April 2, 2012. London. Americans may not be allowed to watch the historic interview airing in England today and tomorrow. Because of widespread censorship of the news in the US, Americans may not even hear about it. But for the first time ever, the man who single-handedly caused the US to invade the wrong country after the Sept. 11 attacks will speak to reporters in Britain, admitting his lie and telling all. His name is Rafid Ahmed Alwan al-Janabi, or Curveball to the CIA.
Biblical prophet Ezekiel's tomb with rabbi caretakers in the Iraqi town of Kifl, not far from the ancient city of Babylon. Ezekiel prophesized the destruction of Jerusalem in 587 BCE and the exile to Babylon. Photo 1932. There aren't any Jews in Iraq today.
The Lion is the symbol of Babylon, and represents Ishtar, the goddess of fertility, love and war. Meant not only to symbolise Babylon, but to instill fear in enemies, it seems fitting that a single stone lion, albeit poorly preserved, is the only true remainder of Babylon that stands in Iraq today.
Veteran’s Day was yesterday—with the federal holiday today—and in case you still think of it as an occasion oriented toward men, think again. With the election of Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.) to the House last week, a double-amputee Iraq War veteran, female vets are gaining new prominence. And they should be.