Information Clearing House 13 June 2014: Iraq in Hell: Blame Capitalism!

13 June 2014 — Information Clearing House

Capture of Mosul Ushers in the Birth of a Sunni Caliphate
By Patrick Cockburn
If the Isis advance takes more towns and villages, then the territory lost to the government may become too large to reconquer.

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America’s Covert Re-Invasion of Iraq By Tony Cartalucci

13 June 2014 — Land Destroyer

Image: ISIS clearly did not materialize spontaneously within Iraq, it has
clearly redeployed from its NATO-sponsored destruction of Syria to
northern Iraq, perhaps in an attempt to justify a NATO incursion and the
creation of a buffer zone straddling Syrian, Iraqi, and even possibly
Iranian territory with the goal of targeting Iran directly with ISIS.  

Heavily armed, well funded, and organized as a professional, standing army, the forces of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) swept southward into Iraq from Turkey and northeastern Syria, taking the cities of Mosul and Tikrit, and now threaten the Iraqi capital city of Baghdad itself. The United States was sure to prop up two unfounded narratives – the first being that US intelligence agencies, despite assets in Iraq and above it in the form of surveillance drones, failed to give warning of the invasion, and that ISIS is some sort of self-sustaining terror organization carving out a “state” by “robbing banks” and collecting “donations” on Twitter.

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New at Strategic Culture Foundation 7-14 June 2014

14 June 2014 — Strategic Culture Foundation

Missing Saddam

14.06.2014 | 00:00 | Wayne MADSEN

…America broke Iraq. It broke Libya, Yemen, Syria, and Egypt. The Middle East would be a much safer and saner region had the United States and its insidious neocons allowed Saddam Hussein, Muammar Qaddafi, and Bashar al-Assad to deal with the Saudi and Israeli instigators of terrorism and violence. Rather than Islamic emirates and caliphates popping up in eastern Libya, Syria, and Iraq, the Middle East should still have Baath Party governments in Iraq, Syria, and the former People’s Democratic Republic of [South] Yemen, and the Socialist Jamahiriyah should still remain supreme in Libya. Yes, and we should all miss Saddam Hussein… Continue reading