Iraq

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

Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Joseph Dunford, left, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, and Defense Under Secretary and Chief Financial Office David Norquist, testify on the Department of Defense budget posture, during a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing, Thursday April 26, 2018, on Capitol Hill in Washington. Click to enlarge

Mattis Foresees ‘Re-Energized’ Fight Against IS in Syria

As more French Special Forces join US forces you might wonder why Mattis promises to up the fight against IS — especially when they’ve been all but defeated?

Calling for war again, the Neo-cons who drowned the Middle East in blood

Calling for war again, the Neo-cons who drowned the Middle East in blood

There are chilling echoes of what happened in Iraq. Then the excuse was “Weapons of Mass Destruction”. Now it is “chemical weapons”. Have we learned nothing?

Iran’s General Soleimani has evidence of US-Daesh collusion: Official

Documents contain precise information on the geographical position, time and exact details of US collusion with Islamic State (ISIS, ISIL or Daesh) terrorists

Wilkerson says ‘Israel’s security’ was motive for Iraq war– though not in NYT op-ed

Colin Powell’s former chief of staff in the run-up to the Iraq war, retired Colonel Lawrence Wilkerson says Neocons who led us to that war are doing same with Iran

I Helped Sell the False Choice of War Once. It’s Happening Again.

Former secretary of state Colin Powell’s chief writes that they sold Americans the case for war with Iraq. Now it looks as if history is repeating itself

Uncle Sam Dumps the Kurds (Yet Again)

The Saker explains why treachery lies at the very heart of Anglo-U.S.-Zionist power and why its attempt to rid the Middle East of Shia power have failed

Dying North Koreans a sign US diplomatic strategy works, Tillerson says

Dying North Koreans a sign US diplomatic strategy works, Tillerson says

Starving North Koreans indicate that US strategy is working, says US secretary of state. Just as it did in Saddam’s Iraq where US sanctions killed nearly half a million

It's notable that those photos published in the Western media of the protests usually only feature individual protesters, like the above, or small groups not large crowds. Suggesting that the protests may not be as large as reported. Note also that protesters faces are conveniently covered, to prevent identification of participants. click to enlarge

Two Iran protest deaths ’caused by foreign agents’, local governor says

Are we about to see a replay of recent events in Iraq and Syria now play out in Iran? Is the corporate media preparing us mentally for regime change in Tehran?

Syrian War Report – December 18, 2017: Iran-Syria Supply Road Launched

Previously Iran supplied Hezbollah and its Syrian allies via air. Now however, Tehran has established a road supply route

Russia’s Victory and the Western Denial Habit

Russia’s Victory and the Western Denial Habit

Russia defeats terrorism, the West creates terrorism, and the abhorrent debacle requires the endless habit of Western denial, which the media helps perpetuate

MSM Whitewash Admits US Funds ISIS But There Is Much More To The Story

MSM Whitewash Admits US Funds ISIS But There Is Much More To The Story

ISIS is controlled by the U.S. and NATO, writes Brandon Turdville, and the corporate media has been complicit in this deadly deception

Nearly a third of all weapons used by Isil on the battlefield were manufactured in EU, report claims

The Telegraph’s claim that this is an indication of “how easily weapons can end up in the wrong hands” is a poor cover story. This is more evidence of how the militants were covertly armed, financed and supported by the West and its allies

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Syria – ISIS Is Defeated – The U.S. Is Next In Line

ISIS has been defeated in Syria. Where please is the “deal” that allows the U.S. to indefinitely occupy north-east Syria as it now officially demands?

When Washington Cheered the Jihadists

Washington helped unleash hell across the Mideast in the naïve belief that jihadist proxies could be controlled and used to do its dirty work

US New Moves: War with Iran May Be Much Closer Than We Think

The US is deploying its forces in order to prevent Iran from establishing a land link to the Mediterranean via Iraq, Syria and Lebanon.