Iraq News LInks 14-15 June 2014

15 June 2014 20:04:53 —

US, UK create joint team to prepare for air strikes in Iraq – report (RT)

How Obama Lost Iraq and the War on Terror (Global Research)

Iraq’s military claims victories; US sends aircraft carrier to Persian Gulf
Irbil, Iraq (CNN) — Iraq’s military claimed Saturday that it had regained key northern territories from extremist Sunni Muslim militants and asserted it …

Chaos raises anew question of splitting up Iraq

WASHINGTON — In 2007, when Iraq was in the throes of a sectarian war, then-Senator Joe Biden said there was only one viable long-term solution to …

Maliki said the cabinet had granted him unlimited powers to confront the fighters from the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), and an army …


BAGHDAD — The Islamic militant group that seized much of northern Iraq has posted photos that appear to show its fighters shooting dead dozens of …  


Violent insurgency in Iraq is the “predictable” result of the West’s failure to intervene in Syria, not of the 2003 invasion to topple Saddam Hussein, Tony …


But it wasn’t a surprise to some of the U.S. troops who served in Iraq during the invasion and occupation. “When I left in April 2009, I said, ‘In five years ..


NEW YORK (Reuters) – With the possibility of escalating violence in Iraq, stocks in the defense sector could garner more attention next week. The stock …  


Peshmerga fighters provide security at the last checkpoint outside of Mosul which is currently under control of militants, in Mosul, Iraq, on June 14, …


New Delhi: As crisis in Iraq deepens with Sunni militants capturing towns and advancing towards Baghdad, the Ministry of External Affairs has issued …  


Emboldened by a call to arms by the top Shiite cleric, Iranian-backed militias have moved quickly to the center of Iraq’s political landscape, …

Washington’s Iraq “Victory”
Prison ? admin Paul Craig Roberts Prison June 15, 2014. The citizens of the United States still do not know why their government destroyed Iraq.  

It’s not just the quagmire but the Lawbreaking & Deception
Informed Comment ? Juan Cole By Juan Cole. Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair is complaining that he is unfairly blamed for causing the current mess in Iraq and that if Saddam …  

Obama Behind Al-Qaeda Invasion of Iraq

Prison ? admin Iraq has privately signaled to the Obama administration that it would allow the U.S. to conduct airstrikes with drones or manned aircraft against al …  

Explaining Iraq

The Big Picture ? Bob Lefsetz Explaining Iraq We live in a star culture. But the New York Times did not get the memo, they let some of their biggest stars go, from Frank Rich to …  

Al-Qaeda To Completely Control Iraq

Prison ? admin Prison June 14, 2014. Alex Jones is joined via Skype by Jerome Corsi to discuss the state of affairs in Iraq.  

Time to leave Iraq—for good

Why Evolution Is True ? whyevolutionistrue The Iraq War has been America’s longest: it’s been eleven years since we invaded, based on trumped-up accusations, in 2003. Iraq Body Count …  

The seven people who need to STFU about Iraq right now
Informed Comment ? contributors Related video: The Young Turks: “John McCain On Iraq: We Won And Obama Ruined It” … What we Lost: Top Ten Ways the Iraq War Harmed the US …  

Iraq: Radical Shiite Militia fights Sunni Extremists as US Carrier
Informed Comment ? Juan Cole Saturday was a day of militia pushback against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria [ISIS]. In a sign of growing polarization on both the Sunni and the …  

Iraq Agonistes
Warning Signs ? Alan Caruba The war in Iraq had a similar feel to it. The first conflict, led by Bush41 to push Iraq out of Kuwait had public support and was dramatically short and …  

10 lessons from Bush’s fiasco in Iraq
Daily Kos ? (Jon Perr) “Obama lost Iraq.” With the fall of Mosul and Tikrit to the forces of the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIS), that will be the rallying cry for …     

Report: Hundreds of American Civilians Besieged by Terrorists at Air Force Base in Iraq
Independent Journal Review
am writing from ballad Iraq as a employee of sallyport, ksillc..there are approx 500 US citizens on balad air base north of Baghdad trapped..we are …  

Iraq conflict: Iran’s Rouhani ‘ready to help’
Iran’s President Rouhani says Tehran is ready to help Iraq in its battle against extremist Sunni Islamists, but sending troops is not on the cards.  

The Ever-Imploding Iraq, Ctd
The Dish

The Ever-Imploding Iraq, Ctd. Jun 14 2014 @ 2:54pm. The U.S. is sending the largest warship in the world to the Gulf — just in case …  

Turmoil in Iraq sparks new worries about US economy
Fox News Video

Turmoil in Iraq sparks new worries about US economy. Jun. 14, 2014 – 8:20 – Could escalating violence hit stocks? Interact with the Show. ? Back to …  

Oil prices climb as Iraq intensifies

Oil prices climb as Iraq intensifies. Fri 13 Jun 14 | 05:12 PM ET. The FM traders share the best way to play the oil space.

Tony Blair: ‘We didn’t cause Iraq crisis’

The 2003 invasion of Iraq is not to blame for the current crisis in the country, which is the “predictable” result of western inaction in Syria, Tony Blair …  

Iraq today…click to read

In December Reverend Franklin Graham and I went to a Syrian refugee camp in Iraq and we stopped to see President Barzani of Kurdistan …  

Pope Francis: Prayers for peace in Iraq

Pope Francis: Prayers for peace in Iraq. Print. 2014-06-15 Vatican Radio. (Vatican Radio) “I invite all of you to unite yourselves with my prayer for the …  

Iraq Continues to Crumble

In Iraq, fighters led by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria continue to move closer to Baghdad, where the government says it’s deploying more troops.  

Rouhani says Iran is ready to help Iraq if asked
The Big Story – Associated Press

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said Saturday his country is ready to help Iraq if asked, adding that it has “no option but to …

VIDEO: Blair: ‘We didn’t cause Iraq crisis’ (BBC)

Blair: ‘We didn’t cause Iraq crisis’ (BBC)

Another War in Iraq! Just What the US Needs! (4th Media)

US Soldier Bringing “Peace and Security” to Iraq? (4th Media)

Missing Saddam: America Broke Iraq. It Broke Libya, Yemen, Syria, and Egypt. (4th Media)

Mr Hague, How about Ending the Rape of Whole Countries? (4th Media)

World neglect of Syria behind Iraq unrest – Brahimi (Voice of Russia)

US sparks civil unrest in Syria, Libya, Iraq, Ukraine to save its ailing – expert (Voice of Russia)

VIDEO: Blair: ‘Can’t wash our hands of Iraq’ (BBC)

US deploys warship amid Iraq crisis (BBC)

Plans for Redrawing the Middle East: The Project for a “New Middle East” (4th Media)

US public lied to about Iraq from the start – detained leaker (Voice of Russia)

Tony Blair explains what causes Iraq violence (Voice of Russia)

Iraq armed forces regain control of several towns (SCF)

Pentagon deploys aircraft carrier to Persian Gulf in case of Iraq op (SCF)

China Won the Oil War, and the Shale Oil Revolution Is about to Shrivel up (Dissident Voice)

Hawks Push for Iraq War: The Rule of Law Prevents It (Dissident Voice)

14 June 2014

Unrest in Iraq: premier appeals for unity in fight against insurgency (Voice of Russia)

Convoy attack kills 8 guards in Iraq – senior Shiite cleric (Voice of Russia)

Iraq Newslinks 13-14 June 2014 (InI)

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