Iraq News Links 24-26 June 2014

26 June 2014 19:36:45 — williambowles.info

Iraq Shiite Leaders Hold Talks on Premier, as Support for Maliki Slips

New York Times Prime Minister Nuri Kamal al-Maliki dismissed the idea of a national salvation government and asked Iraq’s political blocs to close ranks in the wake of …

Iraq government claims gains in anti-militant fight

CNN Baghdad, Iraq (CNN) — Iraqi officials insisted Tuesday they were holding on to a key oil refinery while making gains elsewhere against militant fighters.

The Syrian and Iranian Air Forces Are Now Bombing Iraq – Medium Full Coverage Iraq: Key developments from Wednesday

CNN (CNN) — The back-and-forth continued Wednesday on the battlefield, across the political spectrum and in the skies over Iraq, where the simmering …

Iraq militants assault northern villages as Syrian and Iranian moves portend wider conflict

Fox News In this photo taken Monday, June 23, 2014, fighters of the al-Qaida-inspired Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) parade in a commandeered Iraqi …

In Iraq, Former Militia Program Eyed for New Fight

TIME Iraq Awakening Councils In this Jan. 16, 2013, file photo, Sahwa members, a group of Sunni Arabs who joined forces with the U.S. military to fight …

In Iraq, echoes of Vietnam

Chicago Tribune Half a century later, President Barack Obama has adopted a similar policy, dispatching some 300 advisers to Iraq in an effort to keep its military from …

Iraq Watch: Maliki denounces calls for unity government as ‘coup,’ Syria reportedly bombs ISIS 

MiamiHerald.com -Reports on Wednesday that Syrian airstrikes on ISIS targets in Anbar province in Iraqhad killed 57 people and wounded more than 100 others were …

Iraq Says Oil Exports to Surge as Violence Spares Production

Bloomberg June 25 (Bloomberg) — Adam Ereli, former U.S. ambassador to Bahrain, discusses the conflict in Iraq, solving the crisis and the outlook for the …

Iraq’s Kurds weigh choices amid country’s unrest

CBC.ca Arriving at Erbil’s gleaming airport in Iraq’s semi-autonomous Kurdish zone not long ago, I went in search of a map. When I found one, I asked for an …

As Iraq burns, tolerance and tensions in Kurdish Kirkuk (+video)

Christian Science Monitor Oil-rich Kirkuk is under Kurdish control after Iraq’s army abandoned their posts two weeks ago. The city’s mixed ethnicity and geography may offer …

Iraq producing unusual Mideast dynamic

Worcester Telegram The Obama administration has found itself in a foreign policy and national security pickle of rare complexity with the apparent entry of Syria into the …

‘Iraq crisis needs to be tackled militarily & politically’

Zee News United Nations: The advance of the Al-Qaeda splinter group the Islamic State in Iraqand Syria (ISIS) and its allies towards Baghdad appears to have …

Iraq militants consolidating, says US intelligence

Resource Investor Sunni militants are consolidating their hold on a swath of Iraq and now threaten the integrity of the Iraqi state, U.S. military and intelligence officials …

Iraq Parliament to Elect New Government

Wall Street Journal BAGHDAD—Iraq’s parliament will meet to elect a new government on Tuesday, according to state television on Thursday, a crucial step toward ending …

Iraqi parliament to meet in step to form new govt

Imperial Valley Press In this photo taken Saturday, June 21, 2014, Iraqi electricity company workers repair a transformer in the northern city of Mosul, Iraq, ten days after the …

Focus On Iraq as Kerry Meets Arab Counterparts in Paris

Voice of America U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is continuing his focus on the crisis in Iraq as he meets Thursday in Paris with his counterparts from Jordan, Saudi …

What’s Really Happening In Iraq: A Radical Theory

Forbes This is as good a time as any to consider a radically different explanation of developments in Iraq, a counter-narrative so to speak. Consider the …

Iraq villagers flee militant advance in the north

CTV News KALAK, Iraq — Hundreds of Iraqi villagers fleeing advances by Sunni militants crowded at a checkpoint on the edge of the country’s Kurdish-controlled …

Into the Iraq morass

Chicago Sun-Times The two announced the signing of the U.S.-Iraqi Status of Forces Agreement promising that all American soldiers would leave Iraq by Dec. 31, 2011.

