The Abu Ghurayb Prison
The Abu Ghurayb [Abu Ghraib] prison is
located approximately 20 miles west of
Baghdad. The facility occupies 280 acres
with over 4 kilometers of security
perimeter and 24 guard towers. The
prison is composed of five distinct
compound each surrounded by guard towers
and high walls. Built by British
contractors in the 1960s, Abu Ghurayb is
a virtual city within a city.
The defense pact with the United States,
which permits Washington to base troops
and surveillance aircraft within the UAE
federation boundaries. Since the Gulf
War, Jebel Ali port in Dubai has become
crucial to the U.S. naval operations in
the Persian Gulf because it is the
safest liberty port in the region and
the only harbor in the Gulf deep enough
to berth an aircraft carrier.
Persian Gulf War originated with Iraqi's invasion of
Kuwait on Aug. 2, 1990. Iraqi president Saddam
Hussein declared that the invasion was a response to
overproduction of oil and illegally pumping for more
than $2 billion in oil from a contested reserve that
lay beneath both countries. Iraq also demanded
Kuwait cancel the debt Iraq owed from the Iran-Iraq
War. ... More at
Gulf War a brief history
enterprise that was misconceived from the beginning
was hardly going to reach a smooth end. Now that it
has started, it has to be run differently - with
more money, more personnel, more allies and a
timetable for free elections. To get all that may
require one more thing, which only the American
people can provide, 14 months from now: new
becomes a hub of terror under US occupation
It's a cruel story that civilized people will never be comfortable with, as we wonder what kind of thoughts ran through the boy's head in his last moments.
"Mustafa Hussein: Genesis of a
The killing of six British soldiers by an angry mob of civilians in Majar-al-Kabir near Basra in Iraq on Tuesday is a grim reminder of the dangers that await Indian troops should the Vajpayee government agree to their deployment in aid of the US-UK occupation of that country.
Iraq killings bode ill for Indian troops
The deadliest single attack on coalition forces came on March 23, the early days of the U.S.-led invasion, when Iraqis opened fire on a U.S. Army maintenance convoy near the southern town of Nasiriyah, killing 11 soldiers.
The casualties were a shock to British troops
U.S.- led war that toppled Saddam Hussein forced Iraq's neighbors to contemplate their weaknesses and lack of democracy, Arab
leaders ... Arabs fear U.S. plans after Iraq
His irreverent web diary became an internet sensation during the war. Now, in the first of his fortnightly Guardian columns, Salam Pax reports on life in the Iraqi capital.
The shocking extent of unexploded cluster bombs dropped by American and British planes, which litter Iraq eight weeks after the conflict, is revealed in detail for the first time today.
The cluster bombs that litter Iraq
The occupation of Iraq has given the Arab world the choice of national resistance or reconstruction.
Out of the crucible
It was here that the wheel was invented and the first mathematical system developed. Here, the first poetry was written, notably the epic Gilganesh, a classic of ancient literature.
'vandalise' ancient city of Ur
I wish Arab rulers will understand the lesson from Iraq. Freedom should be granted to the Arab masses. And this in turn will bring prosperity and unity at a later stage. Arabs have no future without unity.
'must learn Iraq lessons'
The US is preparing to install an American chairman on a planned management team of the Iraqi oil industry, providing further ammunition to critics who have questioned the Bush administration's agenda in the Middle East.
American to oversee Iraqi oil industry
The ouster of Saddam Hussein has done little to quell the world's suspicions about U.S. motives in Iraq despite the Bush administration's insistence that its soldiers came as liberators, not
conquerors. U.S. motives in Iraq still questioned
The US is planning a long-term military presence in Iraq, in a move which will dramatically extend American power in the region and spread dismay and fear among its opponents across the Arab world.
ORHA's mission is to provide humanitarian
assistance, work on reconstructing Iraq and prepare
for the eventual creation of an interim government
by the Iraqis themselves. The
"The US victory in Iraq can be seen as a moral, psychological and political defeat for many Arabs,"
Arab press review
He said that all the other doctors had already gone, fearing that the most perilous moment was this power vacuum between the collapse of Saddam Husseinís regime and the Americans taking control.
ďThis is a government hospital ó we are located on the government side,Ē he explained. ďIím working for the Government. Iím a symbol of the regime. Even if I donít think I am, they will think I am.
After the liberation comes the fear
"This is just a scene from hell here. All the vehicles on fire. There are bodies burning around me, there are bodies lying around, there are bits of bodies on the ground. This is a really bad own goal by the Americans.
This is just a scene from hell
This war was never a fair fight. Iraq is a fifth-rate power, shrunken in military prowess by at least 30 percent since Gulf War I.
But there are millions of " Fouads" in Iraq, and they are fighting back. Not for Saddam, or for the Baath Party, but due to the most basic of human instincts: hatred of foreign invaders.