Saturday, August 11, 2007

Top Stories from War on Iraq at AlterNet
August 10th, 2007
http://www.alternet.org/waroniraq
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THE PENTAGON SENDS MESSENGERS OF APOCALYPSE TO CONVERT SOLDIERS IN IRAQ
By Max Blumenthal, TheNation.com
With the Pentagon's blessings and assistance, apocalyptic
evangelists are proselytizing US troops in Iraq.
http://www.alternet.org/waroniraq/59161/

WHAT UNITES IRAQIS: BLOCKING WESTERN PETROLEUM COMPANIES FROM SEIZING CONTROL OF THEIR OIL
By Joshua Holland, AlterNet
Despite the ethnic bloodshed in Iraq, majorities of Shiites,
Sunnis and Kurds are united in their disapproval of the
proposed oil laws that Washington and Big Oil are pushing.
http://www.alternet.org/waroniraq/59318/

HELPING ENEMIES IN IRAQ
By Martin Schram, The Cincinnati Post
US troops are under fire ... from weapons distributed by the
US.
http://www.alternet.org/waroniraq/59247/

THE TERROR AMERICA WROUGHT
By Robert Scheer, Truthdig
What can we learn by recalling that the week that terrorists
targeted schoolchildren in Iraq, is the 62nd anniversary of
the U.S. attack on Japan that killed thousands of children?
http://www.alternet.org/waroniraq/59182/

DISASTER LOOMS AS SADDAM-ERA TIGRIS RIVER DAM VERGES ON COLLAPSE
By Patrick Cockburn, Independent UK
A devastating disaster looms over Mosul, an Iraqi city of
almost 2 million.
http://www.alternet.org/waroniraq/59166/

VETS OF IRAQ, AFGHAN WARS SURGING INTO HOMELESS SHELTERS
By Anna Badkhen, Boston Globe
The consequences of war can be seen in the nation's homeless
shelters.
http://www.alternet.org/waroniraq/59145/

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