He was wounded in 2004 in Iraq’s Sadr City. The injury left him paralyzed chest down. He is now in hospice care.
The video shows them gathered at this apartment block in the southwest of the city, where they’ve spotted a government fighter in the next building.
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A multimedia showcase of some of 2012′s top stories, including the war in Syria, the Benghazi attack, anti-austerity protests, the Newtown shooting, superstorm Sandy, the South African miner tragedy, the U.S. election and Felix Baumgartner’s space jump.
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In this episode of the Truth Serum: The notorious prison celebrates its tenth anniversary. Despite promises by Obama to shut the prison it remain open even as Obama is ending his first term in office. Horrific Gitmo stories of torture and unlawful detentions continue to surface. Murat Kurnaz who spent five years sat the prison recently penned his thoughts as did Lakhdar Boumediene. A lawsuit was recently filed to force the U.S. Government to release video footage of harsh interrogations. Meanwhile the curator of the Bush’s torture policies is serving as a law professor at U.C. Berkeley. President Obama has continued on with Bush’s sordid legacy and recently signed the controversial NDAA bill authorizing military trials of suspected U.S. citizens.
September 11 2011. The stinging date that will forever be linked to the single worst terrorist attack on U.S. soil ever encountered. For the last ten years, 9/11 conspiracy theories have held that the U.S. government played a role in the attacks, or even carried them out itself, all to promote a war in the Middle East, beginning in Afghanistan. While the theories have been proven dead wrong by hard evidence and science, they were on to something when they questioned the U.S.’s use of the attacks to promote illegal wars in the Middle East – Too bad most Americans won’t listen to that last part. MORE
This month has seen the killing of three high profile Afghan leaders. Earlier this month, Ahmed Wali Karzai, the so-called “King of Kandahar”, who was a key strongman in the region and an alleged drugs baron who was also the brother of Afghan President Hamid Karzai was assassinated in Kandahar city. His death promoted renewed fears over the stability in Kandahar (it was the country’s designated capital during the rule of Taliban from 1996-2001 and thus a critical area in the fight against Taliban). Less than a week after Karzai’s killing a senior aide to Mr. Karzai, Jan Mohammad Khan, died in an attack on his home in Kabul. MORE
Canadian diva and Vegas resident performer Céline Dion has waged war against a Tumblr blog featuring unflattering and/or amusing photos of her… and well, she won. The ‘Ridiculous Pictures of Celine Dion’ is now no longer an active blog. MORE
Islam for its believers is not just a religion but a ‘way of life.’ It teaches its followers to live with peace, mercy and forgiveness. For all those of you who are either Muslims or have Muslim friends would know the importance of Friday in the entire week. Being the ‘Day of Assembly,’ it holds an auspicious stance in Islam. People in Pakistan would refrain from violence, anger and vice specially on this day. MORE
Last month, The International Criminal Court’s chief prosecutor, Luis Moreno Ocampo had asked the ICC judges to approve arrest warrants for Col Gaddafi, his Saif al-Islam, and intelligence chief Abdullah al-Sanussi. MORE
If you’ve ever seen a police canine running after a suspect on an episode of “COPS” and thought it looked more ferocious and deadly than any pooch you’ve ever seen before, just imagine that same dog equipped with high-tech specs like body armor, an infrared camera, a radio ear piece and titanium fangs. Yes, titanium fangs. MORE