Only Iraq Can Save Itself

Daily Beast At a time when all manner of nonsense is being written about Iraq, wisdom comes from odd corners, including Rand Paul and a Palestinian poet.

Iraq Buys Used Russian Fighter Jets Amid US Delivery Delay

Businessweek Iraq has bought used fighter jets from Russia and Belarus to battle Islamist militants after long delays by the U.S. to deliver F-16 planes left troops …

In Iraq, former militia program eyed for new fight

Spartanburg Herald Journal Sahwa members, a group of Sunni Arabs who joined forces with the U.S. military to fight al-Qaida at the height of Iraq’s insurgency, escort the coffin of …

Iraq counter-attacks against ISIL with airborne commando assault on Tikrit

Reuters Iraq’s million-strong army, trained and equipped by the United States, largely evaporated in the north after Sunni fighters led by the Islamic State in Iraq …

Iraq PM Warns Against Exploiting Militant Offensive

NDTV Though Washington has pressed for Iraq’s leaders to unite in the face of the two-week campaign led by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) …

Iraq: Military effort to quell insurgency must be backed by political process, says UN envoy

UN News Centre 25 June 2014 – The “grave” situation in Iraq requires a solution based on military, political and social processes that will address the concerns of all …

Iraq War III: Ask Congress First

Huffington Post (blog) I don’t often agree with Senator Ted Cruz, but the Texas Republican has a point: The president has no authority to send military advisers to Iraq …

Spying drop-off in Iraq preceded fresh insurgency

Washington Post In Iraq in 2014, by contrast, CIA officers have been largely hunkered down in their heavily fortified Baghdad compound since U.S. troops left the …

Sunni militants reportedly take control of small oil fields, attack air base in Iraq

Fox News Sunni militants in Iraq took control of several small oil fields and targeted one of the country’s largest air bases Wednesday, while a suicide bomb blast …

Iraq’s ‘Exorcist’ temple falls into Isis jihadist hands

Telegraph.co.uk An ancient temple made famous in the film The Exorcist has fallen into the hands of the Islamic militants who have taken over northern Iraq, the …

Iraq fears hit European shares, German bond yields fall

Business Standard Europe’s top share index slipped to a three-week low on Wednesday as concerns that violence in Iraq could escalate further prompted investors to …

Over 4000 Killed Across Iraq So Far in June

  Antiwar.com Original ? Margaret Griffis At least 4,695 people were killed across Iraq so far in June, and the tally is only going to get higher as ISIS/DAASH militants continue their trek towards …

Melancholy Lessons from Iraq

  FrontPage Magazine » FrontPage ? Bruce Thornton The hard truths from Iraq that transcend administrations.

Iraq Situation Report: June 25, 2014

  Institute for the Study of War Iraq Updates ? Institute for the Study of War Iraq Situation Report: June 25, 2014. by Heather L. Pickerell, Ahmed Ali, and ISW Iraq Team. Posted 1 minute ago by Institute for the Study of War.

Syrian warplanes strike in Iraq, killing 57 civilians, official says

  Prison Planet.com ? admin Baghdad, Iraq (CNN) — Reports that Syrian warplanes carried out a cross-border attack on Iraqi towns this week is further evidence of the blurring …

The Chaos In Iraq Is By DESIGN

  Prison Planet.com ? admin Neoconservatives like Paul Wolfowitz planned regime change in Iraq more than 20 years ago … in 1991. But the goal wasn’t just regime change (or …

Thornberry: Gen. Petraeus calls Iraq “a mess”

  Erin Burnett OutFront – ? cnnleinzvales There is more evidence Iraq and Syria’s borders are blurring after Syrian warplanes carried out a cross-border attack on Iraqi towns, killing at least 57 …

Revisionist History Prevails On Iraq Invasion

  Right Wing News ? Victor Davis Hanson Do we remember that Bill Clinton signed into law the Iraq Liberation Act of 1998 that supported regime change in Iraq? He gave an eloquent speech …

Syria Airstrike in Iraq Complicates ISIL Equation

  Defense Tech ? Mike Hoffman Following early reports that U.S. drones had struck targets in northern Iraq on Tuesday, it turns out that Syrian aircraft had executed the attacks on the.

