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10 Dec

United States Wars, News and Casualties

United States Wars, News and Casualties

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The War Criminals

The war criminals of the Bush regime lied and fabricated evidence to go to war.

Bush,Cheney,Rice,Rumsfeld, Wolfowitz, and Powell are war criminals and today they are enjoying freedom.

The thousands dead, the region in chaos, the creation of Islamic State and the trillions of dollars cost and for what? The worst of all is that they were so desperate for war that they had no plans for peace.

So where are the protests and demonstrations today in the US to bring Bush, Chaney, Wolfowitz, Rice, Powell andRumsfeld to Justice? There are none. There has been none. And now the US people ask – why do we have so many enemies and why do peoples from other cultures hate us?


We condemned children to death, some after many days of writhing in pain on bloodstained mats, without pain relievers. Some died quickly, wasted by missing arms and legs, crushed heads. As the fluids ran out of their bodies, they appeared like withered, spoiled fruits. They could have lived, certainly should have lived – and laughed and danced, and run and played- but instead they were brutally murdered. Yes, murdered!

The war ended for those children, but it has never ended for survivors who carry memories of them. Likewise, the effects of the U.S. bombings continue, immeasurably and indefensibly.

The McGlynn

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War News

IRAQ BODY COUNT>>

This data is based on 51,544 database entries from the beginning of the war to 28 Feb 2017, and on monthly preliminary data from that date onwards. Preliminary data is shown in grey when applicable, and is based on approximate daily totals in the Recent Events section prior to full analysis. The full analysis extracts details such as the names or demographic details of individuals killed, the weapons that killed them and location amongst other details. The current range contains 36,537–38,380 deaths (20%–19%, a portion which may rise or fall over time) based on single-sourced reports.

Graphs are based on the higher number in our totals. Gaps in recording and reporting suggest that even our highest totals to date may be missing many civilian deaths from violence.

Total Dollar Cost of War>>

Cost of War in Iraq>>

Cost of War in Afghanistan>>

Cost of Military Action Against ISIS>>

BBC: Trump’s Jerusalem move: Arab allies attack decision

 PBS NewsHour

While Arab and Muslim leaders are warning of disaster, Israeli leaders are hailing President Trump’s major policy shift on Israel. In a long anticipated move, the president officially recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and announced his intent to move the embassy from Tel Aviv, drawing condemnation from world leaders. John Yang reports.

Arab officials say US President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital risks plunging the Middle East into “violence and chaos”.

The move ended US neutrality on one of the region’s most sensitive issues.

Arab League foreign ministers now say it means the US cannot be relied upon as a broker of Middle East peace.

The statement by 22 countries, including close US allies, comes after a third day of violence and protests in the West Bank and Gaza Strip.

Israel has always regarded Jerusalem as its capital, while the Palestinians claim East Jerusalem – occupied by Israel in the 1967 war – as the capital of a future Palestinian state.

For Mr Trump the decision fulfils a campaign promise and he has said it was “nothing more or less than a recognition of reality”.

But he has faced fierce criticism for the decision.

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NYT: Macron Steps Into Middle East Role as U.S. Retreats

PARIS — A year ago, no one would have envisioned President Emmanuel Macron of France as the public face of Western diplomacy in the Middle East. But that is not the case anymore.

President Trump’s decision this past week to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, his anti-Muslim tweets and his State Department staffing cuts have signaled to many a retreat of American diplomacy.

That has made room for those who want to expand their presence on the world stage, Mr. Macron among them. He has quickly embraced a more visible role in the Middle East, especially as Britain and Germany have become more deeply preoccupied with domestic politics.

Mr. Macron called Mr. Trump two days ahead of the American president’s recognition of Jerusalem to tell him that France was “troubled” by the move.

He personally intervened in November to stabilize Lebanon when the country’s prime minister resigned and many believed Saudi Arabia was behind it. He weighed in with a plan to halt sub-Saharan migrants before they could reach Libya. Now, Mr. Macron is positioning France to help shape the postwar policy in Syria.

By contrast, the United States has seemed reluctant to engage in policymaking in any detail in Syria, leaving the field open for Russia to play the largest part.

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GUARD: Iraq formally declares end to fight against Islamic State

Iraq has formally declared its fight against Islamic State over after three years of heavy combat. Isis has been driven from all the territory it once held in the country, the prime minister, Haider al-Abadi, announced in Baghdad on Saturday, although surviving militants are widely expected to launch a guerrilla war

Extremist group driven from all Iraqi territory, says prime minister, but surviving militants could launch guerrilla war

Iraq has formally declared its fight against Islamic State over after three years of heavy combat, although surviving militants are widely expected to launch a guerrilla war.

Isis has been driven from all the territory it once held inside Iraq, the prime minister, Haider al-Abadi, announced in Baghdad on Saturday.

At the peak of its military power, the extremist group controlled nearly a third of the country, including Mosul, Iraq’s second-largest city.

The full length of the border between Iraq and Syria, which Isis fighters traversed freely for years, is also now held by Iraqi forces, a top military commander said. “All Iraqi lands are liberated from terrorist Daesh [Isis] gangs and our forces completely control the international Iraqi-Syrian border,” Lt Gen Abdul-Amir Rasheed Yar Allah said.

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AP: The Latest: US congratulates Iraq on end of war against IS

BAGHDAD (AP) — The Latest on developments in Iraq (all times local):

The United States is congratulating Iraq following the prime minister’s announcement that the war against the Islamic State is over.

