GI SPECIAL 4A2:
Against The War: 2
In the week
leading up to the Martin Luther King, Jr. national holiday,
GI Special will lead with statements written by members of
Prisoners Against The War.
by Stanley Howard and five other imprisoned members of the
Military Project at Illinois’ Statesville Prison, Prisoners
Against The War breaks new ground.
been no organization like this in recent American history.
That may be an understatement, since no record of a similar
organization has been found at any point in American
Against The War hopes to inspire other prisoners, both in
civilian and military prisons, to organize their own
chapters, and spread the movement nation-wide.
many prisoners have relatives serving in the armed forces.
Other prisoners are Vietnam Veterans. To the extent allowed
by prison regulations, they circulate GI Special and
Traveling Soldier. They will see these issues of GI
Special, and provide support to family members on the
outside resisting the war.
of social critics have argued that the prisons and armed
forces of a given society express most nakedly the
underlying class nature of the society.
organization bringing together civilian and military
prisoners can open a new window on that reality, not least
by destroying the myth spread by politicians and other
servants of the rich and homicidal that prisoners are mere
things without humanity or redeeming social value.
For how to
contact Prisoners Against The War, see information below. T
Understand It Was The American People Who Came Together And
Ended The Vietnam War (Which Probably Saved My Life)”
I am a
member of Prisoners Against the War, because I want to
be a part of the anti-war movement that’s making a stand
to end this war. I want to be apart of this because I
understand it was the American people who came together
and ended the Vietnam war (which probably saved my
life), and hopefully, we can and we will end this war to
save many others like mine was saved.
Reg. # A 63335
P0 Box 112
Joliet, IL 60434
at the war in Iraq and Afghanistan
I saw the
story about Cindy Sheehan, the President of the Gold Star
Families for Peace on the news and in the newspapers, and
Brother Stanley Howard shares his Traveling Soldiers and GI
Specials with me (and many other prisoners). So I’m always
getting a full update on what’ s going on concerning the
Cindy Sheehan is a strong
woman and I sincerely feel and understand what she is going
through for answers and the truth.
This war is wrong, illegal and
unjust, but we all are beginning to learn that that’s how
the Bush administration does business. He imposed deep
budget cuts in domestic spending to fund this war, and
communities across the country had to close youth centers,
curtail neighborhoods’ revitalization programs, medicare,
and many other much needed programs for the poor.
Americans are losing life and
limbs while Bush’s friends are getting rich and richer
because of it, and Cindy Sheehan have a right to meet with
him a thousand times if she choose to: she (and many others)
paid a huge price for the war.
49 years old and remember the Vietnam war very clearly,
because many of my child hood friends and older guys from
the community went and some died in that senseless war. And
if the war didn’t end when it did, I would have been forced
to go also.
My cousin died in Vietnam, and
I remember looking at the medals he earned in a case that
they gave to my aunt. So I understand, love and respect our
troops that died and is still fighting to survive in the
Iraq and Afghanistan war.
My only son
is 18 years old and is on his way to college, and I have
been telling him to stand for something so that he won’t
just fall for anything.
though it would be his final decision to make if he were to
decide on whether or not to enlist for military services,
but I will do my best to make sure his decision would be not
I am a
member of Prisoners Against the War, because I want to
be a part of the anti-war movement that’s making a stand
to end this war.
to be apart of this because I understand it was the
American people who came together and ended the Vietnam
war (which probably saved my life), and hopefully, we
can and we will end this war to save many others like
mine was saved.
prayers and support is with the anti-war movement -- and
I vow to do what I can to help in the movement.
Have Any Ideas Of What I Can Do To Help, Please Write And
Let Me Know: Put Me To Work”
PEACE (Not War)
My name is Delandis Adams and
I’m an innocent man in prison, but that’s not why I come to
you all today; it’s my badge of shame that the criminal
justice system used lies to get me here, which brings me to
the similarities we have.
