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The Iraq War’s Known Unknowns

In September 2002, as the Bush-43 administration was rolling out its ad campaign for invading Iraq because of alleged WMD, the Joint Chiefs of Staff received a briefing about the paucity of WMD evidence. But the report was shelved and the war went on, as ex-CIA analyst Ray McGovern explains.

EDITOR'S CHOICE | 27.01.2016


 

US to Illegally Build Military Base in Syria in Preparation for Ground War

US Defense Secretary Ashton Carter told CNBC on January 22 he wants to speed up the battle to defeat the Islamic State. In an interview with «Squawk Box» at the World Economic Forum, Carter said the United States' active allies in the fight are doing a lot, but can do more...

Andrei AKULOV | 23.01.2016


 

Club of Chosen to Tackle Problem of Global Importance in Narrow Circle

US, French and other allies agreed they must step up the fight against Islamic State in coming months to vanquish the extremist group from its strongholds in Syria and Iraq. The defense ministers of Australia, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands and Britain – the seven countries most heavily involved in the US-led anti-Islamic State (IS) operation – met in Paris on Jan. 20 to review strategy as the militants spread their influence around the globe...

Alex GORKA | 21.01.2016


 

Turkey’s Foreign Military Bases and Their Threat to Stability

Rather than view with alarm Turkey’s announcement that it is building at least three military bases abroad, the United States and NATO have welcomed Ankara’s move as a contribution to stability. Nothing could be further from the truth. Turkey’s duplicitous fingerprints are all over support for terrorist groups like the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), Jabhat al-Nusra, and Al-Qaeda in Syria and Iraq, Ansar al-Sharia in Libya, and the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt and Tunisia...

Wayne MADSEN | 21.01.2016


 

ISIL Janissary Army of Sultan Erdogan

In the days of the Ottoman sultans, Janissaries, mercenaries recruited to personally serve as the sultan’s private army, wielded tremendous power throughout the Ottoman empire, which also happened to be the last Islamic caliphate. The Janissaries were mostly recruited from conquered Christian peoples in Albania, Serbia, Macedonia, Bosnia, and Bulgaria. Christian families saw their young sons pressganged into military service as soldier slaves for the Ottoman emperor. Normally, the families never again saw their sons...

Wayne MADSEN | 11.01.2016


 

U.S. Accused Of Smuggling 2000 ISIS Fighters Out Of Ramadi

The Iraqi Army, the Counter Terrorism units, the Federal police, and Anbar tribes entered the city of Ramadi that was occupied by the self-proclaimed “Islamic State” group (ISIS) for several months. To their biggest surprise, only a few bodies of the terrorist group were found when intelligence gathering by the U.S led coalition and the Iraqi intelligence service confirmed the presence of around 2000 fighters in the city until days before the final assault. Six ISIS fighters were arrested while trying to flee Ramadi among the 442 civilians who left the city one day before the final assault on the city center.

EDITOR'S CHOICE | 04.01.2016


 

Creating an “Independent Sunni State”: Washington Calls for the Partition and Fracturing of Syria and Iraq

EDITOR'S CHOICE | 31.12.2015


 

Ramadi Recaptured: Major Event in History of Anti-Islamic State Effort

Finally, it has happened! After days of mounting expectation, the Iraqi government forces have retaken Ramadi – the capital of western Anbar Province, a predominantly Sunni Arab city about 90km (55 miles) west of Baghdad – from Islamic State (IS) militants. Ramadi was captured by IS in May in an embarrassing defeat for the Iraqi army. The militant group seized a third of Iraq in a sweeping advance last year. It is the second major city after Tikrit to be retaken from Islamic State since then...

Andrei AKULOV | 28.12.2015


 

Iraqi Kurdistan’s Bid for Independence to Become Burning Issue on International Agenda

A new non-Arab important actor may soon appear on the Middle East map. Iraqi Kurdistan Autonomous Region President and Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) leader, Massoud Barzani demanded his party to work with other parties to find a mechanism of action to hold a referendum on the independence of Kurdistan...

Andrei AKULOV | 24.12.2015


 

Turkish-ISIL Oil Trade: The Roles of the Kurdistan Regional Government, Britain, and Israel (III)

Turkish officials were involved in illegal transport of oil from Iraq long before the emergence of the so-called Islamic State (ISIL/ISIS/IS/DAESH). Their illegal trade expanded to the Syrian Arab Republic with the intensification of the conflict in Syria. Turkey, however, is not the only player involved in the illegal oil trade in Syria and Iraq. The operations of the Anglo-Turkish company Genel Energy PLC, which works in Iraqi Kurdistan and Malta, illustrates the constellation of financial and energy sector interests involved...

Mahdi Darius NAZEMROAYA | 19.12.2015




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European Political Influence Operations Are «Made in USA»

In yet another case of pure American hypocrisy on a grand scale, the US Congress has ordered James Clapper, the director of National Intelligence, to investigate alleged Russian financing of European political parties over the past decade...

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