Iraq

What Does the US Hope to Achieve in Iraq Through Maintaining its Illegal Presence?

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In 2019, when the US announced to ‘withdraw’ its forces from Syria, it did this only to relocate them to…

Is Iraq between the Hammer and the Anvil?

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“Iraq caught between a rock and a hard place”, “Iraq between the hammer and the anvil” and similar headlines in…

US Actions in Iraq May Reshape the Region to its Disadvantage

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Ever since Qasim Soleimani’s killing in a US drone strike in Iraq, a momentum for driving the US of the region seems to be building up. Iran, of course, is taking the lead, but the fact that other regional countries might also tap into this drive is what making it a potentially powerful geo-political whirlpool that might consume, partially even if not fully, the US military presence…

Unintended Consequences: Did Trump Just Give the Middle East to China and Russia?

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By the series of actions in recent months in Iraq and across the Middle East, Washington has forced a strategic shift towards China and to an extent Russia and away from the United States. If events continue on the present trajectory it can well be that a main reason that Washington backed the destabilization of Assad in Syria, to block…

Expecting the United States to Voluntarily Leave Iraq is Wishful Thinking

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In 1990 Iraq, then under the leadership of its President Saddam Hussein was in dispute with its neighbour Kuwait. The Iraqis accused Kuwait of drilling for oil in such a way as to deplete Iraq’s oil reserves. The Iraqis were incensed by what they perceived as theft of their resources and resolved to take action. Saddam Hussein however…

America Plays Warlord in Iraq – the New Frontline against Iran

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Keeping to a long standing tradition of hawkishness US President Donald Trump, whose campaign ran on the promises of peace and conflict resolution, ordered the deployment of an additional 4000 troops to Kuwait in view of escalating tensions with Iran in neighbouring Iraq. Just when we thought the region could not possibly become more volatile, the United States choose to light…

New Facts Change Everything, the Sickening Truth About Why Iran “Schooled” America

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Information has come to light that indicts the United States not just for the Soleimani killing but also for the over 300 killings during the Iraqi protests in late 2019. In fact, it can be proven that the United States not only organized the protests but also is responsible for killing protestors as well, hundreds of them…

Geopolitical Ramifications of the “Cloak and Dagger” Operation in Iraq

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The murder of the renowned Iranian General Kassem Suleimani, who was in command of Iran’s special operations unit known as the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps, has effectively become the talk of the week, provoking an unprecedented amount of remarks and comments across the media. Now, let’s examine this situation from…

Has Trump set a Precedent for Killing US Personnel?

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The Soleimani funeral is going on as I type. I was lined up for some of the Iranian domestic coverage, but the funeral started earlier than planned which bumped me to tomorrow’s coverage. I had been reviewing the updated coverage, waiting for some of the smoke to clear. Gordon Duff covered for Veterans Today on the early morning coverage…

British “Liberators” are in Fact War Criminals

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The bloody wounds UK has inflicted around the world through its all too often vile foreign policy are still raw. This can not only be said of colonial-era foreign policy, but also of Britain’s contemporary foreign policy. British troops have remained committed to the principles of colonial occupation. It was after the turn of the millennium…

The Day America Turned Bone Mean

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This week a Denver radio host lost his job for saying he wanted a “nice school shooting” to break up coverage of the impeachment fiasco. On the other hand, anyone who follows President Trump’s Twitter feed gets a daily dose of nastiness from the Oval Office. Looking at the big picture, my country may need a great big…

Ayatollah Sistani Defies Iran to Promote Self-Governance in Iraq

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Hailed a liberator and a savior against ISIS after it dedicated its men, military expertise and efforts in neighbouring Iraq, Iran has now become the subject of Iraqis’ ire over its perceived political and ideological patronage, as well as the perceived arrogance with which Tehran has looked upon protesters, advocating violence to quell…


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