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Photographs From Iraq: September and October, 2006


Dead. October 2, Taji. Raymond S. Armijo. He was 22. Multiply that by 105 for October alone.

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A man shows the damage to the front door of his home inflicted by a U.S. airstrike in Baghdad on the 25th. The Americans were on a fishing expedition for a "death squad leader", and killed ten people ("militia members") in the Sadr City slumland in the process of failing to catch him.


Same day, an American transport truck was hit on a highway in Baghdad. The military will almost never admit when specific actions by the resistance have caused casualties. News organizations stick their heads in the sand and write that "there were no immediate reports on casualties" in captions for pictures such as this.


Smoke rises from Baghdad's Haifa Street in central Baghdad, Iraq, Wednesday, Oct. 25, 2006. Several mortar rounds were launched at the fortified Green Zone where U.S. forces are headquartered, Wednesday and U.S. jets and helicopter gunships fired back and heavy clouds of black smoke could be seen rising from the area around Haifa Street, just blocks from the Green Zone that houses the U.S. and British embassies. (AP/Dusan Vranic) Haifa street used to be a major hotbed of resistance activity; the U.S. military declared it "secured" in 2005.


A man cries over the body of his son outside a hospital morgue in Baquba, 65 km (40 miles) northeast of Baghdad, October 25, 2006. His son was one of two civilians killed in crossfire during clashes between insurgents and soldiers, morgue workers said. REUTERS/Helmiy al-Azawi


Residents look for survivors in a house hit in a US air strike early morning Friday Oct. 27, 2006, in Ramadi, 115 kilometers (70 miles) west of Baghdad. The airstrike that killed three and wounded 3 more followed a clash between US troops and gunmen, according to witnesses. -AP


Sunni mujahideen released a 28-minute video recently - this is a grab from a scene depicting the training of field snipers.


A man wounded in a rocket attack in Baghdad on the 28th. There are literally a dozen pictures like this from Iraq every single day - how much is not captured by cameras will never be known.


Residents attend a rally in Baghdad's Sadr city October 29, 2006. Thousands of people took to the streets in Sadr City on Saturday to protest against a security clampdown imposed on the city for the fifth day running in a hunt for a U.S. soldier who went missing in Baghdad last week. REUTERS/Kareem Raheem. Keep in mind that Baghdad has been under police-state conditions by any standard since roughly the summer of 2003 - so any additional "clampdown" must be totally over the top. Judging from another photo caption, the U.S. military totally closed off Sadr City (1.1 million people) from the world. We don't really know, of course, since no one bothers to write (or print) a decent article on this subject.


October 29, Baghdad. Draw your own conclusions, but here's a hint: dozens of Iraqi children have died in situations exactly like this.


Medics treat a wounded U.S. soldier in the 'Green Zone' in Baghdad, October 30.


A bomb planted in a market in Sadr City killed at least 31 people and injured dozens more on October 30.


A U.S. military worker holds the hand of a wounded U.S. soldier inside a U.S. military hospital at the fortified Green Zone in Baghdad, October 30, 2006. (Thaier al-Sudani/Reuters)


People in Sadr City celebrate on October 31 after Iraqi PM Nuri al-Maliki forced the U.S. military to abandon its lockdown of the city, which is part of Baghdad. He publicly set a 5 P.M. deadline for the occupiers to leave the streets - and they had no choice but to obey, despite the fact that the Prime Minister of Iraq has no legal authority over the occupiers of his country .


More people celebrating the landmark event. Muktada al-Sadr had called for a general strike in Sadr City (named for his father) Tuesday, all of Baghdad Wednesday, and all of Iraq Thursday if the siege, which besides being brutally oppressive was causing the prices of goods in the city to skyrocket, did not end.


A relative comforts an Iraqi child who survived a wedding party bombing, in al-Sadr hospital in Baghdad's Shiite enclave of Sadr City Tuesday Oct. 31 2006. A suicide car bomber struck a wedding party in Baghdad on Tuesday afternoon, killing 11 people, including four children, and wounding 12 others, police reported. (AP/Karim Kadim)


Juan Valdez-Castillo, a Marine, was shot through the arm and torso by a sniper of the Iraqi resistance in Karmah on October 31. A NYT journo was along for the ride and witnessed the incident.


Relative places dead child's body in a coffin, in al-Sadr hospital in Shiite enclave of Sadr City, Iraq, Wednesday Nov. 1, 2006 . A suicide car bomber struck a wedding party in Baghdad on Tuesday afternoon, killing 23 people, including nine children, and wounding 19 others, police reported. (AP Photo/Karim Kadim)


Women 'wait for their relatives to be released from prison in Baghdad' on November 1. No further information was given, but see next pictures.


Iraqi detainee holds up the Quran as he is released from the US military custody in Baghdad Wednesday Nov. 1, 2006. Some 150 detainees were released today. (AP/Khalid Mohammed)


Mother of 22-year old Wessam Sayed holds his framed photograph as a group of prisoners was to be released from the US military custody in Baghdad Wednesday Nov. 1, 2006. Sayed, who has been imprisoned for two-years, was not among the some 150 detainees released today. (AP/Khalid Mohammed)


"Detainees" who were later released.


