Iraq News Links 12-13 June 2014

13 June 2014 —

America’s Covert Re-Invasion of Iraq (Global Research)

Iraq cleric issues Shia call to arms (BBC)

Civil war and black reaction in Iraq: a Frankenstein’s monster of imperialism raises its head (

The Most Cancerous Street in Iraq? Extremely High Rates of Cancer in Area Bombed by the US (Global Research)

US Kerry expects Obama to make ‘timely decisions’ on Iraqi crisis (Voice of Russia)

Militants in Iraq kidnap 16 Georgian citizens in Mosul (ITAR-TASS)

Iraq’s “World Of Hurt” (Moon of Alabama)

Zarif Reveals Iran’s Proposal for Ensuring against “Breakout” (Dissident Voice)

The Jewish Plan for the Middle East and Beyond (Dissident Voice)

Iraq bolsters Baghdad defense capacity as militants advance capital (Voice of Russia)

America’s Covert Re-Invasion of Iraq (Land Destroyer)

Iraq militants seize new towns (BBC)

Deadly Fiasco (Craig Murray)

No role for NATO in Iraq — Rasmussen (ITAR-TASS)

Russia to initiate UN SC meeting on terrorism in Middle East — Churkin (ITAR-TASS)

NATO’s Terror Hordes in Iraq a Pretext for Syria Invasion (Land Destroyer)

Iraq crisis and World Cup – the papers (BBC)

US confirms relocation of American officers in Iraq, Kerry wants Obama to ‘take measures’ (Voice of Russia)

Iraq crisis threatens to ignite regional war (WSWS)

US excludes possibility of ground operation in Iraq (Voice of Russia)

Obama: All options open on Iraq (BBC)

Iraq: Armed Islamists are Approaching Baghdad (NEO)

Oil prices at nine-month high on heels of Iraq violence (RT)

Militants take half of Iraq under control (SCF)

Takfiris on run amid army operations in north: Iraq FM (SCF)

Militants Seize Provincial HQ in Mosul City, Iraq

Wall Street Journal The fighters are believed to be affiliated with the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, an al Qaeda splinter group that is behind the bulk of the bloody …

Leader of Iraq insurgents is jihad’s rising leader

Chicago Tribune Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, commander of the Islamic State in Iraq and the … in Syria andIraq’s weak central authority after the U.S. military withdrawal to …

Iraq Anxiety Pushes Oil to Three-Month High

Fox Business Fighting in Iraq also prompted concerns about the oil supply outlook, lifting U.S. crude futures CLc1 0.8 percent to $105.19 a barrel, their highest since …

Iraq foreign minister: Iraq faces ‘mortal threat’

Washington Post In a stunning assault that exposed Iraq’s eroding central authority, al-Qaida-inspired militants overran much of Mosul on Tuesday, seizing government …

Iraq crisis: oil spikes to three-year high of $111 a barrel Oil has spiked to a three-year high of $111 a barrel on growing fears of a supply shock triggered by escalating tensions in Iraq as al-Qaeda forces …

Iraq: Government Controls Baiji Oil Refinery

Voice of America VIENNA — Iraq’s biggest oil refinery at Beiji remained under government control on Thursday, secured by Iraqi special forces, as Sunni rebels staged …

Iraq Violence Threatens OPEC’s Precarious Balance

ABC News The oil market has balanced out quite nicely for OPEC in recent years. Now, upheaval in Iraq shows that balance may be more precarious than it has …

Iraq Requests Accelerated Shipment of US Arms to Counter Militants

Wall Street Journal WASHINGTON—Iraq is requesting the accelerated delivery of pledged U.S. military support, particularly Apache helicopters, F-16 fighters and …

Iraq’s Tikrit falls to militants

Ninemsn Since the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) began their spectacular assault in Mosul late on Monday, militants have captured a large swathe of …

Iraq Signals Openness to US Airstrikes Against al Qaeda, US Officials Say Wall Street Journal WASHINGTON—Iraq has privately signaled to the Obama administration that it would allow the U.S. to conduct airstrikes with drones or manned … Iraq Update: Kurds Take Kirkuk, Al Qaeda Surges Toward Baghdad

  Zero Hedge ? Tyler Durden Now that 25 year old math PhD HFT programmers have finally figured out what this thing called Iraq is, and why headlines around it should factor into …

How We Left Iraq

  Ross Douthat ? By ROSS DOUTHAT As a backgrounder on today’s grim news from Iraq — the most important news of the day, with apologies to David Brat — I’m just going to quote, …

Iraq Disintegrates as Insurgents Advance

  Taegan Goddard’s Political Wire “Iraq was on the brink of disintegration Thursday as al-Qaeda-inspired fighters swept through northern Iraqtoward Baghdad and Kurdish soldiers …

What Obama “Inherited”–And Threw Away–In Iraq

  The Natural Truth ? Michael Graham History will declare President Obama’s biggest failure his abandonment of Iraq. It is the biggest, dumbest and most costly foreign policy mistake since …

The Worst News from Iraq

  The Feed There is a big harvest of bad news from the country formerly known as Iraq this June 12. The country’s armed forces have collapsed in the north and …

