iraq 2014

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Christian or not, if you know what’s going on in Iraq right now, and you don’t think it’s right reblog this. Get peoples attention. Don’t just turn your head, this is real life, it’s reality. Children are getting beheaded, Mothers are being raped, Fathers are getting hung. Christians, and many others are dying. What will you do about it? ن

The most effective propaganda is found not in the Sun or on Fox News - but beneath a liberal halo. When the New York Times published claims that Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction, its fake evidence was believed, because it wasn’t Fox News; it was the New York Times. The same is true of the Washington Post and the Guardian, both of which have played a critical role in conditioning their readers to accept a new and dangerous cold war. All three liberal newspapers have misrepresented events in Ukraine as a malign act by Russia - when, in fact, the fascist led coup in Ukraine was the work of the United States, aided by Germany and NATO.
—  John Pilger, ‘War by media and the triumph of propaganda’

IRAQ. Bashur (Southern Kurdistan). Nineveh governorate. Near Zummar. 2014. A Kurdish Peshmerga fighter launches mortar shells towards Zummar, which is controlled by Islamic State militants.

Photograph: Ahmed Jadallah/Reuters

Let’s tick them off: Iran (1980, 1987-1988), Libya (1981, 1986, 1989, 2011), Lebanon (1983), Kuwait (1991), Iraq (1991-2011, 2014-), Somalia (1992-1993, 2007-), Bosnia (1995), Saudi Arabia (1991, 1996), Afghanistan (1998, 2001-), Sudan (1998), Kosovo (1999), Yemen (2000, 2002-), Pakistan (2004-) and now Syria. Whew.

Andrew Bacevisch, as quoted by Glenn Greenwald in “How many Muslim countries has the U.S. bombed or occupied since 1980?”

If you don’t feel like counting, it’s 14 countries.

I am N, I am Human.

To my previous post about families being killed. Many are telling me It’s not just Christians, and they are right. It’s humans in general in Iraq. Humans, Lives, People, Breathing People. To all who have helped me realize this thank you, People are killed everyday for being themselves, believing in whatever they believe and it’s not right. Who ever is being targeted right now in Iraq by “the ISIS” I have been reading about, may they find shelter. May there be help sent. May heads not be turned from this reality. May we all as people come together and find a way for all of this to end. My prayers go out to all in Iraq. 

The United States cannot and should not intervene every time there’s a crisis in the world. But when there’s a situation like the one on this mountain—when countless innocent people are facing a massacre, and when we have the ability to help prevent it—the United States can’t just look away. That’s not who we are. We’re Americans. We act. We lead.
—  President Barack Obama on the situation in Iraq, August 9, 2014

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