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Posted on: Aug 4, 2008, Source: IPS News

"It seems that we Iraqis will all kill each other as long as this U.S. occupation is paying our leaders to widen the gap between us."

Posted on: Jul 24, 2008, Source: IPS News

Initially looking towards NGOs to provide relief, most Iraqis now seem to think that NGOs are working mainly for money and personal gain.

Posted on: Jul 21, 2008, Source: IPS News

The two sieges of Fallujah in 2004 destroyed 75 percent of the city. Now, amid crumbling security, the U.S. is poised to do it again.

Posted on: May 14, 2008, Source: IPS News

Sharp increases in food prices have generated a new wave of anti-occupation and anti-U.S. sentiment in Fallujah.

Posted on: Apr 15, 2008, Source: IPS News

The city remains sealed. Many residents refer to it as a big jail.

Posted on: Apr 13, 2008, Source: IPS News

After five years of occupation and suffering, many Iraqis have become skeptical of all political and religious leaders.

Posted on: Apr 2, 2008, Source: IPS News

The "Surge" will go down in history as one of the greatest strategic failures in military history.

Posted on: Feb 19, 2008, Source: IPS News

When U.S. forces speak of a reduction in violence, many Iraqis simply do not know what they are talking about.

Posted on: Jan 25, 2008, Source: IPS News

Former resistance fighters are now being paid 300 dollars a month to stop attacking occupation forces.

Posted on: Jan 15, 2008, Source: IPS News

Looking around Iraq, one finds a ruined country.

Posted on: Jan 7, 2008, Source: IPS News

The story of an Iraqi soldier defending a pregnant woman against U.S. troops is front page news in Iraq.

Posted on: Dec 26, 2007, Source: IPS News

The U.S. strategy of backing Sunni "Awakening" forces has created another wedge between Sunni and Shia groups.

Posted on: Dec 20, 2007, Source: IPS News

"To survive in Iraq under U.S. occupation, there are only two jobs: police and garbage collection."

Posted on: Dec 7, 2007, Source: IPS News

More than two million Iraqis, out of a population of about 25 million, have taken refuge in neighboring countries, but only a few have gained official refugee status.

Posted on: Dec 6, 2007, Source: IPS News

Iraqi security forces backed by the U.S. have jailed an opposition leader who opposes the permanent presence of U.S. troops.

Posted on: Nov 30, 2007, Source: IPS News

Locals claim the U.S. military had been using members of the Mehdi Army to carry out attacks on Sunnis in Baghdad.

Posted on: Nov 26, 2007, Source: IPS News

While the commercial media continues to focus single-mindedly on "sectarian violence," Iraq is being wrenched apart by political conflict.

Posted on: Nov 26, 2007, Source: IPS News

The executions of former regime officials are creating greater division, rather than reconciliation, among Iraqis.

Posted on: Nov 22, 2007, Source: IPS News

The city that was routed in November 2004 is still suffering the worst humanitarian conditions.

Posted on: Nov 13, 2007, Source: IPS News

The separation of religious groups in the face of sectarian violence has brought some semblance of relative calm to Baghdad. But many Iraqis see this as the uncertain consequence of a divide and rule policy.

Posted on: Sep 5, 2007, Source: IPS News

You can't pretty up Fallujah.

Posted on: Sep 5, 2007, Source: IPS News

US-backed government is running death squads that follow the Latin America model from the 1970s and 1980s.

Posted on: Aug 14, 2007, Source: AlterNet

Maliki refuses to make the concessions necessary to bring his "unity" government back together.

Posted on: Aug 6, 2007, Source: IPS News

The recent resignations of Iraq's Army Chief of Staff and several of his council military leaders underscore a continuing decomposition of Iraq's U.S.-backed government.

Posted on: Aug 2, 2007, Source: AlterNet

The Air Force has also been expanding its air bases in Iraq and adding entire squadrons -- is the escalation in air power a sign of defeat on the ground?

Posted on: Apr 25, 2007, Source: IPS News

Two security plans drawn up by U.S. forces failed dramatically, with a series of bombings last week that killed more than 300 people in Baghdad. Iraqis blame the occupation for the bloodbath.

Posted on: Apr 11, 2007, Source: IPS News

The eruption of demonstrations in the south of Iraq this week could rob the occupation forces of what was considered a critical bastion of support.

Posted on: Feb 21, 2007, Source: IPS News

Even the food system in Iraq is plagued by insecurities. Once a large agricultural exporter, Iraq's food supply has fallen apart under the U.S.-led occupation.

Posted on: Feb 1, 2007, Source: IPS News

The Iraqi government lied about the killing of hundreds of Shias in an attack on Sunday aided by American forces, with the possible motive of stifling growing Shia-Sunni unity in the area of Najaf.

Posted on: Dec 14, 2006, Source: IPS News

Women face an increased risk of rape and murder by militias and criminal gangs as lawlessness takes over the country.

Posted on: Dec 3, 2006, Source: IPS News

Most Iraqi businesses have collapsed under the weight of U.S.-backed economic laws, the breakdown of security, lack of electricity and fuel, and soaring inflation.

Posted on: Oct 22, 2006, Source: IPS News

Two more morgues are planned for construction in Baghdad as death squad killings have soared -- 1,536 were killed in Iraq's capitol in September.