State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert says the U.S. offers “sincere congratulations to the Iraqi people and to the brave Iraqi Security Forces, many of whom lost their lives heroically fighting ISIS,” in an official statement released Saturday.

The statement adds “the United States joins the Government of Iraq in stressing that Iraq’s liberation does not mean the fight against terrorism, and even against ISIS, in Iraq is over.”

ISIS is an alternative acronym for IS.

Iraqi and coalition officials have stressed that despite the declaration of military victories against the extremists, Iraq continues to be faced with significant security threats.

The Islamic State group has repeatedly returned to their insurgent roots following territorial defeats, targeting Iraqi civilians and infrastructure far from frontline fighting.

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IraqiNews: Seven civilians killed, injured in two bomb blasts, west of Ramadi

Anbar (IraqiNews.com) Seven civilians were killed and wounded in two bomb blasts in west of Ramadi, a security source from Anbar province was quoted saying.

“A bomb from the remnants of Islamic State exploded targeting a vehicle in Heitan village, west of Hit city, 70 kilometers west of Ramadi, leaving four civilians killed,” the source told AlSumaria News.

“Another bomb targeted another vehicle in al-Hesniya region, west of Hit, leaving three civilians wounded,” the source, who asked to remain anonymous, added.

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IraqiNews: Five IS suicide attackers blow themselves up, others arrested in Kirkuk

Kirkuk (IraqiNews.com) Five suicide attackers have blown up themselves after being besieged inside a hideout in Kirkuk, the spokesperson of the paramilitary troops said.

“We had information over presence of Islamic State militants in regions of al-Rashad town, west of Kirkuk, stretching to Hamreen mountains reaching to a region near to Tuz Khurmatu, south of Kirkuk,” Ali al-Husseini, spokesperson for al-Hashd al-Shaabi (Popular Mobilization Forces) in the northern axis, told Alghad Press on Saturday.

Security campaigns, carried out by the troops, “resulted in arresting several militants who were among the sleeper cells, which are based in remote areas,” Husseini added. “Our troops managed to confiscate a hideout for IS, where five suicide bombers were inside. They blew up themselves after besieging them.”

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French ISIS fighters move to Afghanistan after facing defeat in Syria

Several foreign militants affiliated with the Islamic State terror group including French and Algerian nationals have moved to Afghanistan after they were suppress during the operations in Syria and Iraq, it has been reported. Sources privy of the development have told AFP that several French and Algerian IS fighters were seen in nothern Jawzjan province 

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Taliban reacts as Afghan forces bust major treatment facility of the group

The Taliban group reacted as the Afghan officials in Wardak province claims that a major treatment facility of the group was busted by the Afghan security forces in this province. The Taliban group spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid issued a statement and called the claims by Wardak officials a propaganda. Mujahid further added that the clinic was

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Taliban militants blown up by own explosives in Laghman

At least two Taliban insurgents were killed while planting Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) in eastern Laghman province of Afghanistan. According to the 201st Silab Corps of the Afghan army in the East, the incident took place on Friday in the vicinity of Alingar district. The officials further added that the militants were busy planting IEDs

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Pakistan threatens to shoot down US drones

The Pakistani Air Force has threatened to react to any airborne threat including the violation of the Pakistani airspace by the enemy planes or US drones. Chief of Air Staff Air Chief Marshal Sohail Aman has said the violators of Pakistan’s airspace will not be spared — be it an enemy aircraft or a US

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Recent Casualties

Color Denotes Today’s Confirmation

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Soldier who was supporting Operation Inherent Resolve.

Cpl. Todd L. McGurn, of Riverside, California, died Nov. 25, 2017, in Baghdad, Iraq as a result of a non-combat related incident.  He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 6th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, Fort Bliss, Texas. The incident is under investigation.

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The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Freedom’s Sentinel.

Sgt. 1st Class Hughton O. Brown, 43, of Brooklyn, New York died Nov. 14 in Camp Buehring, Kuwait, as a result of a non-combat related incident. He was assigned to the 306th Engineer Company, 411th Engineer Brigade, Farmingdale, New York. The incident is under investigation.

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DOD: The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Inherent Resolve.

Chief Warrant Officer 2 Lee M. Smith, 35, of Arlington, Texas, died Nov. 11 at Camp Taji, Iraq, due to injuries sustained from a non-combat related incident. He was assigned to the 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division, Fort Campbell, KY. The incident is under investigation.

Iraq Coalition Casualties: Military Fatalities By Name>>

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Care for Veterans:

PTSD: National Center for PTSDPTSD Care for Veterans, Military, and FamiliesSee Help for Veterans with PTSD to learn how to enroll for VA health care and get an assessment.

All VA Medical Centers provide PTSD care, as well as many VA clinics.Some VA’s have programs specializing in PTSD treatment. Use the VA PTSD ProgramLocator to find a PTSD program.If you are a war Veteran, find a Vet Center to help with the transition from military to civilian life.

Call the 24/7 Veteran Combat Call Center1-877-WAR-VETS (1-877-927-8387) to talk to another combat Veteran.DoD’s Defense Centers of Excellence (DCoE) 24/7 Outreach Center for Psychological Health & Traumatic Brain Injury provides information and helps locate resources.

Call 1-866-966-1020 or email resources@dcoeoutreach.orgMilitary OneSourceCall 24/7 for counseling and many resources 1-800-342-9647.Need further assistance? Get Help with VA PTSD Care

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