This image provided by the US Marine Corps Wednesday Nov. 1, 2006 shows US Marines and sailors from the California-based Regimental Combat Team 7 meeting film action star Chuck Norris Oct. 31, 2006, at Al Asad air base in Iraqs Al Anbar Province...


Residents look at a building damaged in a U.S. air strike in Ramadi, 100 km (60 miles) west of Baghdad, November 1, 2006. U.S. planes bombed a building in the restive city of Ramadi at dawn on Wednesday, killing at least two civilians and wounding four others, local residents said. REUTERS/Ali Mashhadani


Steven D. Green is in jail in North Carolina, charged with murder and rape. He and other soldiers from his squad in the 101st Airborne Division broke into an Iraqi home near Mahmudiyah last year, raped and murdered a 14 year-old girl, set her body on fire, and murdered her father, mother, and six year-old sister. The victims were Abeer Kassem Hamza Al-Janabi, Hadeel Kassem Hamza Al-Janabi, Kassem Hamza Rachid Al-Janabi and Fakhriya Taha Mohsine Al-Janabi. Green and some of his murderous rapist friends face the death penalty; but the people who are, at the end of the day, responsible for this happening will never receive the slightest punishment. In response to the murder of the al-Janabi family, the Iraqi resistance in the Mahmudiyah area abducted two American soldiers and tortured them to death. The two may have been in the same squad as Green. This is what war does to people.


November 2, Baqouba. No further information.


Feda Mohammed, an electrician with Bibimahro power plant, cuts old power lines to improve the electricity in a residential neighborhood November 2, 2006 in Kabul, Afghanistan. Almost five years after the fall of the Taliban, most Afghans still don't have sufficient power while many have none. The demand continues to increase, but the supply is not near enough in a city that has grown from about 500,000 to around 4 million people. According to officials from the Department of Power, the average residential neighborhood in the capitol city only gets 12-15 hours of electricity per week. While Afghans complain about the constant problems of electricity, most still don't pay for it. The importation of power from countries like Uzbekistan is years behind schedule. United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has just stopped its costly fuel subsidies this month that was funding the expensive, old diesel generators, costing millions per year.


On November 3, fifty-six bodies were found in Baghdad - tortured to death. All were men between 20 and 45 years of age, and, as they were taken to the holy city of Karbala for burial (pictured), one can assume they were Shia.


Same day. PFI requests that people keep in mind that John Kerry and practically every other politician in the Democratic Party always have and still do support the war on and occupation of Iraq.


PESHAWAR, PAKISTAN - NOVEMBER 03: Several thousand mostly pro-Taliban protesters marched to denounce the October 30, 2006 air strike on an Islamic religious school, or madrassa, in the Bajaur district of Pakistan's tribal belt bordering Afghanistan, killing 82 people. The Pakistani government said it destroyed the school because it was a Taliban and Al Qaeda terrorist training facility. Critics of the strike said that an American plane fired missiles at the school and that the dead were just students. (John Moore/Getty Images)

News:

NATO Peacekeepers Masscre Dozens More Afghans.

Note that only the U.S. military has the equipment for "airstrikes" in Afghanistan.

The Largest Private Army in the World: At least 48,000 mercenaries now in Iraq. In perspective: there are 21,000 British mercenaries in Iraq - but only 7,200 British soldiers. Also buried in this article: Brits abandoning their consulate in Basra due to "increasing rocket and mortar attacks."

The Office of the Inspector General of Iraq, the only thing keeping war-profiteer contractors such as Halliburton even marginally honest as they "rebuilt" the country, is quietly being shut down. It had been run by a Republican lawyer.

"Defense" company stocks have more than doubled since the Iraq invasion. This little fact is buried in an article which notes that, on the fear of a Democrat election victory, the stocks have dropped - 4 %.

Israelis leave Beit Hanoun, leaving behind a trail of death



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Photographs From Iraq: September and October, 2006 | 4 comments | Create New Account
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Photographs From Iraq: September and October, 2006
Authored by: ilsott on Wednesday, November 08 2006 @ 02:44 AM CST
I saw a horrific scene last night on the tele of arab women demonstrating and
getting shot. We should find the photos.
Photographs From Iraq: September and October, 2006
Authored by: Anonymous on Thursday, November 09 2006 @ 12:38 AM CST
-most likely in Beit Hanoun, Palestine, where women marched to a mosque that Israeli soldiers had surrounded last week. The women acted as human shields for the anti-occupation fighters inside the mosque, most of whom apparently escaped. Two women were shot to death.

Its really tough and time consuming to track down photos for every event that happens, especially if its not in Iraq, where for whatever reason more pictures are taken and published.

But again, if anyone has a NYC library card number that this project coud use, that would be an immense help: NYC libraries provide access to virtually all Associated Press photos on their website, in much higher quality than you can normally get. Email irakfotos at yahoo.com.



Photographs From Iraq: September and October, 2006
Authored by: Anonymous on Friday, November 10 2006 @ 09:16 PM CST
That John Kerry sign from Iraq was in response to his comment on only the uneducated join the military. NOT that they were stuck in Iraq and did not want to be there.<strong>
Photographs From Iraq: September and October, 2006
Authored by: Anonymous on Monday, November 13 2006 @ 12:29 PM CST
actually Kerry was making a joke about Bush being stupid and getting the US stuck in Iraq