Thursday, July 31, 2008
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It means in Iraq realizes it cannot stop the insurgency because it is being sponsored by a nation-state of Iran, which has a million man army. It also means that if Iran does not stop them, then Iraq will send insurgents into Iran since international terrorism seems to be a weapon of choice in the Middle East and Iraq is getting sick of having its people and innocent women and children slaughtered.
Should Iraq be allowed to use insurgency and international terrorism to defeat international terrorism? Does an eye for an eye still hold true? These are tough questions to answer, but if you were in the president of Iraq's shoes what would you do? Some tough choices have to be made and it appears they may be in the near future.
Today Iraq is no longer called a unified country.
2 million Iraqis have been forced to take shelter elsewhere as their home have turned to ashes. Equal number of people fled from the country. Countries like Jordan have maximum number of refugees there.
A report says that every one out of three Iraqis needs emergency aid badly, but the war and aggression is so widespread that medical aid is impossible. Iraq is in a state of anarchy. The American chaos has forced people to take bad against US troops as well. Everyday many soldiers get killed in Iraq.
It was not thought to be like this. Do you remember all visions of a democratic Iraq? Politicians had assured us that the combat would be a cakewalk.
Democracy would be enforced in the Iraq. Now, struggling to save their own trustworthiness, they charge the disaster because of poor planning and management.
Iraq was full of oil resources. The disaster had led this country to a situation where it can hardly supply its resources to any other country. The victory over Iraq has resulted only violence, poverty, terrorism, and lots of other things. Such a situation has forced Iraq to struggle with the poverty, poor economy, and terrorism for next a few couple of years.
Was this victory worth it?
Saturday, July 26, 2008
I wonder if there is a website learn us how make sure that the template we make is correctly work .
there is good sites that have beta templates such as www.btemplates.com .It is very good site that contain too many templates fit on any blogger beta site.
Friday, July 25, 2008
BAGHDAD (AP)—The spokesman for the banned Iraqi Olympic Committee says he still hopes that Iraq can take part in next month’s Beijing games.
Jazair al-Sahlani says that talks are under way Friday to restore Iraq’s Olympic status and he hopes a settlement could be reached early next week. The International Olympic Committee on Thursday upheld its ban on Iraq for political inference in Olympic affairs.
In June, the Iraqi government disbanded its Olympic Committee and replaced it with new members not recognized by the IOC. Iraq planned to send seven athletes to Beijing.
Al-Sahlani says that Germany and China are involved in the talks, but gave no other details.
Thursday, July 24, 2008
If there is any fixed position in John McCain's policy agenda, it's that we must never, ever, set a timetable for leaving Iraq. He regularly flogs Barack Obama for proposing to withdraw by the summer of 2010. So it was a surprise to hear him say Monday, when asked if our troops might depart in the next two years, "Oh, I think they could be largely withdrawn, as I've said."
I guess that makes it unanimous. This week, Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki said he's amenable to bidding the U.S. goodbye on Obama's schedule. British Prime Minister Gordon Brown indicated his forces also will be heading home soon. Even President Bush has now come around to establishing a "time horizon" for "the further reduction of U.S. combat forces from Iraq." In other words: "We're going to leave, but it's none of your business when."
Despite creeping toward withdrawal himself, McCain continues to lambaste Obama for setting a timetable. But if the current policy is the stunning success depicted by McCain, it should be eminently practical to turn Iraq over to the Iraqis by the middle of 2010. If it is impossible to do that, more than seven years after the occupation began, how can McCain say the existing strategy is working?
The Arizona senator sounded frustrated this week, insisting that Obama was "completely wrong" in opposing the Bush administration's escalation of the war in January 2007. "The fact is, if we had done what Sen. Obama wanted to do, we would have lost," he declared."And we would have faced a wider war.
And we would have had greater problems in Afghanistan and the entire region." What McCain omits is that if he himself had been right all the times before 2007 that he said things were going fine, no surge would have been needed. He's like a weatherman who forecasts clear skies every day and, when the rain finally lets up after a week, expects a standing ovation for his accuracy.If we had done what Obama wanted to do back in 2002, we would not have lost—because we would not have invaded Iraq to start with.
We would not have suffered 4,100 dead and 30,000 wounded or burned through hundreds of billions of dollars.We also would not have diverted ourselves from the correct focus of the war on terrorism. "Greater problems in Afghanistan and the entire region"? Apparently McCain hasn't noticed that we got those in spite of the surge, or more likely because of it.The troop escalation has not been the complete failure Obama suggested it would be, but it has fallen far short of the triumph claimed by Republicans.
The level of violence, though down from the very worst months of the war, remains at levels comparable with 2005, which were considered awful at the time. Iraqi civilians died at a higher rate in the first four months of this year than in the same period of 2005. The number of attacks on U.S. and Iraqi forces is about the same. Here is McCain's definition of success: returning to a pace of bloodshed that was once regarded as intolerable. Even the progress made in the last 18 months is only partly attributable to the additional American forces. Equally important was the decision of Sunni militias to turn against Al Qaeda in Iraq.