President George W. Bush lied
to the American people and it ignited a war where lives are
being taken. I was lied on and my life was took in another
form, and for that reason I sympathize with the families
who’ve lost their loved ones and for the families who have
loved ones still in harms way.
When September 11, 2001,
shattered our world as we know it, I knew grim days were
ahead. It’s imperative that you guys keep the pressure on
(non-violently of course), and also educate you guys are the
Taxpayers/Voters, you guys must push the agenda. Casey
Sheehan’s mom, Cindy, has a lot of momentum and I support
her and all the Freedom and Peace Fighters.
Cindy Sheehan is a drum-major
for peace and she represents the feelings and position of
the American people against this war, and I am deeply
inspired by her and the entire anti-war movement. I know
she wanted to stay low key, but the call for peace is so
strong and much bigger than a meeting with President Bush,
especially with the death toll is nearly 2000.
incarcerated and my resources are very limited, but I write
voraciously and will do everything within my power to assist
in the anti-war movement (even by writing to newspapers,
T.V. and radio stations). And if you have any ideas of what
I can do to help, please write and let me know: put me to
you guys for your upright, independent pursuit for peace for
my American brothers and sisters that’s still in harms way,
and I don’t care if they’re Black, White or Candy Stripe,
they all are apart of my extended family. God Bless All of
You!!! LOVE (Not War)
P.O. Box 112
Joliet, IL 60434
Prisoners Against The War:
who wish to communicate with Prisoners Against The War may
Prisoners Against The War
or Martin Smith,
PO Box 121
Champaign, IL 61824
ILLINOIS PRISON REGULATIONS FORBID INMATES FROM RECEIVING
ANY MAIL FROM ANY OTHER PRISONERS ANYWHERE.
Martin Smith is not allowed to
forward your letter to the prison. He is allowed to
summarize the contents in his own letters.
If your prison also has rules
forbidding mail from another prisoner to be sent to you, the
reply will also be summarized by Martin Smith, and sent to
in prison at this time may write directly to Prisoners
Against The War. NOTE WELL: Nothing whatever may be
enclosed in your mail other than your written or typed
letter: no money or other objects may be sent.
Three Years For Having A Cell Phone
October 2005 Prison Legal
Pennsylvania: On September 23,2005, James Brown, 49, was
sentenced to 12 to 36 months in state prison for possessing
a cell phone in the Northampton county jail. Brown had
pleaded guilty to the charge of possession of a
telecommunications device by an inmate.
Americans In Prison Barbarism
October 2005 Prison Legal
The nation continues with its unenviable record of the
deadliest prisons in the Americas.
October 4, 2005, 314 prisoners had been murdered in the
nation’s 32 prisons which hold 20,000 prisons and 517 had
been seriously injured. In 2004 327 prisoners were killed
and 655 seriously injured.
Near Tal Afar:
January 8, 2006 MNF Release
Iraq – A coalition helicopter crashed in a sparsely
populated area 12 kilometers east of Tal Afar shortly before
midnight killing the passengers and crew.
The UH-60 Blackhawk flying in
support of Task Force Band of Brothers was part of a
two-ship flight moving between bases in northern Iraq when
communications were lost with the aircraft. Flight records
indicate that eight passengers and four crew members were
manifested for the flight.
An immediate search and rescue
operation was launched from nearby military installations.
The aircraft was located at approximately noon local time.
Marines Killed In Fallujah
01/08/06 MNF A060108a
FALLUJAH , Iraq: Three Marines assigned to Regimental Combat
Team 8, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force
(Forward), were killed by small-arms fire in separate
attacks while conducting combat operations against the enemy
in Fallujah Jan 8.
Killed By IED Near Al Karmah
01/08/06 MNF Release A060108b
FALLUJAH , Iraq: A Marine assigned to the 2nd Marine
Logistics Group, II Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward),
was killed in action when his vehicle was attacked with an
improvised explosive device while conducting combat
operations against the enemy near Al Karmah Jan 7.
