Como hoje se vai assistir a muita desinformação, aqui ficam alguns dados relativos à suposta retirada do Iraque das tropas dos EUA.
Yes we can….
Sim nós podemos continuar a mentir com a maior das facilidades porque os cidadãos estão completamente adormecidos e enganados pelos nossos papagaios amestrados, os media mainstream!
Este é apenas mais um dos muitos exemplos da mudança que nunca foi nem nunca o será!
Pensemos no seguinte, algum país que gasta biliões a criar uma embaixada gigantesca e inúmeras bases num país que para além da riqueza petrolífera que detém é ainda estrategicamente central para o seu domínio imperial, alguma vez pensará em abandonar tudo isso?
Nada mais digo, creio que os dados a seguir falam por si!
could be further from the truth. The US isn’t withdrawing from Iraq at
all – it’s rebranding the occupation. Just as George Bush’s war on
terror was retitled “overseas contingency operations” when Obama became
president, US “combat operations” will be rebadged from next month as
But as Major General Stephen Lanza, the
US military spokesman in Iraq, told the New York Times: “In practical
terms, nothing will change”. After this month’s withdrawal, there will
still be 50,000 US troops in 94 military bases, “advising” and training
the Iraqi army, “providing security” and carrying out
“counter-terrorism” missions. In US military speak, that covers pretty
well everything they might want to do.
The US now wants to expand their numbers sharply in what Jeremy Scahill,
who helped expose the role of the notorious US security firm
Blackwater, calls the “coming surge” of contractors in Iraq. Hillary Clinton wants to increase the number of military contractors working for the state department alone from 2,700 to 7,000, to be based in five “enduring presence posts” across Iraq.
- FOB Abu Ghraib, located 32 kilometres (20 mi) west of Baghdad, Iraq
- Joint Base Balad, also known as Logistics Support Area Anaconda
- Camp Bucca
- Camp Cropper, part of the Victory Base Complex near Baghdad
- Camp Dreamland, primarily occupied by United States Marine Corps forces in Fallujah, Iraq
- Camp Dublin, part of the Victory Base Complex near Baghdad
- Camp Fallujah
- FOB Grizzly
- Camp Justice, renamed Camp Banzai in 2004.
- Camp Nama (closed 2004), operations moved to LSA Anaconda
- Camp Liberty, part of the Victory Base Complex near Baghdad
- Sather Air Base, part of the Victory Base Complex near Baghdad
- Camp Slayer, part of the Victory Base Complex near Baghdad
- COP Shocker, located in Zurbatiyah, Iraq
- Camp Striker, part of the Victory Base Complex near Baghbad
- Logistics Base Seitz, part of the Victory Base Complex near Baghdad
- FOB Sykes
- Camp Taji, near Taji, Iraq
- Victory Base Complex, a cluster of U.S. military installations surrounding the Baghdad International Airport (BIAP). The primary component of the VBC is Camp Victory, and is the location of the Al-Faw Palace, which serves as the headquarters for the Multi-National Corps Iraq.
- Camp Victory
A new embassy, which has been referred to as Fortress America, opened in January 2009 in the Green Zone in Baghdad. The embassy complex comprises 21 buildings on a 104 acre (42 ha) site, making it the largest and most expensive U.S. embassy in the world.
It is located along the Tigris river, west of the Arbataash Tamuz bridge, and facing Al Kindi street to the north. The embassy is a permanent structure which has provided a new base for the 5,500 Americans currently living and working in Baghdad. During construction, the US government kept many aspects of the project under wraps, with many details released only in a U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee report. Apart from the 1,000 regular employees, up to 3,000 additional staff members have been hired, including security personnel.
The United States military has played a major role in the 2003 invasion of Iraq and the subsequent Iraq War. Its missions and activities there have brought a range of new challenges, and various impacts on military personnel, equipment and procedures. United States land forces in Iraq are represented by all service branches, and also include Joint command organisations.
zFact:$1 Billion for military construction For 2005 and 2006, Washington has authorized or proposed almost $1 billion for US military construction in Iraq, as American forces consolidate at Balad, known as Anaconda, and a handful of other installations, big bases under the old regime.
zFact:Asad Base is 19 square miles, has two bus routes, a car dealership, a Burger King, a Pizza Hut, traffic rules and stop signs. The proposed 2006 supplemental budget for Iraq operations would provide $7.4 million to extend the no man’s land and build new security fencing. 3/26/06 Boston Globe
zFact:The U.S. has 14 “enduring bases” in Iraq
“As it is now called, Camp Maerz is one of fourteen “enduring bases” in Iraq, and includes “satellite television and Internet cafes. The facility’s dining hall is the size of an airport hangar.” from The Army Lawyer (PDF), August 2005.
zFact:The U.S. military has more than $1.2 billion in projects either underway or planned in the Central Command region — an expansion plan that U.S. commanders say is necessary both to sustain operations in Iraq and Afghanistan and to provide for a long-term presence in the area. Washington Post
zFact:And then there is the new embassy A new U.S. embassy will cost between $600 million and $1 billion. It is to arise in Baghdad’s Green Zone on a plot of land along the Tigris River that is reportedly two-thirds the area of the National Mall in Washington, DC. The plans for this “embassy” are almost mythic in nature. A high-tech complex, it is to have “15ft blast walls and ground-to-air missiles” for protection as well as bunkers to guard against air attacks.
In January 2005 it was reported that the Pentagon was building a permanent military communications system in Iraq. The new Central Iraq Microwave System, is to consist of up to 12 communications towers throughout Iraq, along with fiber-optic cables connecting Camp Victory to other coalition bases in the country.
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