Iraq

Taibbi: It's Official - 'russiagate' Is This Generation's Wmd

Authored by Matt Taibbi, excerpted from his serial book Hate Inc., The Iraq war faceplant damaged the reputation of the press. Russiagate just destroyed it... Note to readers: in light of news that Special Prosecutor Robert Mueller’s...

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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...
Related topics: Military, Baghdad

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Syria Photographer Covers The Fall Of Isis

Felipe Dana is a photojournalist who has been covering the fall of ISIS in Iraq and Syria.
Related topics: Syria, Photography, Isis

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Trump Had To Sneak Into Iraq. Iran’s Rouhani Was Welcomed With Open Arms

Dr Mustafa Fetouri | – US President Donald Trump had to sneak in to Iraq, a supposed US ally, arriving at the Ein Al-Assad airbase for an unannounced visit on 26 December. Not a single Iraqi official was there to welcome him. Instead, Iraqi...
Related topics: Donald Trump, Iran, Bashar Al-Assad

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16 Years After Iraq, The Us Has Become A Nation Of Passive Neocons

Authored by Whitney Webb via MintPressNews.com, After Iraq, the neocons began waging another war, one for America’s soul. Sixteen years have passed and the memory of the Iraq War is distant for many, save for the millions of people — Iraqi...

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Iraqi Protesters Block President's Pathway Over Ferry Sinking

Iraqi residents of the northern city of Mosul, angry over the sinking of a ferry in the Tigris River that killed 95 people, blocked a road where Iraq's presidential convoy was passing on Friday, chanting "no to corruption" and pelting the provincial...
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Daniel Ellsberg: Chelsea Manning Is An American Hero

Two years after being released from prison where she had served seven years for exposing U.S. war crimes in Iraq and Afghanistan, Chelsea Manning was jailed once again for refusing to answer questions before a grand jury investigating WikiLeaks...
Related topics: Afghanistan, Wikileaks

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Iran-backed Militias Step Up The Battle In Iraq

A novelist's assassination, the harassment of a U.S. Army patrol and other signs of a growing threat.
Related topics: Iran

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The Iraq War Should Be A 2020 Issue

This week marked the 16th anniversary of the Iraq invasion, an illegal war of aggression that was also the most purely idiotic foreign policy blunder in American history. The Vietnam debacle may have been bloodier, but at least the "domino theory"...
Related topics: Anniversaries, Vietnam

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In Iraq, Packed Ferry Sinks In Tigris River

A ferry full of families celebrating Kurdish new year and Mother's Day capsized in the Tigris River near Mosul. Officials say dozens of people were killed, many of them women and children.

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Trump Said Isis Would Be ‘gone By Tonight.’ Let’s Check In On That.

President Donald Trump on Wednesday promised that the self-proclaimed Islamic State (ISIS) will be “gone by tonight.” Holding up a paper printout showing ISIS-held territory in Syria and Iraq, Trump told reporters...
Related topics: Donald Trump, Isis, Syria

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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...
Related topics: Baghdad, Russia, Moscow

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A Hard Education

After 13 years of war, the loss of many thousands of lives, and the expenditure of trillions of dollars, what has the United States learned? The answer depends on not only who is asking but when. The story of the Iraq war would have different...

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Empire Of Chaos Crumbles As Iran Outflanks Us In Iraq & Beyond

Authored by Tom Luongo, Iran has successfully navigated the first phase of its resistance to U.S. sanctions pressure. The U.S. State Department has admitted it’s goal of reducing Iran’s oil exports to zero is not feasible. The goal now is a...
Related topics: Iran

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How Bush’s War On Iraq Produced Trumpism, Instability, Refugees And Climate Catastrophe

Ann Arbor (Informed Comment) – George W. Bush is being rehabilitated in the age of Trump, as the second worst president in American history is burnished by the absolute worst. Much that is wrong with politics in the Trump era, however, was...
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Notes From The Chairman

In September 2015, General Martin Dempsey retired from the U.S. Army after more than four decades in uniform. Commissioned as an armor officer following his graduation from West Point, he served in both the Gulf War and the Iraq war and eventually...

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‘this Clearly Shows No Collusion!’: Twitter Has A Field Day With Photo Of Trump Holding Up A Map

President Donald Trump, trying to convince reporters in Washington, D.C. that the terrorist organization ISIS (Islamic State, Iraq and Syria) has been defeated under his watch, held up two maps of ISIS territories on Wednesday—and the maps have...
Related topics: Social Media, World Photos, Donald Trump, Terrorism, Isis, Syria

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Israeli Army Warns Of New Hezbollah Threat

A Hezbollah commander who allegedly headed a 2007 raid on an American base in Iraq, which ended with the slaying of kidnapped American soldiers, is now building a secret force that could attack Israel from Syria, according to an Israeli military...
Related topics: Hezbollah, Israel, Syria, Military

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Vox's Dylan Matthews Is Wrong: George W. Bush Really Didn't Lie About Wmds

Was the 2003 invasion of Iraq a mistake? washingtonexaminer.com/blogs/beltway-confidential
Related topics: George W. Bush

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Iraq-syria-iran Hold 'tripartite' Meeting Against U.s. In Syria

"We have shown our unity in this war and fighting together against enemies," Syrian President Bashar Assad said, according to Iran's Tasnim news.
Related topics: Syria, Iran, Bashar Al-Assad

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