Lawless Arrests, Detentions and Torture in Iraq - by Stephen Lendman
An earlier article discussed Iraq's dire conditions after seven years of occupation, and over a decade of sanctions, accessed through the following link:
It presents a grim overall picture, besides Gideon Polya's September 13, 2010 estimated eight million "War on Terror" deaths, mostly in Iraq, what he calls "avoidable mortality and under-5 infant mortality" ones, accessed through the following link:
Conditions now include:
-- 4.5 million refugees;
-- 2.8 million internal ones (IDPs), one-third in squatter slums;
-- mass impoverishment and depravation;
-- rampant human rights abuses; and
-- settlements without basic services, such as clean water, sanitation, electricity, health care, and education.
Nir Rosen's September 13, 2010 ZNet article adds more, accessed through the following link:
"Welcome to the new Iraq," he says, "same as the old Iraq," including:
-- "automatic weapons pointed at your head out of military vehicles;"
-- mountains of garbage everywhere;