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September 21 2019

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It's no consolation that the USA also irradiated their own troops when deploying these chemical weapons.
Let's call them what they are, a combination of a radiation and chemical weapon.





https://truthout.org/articles/iraqi-children-test-positive-for-depleted-uranium-near-former-us-air-base

July 17 2018

mr-absentia
Well, what’s the crucial fact about Iran, which we should begin with, is that for the past 60 years, not a day has passed in which the U.S. has not been torturing Iranians. That’s 60 years, right now. It began with a military coup, which overthrew the parliamentary regime in 1953, installed the Shah, a brutal dictator. Amnesty International described him as one of the worst, most extreme torturers in the world, year after year.

When he was overthrown in 1979, the U.S. almost immediately turned to supporting Saddam Hussein in an assault against Iran, which killed hundreds of thousands of Iranians, used extensive use of chemical weapons. Of course, at the same time, Saddam attacked his Kurdish population with horrible chemical weapons attacks. The U.S. supported all of that. The Reagan administration even tried to—succeeded in preventing a censure of Iraq. The United States essentially won the war against Iran by its support for Iraq. It immediately—Saddam Hussein was a favorite of the Reagan and first Bush administration, to such an extent that George H.W. Bush, the first Bush, right after the war, in 1989, invited Iraqi nuclear engineers to the United States for advanced training in nuclear weapons production. That’s the country that had devastated Iran, horrifying attack and war. Right after that, Iran was subjected to harsh sanctions. And it continues right until this moment.

So we now have a 60-year record of torturing Iranians. We don’t pay attention to it, but you can be sure that they do, with good reason. That’s point number one.
— Noam Chomsky (via iranian-diaspora.tumblr.com)
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May 29 2018

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Shattered Heritage (2014) - A documentary about the destruction of Iraq’s heritage and culture by American forces during the 1991 and 2003 invasions.

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March 23 2018

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March 15 2018

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Here is a photo of a young Stephen Hawking (with the canes) in London marching against the war in Vietnam in 1969.

More than 30 years later he spoke out fervently against the war in Iraq. He also joined the BDS movement against Israel, calling the situation “like that in South Africa before 1990. It cannot continue.”

He wasn’t just one of the most brilliant minds of our times, he was also someone with a social conscience and critical of capitalism, saying:

“If machines produce everything we need, the outcome will depend on how things are distributed. Everyone can enjoy a life of luxurious leisure if the machine-produced wealth is shared, or most people can end up miserably poor if the machine-owners successfully lobby against wealth redistribution. So far, the trend seems to be toward the second option, with technology driving ever-increasing inequality.”

Rest in power, Stephen Hawking.

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October 10 2017

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Iraqi cuisine: Sham Quzi

July 22 2017

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sixpenceee: In Iraq, in the book market, books remain in the street at night because Iraqis say: the reader does not steal and the thief does not read. (Source)

June 10 2017

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farsizaban: An iconic picture taken during the Iran-Iraq war showing Iranian soldiers in NBC (nuclear, biological, chemical) suits. The writing on the board reads, “Smile o’ brother”. Saddam launched chemical attacks against Iranian troops and civilians during the war.

May 30 2017

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anon-313: Inside al-Abbas Mosque, Karbala, Iraq (May 2016).

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presstv.com: A wreckage of a car is seen at the site of car bomb attack near a government office in Karkh district in Baghdad, Iraq, May 30, 2017.

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iranian-diaspora: The aftermath of a car bomb in Baghdad, claiming the lives of 13 Shi'a who were enjoying ice cream. The car bomb also wounded 24 people on top of the 13 who were killed. ISIS has claimed responsibility for the attack, and the people were reportedly targeted for being Shi'a.

May 29 2017

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allmesopotamia: The archaeological site of Uruk (Warka), 30km east of Samawa, Iraq. The city’s walls were built 4,700 years ago by the Sumerian King Gilgamesh, hero of the eponymous epic.

