Iraq News Links 26-27 June 2014

27 June 2014 20:47:12  — williambowles.info

Moscow hopes military cooperation with Iraq will strengthen its defense capacity (SCF)

Iraq battles for Tikrit while US drones fly over Baghdad (Voice of Russia)

Armed US drones flying over Iraq (BBC)

Who Will Save Iraq? (The Greanville Post)

Imam warns parents over extremism (BBC)

Mosul – Another “Paradise Lost”? (Global Research)

Russia to seek ban on oil export from terrorist groups controlling Iraqi and Syrian territories (Voice of Russia)

Armed CIA drones flying over Baghdad: US official (Veterans Today)

The Syrian Election and ISIS in Iraq (Dissident Voice)

‘ISIS commits mass murder, advertises it’: Iraq executions detailed (RT)

Iraq helicopters fire on university campus in insurgent-held city

Chicago Tribune Tikrit, the hometown of former dictator Saddam Hussein, fell a fortnight ago to Sunnis led by fighters from the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), …

Iraq Buys Used Russian Fighter Jets Amid U.S. Delivery Delay

Bloomberg Iraq has bought used fighter jets from Russia and Belarus to battle Islamist militants after long delays in the delivery of F-16 planes from the U.S. left …

Iraq’s Christian Minority Feels Militant Threat

Wall Street Journal Iraqi Christian families who have fled from Mosul and other nearby towns ahead of advances by Sunni militants gather at a social club in a suburb of …

Iraq Militants Executed 160 Captives -Rights Group

Wall Street Journal The U.S.-based rights group said militants from the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham killed between 160 and 190 men in two locations in Tikrit …

Top Iraqi cleric wants deal on leader soon

Boston Globe BAGHDAD — Iraq’s top Shiite cleric on Friday called on political blocs to agree on the next prime minister before the newly elected parliament sits next …

Iraq’s Christian Minority Feels Militant Threat

Wall Street Journal As Sunni militants of the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham, or ISIS, sweep through the country, the church’s small congregation and makeshift …

Airstrikes in Iraq unlikely absent new leader, officials say

CNN International (CNN) — The United States is unlikely to undertake any military strikes against resurgent extremists in Iraq before a new government is formed, …

Maliki welcomes Syrian air strikes on Iraq – War in Context

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Iraq crisis: Kerry to meet with Saudi king, seeking Sunni Arab restraint

Christian Science Monitor In particular, he is encouraging the region’s Sunni Arabs to tamp down their harsh public criticisms of Iraq’s Shiite prime minister, Nouri al-Maliki, and …

Iraq crisis: Key developments

CNN Baghdad, Iraq (CNN) — Iraqi lawmakers worked Thursday to organize the process for forming a new government — with encouragement from the …

Iraq militants executed at least 160 captives, human rights group says

Fox News The U.S.-based rights group said militants from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant killed between 160 and 190 men in two locations in Tikrit …

On Iraq, Obama has the speech, but ISIS has the territory

CBS News Obama did not necessarily see the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria coming or imagine its cross-border pulverizing of Iraqi forces in Mosul and across …

Iraq hostage crisis: A look at India’s strategic options

Firstpost He also reminds reporters of his earlier statement that the Indian effort to deal with the ongoing Iraq hostage crisis involving 39 Indian construction …

Iraq’s women: ‘It’s only us who understand each other’s reality’

The Guardian Iraqi women, fleeing from a northern Iraqi town, help push a car after it broke down, between the Mosul and the Kurdish city of Irbil, in northern Iraq, …

Iraq crisis: Barack Obama orders ‘Hellfire missile’ drones intoIraq skies

Telegraph.co.uk President Barack Obama has ordered Predator drones armed with Hellfire missiles into the skies above Iraq as he steps up his military involvement in …

Managing the Crisis in Iraq – Fikra Forum

Full Coverage Iraq Opportunity Costs: What America Could Have Had If It Never Invaded

Forbes The 2003 invasion and occupation of Iraq is widely considered to have been one of the biggest military blunders in U.S. history. Its failure to achieve …

Oil Drops as Iraq Violence Seen Sparing Crude Supplies

Bloomberg June 25 (Bloomberg) — Bloomberg View columnist Mohamed El-Erian discusses the potential regional impact of the conflict in Iraq, how borders may …

Iraq might split apart: Shimon Peres

Business Standard Israeli President Shimon Peres warned Wednesday that he was not sure Iraq could remain a united country amid growing sectarian violence, the …

