Fake Iraq exit #2

For fake exit #1, see this and this. As for the second attempt: Guardian The last US combat troops have left Iraq, seven-and-a-half years after the US-led invasion, and two weeks ahead of President Obama’s 31 August deadline for withdrawal from the country. The final troops to leave, 4th Stryker Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, rolled… Continue reading Fake Iraq exit #2

Mercenary ops expanding in Indonesia and Iraq

NYT: “U.S. Lifts Ban on Indonesian Special Forces Unit” JAKARTA, Indonesia — The United States is lifting a ban of more than a decade on military contact with an elite Indonesian special forces unit implicated in past killings of civilians and other abuses, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates announced Thursday, after meeting here with President… Continue reading Mercenary ops expanding in Indonesia and Iraq