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Operation Iraqi Chaos

Sunday, 13 April 2003, 3:02 pm | Firas Al-Atraqchi

For two days running, mainstream media has bombarded the viewing public with the same images of Saddam Hussein's toppling statue, filmed from numerous angles... However, the real war, the true test of U.S. President George Bush's and U.K. Prime Minister ... More >>

No Representative Government in Future Iraq

Wednesday, 9 April 2003, 10:54 am | Firas Al-Atraqchi

Leading Democrat on the U.S. Foreign Relations Committee Delaware Senator Joe Biden warned America that the Bush administration's post-war Iraq scenario is "a prescription for disaster". More >>

Shedding No Tears for Iraqi Civilians

Wednesday, 2 April 2003, 9:49 pm | Firas Al-Atraqchi

'You just [expletive] killed a family because you didn't fire a warning shot soon enough!' the Washington Post quotes Captain Ronny Johnson as telling his platoon leader. More >>

The Many Faces of War

Friday, 28 March 2003, 9:21 am | Firas Al-Atraqchi

Much has been made in recent days of the controversy regarding the ethics of publishing pictures that may offend some people. However, war in of itself is offensive. It is offensive to nature, offensive to morality, and offensive to the human condition. More >>

Photo-Essay 2: The Many Faces of War

Friday, 28 March 2003, 9:15 am | Firas Al-Atraqchi

"Iraqis living outside who say they support this war are living in comfort and enjoying the peace and tranquillity of their homes. They have no bombs taking their children away form them or raining down on them terrifying night after night." More >>

Photo-Essay 1: The Many Faces of War

Friday, 28 March 2003, 9:10 am | Firas Al-Atraqchi

Because war was so packaged as a Disney reality TV tour of Baghdad, the pictures you see here are more important than ever. Without them we would all continue to think a war fought far way has no bearing on us. More >>

When the Coalition Kills and CNN Lies

Thursday, 27 March 2003, 10:24 am | Firas Al-Atraqchi

The images of carnage and severed bodies are quite telling. On Wednesday, coalition fighter jets bombed what they claimed were missile launchers located 'near' civilian areas in Baghdad. Instead, they hit a bustling marketplace in the heart of Baghdad. More >>

Firas Al-Atraqchi: What You Aren't Being Told

Wednesday, 26 March 2003, 8:59 pm | Firas Al-Atraqchi

Remember all those "intelligence sources" who promised that Iraqis would be cheering as the U.S. and U.K. armies rolled into Basra or Nasiriyah or any major town in southern Iraq? Apparently, in day 7 of the invasion of Iraq, these intelligence ... More >>

War Pictures Cause Yellowtimes.Org To Be Shut Down

Tuesday, 25 March 2003, 10:52 am | Firas Al-Atraqchi

Somebody doesn't like hearing the truth. Okay, for a second, lets scratch that and choose a slightly less politically charged term. Someone doesn't like to be disputed with alternative views, counterclaims, research and fact. Someone wants you, the ... More >>

Firas Al-Atraqchi: Disillusion, Anger on Arab St.

Friday, 21 March 2003, 10:55 am | Firas Al-Atraqchi

Feelings of anger and outrage in the Arab world are becoming more vocal as the first day of military action winds down. More >>

Firas Al-Atraqchi: Iraqis Phone In Last Wills

Tuesday, 18 March 2003, 12:26 am | Firas Al-Atraqchi

Families with financial means have started to crowd buses leaving Baghdad for the outlying villages, towns, and cities within Iraq, and for Syria, Jordan and Iran. More >>

Firas Al-Atraqchi: Diplomacy? What Diplomacy?

Saturday, 15 March 2003, 11:03 pm | Firas Al-Atraqchi

The catch phrases 'last ditch effort for diplomacy', 'going the extra mile for diplomacy', and 'nobody wants a war' have been regurgitated time and again by the media to lend a compassionate, psychologically balanced, and moral face to the impending war on ... More >>

Firas Al-Atraqchi: Ooops... That Evidence Was Fake

Saturday, 15 March 2003, 11:02 pm | Firas Al-Atraqchi

During his State of the Union address on January 28th, U.S. President George Bush told the world that Iraq was importing uranium for a nuclear weapons program from Africa. He was quoting a report that British intelligence had passed on to the CIA ... More >>

Pax Americana: The Building Of Empire

Wednesday, 12 March 2003, 9:13 am | Firas Al-Atraqchi

During the Iraq-Iran war, which bled in excess of one million fatalities on both sides from 1980 to 1988, Iraq was touted as the defender of the Arabs' Eastern Gate from the Persian Horde. The U.S. Reagan administration at the time realized that, ... More >>

Firas Al-Atraqchi: Lies With A Purpose

Saturday, 8 March 2003, 11:14 am | Firas Al-Atraqchi

A campaign of deceit, lies, demagoguery, arm-twisting, and bribery is currently being committed by so-called political leaders who are responsible to their people to provide truthful information, but in recent months have refrained from doing so. More >>

Firas Al-Atraqchi: Arabs And Dogs, Revisited

Monday, 3 March 2003, 12:29 am | Firas Al-Atraqchi

Last year, I wrote a piece called "The Arabs are Dogs," lamenting over the lack of Arab political will to address the deplorable situation in Jenin and other West Bank refugee camps. Not only did the Arabs do nothing about the plight ... More >>

Firas Al-Atraqch: The Rush to War

Wednesday, 26 February 2003, 10:22 am | Firas Al-Atraqchi

There are many reasons why the phrase 'rush to war' is apt in describing the current socio-political environment. However, the rush has little to nothing to do with the fact that Iraq has allegedly not disarmed in 12 years, or that Iraq has allegedly ... More >>

Democracy for the Middle East? Bah, Humbug!

Wednesday, 19 February 2003, 10:42 am | Firas Al-Atraqchi

Mainstream media, talk shows and online columns in the past few weeks have been festooned with the urgent call to liberate Iraq from dictatorship and install democracy in the region. "Liberating the Iraqi people," we are told makes for a sound ... More >>

Firas Al-Atraqchi: Time For Iraq To Act

Monday, 17 February 2003, 9:50 am | Firas Al-Atraqchi

Friday's U.N. Security Council briefing by UNMOVIC head Blix and IAEA head Al-Baradei allowed the world a short reprieve from talk of war. The condemning report and evidence the U.S. and U.K delegations had been hoping for from the inspectors never materialized ... More >>

We're Gonna Smoke 'em Out: The Butchering of Iraq

Friday, 14 February 2003, 11:29 am | Firas Al-Atraqchi

At Mayport Naval Air Station in Jacksonville, Florida, U.S. President George Bush told hundreds of naval personnel on the eve of war that rules of war would not apply to terrorists. "On 9-11, the terrorists brought the war to us - now we are taking ... More >>