Iraq chaos shows need to revive Panchsheel, says former Chinese leader

The Hindu As India and China on Saturday mark the sixtieth anniversary of their “Panchsheel” or “five principles of peaceful coexistence” agreement, a senior …

Iraq helicopters fire on campus in insurgent-held city

KGMI CRISIS IN IRAQ:Shi’ite volunteers, who have joined the Iraqi army to fight against the predominantly Sunni militants from the radical Islamic State of …

Iraq Is Spending $1 Billion To Build a New Parliament

Defense One As an insurgency threatens to drag Iraq back into sectarian civil war, plans are still underway to build a vast new $1-billion parliamentary complex in …

Iraq Replaces Vietnam as a Metaphor for Tragedy

Highbrow Magazine Then came Iraq. Many comparisons have been made about the two wars. But whatIraq may have finally done is not so much remind us of Vietnam as …

Combat Troops Being Sent Back to Iraq?

 Prison Planet.com ? admin A veteran has contacted Infowars to inform us that his son’s combat unit was told they are being deployed toIraq in February 2015, contradicting …

Is Russia Replacing US in Iraq?

 Informed Comment ? Juan Cole Al-Maliki is widely blamed for the debacle of the past few weeks, in which he has lost a third of his country to the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria.

Christians in Mosul, Iraq, Pay “Protection” Tax

 Prison Planet.com ? admin Since militants from the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria Group (ISIS) seized control of the northern city of Mosul earlier this month, life for Christians in …

Obama Asks For $500 Million To Equip Syrian Rebels As The ISIS Juggernaut InIraq Spreads

 Zero Hedge ? Tyler Durden As the war in Iraq goes from bad to worse, and as the Obama administration is tired of being humiliated by a bunch of extremist Al Qaeda tribesman, …

O’Reilly: ISIS Will Use Iraq as Staging Ground for Terror If US Doesn’t Stop Them

 Fox News Insider – The official blog of Fox News Channel. ? Fox News Insider Wednesday night on The Kelly File, Lt. Col. Ralph Peters called President Obama a “coward” for not making tough decisions on Iraq to defend …

Smoking Iraq

 Cagle.com Premium Cartoon News ? Tim Eagan Smoking Iraq, Political Cartoons, Comics, Editorial Commentary on the latest news, politics, cartoon memes and events around the world.

the ISIS conquest of Iraq leads to Jerusalem – are you ready for

 The Daily Sheeple ? Contributing Author As we witness the brutalization of Iraq by the ISIS terror organization consider this: this Islamic march of death leads to Jerusalem. The leading result of …

Iraq Producing Unusual Mideast Dynamic

 Yeshiva World News ? Y.W. Editor iraq Strange bedfellows, indeed. The Obama administration has found itself in a foreign policy and national security pickle of rare complexity with the …

Brigitte Gabriel: ISIS is a Threat Beyond Iraq

 The Minority Report Blog ? Steve Foley A member of an Iraqi volunteer forces group joins training near the Imam Ali shrine in the southern holy Shiite city of Najaf, Iraq, Thursday, June 26, …

Iraq’s PM al-Maliki Rejects Gov’t of Nat’l Unity as Sunnis Demand he step Down

 Informed Comment ? Juan Cole Iraq’s constitution calls for the president to convene parliament. It then elects a speaker of parliament, who presides over the election of a president of …

War with ISIS ‘AcidTest’ of US-Iraq Ties

 Iraq Business News ? Editor By Andrew Parasiliti for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News.

Iraq Syria Scoreboard

 Cagle.com Premium Cartoon News ? Steve Greenberg Iraq Syria Scoreboard, Political Cartoons, Comics, Editorial Commentary on the latest news, politics, cartoon memes and events around the world.

June 26th IRAQ SITREP by Mindfriedo

 The Vineyard of the Saker ? VINEYARDSAKER: 25th June: The Iranian foreign Ministry has denied that General Qassem Soleimani is in Iraq. The Iranians insist that Iraq has not asked for assistance, …

Nabil Al-Tikriti Discusses Iraq on KPFA and KPFK Pacifica Radio Stations

 EagleEye ? Nabil Al-Tikriti In the course of this discussion, Al-Tikriti described the factors dating back to the 2003 Anglo-American invasion and subsequent occupation of Iraq …

Officials Say Iraq Pullout Hurt US Spying

 Yeshiva World News ? Y.W. Editor 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 …

Partitioning Iraq?

 JustOneMinute ? Tom Maguire The NY Times contemplates the long-term partition of Iraq with little enthusiasm. Redrawn Lines Seen as No Cure in Iraq Conflict. By Robert F. Worth.

