Sunday: 2 GIs, 84 Iraqis Killed; 54 Iraqis Wounded

Updated at 11:50 p.m EDT, Aug. 26, 2007At least 84 Iraqis were killed or found dead and 54 more were wounded in various attacks. Two incidents involved U.S. helicopter forces killing civilians or Iraqi policemen. Also, the DOD reported that two American soldiers were killed in a Baghdad IED explosion on Thursday. In Baghdad, 11 … Continue reading “Sunday: 2 GIs, 84 Iraqis Killed; 54 Iraqis Wounded”

Saturday: 1 GI, 35 Iraqis Killed; 46 Iraqis Wounded

Updated at 11:14 p.m EDT Aug. 25, 2007As Iraq readies for an important religious holiday, extra security measures have been set in place. Despite the measures, a car bombing in Baghdad has killed or wounded dozens of people. Also, U.S. forces have uncovered a site that may have been used for militant executions. Overall, 35 … Continue reading “Saturday: 1 GI, 35 Iraqis Killed; 46 Iraqis Wounded”

Friday: 1 GI, 45 Iraqis Killed; 36 Iraqis Wounded

Updated at 6:40 p.m. EDT, Aug. 24, 2007A U.S. security operation in Baghdad is the focus of contradictory reports as to whether civilians and/or gunmen were killed in the incident. Overall, 45 Iraqis were killed or found dead and 36 others wounded in violence throughout Iraq. Also, a Task Force Lightning soldier succumbed to his … Continue reading “Friday: 1 GI, 45 Iraqis Killed; 36 Iraqis Wounded”

Thursday: 2 GIs, 72 Iraqis Killed; 59 Iraqis Wounded

Updated at 11:58 p.m. EDT, Aug. 23, 2007At least 73 Iraqis were killed and 59 were injured during the latest attacks, which include a major battle between Iraqi militants near Baquba. Also, a IED killed an American soldier in Baghdad on Tuesday. A second GI was also killed on Tuesday by an IED in a … Continue reading “Thursday: 2 GIs, 72 Iraqis Killed; 59 Iraqis Wounded”

Wednesday: 15 GIs, 154 Iraqis Killed; 175 Iraqis Wounded

Updated at 11:55 p.m. EDT, Aug. 22, 2007Today, 14 Task Force Lightning soldiers were killed when their Blackhawk helicopter crashed during a night operation in northern Iraq. Military authorities believe that mechanical failure caused the crash. In a separate incident, an MND-B soldier was killed and three more were wounded during combat operations in the … Continue reading “Wednesday: 15 GIs, 154 Iraqis Killed; 175 Iraqis Wounded”

Militarism’s Transmission Belt

In a previous article, we analyzed the function of supposedly nonpartisan think tanks as propaganda mills for government policies, particularly those that aggrandize the warmaking state. It is worth elaborating with a fresh example. In the Aug. 16, 2007, edition of the New York Times, Anthony Cordesman of Washington’s Center for Strategic and International Studies … Continue reading “Militarism’s Transmission Belt”

Tuesday: 63 Iraqis Killed, 89 Wounded

Updated at 11:57 p.m EDT, Aug. 21, 2007At least 63 Iraqis were killed or found dead and 89 more were wounded in the latest round of violence, but no foreign military deaths were reported. There are unconfirmed reports of the discovery, in Fallujah, of a mass grave that contained 300 bodies. Also, the casualty estimates … Continue reading “Tuesday: 63 Iraqis Killed, 89 Wounded”

Monday: 1 GI, 60 Iraqis Killed; 67 Iraqis Wounded

Updated at 12:10 a.m EDT, Aug. 21, 2007At least 60 Iraqis were killed or found dead and 67 more were wounded during many incidents across Iraq. The governor of the southern Muthanna province is among today’s dead. Also, an MNC-I soldier died of non-combat causes yesterday in Baghdad. The governor of Muthanna province and three … Continue reading “Monday: 1 GI, 60 Iraqis Killed; 67 Iraqis Wounded”

Sunday: 125 Iraqis Killed, 78 Wounded

Updated at 11:25 p.m Aug. 19, 2007At least 125 Iraqis were killed or found dead and 78 more were wounded in the latest violence. No foreign military deaths were announced. Joint U.S.-Iraqi forces killed 76 gunmen and arrested 58 others in Baquba. Three suspects were killed and 21 more detained in unspecified locations during U.S. … Continue reading “Sunday: 125 Iraqis Killed, 78 Wounded”

Saturday: 32 Iraqis Killed, 46 Iraqis Wounded

Updated at 10:45 p.m. EDT, Aug. 18, 2007In what was an unusually quiet Saturday, at least 32 Iraqis were killed and 46 more were wounded in the latest attacks. No foreign military deaths were reported.In Baghdad, 18 dumped bodies were recovered. Also, a mortar attack left one person dead and six more wounded in the … Continue reading “Saturday: 32 Iraqis Killed, 46 Iraqis Wounded”