A Horse with No Name
1971 Warner Brothers Records
I have this album on vinyl.
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She began to write the lyrics of her life in a way that would play in tune to his chords.
The Fall of Iraq - What You Aren’t Being Told
Western Gov Creating Terrorism, ISIS IRAQ: Annie Machon - Whistleblower
A lot of media attention is focused currently on the rapidly worsening situation in Iraq. It seems the country is being torn apart by sectarian fighting and may be heading towards civil war (story here).
Iraq was a relatively stable middle-east state and sometime ally until it was invaded by the US in 2003 on the basis of lies told to the American public by the Bush regime. Not misunderstandings. Not ‘faulty intelligence’. Lies. There were no WMD; there were no ties to 9/11; there were no links then to ‘terrorists’; there was no threat to the West.
It was a ‘war’ kick-started theatrically by a colossal ‘Shock and Awe’ attack, which was an act of large-scale state terrorism. A war that ended up costing the lives of thousands of US service personnel, hundreds of thousands of Iraqui civilians, and created almost 4 million refugees or displaced persons. The greatest middle-east humanitarian disaster in living memory,
The infrastructure of the country was smashed. It’s political and civil structures were dismantled. There were massacres of civilians at places like Haditha and Fallujah. War crimes were committed. Torture became official US policy and horrific pictures of bestial inhumanity towards defenseless prisoners in Abu Ghraib shocked the world. A toxic legacy was created by US weapons that condemned Iraqui babies in certain areas to the risk of being born with birth defects.
Iraq was an unnecessary ‘war’ that will cost America over $4 Trillion that could have been better spent on schools and hospitals and infrastructure to create jobs. It ranks as one of the worst foreign policy blunders in US history and did irreparable damage to it’s standing in the world.
And now, over 10 years later, after all of the lies and criminality and waste and innocent blood shed, the two leaders of the regimes that caused this calamity, George W Bush and Tony Blair, remain free men while the country they attacked and devastated without any coherent plan for its future is sinking into chaos and bloody civil war.
Whatever the complexities of the present rapidly worsening situation in Iraq, however the media try to apportion blame for current events, nobody should ever forget how we got here or who was responsible.