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April 23, 2014

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Several World Nations Begin Multistakeholder Meeting on Future of Internet -

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

[WEIRDMEAN] 1518 Dancing Plague: Where Hundreds Danced to Their Deaths -

Friday, April 18, 2014

LIVE ONGOING COVERAGE: The Desperate Search for MH370 -

Monday, April 7, 2014

Earthquake Killing and Injuring Several Off North Chile Triggers Tsunami Alert. -

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

MH370: As Misinformation Grows, Malaysian Government Considering Action Against ‘Manufactured Reports’ -

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Parallel Universe Discovered and Confirmed With Science! War Imminent -

Monday, March 31, 2014

Japan’s Whaling Is Commercial and Not Scientific; International Court of Justice Rules -

Monday, March 31, 2014

What’s Behind the West and Their Anti-Russia Rhetoric Over Crimea? Oil, Power and Greed. -

Sunday, March 23, 2014

5 Dead After Small Plane Crashes in Australia -

Saturday, March 22, 2014

MH370: Maritime Authority Begins Searching Off of Perth After Satellite Shows ‘Debris-like’ Objects -

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Fred Phelps of Westboro Baptist Church Dead -

Monday, March 17, 2014

US Threatens Russia With "a Very Serious Series of Steps" -

Friday, March 14, 2014

The Search for MH370 Boeing 777 Continues as Satellite Imagery Discovers Potential Wreckage -

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Oscar Pistorius Vomits as Court Hears Detailed Autopsy of Shot Girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp -

Monday, March 10, 2014

Mysterious Disappearance of Malaysian Plane Becoming More Complicated -

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Lengthy and Agonising Search for Vanished Malaysian 777 Plane Continues. Long Oil Slick Discovered. -

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Russia, Crimea, Ukraine and the United States of America: Here’s What’s Going On. -

Friday, March 7, 2014

Schapelle Corby’s Parole May Be Revoked After “Profiting” From Conviction. -

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Conservatives Get Angry as Comedic Rock Band ‘GWAR’ Decapitate Tony Abbott Effigy -

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

[WORLD in PICTURES] the Extravagance of Viktor Yanukovych’s Mansion Shocks Ukraine -

Monday, February 24, 2014

113,728 Civilian Deaths and 1,033,000 Conflict Deaths Later, the IRAQ War Has Semi-Ended

With over a hundred thousand deaths and an astonishing 113,680 reported civilian deaths, the Iraq war is all over?? Was it worth it?

Nearly 9 years of struggle, corruption and invasion has been reported over the years, and yet the accusations of human abuse by the Iraq government doesn’t seem to have tarnished the US’ reputation.

The war began in March of 2003, and Tony Blair was the UK Prime Minister, with George W. Bush on the other side of the Earth as America’s 43rd president.

Many criticisms have been pushed towards the War in Iraq, including the summaries that have detailed that approximately $612 billion was used to purchase,replace and maintain Military Equipment and the total cost to the U.S. economy estimated at $3 trillion as of November 2011.

The aspect that many will remember by this war is the well-known disruption of Iraqi oil production, with the worldwide cost of Gasoline accelerating 14% yearly since 2002.

Then you have the gross incompetence and uncommanded responsibility for the Iraqi civilians, such as the Mukaradeeb wedding party massacre – in which 42 civilians were killed including 13 children – after the US military bombed the location where a wedding party was taking place in a small village. —- General Mark Kimmitt responded to the controversial story with “There may have been some kind of celebration. Bad people have celebrations, too.”  and later stood with his view that “There was no evidence of a wedding: no decorations, no musical instruments found, no large quantities of food or leftover servings one would expect from a wedding celebration. There may have been some kind of celebration.” even though Video footage obtained by the Associated Press shows a series of scenes of a wedding celebration, and footage from the following day showing fragments of musical instruments, pots and pans and brightly colored beddings used for celebrations, scattered around a destroyed tent.

Contrary to what most would think, Al-Qaeda’s loss was not actually of benefit to America as it will take years to repair US standing in the Middle East and the miscalculations that had occurred later found that there was no plausible alliance between Saddam Hussein and Bin Laden.

So today, another event in history is in the making as Barack Obama marks the end of the Iraq war, and the organisation that is required to solve things like what to do with the US embassy (it is said to become a diplomatic embassy for American contractors working in Iraq by 2012) and the obvious question I shall ask again, WAS IT WORTH IT?

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Cask J. Thomson

Cask J. Thomson

Founder & Editor-In-Chief
As founder and editor-in-chief, Cask J. Thomson has exhausted his life as a graphics designer, political activist, freedom of speech advocate, anti-censorship promoter and a published author of several computer science books and a graphic novel. As well as running the publishing company linked to WordMean, Cask has several aspirations as a musician, producer and journalist. Thomson was born in the United Kingdom and currently resides between Sydney, Australia and Alicante, Spain.