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U.S. Invitation to Iraq Summit Lost in the Mail

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Posted on Feb 2, 2007
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The Iraqi government has invited Bush administration antagonists Iran and Syria to Baghdad for security talks, which might also include the Arab League and the United Nations. The United States has not received an invitation.


Los Angeles Times:

The Iraqi government Thursday invited Iran and Syria to Baghdad for talks next month on regional security, amid growing tension and accusations by the Bush administration of foreign meddling in Iraqi affairs.

Iraqi officials have not invited the United States to the meeting, which also could include Iraq’s other neighbors, the United Nations and the Arab League. The meeting is intended to “promote support for the government of Iraq on security and other issues,” said Samir Shakir Mahmoud Sumaidy, the Iraqi ambassador to the United States.

Sumaidy, speaking in Washington, said the summit was part of a series of regional gatherings sponsored by Iraq’s fledgling government that have not included nations from outside the region. It is tentatively scheduled to start March 10.

The meeting comes at a time when U.S. officials have accused Iran of meddling in Iraq. The Bush administration also has complained that Syria is allowing foreign fighters to cross into Iraq, and it is urging Sunni Arab neighbors to help stabilize the country by applying pressure on their Sunni Muslim allies in Iraq.

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By Jesse Isaac Lewis, February 4, 2007 at 3:30 am Link to this comment
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Stay the course.  This is it, the time.  The Human consciousness wants it once again.  And I will help with an explanation.  “What is the alternative?”  “Serving Islam”  “Never do I feel Jesus more.”  “Never do I feel truth more.”  Thank you to our men and women, So that I too fight, yesterday, today, and tomorrow.

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By Jimmy Montague, February 3, 2007 at 9:16 pm Link to this comment
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It’s an interesting idea: The United States has been pretending that Iran and Syria and Palestine don’t exist. Now they retaliate by pretending the United States doesn’t exist. All together can pretend they’re moving forward in some kind of a pretend peace process.

Seriously, folks: On the one hand, Iran, Iraq, Syria and Palestine may be able to work out something constructive among themselves by shutting the U.S. and Israel out of the process. But is there not an equal chance that whatever they arrive at will be unworkable because it doesn’t factor in the concerns of the United States and Israel?

Isn’t this something from the neo-con playbook? What happens when Iraq, Iran, Palestine and Syria together impose a new reality on the region while the United States is still trying to deal with the old reality? If changing the reality on the ground is one way to thwart U.S. imperial interests, is that new reality not just as likely to provoke Uncle Sam to smash the game in frustration?

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By FrostedFlakes, February 3, 2007 at 8:00 pm Link to this comment
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One of the very first things the American populace must realize is whenever this administration uses the term, ” in the best American interest”, there is really one word for it : oil. Between the pro-Israel lobby and the war profiteering, this country is headed for totalitarian imperialism. We must react before it is too late!!

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By Jackie T. Gabel, February 3, 2007 at 5:31 pm Link to this comment
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RE: •    Comment #51416 by Big Al  on  2/03  at  5:39 am — ” - like Senators Clinton, Obama, and Edwards, who are falling all over themselves trying to outdo each other in promising (especially when speaking to pro-Israel groups) that they will be “tougher” on Iran than Bush has been?”

>>>>>>> yeah, these are not the NWO shills you want in the lead

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2) globalization must be made to serve working people not the NWO
3) the Federal Reserve must be put out of business and power of the mint returned to the US Gov.
4) the global military industrial complex must be defeated
5) corporations must be forced to invest in homeland production
6) the NWO agenda to march us all into global fascism must be expose and defeated

This is just the short list. To defeat and depose the NWO, we must begin by exposing and punishing them for their authorship and complicity in the 911 crimes. False Flag Terrorism must be deemed a crime against humanity and any coconspirator must be so charged, prosecuted and executed, regardless under whatever government or military they serve.

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By Hank Van den Berg, February 3, 2007 at 4:29 pm Link to this comment
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Bravo for Iran.  I wouldn’t invite George W. Bush to my neighborhood either.
Actually, George has been invited repeatedly by Iran to discuss, talk, visit, exchange memos, etc, and every time it was George who outwardly rebuked Iran.  So why should they waste any more effort to send further invitations under any circumstances?  They are perfectly correct in seeking a regionl solution to the Iraq mess that WE created.  In fact, to even suggest that we should have been invited only shows how naive and clueless we are.  People who burns down houses aren’t normally asked for advice on how to rebuild them.  They are usually just sent to jail for arson.

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By CK, February 3, 2007 at 2:51 pm Link to this comment
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NEWSFLASH:  The White House specifically requested that the Iraqis NOT invite a US delegation to participate, as they felt it was important for the appearance of legitimacy of the Iraqi government that they be able to negotiate on their own behalf without the US present.

