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Iraq Topics

Democracy Now! has closely followed the U.S.-led attacks and occupation of Iraq over the years.

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  • U.S NAVY SHIPS AND AIRFORCE B-52 BOMBERS THIS MORNING LAUNCHED MISSILE ATTACKS ON SOUTHERN IRAQ. A TOTAL OF 27 CRUISE MISSILES WERE FIRED AT IRAQI AIR DEFENSE TARGETS TO PUNISH IRAQI PRESIDENT SADDAM HUSSEIN FOR ATTACKING KURDS IN A U-N DESIGNATED SAFE ZONE IN NORTHERN IRAQ.
    Sep 03, 1996 | Story
  • THE U.S. LAUNCHED A SECOND MISSILE ATTACK ON SOUTHERN IRAQ LAST NIGHT IN WHAT THE PENTAGON CALLED A MOP-UP OPERATION. ACCORDING TO U.S. OFFICIALS, THE MISSION WAS INTENDED TO DESTROY IRAQ’S ABILITY TO ATTACK AIRCRAFT ENFORCING AN EXPANDED NO-FLY ZONE.
    Sep 04, 1996 | Story
  • The United States is sending more B-52 bombers and F-117 stealth fighter bombers to the region around Northern Iraq. The move follows yesterday attempt by Iraq to down two American F-16s patrolling the no fly zone. Defense Secretary William Perry warned that if Iraq continues to aim missiles at U.S. jets, the American response will be "disproportionate to the provocation." Iraqi Deputy Prime Minister Tariq Aziz called Kuwait’s...
    Sep 12, 1996 | Story
  • After the Persian Gulf War, the Central Intelligence Agency spent 100 million dollars on efforts to oust Saddam Hussein, with little to show for its efforts. Since 1991, the U.S. funneled money to the Iraqi National Congress, a group of dissident Kurds and Iraqis. The funds were used to buy light arms, ammunition, communications gear, publishing materials, broadcasting equipment, cars, trucks, food and medicine. But now hundreds, perhaps...
    Sep 17, 1996 | Story
  • The Gulf War may be over, and Iraqi forces have long left Kuwait. But six years later international sanctions are still biting hard on Iraq.
    Jun 13, 1997 | Story
  • President Saddam Hussein of Iraq met with his Cabinet yesterday and stressed that Iraq "does not seek conflict" with the United States. He expressed hope that a solution to the crisis involving U.N. weapons inspectors could be worked out. Iraq has opposed American members of the U.N. team, charging that they are biased. Despite the cool rhetoric, President Hussein did not signal any willingness to compromise, and Iraqi officials...
    Nov 17, 1997 | Story
  • The latest crisis between Iraq and the United States is once again a reminder that the first casualty in war is truth. But with the increasing concentration of media ownership in the hands of fewer and fewer multinational corporations, the truth — even in the absence of war — seems more elusive than ever. Instead, sensationalism and entertainment — driven by the needs of corporate advertisers — dominate the airwaves.
    Nov 18, 1997 | Story
  • Just this past Wednesday night at Detroit Airport’s international terminal,U.S. Customs Agents detained and interrogated three people returning from ahumanitarian trip to Iraq. The officials seized video footage, film,enlarged photos of Iraqi children, personal diaries and other documents.The agents said that the confiscated belongings provided evidence that acrime had been committed.
    Dec 05, 1997 | Story
  • Tomorrow marks the seventh anniversary of the Gulf War and the situation in Iraq continues to make headlines. Today American weapons inspector Scott Ritter and his team returns home after failing to make any headway in face of Iraqi accusations that he’s actually an American spy. Also American activists from the Chicago based group "Voices in the Wilderness" are staging a hunger strike outside of UN headquarters in Baghdad.
    Jan 16, 1998 | Story
  • The United States is seeking Middle East states’ support today for possible air strikes against Iraq, while Russia launched a last-ditch round of diplomacy to prevent another Gulf War. U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright arrived in Saudi Arabia and denied suggestions she was getting no Arab support for possible military action.
    Feb 02, 1998 | Story