IRAQI PARLIAMENT PASSES PROVINCIAL ELECTIONS LAW

July 22, 2008 at 10:30 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

By Reidar Visser (www.historiae.org)
22 July 2008
The law on the Iraqi provincial elections was passed by the Iraqi parliament on 22 July. The adopted text largely reflects earlier drafts that have been circulating for weeks and months, with certain important amendments and clarifications:

 

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Death of Free Internet is Imminent

July 22, 2008 at 9:37 am | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Canada Will Become Test Case

 by Kevin Parkinson

 

 

Global Research, July 20, 2008

 

 

 

 

 

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Der Spiegel proves al-Maliki Story Correct

July 22, 2008 at 9:25 am | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment
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Juan Cole Comment: Der Spiegel Proves al-Maliki Story Correct

Senator Barack Obama is in Iraq for consultations with American military commanders and Iraqi leaders. Despite all the talk about Iraq being “calm,” I’d like to point out that the month just before the last visit Barack Obama made to Iraq (he went in January, 2006), there were 537 civilian and ISF Iraqi casualties.

In June of this year, 2008, there were 554 according to AP. These are official statistics gathered passively that probably only capture about 10 percent of the true toll.That is, the Iraqi death toll is actually still worse now than the last time Obama was in Iraq! (See the bombings and shootings listed below for Sunday).

The hype around last year’s troop escalation obscures a simple fact: that Obama formed his views about the need for the US to leave Iraq at a time when its security situation was very similar to what it is now! Why a return to the bad situation in late 05 and early 06 should be greeted by the GOP as the veritable coming of the Messiah is beyond me. You have people like Joe Lieberman saying silly things like if it weren’t for the troop escalation, Obama wouldn’t be able to visit Iraq. Uh, he visited it before the troop escalation, just fine.

The troop escalation, which actually allowed the ethnic cleansing of the Sunnis of Baghdad and the expulsion of hundreds of thousands of Iraqis from the country, has largely been pushed as propaganda by the White House and the AEI. Here’s an example of how their propaganda works.

As is usual with news it does not like, the Bush administration attempted to muddy the waters this weekend regarding the interview of PM Nuri al-Maliki with Der Spiegel in which he expressed approval of Barack Obama’s plan to get US troops out of Iraq within 16 months of next January. Al-Maliki told Der Spiegel in response to a question about how long US troops would be in his country,

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TURKEY FEARS FOR INCIRKLIK’S STATUS AFTER US-IRAQ DEAL

July 21, 2008 at 6:47 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

 

 

 

 

2O July 2008

 


The US has already started building military facilities both in Romania and in Bulgaria, Turkey’s neighbors with coasts on the Black Sea, under bilateral access and training agreements signed with Romania in 2005 and Bulgaria in 2006. Those agreements will provide a platform for other fellow NATO member countries — mainly the US — in their engagement in the eastern Mediterranean as well as in the Caucasus and in Central Asia, areas that also fall under Turkey’s close scrutiny.

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Kerkuk problem and Article 140: Defining Alternatives

July 20, 2008 at 3:03 am | Posted in Article 140, Assyrian view, EU Parliament, Iraq, Iraqi Constitution, Kerkuk, Turkmens | Leave a comment
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The following is a translation of the Assyrian representative’s speech at the the EU Parliament in Brussels on 23rd June 2008, organized by SOITM and UNPO

please also see my previous posts on Kerkuk Conference at the EU Parliament

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KÜRTLER, MİLLET MECLİSİNDEN NE ZAMAN ÇEKİLECEK?

July 19, 2008 at 1:54 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment
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15.07.2008tarihinde, Kerkük meselesini masada tartışır iken, Irak Millet Vekilleri Meclisi bünyesi altında gerçekleşen olaylar, Irak’ın geleceğini ve istikrarını düşünenler için belli bir işarettir.

‘Inside Iraq’ Programme on Al-Jazeera

July 19, 2008 at 2:52 am | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment
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Iraqi Turkmen Front Europe Representative

Inside Iraq’ Programme on Al-Jazeera (English)

Please click on:
http://english.aljazeera.net/

On 18th July 2008 the guests in Jasim Azawi’s programme ‘Inside Iraq’ were:

1. Dr. Mahmoud Othman, Member of Iraqi National Assembly

 (in Baghdad)
2. Dr. Mustafa Al-Hitti, Member of the Iraqi National Assembly
 (in Baghdad)
3. Dr. Hassan Tawfiq Aydinli, ITF Europe Representative
(in Brussels)

The programme will be repeated 6 more times over Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 July 08.

You can watch the programme at the following (GMT) times:

Friday; 18 July 2008: (05:30 pm and 11.30 pm)
Saturday; 19 July 2008: (04.30 am and 08.30 pm)
Sunday; 20 July 2008: (01.30 am and 01.30 pm)

You can watch the programme at the following (Baghdad) times:

Friday; 18 July 2008: (08:30 pm)
Saturday; 19 July 2008: (02:30 am, 07:30 am and 11.30 pm)
Sunday; 20 July 2008: (04.30 am and 04.30 pm)

You can watch the programme at the following (Brussels) times:

Friday; 18 July 2008: (07:30 pm)
Saturday; 19 July 2008: (01:30 am, 06:30 am and 10.30 pm)
Sunday; 20 July 2008: (03.30 am and 03.30 pm)

In addition, about a week after the show is broadcast, it is uploaded on :
www.aljazeera.net/english (in the Programmes section)

House Speaker Pelosi calls Bush ‘a total failure’

July 18, 2008 at 8:41 am | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment
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By LAURIE KELLMAN, Associated Press Writer

President Bush has been a “total failure” in everything from the economy to the war to energy policy, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Thursday. In an interview on CNN, the California Democrat was asked to respond to video of the president criticizing the Democratic-led Congress for heading into the final 26 days of the legislative session without having passed a single government spending bill.

Pelosi shot back in unusually personal terms.

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Terrorist attack on the Turkmen city of TELAFER

July 17, 2008 at 10:47 am | Posted in Turkmeneli, Turkmens | Leave a comment
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A local police official says at least seven of the dead were children.

Terrorist Attack in the Turkmen city of Telafer in northern Iraq.

Twenty Turkmens killed and one hundred Turkmens injured.
Articles in Arabic:

http://www.tanis-turkmen.nl/index.php?sub=news&oi=8547&lang=ar&page=1

http://www.tanis-turkmen.nl/index.php?sub=news&oi=8544&lang=ar&page=1

JORDAN: Government stops issuing residency permits to Iraqis

July 16, 2008 at 1:55 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment
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Officials in Amman have said they will no longer issue or extend residency permits to Iraqis in Jordan

Photo: P.Sands/UNHCR
In Amman, most Iraqi refugees live in very basic and often crowded accommodation

AMMAN, 16 July 2008 (IRIN) – The authorities in Amman have said they will no longer issue or extend residency permits to Iraqis who are resident in the kingdom legally or illegally. A deadline by which Iraqis were supposed to get their paperwork in order expired on 17 June 2008.

 

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