Dahr Jamail

Iraq Violence Down, Nothing Solved

[audio:http://awr.dissentradio.com/09_02_12_jamail.mp3]

Dahr Jamail, author of Beyond the Green Zone: Dispatches from an Unembedded Journalist in Occupied Iraq, discusses the improved security in Baghdad that comes by way of a semi-police state fortified with concrete blast walls, the millions of Iraqi refugees who claim they will never return, the rising discontent among members of Sunni “Awakening” groups, the incredibly high potential for violence in a politically unstable country with armed militias and 50% unemployment and how the numerous U.S. military bases create facts on the ground that make a speedy withdrawal seem unlikely.

MP3 here. (38:20)

Dahr Jamail is an unembedded journalist in Iraq and author of Beyond the Green Zone: Dispatches from an Unembedded Journalist in Occupied Iraq and Military Resisters: Soldiers Who Refuse to Fight in Iraq and Afghanistan. His personal website is dahrjamailiraq.com and archives of his articles can be found at antiwar.com/jamail.

7 thoughts on “Dahr Jamail”

  1. After the battle of Long Island those of us on Long Island at the time stopped fighting the British…at least openly ( what was the point? ) but we still didn’t want them here and we cheered whenever the rebels in the South grabbed some guerilla victories..
    Yeah, you read that right…An occupier is an occupier..

  2. “Horton is either a dimwit or a shill for the USG.”

    Or maybe he’s neither and your 9/11 speculation doesn’t stand up to any scrutiny and you are wasting time and energy that could be used to challenge the government over things that actually happened.

  3. Some of the speculation was purposely planted to make any questioning of the official story ( itself a lie ) seem preposterous…But some can’t shake that naive faith in our govt and the oligarchy that controls it.

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