Killed By IED Near Ferris
01/08/06 MNF Release A060108c
FALLUJAH , Iraq: A Marine assigned to Regimental Combat
Team 8, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force
(Forward), was killed in action when his vehicle was
attacked with an improvised explosive device while
conducting combat operations against the enemy near Ferris,
Wounded In Bombing
January 6th, 2006 KSL
Two members of the Utah
National Guard were wounded in a suicide bomb attack in
Specialists Rick McClary and
Braxton McCoy, both from the 222nd Field Artillery unit in
Ramadi, were hit yesterday.
McClary, from St. George,
sustained shrapnel wounds. McCoy, from Scipio, had both legs
broken. Both are in serious but stable condition and will be
treated at a military hospital in Germany.
Injured In Explosion
January 8, 2006 By ANDREW
SCHOTZ, The Herald-Mail Company
The bomb that exploded near
Maryland National Guard Sgt. Randy Divel's vehicle in Iraq
on Christmas Eve burned about 40 percent of his body, mostly
on his right side, his sister, Dianna Divel Mehaffie, said
Divel, a 1987 graduate of
Clear Spring High School, had his first skin graft operation
on Dec. 28 and is scheduled to have his second on Monday.
Mehaffie said her brother -
who is recovering at Brooke Army Medical Center in San
Antonio - was at first listed in critical condition, but has
Divel, 36, of Middletown, was
one of three Maryland National Guard soldiers injured when
the bomb - an improvised explosive device - detonated near
them. Mehaffie said the soldiers had delivered supplies to
Baghdad and were traveling away from the city when the
Divel's father, Leroy Divel,
got the phone call about his son's injury on Christmas Eve,
after other relatives had left, Mehaffie said.
Divel, who works for Volvo
Powertrain, was attached to the 243rd Engineer Company,
He was sent to Iraq in August
2005 and was scheduled to come home a year later - then
retire in November, after 20 years, she said.
Mehaffie said Divel enlisted
in the Maryland National Guard in 1986, during his senior
year in high school.
of this shit, which way out?”
Not Walk, To The Nearest Exit]
US soldiers walk away from a
burning gas pipeline bombed by insurgents Jan. 5, 2006,
outside of Kirkuk. (AP Photo/Yahya Ahmed)
TRUTH? CHECK OUT TRAVELING SOLDIER
the truth - about the occupation or the criminals
running the government in Washington - is the first
reason for Traveling Soldier. But we want to do more
than tell the truth; we want to report on the resistance
- whether it's in the streets of Baghdad, New York, or
inside the armed forces. Our goal is for Traveling
Soldier to become the thread that ties working-class
people inside the armed services together. We want this
newsletter to be a weapon to help you organize
resistance within the armed forces. If you like what
you've read, we hope that you'll join with us in
building a network of active duty organizers.
with Iraq War vets in the call to end the occupation and
bring our troops home now! (www.ivaw.net)
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Whether in Iraq or stuck on a base in the USA, this is
extra important for your service friend, too often cut
off from access to encouraging news of growing
resistance to the war, at home and inside the armed
Send requests to address up top.
Notes From A Lost War:
Troops Build Wall Of Sand In Iraq”
It “Operation Verdun”!!]
A bulldozer pushes sand to
form a wall surrounding the city of Siniyah, Jan. 7, 2006.
(AP Photo/Ryan Lenz)
believe it: a media headline that really tells the truth
about the war in Iraq. The whole war is nothing but a
hopeless, deadly effort to build “a wall of sand.”
first the reporter says it’s an effort to “trap insurgents”
hiding in the town. Then the Major says it’s an effort to
keep insurgents out of the town. What magnificent
blind stupidity is hardly a surprise. It’s the kind of
twisted, lunatic logic that is inevitable when command can’t
face the facts of the war: the Iraqis are the insurgents, by
the millions, whether in town, out of town, or taking a tea
break 100 miles away. To admit that would destroy the whole
pack of lies about why U.S. troops have been sent there to
RYAN LENZ, Associated Press
Sat Jan 7, 1:50 PM ET
Iraq - Villagers watched from rooftops as U.S. military
bulldozers heaved a wall of sand into snaking lines around
their homes Saturday in an attempt to trap insurgents
believed to be hiding among them.
