Iraq after 2003 occupation

Iraq War how and why did it really start?

Published on Mar 23, 2013

On the 10th anniversary of the invasion of Iraq, we look at why the US really when there and in whose interest. Maidhc Ó Cathail explains how Israeli partisans pushed for and created the propaganda and legal pretext for the 2003, invasion of Iraq. Progressive media likes to rant and rave about oil interest and currencies, but when you look at the blame shifters you just find more Israeli partisans.

The arguments for oil fall flat vs reality and require a massive amount of rationalization and omission of facts. The Neocons gave us millions of dead bodies, trillions of wasted dollars, an increase in terrorism, and a total disaster in the Middle East. Don't let them shift the blame on to "oil companies" or "capitalism" this was a war for Israel from top to bottom. See vide

Iraq Ten Years On - RT Documentary

Published on Apr 16, 2013

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The Lessons and Legacy of the Iraq War

Streamed live on Apr 12, 2013

Experts discuss what lessons the military learned during the Iraq war, and how the war in Iraq will influence future policy making.

Media mea culpas and the Iraq war

Published on Mar 30, 2013

The 10th anniversary of the US invasion of Iraq has prompted some to reflect on a decade that began with the fall of a dictator but descended into a maelstrom of deadly violence.

Benefiting from a heavy dose of hindsight the world has been asking "what went wrong?"

Some of the soul-searching has been by the media itself. A handful of journalists have admitted to misjudgements in the run-up to the invasion -- but is owning up to a mistake the same as questioning your culpability? As the US government beat the drums for war, journalists, commentators and TV anchors did more than just report the news they played along, taking dubious intelligence as fact and waving the flag when more of them should have been raising alarm bells.

How can journalists be a check on power if they cannot admit to a collective capitulation of their duty to question? And if the media cannot admit to their failings, whither the next ill-advised military adventure, when the drums sound once again

Iraq - Do the people want Democracy (BBC Doha)

Tim Sebastian is Chairman of The Doha Debates.
Mohammed Al-Douri, former Iraqi Ambassador to the United Nations. Patrick Theoros, former US Ambassador to Qatar. Clare Short, former Secretary for International Development. Abdel Bari Atwan, Editor of Al-Quds Al-Arabi.
The motion:
"Iraq's neighbours do not wish to see a democratic Iraq".

 

James Steele: America's mystery man in Iraq

 

Film investigation about James Steele narrated by Dearbhla Molloy made by Mona Mahmood, Maggie O'Kane and Patrick Farrelly.

A 15-month investigation by the Guardian and BBC Arabic reveals how US colonel James Steele, a veteran of American proxy wars in El Salvador and Nicaragua, played a key role in training and overseeing US-funded special police commandos

who ran a network of torture centres in Iraq. Another special forces veteran, retired Colonel James Coffman, worked with Steele and reported directly to General David Petraeus, who had been sent into Iraq to organise the Iraqi security services.