“I’m worried [Iran] is twice as strong as it was before the Iraq War.”
WASHINGTON — The arrests of six Minnesota men accused earlier this month of attempting to join the Islamic State group, highlights an unprecedented marketing effort being waged by the militant group in Iraq and Syria, U.S. law enforcement...Show More Summary
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S.-led forces targeted Islamic State militants in Syria with five air strikes from Sunday to Monday morning and conducted 26 strikes against the group in Iraq, the U.S. military said.
If multinationals were willing to hire PMCs to protect their employees, why did they not use these PMCs to defend their oil fields from ISIS militarily, preventing the fields from falling in the first place?
Lauren TurekRecent footage from the self-proclaimed Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL or ISIS) showing the brutal executions of imprisoned Ethiopian and Egyptian Christians in Libya has reignited calls to the U.S. government to take action to protect religious minorities abroad. Show More Summary
How to Turn a Nightmare into a Fairy Tale Cross-posted with TomDispatch.com If our wars in the Greater Middle East ever end, it’s a pretty safe bet that they will end badly -- and it won't be the first time. The “fall of Saigon” in 1975 was the quintessential bitter end to a war. Show More Summary
A colleague pointed me to this article by Nafeez Ahmed, published by Insurge Intelligence, which is described as “a new crowd-funded investigative journalism project.” The article discusses surveys that were conducted around 2005 to estimate the number of Iraqis who died during the early stages of the war there. In particular, Ahmed discusses a controversial […]
An endless escalator scaled one of the entrances to the Imam Ali shrine in Najaf, Iraq, to the shrine complex itself. Down below, Shia refugees from the Tel Afar region in the far north, near Mosul, were temporarily sheltered. MajedShow More Summary
By Christian Appy, TomDispatch Our most popular Vietnam end-stories bury the long, ghastly history that preceded the “fall” while providing silver-lining tributes to good intentions and last-ditch heroism that may come in handy in the years ahead.
The Oscar-winning actress plays a cocky pilot raining bombs down from afar on Iraq and Afghanistan in this play by George Brant, directed by Julie Taymor.
Islamic State militant fighters have taken control of a water dam and the military barracks that were protecting it in Iraq on Saturday, Reuters reported. The Islamic State fighters in the western Anbar province took the dam after a battle that lasted through the night, according to witnesses. Show More Summary
How to turn a nightmare into a fairy tale If our wars in the Greater Middle East ever end, it’s a pretty safe bet that they will end badly -- and it won't be the first time. The “fall of Saigon” in 1975 was the quintessential bitter end to a war. Show More Summary
New Zealand's government is hoping the 100-year anniversary of the tragic defeat will help sell troop deployment to Iraq.
Reverend Franklin Graham didn’t hold back when asked about Obama’s deafening silence regarding the slaughter of Christians throughout the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria. Highlighting the President’s Muslim upbringing,
Much of interest in this story. If the Lagash relief is in fact genuine, and was dug around 2006 in southern Iraq, its appearance for sale on the Turkish border in 2015 reminds us that massive looting occurred between 2003 and 2008 during the US occupation. Show More Summary
BAGHDAD (Reuters) - At least 22 people were killed in explosions across Iraq on Sunday, including a suicide car bomb attack on a military post in western Anbar province, police and medical sources said.
Iraq, OPEC’s second-biggest producer, will start exporting Basrah Heavy crude next month after offering discounts for the new grade in Europe, Asia and the Americas. The post Iraq Will Export New Crude Grade in May After Setting Discounts appeared first on gCaptain Maritime & Offshore News.
Eric Bolling and Franklin Graham are very, very concerned about the Christians living in Iraq now that President Obama is in command. When it was George W. Bush, not so much. Graham's knowledge of the history of Iraq appears to be limited to years beginning January 21, 2009 and beyond. First, the 'secret Muslim' trope. Show More Summary
NBC anchor Brian Williams repeatedly lied about taking fire on a helicopter in Iraq. He also lied about seeing dead bodies float past his hotel in New Orleans while covering Katrina. And the NBC anchor added that he suffered from … Continue reading ?