The drastic tactic in Siniyah
came after weeks of increasingly bold insurgent attacks,
including almost daily roadside bombs targeting 101st
Airborne Division soldiers patrolling the village, 155 miles
north of Baghdad.
"This is not in any of the
courses they teach in the Army," said Maj. Shawn Daniel, who
oversees operations for the 3rd Brigade's 33rd Cavalry
"But if bad
people are coming to Siniyah to attack coalition forces,
let's catch them at the gate."
Spanning six miles and broken
by watchtowers to be manned by Iraqi security forces, the
10-foot tall crude barrier is
the Army's latest tool to rout out insurgents.
Construction was expected to
last several days. Once complete, all vehicles leaving or
entering the village will be stopped as soldiers look for
known insurgents, bomb-making materials and illegal weapons.
"Operation Verdun," after a famous World War I battle,
the 3rd Brigade decided to blockade the village after
determining it had become a staging point for insurgents
to plan and execute their attacks.
somebody either has a ghoulish sense of humor, or is a
resistance infiltrator. Why not “Operation Stalingrad” or
“Operation Dien Bien Phu” or maybe “Operation Yorktown”? As
for Verdun, check this out:
casualties during the battle were estimated at 550,000 with
German losses set at 434,000, half of the total being
fatalities. The only real effect of the battle was the
irrevocable wounding of both armies. No tactical or
strategic advantage had been gained by either side.”
The village of a few thousand
people in the volatile so-called Sunni triangle is less than
a mile from a former Iraqi airfield that coalition forces
named Forward Operating Base Summerall, now home to units
from the 3rd Brigade.
of “a few thousand people” takes all this to hold down!
That only lives another few million Iraqis to worry about.
A U.S. force of about 900,000 might actually make some
bombs have hit convoys and patrols around Siniyah at a rate
of about one every two days since early December, officials
Two soldiers from the 3rd
Brigade, also known as the "Rakkasans," died last Sunday in
roadside explosions outside Siniyah.
attacks also have become increasingly familiar inside the
Summerall base, often falling just after sunset or before
sunrise when locals know soldiers congregate in large
numbers to eat.
One soldier died last month
during an early morning mortar attack.
Insurgents also have attacked
tanker trucks from the Beiji oil refinery, one of the
largest in Iraq, about five miles outside Summerall.
purpose in Siniyah "is to separate insurgents from the
population," said Capt. Christopher Judge, of Milford, N.H.,
as he oversaw construction on Friday. "We're trying to make
it very difficult for them to enter and leave." [This is
not a satire. He’s just utterly clueless.]
The Army has seen the success
that restricting access to Iraqi cities can bring.
following brilliant observation isn’t a satire either. The
reporter puts out this silly lying bullshit
casualty reports had already come in from the resistance
offensive against U.S. troops in Falluja 24 hours ago,
including five dead in two days. As for Samarra, check out
the photos at the end of the article.]
Similar "walls" built around Fallujah and Samarra in recent
months have quelled restive insurgent cells.
Army commanders in Samarra said the number of
attacks dropped drastically after an 11-mile barrier was
built around the city.
Reaction to the wall has been
mixed among villagers in Siniyah.
chief supported the idea when U.S. Army officials met with
him last week, as did Iraqi army officers and sheiks who
asked for help in stopping insurgents from using their
imam at the village mosque compared the constant watch
envisaged under the new plan to a concentration camp.
The U.S. Army told the village
of the operation just hours before it began and planned to
broadcast Arabic messages over loudspeakers until the wall
officials acknowledge insurgents could safely leave in the
meantime and seek refuge elsewhere. [What for? They’re
doing just fine, even getting some laughs watching U.S.
command obsessed with building its “a wall of sand.”]
