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Iraq (III): see Iraq (I) & (II) & War & War on Terror & Iran & US Empire & US Foreign Relations & Bush & Oil & Kuwait & Islamic State & Torture & Islam & Muslim & Whistleblowers

Iraq in Fragments 2006 - Fires of Kuwait 1992 - Spitting Image TV - Private Armies 2007 - Nuclear Secrets 2007 - Uncovered: The War on Iraq 2004 - Iraq for Sale: The War Profiteers 2006 - Naomi Klein & The Shock Doctrine 2009 - Storyville TV - The Fight for Mosul TV - Dictators’ Rulebook TV - Adnan Sarwar: Journey in the Danger Zone: Iraq TV - The Devil’s Double 2011 - Counter-Intelligence 2013 - Only the Dead 2015 - Mission Accomplished TV - Iraq: A State of Mind TV - Captive 2016 - Isis: The Rise of Terror TV - Once Upon a Time in Iraq TV - Army: Behind the New Frontline TV - Tony Robinson TV - 

 

 

102,746.  During the war was so scary.  Out house shook and trembled.  The war was going on.  I was afraid at night.  Iraq in Fragments, 2006, boy’s opening commentary

 

102,747.  Do not worry about the oil.  We never benefit from it.  ibid.  Iraqi dude

 

102,748.  I wish Saddam was still around … He would never leave us in this situation.  ibid.

 

102,749.  Now I keep alive and stopped dreaming.  ibid.  boy

 

102,750.  My father is dead to me … My father was a lieutenant.  He was a cop.  Then he started talking about Saddam.  They put him in prison.  ibid.

 

102,751.  They can stay for a long time.  How would I know?  It is the oil.  ibid.

 

102,752.  He [Saddam] created the differences between Shiites and Sunnis.  ibid.  southern dude

 

102,754.  The defeated Saddam and now 100 Saddams will replace it!  ibid.  wounded dude

 

102,755.  America promised a life of comfort, freedom, democracy, but we knew it was all a lie.  ibid.  other southern dude

 

102,756.  America wants the bombing.  They are killing civilians on the street … They supported Saddam for 35 years.  They want to build a military base here, steal our wealth and our oil.  They want to take everything!  ibid.  another dude

 

 

102,843.  In the summer of 1990 eastern Kuwait was shattered by the expansionist plans of the neighbour Iraq.  On August 2nd Saddam Hussein sent 100,000 troops across the border announcing that Kuwait had ceased to exist.  (Iraq & Kuwait & Oil)  Fires of Kuwait, 1992

 

102,844.  ‘This will not stand this aggression against Kuwait.’  (Iraq & Kuwait & Oil)  ibid.  George H W Bush

 

102,845.  The United States led a 32-nation coalition against Iraq in Operation Desert Storm.  (Iraq & Kuwait & Oil)  ibid.

 

102,846.  Saddam ordered the detonation of almost 700 oil wells.  (Iraq & Kuwait & Oil & Fire)  ibid.

 

 

103,565.  This is the Gulf War re-enactment club.  Spitting Image s12e4, Saddam to Weapons Inspector, ITV 1992

 

 

104,647.  These images were shot in 2004 in the city centre of Baghdad by a non-professional.  A guerrilla ambush as it occurs almost every single day.  Waging war inside these bullet-proof SUVs these men aren’t in any way armed forces but private security guards – they are in the front line.  They even have their own helicopters.  In Iraq there are 20,000 or so civilians who operate on behalf of private security companies.  (War on Terror & War & Iraq & Army & Military)  Private Armies aka Inside Blackwater: Iraq’s Most Controversial Private Military Contractor, 2007

 

 

106,879.  At a chicken farm in the Iraqi desert they uncovered a treasure trove of documents … The Iraqi secret service received an offer from Khan’s network.  (Nuclear & Spies & Secrets & Weapons & Bomb & Iraq)  Nuclear Secrets V: The Terror Trader, BBC 2007  

 

 

107,644.  The danger to our country is grave.  The danger to our country is growing.  The Iraqi regime possesses biological and chemical weapons; the Iraqi regime is building the facilities necessary to make more biological and biological weapons.  Uncovered: The War on Iraq, Brave New Films 2004, Bush  

 

107,645.  And Rumsfeld said, There aren’t any good targets in Afghanistan and there are lots of good targets in Iraq.  ibid.  Richard Clarke

 

107,646.  There are al Qaeda in Iraq.  ibid.  Rumsfeld

 

107,647.  Saddam Hussein and bin Laden were enemies.  ibid.  Mel Goodman

 

107,648.  US paid $1 million for ‘useless intelligence’ from Chalabi.  ibid.  Washington Post 30th September 2003

 

107,649.  The British government has learned that Saddam Hussein recently sought significant quantities of uranium from Africa.  ibid.  George Bush

 

