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Meet the Anglo-Turkish Oil Company With an Iron Grip on KRG Oil
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Meet the Anglo-Turkish Oil Company With an Iron Grip on KRG Oil
September 14, 2021

Today, Genel Energy owns rights in at least six production-sharing contracts (PSCs) in Iraqi Kurdistan, and is the largest oil producer in the region.

20 Years of War and Terror
September 11, 2021

Two years after September 11th it seemed that the United States and allies like the UK, Canada and Australia had the momentum. The Anglosphere had liberated Kabul and Baghdad. The Israelis defeated the Palestinian’s Second Intifada.

20 Years of War and Terror
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Special Immigrant Visas (SIV): A Brief, Sad History
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Special Immigrant Visas (SIV): A Brief, Sad History
September 4, 2021

That’s the beast of the Afghan War, SIV version, all too little, too late, all uncertain, all based on thrown together plans, stymied by hubris, failure to admit we screwed up, and a failure to coordinate a whole-of-government approach. So people suffer and people die in chaos in some far away place. Again.

The Crimes of the West in Afghanistan and the Suffering That Remains
August 23, 2021

As in Iraq, as in Libya, as in Mali. It is time to finally bury the doctrine of the so-called “responsibility to protect”, which was coined at the time of the beginning of the Afghan war, and to brand it as what it was from the beginning: a neocolonial project.

The Crimes of the West in Afghanistan and the Suffering That Remains
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Iraq Needs an Independent Government, Not ‘Training’
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Iraq Needs an Independent Government, Not ‘Training’
August 11, 2021

After losing some 4,431 troops and 8,000 mercenaries (aka ‘contractors’) and 1,145 troops from allied nations dragooned into the Iraq conflict, and 31,994 wounded – many with serious head wounds from roadside bombs – Washington switched gears in Iraq and adopted the old British Imperial system of colonial rule.

Bomber Joe Biden Strikes Iraq and Syria: Retaliation Breeds More Incidents
July 15, 2021

Joe Biden is continuing down the path that began with George W. Bush, with military action used as a substitute for any real foreign policy.

Bomber Joe Biden Strikes Iraq and Syria: Retaliation Breeds More Incidents
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U.S. Wars Come Home to Roost
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U.S. Wars Come Home to Roost
July 10, 2021

There’s only so much psychologists and other experts can do after a person has been put into the stress of kill or be killed. To return to civilian life after that and have people who haven’t a clue, who don’t care a bit, give them the false “thank you for your service” is a kind of damage that transcends PTSD and “moral injury.”

Biden’s Airstrikes in Syria and Iraq Are a Sign of His Weakness and Ignorance of the Region
July 5, 2021

It has always baffled western news pundits how peace talks are carried out in the Middle East, where both sides increase their military capability against one another while drinking sweet tea and discussing peace with your enemy.

Biden’s Airstrikes in Syria and Iraq Are a Sign of His Weakness and Ignorance of the Region
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