But that risk was worth
taking, said Judge, a commander in the division's 187th
Infantry Regiment whose company frequently patrols Siniyah.
insurgents in Iraq hide in villages throughout the
countryside and can disappear easily. But if they are
moving, they are losing, he said.
it, send this officer to West Point so he can teach others
his brilliant new discovery. Forces resisting an occupation
by a foreign army lose if they maneuver and exercise
mobility, and are winning if they stand around waiting to be
thought, assign him to Rumsfeld’s personal staff. He’d fit
right in with the rest of the murderous clowns that can’t
find their feet with both hands and a flashlight.]
HAVE A NICE
soldiers from the 101st Airborne Division inspect the site
of a car bomb in Samara, Iraq Friday, Dec. 2, 2005.
(AP Photo/Hameed Rasheed)
burning lorry after it was caught in a roadside bomb just
north of Samarra The lorry carrying supplies for a US
military base was struck as it drove by killing one person.
Such lorries supplying the occupation forces are frequently
attacked. (AFP/Dia Hamid)
Invites Contact With Taliban Head:
Demands U.S. Occupation Stop Harassing And Slaughtering
PB who sent this in. He writes: Negotiating with the Iraqi
and Afghan resistance are not signs of imperial health.]
1.8.06 By DANIEL COONEY,
Associated Press Writer
President Hamid Karzai said
Sunday that a few hundred Taliban fighters have reconciled
with the government and suggested militant leader Mullah
Omar should "get in touch" if he wanted to talk peace.
context of escalating violence, including suicide attacks,
the remarks by Karzai in an interview with The Associated
Press were seen as a significant softening of the
government's previous policy of not negotiating with top
leaders of the hard-line militia.
The Taliban leader has a $10
million U.S. bounty on his head and is believed to be
leading holdouts in a rebellion that left about 1,600 people
dead last year, the most since 2001.
Karzai said NATO-led troops taking over security in southern
Afghanistan must not use aggressive tactics, including air
strikes or searches of people's homes, without government
"We do not
want bombing of our villages. We do not want searches of
our homes," Karzai said. "We don't want our civilians
Update On Spc. Mack:
To: GI Special
Sent: December 31, 2005 8:00
Subject: ArchAngel Reports
reporting an update on Spc. Jennifer Mack (Angel 10).
to the information given, Spc. Mack has been reassigned to a
different company like she had requested because of not only
medical reasons but also because of her now former 1stSgt
whom was harassing her and others as well.
to her she is in a better company and is receiving the
medical treatment that she asked for.
have been reports that the 1stSgt has ordered her comrades
to not contact her in any way. She said she is
concentrating on her medical issues and will keep in touch
if any new developments come up.
"Thank you ArchAngel for your help"
Reports VA Claim Problems:
“If You Are
Getting Out With A Medical Discharge And With Severance Pay
Be Warned, The DOD Will Steal It Back”
something new that has developed.
remember last year I, Brandie Lampin, was on a crusade to
get my husband returned after being forced into Iraq despite
being medically unfit for service.
know, I won that battle, and my husband returned 4 months
later after being deployed. Since then he was medically
discharged with severance pay and a military disability
rating of 20% on March 1, 2005.
All that was left to do was
file for his VA claim, so that he could carry on with his
me tell you what we did with that severance pay. We used it
as a down payment on a house and figured after the VA made
their decision on his compensation claim we would be able to
cover the payments after the end of the year with money to
spare, but we were wrong.
The claim took from May 18th
to Dec. 16th before they made a decision on what disability
rating he would receive and once again with a surprise he
was given 20%.
the kicker... For those of you whom may not know it yet,
guess what happens to the VA money if you are approved?
don't get a dime of it until the DOD receives the
severance pay back in full that they gave you, my
husband, for your disability.
to some law, a veteran cannot receive both severance pay and
VA disability at the same time and that all DOD severance
pay must be paid back in full.