Heated Debate: Pete Hegseth, Robert Zimmerman Spar on Iraq Crisis

  Fox News Insider – The official blog of Fox News Channel. ? Fox News Insider A new poll shows that President Barack Obama’s foreign policy approval rating is at 32 percent as the situation in Iraq worsens. Democratic strategist …

Upset Win for Thad Cochran; Iraq War not worth fighting

  Daily Kos ? rss@dailykos.com (Greg Dworkin) Seventy-one percent of Americans now say that the war in Iraq “wasn’t worth it,” a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal/Annenberg poll shows, with …

June 25th Iraq SITREP by Mindfriedo

  The Vineyard of the Saker ? VINEYARDSAKER: 24th June: First batch of US “Advisors” arrive in Iraq. Most arrive in Baghdad but some have been sent to Kirkuk to try and establish a coordinated …

Obama’s disastrous Iraq policy

  War in Context ? News Sources Peter Beinart writes: Obama inherited an Iraq where better security had created an opportunity for better government. The Bush administration’s troop …

US Claims Syria Launches Airstrikes In Iraq

  The Daily Sheeple ? Activist Post The Syria/Iraq border has been porous for some time with death squad fighters funded by the United States, Saudi Arabia, Britain, France, and NATO …

Video: Iraq Conflict Threatens Neighbours

  Iraq Business News ? Editor Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iraq’s neighbours tighten.

Video: Iraq’s ISIL Crisis

  Iraq Business News ? Editor From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views ofIraq Business News. Can Iraq avoid a …

Kerry issues warning after Syria bombs Iraq

  Mail.com: US Syrian warplanes bombed Sunni militants’ positions inside Iraq, military officials confirmed Wednesday, deepening the concerns that the extremist …

‘Must’ Come to Congress Before Striking ISIL in Iraq

  All News RSS Feed ? StevenDennis@rollcall.com (Steven T. Dennis) A longtime ally of President Barack Obama says he must come to Congress before taking military action inIraq, except to secure the U.S. Embassy in …

Fox News’ Megyn Kelly rips Dick Cheney for getting Iraq wrong (video)

  AMERICAblog News ? John Aravosis Fox News’ Megyn Kelly grilled Dick Cheney over how he could criticize Obama on Iraq when “history has proven that you got it wrong as well in Iraq, …

The Sunni revolution in Iraq

  War in Context ? News Sources Sheik Ali Hatem Suleiman, head of the Dulaim tribe, the largest Arab tribe in Iraq: “America shouldn’t think that the Maliki government can stop ISIS.

US and Iran each operating surveillance drones over Iraq

  War in Context ? News Sources The New York Times reports: The United States has increased its manned and unmanned surveillance flights over Iraq since ISIS swept across the …

ISIS Fights For Control Over Balad Airforce Base – Largest Base in Iraq

  The Last Refuge ? sundance Iraq – In its march to Baghdad, ISIS seized the heavy weapons of a modern army. Now, the jihadists are attacking Iraq’s biggest air base – and could …

As Cheney issues another mushroom cloud warning, more than 7 in 10 say Iraqwar wasn’t worth it

  Daily Kos ? rss@dailykos.com (Jed Lewison) Former Vice President Dick Cheney on Tuesday predicted the United States would not make it out of the next decade without another terrorist attack, …

Iraq: ISIL jihadis destroy churches, terrorize Christians

  Jihad Watch ? Robert Spencer Early in June detachments of “The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant” islamist terrorist organization entered Mosul – the most ancient city of the …

Iraq: A Chaotic Irony of History

  Frontiers of Freedom ? Frontiers of Freedom The plight of Iraq is a true political disaster and a real human catastrophe. … The history of the invasion ofIraq and its aftermath is a nightmare.

