around their necks read “This is what happens when you work for CF”.

One man was found tied to a lamp pole, blindfolded with his hands lashed behind his back. The message inscribed on his body read “Killed for helping the Americans.” The report states that his body bore the signs of torture. His corpse was found in al Karkh in October 2007.

Violence in Baghdad
Many of the bodies exhibiting extreme torture were found in al Karkh, a central district of Baghdad between 2006 and 2009.

In one case, on September 28 2006, a body was found in front of a graveyard by local civilians. Witnesses said the victim had been kidnapped a day earlier outside a ceramics shop by four masked insurgents. He had then been submitted to vicious abuse.

On December 1 2006, a body was found that had been disemboweled. Two weeks later another body, in the same area, was found with the face “cut up” and missing an ear.

In a particularly gruesome example, on February 6 2007, a body was unidentifiable due to the victim’s face being entirely removed, or “skinned”.

Women and children killed
In some incidents, the bodies of women and children are discovered. In one harrowing case, again in the Karkh district of Baghdad, the body of a pregnant woman was found flex-cuffed, bearing the signs of torture. She had been executed with a 9mm round to the head.

In another, a Sunni woman in her thirties was found murdered in her apartment. One of her eyes was missing, and her entire body has been tortured using a drill.

Interactive: All casualties, month by month

Mass Graves
The logs also detail how US troops discovered mass graves – sometimes containing dozens of corpses at a time.

On July 12 2006, a US aircraft spotted a large number of corpses dumped in a quarry in the northern Iraq province of Diyala. Ground troops investigating the grave discovered 19 bodies, badly burned with nitric acid. They later discovered four additional bodies, all male, displaying signs of torture, and killed by a gunshot wound to the head. The group had been kidnapped earlier that day.

26 October 2010


Helicopter gunship kills Iraqi Journalist.

this is one of the videos that has been released through the Wikileaks website, the day of America hiding what they are doing around the world has come to an end. There are people inside the whitehouse, Pentagon and CIA that do not agree with America's policy and now have the means through the internet to let the world know what is going on.
We are no longer in the time of the Vietnam war when the pictures and the lies were all that we had, information is instant. Thanks to Wikileaks for bringing all this to light, may you remain successful in your fight for freedom of information and speech.

18 October 2010

Al-Qaeda the biggest Myth built by the CIA.

By: Latif Yahia

Bin Laden did not invent Al-Qaeda, this name for the Jihadist party only came about after 9/11. Al-Qaeda as we now know it was funded, trained and armed by the CIA and serves two purposes, the first is to strike terror into any and all persons and countries that is beneficial to America for sales of weapons, contractors or services. Secondly it draws out those who have ill will against America and befriends them under the illusion of fighting for the same aim, the irony is that they then become pawns for a master they set out to harm, ignorant that their comrades are indeed the enemy. America has an enemy indeed but one of it's own making and choosing.
This is the biggest scandal in the history of the CIA.
with this enemy America now has the means to perpetuate "Terrorism" around the world for the next 50 to 100 years, anything and everything will be blamed on Al-Qaeda or a similar faceless enemy, one that can never be found or fought in open battle, there is only really one other entity that the same can be said of, a Ghost.

13 October 2010

Brace Yourself !!

By: Latif Yahia

There are people who like to look at the tittles of my blogs and decide that they know exactly what I have written about without ever reading the article in it’s entirety, so for those few who have already decided that this article is about the purported threat to Europe by Al-Qaeda, it’s not.

I will however say that Al Qaeda is a manufactured enemy, an enemy designed in such a way that each ‘cell’ is independent and knows nothing of one another, and therefore unorganized or at least not organized on a large scale. And while I am here discussing Al-Qaeda, can I just say for those who are reading this and may not know my viewpoint on the dreaded Al -Qaeda, it is that they are nothing but CIA in fancy dress.

There may indeed be an explosion or two in Europe, but nothing on the scale that the Americans would like or hope. You see it all comes down to the dollar, America is doing her best to keep hold of what dollars she has and that means no trips to Europe for her citizens and no tourism for Europe means a drop in the value of the Euro making the dollar stronger. When in your lifetime have you heard anyone saying or warning that Europe is not a safe place, have we become a third world country/ State?

Anyone who thinks that the German or French intelligence services are weak are wrong. I would never say that the British intelligence is weak but in the past they have been too mislead by the USA, hence 07/07, how many times will governments use that tactic to drag us into wars? ‘We have been attacked on our soil so we must run across the world and defend ourselves’ At least the British have left Iraq but for the life of me I still don’t understand why anyone is still in Afghanistan! Oh, hang on, the pipeline isn’t finished yet is it?!

So now on to the real topic of my article!

Since the invasion of Iraq in 2003 (who could forget) millions of Iraqis have been displaced, some within the borders of Iraq, some outside in the neighboring countries of Syria (God Bless them) and Jordan, but many made it to Europe, interestingly enough America only took 7,000 Iraqi refugees (translators and people who worked with them) and left the rest to Europe to provide shelter for. Thank you Europe. But while countries like the UK, Germany and even Ireland are heaving a sigh of relief that the stream of refugees is dwindling, we are in for a second wave. The political situation in Iraq is farcical, having had a democracy ‘installed’

after the fall of Saddam and the chaos and murder that followed, Iraq is now facing into a Civil war. A war that no one will be able to deny exists.

