Iraq News Links 15-16 June 2014

16 June 2014 20:50:45 —

Obama and the Iraqi Gordian Knot (The Greanville Post)

Why Does NATO Still Exist? (Washingtons Blog)

Chelsea Manning issues dire warning about Iraq (RT)

The Almighty Mess in Iraq, Courtesy of Bush and Cheney (Global Research)

Brutal attacks by Islamist militants fuel fears of full-scale sectarian warfare (Voice of Russia)

Neoconservatism is ‘vindicated’ in fawning ‘NYT’ piece on power couple of Kagan and Kristol (Mondoweiss)

Debating Iraq in 2014: Wrong All Over Again (FAIR Blog)

Desperate times: Kerry says US ready to turn to Iran, drone strikes, to fight ISIS (RT)

Iraq Crisis Puts Heat on Mideast
Wall Street Journal Arab officials on Sunday called an extremist group’s military advance through Iraq a threat to Middle East security, but some in the region warned that…

Why Iraq matters to your portfolio
USA TODAY Wall Street is watching to see how the conflict inIraqaffects oil production and availability. Above, Shiite tribal fighters raise their weapons and chant…

Iraq mass killings: UN chief calls reports ‘deeply disturbing’ He said he welcomed the statement on the need for unity in Iraq made by Grand Ayatollah Sayed Ali Al-Sistani, who he said “represents a deeply… 

Iraq concerns lift top-rated euro zone bonds but Fed limits gains
Reuters LONDON, June 16 (Reuters) – Top-rated euro zone bonds pushed higher on Monday as concerns over escalating violence in Iraq supported… 

Obama’s Iraq dilemma: Whether to rejoin a war he said was ‘dumb’
Christian Science Monitor As the situation in Iraq worsens, President Obama is forced to consider reengaging militarily in a region marked by sectarian strife. He never thought…

IraqHas Already Broken Apart
Daily Beast With Baghdad’s army disintegrating and terrorists on the rampage, the son of Iraq’s president himself a top Kurdish official says Iraq is effectively a…

GOP: Iraq disintegrating because of US withdrawal
CBS News As Iraq continues to unravel, gripped by a bloody fight between the government of Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki and militants with the Islamic State of…

Iraqnews: Tony Blair airbrushing role in creating Isis inIraq, Nick Clegg says The former Prime Minister is engaged in a pointless academic exercise to pretend the 2003 invasion of Iraq did not contribute to chaos and…

US Preparing to Discuss Iraq’s Woes With Iran
Wall Street Journal WASHINGTON The Obama administration is preparing to open a direct dialogue with Iran on the security situation in Iraq and ways to push back the…

Iraq Instability Pressures Stock Futures, Lifts Oil
Fox Business “Iraq is still weighing heavily on investors’ minds,” Michael Block, chief strategist at Rhino Trading Partners, said in an e-mail, adding, “There is very… 

Haven’t We Already Done Enough Damage in Iraq?
Campaign for Liberty Norm Singleton Here is Campaign for Liberty Chairman Ron Paul’s Texas Straight Talk on why the latest violence in Iraq is yet more evidence of the folly of the US… 

How Barack Obama Let the Iranians Bully Him Out of Iraq
RedState – Erick Erickson (Diary) More so, the President and his advisors knew Iran was swarming into Iraq. Instead of staying, the President decided to let Iran fill the American void.

Iraq: The Latest
Shakesville?”Melissa McEwan The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS also known as the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham and the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, ISIL) has… 

Tony Blair Loved Invading Iraq, Is History’s Politest Greatest Monster
Wonkette snipy The Independent let Tony Blair write a billion words about how he was totally right about Iraq, basically.

Leader of Jihadist Onslaught in Iraq Released on Obama’s Watch
FrontPage Magazine FrontPage Joseph Klein Abu-bakr-al-Baghdadi On October 22nd, 2007, Osama bin Laden admitted in an audio tape, entitled Message to the people of Iraq, that al Qaeda…

7 Myths about the Radical Sunni Advance in Iraq
Informed Comment Juan Cole By Juan Cole. Already in the past week and a half, many assertions are becoming commonplace in the inside-the-Beltway echo chamber about Iraq’s…

You Need to Be Afraid’: Judge Jeanine Says Militants in Iraq Will March Toward the West
Fox News Insider – The official blog of Fox News Channel. Fox News Insider Judge Jeanine Pirro last night cautioned that Americans must be afraid as the nation of Iraq teeters on the brink of total destruction.

Iraq: How to distinguish between real news and propaganda
Reliable Sources echerneff Storyful’s David Clinch on how his organization works to verify amateur photos and videos emerging from the front lines of Iraq….

