Monthly Archives: October 2007

When Blackwater Kills, No Questions Asked

BAGHDAD — The recent attacks by Blackwater USA mercenaries in Baghdad are far from the first — and many believe they will not be the last. Seventeen Iraqis were killed Sep. 16, and another 27 wounded at Nisoor square in western Baghdad when mercenaries from the company opened fire on them. Dozens of witnesses said […]

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Beyond the Green Zone Reviews and Interviews

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The Mouth of a Graveyard: A Review of Dahr Jamail’s Beyond the Green Zone

ZNET by Ron Jacobs; October 02, 2007 Original Posting of Review Beyond the Green Zone: Dispatches From an Unembedded Journalist in Occupied Iraq by Dahr Jamail (Haymarket, 2007) As the U.S. occupation of Iraq and the accompanying war on its people heads into a fifth year, the New York Times and Washington Post continue to […]

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Ill-Equipped Soldiers Opt for “Search and Avoid”

WATERTOWN, New York — Iraq war veterans now stationed at a base here say that morale among U.S. soldiers in the country is so poor, many are simply parking their Humvees and pretending to be on patrol, a practice dubbed “search and avoid” missions. Phil Aliff is an active duty soldier with the 10th Mountain […]

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