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Category: Human Rights Around the World :: Iraq
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Biden Has Defended US Allies’ Use of Lethal Force Against Civilians 4.11.2019 Truthout.com
Joe Biden points while speaking into a microphone
What human rights groups condemn as war crimes, Biden calls "legitimate self-defense."
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How religious extremism gives narcissists ‘the illusion they are speaking for God’ 4.11.2019 Raw Story
The death of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is being hailed as a major victory in the war on terror. But al-Baghdadi and ISIS fit a pattern known as “the toxic triangle” — destructive leaders, susceptible followers, and conducive environments — that can explain how tyrannical leaders with personality disorders come to power and maintain it. Personality […]
Donald Trump and Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi: ‘Disordered Minds’ who think alike 2.11.2019 Raw Story
The death of Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is being hailed as a major victory in the war on terror. But al-Baghdadi and ISIS fit a pattern known as “the toxic triangle” — destructive leaders, susceptible followers, and conducive environments — that can explain how tyrannical leaders with personality disorders come to power and maintain it. Personality […]
With Turkey’s Invasion, Trump Helped Create Humanitarian Catastrophe 2.11.2019 Truthout.com
Democrats must not push the false narrative that the U.S. must keep troops in the Middle East for humanitarian ...
Camp Bucca, Abu Ghraib and the Rise of Extremism in Iraq 29.10.2019 Truthout.com
Video stills (cropped) of Abu Bakr al-Bagdhadi and of a soldier torturing a prisoner at Abu Ghraib
We must question how conditions inside U.S. military camps in Iraq led to the extremism of ISIS.
As Modi hobnobs with Kissinger and other war criminals, Ilhan Omar and Pramila Jayapal criticize US support for Indian regime 23.10.2019 Raw Story
 “At what point do we no longer share values with India? Are we waiting for the Muslims in Assam to be put in those camps?” As Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi rubbed shoulders with Henry Kissinger and other former world leaders in India on Tuesday, Reps. Pramila Jayapal and Ilhan Omar questioned State Department officials […]
Syria Kurds defend key town as Turkey ignores US 15.10.2019 Raw Story
Kurdish forces held out in a key border town Tuesday seven days into a deadly Turkish invasion of northeastern Syria that has caused mass displacement and reshaped the political map. The United States slapped sanctions on its NATO ally in a bid to stop an assault that its own troop withdrawal from the area triggered […]
Turkey claims to have captured a key Syrian border town 13.10.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Heading into a fourth day of military attacks on northern Syria, Turkish officials say forces have captured Ras al-Ayn and several surrounding villages. But reports indicate fighting continues.
Turkey launches military assault on America’s Kurdish allies after Trump orders pullback of US troops 9.10.2019 Raw Story
Turkey launched an assault on Kurdish positions in northern Syria on Wednesday with air strikes and explosions reported near the border. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced the start of the attack on Twitter, labelling it “Operation Peace Spring”. Moments later, a cloud of white smoke rose over the Ras al-Ain border area, an AFP correspondent […]
Newsletter: The consequences of Trump's Syria plan 8.10.2019 L.A. Times - World News

Here are the stories you shouldn't miss today: TOP STORIES The Consequences of Trump's Syria Plan Senior U.S. officials say President Trump's decision to pull remaining U.S. troops back from northeastern Syria could allow a resurgence of the Islamic State terrorist group and destabilize the region.

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Why are Syria's Kurds accusing the U.S. of betrayal? 8.10.2019 L.A. Times - World News

They helped fight Islamic State. Without the U.S., they are vulnerable to attack by Turkey.

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US forces start Syria border pullback, alarming Kurds 7.10.2019 Raw Story
US forces in Syria started pulling back Monday from Turkish border areas, opening the way for Ankara’s threatened military invasion and heightening fears of a jihadist resurgence. The withdrawal from key positions along Syria’s northern border came after the White House said it would step aside to allow for a Turkish operation President Recep Tayyip […]
A year later, Jamal Khashoggi's killing has taught regional governments the wrong lessons 6.10.2019 L.A. Times - World News

Far from being a wake-up call, the gruesome murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi just over a year ago appears to have instilled a negative lesson — that stifling dissent, even in a lurid fashion, can have limited consequences.

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‘Resistance’ liberals love the FBI and CIA — but history says they don’t love you back 22.9.2019 Raw Story
A freaky moment recently transpired on television. In a nonfiction adaptation of “American Horror Story,” Bill Maher, nominally a member of the liberal “Resistance,” led his audience and guests in applauding and paying tribute to the FBI and CIA. To her credit, panelist (and rival talk-show host) Krystal Ball remained stoic, refusing to bring her […]
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Trump supporters do not accept ambiguity — everything must be simple and extreme: Creator of Stanford Prison Experiment 12.9.2019 Raw Story
Thousands of migrant and refugee children have still not been reunited with their families. Many may never be returned to their parents. Children being held in Donald Trump’s concentration camps and other detention centers have been sexually assaulted by staff members. A new lawsuit against the Trump administration alleges that Trump’s ICE and Border Patrol […]
What is more Western than democracy and concentration camps? 9.9.2019 Raw Story
The West appears, suddenly, devoid of its greatest virtues, constructed century after century, preoccupied now only with reproducing its own defects and with copying the defects of others, such as authoritarianism and the preemptive persecution of innocents. Virtues like tolerance and self-criticism have never been a weakness, as some now pretend, but quite the opposite: […]
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No deal yet in latest Afghanistan talks, but Trump planning big cuts in U.S. presence 14.8.2019 L.A. Times - World News

Another round of U.S. talks with the Taliban ends, apparently without a deal on declaring a cease-fire or other objectives.

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The Tulsi Gabbard Bashar al-Assad Controversy Explained 1.8.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Hawaii Representative and presidential hopeful Tulsi Gabbard has long opposed U.S.-sponsored regime change, but her opponents keep focusing on a fateful 2017 meeting in Syria.
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Head of UN investigators calls for an Islamic State ‘Nuremberg’ 29.7.2019 Raw Story
The head of the UN special probe into Islamic State group crimes has called for trials like those at Nuremberg of Nazi leaders to ensure the jihadists’ victims are heard and their ideology “debunked”. For a year, British lawyer Karim Khan has travelled around Iraq with a team of almost 80 people to gather evidence […]
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Investigative reporter Seymour Hersh: The world is ‘run by ignoramuses, wackos and psychotics’ 23.7.2019 Raw Story
Seymour Hersh is one of America’s greatest investigative reporters. Over his career of more than 50 years, he has covered many of the most important stories of that period. He helped expose the My Lai massacre during the Vietnam War, in which hundreds of unarmed Vietnamese civilians were killed by American soldiers. Writing for the […]
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