Iraq News Links 7-8 July 2014

8 July 2014 19:11:02  —

Viral: Anti-ISIS Syria rebel commander delivers speech with ‘Hello Kitty’ notebook (RT)

China’s ‘Deep Panda’ crew targets Middle East policy wonks – report (The Register)

Analyzing The Finances Of Al Qaeda In Iraq Interview With RAND’s Patrick Johnston (Musings on Iraq)

Iraq: Al-Baghadi Criticizes Wealthy Gulf Leaders, as Russia, Iran, Gun for Him (Juan Cole)

ISIS: It’s Not Just About Iraq and Syria (Real Clear World)

Chinese Hackers Targets US Experts on Iraq (Iraq Business News)

Iran not to interfere in Iraq’s internal affairs, backs its anti-terrorism combat – diplomat (Voice of Russia)

Iraq Watch: Islamic State claims responsibility for suicide bombings, parliament agrees to meet … (Miami Herald)

Iraq Cash Cow: Part III (Veterans Today)

Why ISIS violence in Iraq reminds of the Khmer Rouge tragedy (RT)

Kurdistan and the Caliphate, by Thierry Meyssan (Voltaire Net)

Listen to Black Agenda Radio on the Progressive Radio Network, with Glen Ford and Nellie Bailey – Week of 7/7/14 (BAR)

More than 370000 Newly Displaced People in Iraq (Iraq Business News)

US Shale Operations Cushioning ‘Iraq Effect’ on Oil Prices (Shalestuff)

Iraq militants’ advance casts shadow over Baghdad neighborhood (LA Times)

We Are Mistaken About Iraq (Peace Worker)

Suicide bombings kill eight in Iraq (Voice of Russia)

Control of Terrain in Iraq: July 7, 2014 (ISW Iraq)

Islamic threat is exaggerated by ‘oxygen of publicity,’ says former MI6 chief (RT)

PKK revelations on ISIL attack and creation of “Kurdistan” (Voltaire Net)

Iraq’s Vice President: This Is a Full On Sunni Revolt (The Daily Beast)

Iraq Museum Issues Urgent Plea For Internationl Help As ISIS Expected To Destroy Biblical Artifacts (Pat Dollard)

China pushes for speedy political solution in Iraq (Straits Times)

‘Bandar Bush’ is back calling the shots on ISIL’s advance through Iraq (Intrepid Report)


Poll: Americans Oppose 2003 Iraq Invasion, Oppose Going Back (

What Happens To Cannon Fodder (Dissident Voice)

Whitewashing the failure in Iraq (The Muslim Times)

Iraq parliament balks at resolving leadership crisis (LA Times)

‘Abandoned’ barrels containing deadly sarin seized in rebel-held Syria (RT)

Islamic terror peril hits US giants’ phone wallets (The Register)

7 July 2014

China confirms its support for Iraq against terrorism (The Iraqi Dinar)

Straw’s deceit in his own words (Iraq Inquiry Digest)

Iraq Airstrikes Pound Mosul, Deep in ISIS Territory (

Islamic State abuses in Syria and Iraq Voltaire Net)

July 7th Iraq SITREP by Mindfriedo (Vineyard of the Saker)

Iraq crisis ‘poses economic threat to Lebanon’ (Daily Star)

Saudi Arabia reports shelling along its border with Iraq (Voice of Russia)

Why it’s OK to arm ‘MODERATE’ jihadists in Syria (Oriental Review)

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