McCain insists this shift was only made possible by the surge—when, in fact, it happened several months before. Does he not know what really happened? Or does he not care?Also contributing to the decline in sectarian violence was that by 2007, it already had achieved its main goal: driving Sunnis out of Shiite neighborhoods and vice versa. Of the 5 million Iraqis who fled their homes in the last five years, only 30,000 have returned. The refugee crisis is just one of the results of a war that McCain has supported all along.
The surge didn't provide a remedy to that or the many other afflictions that plague Iraq. For good or ill, though, we have probably achieved about all we can with the means available. That's obvious to most Americans and most Iraqis. Once in a while, the realization even dawns on John McCain. But he lies down until it passes.Steve Chapman is a member of the Tribune's editorial board.
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Eight Iraqis were injured in the blast, which occurred Sunday when an assailant drove into the middle of a convoy and detonated explosives, the military said in a statement.
The statement said the contractors were working as bodyguards for the Kurdish Democratic Party of Massoud Barzani, leader of Iraq's autonomous Kurdish region.
Party officials said the Kurdish contractors were traveling in a convoy carrying construction materials. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they are not authorized to speak to the media.
Tuesday, July 22, 2008
Monday, July 21, 2008
Two ambulance planes belonging to Turkish General Staff have been dispatched to Mosul, Iraq on Thursday to pick up 21 wounded Iraqis and their 21 companions upon directives from the Turkish Premier Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
The 21 Iraqis were wounded in TalAfar town of Iraq on Wednesday due to a car bomb. 25 people were killed due to the blast.
The Iraqis would receive medical treatment at Gulhane Military Hospital (GATA) and Ataturk Research Hospital in Ankara.
I was In mosul forests when I saw the ambulances they were not just tow !! they were at least 4 ambulances accompany with many of army vehicles.
They were heading to the Military Hospital in mosul .
Thursday, July 17, 2008
My first day in the college (mosul medical college) was great day,the first lecture we had anatomy - dissecting dead people - I was terrify from the Idea but in the same time very existed to do this. But we did not do any thing in our first day ( Just listening to the lecturer doctor) and this was little boring but in the same time funny.
The medical college was my dream, and Allah made my dream come true .
And I thank Allah on every thing from my birth to my susses.
Friday, July 11, 2008
A suicide bomber detonated his car outside a regional traffic police building in Mosul, where Lt. Gen. Riyadh Jalal Tawfiq, the chief of the Iraqi military command for the city, was holding a meeting. General Tawfiq was not hurt, but five of the eight killed were civilians, and 41 people were wounded, including seven of his bodyguards, Iraqi officials said.
Mosul, home to many former military officers loyal to Saddam Hussein, continues to be violent as attacks in much of Iraq have declined. An aggressive sweep of the city by the American military and the Iraqi Army in the spring brought the number of attacks down, but violence still flares.
source: NEW YOURK TIMES
And there was another bomb in My region in the same day the sound was scary , our windows were broken and our neighbors were injury . And some Chops fall on our home.
"The biggest problem is people need jobs," Wolfowitz told an accompanying reporter, adding, "Some people (Iraqis) think that because we're the United States, we can fix things right away. We can't."
It seems he was right on both counts.
Lack of employment was a problem here in the earliest days of the post-invasion period, before Wolfowitz and the Bush administration were willing to acknowledge that an insurgency was brewing. And it remains a problem today, when the insurgency is still active, though not fighting as effectively in Mosul.
Jobs are still key, as another senior Pentagon official heard Tuesday when he dropped in. Adm. Mike Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, was told that Ninevah province, of which Mosul is the capital, has an estimated jobless rate of 50 percent to 60 percent and few bright prospects for foreign investment.
"I see it again in Mosul: the inability of the Iraqi government to spend money ... and generate jobs," Mullen said in an Associated Press interview. "And that's got to be done."
Without economic progress and political accommodation among competing sects, "then I'm not sure that security makes that much difference" to the ultimate outcome of the search for lasting stability, he added.
Frederick Kagan, a military historian and an Iraq watcher at the American Enterprise Institute, said in an interview Tuesday in Baghdad that he thinks the economic problem can be exaggerated in some respects. He believes that as security improves in Iraq, economic prospects will improve with time.
"What we've seen generally is that whenever the bombing stops, we start to see the economy pick up, and we're seeing that, even in Mosul," said Kagan, who visited the city on Monday. "There is economic life in the city. It is starting to come back."
It's got a long way to go.
Wolfowitz was here on July 21, 2003, a time of hope amid uncertainty about the prospects for a real peace. He walked through a main street without body armor, a baseball cap on his head. One day later, the U.S. military announced that it had killed Saddam Hussein's two fugitive sons, Odai and Qusai, in their Mosul hide-out — adding to a sense of optimism about the war, though it soon slipped away.
