US Bases in Iraq?

Juan Fajardo fajardos at
Sun Sep 21 15:34:04 MDT 2003

> Date: Sun, 21 Sep 2003 12:42:28 +0100
> From: "Paul Flewers" < at>
> Subject: US Bases in Iraq?
> I recall that the US government was going to build four very big US
> military bases in post-Ba'ath Iraq. [...] This talk about the
> four new bases seems to have gone very quiet. Does anyone know if the
 > USA is quietly going ahead with its plans for these bases [...]?

 From National Geographic magazine, October 2003 (US Edition), p. 66:

"A spray of holes on one side of the Ur ziggurat, built around 2100
B.C., testifies to the ravages of modern warfare.  Now an enormous U.S.
military base encircles the site [...]."

Maybe one down, three to go?

- Juan

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