Iraq

‘Iran plans tanker crash to force end to sanctions’

These claims, originally published in German weekly Der Spiegel, are reminiscent of earlier plots dreamt up by Western intelligence and used to blacken Iraq’s name. Remember them?

Iraq War – Was it Worth it?

Iraq War – Was it Worth it?

The Iraq war cost $3 Trillion. 4,800 US soldiers were killed and 32,000 seriously wounded. Iraqi civilian casualties range around 600,000. All for the overthrow of a despot who was originally installed and maintained with covert U.S. help

Iran closely monitoring U.S. military bases in the region

In anticipation of a U.S./Israeli air campaign against the Islamic Republic

The Last Time We Fought Iran

The Last Time We Fought Iran

A former CIA officer on the lessons to be learned from the Iran-Iraq War

BBC Caught Using ‘Iraq Photo to Illustrate Syrian Massacre’

BBC Caught Using ‘Iraq Photo to Illustrate Syrian Massacre’

Nonetheless, the Corporation ties itself in knots trying to explain it was just a simple mistake

BBC Caught Passing Off Old Photos From Iraq as Being of Syrian Massacre

BBC Caught Passing Off Old Photos From Iraq as Being of Syrian Massacre

The BBC is it again. Using a photo from Iraq in 2003 and claiming it was of the Houla massacre. Once the photographer who took the original shot cries foul it’s removed. But not before a screen shot is saved

Pentagon encircles Iran: Victory would take 3 weeks

Pentagon encircles Iran: Victory would take 3 weeks

US strategists believe that they could destroy or significanly downgrade Iran’s armed forces in about three weeks

Rates of cancer, leukaemia and congenital deformities higher in Fallujah than those reported in the aftermath of nuclear explosions in Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945. Click to enlarge

The Children of Fallujah – families fight back

Robert Fisk on the legacy of the Anglo-American ‘liberation’ of Iraq

The Children of Fallujah – Sayef’s story

The Children of Fallujah – Sayef’s story

A 2010 study said increases in infant mortality, cancer and leukaemia in Fallujah exceeded those reported by survivors of the atomic bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki

The Children of Fallujah – the hospital of horrors

Part II of Robert Fisk’s report from Fallujah a decade after it was ‘liberated’ by U.S. forces

Broadcast News Networks Misrepresent Intelligence On Iranian Nuclear Issues

Broadcast News Networks Misrepresent Intelligence On Iranian Nuclear Issues

Just as news coverage of Iraq’s alleged WMD helped pave the way for the invasion – before being revealed as flawed – so a recent study has found corporate news consistently misrepresents Iran’s nuclear program. Includes video

Israel-Iran History, Holocaust Perverted in Grass’s Poem

Coming from the man who helped champion the invasion of Iraq, in which Israel was the only real beneficiary, this attack reveals Jeffrey Goldberg for what he really is

Leaked Video Shows US Contractors Randomly Killing Civilians

Employees of the US military contracting group Academi (formerly Xe, Blackwater USA and Blackwater Worldwide) are seen in new leaked video randomly shooting their machine guns and driving their Humvees into Iraqi pedestrians

Israelis Grow Confident Strike on Iran’s Nukes Can Work

Israelis Grow Confident Strike on Iran’s Nukes Can Work

One of the journalists who helped pave the way for the invasion of Iraq is now preparing the public to accept military action against Iran

U.S. Drones Patrolling Its Skies Provoke Outrage in Iraq

Despite having officially withdrawn its military, the U.S. still about two-dozen U.A.V.s in Iraq, some of which are still operational

In Sadr City the streets are filled with potholes and strewn with refuse. Click to enlarge

Iraq: A country in shambles

Prior to the US-led invasion, the Bush administration promised the war would bring Iraqis a better life. That promise has yet to be fulfilled as clean water, reliable power and basic daily essentials are still in short supply

UK’s secret plots for Syria

Britain is reportedly drawing up secret plans for the imposition of a “No Fly Zone” over Syria – just as one was enforced over Iraq prior to its invasion

The war is pronounced dead

Pepe Escobar with an alternative take on the official end of the occupation of Iraq

Once again, war is prime time and journalism’s role is taboo

The role of respectable journalism in western state crimes — from Iraq to Iran, Afghanistan to Libya – remains taboo. It is currently deflected by the media theatre of the Leveson enquiry into phone hacking

Possible routes for Israeli strikes on Iranian nuclear facilities.

Using Fake Intelligence to Justify War on Iran

For the past eight years threats have been directed at Iran. Fake intelligence has been an integral part of this. There are indications, however, that this time the Western military alliance is not “crying wolf”