(pardon the french) BULLSHIT, and take my word for it I will
be seeking a congressional about this.
been rumors of congressionals already in place about this
matter, and well, I plan to make the squeaky wheel
And not to rag on the retired
veterans, but according to the rules a retired veteran can
stop his/her military retirement pay so as to receive
his/her full VA retirement because it is tax free.
A veteran who was discharged
with severance pay gets paid just that one time, no monthly
payments or anything like that, just that one time, but yet
that veteran will not receive his disability until that
severance pay is paid back.
husband and I am sure there are others out there that have
been affected, will have to wait just over 9 years if not
more, before receiving anything.
look at it our way, what all this means is that in a way
we are having to pay for two houses and only own one.
Since we are having to pay this money back to the DOD by
means of my husbands VA compensation, and the fact that
we were financially affected by Hurricane Rita, and yes,
FEMA denied aid to us, we are in the danger zone of
loosing our house along with everything in it, and our
hoping that the taxes that was withheld from that severance
pay would be refunded to us so that we would have been able
to pay it off, but no, we have yet to be refunded that money
that was owed to my husband.
am telling you Soldiers / Troops now: if you are getting
out with a medical discharge and with severance pay be
warned, the DOD will steal it back from you once you
file for your VA compensation and it is approved.
This will be hard to say, but now because of my families
financial hardship, this maybe, my, ArchAngel's final post.
I will try to keep the internet going but from the looks of
it, it won’t be for long.
I would just like to thank GI
Special for posting my articles and for the help it not only
did for me but for others.
fellow brothers and sisters in arms, thank you, stay safe,
come home to your loved ones soon, and God Bless.
Year, and God Bless America
ArchAngel1BL signing out (hopefully not forever)
work of ArchAngel is too valuable to be lost.
given much in time, effort, and out of pocket expenses
to aid troops in trouble, with a particular focus on
medically disabled troops getting shit on by command.
failure of FEMA and DoD to do right by this family is an
outrage, and it’s understood their priority must be
survival. How many times must a Marine veteran and her
soldier husband and family get kicked when they are
down? Yes, they have some beautiful kids too.
permission has been received to do this, but there are
times when action supersedes a request to command,
especially if the request may be denied, in this case
denied by ArchAngel command, so…
If anybody out there is able to help some with ArchAngel
with internet expenses, so the work can keep on, please
write to ArchAngel1BL@aol.com.
to be real clear, this will be a complete surprise to
ArchAngel, and, hopefully, won’t piss off this Marine
vet too much, or I better go dig a deep hole real fast.
Vs. The Staff Sgt.
January 8, 2006 BEIJI, Iraq
U.S. soldiers in the field
were not all supportive of a Pentagon study that found
improved body armor saves lives, with some troops arguing
yesterday that more armor would hinder combat effectiveness.
Second Lt. Josh Suthoff, 23,
of Jefferson City said he already sacrifices enough movement
when he wears the equipment. More armor would only increase
his chances of getting killed, he said.
slap body armor on all you want, but it’s not going to help
anything. When it’s your time, it’s your time," said
Suthoff, a platoon leader in the brigade’s 1st Squadron,
33rd Cavalry Regiment. "I’d go out with less body armor if
soldiers felt unhappy that ceramic plates to protect their
sides and shoulders were available but not offered when they
deployed for Iraq in September.
going to protect a soldier or save his life, they definitely
should have been afforded the opportunity to wear it," said
Staff Sgt. Shaun Benoit, 26, of Conneaut, Ohio. "I want to
know where there was a break in communication."
On This Story By David Honish, North TX Veterans For Peace,
dangerous weapon in the inventory is a 2nd Lt with a map and
Calls Slaughter Of 11 U.S. Troops “An Anomaly”
January 8, 2006 By Will
THE recent surge in violence
is and Iraq is not on the verge of civil war, the top US
commander there said yesterday, after one of the country's
bloodiest days since the fall of Saddam Hussein.
of violence, I think as we've seen, is an anomaly. We see
these spikes periodically," Army General George Casey said.
deaths on Thursday made it the deadliest day for US troops
in Iraq since December 1, taking US fatalities since the
start of the war in March, 2003, to 2193.
