“The War on Terror”

Behind the headlines in the “War on Terror”

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”

Aftermath of attack on Mpeketoni, Kenya. Click to enlarge

‘White man speaking fluent British English’ led killing of 60 Kenyan football fans

Like the Mumbai attacks, the participation of ‘whites’ suggests the involvement of Western intelligence in what was essentially a false flag attack

ISIL militants parade. Click to enlarge

It’s all for Israel

Mike Whitney argues that ISIS is a clear part of a US strategy to break up the Iran-Iraq-Syria-Hezbollah alliance

Iran says Obama remarks show U.S. not serious in fighting terrorism

The U.S. will covertly promote terrorism to further its foreign policy goals, as it’s doing in Syria. It will also indirectly promote terror, as it’s doing in Iraq with the help of its allies in the gulf states

US should aid Syria to get rid of ISIS: Analyst

Of course it wont because, as Webster Tarpley explains, Obama is a “weak and passive figure … a puppet president of Wall Street” who is being pushed toward a wider war

Ted Cruz: Negotiating With Iran Poses National Security Risk

Texas senator says negotiating with Iran over the ongoing strife in Iraq poses a threat to America’s national security

ISIL militants seeking sex slaves in Mosul

Contradicting the foreign backed militant’s claims that they are fighting for Islamic principles

Senior Saudi ISIL Commander Killed in Iraq

More indications of Saudi backing for militants in Iraq, even as Riyadh rejects such accusations as “ludicrous”

U.S. Signals Iraq’s Maliki Should Go

U.S. military action against militants dependent on Maliki stepping down

Saudis give apparent warning to Iran: don’t meddle in Iraq

From those who covertly armed and financed the militants wreaking mayhem in Iraq

ISIL militants parade. Click to enlarge

The Engineered Destruction and Political Fragmentation of Iraq. Towards the Creation of a US Sponsored Islamist Caliphate

Michel Chussudovsky on how ISIS is helping fulfil the West’s Middle East agenda

US Leading Iran Into Iraq Quagmire

Let’s not forget that the gulf states originally armed and financed ISIS. So is the West’s sudden rapprochement with Iran all it seems? Or is it a ploy to draw Iran into a debilitating conflict in Iraq?

U.S. and Jordanian Special Forces training at the King Abdullah Special Operations Training Center in Amman, Jordan, last year. Click to enlarge

U.S. Trained ISIS at Secret Base in Jordan

Members of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, or ISIS, were trained in 2012 by U.S. instructors working at a secret base in Jordan, according to informed Jordanian officials

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

Assad-busters: At a secret base in Jordan, U.S Special forces are training Syrian rebels for war…

Flashback: having failed to overthrow Assad have they now turned their attention to Maliki?