Category Archives: Iraq

Becoming Like

Where the need is to elevate beyond revenge Blindfolded corpses roasting in sun show those who suffered under ISIL have begun to settle scores The Telegraph, June 6, 2017 He said his cousin had been killed by the jihadists in … Continue reading

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In a certain light

Photo credited to Awad Awad, Agence France Press, who was wounded by gunfire in Jerusalem, the following year. With the caption: Iraqi schoolchildren, eager to learn, in a Baghdad school yesterday. Life returned to normal for the Iraqi population after … Continue reading

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As it then was

Came across this 2014 Associated Press story by Ali Akbar Dareini, based in Tehran, as extracted from the Times of Israel coverage, November 24, 2014: Muslim clerics meet in Iran to counter extremists: At international conference, Sunni and Shiite scholars … Continue reading

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Partition IV

Have written about partition here, here and here. From Paul Mason, Timelines: The Iraq War (2010): Iraq and Kuwait, 1930s-1991 March 3, 1991 Iraq surrenders to UN coalition forces. The Kurds 1978-1997 March 1991 Uprisings against Saddam in Iraqi Kurdistan … Continue reading

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In the line II

Further on “In the line“, from Philippe Debeusscher, “Allies cool to Bush call to strike Iraq”, Agence France Presse and Reuters, via National Post, September 7, 2002, p. A13: George W. Bush personally lobbied the leaders of Russia, China and … Continue reading

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In the line

From Philippe Debeusscher, “Allies cool to Bush call to strike Iraq”, Agence France Presse and Reuters, via National Post, September 7, 2002, p. A13: Only Tony Blair, Britain’s Prime Minister, has offered clear support for U.S. plans, and Mr. Blair … Continue reading

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More Sensitive War

From an article by Olivier Knox, then of Agence France-Presse, “Cheney mocks Kerry’s ‘sensitive war on terror’”, National Post, August 12, 2004, p. A12: Dick Cheney mocked John Kerry yesterday for vowing to wage a “more sensitive” war on terrorism, … Continue reading

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