In the past the factions fought against each other under the backdrop of American military operations, it was labeled ‘inter-factional conflict’ and although it was very serious it was played down against the bigger picture. Now it will be a different matter, with the American troops pulling out of the cities the time for Iraq’s true problems to surface has arrived.

In the last election Malaki was defeated by Alawi, Malaki however would not and did not step down, no matter what the Americans said or did, no matter that Alawi had been Democratically elected, Noor al-Malaki said that he ‘would not step down and let Iraq fall into Sunni hands once more’. So where then is the democracy? Iraq now has a new dictator, and what is worse America has given into him and acknowledged that he is staying in his chair, maybe it has something to do with the fact that Malaki has given the go-ahead to payments amounting to 400 million Dollars for six American soldiers that have been damaged psychologically during the war. Well who asked them to come? And if one participates in a war and sees the brutality and bloodshed ‘up close and personal’ why wouldn’t they be damaged in some way? Is it to be a new system that whomever is invaded not only has to pay for the invasion but any psychological damages incurred by the soldiers of the invading force?

Sounds like a lucrative business.

Al-Malaki fronts the Iranian backed Shia parties, which also now means that Iraq is governed by Iran, so again how is Iraq better off?

In the past no one really paid any attention to whether you were Sunni, Shia, Christian or Jewish, we all fell under one heading Iraqi. Now not only do we have the main religious divides but smaller splinter factions that have seen what power religion can wield. Each Mullah is or has built his own army, Shia against Shia, each area has become an independent state, with the Mullah at the helm. This cannot be allowed to continue and is indeed unsustainable, but will cause bloodshed. Apart from the bloodshed there will be another mass exodus and they will head straight for Europe. It is not an exaggeration to suggest that the best part of 1.5 – 2 million Iraqis will make it their business to get as far away from Iraq as possible (let’s face it they’re not going to get to America so Europe it is) in the next one to two years. Will Europe be able to take the strain?

Iraq was built on blood, since the earliest days of civilization Iraq has been fought over and blood spilled on her soil. Maybe that is why we now see war and migration as nearly a ‘natural state’ of existence, but it has to stop. Maybe the idea is to cleanse Iraq of all the Iraqis by displacement or death but in any other country that would be considered genocide, obviously that name is ‘too good’ for Iraqis these days and is reserved only for the actions of Saddam ‘the last of the great dictators’, what we now have in Iraq is no better. When a man refuses to leave the chair to which he was ‘elected’ then you cannot say ‘democracy’ any longer, and if you cannot say Iraq and democracy in the same sentence what has the past Seven years all been about? Because it certainly wasn’t about WMDs or the salvation of the Iraqi nation, but shhh! We can’t say that now, we must just support the troops and hope that it all works out fine in the end otherwise we might be considered traitors or unpatriotic, God Forbid!

Then may I just add, what about freedom of speech?

And may I ask why Europe has to pay the price for America’s actions in Iraq and Afghanistan by supporting refugees and protecting itself against threatened 09/11 style attacks?

I am very grateful to Europe and in particular Ireland, as I have spent the best part of 20 years here, Europe has given me a generally safe and in recent years a particularly happy life, which I would wish for anyone. Why should any of the European states be vilified or blamed for a war on which no one can agree or openly admit was wrong, by a country that closes its eyes and borders to the human tragedy that is the result of their actions. I think in light of the recent ‘terrorist threats’ against the great capitals of Europe, America and the world will see that Europeans are not as easily scared and molded as their American cousins.

05 October 2010

Dominic Cooper on Playing
Saddam's Hussein's Son Uday.

BY Bryan Alexander

Every actor has that role which would seemingly be impossible to understand. For British actor Dominic Cooper that would be playing Saddam Hussein's sadistic son Uday.

Cooper portrayed the eldest son of the Iraqi leader for the upcoming film "The Devil's Double" and admits to PopcornBiz that he prepared for the part "with difficulty."

"The man was a monster, a psychopath," he says, speaking at the press day of his new film "Tamara Drewe."

"It was terrifying."

Looking into the damage the Iraqi heir-apparent caused in his own country was incredibly difficult. Uday and his younger brother Qusay had a reign of terror that went unchecked in their country.

"He was above the law," says Cooper. "There was nothing stopping him. He killed and raped and maimed."

"He was the most hideous man I have ever done any research on."

Yet somehow, Cooper had to find a way to identify with this character. At one point, he resorted to taking advice from the film's director, Lee Tamahori, about how this would be possible.

"I want to bring a certain amount of myself to the characters. Most actors do," says Cooper. "You want to make a connection to a certain part in you."

This was difficult with Uday Hussein.

"I needed help identifying with someone I ultimately hated," he adds. " And I had to understand the concept of why he was the man he was."

To make matters worse. Cooper had to play two characters. Both Uday and his sympathetic body double around whom the story is told.

"And there's a lot of pressure to get it right because he affected so many people's lives so horrendously," Cooper says.

In the end, he found his Uday, and he promises a chilling film.

"It's a harrowing story," says Cooper. "But ultimately it's a gangster film set in a lawless environment."