Iraq

Ken O’Keefe on Press TV’s The Debate – Islamic State

Press TV talks to Ken O’Keefe and former U.S. intelligence officer Bob Ayers about Islamic State militants

Turkey accused of colluding with Isis to oppose Syrian Kurds and Assad following surprise release of 49 hostages

Turkey vehemently denies any colluding with Isis over the release of 49 of its diplomats

Hezbollah: US Bombing Iraqi Army, Popular Forces’ Positions Not ISIL

It was predicted that something like this would happen. Now reports are coming in that U.S. airstrikes are intentionally hitting Iraqi government forces

Air strikes alone will not defeat Islamic State – Tony Blair

True to form, the man who sent British troops to Iraq and Afghanistan says troops will be needed on the ground to fight Islamic State militants

The Geopolitics of Gas and the Syrian Crisis

“Opposition” armed to thwart construction of Iran-Iraq-Syria gas pipeline

“Boots on the Ground” against ISIL? US Generals Challenge President Obama on Ground Troops in Iraq, Syria

Over the past several days, both White House and Pentagon spokesmen have issued “clarifying” statements in an attempt to smooth over what increasingly suggests something close to insubordination by the top uniformed brass against the president.

ISIS releases Hollywood style propaganda video in response to US plans to deploy troops in Iraq threatening the 'fighting has just begun'

ISIS releases Hollywood style propaganda video in response to US plans to deploy troops in Iraq threatening the ‘fighting has just begun’

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Iran’s Rouhani Blasts ISIS and ‘Ridiculous’ U.S.-Led Coalition

President Rouhani condemns ISIS for its savagery. But also takes issue with the alliance against it, saying included nations that helped ISIS with weapons and training

Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen Martin Dempsey. Click to enlarge

Dempsey: If conditions change, US ground troops could be sent to Iraq

With moves to authorise another $500 million for ‘Syrian rebels’ — to fight Islamic militants rather than overthrow Assad — Gen Dempsey admits that US troops could still be deployed

ISIL executions ordered from US, UK?

Until recently most in the West opposed military intervention in the Middle East. The beheading videos have changed that. Are they part of a political theatre that’s being used to manipulate public opinion?

Abducted aid worker Alan Henning. Click to enlarge

UK rules out trying to save Briton held by ISIS

Hostage aid workers, beheadings on camera, together with the authorities admission that they are unable to mount a rescue, like reality TV you have to wonder if there aren’t elements of a psy-op involved here?

Alan Henning: Al-Qaeda appealed to Isis to release British aid worker following kidnap

The targeting of aid workers seems intended for maximum shock value. Even prompting condemnation from Al-Qaeda, which as we now know, was originally created by Western intelligence

World leaders gathered in Pairs to discus the IS threat. Click to enlarge

Iran won’t team with U.S. against Islamic State

From the Washington Post headline you would think that Iran was simply being obdurate and unhelpful. It isn’t. We reveal what the Washington Post tries to conceal

IS fighters continue their rampage. Click to enlarge

US Will Use “ISIS Airstrikes” in Syria as Aircover for Rebels, Hit Syrian Military Targets

The spate of recent ‘beheadings’ maybe to ramp up public sentiment to support this

Isis: world leaders gather in Paris as UK edges towards military action

Although many suspect the recent purported “beheadings” were staged, a gathering to discuss ways to deal with militants features two notable omissions. Making it essentially a war summit

Russia, Iran: U.S. Strikes in Syria Will Set Middle East Ablaze

The purported video beheadings maybe intended to justify U.S. air strikes in Syria. However, Russia and Iran have warned that such action will ignite a much wider conflict

Demands for immediate military action against Isil as another volunteer is threatened

A growing number of Tory MPs who opposed military intervention in Syria last year said they are now backing military strikes

ISIS and moderate Syrian rebels strike truce… with Al Qaeda’s help – reports

“Moderate” Syrian rebels have reportedly signed a truce with Islamic State fighters. The deal, brokered by Al-Qaeda, comes as Congress debates a $500 million request from Obama to arm and train “moderate” Syrian rebels

Skull & Bones' John Kerry, the ghoulish face of modern Satanism. Click to enlarge

‘Not appropriate’ for Iran to join Islamic State talks, Kerry says

If it was sincere in wanting to thwart the Islamic State why would the U.S. oppose Iran’s inclusion in a coalition against them?

Recep Tayyip Erdogan happy to meet John Kerry but Turkey will not attack Isis

Although the Independent omits to say as much, this will not perturb Kerry. Given that the U.S. and its gulf allies were instrumental in creating Isis