Iraq and Syria: The struggle against the multi-sided counterrevolution

  Tahrir-ICN ? tahriricn by Michael Karadjis As a coalition of Sunni-based forces, including the Islamic State of Iraq and Sham (ISIS), took the major northern Iraqi city of Mosul …

Colucci: Five Myths about Iraq, ISIS & the Middle East Crisis

  Ripon College ? Andrew McDonnell Lamont Colucci, associate professor of politics and government and interim director of the Center for Politics and the People at Ripon College posted …

Syrian warplanes strike in Iraq, killing 57 civilians, official says

  BlackListedNews.com These border cities are among those under the control of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, or ISIS, which seeks to create an Islamic caliphate that …

Iraq rejects calls for unity govt

  DailyNews Live ? BBC News BAGHDAD – Iraq’s Prime Minister Nouri Maliki has rejected calls for a national salvation government to help counter the offensive by jihadist-led Sunni …

Video: Did Kerry’s Visit Help?

  Iraq Business News ? Editor Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. CNN’s John Vause speaks to former.

Kerry Issues Warning After Syria Bombs Iraq

  Yeshiva World News ? Y.W. Editor asad U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry warned Mideast nations on Wednesday against taking new military action in Iraq that might heighten …

Mass Action Needed Now to Demand End to US Involvement in Iraq!

  The Labor Fightback Blog ? elnwebmaster 1. It’s Primarily About Oil Much has been written in past days about the December 2011 withdrawal of U.S. military forces from Iraq. But not much has …

Iraq: Jihad-martyrdom suicide bomber targets outdoor market south of Baghdad, murdering 13

  Jihad Watch ? Robert Spencer By Robert Spencer on Jun 25, 2014 at 1:52pm in Iraq, suicide bombing with 6 Comments · outdoormarketBaghdad “Against them make ready your …

Iraq/Syria/ISIS Update

  Lawrence Person’s BattleSwarm Blog ? Lawrence Person Since Iraq and Syria are now all part of the same greater Sunni/Shia conflict, let’s take a look at recent developments in the broader theater: The War …

Goldman Sees Commodities Dropping 5.5% After Iraq-Driven Rally

  Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide ? hellenicshippingnews Commodities are poised to decline 5.5 percent over the next 12 months after climbing amid tensions in Iraq, Goldman Sachs Group Inc. said. Energy …

As Iraq runs dry, a plague of snakes is unleashed

  JEWSNEWS ? Eliyokim Cohen Swarms of snakes are attacking people and cattle in southern Iraq as the Euphrates and Tigris rivers dry up and the reptiles lose their natural habitat …

INVADING Iraq 2.0: ISIS Propaganda, Proxy Wars & NATO’s

  21st Century Wire ? Shawn Helton The Western backed Al-Qaeda offshoot ISIS, has been made its way to Iraq through Turkey and the northeastern border of Syria. This new terror …

Everything You Need to Know About ISIL in Iraq

  The American Catholic ? Donald R. McClarey Media coverage of events in Iraq is by and large pretty poor, reporting day to day events without giving much needed context. Strategy Page performs …

Brent Crude Rises on Iraq Violence; WTI Holds Above $106

  Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide ? hellenicshippingnews Brent crude rose for the first time in three days as an al-Qaeda offshoot consolidates its control over areas ofIraq, OPEC’s second-largest producer.

Iraq’s Western Front Is Anbar Next To Fall?

  MUSINGS ON IRAQ ? Joel Wing Back in December 2013 Prime Minister Nouri al-Malik instigated the current fighting in Iraq by making a poor political decision in Anbar. In the middle …

Bill Kristol Says ‘Hogwash’ To Any Iraq War Hawk Apology Possibilities

  The Political Carnival ? Sherry Hardy Bill Kristol, fresh from his Morning Joe pummeling by MSNBC pundit John Heilemann link here , spent a good deal of time last week fielding questions …

Template:Iraqi insurgency detailed map

Wikipedia >From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Jump to: navigation, search. This box: view · talk · edit · Iraqi insurgency detailed map is located in Iraq.