At that point the lead commander in northern Iraq was David Petraeus, then a two-star general. Petraeus has since added two stars and is the soon-to-depart commander of all U.S. and coalition forces in Iraq.
Several times since 2003, Mosul has tilted toward and away from stability, into and out of a desperate fight for power and resources. In late 2004, after Sunni Arab insurgents were driven out of their primary stronghold in Fallujah, they rose up in Mosul and thousands of Iraqi police abandoned their posts.
The Americans then reasserted control in 2005 and by December, President Bush was declaring in a speech to the Council on Foreign Relations that "freedom is taking hold in Mosul," with Iraqis back in charge.
The troubles were not over, however. Through 2006, there was a stalemate between the Sunni Arab population in western Mosul, which largely tolerated or supported al-Qaida in Iraq and other Sunni insurgent groups, and the mostly Kurdish army forces on the east side of the city, which is divided by the Tigris River.
By mid-2007, the senior American commander in northern Iraq, Maj. Gen. Benjamin Mixon, was recommending that Ninevah province be returned to Iraqi government control. By autumn, however, the picture was turning darker once again. It became clear to Mixon's successor, Maj. Gen. Mark Hertling, that al-Qaida and other insurgents had gained a stronger grip in western Mosul and had to be confronted.
This year the Iraqis have led the way in clearing western Mosul of hostile forces, and now the city seems to be back on track: violence has fallen sharply, Iraqi forces are growing and the expectation of provincial elections across Iraq is holding out hope for new political accommodations here.
And, still, there is the jobs problem.
Mike Hankey, head of a multi-agency U.S. team that is working on nonmilitary aspects of stabilizing Ninevah province, said the roots of economic malaise were set during Saddam's rule, when the central government subsidized the agriculture industry by providing farmers with fuel, fertilizer and seed.
"The current government of Iraq doesn't do that anymore, and that is a big shock to farmers here," Hankey said in an interview Tuesday. On a hopeful note, he said many of the province's 75,000 farm families have begun banding together to form cooperatives to pool resources and address common problems. That, in turn, is creating bonds between tribes that once were on unfriendly terms, he said.
Friday, July 4, 2008
BAGHDAD (AP) — Syria has returned a marble artifact to Iraq that was stolen from one of the country's archaeological sites.
The marble block roughly 4 feet (1.2 meters) tall and 1 1/2 feet (half a meter) wide contains an engraving of a bearded man kneeling in prayer and several lines of cuneiform writing.
Iraq's minister of tourism and archaeology, Mohammed Abbas al-Auraibi, told a news conference Thursday that the piece was stolen from an archaeological site in Nimrud near the northern city of Mosul.
Nimrud, some 15 miles (25 kilometers) south of Mosul, became the capital of the Assyrian empire in 883 B.C., a role it retained for more than 150 years.
A group of archeologists will study the artifact to confirm its origin, said Abdullah Hamed Muhsin, a senior official at Iraq's Archaeology Ministry.
In the chaos following the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq in 2003, looters snatched some 15,000 priceless artifacts and smuggled them out of the country.
Jordan recently returned 2,466 artifacts to Iraq, and the country has also received more than 700 back from Syria, al-Auraibi said. Iraq expects to receive another important artifact back from Syria next week, the minister said, without providing details.
Iraq is working with Interpol to track down some 12,000 archaeological pieces that are still missing, added al-Uraibi.
Tuesday, July 1, 2008
BAGHDAD (AP) — Hospital officials say a truck bomb has wounded at least 15 people near the northern Iraqi city of Mosul.Local police say the bomb was planted near the house of a Sunni sheik, Abdul-Razaq al-Waqaa, who had turned against al-Qaida.Police say 40 people were wounded in the blast near al-Qayarra, 40 miles south of Mosul, including al-Waqaa and his wife.The reason for the discrepancy in the number of wounded was not immediately clear.Police say three houses collapsed in the bombing, and seven others were damaged. Authorities are searching through the rubble for those wounded or killed in the attack.Police and hospital officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to talk to the media.
source: The Associated Press
Local police say the bomb was planted near the house of a Sunni sheik, Abdul-Razaq al-Waqaa, who had turned against al-Qaida.
Police say 40 people were wounded in the blast near al-Qayarra, 40 miles south of Mosul, including al-Waqaa and his wife.
The reason for the discrepancy in the number of wounded was not immediately clear.
Police say three houses collapsed in the bombing, and seven others were damaged. Authorities are searching through the rubble for those wounded or killed in the attack.
Police and hospital officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to talk to the media.
How are you ?I hope you feeling good.It is the first time that I write in a personal web and I hope you love all my subjects ....When I see my two friends (maas) and (hnk) have a blog ,I got the courage to start the blogand I see it is very nice to tell you some news about me and my town.