The US military is handing over leftover equipment from the Iraq conflict to police under a military surplus program. Civil liberties groups have criticized the initiative as unnecessary and a move toward the militarization of American law enforcement.
A new report by one of the world’s most authoritative think tanks shows the foolhardiness and indecision that plagued UK civilian and military leaders, as they plunged the country into the Afghanistan conflict, and most disastrously entered Iraq.
The only way to stop increasing Middle East violence requires the United States to force Saudi Arabia and other Gulf states to stop funding and arming Sunni fundamentalists, John Wight, a journalist who has been extensively covering the issue, told RT.
The Iraqi capital was hit by a series of attacks, mostly by car bombs, in predominantly Shiite and commercial areas. At least 24 people have been killed and 87 wounded, Iraqi officials said, although media sources put the death toll much higher.
The US and Britain are trying to block the inquiry into the UK’s involvement in the invasion of Iraq, anti-war activist Lindsey German told RT. Conversations between former British PM Tony Blair and former US President George W. Bush remain unattainable.
At least 44 people were killed and dozens were injured across Iraq on Thursday in a series of attacks against Shia pilgrims, including the suicide bombing at a religious precession in the east of the country.
Reports that the US will veto the disclosure of conversations between former British Prime Minister Tony Blair and former US President George W. Bush have been denied by the UK Cabinet Office, which stated that the US does not have a veto.
Attacks against Shiites in Iraq killed at least 21 people ahead of a religious festival on Wednesday. Three bombs ripped through a crowd preparing to mark the death of a grandson of the Prophet Mohammed. A separate car bomb attack killed 10 others.
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