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May 25 2017

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“イルナー通信によりますと、〔イラク駐在の〕岩井大使は、16日火曜、アラビア語で発表された論文の中で、「神はどの民族の運命も変えない。彼らが自らを変えない限り」というコーラン第13章、ラアド章『雷電』第11節を引用し、「この節では、各国国民の発展と繁栄の進路を明示している」としました。

岩井大使はさらに、「日本の指導者たちは、戦後の困難な状況にもかかわらず、何の疑いもなく、日本の発展と繁栄に向け、真剣な決意を有していた。意志と信念は、日本人の大きな共通の資本であった。あなた方イラク人のコーランにおいても、それが指摘されている」としました。

岩井大使は、イラクの政治指導者に対し、「他者に頼らないであなた方が努力しているのを見たい。明るい未来を作るためにあなた方の代わりに他の人が努力するのは見たくない。日本はあなた方と協力する用意がある」と語りかけています”

「戦後の日本の発展、コーランを参照するように」 (Pars Today 2016年8月16日)

March 13 2017

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June 20 2015

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ofskfe: Wedding of Jewish Iraqi Couple, 1960.

May 24 2015

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Iran has entered the fight to retake a major Iraqi oil refinery from Islamic State militants, supplying a small number of troops. The soldiers are supporting advancing Iraqi ground forces, US officials told AP on condition of anonymity. They said Iranian forces have taken an offensive role in the Beiji operation in recent days, in conjunction with Iraqi Shiite militia. The refinery, captured by ISIS in June 2014, plays a key role for Iraqis as it refines the country's crude into petroleum for domestic consumption.
​Iran sends troops to help retake key Iraq oil refinery (RT News, May 23 2015)
Tags: Iran Iraq ISIS

May 04 2015

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  • farsizaban: An Iranian soldier reads the Quran in his small bunker in the front line of Iran-Iraq War (Circa 1980’s) Picture by Kaveh Golestan

  • thedailypersian: God bless each and everyone of them.

April 26 2015

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A college in Baghdad, Iraq, during 1970s.

March 24 2015

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ISISが誕生した歴史,社会的な背景と理由

“イラク政府軍は、その規模の大きさに加え、サッダームフセイン時代に多くの特典を有していましたが、軍の解散後、その多くの将校が職を失いました。こうした軍の人々の11万人から16万人が、ISISが現在活動を行っている3つの州にいます。その3つの州は、ファルージャを中心都市とするアンバール、モスルを中心都市とするニナワ、そしてティクリートを中心都市とするサラーフッディーンです。とはいえ、イラク軍の元兵士の全てがISISに加わったわけではありませんが、この地域はISISの戦闘員を集めやすい地域となっています。
スンニー派の不満を抱く人々、この頃に多くの特典を失ったバース党の残党勢力、そしてシリアの過激派が、このISISの主なメンバーとなっています。イラクの政治、経済の舞台から遠ざけられたと感じているスンニー派、イラクの軍と治安機関の内部の裏切り、シーア派の政治的な流れの中の対立、これらにより、ISISは短期間で1500人のメンバーによって、2014年6月、大都市モスルを占領し、その後も急速に他の都市を占領していきました。
イラクの広範な地域、特に産油地域の占領は、ISISが独立した収入源を手にすることを可能にしました。ISISは、イラク北部の一部の州やシリアのラッカの石油を売却することで、莫大な収入を手に入れました。とはいえ、彼らの収入の一部は、イラクとシリアの政府や国民の財産の強奪と、地元の密輸業者や商人からの税金の徴収からまかなわれています。このような莫大な収入により、ISISは、闇市場や自由市場から、最新の武器を購入することができているのです”

March 10 2015

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Iraq - “Good morning Iraq restaurant. For poor/incapable/needy people it is free.”

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Kuwait - “If you’re hungry and cannot afford to pay for a Shawarma Sandwich then take it for free.”

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