Press Statement: Iraq
US Mission Geneva WCL The United States strongly supports Iraq and its people as they face security challenges from violent extremists. The people of Iraq have repeatedly…

Iraq: A war reporter’s view
Reliable Sources echerneff Above: As Iraq again falls into a state of chaos, famed war correspondent John Burns of The New York Times talks with Brian Stelter about covering…

Iraqconflict: Sunni militant push on Baghdad ‘halted’
BBC The BBC’s Jim Muir, reporting from Iraq, says government forces are building up in the city of Samarra, apparently preparing for a counter-offensive…

Unthinkable Thoughts in the Debate About ISIS in Iraq
Common Dreams What unites marginalized Sunnis in Iraq and the hardcore ideologues within ISIS is their desperation to be rid of Prime Minister Nouri al Maliki, who… 

Blair-Bush & Iraq: It’s Not Just the Quagmire But the Lawbreaking & Deception
Reader Supported News ‘Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair is complaining that he is unfairly blamed for causing the current mess in Iraq and that if Saddam had still been…

How will Iraq and the Fed drive currencies?
CNBC Emma Lawson, Senior Currency Strategist at National Australia Bank, expects the crisis in Iraq to drive the Swiss franc and yen higher while the…

Tensions in Iraq raise crude oil prices
Fox News Video Tensions in Iraq raise crude oil prices. Jun. 14, 2014 – 3:43 – Oil prices at ten month high. Interact with the Show. ê! Back to Browse Live.

Militants ‘seize’ Iraq’s Tal Afar (BBC)

Iraq blocks social media sites (BBC)

Tony Blair’s Iraq views ‘unhinged’ (BBC)

Iranian, British foreign ministers discuss Iraqi crisis (Voice of Russia)

Civil War Escalates in Iraq amid Reports of Sectarian Massacres (Global Research)

As Obama Considers Drone Strikes in Iraq, Could U.S. Military Action Worsen Sectarian Conflict? (Democracy Now!)

‘Blair has finally gone mad’: London mayor ridicules ex-PM over Iraq (RT)

US warship with 550 Marines enters Persian Gulf (RT)

Russia’s Lukoil to invest $850 million in WQ-2 pipeline’s first pipe in Iraq (ITAR-TASS)

‘Black flag of jihad will fly over London’: Alarm over UK-born Iraq fighters’ threat (RT)

ISIS miiltants seize Tal Afar city in Iraq’s Nineveh province (ITAR-TASS)

Graphic – Mass Execution of Iraqi Soldiers & Civilians by US Sponsored ISIS Terrorists (Global Research)

Islamists show captions of Iraq army’s soldiers mass execution (Voice of Russia)

Blair: What about his arguments? (BBC)

Hague ‘rules out’ Iraq intervention (BBC)

Islamist terrorism factories steaming in top gear (RT)

Volunteers bound for Mosul fight (Asia Times)

Obama broods over an Iraqi odyssey (ASia Times)

SPENGLER America wants the impossible (Asia Times)

Spain arrests eight in ‘ISIS cell’ (BBC)

VIDEO: Blair should ‘put a sock in it’ on Iraq (BBC)

Tony Blair’s Iraq views ‘unhinged’ (BBC)

US considers talks with Iran on Iraq (BBC)

Washington’s Iraq “Victory” (4th Media)

A Statistically Tested Way to Stop Terrorism and Boost Iraq’s Economy (4th Media)

Many Sunnis Already Returning To Mosul (4th Media)

Sunni militants seize Tal Afar city of 200k citizens enlarging control of Iraq (RT)

Australia withdraws officials from Iraq (Voice of Russia)

Civil war escalates in Iraq amid reports of sectarian massacres (WSWS)

Obama responds to Iraq debacle with military escalation (WSWS)

VIDEO: Kurds ‘swept through unchallenged’ (BBC)

ISIS ‘greatest national security threat since 9/11,’ lawmakers warn (RT)

ISIS ‘execute’ 1,700 Iraqi soldiers, post gruesome pictures (GRAPHIC) (RT)

US preparing for direct dialogue with Iran over ISIS threat in Iraq – report (RT)

All Options on the Table for Iraq (4th Media)

15 June 2014

VIDEO: Images ‘show massacre in Iraq’ (BBC)

US evacuates Baghdad embassy staff as ISIS militants overrun another town in northwest Iraq (RT)

VIDEO: Iraq’s casualties of conflict (BBC)

The results of the visit of Iranian President H.Rouhani to Turkey (NEO)

Blair: Iraq invasion not to blame for rising extremism – Syrian war is (RT)

Continuous clashes in Northern Iraq reasoned by Iraqdenial of Iran help (Voice of Russia)

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