Iraq

Pompeo: The Real Threat to U.S. National Security

Colin Powell’s former chief of staff says Mike Pompeo is lying about the threat posed by Iran, and unlike the former U.S. secretary of state regarding Iraq, Pompeo knows it

Tulsi Gabbard Schools Jake Tapper On CIA Funding Of “Terror-Linked Groups” In Syria

One of the few U.S. politicians with any integrity tells how American taxpayers fund ISIS

British troops on patrol in Basra in 2007. Click to enlarge

British army permitted shooting of civilians in Iraq and Afghanistan

No doubt U.S. troops and the I.D.F. are told exactly the same thing

Trump Calls for Keeping Troops in Iraq to Watch Iran, Possibly Upending ISIS Fight

The U.S. has not even commenced withdrawing from Syria and Trump is already calling for renewed military presence in Iraq. Will US troops ever leave?

Terrorism at the Service of ‘Regime Change’.

Terrorism at the Service of ‘Regime Change’.

The 2013 Boston marathon bombing and the 2015 Bataclan massacre in Paris were both masterminded by Islamist recipients of Western aid for “freedom fighters”

The White Helmets, alleged organ traders & child kidnappers, should be condemned not condoned

The White Helmets, alleged organ traders & child kidnappers, should be condemned not condoned

The corporate media hailed them as “rescue workers” but remained silent about their kidapping and trading human organs

US State Department Email From 2012 States “al-Qaeda Is On Our Side In Syria”

The US has NOT been fighting ISIS or al-Qaeda in Syria and Iraq. In reality, the only forces fighting terrorists in either country have been Syria, Russia, and Iran.

When did the Infamous Red Coats become Cheap Cannon Fodder?

When did the Infamous Red Coats become Cheap Cannon Fodder?

Despite widespread public opposition British Special Forces were actively deployed on the ground in Syria, where militants targeted them using U.S.-supplied weapons

The White House reportedly asked the Pentagon for military plans to strike Iran

The White House reportedly asked the Pentagon for military plans to strike Iran

Warmonger John Bolton asked for the options after three mortar bombs were fired at the U.S. diplomatic quarter in Baghdad last year

US Embassy in Iraq Covers 80 Football Fields - A Behemoth From Which to Rule the Middle East?

US Embassy in Iraq Covers 80 Football Fields – A Behemoth From Which to Rule the Middle East?

The next biggest US embassy, in Beijing, is only one tenth the size. It’s 6 times larger than UN headquarters

Over 20,000 US Forces Deployed in Iraq

Stealth is of the essnce here. So that not only most Iraqis unaware of the U.S. troop deployment, crucially, most Amercans are too

Syria: Israel's Invisible Hand

Syria: Israel’s Invisible Hand

After being drawn into conflicts in the Middle East in which it had no interest, Ryan Dawson asks, can the U.S. now shake-off its foreign policy parasites?

Iraqi lawmakers demand US withdraw troops after surprise Trump visit

Local politicians from opposing parties call for US forces to leave Iraq, after Trump’s visit to US troops in the country on Boxing day. Although Trump says he has no plans to withdraw troops

How Big Brother Grips Americans’ Minds to Support Invasions

How Big Brother Grips Americans’ Minds to Support Invasions

For decades polls have shown that the institution Americans respect most is the U.S. military. Despite Vietnam, Iraq, Syria and Afghanistan. Eric Zuesse explains why

US army soldiers stand next to military vehicles in the town of Bartella, east of Mosul, Iraq. Click to enlarge

US forces establish new base in Iraq near border with Syria: Report

So even if U.S. forces do withdraw from Syria – and that’s a big IF — they will be still close by. Ready to move back in at short notice should the order be given

Mike Pompeo announces the creation of the « Iran Action Group

Pompeo condemns Iran missile test

With Iraq the pretext for military intervention was its WMD, which turned out to be non-existent. However, with Iran a new pretext is being pursued, its missiles

Iraq refuses to comply with U.S. sanctions on Iran

It would be viewed as a major geopolitical defeat for the US if Baghdad were to be pulled deeper into Tehran’s orbit.

Cargo City, artist's conception. Click to enlarge

New $32 Million US Military Logistics Hub in Kuwait Nearly Finished

A major new logistics hub in Kuwait will serve U.S. military operations in Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan and, if hostilities erupt with Israel’s arch-enemy, Iran too

Lessons to Be Learned from NATO’S Most Destructive War

Thank you US-NATO, and especially thank you, President Obama. The countries you helped wreck will take decades to recover

Credible report alleges US relocates ISIS from Syria and Iraq into Russia via Afghanistan

If true, writes Eric Zuesse, it means that Trump is following through on a plan initiated by Bush I in 1990 to destroy Russia