iraq 2014

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. Nineveh governorate. Qayyarah. November 12, 2016. Iraq’s Battle To Reclaim Its Cities. A family flees the fighting in Mosul as oil fields burn.

More than two years after the Islamic State first blitzed across Iraq in 2014, Iraqi security forces are scrambling to evict the militant group from Mosul, its last major stronghold in the country. The campaign has displaced nearly 70,000 Iraqis, and may uproot hundreds of thousands more. With an escalating number of civilians caught up in the battle, some military officials are second-guessing their initial strategy.

General News, Second Prize, Stories at the World Press Photo Contest.

Photograph: Sergey Ponomarev for The New York Times

Iraq winning✌️❤Alhmdulillah ❤

‏(2014/6/10 –2017/6/29)Iraq win , mousal free …. finally after four years of fighting ،the Iraqi Army and alhashad Almuqdas win on isis …. finally the right won on the wrong …. thanks for the martyrs thanks for the wounded … thanks to father’s martyrs … thank to mother’s martyrs …. thanks to wives martyrs …. thanks for orphan’s martyrs. …. thanks to you because you provided to US the amazing, wonderful, photos of sacrifice for the sake of home and honor …

🌸And special thanks for our marjiaa Sayed Ali Alsistani❤❤🌸

The real eid for iraqi
Iraq will never full cuz we are shia of Ali ibn iby Talib(a.s) We derive our strength from our Imam Alhussian Alshahid
And imam Alabbas bin Ali ✌️✌️❤

I want to begin this refugee series with a post from the summer of 2014. This is Muhammad, who I first met last year in Iraqi Kurdistan. At the time, he had just fled the war in Syria and was working as a clerk at my hotel. When war broke out, he’d been studying English Literature at the University of Damascus, so his English was nearly perfect. He agreed to work as my interpreter and we spent several days interviewing refugees who were fleeing the advance of ISIS. As is evident from the quote below, I left Muhammad with the expectation that he’d soon be travelling to the United Kingdom with fake papers. I am retelling the story because I have just now reconnected with Muhammad. He will be working again as my interpreter for the next ten days. But the story he told me of what happened since we last met is tragic. (1/6

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 "The fighting got very bad. When I left Syria to come here, I only had $50. I was almost out of money when I got here. I met a man on the street, who took me home, and gave me food and a place to stay. But I felt so ashamed to be in his home that I spent 11 hours a day looking for jobs, and only came back to sleep. I finally found a job at a hotel. They worked me 12 hours a day, for 7 days a week. They gave me $400 a month. Now I found a new hotel now that is much better. I work 12 hours per day for $600 a month, and I get one day off. In all my free hours, I work at a school as an English teacher. I work 18 hours per day, every day. And I have not spent any of it. I have not bought even a single T-shirt. I’ve saved 13,000 Euro, which is how much I need to buy fake papers. There is a man I know who can get me to Europe for 13,000. I’m leaving next week. I’m going once more to Syria to say goodbye to my family, then I’m going to leave all this behind. I’m going to try to forget it all. And I’m going to finish my education.“ (August 2014 : Erbil, Iraq)

One of my least favorite posts on tumblr is a gifset, of four images.  On the top, the iconic image of the Titanic sinking. On its top left corner, in white against the night sky, it says: “They Tell Us”, and across the bottom, “Never Forget.” Next, emaciated Holocaust victims stare through barbed wire, with the same words. Third, the Twin Towers fall. The same words. On the bottom, lynching victims stand with ropes around their necks. The words: “They tell us: Get over it.”

I hate this post. I hate it because I agree with it. What the OP is saying is a valid, powerful point, but in making it they reveal the insidious, tacit anti-semitism of the American left.

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IRAQ, Fishkhabur : A displaced Iraqi man from the Yazidi community carries his daughter as they cross the Iraqi-Syrian border at the Fishkhabur crossing, in northern Iraq, on August 11, 2014. At least 20,000 civilians, most of whom are from the Yazidi community, who had been besieged by jihadists on a mountain in northern Iraq have safely escaped to Syria and been escorted by Kurdish forces back into Iraq, officials said. The breakthrough coincided with US air raids on Islamic State fighters in the Sinjar area of northwestern Iraq on August 9, and Kurdish forces from Iraq, Syria and Turkey working together to break the siege of Mount Sinjar and rescue the displaced. AFP PHOTO/AHMAD AL-RUBAYE