July 4, 1776: Speaking for His Majesty’s government, the top
British commander in Boston said “This level of violence, I
think as we’ve seen, is an anomaly. We see these spikes
periodically.” Washington DC: January 31, 1968: President
Lyndon Johnson told Americans today not to be overly
concerned about the “Tet Offensive” in Vietnam. “This level
of violence, I think as we’ve seen, is an anomaly. We see
these spikes periodically.”]
THIS IS HOW
BUSH BRINGS THE TROOPS HOME:
ALL HOME NOW, ALIVE
Maribel Luzcando, mother of
Army Chief Warrant Officer Two, Isaias Santos Luzcando, at
his burial, in Corozal, Panama City, Panama, Jan. 6, 2006.
Isaias joined the US Army in 1995. (AP Photo/Tito Herrera)
Pendleton Marines Deployed To Bush’s Imperial Killing Ground
For 3rd Time
January 7, 2006 NBC Sandiego
CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. --
Hundreds of San Diego County-based U.S. Marines and sailors
began a seven-month deployment Saturday.
The personnel, members of the
3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment at Camp Pendleton, bid
farewell to family and friends Saturday morning in
preparation for their latest tour of duty in Al Anbar
Province, USMC authorities said.
activation, which will occur over several days, will be the
battalion's third deployment to Iraq since 2003.
A police patrol car after a
bombing attack in Baghdad January 7, 2006. The attack took
place in the city's New Baghdad district. REUTERS/Thaier
Jan 7, 2006 (Reuters) & UPI &
Deutsche Presse-Agentur & 1.8.06 Star Tribune & CNN &
bomb damaged a main pipeline carrying oil from the country's
largest refinery in Baiji to the northern Iraqi city of
Kirkuk, Kirkuk's police chief said.
ministry sources said a bomber blew himself up earlier in
the day targeting an Iraqi police checkpoint in Baghdad,
injuring six policemen.
The bomb went off in southeast
Baghdad's al-Jadida neighborhood, authorities said, about
10:15 a.m. ( 2:15 a.m. ET).
A car bomb
hit a passing Iraqi army patrol in southeast Baghdad on
Saturday, wounding four soldiers and two civilians, police
They said the attack took
place in the city's New Baghdad district. No further
information was immediately available.
assassinated a member of former Prime Minster Ayad Allawi's
secular Shiite Iraqi National List in Baghdad, police 1st
Lt. Mohammed Kheyoun said.
killed a policeman in western Baghdad,
Capt. Qassim Hussein said.
Unidentified guerrillas attacked police patrols in western
Baghdad on Sunday, killing one policeman and wounding 13
others, an Interior Ministry source told
"Armed men attacked police
patrols at about 11:00 a.m. (0800GMT) at the al-Adel
intersection, killing a policeman and wounding 13 others,"
the source said on condition of anonymity.
vehicle was destroyed and another badly damaged in the
fierce clashes as the police fired back at the attackers,
the source added.
A car bomb
struck a convoy of security officials in southern Baghdad on
Sunday, killing two of them and wounding five others, an
Interior Ministry source told Xinhua.
"A suicide bomber rammed his
explosive-laden vehicle into a convoy carrying employees of
the Iraqi national security advisor's office and blew it up
near the Um al-Tuboul mosque," the source said on condition
soldiers were killed when guerrillas threw a hand grenade at
their vehicle in the centre of Fallujah,
according to hospital sources.
northeast of Baghdad, guerrillas attacked a police patrol on
Saturday, injuring six policemen, the
DON’T LIKE THE RESISTANCE
senior Oil Ministry official is seen in a morgue after he
was killed in Baghdad January 4, 2006. Guerrillas killed
the collaborator official in an attack on his car in western
Baghdad. The driver was wounded. REUTERS/Ceerwan
A truck carrying fuel burns
after an attack by insurgents north of Baghdad January 4,
2006. (Sabah Albazee/Reuters)
US soldier searches a house in Baghdad, Iraq, June 4, 2003.
