I never understood why they went into Iraq after the 911 attacks. It was like they just looked at a map ....
“There is no comforting distance of history in Section 60. The grief is raw. It is a visceral reminder of the living cost of war.” — President Biden honoring the service members who made the ultimate sacrifice fighting in Afghanistan and Iraq
JUST IN: Reports that Erbil airport in Iraq has been struck by a missile
I’m left with question on Af War: did we buy them 20 years or waste 20 yrs? Would it have been so draining to leave 3000 trainers/eyes in the ground there ? Did we lose Afg when we chased wmd’s in Iraq? Was it ever winnable?
Section 60, Arlington National Cemetery, final resting place for men and women who died fighting America‘s recent wars, especially Iraq and Afghanistan “Look at them all” @POTUS
By US govt standards, China, Syria, Afghanistan, Iraq & others should bomb us for extensive human rights violations
Liz Cheney, whose father along with Bush started the Afghanistan and Iraq wars, raking in billions for Halliburton and other oil and private military contractors, wants the war (and their profits) to continue. How shocking. https://t.co/qHEF76BZNw
Imagine if the U.S. had *not* declared a 'war on terror', and invaded Afghanistan & then Iraq. Imagine if the response to 9/11 had been rooted in police work, intelligence, international law, aid...winning hearts & minds. Imagine how much safer we would have been all these years.
Take a look at Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, Syria, Somalia, Yemen, did I miss a few? Millions of dead Muslims due to our representative government. Extreme nationalism can go bad, but you don’t have to make up hypotheticals to imagine how our system can become genocidal. https://t.co/vp953JuOZi
"I’m the first president in 40 years who knows what it means to have a child serving in a war zone.
"Throughout this process my North Star has been remembering what it was like when my late Son Beau deployed to #Iraq (more)
Imagine somebody like Amir Albazi saying he finds extra motivation in fighting against a random American fighter because he’s Iraqi and the Iraq War happened.. It would be a lil bit weird and yet it would be entirely more justifiable than whatever the fuck Rose is saying here 🤷🏾♂️ https://t.co/Pdz6QQxdY5
"We set aside money for war, but we don't set aside money for the true cost of war."
Jon Stewart talks to @LesterHoltNBC
about supporting legislation for veterans suffering from illnesses believed to be related to toxic exposure during overseas deployment
#Iran carries out targeted retaliation for #Israeli attack on the #Natanz nuclear facility: upgrading uranium enrichment at Natanz, striking an Israeli vessel off the #UAE and attacking an Israeli spy base in northern #Iraq. https://t.co/RlKIf57VKc
The forces that told you Iraq had weapons of mass destruction to justify the US-led criminal war on the Iraqi people are the same forces that are now telling you that China is committing genocide to justify the US-led cold war and military encirclement of China. Imperialist lies!
proud veteran from a family of soldiers🇺🇸@willo1246
Never forget Pfc John E. Brown, 21, assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 44th Air Defense Artillery Regiment, Fort Campbell, Ky.; was killed on 14Apr03 when a grenade exploded inside his Humvee in Iraq. https://t.co/dSD80fIurg
Still think it’s really disturbing that a very small percentage of leftists and libertarians have fully accounted for the fact that the Afghanistan war was based on a lie and was a preemptive war and horrible atrocity no morally ‘better’ than the Iraq war
I’m old enough to remember when the last occupant of this office was lampooned for doing things like this because he didn’t serve...much like the current occupant.
Difference being, the last occupant didn’t vote to invade Iraq.
The Kurdistan Regional Government in Iraq denies reports circulating by #Iran-linked outlets about an attack on a Mossad base.
The regime’s ruling #Iran is meddling in Iraq & has caused objections by the Iraqis. Iraqis are fed up with Iran. Under orders from Tehran, Soleimani led the popular mobilization forces to lead a genocide against Iraq’s Sunni population.
Petraeus did v well in Iraq by skillfully emulating British-style divide & rule (arming the Sunni tribes against the Shi'a militias) but was then hypnotized by the military malpractice known as counter-insurgency warfare, wasted billions & fell flat on his face in Afghanistan https://t.co/3Bk9KHgrPE
The crimes of the mullahs’ regime did not stop at #Iran’s borders. They extended to its neighboring countries, to Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Yemen, and even to Europe. The role of Qassem Soleimani needs not to be recalled.
proud veteran from a family of soldiers🇺🇸@willo1246
Never forget LCpl. Dean D. Opicka, 29, assigned to Marine Forces Reserve’s 2nd Battalion, 24th Marine Regiment, 4th Marine Division, Milwaukee; died 14Apr08 while conducting combat operations in Anbar province, Iraq. https://t.co/JEjWLYhVXu
Some interesting Saudi G3 rifles are on sale in #Sadr City, #Iraq. They cost 800,000 IQD each (~547$).
Hard to tell where is it come from originally but various ex-Saudi rifles were captured by #ISIS and found their way to gun markets. https://t.co/l163LhQ7tg
Dr. Tahar Boumedra, ex-UN official: The crimes of the mullahs’ regime did not stop at #Iran ’s borders. They extended to its neighboring countries, to Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Yemen, and even to Europe. #Ramadan https://t.co/47V4sP5f2C
I wonder how long it will take for @netanyahu
to confirm the assassination of 3 hi-level #Israeli #Spies at #Mossad Base in #Kurdish #Erbil in #Iraq last night identified as:
1 Menahem Noam
2 Ekifa A'ami
3 Biriz Jacob
with many more injured.
To our Muslim followers and friends, we wish you a very good #Ramadan, #RamadanMubarak. May this month be full of Peace.🕊☪️
P.s: The most seismically active Muslim majority countries are #Indonesia, #Turkey, #Iran, #Iraq, #Pakistan and #Algeria. 😊
Our criminal regime lets every Iraq War instigator, Epstein accomplice, and financial crisis fraudster walk free.
Then responds by trying to put a mother of 4 in prison for the rest of her life. https://t.co/bHNGYPeLkj