Baghdad

What Do Hitler, Saddam Hussein And Gaddafi Have In Common? They Loved Golden Guns.

War Is Boring Security, Europe Strange but true. In April 2003, shortly after the U.S. military invaded Baghdad and Saddam Hussein went into hiding, an unidentified U.S. serviceman tried to ship home an AK-47, a pistol and another rifle to Fort...
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Baghdad-erbil Reconciliation Reviving Region's Economy - Kurdish Party

MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The reconciliation deal reached by Baghdad and Iraqi Kurdistan last fall has helped improve bilateral relations and revive the autonomous region's economy, Hoshawi Babakr, representative of the Kurdistan Democratic Party in...
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Iranian President In Baghdad For His Own 'deal Of The Century'

Iran argues that visit is a 'blow to Trump' as it seeks to cement Iran-Iraq alliance.
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Iran's Rouhani Makes First Ever Visit To Iraq To "bypass Unjust Us Sanctions"

What Iran is billing as President Hassan Rouhani's first "historic" and landmark visit to Iraq, both the United States and Israel are seeing as a provocative move to solidify Iran's influence over Baghdad.  Just prior to arriving in Iraq Monday,...
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Judging U.s. War Crimes

Kathy KellyOn April 5, 2010, WikiLeaks released ”Collateral Murder”: a video showing a July 12, 2007 US Apache attack helicopter attack upon individuals in a Baghdad suburb. Amongst the over twelve people killed by the 30mm cannon fire...
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Two Servicemen From Local Militia Killed In Explosion In Iraq’s Babil Province

BAGHDAD (Sputnik) - An explosion in the central Iraqi province of Babil claimed lives of two members of Hashd al-Shaabi militia (Popular Mobilization Forces), the militia's press service told Sputnik on Saturday.
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Three Hours After Allying With 8chan, Thq Nordic Goes Into Full Apology Mode

Enlarge / The hero of THQ Nordic's Darksiders series, as seen here fused with the Baghdad Bob meme, seems appropriate after today's THQ-8chan blow-up. (credit: Aurich Lawson) Game publisher THQ Nordic concluded a rollercoaster of a promotional...
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Iraqi Security Agencies Say Sdf Handed Over Captured Daesh Militants To Baghdad

DAMASCUS (Sputnik) - The Arab-Kurdish units of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) have handed over another 130 Islamic State (Daesh) militants, captured in the Arab Republic, to the Iraqi security agencies, with the total number of them now reaching...
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Washington & Baghdad Agree To Withdraw Us Troops From Syria Via Iraq - Official

US President Donald Trump announced his intention to pull out American forces from Syria in mid-December, explaining the move by citing the apparent defeat of the Daesh* terrorist group. However, no exact timeframe was set for the withdrawal.
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Mike's Blog Round Up

Booman Tribune: Is it any surprise that for 2020 Democrats prioritize electability over ideological purity. Informed Comment: With Trump saying U.S. forces will remain in Iraq not to fight ISIS but to “keep eyes” on Iran, is there any question...
Related topics: Iraq, Isis, Iran

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Trump's Comments On Watching Iran From Iraq ‘humiliating' For Baghdad

US President Donald Trump's recent remarks about US soldiers staying in Iraq to keep an eye on neighboring Iran was a "foolish statement," Mohammad Marandi, an expert on American studies and postcolonial literature who teaches at the University of...
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Iraqi President Says Trump Did Not Ask Permission To ‘watch Iran’

Iraqi President Barham Salih said on Monday that President Donald Trump did not ask Iraq’s permission for U.S. troops stationed there to “watch Iran.” Speaking at a forum in Baghdad, Salih was responding to a question about Trump’s comments...
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The U.s. Military’s Lost Wars

William AstoreTurn now to the invasion of Iraq: in May 2003, President George W. Bush cockily announced “Mission Accomplished” from the deck of an aircraft carrier, only to see victory in Baghdad degenerate into insurgency and a quagmire...
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From Baghdad To Finland And All Across The World: What's The Us Up To?

Via Off-Guardian.org, Why does the US Embassy in Helsinki need a big warehouse near Malmi Airport and what are the contents of thousands of kilograms of cargo sent to Helsinki from Baghdad? A dilapidated warehouse in Malmi is being used by the...
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The Internal Resistance To Trump

(Paul Mirengoff) Following a mortar attack on the US Embassy in Baghdad in September by a group linked to Iran, John Bolton reportedly asked the Pentagon to provide the military with options to “strike back” at Iran. The request...
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Pentagon Officials Fear Bolton’s Actions Increase Risk Of Clash With Iran

At the direction of its leader, John Bolton, the National Security Council asked the Pentagon last year to provide military options to strike Iran after militants hit an empty American lot in Baghdad.
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White House Requested Set Of Options To Hit Iran – Reports

Following revelations of Israel’s strikes against Iranian targets in Syria, it became known that Washington had also mulled over plans to attack Iran after three mortar shells landed in Baghdad’s diplomatic quarter near the US Embassy in...
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U.s. Official Says Troop Withdrawal From Syria Has Started

BAGHDAD — After days of back and forth over U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision to pullout American troops from Syria, a U.S. military official said Friday the process of withdrawal has begun, declining to comment on specific timetables or...
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The Secret Logistics Of America's Global Deep State

Authored by Eric Zuesse via The Strategic Culture Foundation, Why is America’s Baghdad Embassy the world’s largest embassy — and the largest by far? "It's as if the US Embassy is there not only to protect American interests, but to manage...
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Pompeo Presses Iraqi Kurds To Maintain Dialogue With Central Government

WASHINGTON (Sputnik) – Cooperation and dialogue between the Kurdish government in Northern Iraq and authorities in Baghdad is essential to maintain security following the territorial defeat of the Daesh* terrorist group, Secretary of State Mike...
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