Iraq Gives Obama Green Light To Commence “Kinetic Support”

  Prison ? admin And just like that the war in Iraq, “Bush’s war” according to so many, is about to come back with a vengeance this time under Nobel peace prize …

US wondering if it should invade Iraq

  The Daily Mash As Islamists took control of Mosul, Iraq’s second city, US military experts said that only American troops can solve the problems that have somehow …


  Balloon Juice ? John (MCCARTHY) Cole Iraq. Posted by John (MCCARTHY) Cole at 3:40 pm. Jun 112014. What exactly is going on? Facebook · Twitter · Google+ Share · Foreign Affairs Add …

“Kinetic Support”, Says Ready To Take Military Action

  Zero Hedge ? Tyler Durden As we reported yesterday, Iraq, realizing it has neither the capacity nor the willingness to engage Al Qaeda’s ISIS “spin off” did what every other oil-rich …

Iraq: The Civil War Restarted

  Moon of Alabama ? b After Mosul yesterday the insurgents in Iraq, the Jihadists of ISIS, but also other groups including Baathists, have now taken Tikrit and are threatening …

The Ever-Imploding Iraq

The Dish Yesterday, as we noted in a tweet reax, the jihadist militia known as the Islamic State In Iraq and Syria (ISIS) captured Mosul, Iraq’s second-largest city, …

Passport delays and Iraq violence

BBC Delays affecting passport applications and gains by Islamist militants in Iraq are the main stories on the front pages of the papers.

In Iraq, the $14 billion army that won’t fight

Blogs – News Another city fell today in Iraq. After losing Mosul yesterday, Tikrit went to the Islamists today and Baghdad may not be far behind. The U.S. vision of Iraq …

Iraq’s impact on oil

CNBC CNBC contributor John Kilduff says oil could surge $5-$10 in short if the situation in Iraq worsens.

Iraq Vows to Beat Back ISIS After Militants Seize Saddam Hussein’s Hometown of Tikrit

VICE News Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari said today that Iraq is facing a “mortal threat,” and urged immediate action to combat the militant group.

Iraq foreign minister: Iraq faces ‘mortal threat’

The Big Story – Associated Press ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Iraq’s foreign minister says the fall of the major northern city of Mosul to insurgents must push the country’s leaders to work …

Militants in Iraq Seize Tikrit after Mosul Damaged vehicles belonging to Iraqi security forces are seen during clashes between Iraqi security forces and al-Qaida-linked Islamic State in Iraq …

Iraq insurgents take Saddam’s hometown in lightning advance

Jordan Times Refugees fleeing from Mosul head to the self-ruled northern Kurdish region in Erbil, Iraq, 350 kilometres north of Baghdad, on Tuesday (AP photo ).

Rough time in Iraq: Howard Dean

CNBC Discussing today’s down day on Wall Street and how Iraq is impacting oil prices, with CNBC contributor Howard Dean; Stephanie Link; “Fast Money” trader Brian Kelly; …

2014 Northern Iraq offensive

Wikipedia After advancing on the city for almost a week, on the night of 9–10 June 2014 militants from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant took control of most …

12 June 2014

NATO Conducts Emergency Meeting Over Iraq (Stop NATO)

Clinton urges caution over Iraq (BBC)

US airstrikes to support Iranian Revolutionary Guard’s offensive in Iraq? (RT)

MISSION ACCOMPLISHED? If Saddam were still alive, the US would beg him to return to power (Levant Report)

The Latest Debacle in Iraq Black Flags Over Mosul (Global Research)

US response to crisis in Iraq includes only financial aid (Voice of Russia)

Iraq Gives Obama Green Light To Commence “Kinetic Support” Against Al Qaeda (Global Research)

Black Flags Over Mosul (The Greanville Post)

Enter Ken Pollack and Tom Friedman– the Iraq experts! (Mondoweiss)

US considers all the options in Iraq (Voice of Russia)

Iraq’s events make country’s unity too obscure – Russian foreign minister (ITAR-TASS)

Iraq delays vote on emergency powers (BBC)

Iraq: Fighting Terrorism or Political Opposition? (Global Research)

UK rules out military action in Iraq (BBC)

Crimes of US Imperialism and the Fall of Mosul to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Global Research)

NATO Secretary General says there’s no role for NATO in Iraq (Voice of Russia)

Turkey says negotiating for release of 80 hostages held by Islamist in Iraq (Voice of Russia)

Moscow confirms strong condemnation of terrorists plans to settle in Iraq, Syria (ITAR-TASS)

Iraq open to US airstrikes against jihadists – reports (SCF)

Iraq in Crisis: Militant Advance Sparks Mass Displacement as “Failed” U.S. Experiment Disintegrates (Democracy Now!)

Russia concerned about latest developments in Iraq – Lavrov (Voice of Russia)

Al-Qaeda offshoot in Iraq offensive (RT)

New York Times Disinformation Campaign over Ukraine (Dissident Voice)

Russia is sorry its forecasts regarding dramatic developments in Iraq come true (ITAR-TASS)

Lavrov: Iraq developments show total failure of American-British ‘adventure’ (RT)

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