Iraq

Twenty-one Thoughts On The Persecution Of Julian Assange

Authored by Caitlin Johnstone, 1. I write a lot about the plight of Julian Assange for the same reason I write a lot about the Iraq invasion: his persecution, when sincerely examined, exposes undeniable proof that we are ruled by a transnational...
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Iraqi Mp Praises Saudi Support In Country's Fight Against Daesh

Iraq has declared victory over Daesh end of last year. Currently, Baghdad is conducting a military operation in Syria to help the government forces clear the last pockets of terrorism. Simultaneously, Iraq is beefing up security at its border with...
Related topics: Baghdad, Military, Syria, Terrorism

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The "drifting" Fed - Can Powell Deliver?

Via DataTrekResearch.com, At a press conference in the run up to Gulf War II, then-Defense Secretary Don Rumsfeld outlined his mental construct for assessing risk. The topic at hand was whether Iraq had weapons of mass destruction, but the...

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Iraq Lays Cornerstone To Restore Al-nuri Mosque, As Mosul Rebuilds

Iraqi religious leaders officially initiated the restoration of Mosul's al-Nuri mosque yesterday. The mosque was destroyed as Iraqi forces reclaimed control of the city from the Islamic State in 2017.(Image credit: Zaid al-Obeidi/AFP/Getty Images)
Related topics: Religion

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Iraq’s Post-isis Campaign Of Revenge

Ben Taub on the corruption and cruelty of the state’s response to suspected jihadis and their families, which seem likely to lead to the resurgence of the terror group.
Related topics: Isis

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Report: Iranian General Fatally Shoots Himself By Accident

Revolutionary Guard general who fought in Syria and Iraq was cleaning a gun.
Related topics: Syria

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Mom Of German Girl Killed By Iraqi Refugee Blames Merkel's Policy For Her Death

The killing of 14-year-old Susanna from Mainz shocked Germany this June. The 21-year-old suspected murderer and rapist, who came to Europe to seek asylum, fled to Iraq with his family, but was returned and is awaiting trial. The victim’s mother...
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Turkey Vows To Continue Airstrikes In Iraq Despite Baghdad's Protest

The Iraqi Foreign Ministry summoned Turkey's Ambassador Fatih Yildiz on December 14 to protest against a violation of the country's airspace by Turkish aircraft and them conducting airstrikes on several sites in northern Iraq, which allegedly caused...
Related topics: Turkey, Baghdad, Protests

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Conservative Magazine The Weekly Standard To Fold After 23 Years

The magazine was critical of Trump — and a major booster of the catastrophic and bloody Iraq War.

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Chemistry Professor Hires Mercenaries To Save Her Student From Daesh – Reports

A Chemistry professor at Lund University reportedly helped to dispatch a team of mercenaries to the war zone in Iraq to save her doctorate student and his family.

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Bustos Taps Ex-chief Jaslow As New Dccc Executive Director

Newly elected Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee chair Cheri Bustos has named Iraq combat veteran Allison Jaslow, her former chief of staff, as the committee's new executive director for the 2020 election cycle. Jaslow oversaw Bustos' first...

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Amnesty International: Islamic State Wrought Havoc In Rural Iraq

Millions of people were killed or fled when Islamic State (IS) took over parts of Iraq in 2014, and their scorched-earth tactics still devastate rural communities, a report released by Amnesty International Thursday said. Looted livestock, burned...
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George H.w. Bush’s Bitter Legacy In The Middle East

The avalanche of funeral hagiography drowned any possible discussion of what Bush did to the Middle East. As’ad AbuKhalil writes that he rallied despots against Iraq and established a new, tyrannical security order in the region.   Sequel to...
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A Diplomat Just Made A Crucial 'april Glaspie' Mistake On Turkey And Syria

April Glaspie was an accomplished diplomat and U.S. ambassador to Iraq when, on July 25, 1990, Iraqi President Saddam Hussein summoned her to his office. President George H.W. Bush sought rapprochement with Iraq, with whom diplomatic relations were...
Related topics: Turkey, Syria, George W. Bush

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Us Energy Secretary Urges Iraq To Quit Dependency On Iran

U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry arrived in Baghdad on a trade mission Tuesday urging Iraq to reduce its energy dependence on Iran and open its own energy sector to American investment. The visit comes as the U.S. tries to isolate Iran through...
Related topics: Iran, Rick Perry, Baghdad

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Nadia Murad — From Jihadists' Captive To Nobel Winner

Nadia Murad survived the worst of the cruelties and brutality inflicted on her people, the Yazidis of Iraq, by the Islamic State group before becoming a global champion of their cause and a Nobel Peace Prize laureate. Murad, who was taken hostage...
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The Army’s New Sexual Harassment Training Truly Looks Promising

During her six years in the Army, including a deployment to Iraq and promotion to staff sergeant, Antonieta Rico says she saw survivors of sexual assault and harassment who came forward labeled as troublemakers and leaders who preferred hiding...

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Iraq Marks Anniversary Of Victory Over Islamic State

Iraq on Monday celebrated the anniversary of its costly victory over the Islamic State group, which has lost virtually all the territory it once held but still carries out sporadic attacks. The government declared victory last December after a...
Related topics: Anniversaries

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Wall Street's Corruption Runs Deeper Than You Can Fathom

Authored by Robert Scheer via TruthDig.com, Of the myriad policy decisions that have brought us to our current precipice, from the signing of the North Atlantic Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) to the invasion of Iraq and the gerrymandering of...

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In Their Darkest Hour, Middle East Christians Have Powerful Friends

Christian communities in the Middle East are facing a bleak season in which mere long-term survival has become an ambitious objective for some ancient groups. In Iraq, a decimated Christian population is trying to rebuild in the midst of an internal...

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