Iraq

ISIL funded by US to break up region: Analyst

Press TV talks to Kevin Barrett about who is really financing ISIL militants and why

The Truth About ISIS  with Syrian Girl

The Truth About ISIS with Syrian Girl

Who is backing ISIS? What is the agenda behind the group’s takeover of Iraq and the Middle East? Paul Joseph Watson talks with Syrian Girl

A map purportedly showing the areas ISIS plans to have under its control within five years has been widely shared online. As well as the Middle East, North Africa and large areas of Asia, it also reveals ISIS' ambition to extend into Europe. Spain, which was Muslim-ruled until the late 15th Century, would form part of the caliphate, as would the Balkan states and eastern Europe, up to and including Austria. Click to enlarge

Militants Plan to Establish Caliphate Across the Middle-East — and Europe

This really is a case of the ‘chickens coming home to roost’ although Frankenstein is a better analogy: because Western Intelligence was instrumental in the creation of ISIS

Lahcen Ikassrien

Ex-Guantanamo Inmate: Freed to Recruit for the ISIL?

The latest sign that the U.S. is covertly helping to foment the terror wrought by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.

Iran's new long range drone shown on Iranian TV. Click to enlarge

Iran’s Surveillance Drones Over Iraq Make U.S. Military Wary

Anthony Cordesman on why the U.S. military is growing concerned about Iranian drones over Iraq

The alleged leader of the ISIS wearing an expensive, ostentatious watch, which seems at odds with claims that he's a devout Muslim

Updated: Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi ridiculed for flashy wristwatch

It’s not journalists for the corporate media who first spot the ISIS’s alleged leader’s flashy watch, at odds with claims he’s a devout Muslim, but social media users

US using ISIL to topple Maliki: Tarpley

Iran’s Press TV talks to U.S. historian and author Webster G. Tarpley about how the U.S. is covertly using the ISIL

Iranian pilot killed fighting in Iraq: state media

Although Iran didn’t reveal the exact circumstances, it is thought that he was killed while on operations against ISIS militant group targeting Shia shrines

Iran and Russia Send Sukhois to Iraq

Iran sends Su-25 fighters to bolster Iraq’s fight against ISIS terrorists,

Kurdish Peshmerga forces man a checkpoint on the road leading from Kirkuk to the northern Iraqi city of Tikrit, June 20, 2014. Click to enlarge

Iraq crisis ‘made in Israel’

As Dr Kevin Barrett explains, Israel has much to gain from the disintegration of Iraq

US pushing Iraq toward Yugoslavia-style disintegration: Rodney Martin

If the U.S. can’t take all of Iraq’s oil, a break-up will ensure they will at least take some.

Syrian UN Ambassador: “Constructive Chaos” at Work in the Middle East

As in “order out of chaos”: Syria’s UN Ambassador tells it like it is

Obama seeks $US500m to equip Syrian rebels

Guaranteed to stoke the fires of conflict even more in Syria and adjacent Iraq

Iraq Confirms Syria’s Bombing on ISIS Bases; Baghdad to Buy Russian Warplanes to Dispel Rebels

Iraq plans to buy Russian jets to ‘destroy the terrorists’ hideouts after long delays waiting for U.S. F-16s

U.S. air strikes against Iraqi militants months away

President Obama will only approve air strikes against Sunni militants (most of whom are NOT Iraqi), if a more ‘inclusive’ government takes the reins of power in Baghdad. That could take months. Giving the militants time to consolidate their gains

Major General Qassim Suleimani (right), consults with another senior IRGC officer. Click to enlarge

Iran Secretly Sending Drones and Supplies Into Iraq, U.S. Officials Say

The West is playing a dangerous double-game in Iraq and it’s being assisted in what amounts to a double-cross by the corporate media

Syria’s Assad Accused of Boosting al-Qeada with secret oil deals

A prime exampls of how the corporate media is peddling lies for your money at the bidding of Western intelligence

As euphoria fades, Mosul wonders what ISIL rule will bring

Many of the city’s Sunni residents who at first welcomed the ISIL insurgents are now having second thoughts

Iran Air Force Mig-29 over Tehran. Iraqi Air Force Mig-29s were among many Iraqi planes flown to Iran to escape destruction during the 1991 Persian Gulf War. Iran impounded the planes and pressed some into service in the Iranian Air Force in lieu reparations for Iraq's attacking Iran at the outset of the First Persian Gulf War 1980-1988. Click to enlarge

Iran returns military aircraft to Iraq after 20 years

The planes, which were flown to Iran at the outbreak of the Gulf War in 1991, have been held in lieu reparations for Iraq’s having triggered the First Persian Gulf War 1980-1988

According to Joel C. Rosenbburg: most of the top Jordanian officials I spoke with recently warned of an “explosion” of Radical Islamic extremism and foreign jihadist fighters coming out of Syria that could threaten other nations in the region. Were they secretly instructed by U.S. trainers and are they now in Iraq? Click to enlarge

Mounting Evidence of Western Support For ISIL Militants

The same unholy trinity behind much of the mayhem in the Middle East appears to be at work in Iraq