Geeez you guys are gullible.

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By Trigger finger, February 3, 2007 at 2:38 pm Link to this comment
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I don’t understand, How can they do this and not invite the liberator, the decider, the thinker, the decision maker, the commander, the cowboy?

We liberate them, give them their freedom, and elections and a Democracy and this is how they show their gratitude, don’t invite the thinker?
How can they have meaningful meetings? Decisions can’t be made without the decider! talk about “no way forward”! 

Is the decider FULLY aware of these meeting? Does he fully understand he’s not invited?

This meeting, it’s not ‘uh, it’s ‘uh it’s just not ‘uh, how you say? it’s not credible and so we’ll just decide what’s best for them.

Oh well, MISSION almost ACCOMPLISHED anyway, and now, it’s time to focus on Iran.

Those Iranian people don’t know what they’re missing, Freedom, democracy, elections!  Wow, hope they’re really excited and looking forward to a new way of life, and oh, be sure to buy more stock in the candy company.

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By felicity, February 3, 2007 at 1:10 pm Link to this comment
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Hell, the Middle East may just end up putting together some sort of NATO ala the West.  What has never been even half-way possible for eons, the US may have succeeded in bring off - which is exactly counter to what it intended.  For one thing, a united Middle East surrounding little Israel can’t be what the neocons had in mind. Attack Iran and you might bring down the wrath of a united Middle East!  Goodbye oil.  Hello Chavez.

Has there ever been a more screw-up administration than the Bush administration?

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By John C, February 3, 2007 at 7:58 am Link to this comment
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Keeping the United States out of Arab summit meetings is the only way for progress to be made in the region. Palestinians should also give up on the United States as an “honest broker”. It never has been “honest” about Palestine. The whole world is finally waking up to the real source of obstruction to peace in the Middle East, and it is the United States government. Iraq’s decision to keep the United States out of its discussions is a very smart move, and I believe it will get world support.

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By Alejandro, February 3, 2007 at 7:35 am Link to this comment
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I think thats a good step for the region to take.
They should handle their internal bussiness with no outside interference. Then we can negotiate for oil with out any pre-conditions. I doubt that Georgie will not try to sabatoge the effort. I wish them the best.

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By Big Al, February 3, 2007 at 6:39 am Link to this comment
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Jackie T. Gabel says:

“We, the responsible citizens of this nation, must find a way to take them down and take them out, before they launch on Iran. The world can no longer suffer these madmen.”

I agree - but then what are we going to do about the people who propose to replace them - like Senators Clinton, Obama, and Edwards, who are falling all over themselves trying to outdo each other in promising (especially when speaking to pro-Israel groups) that they will be “tougher” on Iran than Bush has been?

Most Democrats in Congress- terrified of the Israel lobby -  have helped Bush grease the skids as we slide at terrifying speed into a “preventive” war against Iran.

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By Jaded Prole, February 3, 2007 at 5:53 am Link to this comment
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The Iraqishave a plan of their own and don’t need our interference. The neocons don’t want peace. They want the oil.

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By Chris, February 2, 2007 at 11:28 pm Link to this comment
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Well, let’s see…in Baghdad people used to be able to go out in the evening with friends, and go shopping, see a show, enjoy coffee in a cafe. We (the U.S.) invaded their country in a war of choice in 2003, and now in 2007, people are being blown up by the dozens EVERY DAY in Baghdad, dozens of corpses also are being discovered EVERY DAY in Baghdad showing signs of torture. We’ve incinerated and nearly destroyed their country, and so the U.S. winds up not getting an invite to their conference. Dear Jesus, what is it about freedom and democracy that they don’t get?

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By DennisD, February 2, 2007 at 8:23 pm Link to this comment
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Memo to Bu$h Inc:

Just keep sending the cash and cannon fodder. Otherwise you’re irrelevant.

Signed the Arab League of Nations.

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By Jackie T. Gabel, February 2, 2007 at 6:38 pm Link to this comment
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Everyone wants the US out, especially it’s special forces and pseudo gangs — the ones running false flag, black-ops/psy-ops. These operations have so distorted the War of Terror, it’s literally impossible to determine whose doing what. But we do know why: to fail every state whose despot does not willingly submit to NWO (New World Oligarchy) demands — here’s an 11 min. capsule http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_84-PT-REc4

We, the responsible citizens of this nation, must find a way to take them down and take them out, before they launch on Iran. The world can no longer suffer these madmen.

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By Quy Tran, February 2, 2007 at 6:08 pm Link to this comment
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This official mail was in waste basket in the Whore House ! So ridiculous !

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