10 Reasons Why Iraq’s Bloodbath Is Not W’s Fault

 Conservative Read ? chris 1) In 2011, President Barack Obama pronounced Iraq “self-reliant and democratic,” and “a country in which people from different religious sects and …

Nations Join Conflict In Iraq

 Irvin Baxter Radio Podcast ? endtimedeveloper@gmail.com (Irvin Baxter) Nation after nation is involving itself in the conflict of Iraq. Saudi Arabia is funding ISIS. The United States is funding the Iraq government.

American Blunders in Iraq

 the Dry Bones Blog ? Yaakov Kirschen American Blunders in Iraq. Dry Bones cartoon, kirschen, israel, Obama, Bush, iraq, war, The Americans keep acting upon their own bizarre, naive, …

Mailbag: Iraq, race and racism, soccer rules, and voodoo sciences

 Chaos Manor – Jerry Pournelle ? Jerry Pournelle He and some undercover SOCOM types were in Iraq before the invasion. They were spotting bridges to be hit by our planes. They expected enough …

Iraq Invaders Hell-bent On Creating Islamic State To Be Launchpad For Attacks On US

 DontComply.com ? Phoenix The al Qaeda-linked army now conquering territory in Syria and Iraq ultimately wants its emerging Islamic state to be a launching pad for attacking the …

Authoritarianism’s Damage to Iraq

 The New Middle East ? Eric Davis Failure to provide women a meaningful role in post-Baathist Iraq has prevented 3/5 … Compared to my first trip to Iraq in 1980, two things were striking.

and Baghdad

 Iraq Business News ? Bob Tollast The following article features an interview with Mantid International CEO Ginger Cruz, who returned from a business trip to Iraq last week. Robert.

Syria Is Bombing ISIS In Iraq And Iran Is Flying Drones

 Sweetness & Light ? Steve BAGHDAD (AP) — Syrian warplanes bombed Sunni militants’ positions inside Iraq, military officials confirmed Wednesday, deepening the concerns …

Maliki Compromised CIA Spies in Iraq for Years

 Phantom Report ? stratagem U.S. military advisors arriving in Iraq better be careful who they talk to and where they go: Their Iraq ‘allies’ will almost certainly be spying on them.

Syrian airstrikes in Iraq? Yes or No?

 Penny for your thoughts ? Penny We have read or heard reports that ISIS positions were bombed in Northern Iraq, by Syria. I initially covered these allegations as they were breaking in …

Divergent visions could split Iraq’s revolt

 ThereAreNoSunglasses ? therearenosunglasses Divergent visions could split Iraq’s revolt BAGHDAD/DUBAI: The militants dismantling Iraq’s borders and threatening regional war are far from united …

Kerry hosts Persian Gulf Arab allies for talks on Iraq

 Islamic Invitation Turkey ? furkan furkan US Secretary of State John Kerry has hosted ’emergency talks’ with Washington’s Persian Gulf allies to address the spreading crisis in Iraq, where …

CIA Let Iraq Spy Network Degrade After Occupation Ended

 News From Antiwar.com ? Jason Ditz Officials familiar with the situation are faulting the CIA’s lack of intelligence on Iraq in the lead-up to the ISIS offensive, saying the agency let most of its …

The Saxons Of Iraq

 Irregular Times ? Peregrin Wood Himes said, “Let’s be very clear: Iraq cannot be lost or won. A brutal dictator or the United States military can sit on top of conflicts between Sunni and …

The New Face Of Terror: ISIS’ Rise Pushes Iraq To Brink

 Dead Citizen’s Rights Society ? Paul Lemmen ISIS’ Rise Pushes Iraq to Brink. By SPIEGEL Staff. The jihadist group Islamic State of Iraq and Syria is relatively new on the scene, but its secretive …

What is happening in Iraq?

 Reflections – Deepak Tripathi’s Diary ? deepaktripathi The escalating crisis of recent weeks in Iraq has brought the country under new spotlight. A militant group widely described in the media as the Islamic …

Right-Left protesters join voices opposed to US re-entering Iraq war

 Blade Slices ? Toledo Blade Here’s an iPhone picture of the Right-Left protesters yesterday demonstrating against renewed war in Iraq. It’s just a coincidence but the …

Picture shows armed children recruited by ISIL in Iraq

 Islamic Invitation Turkey ? src asr The number of children killed in the growing conflict in Iraq so far is unknown but footage has shown them being drawn into the bloodshed by extremist …