Explaining The Situation In Iraq In Under 5 Minutes

Upworthy Narrator: Oh dear, just when you thought the Iraq problem was solved because you haven’t heard about it for a while, everything’s back to murderous …

Isis killings and fear spread in Iraq

BBC.com The offensive by jihadist-led Sunni rebels has spread the fear of future attacks acrossIraq.

Syria Reportedly Sends Warplanes Across Iraq Border to Bomb ISIS

Infowars These border cities are among those under the control of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, or ISIS, which seeks to create an Islamic caliphate that …

Syria Sends Warplanes to Iraq, Killing Dozens in Targeted ISIS Attacks

Yahoo News From Yahoo News: One day after Israeli planes struck targets in Syria, Syrian warplanes attacked targets inside Iraq late on Tuesday, a sign of the …

WFP Executive Director Assesses Humanitarian Needs In Northern Iraq

United Nations World Food Programme ERBIL, Iraq – United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) Executive Director Ertharin Cousin on Wednesday ended a two-day visit to Iraq, after …

John Kerry ignored by everyone as Iraq dissolves

RedState Iraq is spinning towards dissolution and all the parties involved seem fine with that, except John Kerry and no one cares what he thinks.

Kerry warns Mideast of raising tensions in Iraq

Yahoo News From Yahoo News: BRUSSELS (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is warning Mideast nations against taking new military action in Iraq that …

Iraq History

Post-Gazette Blogs – Pittsburgh Post-Gazette George W. Bush and friends ignored a long history of sectarian conflict and tribal traditions when they invaded Iraq and Afghanistan. They naively …

ISIS and al-Nusra Merge On Syria-Iraq Border

Infowars The radical Sunni Wahhabist push to establish a Shari law caliphate stretching across Syria and Iraq gained traction on Wednesday as two rival …

Oil fluctuates as traders eye Iraq, US output

Yahoo News From Yahoo News: The price of crude oil fluctuated on Wednesday as investors monitored the turmoil in Iraqand weighed a report claiming U.S. …

Iraq’s Internet crackdown is boringly terrifying

PandoDaily Iraq-internet-censorship Iraq has asked several Internet service providers to block access to social media, news outlets, and other websites in an effort …

Maliki ‘spins’ amid chaos in Iraq

Fox News Video Maliki ‘spins’ amid chaos in Iraq. Jun. 25, 2014 – 4:07 – Iraqi prime minister rejects calls for an emergency unified government but is he just trying to …

The Map That Shows How to Save Iraq

Real Clear World The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) continued its advance toward Baghdad yesterday, with Sunni militants taking the Haditha Dam, the second …

Melancholy Lessons from Iraq – Bruce Thornton

David Horowitz Freedom Center The unfolding collapse of Iraq’s government before the legions of al Qaeda jihadists is the capstone of Barack Obama’s incompetent and politicized …

Maliki Rejects Calls to Form ‘National Salvation Government’ in Iraq

Middle East & Africa – Foreign Policy Meanwhile, about 130 of the special forces and military advisors the United States said it would deploy toIraq have arrived in Baghdad to aid Iraqi …

The Plunder of Detroit and Iraq

Common Dreams “Iraq was invaded with soldiers, guns and bombs. Detroit was invaded by the corporate ‘suits’ who made a fast buck for themselves.” Both are …

US: Syria may have launched airstrikes in Iraq

The Big Story – Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. officials say there are indications that Syria launched airstrikes into western IraqTuesday in an attempt to slow the …

Hezbollah in Iraq: A Little Help Can Go a Long Way

The Washington Institute for Near East Policy As Sunni militants from the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) captured Mosul two weeks ago and set their sights on Baghdad, Hezbollah leader …

We Can Stop The Next War In Iraq: Take Action Now

PopularResistance.Org As soon as war hawks started pushing for a US military attack in Iraq we argued that President Obama needed Congressional authorization in order to …

Wrong On Everything: Romney vs. Obama on Iraq

Truth Revolt Highlighting the 2010 presidential candidates’ own words about Iraq, the video aims to show exactly who had the right idea and who had the wrong …

Victory to death -Iraq slides into permanent division

Uncle Sams Misguided Children Erbil, Iraq -Secretary of State John Kerry met with Kurdish leaders today in Iraq and was told that the IraqAmerica once knew is no more. With ISIS …

US Claims Syria Launches Airstrikes In Iraq

Activist Post The Syria/Iraq border has been porous for some time with death squad fighters funded by the United States, Saudi Arabia, Britain, France, and NATO …

Iran-Iraq War

fas.org MARINE CORPS HISTORICAL PUBLICATION. FMFRP 3-203 – Lessons Learned: Iran-Iraq War, 10 December 1990. Cover/Foreword · Bibliography.

