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The Lethal Legacy of U.S. Foreign Intervention - by Sheldon Richman


“The tragic upsurge of violence in Iraq in recent months, including the temporary takeover of sections of two major Iraqi cities by al-Qaida affiliates,” Zunes writes, “is a direct consequence of the repression of peaceful dissent by the U.S.-backed government in Baghdad and, ultimately, of the 2003 U.S. invasion and occupation.”

He goes on,

The U.S.-backed Iraqi regime is dominated by sectarian Shia Muslim parties which have discriminated against the Sunni Muslim minority. The combination of government repression and armed insurgency resulted in the deaths of nearly 8,000 civilians last year alone....

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Comment by Lola Flores
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Mission Accomplished! in Iraq indeed.  They invaded, they bombed, they plundered, they raped, they pillaged, the sowed chaos and destruction beyond belief and left behind, pockets full of cash, and a legacy of violence and hatred.  Never has the Empire outdone itself as it did in Iraq.  And Iran is next.

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