JIm Brown: A House Divided – In America and Iraq

 Slabbed ? Douglas Handshoe June 19th, 2014. Baton Rouge, Louisiana. A HOUSE DIVIDED-IN AMERICA AND IRAQ! Iraq is imploding as Republicans and Democrats alike are …

Iran will help Iraq within international regulations, if asked: Official

 Islamic Invitation Turkey ? src asr Iran says it is ready to send military equipment to Iraq as the request of the government of Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, a foreign ministry official …

Iraq’s Northern Front Stalemate In Salahaddin

 MUSINGS ON IRAQ ? Joel Wing June 10, 2014 the Iraqi Security Forces (ISF) collapsed in Ninewa province, and the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS) and other insurgent …

Iran reportedly sent military advisers, head of Quds Force to Iraq

 StratRisks ? MichaelVail Iran reportedly has sent military advisers into Iraq and dispatched the head of its infamous Quds Force to help Baghdad strategize in its fight against …

The Chaos In Iraq Is By DESIGN

Infowars 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 …

Russian jets will turn tide

BBC.com Iraq’s Prime Minister Nouri Maliki has told the BBC that he hopes jets from Russia and Belarus will turn the tide against rebels in the coming days.

Obama to Congress: Constitution Gives me Authority to Send Troops to Iraq

Roll Call President Barack Obama told Congress Thursday that he has the authority on his own to send troops to Iraqindefinitely under the Constitution.

Analysis: Iraq producing bizarre Mideast dynamic

News from The Associated Press Analysis: Iraq producing bizarre Mideast dynamic. By MATTHEW LEE AP Diplomatic Writer. AP Photo. Buy AP Photo Reprints. WASHINGTON (AP) …

Iraq confirms Syrian air strikes against Isis militants

BBC.com The prime minister of Iraq has confirmed to BBC News that Syria carried out air strikes on Isis militants this week.

Saudi king orders measures to defend against Iraq jihadists

Yahoo News The announcement comes days after militants from the Islamic State of Iraq and … which also neighbours the kingdom, as they press an offensive in Iraq.

Senate confirms new US ambassadors to Iraq, Egypt

Yahoo News From Yahoo News: WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate has confirmed new U.S. ambassadors to Iraq and Egypt after lengthy delays.

UN triples appeal for aid funding in Iraq

Yahoo News From Yahoo News: The United Nations has tripled its appeal for humanitarian funding for Iraq in 2014 to more than $312 million, with the country …

Iraq intervention, redux?: The folly of ‘humanitarian imperialism’

Al Akhbar English Jean Bricmont’s powerful book Humanitarian Imperialism: Using Human Rights to Sell War, written during the occupation of Iraq, is a timely historical ..

Iraqi PM welcomes Syria air strike on border crossing

BBC.com Prime Minister Nouri Maliki of Iraq has told the BBC he supports an air strike on Islamist militants at a border crossing between Iraq and Syria. Military …

A Crisis in Iraq

Scholastic News Zone President Obama is sending U.S. military advisers to Iraq to offer help against a powerful terrorist group

Re-Living The Iraq War, Ctd

The Dish credit, you’ve been infinitely more candid about how the Iraq debacle changed your views on foreign policy than most writers, and you have enough …

Speculators Exploit Iraq to Spike Oil and Gas Prices

Senator Bernie Sanders – U.S. Senate “I am getting tired of big oil companies and Wall Street speculators using Iraq as an excuse to pump up oil and gas prices,” said Sanders, a member of …

Iraq Exit

Truthdig TAGS: cartoon iraq iraq military iraq war isis middle east politics us iraq us iraq … Iraq in Last Throes as Kurdistan Seeks Independence, Syria and Iran …

Iraq to use newly-acquired warplanes on ISIL within days

Alalam News Network Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki says Iraq will be using “within few days” jet fighter acquired from Russia to pound positions of ISIL terrorists across …

PHOTOS: Iraq villagers flee ISIS advance

Denver Post Media Center In northern Iraq people are fleeing this week’s violence and joining what the United Nations says is the largest worldwide population of displaced …

Rajavi: Mullahs in Iran received Iraq on silver platter

Fox News Video Rajavi: Mullahs in Iran received Iraq on silver platter. Jun. 26, 2014 – 0:27 – Eric Shawn interviews head of the Council of Resistance of Iran.