Thousands of Indian Muslims volunteer to protect holy shrines in Iraq (RT)

What does the new Iraq war hold? (Voice of Russia)

Fate of al-Maliki Depends Not on Sunnis or Kurds, but Shiite Political Forces (The Real News)

ISIS militants in Iraq seize more strategic facilities (SCF)

‘US aims to thwart Chinese Silk Road project proclaiming its Asia pivot’ (RT)

West continues attempts for creating unipolar world — Russian Deputy FM (ITAR-TASS)

A Review of The Phoenix Program (WashingtonsBlog)

Six die in northern Kirkuk, as ISIS militants fight bloody war in Iraq (RT)

VIDEO: Iraqi PM welcomes Syrian air strikes (BBC)

VIDEO: Video reveals Syria strike on Isis (BBC)

The continuing battle for the future of Iraq (NEO)

THE IRAQ CRISIS Neocons: Alive and itching for war (Asia Times)

It’s the oil, stupid! (Asia Times)

Iraq confirms Syrian air strikes (BBC)

Iraq “Going Well” Despite Neocon Panic-Mongers Call For More War (Dissident Voice)

ISIS militants in Iraq seize more strategic facilities (ITAR-TASS)

Private sponsors of international terrorism (Voltaire Net)

ISIS supporters vow to avenge any US airstrike in Iraq (SCF)

The Chaos In Iraq Is By DESIGN (WashingtonsBlog)

The imperialist debacle in Iraq and the struggle against war (WSWS)

Recent report confirms: US depleted uranium weapons targeted civilian areas in Iraq war (WSWS)

The fiasco of Kerry’s Middle East tour (WSWS)

U.S. “Intelligence”: Nothing For Something (Moon of Alabama)

Responsibility for war crimes is unavoidable! (NEO)

Bungler Central – America’s Secret Spy Base (NEO)

Where America’s true goals lie in the Middle East (NEO)

Iraq: The Strange Partners of Foreign Affairs (NEO)

VIDEO: Isis killings and fear spread in Iraq (BBC)

25 June 2014

VIDEO: Do US-Iranians want closer ties? (BBC)

Iraq’s Shiite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr warns to ‘shake the ground’ against militants (Voice of Russia)

Saddam Hussein avenged by ISIL (Voltaire Net)

Who is challenging Recep Erdogan? (Voice of Russia)

Iraq PM rejects emergency cabinet (BBC)

Iraq’s PM rejects “emergency government” – US (Voice of Russia)

Trews News Vs. Faux Nooze ~ Russell Brand Breaks Down Jihadi Propaganda (DAvid DeGraw)

Three killed in north Iraq car bomb (Voice of Russia)

Black Agenda Report June 25, 2014: Serial School Privatizer, Iraq & Detroit, Central Park 5, “We Are Not A Monolith (BAR)

25 years, countless investigations and 935 lies (Center for Public Integrity)

Finding the truth in 935 lies about war with Iraq (Center for Public Integrity)

President Obama’s Brilliant Strategy for Nuclear-Blitzing Russia (WashingtonsBlog)

Attempts to isolate Russia go against European security interests – Deputy Foreign Minister (Voice of Russia)

The Great Challenge-Oil + The Secret of the Seven Sisters (The Greanville Post)

Obama’s Selfmade Foreign Policy Problem (Moon of Alabama)

‘Is Barack Obama a wimp?’ conservatives ask (RT)

The Iraq Cash Cow: Part I (Veterans Today)

The Rise of ISIS (The Greanville Post)

ISIS supporters vow to avenge any US airstrike in Iraq (RT)

