“The War on Terror”

Behind the headlines in the “War on Terror”

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.

London Times Exposes Saudi Creation of Terrorist Threat

London Times Exposes Saudi Creation of Terrorist Threat

Actually we believe the threat is not only the product of Saudi Arabia. British, U.S. and Israeli covert operations have also been involved

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

Abdul-Kareem Al-Ways

Captured Jabhat Nusra Leader Exposes Saudi, American Roles in Terrorism

Statement by captured terrorist indicates the involvement of “Saudi, Qatari, American and British officers” in Syrian conflict

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

Israel claims Assad’s forces behind cross-border attack that killed teen

Is Israel looking for a pretext to intervene directly in Syria?

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

US, UK ignored Kurds’ warning over ISIL in Iraq

Another indication that the U.S. and UK are working in collusion with Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) terrorists

A satellite image shows a plume of smoke rising from Iraq's largest oil refinery. Click to enlarge

Iraq Isis Crisis: Sunni Islamists Claim Control of Baiji Oil Refinery Again

Taking control of the facility would be vital for the militants who need energy resources to fuel their fighting.

Abandoned and burned out Iraqi Army Humvee near Mosul. Click to enlarge

If history and petropolitics teach us anything, the collapse of Iraq shouldn’t come as surprise

You only need to go back ten years to see how this was a crisis waiting to happen

ISIL militants well-funded for years: Scott Richard

Press TV talks with Scott Rickard, a former US intelligence linguist, about the emergence of ISIL

Abandoned Iraqi military equipment left during the flight from Mosul. Click to enlarge

Iraqi military facing ‘psychological collapse’

After tens of thousands of desertions, the Iraqi military is reeling from what one US official described as “psychological collapse”