Category: Iraq

For the anti-war movement, Chilcot is not the end.

For some people it was impossible to believe that this day would come. Seven years after Chilcot started to take evidence, 12 years after the previous inquiry into the Iraq war by Lord Butler, many anti-war protesters could be forgiven for being sceptical about what the report would say. First impressions, announced over microphones and […]

State Dept never heard of Obama’s ‘no boots on the ground’

Three years ago, President Obama said he did not “foresee a scenario in which boots on the ground in Syria, American boots on the ground in Syria would not only be good for America, but also would be good for Syria.” It was a stance repeated on a number of occasions since then, even as […]

Turkey ready to give up on blockade issue for Israeli gas?

Israel and Turkey are close to normalizing full diplomatic ties, sources in the Prime Minister’s Office said Thursday night, following a high level secret meeting in Switzerland a day earlier to hammer out the reconciliation terms. Incoming Mossad head Yossi Cohen, and Joseph Ciechanover, who has served as Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s special envoy to […]

Chemical agent sarin smuggled from Turkey to ISIS – MP

Islamic State terrorists in Syria received all necessary materials to produce deadly sarin gas via Turkey, Turkish MP Eren Erdem has told RT, insisting there are grounds to believe a cover up has taken place. The main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) member, Erdem, brought up the issue for public discussion in parliament last week, […]

Turkey just invade Iraq to protect Erdogan’s ISIS Oil routes?

Contrary to what you might have read, there’s really nothing unusual about that. As you may recall, Turkey’s military entered Iraq back in September in hot pursuit of PKK “terrorists” Ankara claimed had fled over the border. And that was just par for the proverbial course. Here’s what we said at the time: In early […]

London tube station stabbing ‘a terrorist incident’

The stabbing of three people at a London tube station by a man wielding a large knife is being treated as a “terrorist incident”, the Met Police has said. The suspect apparently shouted “this is for Syria” before attacking members of the public near the ticket barriers at Leytonstone station. One man was stabbed in […]

FBI investigating U.S. shooting as an act of terrorism

The FBI is investigating the San Bernardino shooting as an act of terrorism, it confirmed on Friday, giving the atrocity a national security dimension and renewed political urgency. “As of today, based on the information and the facts that we know … we are now investigating these horrific acts as an act of terrorism,” FBI […]

Putin: Not worried about democracy coming to our borders..

The 12th annual Valdai Discussion Club meeting in Russia’s Sochi has focused on international armed conflicts. Russian President Vladimir Putin is taking part in its final plenary session devoted to the crisis in the Middle East. Bill Clinton’s Epic Double-Cross: How “Not An Inch” Brought NATO To Russia’s Border Putin’s Bombing of Syria’s Moderates Must […]

AFP article uses Iraqi Refugee in anti-Syrian propaganda

Charity that helped academics flee Nazis aids Syrians, Iraqis Nadia Faydh, 37, holds a PhD in English and American poetry from the University of Baghdad and was teaching at Al-Mustansiriya University in the Iraqi capital when she encountered intimidation by Shiite militias. afp.com From Damascus to Glasgow: Syrian academics’ escape to freedom The couple, who […]

Alex Salmond: UK must probe airstrike death reports

ALEX Salmond yesterday called on the UK Government to investigate claims that UK-embedded airstrikes have resulted in the deaths of hundreds of civilians in Iraq and Syria. The SNP foreign affairs spokesman has asked the Ministry of Defence to investigate the findings of a report by Airwars, a project team of independent journalists, which shows […]

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