No way Iraq can battle ISIS without US, Saudi Arabia, Iran aid – expert (Voice of Russia)

What are British values? (RT)

Washington cannot absolve itself from ISIS’ rise (RT)

Send in the drones (with apologies to Sondheim) (Asia Times)

How to avoid mission creep (Asia Times)

SPEAKING FREELY Iraq and the emerging regional disorder (Asia Times)

Chaos theory: ISIS & Western foreign policy (RT)

Media Scam? Iran and America Join Hands in Waging “The Global War on Terrorism”? (4th Media)

Why US looks reluctant to lift santions on Iran’s oil output (Voice of Russia)

The Soaring Profits of the Military-Industrial Complex, The Soaring Costs of Military Casualties (4th Media)

The ISIS in Iraq Stinks of the CIA/NATO ‘Dirty War’ Operation (4th Media)

US Embassy in Ankara: The Headquarter for the ISIS War on Iraq – Hariri Insider (4th Media)

U.S.-backed Wars Leading to Explosion in Populations Being Dislocated (4th Media)

Israel stoking conflict in Iraq, Iran, Syria and the Occupied Territories (WSWS)

ISIS offensive in Iraq exposes French pseudo-left’s support for Syria war (WSWS)

Australian government plans new citizenship and surveillance powers (WSWS)

Freedom Rider: Detroit and Iraq (BAR)

Iraqi troops brings back under their control strategic cities on Syrian, Jordan borders (Voice of Russia)

Iraq, Libya, Syria: Three reasons African Americans should oppose U.S. intervention in Africa (BAR)

Iraq: Need of international consensus (SCF)

The Soaring Profits of the Military-Industrial Complex (James Petras)

US special forces arrive in Iraq (BBC)

Getting Played by ISIS? Welcome to the Club! (China Matters)

The Ghoulish Face of Empire (The Greanville Post)

24 June 2014

American Politics: the Breakdown in Iraq has Begun (NEO)

Unknown planes bomb ISIS positions in N. Iraq, Pentagon denies it’s US (SCF)

Gas Prices ‘Skyrocketing’? You’d Better Duck (FAIR Blog)

Time on Iraq War: What Did We Do to Deserve This? (FAIR Blog)

First US military advisers start operating inIraq – Pentagon (Voice of Russia)

US urges unity to expel Iraq rebels (BBC)

In Iraq we can see clear fingerprints of the Turkish, and Qatari, and the Saudi intelligence – expert (Voice of Russia)

What Did the White House Know? Did Obama Know that ISIS Planned to Invade Iraq? (Global Research)

Iraq: Bagdad Agrees to Immunity from Prosecution for US Military, Obama Could Order Strikes (Global Research)

British, Saudi defense chiefs discuss Iraqi crisis (Voice of Russia)

ISIS takes over Iraq’s main oil refinery at Baiji – reports (SCF)

Middle East Conflict Intensifies: Israel Launches Airstrikes inside Syria (Global Research)

The New Domino (Dissident Voice)

The Human Rights Crisis in Iraq. Bush, Blair, Obama and the Blood of the Innocent (Global Research)

Should Obama Go to Tehran? How a U.S.-Iran “Grand Bargain” Could Help the Crisis in Iraq (Democracy Now!)

Kerry urges Kurds to save Iraq from collapse (Voice of Russia)

Iraq grants US Special Forces ‘acceptable assurances’ on immunity (RT)

Iraq toll ‘more than 1,000 in June’ (BBC)

ISIS in Iraq stinks of CIA/NATO ‘dirty war’ op (RT)

US Secretary of State John Kerry arrives in Iraqi Kurdistan (ITAR-TASS)

The Ghoulish Face of Empire (4th Media)

Iran intensifies security along Iraq border over ISIL advance – media (SCF)

Russian diplomat urges UN to probe into oil exports by terrorists in Syria, Iraq (ITAR-TASS)

In Baghdad, Kerry threatens US military action (WSWS)

Was Iraq War worth the cost? 75% of Americans say no – poll (RT)

Kerry pledges intense, sustained support for Iraq (SCF)

Iraq: Implications of Full-Blown War (SCF)

 

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