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Today in History for Friday, Dec. 19, 2014

...he was subsequently acquitted by the Senate).(Stations: Al Goldstein entry, note title of magazine)Ten years ago: In Iraq, car bombs tore through a Najaf funeral procession and Karbala's main bus station, killing at least 60 people and wounding...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-12-19/today-history
Local
2014's finest films wield unique power

...with a young son back in Texas. In "American Sniper," Bradley Cooper is a Navy SEAL marksman, a veteran of repeat tours in Iraq, with a wife and child back home (also Texas). Their struggles are palpable, profound.Another big trend this year was...

http://juneauempire.com/steven-rea/2014-12-18/2014s-finest-films-wield-unique-po
Made in Alaska: Lisle Hebert's "Crazy"

...assume there were movies of this ... I'm not sure ...)"That same angle is worked constantly. Iraq for example. When we invaded Iraq, every car had an American flag on it. Heck, the average person follows football more than politics...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2014-12-11/art-raising-awareness
Art
My Turn: Torture of the American conscience

...the U.S. Army's lead investigator on prisoner abuses in Iraq. Those defending the illegal practice now want us to believe...2002 when he claimed the CIA had a "slam-dunk case" that Iraq possessed weapons of mass destruction. But how do we trust anyone...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-12-12/my-turn-torture-american-conscience
Opinion
Today in History

...killing five soldiers. Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas apologized to Kuwaitis for Palestinian support for Saddam Hussein after Iraq invaded Kuwait in 1990.Five years ago: Houston elected its first openly gay mayor, with voters handing a solid victory to...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-12-12/today-history
Local
Report on tribal youth and violence urges action

...the non-Native population. The task force compared the level of stress to that of veterans returning from Afghanistan and Iraq.The study says 75 percent of deaths among indigenous children between the ages of 12 and 20 are caused by violence, including...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-11-19/report-tribal-youth-and-violence-urges-
State
My Turn: Invading Iraq wasn't our worst mistake

Given the chaos in Iraq and the obvious failure of the decade-long...are criticizing the decision to invade Iraq in the first place, saying it's the...basic objective was to gain control of Iraq's oil. That was certainly part of it...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-07-10/my-turn-invading-iraq-wasnt-our-worst
Opinion
Analysis: US-led airstrikes produce few gains

...the U.S.-led aerial campaign in Iraq has hardly dented the core of the Islamic...extremist force that has swept over much of Iraq and Syria. The Islamic State fighters...fighters, the most effective forces in Iraq, have made some modest gains the past...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2014-10-08/analysis-us-led-airstrikes-produce-fe
Not For Web
Kurds key in fight against Islamic State

BAGHDAD - The Kurds of Syria and Iraq have become a major focal point in the...people from the minority Yazidi group from Iraq's Sinjar Mountain in August. In Turkey...across several countries, mostly Turkey, Iraq, Syria, Iran and Armenia. Sunni Muslims...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2014-10-08/kurds-key-fight-against-islamic-state
Not For Web
A Bishop's Perspective: The cry of Christians in Iraq

...in Mosul, the second-largest city in Iraq. Mosul's many churches were closed by...rebels belonging to the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, which overran the city days...there are Armenian Orthodox Christians in Iraq as well as small Protestant communities...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-07-06/bishops-perspective-cry-christians-ir
Opinion

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