Iraq

Islamic State executed 700 from Syrian tribe

Islamic State, formerly known as ISIS or ISIL, continues to wreak havoc across Syria and Iraq, killing 700 members of a tribe in eastern Syria, most of them civilians

Iraq Policy: Washington’s Puzzle Palace Keeps Getting Curiouser

The most salient point of this article has featured elsewhere on this website but it needs hammered home: the U.S. was instrumental in the creation of the Islamic State terror group. David Stockman details further interesting background

Iraq crisis: West’s ‘mandate’ limited by national borders – and don’t dare mention oil

With the emergence of the Islamic State few may have mentioned it but it’s still a key factor. Robert Fisk explains

Britain deploys Tornados for Iraq aid reconnaissance

RAF Tornados going back to Iraq to fly reconainnssance flights prior to aid drops

Members minority yazidi religion were threatened after islamic state isis threatened with execution if they didn't convert to Islam. Click to enlarge

Islamic State ‘Executes and Buries 500 Yazidis’

Islamic State militants reported to have killed 500 Yazidis, including woman and children, many of whom were buried alive

‘This is going to be a long term project’

Obama announces that US military involvement in Iraq will continue for MONTHS

Two U.S. Navy F-18 fighter jets were used to strike at Islamic State militants in Iraq.

US air strikes on Iraq extremists

This never need have happened and nor should we give Obama any credit for it. As he helped create these extremists in the first place

ISIL funded by US to break up region: Analyst

Press TV talks to Kevin Barrett about who is really financing ISIL militants and why

The Truth About ISIS  with Syrian Girl

The Truth About ISIS with Syrian Girl

Who is backing ISIS? What is the agenda behind the group’s takeover of Iraq and the Middle East? Paul Joseph Watson talks with Syrian Girl

A map purportedly showing the areas ISIS plans to have under its control within five years has been widely shared online. As well as the Middle East, North Africa and large areas of Asia, it also reveals ISIS' ambition to extend into Europe. Spain, which was Muslim-ruled until the late 15th Century, would form part of the caliphate, as would the Balkan states and eastern Europe, up to and including Austria. Click to enlarge

Militants Plan to Establish Caliphate Across the Middle-East — and Europe

This really is a case of the ‘chickens coming home to roost’ although Frankenstein is a better analogy: because Western Intelligence was instrumental in the creation of ISIS

Lahcen Ikassrien

Ex-Guantanamo Inmate: Freed to Recruit for the ISIL?

The latest sign that the U.S. is covertly helping to foment the terror wrought by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.

Iran's new long range drone shown on Iranian TV. Click to enlarge

Iran’s Surveillance Drones Over Iraq Make U.S. Military Wary

Anthony Cordesman on why the U.S. military is growing concerned about Iranian drones over Iraq

US using ISIL to topple Maliki: Tarpley

Iran’s Press TV talks to U.S. historian and author Webster G. Tarpley about how the U.S. is covertly using the ISIL

Iranian pilot killed fighting in Iraq: state media

Although Iran didn’t reveal the exact circumstances, it is thought that he was killed while on operations against ISIS militant group targeting Shia shrines

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.

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