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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.

Cherry-picking Toward War with Iran

U.S. officials are engaged in the same kind of distorted intelligence that led to the catastrophic Iraq invasion, writes ex-CIA analyst Paul R. Pillar.

"Delay, Deny, Hope You Die": A Documentary

“Delay, Deny, Hope You Die”: A Documentary

How the military-industrial complex treats those who do its dirty work. A clip from a new documentary about US soldiers poisoned in Iraq and Afghanistan

People inspect the aftermath of a deadly car bomb explosion that hit a popular fruit and vegetable market in a commercial street in Baghdad's northwestern neighborhood of Hurriyah, Iraq, Monday, Oct. 31, 2016. Iraqi police say a parked car bomb exploded in Baghdad's northwestern neighborhood of Hurriyah on Sunday, killed at least 10 and wounding many. (AP Photo/ Karim Kadim)

Flashback: How the Corporate Media Passes Off Staged Events as ‘News’

UK Column News expose how the corporate media portrays an obviously staged event as a Baghdad terror attack in 2016. “Fake News” in every sense

Ayatollah Khamenei meets with Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi. Click to enlarge

Iraqi leader visits Iran as Tehran seeks to drive wedge with Washington

Iran’s Ayatollah Khamennei warns visiting Iraqi Prime Minister: “Don’t trust America … it will harm you in the future”

US Mercenaries, Iraqi Highways and the Mystery of the Never-Ending ISIS Hordes

US Mercenaries, Iraqi Highways and the Mystery of the Never-Ending ISIS Hordes

Plans for toll roads to be established across Iraq — to be guarded and patrolled by U.S. “private contractors”

U.S. Urges Saudi Arabia-Iraq to Join Alliance Against Iran

U.S. Secretary of State visits the Middle East to help forge an alliance against growing Iranian influence in the region

Iraqi Army Discovers US-Made Missiles in ISIS’s Military Base in Mosul

More evidence that ISIS (ISIL, Islamic State or Daesh) is being supported by the West and its allies in the gulf states and Israel

White Man’s Burden

It’s not “anti-Semitic” to say that Jews were largely responsible for the Iraq war. It’s a fact. One that Israel’s Haaretz openly admits in this 2003 article

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