(AP Photo/Saurabh Das)
fair. Let’s bring 150,000 Iraqis over here to the USA.
They can kill people at checkpoints, bust into their houses
with force and violence, overthrow the government, put a new
one in office they like better and call it “sovereign” and
“detain” anybody who doesn’t like it in some prison without
any changes being filed against them, or any trial.]
Iraqis are sure a bunch of backward primitives. They
actually resent this help, have the absurd notion that it’s
bad their country is occupied by a foreign military
dictatorship, and consider it their patriotic duty to fight
and kill the soldiers sent to grab their country. What a
bunch of silly people. How fortunate they are to live under
a military dictatorship run by George Bush. Why, how could
anybody not love that? You’d want that in your home town,
OCCUPATION ISN’T LIBERATION
ALL THE TROOPS HOME NOW!
Military Dictatorship Is So Happy To Guarantee Your Freedom
Marines from Battalion Landing Team 1st Bn., 2nd Marines
remove an anti-U.S. banner found during
Operation Moon River, in Kubaysah, Al Anbar province
December 31, 2005. REUTERS/Gunnery Sgt. Keith A.
A Palestinian boy takes part
in a celebration after Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's
sudden collapse, in Rafah refugee camp, southern Gaza Strip
January 5, 2006. (Ibraheem Abu Mustafa/Reuters)
out what life is like under a murderous military occupation
by a foreign power, go to:
www.rafahtoday.org The foreign army is Israeli; the
occupied nation is Palestine.]
POLITICIANS AT WORK
Maniac Detained After Infiltrating Kansas Army Base:
2007: Shortly after this picture was taken, former Vice
President R. Cheney was placed under arrest by soldiers
under the command of Staff Sgt. Kevin Benderman, acting on
the instructions of the newly elected Ft. Leavenworth
soldier’s council. He will be transported to Washington DC,
and held for trail on charges of high treason. Initial
reports from Washington indicate that his jury will be
composed of relatives of troops killed during the Iraq War.
A press officer for Cheney’s’ legal team said a plea of not
guilty by reason of insanity is being weighed, using the
above photo as evidence. (AP Photo/Ed
08 January 2005 By Frank Rich,
The New York Times [Excerpt]
weeks before The New York Times published its scoop about
our government's extralegal wiretapping, the cable network
Showtime blew the whole top-secret shebang. In its
mini-series "Sleeper Cell," about Islamic fundamentalist
terrorists in Los Angeles, the cell's ringleader berates an
underling for chatting about an impending operation during a
phone conversation with an uncle in Egypt. "We can only pray
that the N.S.A. is not listening," the leader yells at the
miscreant, who is then stoned for his blabbing.
fictional terrorists concocted by Hollywood can figure out
that the National Security Agency is listening to their
every call, guess what? Real-life terrorists know this,
So when a
hyperventilating President Bush rants that the exposure of
his warrant-free wiretapping in a newspaper is shameful and
puts "our citizens at risk" by revealing our espionage
playbook, you have to wonder what he is really trying to
[Thanks to Phil G, who sent this in.]
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To Help The US Troops In Iraq”
To: GI Special
Sent: Thursday, December 29,
2005 4:06 AM
Subject: Some extra help
coming in ;)
I promised to help the US
troops in Iraq.
that as wide circulation as possible would do the job, I
wrote the piece 'Iraq: Send in Kevin! Britney Spears, the
'Toxic' star of Depleted Uranium' (cf.
http://www.uruknet.info/?p=m19057&l=i&size=1&hd=0), which is
already after six hours no 3 in the Britney Spears google
As B.S. is
world's most googled/yahoo'ed person, the situation of the
US troops is now getting the attention it truly deserves :)
Happy new year!
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