The Human Narrative in Iraq Still Missing

Common Dreams The Human Narrative in Iraq Still Missing. by Claudia Lefko. A displaced family from Mosul takes refuge in Erbil, Kurdistan in June 2014. (Photo: …

Iraq recaptures strategic university

Press TV The university was seized back from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) militants following the Iraqi army’s helicopter-borne assault on …

Boehner on Iraq: Retreating from the World Stage is Not an Option

Speaker.gov WASHINGTON, DC – Amid the continuing violence in Iraq, House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) today reiterated the need for President Obama to …

Iran’s Leaders on Iraq Crisis and ISIS

The Iran Primer – United States Institute of Peace Iran’s leaders are unified in their support for the Iraqi government against The Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS), which has taken significant territory …

Caliphate being built by ISIS in Iraq: Obama has one in Washington

Allen West Republic While the media wrings its hands over the formation of a caliphate by ISIL in Iraq, we should understand that we have been living under a …

US and Iran Can Save Iraq

Real Clear World To save Iraq from Sunni extremists, Iran is mobilizing its allies in Iraq and promoting collaboration betweenIraq’s government and Syria. Washington …

Iraq and Syria Crisis: Inevitable or America’s Fault?

Latest.com One of the more compelling arguments against any further U.S. intervention in the civil wars in both Iraq and Syria is that these conflicts have been …

Syria strikes Iraq insurgents: Maliki

New Age Syria’s air force struck Sunni militants inside Iraq this week, the prime minister, Nuri al-Maliki, said Thursday, as the British foreign secretary, William …

Iran is Sending Drones, Weapons to Iraq

Tolo News Iran is secretly flying surveillance drones over Iraq and sending military equipment there to help Baghdad in its fight against Sunni insurgents, The …

Surging Violence Against Women in Iraq

Foreign Policy In Focus Being a woman in Iraq was difficult before the current conflict. The current wave of militarization threatens to make life even worse.

State Dept. Aware of Reported Syrian Strikes in Iraq, Calls for Strengthened Iraqi Security Forces

WMJK | Coast Country After Syria allegedly launched strikes against Islamic State of Iraq and Syria targets, the State Department said that it was aware of the reports and did …

This Is What It’s Like to Be a Refugee in Northern Iraq

Medium So it’s not without irony that the semi-autonomous Kurdistan region of Iraq—the safest zone in the country owing to the Kurds’ fearsome peshmerga ..

Bill Clinton blames current Iraq crisis on……Hillary?

The Right Scoop Bill Clinton blames the current Iraq crisis on the fact that we went to war in Iraq in the first place. He said none of this would be happening if we hadn’t …

US Sends 10000 Green Berets To Iraq

Duffel Blog The president told the Pentagon “to send as many green berets to Iraq as we could.”

Top Iraq cleric urges quick PM deal (BBC)

Terror In Iraq: Roots And Motivation By Soraya Sepahpour-Ulrich (InI)

Iraq: The things warmongers said (RT)

Tweet This! The ISIS Terrorists and Social Media By Soraya Sepahpour-Ulrich (InI)

Moscow hopes military cooperation with Iraqwill strengthen its defense capacity (ITAR-TASS)

Russia calls on Syrian government, opposition to unite in fighting terrorism (ITAR-TASS)

‘With Maliki staying in govt, the splitting up of Iraqis inevitable’ (RT)

The beginnings of the angry Muslim (Asia Times)

Fear and loathing at Hotel Babylon (Asia Times)

Dozens of Chinese workers evacuated in northern Iraq (SCF)

‘Fueling Syrian war is last roll of dice for US & it’s not working’ (RT)

Hague in talks with Kurdish leaders (BBC)

What Americans Need to Know About the History of Spying (WashingtonsBlog)

Region-wide war threatens as Iraqi state disintegrates (WSWS)

Afghanistan ‘won’t mirror Iraq’ (BBC)

Russian jets to aid the fight against Sunni rebels in Iraq – PM Maliki (RT)

Israel says disintegration in Iraq may lead to independent Kurdish state (RT)

ISIS and Wall Street’s Plan for Sectarian War (NEO)

Detroit and Iraq: Plundered by the Same Bandits (SCF)

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Maliki: Russian jets will turn tide (BBC)

White House requests $500 million to aid Syrian rebels (RT)

Most Americans want US to do less overseas – survey (Voice of Russia)

Iraq’s Depleted Uranium Threat: USA’s Deadly Legacy (Global Research)

Russell Brand: ‘Fanatical, terrorist, propagandist’ Fox News is ‘more dangerous than ISIS’ (VIDEO) (RT)

Iraq crisis sees battle lines redrawn (BBC)

The Chaos in Iraq is by Design. The Goal is to “Break up the Country” (WashingtonsBlog)

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