Iraq

This map was published by Robin Wright nine months before the offensive by Daesh into Iraq and Syria. According to this Pentagon researcher, it rectifies the map published in 2005 by Ralf Peters for the reshaping of the Greater Middle East.

After the Caliphate, Rojava

With the defeat of its proxies by Russian-Syrian-Iranian aligned forces, the Pentagon has formulated a new strategy using the Kurds as cannon fodder.

Thousands of Iranian-backed fighters are battling their way through the Middle East in a bid to secure a corridor from Tehran through Iraq, Syria and Lebanon to the Mediterranean. If secured, the route would be the biggest prize yet for Iran in its involvement in Syria's six-year-old civil war and would provide unhindered land access to its allies in Syria and Lebanon for the first time. Click to enlarge

Iran extends reach with fight for land link to Mediterranean

Iran in the process of establishing a direct physical link with allies in Syria and Lebanon, which will enable it to deploy its forces directly on Israel’s borders

US soldiers at a military base in Mosul, Iraq, Jan 2017. Click to enlarge

US military constructing new base in Iraq’s Kurdish region: Report

The base, which is 60 per cent complete, is the fifth U.S. military base in Iraq’s Kurdish region

Third of British people want to see Tony Blair tried as a war criminal over Iraq, finds YouGov poll

Third of British people want to see Tony Blair tried as a war criminal over Iraq, finds YouGov poll

A recent survey found that 33% of Britons agreed that Tony Blair should be tried as a “war criminal”

Iraqi Vice President Maliki. Click to enlarge

U.S. Created ISIS — Iraqi Vice President

Iraqi Vice President claims the U.S. created ISIS and the Western news media responds with unanimous silence

A picture taken July 9 2017 shows the destruction in Mosul's old city. Click to enlarge

The massacre of Mosul: 40,000 feared dead in battle to take back city from Isis

Scale of civilian casualties far worse than originally thought

US troops to stay in Iraq after Islamic State defeated

Just as thousands of American troops remain in Afghanistan, a sizable U.S. military contingent will remain in Iraq, ostensibly to prevent Islamic State from returning

Tony Blair should be prosecuted over Iraq war, high court hears

Tony Blair should be prosecuted over Iraq war, high court hears

Will the elite protect Tony Blair as calls mount for him to stand trial over his role in the Iraq invasion?

US President Donald Trump sits down for lunch with troops during a visit to the US Central Command  at MacDill Air Force Base on February 6, 2017 in Tampa, Florida.
Trump on Monday paid his first visit to US Central Command, meeting officers who will form the tip of the spear in implementing his new strategy to defeat the Islamic State group. / AFP PHOTO / MANDEL NGAN

The US risks war with Iran in eastern Syria

Some in Washington hope the US can cut off Iran’s regional influence in eastern Syria, but that’s a recipe for endless war

Syria Summary – The End Of The War Is Now In Sight

Moon of Alabama looks at recent developments in Syria

U.S. Wants Control Over Anbar And Beyond - Iraq and Syria Will Prevent It

U.S. Wants Control Over Anbar And Beyond – Iraq and Syria Will Prevent It

The U.S. plans to impose an economic stranglehold on Iraq, Syria and Jordan with a toll road. Moon of Alabama explains

Iraq Seizes ‘World’s Largest’ Ransom on Route to Royal Kidnappers

Officials at Baghdad International Airport became suspicious when their X-ray machines could not see into 23 large bags unloaded from a Qatari plane. Turns out they contained dollars and euros in cash worth a total of $500 million

Attorney General tries to block bid to prosecute Tony Blair over Iraq War

This is what happens when you do the elite’s bidding. No matter what crime you carry out. Regardless of how many die you’ll be immune from prosecution. Like Tony Blair

US Defence Secretary John Mattiss  in Baghdad in 2013 speaking to reporters about chemical weapons. Click to enlarge

There’s a terrifying sense of deja vu as the Generals take over the White House

John Bradley, a veteran White House correspondent who covered the build-up to the US-led invasion of Iraq in 2003, feels a terrible sense of deja vu

China's Ambassador Li Baodong (front C) votes during a U.N. Security Council meeting on a European-Arab draft resolution endorsing an Arab League plan calling for Syria's President Bashar al-Assad to give up power in New York February 4, 2012. The Homs attack made Friday the bloodiest day of an 11-month uprising and it gave new urgency to a push by the Arab League, the United States and Europe for a U.N. resolution calling for Assad to cede p+ower. Th Security Council had scheduled an open meeting for Saturday to vote on the draft. But Russia asked that the 15-nation body not immediately do so and instead hold consultations. REUTERS/Allison Joyce (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS)

Russia and China Catch Security Council in a Devastating Lie

Security Council expresses “unanimous concern” about Islamic State’s use of chemical weapons — then blocks Russia-China resolution to investigate. Why?

Anti-Daesh coalition meeting in Washington

Destroy Daesh?

Washington intends to destroy the Frankenstein it created in the form of Daesh, aka ISIS. But will the Europeans, asks Thierry Meyssan, try to save their proxies?

As many as 240 thought to have been killed in the incident

US confirms air strike on civilian area of Mosul

As many as 240 Iraqis thought to have been killed in U.S. air strike

Rex Tillerson: US forces will stay in Iraq after defeat of Islamic State

Just as a “residual force” of nearly ten thousand U.S. troops has stayed in Afghanistan after the official U.S. withdrawal

Third Time’s The Charm – These Neocons Want Another Sunni Insurgency (Updated)

Moon of Alabama explains that the Neocon’s want to reignite conflict in the Middle East; using “Sunni Arab tribes” to destroy the Syrian state and then attack the Iranian “bridge” to Hizbullah in Lebanon.

Iraq: US Forces Evacuate ISIL Commanders from Western Mosul

Iraq: US Forces Evacuate ISIL Commanders from Western Mosul

Iraqi commanders fighting ISIL terrorists claim US forces are airlifting terrorist leaders from besieged Western Mosul