9 months after the fighting, the rebuilding of Mosul has hardly started. Even large numbers of dead bodies are left rotting and residents fear a plague in summer.
USA and other allies responsible for the bombing are not contributing to the rebuilding. Volunteers are removing corpses. Some 3000 corpses are expected to be spread in the ruins.
In the far room, buzzing with flies and inescapable stench, were dozens and dozens of corpses, stacked too deep to count, one on top of another. It seemed to be the remains of a mass execution.
The body collectors told us there were at least 100 bodies in here; the team had already cleared more than 30 but had barely made a dent in the mound of corpses.
We saw no weapons or military gear on the bodies. The team told us they could see bullet wounds to their heads.
There are reports that ISIS locked large numbers of people in rooms like this, using them as human shields during the final days of the conflict. Many of those families died in coalition airstrikes — but this room was intact. It’s possible they could have been executed by ISIS fighters as government forces closed in. But it’s not clear why ISIS would kill or dispose of civilians in this way.
There are also reports of Iraqi forces executing captured ISIS members in this exact neighborhood. Beards and long hair were still visible on some of the corpses, leading the body collectors to believe some could be men who may have been affiliated with ISIS.
One international organization that has documented instances where Iraqi security forces have been accused of carrying out executions is Human Rights Watch.
Belkis Wille, the lead Iraq investigator at Human Rights Watch, visited the site soon after we did. She told us she was unaware of any investigation having been done at this particular site, and that — whoever was responsible for the deaths — the removal of evidence was troubling given that this was potentially the site of a war crime.
360° film från bil i Mosul old city
Rysk dokumentär om läget i Mosul och det stöd IS hade av filket ubder sitt styre
Billig öl är tillbaka i Mosul.
Smink, popmusik, rakstugor, sprit samt inga krav på burka. – Det går framåt för Mosulborna.
Även den oundgängliga frihetsyttringen rökning är tillåten
Synd bara att ingen vill ta tag i återuppbyggnaden av stan.
(10 juli i år)
Om IS får tag i lite grävmaskiner och cement och sätter igång byggandet är de kanske snart att räkna med igen.
Trump har hälsat på vid Al Assadbasen igår. Även Sverige har trupper där, tror jag. Verkar som de får kriga själva nu 🙂
Det är lite andra tongångar från USA, under Trump.
Trump declares end to US 'policeman' role in surprise Iraq visit
It's not fair when the burden is all on us," he said. "We don't want to be taken advantage of any more by countries that use us and use our incredible military to protect them. They don't pay for it and they're going to have to."
"We are spread out all over the world. We are in countries most people haven't even heard about. Frankly, it's ridiculous," he added.
Trump told reporters he had overruled generals asking to extend the Syria deployment, where about 2,000 US forces and other foreign troops mostly assist local fighters battling the Islamic State jihadist group.
"You can't have any more time. You've had enough time," he said he told the top brass.
In Afghanistan, he wants to withdraw about half of the 14,000 soldiers
NYT förklarar den sköna känslan i att ta en cigg 🙂
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03.1.002.003.0010 Militarisering: Bristande källkritik och mörkläggning 1.1 Irak, Irakkriget
A few earlier posts: (scroll down list)
2017 12 12 Earlier: IOK saknar bevis – Internationella Olympiska Kommittén stänger av Ryssland utan bevis
2017 12 15 Earlier: Destabilisering genom invandring
2017 12 18 Earlier: Destabilisering genom feminism och HBTQ
2017 12 25 Earlier: Geopolitisk krigföring – Media/USA attackerar Europa med flyktingar. The enemy within. Weapons of Mass Migration
2018 03 01 Earlier: Tesla, Ubuntu/Linux – self destructive moles & Google, Facebook – political control mechanisms
2018 03 10 Earlier: The terrorists’ objectives
2018 04 02 Earlier: UN obstructs murder investigation – UN supports an illegal regime. The true reason why Catalán and Sharp were killed.
2018 04 22 Earlier: The Iraq war 2003 was built on fake evidence. / So far, no accusations of chemical warfare have been proven true. / Also the war on IS was built on fake evidence.
2018 04 25 Earlier: Why only few air crash investigations are accurate. – Passengers lives are at an unnecessary risk.
2018 04 27 Earlier: The Cold War and other anti-Russian activities. The image of conflict; The useful enemy
2018 05 01 Earlier: Journalist wounded by IS ?
2018 05 10 Earlier: Who owns the news media
2018 05 22 Earlier: False flag awards
2018 05 30 Earlier: Fake news
2018 08 30 Earlier: Soros’ funds used to influence Swedish politics
2018 09 05 Earlier: Control of the Internet, Google, troll farms
2018 09 06 Earlier: Quotes
2018 09 07 Earlier: Feeding frenzy, the media monopoly disposes of politicians that do not follow the agenda
2018 09 08 Earlier: The media monopoly sells outdated technology to the Swedish gov’t @ SEK 10 bn.
2018 09 09 Earlier: All parties unite to refuse party SD posts as chairman according to election results.
2018 09 10 Earlier: News media gives birth to a political party – Ny Demokrati
2019 02 01 Earlier: Bilderberg calling the shots: Center party is hi-jacked and Liberal party is ordered to self-exterminate.
2019 02 01 Earlier: Elections 2018: Globalist parties pretended to have different opinions. Collaborate to favor large corporations at the expense of workers.
2019 04 12 Earlier: Ola Bini, Arjen Kamphuis connection
2019 04 14 Earlier: Wikileaks, Julian Assange and Ola Bini are likely American agents.
2019 08 10 Earlier: Edward Snowden – US operative
2019 10 10 Earlier: Greta Thunberg‘s true, dark motives
2019 11 26 Earlier: Arjen Kamphuis‘ disappearance
2019 12 01 Earlier: Are the Iranian ayatollahs CIA-agents?
2019 12 08 Earlier: The US space agencies NASA and SpaceX do not wish to go to space any more.
Massmedia och demokratin
News media and the democracy]