107,650.  It [Powell at UN] was a masterful performance but none of it was true.  ibid.  Ray McGovern  

 

107,651.  The weapons inspectors were effective.  ibid.  Robert Baer

 

107,652.  The media is culpable for the misleading of the American public.  They bought into the Bush administration’s rhetoric.  ibid.  Scott Ritter

 

107,653.  We found the weapons of mass destruction.  ibid.  George Bush

 

107,654.  There are a lot of people who lie and get away with it.  (Lie & Iraq)  ibid.  Donald Rumsfeld

 

107,655.  We were all wrong.  ibid.  David Kay

 

 

33,196.  There are over 100,000 private contractors working in Iraq and Kuwait and the surrounding area.  Iraq for Sale: The War Profiteers, Brave New Films, 2006 

 

107,687.  Forty cents out of every dollar Congress controls now goes to contractors.  ibid.

 

107,688.  Civilian clothing … There’s another element involved here in Abu Ghraib.  ibid.  victim     

 

107,689.  Caci Contract $60,000,000: allowed them to do interrogation in Abu Ghraib.  ibid.  caption

 

107,690.  There was so much money over there given away to contractors.  ibid.  witness

 

107,691.  CACI Awarded Prime Contract on $19.25 Billion Multiple-Award Service Program With US Army.  ibid.  CACI press release

 

107,692.  When it comes to defense programs there’s not competition: it’s monopoly and cartel behaviour: it is corrupt, it is corrupting, it is corrosive to our national defense.  ibid.  critic

 

107,693.  The water we showered in every single day was extremely contaminated.  ibid.  US victim of contractor 

 

107,694.  Halliburton is accused of hundreds of millions of dollars in improper charges.  (Iraq & Halliburton)  ibid.  Dan Rather, Inside Story      

 

 

107,971.  Iraq: you had three distinct forms of shock that were all working together and reinforcing each other: you had the shock of the war which was immediately followed by economic shock therapy imposed under Paul Bremer … the shock of enforcement including torture.  (Capitalism & Crisis & Iraq)  The Shock Doctrine, 2009, Naomi Klein

 

107,972.  By July 2007 there were more contractors than soldiers.  (Capitalism & Crisis & Iraq)  ibid.

 

 

109,081.  I threw myself at the Foreign Office.  They could have whatever party of me they wanted.  Gladly.  (Anarchy & Iraq)  Storyville: Accidental Anarchist: Life Without Government, BBC 2017, Carne Ross

 

109,082.  We were the good guys.  Making the world a better place.  (Anarchy & Iraq)  ibid.

 

109,083.  My main responsibility was Iraq and its weapons of mass destruction.  (Anarchy & Iraq)  ibid.

 

109,084.  What sanctions did to the Iraqi people was horrific.  We knew there was suffering.  (Anarchy & Iraq)  ibid.

 

109,085.  Today I feel shame.  (Anarchy & Iraq)  ibid.

 

109,086.  You just felt the drums of war beating.  (Anarchy & Iraq)  ibid.  

 

109,087.  I was looking for political ideals I could believe in … My government was preparing for war.  (Anarchy & Iraq)  ibid.

 

109,088.  But I knew that my government’s real assessment of Iraq’s alleged threat was very different from what our leaders were claiming in public.  (Anarchy & Iraq)  ibid. 

 

 

112,642.  From late 2016 Iraqi troops and their coalition allies fought to take Mosul back from ISIS control.  One film-maker was embedded with an elite Special Forces unit on the frontline of the fighting.  Over nine months it became a brutal battle for survival.  The Fight for Mosul, Channel 4 2017

 

 

118,860.  2003: Following a swift and lethal invasion, American-led forces now occupy Iraq.  One of the most brutal regimes of the 20th century has come to an end.  (Dictator & Totalitarianism & Iraq)  Dictators’ Rulebook s1e2: Saddam Hussein

 

118,861.  Saddam Hussein ruled Iraq with an iron fist for over 30 years.  To maintain power for so long he used fear, intimidation and violence … He believed he was invincible.  (Dictator & Totalitarianism & Iraq)  ibid.

 

118,862.  He becomes an enforcer for the [Ba’ath] Party … a man unafraid of violence.  (Dictator & Totalitarianism & Iraq)  ibid.  

 

118,863.  Just five days after taking office Saddam calls a meeting of the Revolutionary Command Council, Iraq’s secret governing elite … Saddam forces the remaining government officials to personally execute their arrested colleagues.  (Dictator & Totalitarianism & Iraq)  ibid.

 

118,864.  1991: The America-led coalition sets out to make Saddam pay for his invasion of Kuwait.  (Dictator & Totalitarianism & Iraq)  ibid.  

 

118,865.  He is found in a hole in the ground just ten miles from his birthplace.  (Dictator & Totalitarianism & Iraq)  ibid. 

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